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October 14, 2009 Board Meeting Agenda Package

The Water Board held a hearing on May 13, 2009 to receive testimony on the February 11, 2009 Revised Tentative Order. Staff presentation at the Hearing is available below:

The Revised Tentative Order, Fact Sheet, and Redline/Strikeout Comparison of the Revised Tentative Order with the December 14, 2007 Tentative Order are available here: A Summary of Major Revisions in Response to Comments is available here: A more detailed summary response to comments will be made available the first week of March.

Word Versions of the Revised Tentative Order and Fact Sheet

December 14, 2007 Tentative Order, Comments and Additional Information and Documents

Municipal Regional Permit Archive:

Comments on the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Administrative Draft Permit Received July 13, 2007

ACWD water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Comments 7-13-07 (pdf)
Alameda County Water District GW (pdf)
Alameda Countywide CWP comments on May 1 (pdf)
BASMAA letter re RWB May 2007 (pdf)
Bay Planning Coalition (pdf)
BayKeeper 7.16.2007 (pdf)
BERG and Berg Comments 7-13-07 (pdf)
Berkeley 07-0713-COB Comments on Draft (pdf)
mrp 7-13-07 (pdf)
mrp - Letter 7-13-06 (pdf)
mrpresponse7-13-07 (pdf)
City of Concord Comments 7-13-07 (pdf)
mrp Comment on Admin draft- July 13 07 (2) (pdf)
City of Menlo Park Comments 7-9-07 (pdf)
mrp Comments (pdf)
mrp July 13, 2007 (pdf)
mrp Comment Letter July 07 (pdf)
Contech water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp comments 071207 (pdf)
Dublin water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Comments 7-13-07 (pdf)
Fairfield-Suisun Letter to RB on water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp 071207 (pdf)
Moraga Comment Signature page 7-13-07 (pdf)
mrp Comments Letter (pdf)
NRDC Comment Draft water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp FINAL 7.12.07 (pdf)
Oakley Comment Letter First and Last pages (pdf)
Oakley Comments on water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp 7-13-07 (pdf)
Orinda_ water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp 13 July 2007 (pdf)
Roger James - Regional Storm Water Permit- Administrative Draft Comments (pdf)
San Jose water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Admin Draft Comments - 071307 (pdf)
San Mateo Countywide WPPP Comment Letter 071307 (pdf)
San Pablo Comment Letter (pdf)
Saratoga Comment Letter 07-12-07 (pdf)
mrp Comments 7-13-07 (pdf)
mrp 7-13-07 (pdf)
mrp_review (pdf)
mrp 7-13-07 (pdf)
Town of Los Gatos Comments water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp 7-13-07 (pdf)
NRDC LID Comment Materials (downloadable files)
Fremont water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Administrative Draft Comments 07-27-07 (pdf)
Numerous Citizen Emails and Letters 07-13-07 (pdf)

The Administrative Draft of the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit (water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp) is available for download. You may download it as one large document or in 3 parts (easier for downloading and/or printing).

To download as 1 document, click on the following link:
water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Adm Draft (+ Attachments) May 1, 2007 (pdf)

To download as 3 separate documents, click on the following links:
water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp AdmDraft 5-1-07 (pdf)
water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Attachments AdmDraft 5-1-07 (pdf)
water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp HM maps (pdf)

Also available for downloading:
Summary of Major Revisions (pdf)

Comments and revision suggestions on the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Administrative Draft will be accepted by e-mail at mrp@waterboards.ca.gov until Friday, July 13, 2007. (please note change).

Please include the key words "MRP Comments" in your e-mail subject line. If your comments pertain to specific portions of the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Administrative Draft, please include the relevant provision and/or finding numbers in the subject line of your e-mail. For example, your e-mail subject line may be: "MRP Comments, Findings 7,9,15, Provisions 3,7,10"

An e-mail announcement of planned workshops on specific subject areas of the MRP will follow shortly. Thank you for your interest and participation.

Stream Restoration and Erosive Forces Workshop occurred January 31, 2007 at the SCVWD in San Jose. This workshop was attended by WaterBoard Member Margaret Bruce, and an audio-visual record of the workshop is included in the public record for the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp and are available on request. Click here for the Stream Erosive Forces Workshop. (pdf)

Presentation and Handout by BASMAA at the March 14, 2007 Water Board Meeting Status Update:
- MRP Enhancement Summary Table (pdf)
- March 14, 2007 MRP Presentation to Water Board (ppt)

Trash Assessment and Abatement in Urban Runoff
December 11, 2006 Discussion Meeting
- A Rapid Trash Assessment Method Applied to Waters of the San Francisco Bay Region:
Trash Measurement in Streams (January 2007) (pdf)
- Trash Assessment Approaches - SCVURPPP RTA Trash Assessment Draft Memo (March 13, 2006) (pdf)
- Trash Assessment Approaches - Waterboard Trash Assessment Method SWAMP V. 8 (November 15, 2004) (pdf)

Larry Coffman Bioretention Seminar Handouts and Presentation
- Final Bioretention Design (ppt)
- Water Quality Improvement Using Rain Gardens: University of Maryland Studies (pdf)
- Designing Rain Gardens (pdf)
- Chapter 7 Filtration BMPs (pdf)
- Lake County Bioretention Guidance (pdf)
- Filterra Plants for Northern California (pdf)

December 12, 2006 Water Utilities Agendas and Notes
- Agenda
- Notes

The e-mail comment period for the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Draft Provisions is extended to December 8, 2006. Please send comments to MRP@waterboards.ca.gov.

December 8, 2006 Comments on the 10-16-06 water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Draft Provisions
- Woodside water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Provision Comments (pdf)
- Alameda Countywide Program water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Draft Provision Comments (pdf)
- BASMAA Comments (pdf)
- Baykeeper MRP Working Draft Comments (pdf)
- Burlingame MRP Provision Comments (pdf)
- Campbell Comments (pdf)
- CCCWP MRP Comments (pdf)
- City of Pacifica MRP Comments (pdf)
- Concord MRP Comments (pdf)
- Daly City MRP Provision Comments (pdf)
- El Cerrito MRP Draft Provision Comments (pdf)
- Los Gatos Comments (pdf)
- Monte Sereno Comment Letter (pdf)
- Moraga MRP Draft Provision Comments (pdf)
- Oakley Comments (pdf)
- Orinda Comments on MRP Provision (pdf)
- Pinole Comments (pdf)
- San Mateo County Program Comments (pdf)
- San Pablo MRP Draft Provision Comments
- Saratoga Comment Letter (pdf)
- South San Francisco MRP Draft Provision Comments
- Sunnyvale Comments (pdf)
- Town of Hillsborough Comments (pdf)
- Town of Portola Valley Comment Letter
- Walnut Creek Comment Letter (pdf)
- Union City Comments for MRP Draft Provision
- Contra Costa Transportation Authority Comments (pdf)

MRP Schedule and Task Description (November 29, 2006 Revision)

MRP Draft Permit Discussion of Meetings Nov. 15 and 20, 2006 Agenda

Nov. 15 Draft Provisions Workshop Notes & Presentations
Provision 3.C New Development and Redevelopment Performance Standards (ppt)
Monitoring (ppt)
Illicit Discharge and Exempt Non-Stormwater Discharges (ppt)
MRP Exempt non-Stormwater Discharges (ppt)
Construction Inspection and Management (ppt)

Nov. 20 Draft Provisions Workshop Notes & Presentations
Mercury and PCBs(ppt)
MRP Pollutants of Concern Copper Provisions (ppt)
MRP Pollutants of Concern Selenium and PBDE Provisions (ppt)
MRP Pollutants of Concern Trash Provisions (pdf)
Municipal Maintenance (ppt)
Public Information/Public Participation (ppt)

Municipal Regional Urban Runoff Permit (water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp) Draft Permit Discussion Meetings

Draft MRP Transmittal.pdf (October 14, 2006)
Draft MRP Provisions.pdf (October 16, 2006)

Comments on MRP Draft Provisions:

Draft ACCWP Preliminary Comments (November 8, 2006)
ACCWP MRP Provisions letter (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
ACCWP Draft Provisions comment letter (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
BASMAA comments - Regional Water Board working draft (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
BASMAA Recommendations for Operative Provisions and Performance Standards (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Baykeeper MRP Working Draft Comments (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Berkeley Comments on Draft MRP Provisions (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
CCWD water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Comments on Provisions (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
City of Alameda Preliminary Comments on Draft MRP (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
City of Pacifica MRP Provision Comments (November 7, 2006) (pdf)
Dublin MRP Provisions Comments (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
EBMUD MRP Provisions Comments (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Fremont MRP Provisions Comments (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
FSURMP MRP Provisions Comments (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Mountain View MRP Provisions Comments (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Newark MRP Provisions Comments (November 8, 2006)
Norm Dyer Comments on MRP Draft Provisions (November 8, 2006)
Northern California Homebuilders (November 9, 2006) (pdf)
NRDC MRP Draft Provisions Preliminary Comments (November 7, 2006)
Save the Bay MRP Provisions Comments (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Sunnyvale Comments on MRP Provisions (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Susan Schwartz MRP Provisions (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Zone 7 MRP Draft Provisions Comments (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Bay Planning Coalition MRP Provisions Comments (November 8, 2006) (pdf)
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Comments on Draft MRP (November 13, 2006)
Livermore MRP Provisions Comments (November 14, 2006) (pdf)
Developers and Homebuilders Comments (November 14, 2006) (pdf)

On November 15, 2006, we will hold a public meeting on the 2nd floor of the 1515 Clay St. State Bldg. to discuss your comments and concerns on the attached working draft permit and/or unresolved issues. In order to make productive use of all our time, we ask that you email your comments to mrp@waterboards.ca.gov by November 8. We will establish the agenda based on your comments, and post the agenda on this web site the day before the meeting (Nov. 14).

MRP Revised Schedule and Task (September 14, 2006)

The Phase I stormwater programs currently in the region are the large urbanized counties of Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo, and the two city-based programs of Fairfield-Suisun and Vallejo. The Water Board staff is in the process of formulating a Municipal Regional Urban Runoff Permit (MRP) to replace these permits. The purpose of the MRP is to improve regional consistency in permit requirements and to require more specific actions than previous Phase I permits. To facilitate an inclusive and collaborative public participation process for initial development of the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp, Water Board staff will use this web site to post notices of meetings or workshops, agendas and meeting notes, draft work products, and ways for interested persons to provide informal input and comments to the MRP until development of one or more final Tentative Orders embodying the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp. Such comments will be considered but will not be formally responded to. There will be a formal public comment period when the final Tentative Order(s) for the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp is released. Water Board staff will respond at that time to all comments received on the final Tentative Order(s) during the formal public comment period.

The process for developing the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp has begun and will proceed in the following stages:

Stage 1 (October 2005 to Spring 2006)
Six workgroups have been formed around the following permit subjects and consist of Water Board staff, BASMAA participants and participants from non-governmental groups:

Municipal Maintenance Operations

Industrial Inspection/Illicit Discharge abatement/Construction Inspection/Allowable Non-Stormwater Discharges

New Development and Redevelopment Urban Runoff Control Measures

Public Information/Participation


TMDL Pollutants control measures - Mercury, PCBs, pesticide toxicity, Cu/Ni

Municipal Regional Permit Process - Goals - Ground Rules

MRP Unresolved Issues

These six workgroups are tasked with creating products, under agreed upon ground rules, which are draft Performance Standard tables which contain at least the following information:

1. Best Management Practices: what activities must be done to achieve Maximum Extent Practicable (the standard of implementation called for in the federal Clean Water Act for urban stormwater programs),

2. Level of Implementation: how much must that activity be done to reach MEP, and

3. Reporting: what should be the minimum amount of information that must be reported to show that columns (1) and (2) were accomplished, and/or for effectiveness measurement.

Stage 2 (January to June 2006)
The Water Board staff, BASMAA, and non-governmental groups will meet and discuss the Performance Standard tables from all six workgroups at the Steering Committee. These tables will be the basis for production of one or more administrative draft Tentative Orders on the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp, which will be circulated, posted on our web page, and the subject of large public workshops involving all interested stakeholders.

Stage 3 (July to September 2006)
The next step will be production of one or more final Tentative Orders on the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp, which will be widely circulated for formal, written public comment prior to Water Board consideration. We anticipate this entire process culminating in Board consideration of the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp in fall of 2006.

Municipal Maintenance Operations/Allowable Non-Stormwater Discharges - Habte Kifle maintenance@waterboards.ca.gov

Maintenance Draft Performance Standards Table (01-18-06)

Maintenance Work Group Meeting Minutes

- October 17, 2005
- October 28, 2005
- November 10, 2005
- December 5, 2005
- December 13, 2005
- January 11, 2006

Presentation on Municipal Maintenance Activities (April 24, 2006)(ppt)

Draft Municipal Maintenance with Water Board comments (April 24, 2006)

Industrial Inspection/Illicit Discharge abatement/Construction - Rico Duazo (rduazo@waterboards.ca.gov); Matt Graul (mgraul@waterboards.ca.gov)

Inspection Draft Performance Standards Table (02-14-06)

- Overflow from Ind. Table (02-14-06)

Inspection Work Group Meeting Minutes

New Development and Redevelopment Urban Runoff Control Measures -Sue Ma newdevelopment@waterboards.ca.gov

New Development Draft Performance Standards Table 04-24-06

- See Work Group Meeting Minutes of January 18, 25 and February 16 for latest revisions.

New Development Work Group Meeting Minutes

- October 14, 2005
- October 28, 2005
- November 9, 2005
- November 22 & 30, 2005
- December 7, 2005
- December 14, 2005
- January 18, 2006
- January 25, 2006 (zip)
- February 16, 2006 (zip)

Comments Received

- Caltrans C3 Comment Table (04-20-06)
- Baykeeper email comments (05-09-06)

Public Information/Participation - Dale Bowyer publicinfo@waterboards.ca.gov

Public Information Draft Performance Standards Table 02-15-06

PIP Combined Table v8 05-09-06

Trish Mulrey Stormwater Outreach Draft water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Table comments 05-21-06

Public Information Work Group Meeting Minutes 01-03-06

Task Implementation Info Template

Comments Received from BayKeeper on Construction and Illicit Discharge Draft Performance Standard Tables (6-1-06)

Comments on PIP Draft Performance Standards Table Received from BayKeeper on behalf of Environmental Groups (6-1-06)

Monitoring - Jan O'Hara municipalmonitoring@waterboards.ca.gov

Monitoring Draft Performance Standards Table 02-15-06

- January 10, 2005 Draft Monitoring Provision
- January 23, 2006 Draft Monitoring Section and Monitoring Workgroup Minutes
- January 30, 2006 Draft Monitoring Section and Monitoring Workgroup Minutes

Monitoring Work Group Meeting Minutes

- October 14, 2005
- October 26, 2005
- November 7, 2005
- November 16, 2005
- November 28, 2005
- December 5, 2005

TMDL Pollutants control measures - Mercury, PCBs, pesticide toxicity, Cu/Ni - Richard Looker tmdlpollutants@waterboards.ca.gov

TMDL Draft Performance Standards Table (February 23, 2006)
- Candidate BMPs - PCB Table (pdf) Hg Table (pdf)
- Explanation of MRP Concepts for Pollutants of Concern - version 2 (pdf) ( March 3, 2006)

TMDL Work Groups Meeting Minutes XX-XX-06

MRP Steering Committee

MRP Revised Schedule and Task (May 24, 2006)

Meeting handouts
- MRP Flow Chart (January 23, 2006)
- Steering Committee Groundrules (January 23, 2006)
- MRP Meeting Agenda (February 27, 2006)
- MRP Meeting Agenda (April 24, 2006)

Municipal Regional Permit Process - Goals - Ground Rules MRP Unresolved Issues

These are compilations of the primary areas of further discussion between stakeholders in the development of the MRP administrative draft permit. Many of the issues are related to the level of implementation or expectations for this permit cycle, particularly for the new program areas of Hg and PCB TMDL implementation, but also for other major program areas. We ask that you review these documents, and give us any comments to the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Program specific e-mail addresses, such as tmdlpollutants@waterboards.ca.gov, by August 25, 2006. Comments on water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Unresolved Issues Received by 9-6-06
The following two documents were received from BASMAA on September 22 following the September 8 Stormwater Subcommittee Workshop - They are comments on the water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp in the form of proposed permit provision tables, and a transmittal letter.

- BASMAA Comments in Form of Proposed water_issues/programs/stormwater/muni/mrp Provisions and Tables (pdf)
- Additional BASMAA Comments on MRP After 9-8-06 Stormwater Subcommittee (pdf)