Storm Water Grant Program (SWGP) - Storm Water Resource Plans (SWRP)

Background

Senate Bill 985 (SB 985), the Storm Water Management Planning Act of 2014, implemented through the Water Code section 10560 et seq. (as amended by Senate Bill 985, Stats. 2014, ch. 555, § 5) requires a Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP) as a condition of receiving grant funds for storm water and dry weather runoff capture projects from any bond approved by voters after January 2014.  The intent of SB 985 is to encourage the use of storm water and dry weather runoff as a resource maximize water supply, water quality, flood management, environmental, and other community benefits within the watershed.

The State Water Resource Control Board’s (State Water Board’s) Division of Water Quality (DWQ) developed the Storm Water Resource Plan Guidelines (SWRP Guidelines) to establish guidance for public agencies for the development of SWRP consistent with the Water Code.  The SWRP Guidelines were adopted by the State Water Board in December 2015. A watershed-based SWRP must comply with the relevant Water Code provisions enacted by SB 985, in order for individual storm water and dry weather runoff capture projects in the SWRP to be eligible for bond funds.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to self-certify completeness of the SWRP or Functionally Equivalent (FE) - SWRP; however, the State Water Board will verify that the Water Code and SWRP Guidelines requirements were properly addressed through a concurrence review process.  A SWRP or FE-SWRP self-certification checklist must be signed by the authorized representative and reviewed by the State Water Board to confirm eligibility to receive bond funded grants for storm water and dry weather runoff capture projects.

We encourage applicants to have their plans reviewed in advance of the solicitation. Please submit your SWRP or FE-SWRP, a completed self-certification checklist, and a cover letter explaining the approach used to arrive at a functionally equivalent document (if applicable) to swgp@waterboards.ca.gov to obtain State Water Board concurrence review.

Storm Water Resource Plans

The following is the list1 of SWRPs and FE-SWRPs that State Water Board staff have reviewed and concurred with:

 

Submitting Agency Regional Board SWRP Document (.zip) Concurrence Letter
Buena Vista Water Storage District 5F View Documents View Letter
Chino Basin Regional Financing Authority 8 View Documents View Letter
Commerce, City of 4 View Documents View Letter
Daly City, City of 2 View Documents View Letter
El Dorado, County of 6S View Documents View Letter
Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District 5F View Documents View Letter
Goleta Water District 3 View Documents View Letter
Hermosa Beach, City of 4 View Documents View Letter
Los Angeles, City of 4 View Documents View Letter
Los Angeles, County of – (Ballona Creek Watershed) 4 View Documents View Letter
Los Angeles, County of – (Malibu Creek Watershed) 4 View Documents View Letter
Los Angeles, County of – (Upper Los Angeles River Watershed) 4 View Documents View Letter
Los Angeles, County of – (Upper San Gabriel River Watershed) 4 View Documents View Letter
Monterey One Water (Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency) 3 View Documents View Letter
Orange, County of 8 View Documents View Letter
San Diego, County of 9 View Documents View Letter
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 2 View Documents View Letter
San Mateo, County of 2 View Documents View Letter
Santa Clarita, City of 4 View Documents View Letter
Santa Cruz, County of 3 View Documents View Letter
Santa Maria, City of 3 View Documents View Letter
South Gate, City of 4 View Documents View Letter
South Lake Tahoe, City of 6 View Documents View Letter
Torrance, City of 4 View Documents View Letter
Ventura, County of 4 View Documents View Letter

1-This list will be updated periodically as additional SWRPs and FE-SWRPs receive concurrence.

Contact Information

For general inquiries, contact us at: swgp@waterboards.ca.gov
Daman Badyal, P.E.
Senior Water Resources Control Engineer
Storm Water Grant Program
Damanvir.Badyal@waterboards.ca.gov
(916) 319-9436

Division of Financial Assistance
Storm Water Grant Program
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 944212
Sacramento, CA 94244-2120

 

  (Page last updated 10/16/18)

 
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