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 San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is accepting public comments on a proposed amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay Basin (Basin Plan). The proposed Basin Plan amendment provides information related to the challenge of climate change in the region, including to its aquatic habitats, and the Water Board’s participation in various regional efforts to address climate change. The amendment also provides information to assist in the planning and development of climate adaptation and other shoreline projects, based on the Water Board’s review of the evolving climate change science and its knowledge and expertise in coastal and estuarine management and permitting. The amendment also updates references, corrects errors, and makes minor, non-substantive edits for clarity. The amendment is informational and contains no new regulations. Comments on the proposed amendment are due May 15, 2024; please see the public notice linked below for more information.

Staff Report: Basin Plan Amendment on Climate Change

Basin Plan Amendment on Climate Change



  • 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

Site Cleanup Requirement Rescission for The Former East Palo Alto Area, for 29 properties located within the boundaries of what was formerly known as the East Palo Alto Industrial Area (EPAIA) and/or the Ravenswood Industrial Area (RIA) in East Palo Alto, San Mateo County.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
5/24/2024 - 6/13/2024 Site-Bank and Off-Site Sediment Cleanup Project Redwood City, San Mateo County
5/30/2024 - 6/19/2024 R-1334 Erosion Mitigation Emergency Repairs Unincorporated, San Mateo County
5/30/2024 - 6/19/2024 Brackish Water Desalination Plant Feasibility Study of the Guadalupe River San Jose, Santa Clara County
5/31/2024 - 6/20/2024 Vallejo Yacht Club Maintenance Dredging Project Vallejo, Solano County
6/4/2024 - 6/24/2024 Guadalupe River at Willow Emergency Bank Stabilization San Jose, Santa Clara County
6/4/2024 - 6/24/2024 Turner Dam Spillway Rock Repair Sunol, Alameda County
6/5/2024 - 6/25/2024 Crockett Cogeneration Plant Seawall Repairs Crockett, Contra Costa County
6/5/2024 - 6/25/2024 Chicken Ranch Beach Wetland Enhancement Project Inverness, Marin County
6/6/2024 - 6/26/2024 San Pedro Creek Bank Stabilization - Creekside HOA Reach- Western Site Pacifica, San Mateo County
6/11/2024 - 7/1/2024 Pier 39 Pile Repairs San Francisco, San Francisco County
6/11/2024 - 7/1/2024 Conley Ranch Calistoga Calistoga, Napa County
6/12/2024 - 7/2/2024 Castro Valley Creek Stabilization Castro Valley, Alameda County
6/12/2024 - 7/2/2024 Phillips 66 MOTEMS Concrete Repairs (Richmond Marine Terminal) Richmond, Contra Costa County


Storm Water

Public Notice for Tentative Orders terminating Cease and Desist Orders issued to County of Alameda, City of Hercules, City of Livermore, City of Pinole, and City of Vallejo and Vallejo Flood and Waste Water District. Details about the Tentative Orders, the public comment period, and the public hearing, are provided in the Public Notice.


Waste Discharge Requirements