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

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Basin Planning and TMDLs

The Water Board is soliciting public comment on the proposed revisions to the list of impaired waters under Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The 303(d) listing recommendations are included in the Clean Water Act Sections 303(d) and 305(b) 2016 Integrated Report for the San Francisco Bay Region (Integrated Report) and are specific to waters in the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board). The 30-day public comment period will begin on February 10, 2017 and close at 5 p.m. on March 13, 2017. The proposed revisions are available for review at:



NEW - December 2016

The public comment period on the draft General WDRs and draft environmental impact report (EIR) for Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds is now closed.



  • 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 Santa Clara County's Local Agency Management Plan (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The LAMP is applicable to all OWTS in Santa Clara County. Approval of the LAMP will find that the LAMP is in compliance with the State Water Board's 2012 OWTS Policy, and authorize Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health to permit and regulate OWTS within the County in accord with the LAMP. Water Board staff have prepared a Memorandum describing the matter and recommending approval of the LAMP. The public comment period is closed.

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.

A Draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and Associated Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (included as Appendix D of the RAP) are being considered for the Northeast Area of the Potrero Power Plant Site and a Portion of the Southeast Area of Pier 70, former Potrero Power Plant, 1201 Illinois Street, City and County of San Francisco. The RAP describes remediation activities which include in-situ solidification and limited excavation/offsite disposal of soil to address impacts primarily resulting from former manufactured gas operations. The comment period is now closed. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing (by letter or e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Mark Johnson
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612


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 Site Cleanup Requirements Order is being considered for OEA Aerospace, Fairfield, Solano County. The Order would require investigation and restoration of water quality by addressing groundwater contamination caused by historic releases to soil and groundwater at the Site, to a level that is protective of human health, safety, and the environment, and to ensure that the beneficial uses of water resources are maintained considering both current and reasonably foreseeable future land and water uses. The Dischargers have discharged constituents of concern, including VOCs and perchlorate, to soil and groundwater underlying the Site. The public comment period is now closed. On April 12, 2017, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed excavation soil and sediment contaminated with PCBs and metals along drainage channels IR 6 primary, IR 6 secondary, and IR 8, and replacement with clean fill. IR 6 and IR 8 drainage channels are located at the SLAC-National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) adjacent to Menlo Park in unincorporated San Mateo County on property owned by Stanford University. Activities at SLAC, which opened in 1962, have resulted in soil and groundwater pollution, the investigation and remediation of which has been governed by successive cleanup and abatement orders issued by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region (Regional Water Board). The public comment period is now closed. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing (by letter or e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Nathan King
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Fax: 510-622-3966

A Tentative Order that would rescind Site Cleanup Requirements is being considered for Five Star Cleaners at 2145 Rumrill Boulevard in San Pablo, Contra Costa County. The Order rescinds R2-2011-0040 because tasks in that Order have been completed and risk management measures have been implemented at the Site. The case qualifies for low-threat closure. The comment period is now closed. Regional Water Board staff is processing received comments.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
9/22/2017 - 10/13/2017 Bel Marin Keys Unit V (BMK) Levee Maintenance Marin Co.
9/22/2017 - 10/13/2017 San Anselmo Concrete Removal Reach 1 and 2 San Anselmo, Marin Co.
9/29/2017 - 10/20/2017 Zeiss Graphite Development Project Dublin, Alameda Co.
9/29/2017 - 10/20/2017 Permanent Creek Bank Stabilization Los Altos, Santa Clara Co.
9/29/2017 - 10/20/2017 Restoration of Babb Creek at Squeri Trailer Repair San Jose, Santa Clara Co.
9/29/2017 - 10/20/2017 BHR Stock Pond Rehabilitation Sunol, Alameda Co.
9/29/2017 - 10/20/2017 PL-84-99 Repairs on Arroyo de la Laguna Alameda Co.
9/29/2017 - 10/20/2017 McNears Swim Buoy Replacement Project San Rafael, Marin Co.
9/29/2017 - 10/20/2017 Nichelini Vineyard Napa Co.
9/29/2017 - 10/20/2017 John F. Kennedy Park Boat Ramp Napa, Napa Co.
10/03/2017 - 10/27/2017 Dutra Haystack Asphalt Plant Project Petaluma, Sonoma Co.
10/06/2017 - 10/27/2017 Arroyo Del Valle Pedestrian Bridge Project Alameda Co.
10/06/2017 - 10/27/2017 MSI Pile Repair Redwood City, San Mateo Co.
10/06/2017 - 10/27/2017 Middle Mixer Valley-Oxidizer Rd Drainage Cleanup-Rest Santa Clara Co.
10/06/2017 - 10/27/2017 Austin Creek Flood Protection Maintenance Project Vallejo, Solano Co.
10/06/2017 - 10/27/2017 American Canyon Routine Creek Maintenance Activities American Canyon, Napa Co.
10/06/2017 - 10/27/2017 Oakland International Airport Perimeter Dike FEMA Project Oakland, Alameda Co.
10/13/2017 - 11/3/2017 San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor - West Basin San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
10/13/2017 - 11/3/2017 Encinal Beach Restoration Project Alameda, Alameda Co.
10/13/2017 - 11/3/2017 Carmen Street Bank Stabilization Project Fremont, Alameda Co.
10/13/2017 - 11/3/2017 Phase 1 of Interstate 680 Northbound HOV Lane Project Sunol, Alameda Co.
10/13/2017 - 11/3/2017 Pt. Isabel Water Access and Shoreline Richmond, Contra Costa Co.
10/13/2017 - 11/3/2017 Seymour Ditch Half Moon Bay, Alameda Co.
10/13/2017 - 11/3/2017 American Canyon Routine Creek Maintenance Activities Section C American Canyon, Napa 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.