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

Water Board staff has proposed a Basin Plan amendment to which would 1) correct errors in freshwater objective calculation formulas for selected metals to be consistent with the California Toxics Rule (CTR) or National Toxics Rule (NTR), from where these objectives originate; 2) clarify that additional applicable policies, regulations, and guidance aside from the State Implementation Policy (SIP) may be relied on when developing dilution credits for non-priority pollutants; 3) allow establishment of alternative cyanide dilution credits and mercury concentration triggers to reflect changes in wastewater treatment operations that implement water recycling projects, water conservation, or use new materials in industrial production processes; and 4) general cleanup to add clarifications, update obsolete information, and improve document formatting. Please visit the NPDES Corrections project page to learn more.

The Public Notice and the draft Staff Report are available below. The draft Staff Report includes a description of the proposed changes, the rationale for the proposed changes, a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis, a demonstration of the consistency of the proposed amendment with federal and state antidegradation policies and antibacksliding requirements, and a CEQA environmental checklist, which serves in its entirety as a substitute CEQA environmental document.



  • 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

San Mateo County’s Local Agency Management Program (San Mateo LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) is available for public comment in advance of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval. The draft Water Board approval letter is also available for public comment. Approval will authorize San Mateo County to continue to manage OWTS within its jurisdiction in accordance with the State Water Resources Control Board’s Water Quality Control Policy for the Siting, Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS Policy). The public comment period is closed.

Site Cleanup

Site Cleanup Requirement Rescission for Pennzoil-Quaker State, for the facility located at 2015 Grand Street in Alameda. The public comment period is closed.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
9/7/2023 - 9/28/2023 25 Brookbank Rd. Orinda Erosion Control Project Orinda, Contra Costa County
9/8/2023 - 9/29/2023 CA ERFO PORE 2023-1(1) - Palomarin Road Emergency Repairs Unincorporated, Marin County
9/8/2023 - 9/29/2023 Viansa Emergency Flap Gate Repair Project Unincorporated, Sonoma County
9/8/2023 - 9/29/2023 Sand Hill Farm Emergency Culvert Replacement Unincorporated, San Mateo County
9/8/2023 - 9/29/2023 Berryessa Mixed Use Project San Jose, Santa Clara County
9/14/2023 - 10/5/2023 Rubber Dam 3 and Kaiser Pond Fish Screen facility Fremont, Alameda County
9/15/2023 - 10/6/2023 D-1420 and D-1506 Dig Projects Martinez, Contra Costa County
9/15/2023 - 10/6/2023 Corta Madera Creek Bank Repair Emergency Project Woodside, San Mateo County
9/15/2023 - 10/6/2023 Hauke Pedestrian Bridge Reclaimed Water Replacement Mill Valley, Marin County
9/19/2023 - 10/10/2023 ACWD Vallecitos Channel Post-Storm Repair Work Unincorporated, Alameda County
9/19/2023 - 10/10/2023 1435 Butterfield Rd San Anselmo, Marin County
9/19/2023 - 10/10/2023 6401 Lucas Valley Rd Nicasio, Marin County
9/20/2023 - 10/11/2023 Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
9/21/2023 - 10/12/2023 Willow Commons Residential Community Portola Valley, San Mateo County
9/21/2023 - 10/12/2023 Lucas Valley Road Gasoline Spill Infrastructure Removal Project Unincorporated, Marin County

Storm Water

Public Notice for a Tentative Order amending the Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit (MRP). Details about the Tentative Order, the public comment period, and the public hearing, are provided in the Public Notice.

Waste Discharge Requirements