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

NEW – August 18, 2020: A proposed Basin Plan amendment is available for public review. The amendment would adopt chlorine water quality objectives for the protection of aquatic life beneficial uses in marine, estuarine, and freshwaters and replace the existing total residual chlorine technology-based effluent limitation with new water quality-based effluent limitations to be implemented in the region’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits. Send written comments to by no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2020. The Water Board will consider this Basin Plan amendment (Chlorine Amendment) in a hearing to be held on November 18, 2020.



  • 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

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 open until October 21, 2020.

FACT SHEET - Invitation to Comment Draft Remedial Plan for the Tank Farm Area and Draft Risk Management Plan for the Development Area, Former Potrero Power Plant, 1201 Illinois et, San Francisco



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
9/4/2020 - 9/24/2020 Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project Drilling Program Plan 7 Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County
9/4/2020 - 9/24/2020 Richmond Country Club Residential Project Richmond, Contra Costa County
9/11/2020 - 10/2/2020 Pillar Point Harbor West Trail Living Shoreline Project Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
9/11/2020 - 10/2/2020 PG&E Intake Steel Plate Dam Maintenance Project Rodeo, Contra Costa County
9/11/2020 - 10/2/2020 Sunnyvale WPCP Emergency Repairs Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
9/11/2020 - 10/2/2020 Riparian Restoration at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park Sonoma County
9/18/2020 - 10/9/2020 Terminal Four Wharf, Warehouse, and Piling Removal Project Richmond, Contra Costa County
9/18/2020 - 10/9/2020 PG&E Ravenswood Tower 001/007 Emergency Tower Replacement Project San Mateo County
9/18/2020 - 10/9/2020 Belmont Creek Dredging Belmont, San Mateo County
9/25/2020 - 10/16/2020 Mountain Lake, Presidio of San Francisco San Francisco, San Francisco County
9/25/2020 - 10/16/2020 Pile Repair-Replacement Loch Lomond Marina San Rafael, Marin County

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Urban Stormwater

The California Department of Transportation (Department) has submitted its Trash Control Implementation Workplan for the San Francisco Bay Region (Workplan) and a Trash Reduction Feasibility Study Report (Feasibility Study). The Workplan and Feasibility Study are requirements of Cease and Desist Order No. R2-2019-0007, issued to the Department on February 13, 2019.

The Workplan and Feasibility Study are available for public review by contacting Derek Beauduy at or (510) 622-2348.