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




  • 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. Any written comments must be submitted to the Regional Water Board office by June 29, 2018.

This matter will be considered by the Regional Water Board during its regular meeting on September 12, 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
5/25/2018 - 6/15/2018 Hetfield Estates Moraga, Contra Costa Co.
5/25/2018 - 6/15/2018 Harwood and Keystone Creeks Crossing Stabilization Project Half Moon Bay, San Mateo Co.
5/25/2018 - 6/15/2018 E-003 Outfall Repair Project Rodeo, Contra Costa Co.
5/25/2018 - 6/15/2018 Speedway Sonoma LLC Sears Point, Sonoma Co.
6/1/2018 - 6/22/2018 Decarle Emergency Repair St. Helena, Napa Co.
6/1/2018 - 6/22/2018 South San Ramon Creek Erosion Repair-California High School San Ramon, Contra Costa Co.
6/1/2018 - 6/22/2018 201 Chula Vista Ephemeral Drainageway Improvement San Rafael, Marin Co.
6/1/2018 - 6/22/2018 6500 Lakeville Highway Waterfront Improvements Sonoma Co.
6/1/2018 - 6/22/2018 Oyster Point Marina - SSF Ferry Terminal South San Francisco, San Mateo Co.
6/1/2018 - 6/22/2018 Crow Canyon Road MSE Wall Erosion Repair San Ramon, Contra Costa Co.
6/9/2018 - 6/30/2018 Cordilleras Creek Routine Maintenance-2018 Redwood City, San Mateo Co.
6/9/2018 - 6/30/2018 Arroyo San Jose Site 3 Emergency Repair Novato, Marin Co.
6/9/2018 - 6/30/2018 Blackhawk Country CIub Pond 11 Silt Removal Danville, Contra Costa Co.
6/9/2018 - 6/30/2018 459 Willow Street Bank Stabilization Project San Jose, Santa Clara Co.
6/9/2018 - 6/30/2018 Phase I - Upper York Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project St. Helena, Napa Co.
6/9/2018 - 6/30/2018 Vallejo Ferry Terminal Dredging Project Vallejo, Solano Co.
6/9/2018 - 6/30/2018 Linton Terrace Embankment Stabilization-Culvert Replacement Martinez, Contra Costa Co.
6/13/2018 – 7/13/2018 CEQA Supplemental Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Point Reyes National Seashore Road Improvement and Maintenance Project Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co.
6/15/2018 - 7/6/2018 Napa County Stream Maintenance Program Napa, Napa Co.
6/15/2018 - 7/6/2018 Flanders Ottolini Ranch Wet Meadow-Pasture Headcut Repairs Woodacre, Marin Co.
6/15/2018 - 7/6/2018 Sewer - Water Main - Cherry Crk Pump Sta Rehab And Replacement Project Hillsborough, San Mateo Co.
6/15/2018 - 7/6/2018 Station Vallejo Vallejo, Solano Co.
6/15/2018 - 7/6/2018 Buchanan Field Airport Business Park Project Concord, Contra Costa 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.