TMDL Links

The Regional Monitoring Program (RMP)
The Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) monitors pollutant concentrations in water, sediments, and fish and shellfish tissue in the San Francisco Estuary (San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta). Many San Francisco Bay Region TMDL Projects use data collected by the RMP. The RMP is a collaboration between the San Francisco Estuary Institute, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board, and the region’s regulated discharger community. For more information about pollutant monitoring in the Bay Area, see the Water Board’s Monitoring and Assessment page.

The following links are provided for information only and do not indicate an endorsement by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Legal Authorities

Clean Water Act Section 303(d) [33 USC 1313. Water Quality Standards and Implementation Plans]
Code of Federal Regulations concerning TMDLs (PDF file)

Government Agency Sites

State of California Cal EPA
Department of Fish and Game
Department of Pesticide Regulations

State Water Resources Control Board
Statewide TMDL Information
Political/Legislative documents related to TMDL development

National Agricultural Library, Water Quality Information Center - TMDLs
National Fish and Wildlife Service
National Resource Conservation Service(water quality and quantity page)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Main TMDL Site
US. EPA Region 9 TMDL Site (Serving AZ, CA, HI, NV, Pacific Isles, and over 140 Tribal Nations)
EPA-Established TMDLs in Region 9
Handbook for Developing Watershed TMDLs
EPA-Watersheds Page

U.S. Geological Survey
USGS Role in TMDL Assessments - USGS Fact Sheet FS-130-01
USGS Water Resources Division

Non-Profits and Trade Associations

Association of California Water Agencies
National Association of Clean Water Agencies ("Evaluating TMDLs; Protecting the Rights of POTWs")
California Water Environment Association
Water Environment Federation