Section 401 Water Quality Certification Public Notice

USS-POSCO State-of-the-Art Fish Screen Replacement Project


The San Francisco Region Water Quality Control Board is currently reviewing an application for the following project for water quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. We encourage public comments on the proposed work, which will be considered in the decision on certification. You may submit comments on this project to the staff member below.


Project Name:

USS-POSCO State-of-the-Art Fish Screen Replacement Project
City/County:

Pittsburg, Contra Costa County
Comment Period:

5/28/2021 - 6/20/2021
Project Description:

Replacement of a fish screen system with a state-of-the-art fish screen in front of the current UPI intake structure to protect aquatic life from impingement and entrainment. UPI is due to renew its NPDES permit which prompted 40 CFR 122.21(r) Application requirements for facilities with cooling water intake structures. The project’s purpose is to install a new fish intake screen meeting criteria specified by ‘40 CFR 125.94(c) BTA Standards for Impingement Mortality’ and ‘Fish Screening Criteria for Anadromous Salmonids’, NOAA NMFS.
Project Files:

Contact Staff for files
Staff Contact:

Kathryn Hart
(510) 622-2356
Water Quality Control Board
1515 Clay Street, Ste 1400
Oakland, CA 94612