Public Notices and Documents for Review

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings

How to Participate

Board Meetings

Basin Planning and TMDLs

On September 12, 2018, the Water Board will hold a hearing to consider a resolution adopting the list of prioritized basin planning projects resulting from the 2018 Triennial Review of the Basin Plan. Documents related to the Triennial Review are available on the Basin Planning website. Written comments from the public and interested parties on the staff report and prioritized list of basin planning projects will be accepted for thirty (30) days, until 5:00 p.m. on August 20, 2018.


New – August 2018

The Water Board will consider adoption of a tentative Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Grazing Operations in the Tomales Bay Watershed at its October 10, 2018, meeting.  The tentative Conditional Waiver renews a Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Grazing adopted in 2013 for the Tomales Bay watershed.

The 30-day public comment period will begin on August 3, 2018, and close at 5 p.m. on September 4, 2018. The tentative Conditional Waiver and supporting documents are available for review at:




  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Water Board is considering approval of Alameda County's Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS). The LAMP is applicable to all OWTS in Alameda County. Approval of the LAMP will find that the LAMP is in compliance with the State Water Board's 2012 OWTS Policy, and authorize Alameda County Department of Environmental Health to permit and regulate OWTS within the County in accord with the LAMP. Water Board staff has prepared a public notice document, which is the first document listed here below, and which explains the contents of the other five attachments.

Site Cleanup

A Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is being considered for Thompson Development, Inc., City of Novato, Marin County. The RAP describes remediation activities to improve subsurface soil and groundwater conditions to meet residential cleanup standards in preparation for the development of Hamilton Square Townhomes at 970 C Street, City of Novato. A RAP, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and Soil Management Plan comprise the entire RAP and are available for review. The public comment period is now closed.

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board has prepared this Fact Sheet to inform the community of a revised corrective action plan (CAP) for the SFPP, L.P. Concord Station bulk fuel terminal located at 1550 Solano Street in Concord, Contra Costa County. The revised CAP presents the proposed onsite and offsite cleanup actions to address petroleum impacted soil, soil gas, and groundwater resulting from historical operations.
A Rescission of Site Cleanup Requirements is being considered for Shore Terminals LLC and Wickland Oil Company, Shore Terminals LLC Selby, Crockett, Contra Costa County. The Order rescinds R2-2004-0064 because all tasks have been completed. The Terminal qualifies for low-threat closure. The public comment period is now closed.

A Tentative Order for cleanup of contaminated groundwater, soil and soil vapor is being considered for the Former Unocal station at 7455 Redwood Blvd. in Novato. The public comment period is closed. This matter was originally scheduled to be considered by the Regional Water Board during its regular meeting on September 12, 2018. This matter is now scheduled for a hearing during the Regional Water Board meeting of October 10, 2018. The meeting will start at 9:00 am and will be held on the ground floor auditorium of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, California.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
7/27/2018 - 8/17/2018 Moraga Creek Bank Stabilization-Shapiro Property Moraga, Contra Costa Co.
7/27/2018 - 8/17/2018 East-West Water Transmission Pipeline Project-Segment 4 Fairfield, Solano Co.
7/27/2018 - 8/17/2018 San Francisco Public Utility Commission Ornellas Upper Pond Restoration Project Sunol, Alameda Co.
7/27/2018 - 8/17/2018 San Francisco Public Utility Commission Ornellas Lower Pond Restoration Project Sunol, Alameda Co.
8/3/2018 - 8/24/2018 Potrero Power Plant Redevelopment Geotechnical Exploration San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
8/3/2018 - 8/24/2018 Maintenance Cleaning of Sediment - Culverts MP 0.18 Olema Bolinas Road Marin Co.
8/3/2018 - 8/24/2018 Landry B Trails Project Napa, Napa Co.
8/3/2018 - 8/24/2018 Milepost 5.85 Marshall Petaluma Road Petaluma, Marin Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 Port of Redwood City Wharves 1 and 2 Redevelopment Project Redwood City, San Mateo Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 Belvedere Land Company Belvedere, Marin Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 Glen Cove Marina Maintenance Dredging 2018 Vallejo, Solano Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 First Street - Mahon Creek Bank Repair San Rafael, Marin Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 Burlingame Point Pedestrian Bridge Burlingame, San Mateo Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 Suisun Creek Bank Repair Project Fairfield, Solano Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 Spotorno Ranch Pleasanton, Alameda Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 1st Street & Mahon Creek Retaining Wall Repair San Rafael, Marin Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 Fire Boat Station 35 at Pier 22.5 San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
8/10/2018 - 8/31/2018 Bank Stabilization and Repair Project Pittsburg, Contra Costa Co.
8/16/2018 – 9/14/2018 CEQA for Muir Woods Salmon Habitat Enhancement and Bridge Replacement Project Marin Co.
8/17/2018 - 9/7/2018 Beach Road Seawall Toe Stabilization Project Belvedere, Marin Co.
8/17/2018 - 9/7/2018 Ballena Bay Canal Floating Breakwater System Replacement Alameda, Alameda Co.
8/17/2018 - 9/7/2018 240 Lindenbrook Road Woodside, San Mateo Co.
8/17/2018 - 9/7/2018 2018 Ignacio Mare Island #1 Piling Inspections and Geotech Investigation Solano Co.
8/17/2018 - 9/7/2018 Geotechnical Investigations for Seawall Repair Projects San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
8/17/2018 - 9/7/2018 Pescadero Creek Habitat Enhancement Project San Mateo Co.
8/17/2018 - 9/7/2018 Schevill and Hayes Properties - Emergency Slope Repair Berkeley, Alameda Co.
8/17/2018 - 9/7/2018 21710 Via Regina Road Saratoga, Santa Clara Co.

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Urban Stormwater

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) invites public comments on the following: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) specific permit requirements for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ, NPDES Permit No. CAS000001, as directed by Section VI and Attachment E of the General Permit. After receiving public comment, the Regional Water Board will submit the proposed TMDL - permit specific requirements to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) for the State Water Board to consider adoption and incorporation into the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharges associated with Industrial Activities (Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ). The Regional Water Board will take no formal action regarding the proposed TMDL-specific permit language. The comment period is now closed.