NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance

Upcoming Meetings

Virtual Public Workshop – Focused on the proposed statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit

Public Workshop:
Tuesday, August 9, 2022: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Zoom Registration Link
CalEPA Video Broadcast Link

State Water Board Meeting for consideration of adoption of the proposed statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit:

State Water Board Meeting:
Thursday, September 8, 2022: 9:30 a.m.
Coastal Hearing Room – Second Floor
Joe Serna Jr. – CalEPA Building
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814
  CalEPA Video Broadcast Link

See July 2022 Public Notice for detailed meeting information.

Proposed Statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance (July 22, 2022)

Response to Comments on the Limited-Scope Comments on the March 2022 Draft Statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance

Overview

After the issuance of the proposed Statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance on March 30, 2022, and the subsequent staff-led public workshop on April 12, 2022, and the State Water Board workshop on April 19, 2022, the State Water Board authorized a 30-day public comment period to address four distinct categories. The State Water Board received 14 public comment letters with 88 individual comments from interested parties and stakeholders regarding the permit reissuance.

The Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance Limited-Scope Response to Comments Catalog identifies the commenters and provides a detailed response to each individually cataloged comment; the Response to Comments Summary provides a summary response to similar comments.

Response to Comments Documents
Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance Limited-Scope Response to Comments Catalog (excel spreadsheet)
Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance Limited-Scope Response to Comments Summary

Comment Letters
If you would like to request a copy of written public comments submitted to the Board on an item noticed for public comment, please send a request to commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov, identifying the item as listed on the Notice or board meeting agenda by date, agenda item and number (if any). The Clerk of the Board will respond by sending a link to access them.

Proposed Statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance (March 30, 2022)

Response to Comments on the May 2021 Draft Statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance

Overview

After the issuance of the draft Statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance on May 28, 2021, the State Water Board received public comments from interested parties and stakeholders regarding the draft permit. The State Water Board received 75 public comment letters with an estimated 1200 individual comments.

The Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance Response to Comments Catalog identifies the commenters and provides a detailed response to each individually cataloged comment; the Response to Comments Summary provides a summary response to similar comments.

Response to Comments Documents

Comment Letters

  If you would like to request a copy of written public comments submitted to the Board on an item noticed for public comment, please send a request to commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov, identifying the item as listed on the Notice or board meeting agenda by date, agenda item and number (if any). The Clerk of the Board will respond by sending a link to access them.

Past Meetings and Documents

State Water Board Workshop for proposed statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance

State Water Board Workshop:
Tuesday, April 19, 2022: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Public Workshop for proposed statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance

Public Workshop:
Tuesday, April 12, 2022: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

State Water Board Public Hearing – Proposed Statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance

Public Hearing:
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Public Workshops – Focused on the draft statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit

Virtual Workshop #1:
Wednesday, June 9, 2021: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Zoom Registration Link

Virtual Workshop #2:
Thursday, June 10, 2021: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Zoom Registration Link

Virtual Public Workshops – Focused on the preliminary staff draft of the NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit

Virtual Workshop #1:
Wednesday, December 9, 2020: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Virtual Workshop #2:
Monday, December 14, 2020: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Stakeholder Meeting – Focused on the proposed total maximum daily load implementation requirements

Thursday, September 19, 2019: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Joe Serna Jr. - CalEPA Headquarters Building 
Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I Street, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA, 95814

Please email Brandon Roosenboom to request the presentation materials presented by the California Building Industry Association or California Coast Keeper Alliance.



Public notice of preliminary staff draft of the statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit and virtual public workshops.


On June 16, 2022, the California Coastkeeper Alliance representatives contacted Board Member Dorene A’damo to discuss nutrient-based pollutant numeric action levels, use of total suspended solids numeric effluent limitations, the regulator transition period, and what constitutes a violation of a TMDL-related NEL.

On June 13, 2022, the California Coastkeeper Alliance representatives contacted Board Member Sean Maguire to discuss nutrient-based pollutant numeric action levels, use of total suspended solids numeric effluent limitations, the regulator transition period, and what constitutes a violation of a TMDL-related NEL.

On May 26, 2022, Board Members Dorene D’Adamo and Sean Maguire joined State and Regional Water Board staff on several site visits to learn more about the implementation of statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit requirements.

On March 4, 2022, building industry stakeholders contacted Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel to discuss concerns regarding the draft Statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance.

On March 2, 2022, building industry stakeholders contacted Board Member Sean Maguire to discuss concerns regarding the draft Statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance.

On February 25, 2022, building industry stakeholders contacted Board Member Nichole Morgan to discuss concerns regarding the draft Statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance.

On February 18, 2022, building industry stakeholders contacted Board Member Dorene D’Adamo to discuss concerns regarding the draft Statewide NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance.