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

Invitation for Public Comment on the Draft Feasibility Study and Remedial Action Plan for the Pier 39 to Pier 45 Sediment Investigation Area in San Francisco. The public comment period is October 20 through November 19, 2021.

Notice of Availability of Public Review and Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Pier 39 to Pier 43.5 Sediment Remediation Project in San Francisco. The public comment period is October 20 through November 19, 2021.

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
10/1/2021 - 10/22/2021 Whole Foods Sinkhole Project Mill Valley, Marin County
10/9/2021 - 10/30/2021 Midpen Open Space Maintenance and Restoration Program San Mateo County
10/15/2021 - 11/5/2021 Richardson Bay Marina Sausalito, Marin County
10/22/2021 - 11/12/2021 Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project Ross, Marin County
10/22/2021 - 11/12/2021 Suisun Multi-Family Project Suisun City, Solano County
10/22/2021 - 11/12/2021 Ameresco Keller Canyon RNG LLC Renew Natural Gas Proc Fac and Pipeline Proj Pittsburg, Contra Costa County
10/22/2021 - 11/12/2021 Pier 3 Pile Repairs San Francisco, San Francisco County

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board


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 16, 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