Public Records Requests

Public Records Requests

As stated in the Califonia Public Records Act Guidelines (available above), persons interested in reviewing or obtaining copies of public records are encouraged to make a file review appointment in advance. An appointment can be made by email, fax, telephone, or in person. Email requests are the prefered method and will result in the shortest turn around time.

Contact information is below:

Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
Attention: File Review Request
3737 Main Street , Suite 500
Riverside, California 92501-3348

Phone (951) 782-4130
Fax (951) 781-6288
E-mail: FileReview8@waterboards.ca.gov

Files may be reviewed at Regional Water Board offices during regular office hours, which are generally weekdays from 8:300 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Persons interested in reviewing or obtaining copies of public records are encouraged to make a file review appointment in advance. An appointment can be made by email, fax, telephone, or in person. Contact information is available on our website and at the Regional Water Board Office.


Appointments are not mandatory, but they will help the Regional Water Board facilitate the file review request. If you have made a file review appointment, please arrive at the Regional Water Board office at your appointment time. You will be directed to the file review area of the office, where the requested files will be available for your review. Failure to make an appointment may result in a delay while the records are located and reviewed, if necessary.


Please be aware that it is a crime to steal, remove, destroy, mutilate, deface, alter, or falsify Water Board records. In some cases, Regional Water Board staff may be assigned to observe the file review in order to protect the integrity of the records. Your assistance in maintaining the integrity of the Regional Water Board's records is appreciated.

PLEASE NOTE:

Many of the Regional Board's documents are available on this web site for viewing or downloading. Links to these documents are below:

  • SMARTS - provides a platform where dischargers, regulators, and the public can enter, manage, and view storm water data including permit registration documents, compliance, and monitoring data associated with California's Storm Water General Permits. SMARTS is compliant with the EPA's Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) which sets requirements for electronic reporting of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and report submittals.
  • GeoTracker Geotracker is a database and geographic information system (GIS) that provides online access to environmental data. It tracks regulatory data about leaking underground fuel tanks (LUFT), Department of Defense (DoD), Spills-Leaks-Investigations-Cleanups (SLIC) and Landfill sites. The database also contains information about public drinking water wells. Geotracker uses commercially available software to allow users to access data over the Internet.
  • CIWQS - California Integrated Water Quality System
  • Board Meeting Agendas, Agenda Items & Minutes
  • Adopted Orders
  • Santa Ana River Basin Water Quality Control Plan
  • Additional Documents & Databases