Clean Water Act Section 401 – Certification and Wetlands Program


General Orders

Projects that involve discharges to waters of the State in more than one region are the jurisdiction of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board). The following certification orders have been issued by the State Water Board for multi-regional projects statewide.

Filter by Year Issued: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003

Note: None available for these years:  2011, 2010, 2007 & 2005

Important Message for SB 901 Applicants

Senate Bill 901 (SB 901) requires electric utilities to prepare and submit wildfire mitigation plans that describe the utilities' plans and activities to prevent, combat, and respond to wildfires affecting their service territories.  SB 901-related activities that discharge to waters of the state may qualify for coverage under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nationwide Permit 12 (utility line activities).  For more information on how to apply for coverage, see the State Water Board Certification of the 2017 Nationwide Permits.

For more information on Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans, visit the California Public Utilities Commission’s SB 901 webpage.

Current Year

2019

Applicant Date Issued Subject
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District 08/30/2019

Regional General Permit (RGP) 5 for Emergency Repair and Protection Activities

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 08/14/2019

Regional General Permit (RGP) 41 for Removal of Invasive Plants

Prior Years

2018

Applicant Date Issued Subject
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 11/08/2018 Regional General Permit (RGP) 63 for Emergency Repair and Protection Activities
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District 10/10/2018 Regional General Permit (RGP) 8 for Emergency Repair and Protection Activities
Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 06/13/2018 2018Existing Flood Control Facilities Maintenance Authorized Under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regional General Permit (RGP) 99

2017

Applicant Date Issued Subject
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District 03/17/2017 State Water Board Certification of the 2017 Nationwide Permits

Click Here for Notices of Applicability for Projects covered under this Order.

2014

Applicant Date Issued Subject
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District 12/15/2014 Regional General Permit (RGP) 8 for Repair and Protection Activities in Emergency Situation
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District 12/10/2014 Regional General Permit (RGP) 5 for Repair and Protection Activities in Emergency Situations
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 04/02/2014 RGP 41 for Removal of Invasive Plants IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Part VII of the posted certification of RGP 41 cites an expired fee amount. As of October, 2015, the fee for all general orders, including RGP 41, is $200.00, as shown in the 401 Program Fee Calculator, Ecological Restoration and Enhancement Projects, Row (D). The Calculator is found under the Resources for Applicants” section of this 401 Certification and Wetlands Program website.

2013

Applicant Date Issued Subject
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 11/25/2013 RGP 63 for Repair and Protection Activities in Emergency Situations
State Water Board Initiative 03/27/2013 Amended General Water Quality Certification for Small Habitat Restoration Projects

2012

Applicant Date Issued Subject
State Water Board Initiative 09/06/2012

General Water Quality Certification for Small Habitat Restoration Projects File # SB09016GN

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 04/19/2012 2012 Nationwide Permits

2009

Applicant Date Issued Subject
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District 12/30/2009 RGP 60 for Repair and Protection Activities in Emergency Situations (Corps File # 199700652, SWRCB File # SB09012GN)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District 07/09/2009 RGP 5 for Repair and Protection Activities in Emergency Situations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 02/04/2009 Vessel General Permit (VGP), Modification of the State Board’s December 17, 2008 Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification Order
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 01/21/2009 RGP 41 for Removal of Invasive, Exotic Plants

2008

Applicant Date Issued Subject
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 12/24/2008 RGP 63 for Repair and Protection Activities in Emergency Situations

2007

Applicant Date Issued Subject
State Water Board Initiative 03/29/2007 General 401 Water Quality Certification Order for Small Habitat Restoration Projects 

2006

Applicant Date Issued Subject
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 07/27/2006 RGP 67, Beach Nourishment in Southern California RGP 67, MND (SCH # 2005101086)

2004

Applicant Date Issued Subject
State Water Board Initiative 05/14/2004 Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Dredge or Fill Discharges to Waters Deemed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to be Outside Federal Jurisdiction (WQO 2004-0004)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District 03/30/2004 RGP 60, Repair & Protection Activities in Emergency Situations
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 01/08/2004 RGP 41, Amendment of SB's 10/24/03 Certification Order

2003

Applicant Date Issued Subject
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District 12/11/2003 RGP 5, Repair & Protection Activities in Emergency Situations
State Water Board Initiative 11/19/2003 401 - Regulated Projects (WQ Order 2003-0017)

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 10/24/2003 RGP 41 Removal of Invasive, Exotic Plants (amended 01/08/2004)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District 10/14/2003 RGP 63 for Emergency Situations