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

The Water Board will hold a hearing (public notice) on November 10, 2021 to consider adopting a resolution approving the 2021 Triennial Review of the Basin Plan and associated list of prioritized Basin Planning Projects. The Staff Report (available here) is now available for review, and comments are due on October 13, 2021.



  • 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

Site Cleanup

1014 Chesley Avenue - Response Plan Fact Sheet

Notice of Avaliablilty of Public Review and Notice of Intent to Adopt an Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negtive Declaration for Shell Alameda Distribution Center Remediation Project. The public comment review period is closed.

United Technologies Corporation is currently in the process of transferring ownership of approximately 1,521 acres of the western portion of the site (the Coyote Ridge Parcel) to the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency. This Order rescinds Order No. R2-2015-0025, and amends Order No. R2-2012-0019 to recognize additional property transfer.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

NEW – Notice of Availability of an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the North Bay Wetland Mitigation Bank

Comment Period Project Name City/County
8/13/2021 - 9/11/2021 Mountain Lake Walkway Rehabilitation Project San Francisco, San Francisco County
8/21/2021 - 9/11/2021 716 West I Street, Benicia Benicia, Solano County
8/21/2021 - 9/11/2021 Marshall Tavern Inn Marshall, Marin County
8/21/2021 - 9/11/2021 1 Sacramento Avenue Subdivision San Anselmo, Marin County
8/21/2021 - 9/11/2021 J Ranch Spring Redevelopment at Point Reyes National Seashore Pont Reyes National Seashores, Marin County
8/21/2021 - 9/11/2021 Seeger Dam Marin County
8/21/2021 - 9/11/2021 Irwin Creek Culvert Rehabilitation Project, MRN-101-PM 11.30 San Rafael, Marin County
8/27/2021 - 9/17/2021 East Harbor Angled Boring San Francisco, San Francisco County
8/27/2021 - 9/17/2021 297 The Alameda in San Anselmo San Anselmo, Marin County
8/27/2021 - 9/17/2021 Test Well Drilling for Lower Alameda Creek Restoration Project Fremont, Alameda County
8/27/2021 - 9/17/2021 EA 4J750 (Ala 84 Outer Separation Barrier Project) Fremont, Alameda County
9/4/2021 - 9/23/2021 City of Pleasanton's Stream and Pond Maintenance Project Pleasanton, Alameda County
9/4/2021 - 9/23/2021 Hal Brown Park Tidal Restoration Project Marin County
9/10/2021 - 10/1/2021 East Ranch Development Project Dublin, Alameda County

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Notice of Pending Attorney General Referral Resolution, Param and Amandeep Dhillon, Vallejo, Solano County. The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board will consider this item at its September 8, 2021, meeting. Written comments must be submitted no later than August 13, 2021, by 5:00 p.m.

  • Public Notice
  • Transmission Letter
  • Draft Attorney General Referral Resolution
  • Stormwater

    Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit Reissuance

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) staff has prepared a Tentative Order for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit covering municipal stormwater discharges from entities in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano counties listed in the documents linked below. The Tentative Order, also referred to as the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit or MRP, will replace the Permittees’ existing permit.

    The Tentative Order, including Fact Sheet, is available and posted below for a 60-day public review and comment period. Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 9, 2021, and can be submitted to the following email address: They may also be sent to: Derek Beauduy, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board, 1515 Clay St., Suite 1400, Oakland, CA 94612.

    The Water Board will hold a public workshop hearing on October 12 & 13, 2021, where it will consider and receive public comments on the Tentative Order. Please refer to the Public Notice document linked below for further information.

    The Water Board plans to consider adoption of the Tentative Order at a hearing in February 2022.

    If you have questions regarding this matter, please contact Derek Beauduy at (510) 622-2348 or via email to