Final California 2020 Integrated Report (303(d) List/305(b) Report)

Supporting Information

Regional Board 3 - Central Coast Region

Water Body Name: Salinas River Lagoon (North)
Water Body ID: CAE3091101019980828143232
Water Body Type: Estuary
 
DECISION ID
126094
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
Final Listing Decision: Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Reason for Delisting: Applicable WQS attained; reason for recovery unspecified
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal from the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 4.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 4.2 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of five of 33 samples exceed the evaluation guideline (Moyle 1976) applied to protect the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be removed from the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of five of 33 samples exceed the evaluation guideline applied to protect the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.2 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 4.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 126094, Temperature, water
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 47868
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 5
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Region 3 - Central Coast Region staff assessed R3 public submissions data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 5 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for Water Temperature.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Natural receiving water temperature of intrastate waters shall not be altered unless it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Regional Board that such alteration in temperature does not adversely affect beneficial uses (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The optimum range for growth and completion of most life stages of rainbow trout is 13-21 degrees Celsius (Moyle 1976).
Guideline Reference: Inland Fishes of California
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008 2:13:02 PM-10/28/2009 2:03:09 PM.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not specifically written for this project. However, staff conducting data collection and laboratory analysis are also SWAMP contractors. All data was collected following the Standard Operating Procedures and Data Quality Objectives outlined in
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002. Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. California Department of Fish and Game, Monterey, CA
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 126094, Temperature, water
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 216719
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Temperature.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Natural receiving water temperature of intrastate waters shall not be altered unless it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Regional Board that such alteration in temperature does not adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The optimum range for growth and completion of most life stages of rainbow trout is 13-21 degrees Celsius (Moyle 1976).
Guideline Reference: Inland Fishes of California
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-07 and 2013-05-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
 
DECISION ID
105969
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: pH
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: No Source Analysis Available
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2035
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal from the Clean Water Act section 303(d) List under sections 4.2 of the Listing Policy. Under this section, a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Eight lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Twenty-one of the 31 samples exceeds the maximum pH water quality objective for Contact and Non-contact Recreation beneficial uses. Twenty of the 31 samples exceed the maximum pH water quality objective for Cold and Warm Freshwater Habitats.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Twenty-one of the 31 samples exceed the maximum pH water quality objective for Contact and Non-contact Recreation beneficial uses, 20 of the 31 samples exceed the maximum pH water quality objective for Cold and Warm Freshwater Habitat and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.2 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105969, pH
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 177103
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for pH.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin objective for non-contact water recreation (Section 3.3.2 Objectives for All Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries) states that the pH value shall neither be depressed below 6.5 nor raised above 8.3.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-07 and 2012-05-05
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105969, pH
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 178039
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for pH.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin objective for cold fresh water habitat (Section 3.3.2 Objectives for All Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries) states that the pH value shall neither be depressed below 7.0 nor raised above 8.5.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-07 and 2012-05-05
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105969, pH
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 47864
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 29
Number of Exceedances: 20
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Region 3 - Central Coast Region staff assessed R3 public submissions data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 20 of 29 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The pH value shall not be depressed below 7.0 or raised above 8.5 (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008 2:13:02 PM-10/28/2009 2:03:09 PM.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not specifically written for this project. However, staff conducting data collection and laboratory analysis are also SWAMP contractors. All data was collected following the Standard Operating Procedures and Data Quality Objectives outlined in
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002. Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. California Department of Fish and Game, Monterey, CA
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105969, pH
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 177100
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for pH.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin objective for water contact recreation (Section 3.3.2 Objectives for All Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries) states that the pH value shall neither be depressed below 6.5 nor raised above 8.3.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-07 and 2012-05-05
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105969, pH
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 47867
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 29
Number of Exceedances: 20
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Region 3 - Central Coast Region staff assessed R3 public submissions data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 20 of 29 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The pH value shall not be depressed below 7.0 or raised above 8.5 (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008 2:13:02 PM-10/28/2009 2:03:09 PM.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not specifically written for this project. However, staff conducting data collection and laboratory analysis are also SWAMP contractors. All data was collected following the Standard Operating Procedures and Data Quality Objectives outlined in
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002. Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. California Department of Fish and Game, Monterey, CA
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105969, pH
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 47865
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 29
Number of Exceedances: 21
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Region 3 - Central Coast Region staff assessed R3 public submissions data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 21 of 29 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The pH value shall neither be depressed below 6.5 nor raised above 8.3 (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008 2:13:02 PM-10/28/2009 2:03:09 PM.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not specifically written for this project. However, staff conducting data collection and laboratory analysis are also SWAMP contractors. All data was collected following the Standard Operating Procedures and Data Quality Objectives outlined in
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002. Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. California Department of Fish and Game, Monterey, CA
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105969, pH
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 177254
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for pH.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin objective for warm fresh water habitat (Section 3.3.2 Objectives for All Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries) states that the pH value shall neither be depressed below 7.0 nor raised above 8.5.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-07 and 2012-05-05
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105969, pH
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 47866
 
Pollutant: pH
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Non-Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 29
Number of Exceedances: 21
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Region 3 - Central Coast Region staff assessed R3 public submissions data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 21 of 29 samples exceed the criterion for pH.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The pH value shall neither be depressed below 6.5 nor raised above 8.3 (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008 2:13:02 PM-10/28/2009 2:03:09 PM.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not specifically written for this project. However, staff conducting data collection and laboratory analysis are also SWAMP contractors. All data was collected following the Standard Operating Procedures and Data Quality Objectives outlined in
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002. Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. California Department of Fish and Game, Monterey, CA
 
 
DECISION ID
105962
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (being addressed with USEPA approved TMDL)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (being addressed by USEPA approved TMDL)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Agriculture
TMDL Name: Lower Salinas River Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon TMDL
TMDL Project Code: 133
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 10/07/2011
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal from the CWA section 303(d) List under sections 4.1 and 4.6 of the Listing Policy. Under 4.1 of the Policy, a minimum of one line of evidence is needed to assess listing status. Under 4.6, a minimum of two lines of evidence are needed to assess listing status.

Nine lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Where the fraction is "dissolved", five of 30 water samples exceed the evaluation guideline (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000, with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005) set to protect the aquatic life beneficial use and five of 30 water samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the estuarine beneficial use (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000). These sample sizes are sufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating of "not supporting" and these sample sizes do not meet the allowable frequency in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy.

Zero of 30 water samples exceed the municipal and domestic water supply evaluation guideline (USEPA health advisory) where the fraction is "dissolved" and zero of 23 sediment samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline (Amweg and Weston, 2007). These sample sizes are sufficient to determine the applicable beneficial use support rating of "fully supporting".

Where the fraction is "not recorded", zero of 12 water samples exceed the evaluation guideline (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000, with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005) set to protect the aquatic life beneficial use. This sample size is insufficient to determine the applicable beneficial use support rating

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is insufficient justification for removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the CWA section 303(d) List. In accordance with section 2.2 of the Policy, there is sufficient justification for this water segment-pollutant combination to remain on the Being Addressed portion of the CWA section 303(d) List because a TMDL has been completed and approved by RWQCB and USEPA.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Five of 30 water samples exceed the evaluation guideline set to protect for aquatic life beneficial uses and five of 30 water samples exceed the estuarine evaluation guideline. These exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. The Lower Salinas River Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon TMDL has been approved by the USEPA on October 7, 2011.

5. Pursuant to section 4.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should remain on the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards are exceeded and a pollutant contributes to or causes the problem.

Furthermore, this pollutant waterbody combination should remain on the 'Being Addressed' portion of the 303(d) list because a TMDL has been completed and approved by RWQCB and USEPA, and is expected to result in attainment of the standard.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105962, Chlorpyrifos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 161419
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 12 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Chlorpyrifos.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater criterion continuous concentration to protect aquatic organisms is 0.015 ug/L (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000, with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game (with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005).
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105962, Chlorpyrifos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57431
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 5
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 5 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CHLORPYRIFOS.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater criterion continuous concentration to protect aquatic organisms is 0.015 ug/L (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game (with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005).
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105962, Chlorpyrifos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57445
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CHLORPYRIFOS.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA drinking water health advisory for chlorpyrifos is 2 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game (with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005).
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105962, Chlorpyrifos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57415
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 23
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 1 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 23 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for chlorpyrifos is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 1.77 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample (Amweg and Weston, 2007).
Guideline Reference: Whole-sediment toxicity identification evaluation tools for pyrethroid insecticides: I. piperonyl butoxide addition. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 26:2389-2396.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105962, Chlorpyrifos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 161630
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 12 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Chlorpyrifos.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater criterion continuous concentration to protect aquatic organisms is 0.015 ug/L (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000, with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game (with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005).
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105962, Chlorpyrifos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57430
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 23
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 1 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 23 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for chlorpyrifos is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 1.77 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample (Amweg and Weston, 2007).
Guideline Reference: Whole-sediment toxicity identification evaluation tools for pyrethroid insecticides: I. piperonyl butoxide addition. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 26:2389-2396.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105962, Chlorpyrifos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 161363
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Estuarine Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Chlorpyrifos. Although a total of 12 samples were collected, 12 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the water quality threshold and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The saltwater criterion continuous concentration to protect aquatic organisms is 0.009 ug/L (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2011-04-25 to 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105962, Chlorpyrifos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57432
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 5
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 5 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CHLORPYRIFOS.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater criterion continuous concentration to protect aquatic organisms is 0.015 ug/L (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game (with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005).
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105962, Chlorpyrifos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57433
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Estuarine Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 5
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 5 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CHLORPYRIFOS.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The saltwater criterion continuous concentration to protect aquatic organisms is 0.009 ug/L (Siepmann and Finlayson 2000).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game (with minor corrections to significant figures as described in Beaulaurier et al., 2005).
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
129397
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Nutrients
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (being addressed with USEPA approved TMDL)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (being addressed by USEPA approved TMDL)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Agriculture
TMDL Name: Salinas River Nutrients
TMDL Project Code: 87
Date TMDL Approved by USEPA: 10/13/2015
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal from the CWA section 303(d) List under section 4.1 of the Listing Policy. Under this section a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Three lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess pollutant. The original data and information used to place this waterbody segment and pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List is not available. However, recent data support the conclusion that the waterbody segment is impaired. Available data show that nitrate levels range from 4.7-40.05 mg/L nitrate as nitrogen.

The Aquatic Life beneficial uses are not supported. Since the 2010 Integrated Report assessment cycle, Central Coast Water Board staff assessed nitrate data using an evaluation guideline (Central Coast Region Technical Report, 2010) used to interpret the narrative water quality objective for biostimulatory substances, set to protect Cold and Warm Freshwater Habitat beneficial uses. Six of the six samples exceed this evaluation guideline. In addition, and in accordance with section 4.11 of the Listing Policy, the following evidence supports the conclusion that nitrate contributes to or causes a bio-stimulatory response in this waterbody.

Dissolved oxygen data are limited for this waterbody segment but in the six samples, Dissolved Oxygen ranged from 6-12 mg/L (falling below the Cold Freshwater Habitat water quality objective on one occasion). Visual observations, photos, and filed notes from this waterbody segment document nuisance algal conditions. One monitoring event documented inability to navigate the lagoon waters via boat due to the thick algae.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Six of the six samples exceed this evaluation guideline and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy. In addition, and in accordance with section 4.11 of the Listing Policy, there is evidence that supports the conclusion that nitrate contributes to or causes a bio-stimulatory response in this waterbody.
4. The Salinas River Watershed Nutrient TMDL has been approved by USEPA on 10/13/2015..
5. Pursuant to section 4.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 129397, Nutrients
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 172606
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, Nitrate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 6
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 6 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Nitrate as N.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Waters shall not contain biostimulatory substances in concentrations that promote aquatic growths to the extent that such growths cause nuisance or adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: Technical approach to develop nutrient numeric endpoints for California, Tetra Tech, June 2006. The Central Coast Region numeric target for maximum nitrate concentration is based on the Tetra Tech NNE (Nutrient Numeric Endpoint) Model and CCAMP data for 193 sites, monitored monthly for at least 1 year between January 1998 and December 2006. The model numeric target for aquatic life habitats in the Central Coast Region is 1.0 mg/L Nitrate as N.
Guideline Reference: Central Coast RegionTechnical Paper: Interpreting Narrative Objectives for Biostimulatory Substances for California Central Coast Waters. This method uses the Technical Approach for Developing California Nutrient Numeric Endpoints.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-07 and 2016-05-07
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 129397, Nutrients
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 172423
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, Nitrate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 6
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 6 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Nitrate as N.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Waters shall not contain biostimulatory substances in concentrations that promote aquatic growths to the extent that such growths cause nuisance or adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: Technical approach to develop nutrient numeric endpoints for California, Tetra Tech, June 2006. The Central Coast Region numeric target for maximum nitrate concentration is based on the Tetra Tech NNE (Nutrient Numeric Endpoint) Model and CCAMP data for 193 sites, monitored monthly for at least 1 year between January 1998 and December 2006. The model numeric target for aquatic life habitats in the Central Coast Region is 1.0 mg/L Nitrate as N.
Guideline Reference: Central Coast RegionTechnical Paper: Interpreting Narrative Objectives for Biostimulatory Substances for California Central Coast Waters. This method uses the Technical Approach for Developing California Nutrient Numeric Endpoints.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-07 and 2016-05-07
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 129397, Nutrients
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 4003
 
Pollutant: Nutrients
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Unspecified--This LOE is a placeholder to support a 303(d) listing decision made prior to 2006.
Data Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
105981
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Aldicarb
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. The readily available data and information are insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105981, Aldicarb
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 157090
 
Pollutant: Aldicarb
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Aldicarb.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Aldicarb is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.46 ug/L for a fish (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105981, Aldicarb
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 157166
 
Pollutant: Aldicarb
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Aldicarb.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Aldicarb is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.46 ug/L for a fish (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105984
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Bensulide
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of 11 samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of 11 samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. The readily available data and information are insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of 11 samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of 11 samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: This decision was made by SWRCB staff.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105984, Bensulide
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 158978
 
Pollutant: Bensulide
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 11
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 11 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Bensulide.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Bensulide is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 11 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105984, Bensulide
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 159023
 
Pollutant: Bensulide
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 11
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 11 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Bensulide.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Bensulide is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 11 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105960
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Carbaryl
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of five lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of one of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of five samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use; zero of 30 samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the municipal and domestic supply beneficial use; and one of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of five samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of one of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of five samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use, zero of 30 samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the municipal and domestic supply beneficial use, and one of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of five samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105960, Carbaryl
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57399
 
Pollutant: Carbaryl
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CARBARYL.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA national ambient water quality criteria for freshwater aquatic life instantaneous maximum for carbaryl is 0.02 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: Compilation of Water Quality Goals
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105960, Carbaryl
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57397
 
Pollutant: Carbaryl
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CARBARYL.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA drinking water health advisory for carbaryl is 40 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: 2011 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105960, Carbaryl
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57398
 
Pollutant: Carbaryl
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CARBARYL.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA national ambient water quality criteria for freshwater aquatic life instantaneous maximum for carbaryl is 0.02 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: Compilation of Water Quality Goals
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105960, Carbaryl
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 160076
 
Pollutant: Carbaryl
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Carbaryl.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Criterion Continuous Concentration for freshwater aquatic life is 2.1 ug/L (National Recommended Water Quality Criteria, EPA 2016)
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Current as of 08/03/2016.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105960, Carbaryl
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 160250
 
Pollutant: Carbaryl
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Carbaryl.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Criterion Continuous Concentration for freshwater aquatic life is 2.1 ug/L (National Recommended Water Quality Criteria, EPA 2016)
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Current as of 08/03/2016.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105961
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Carbofuran
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of five lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of five samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use, zero of 30 samples exceed the evaluation guideline and for the municipal and domestic supply beneficial use, and zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of five samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use, zero of 30 samples exceed the evaluation guideline and for the municipal and domestic supply beneficial use, and zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105961, Carbofuran
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57412
 
Pollutant: Carbofuran
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CARBOFURAN.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA national ambient water quality criteria for freshwater aquatic life instantaneous maximum for carbofuran is 0.5 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: Hazard Assessment of the Insecticide Carbofuran to Aquatic Organisms in the Sacramento River System
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105961, Carbofuran
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57400
 
Pollutant: Carbofuran
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CARBOFURAN.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The California Maximum Contaminant Level for carbofuran is 18 mg/L (Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105961, Carbofuran
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 160435
 
Pollutant: Carbofuran
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Carbofuran.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Carbofuran is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.75 ug/L for an invertibrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105961, Carbofuran
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57413
 
Pollutant: Carbofuran
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CARBOFURAN.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA national ambient water quality criteria for freshwater aquatic life instantaneous maximum for carbofuran is 0.5 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: Hazard Assessment of the Insecticide Carbofuran to Aquatic Organisms in the Sacramento River System
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105961, Carbofuran
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 160580
 
Pollutant: Carbofuran
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Carbofuran.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Carbofuran is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.75 ug/L for an invertibrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105963
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) List under sections 3.1 and 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status. Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants in sediment. The pollutant concentration in sediment must be associated with toxicity to result in addition of the pollutant to the Section 303(d) List.

Nine lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Two of 39 water samples exceed the aquatic life evaluation guideline (Finlayson, 2004), two of 39 water samples exceed estuarine aquatic life evaluation guideline (National Recommended Water Quality Criteria, EPA 2016), zero of 30 water samples exceed the USEPA drinking water health advisory, zero of 24 sediment samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline, and these sample sizes are sufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating of fully supporting. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported using table 3.1..

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Two of 39 water samples exceed the aquatic life evaluation guideline, two of 39 water samples exceed estuarine aquatic life evaluation guideline, zero of 30 water samples exceed the USEPA drinking water health advisory, and zero of 24 sediment samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline. These sample sizes are sufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating of fully supporting.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105963, Diazinon
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57338
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for DIAZINON.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater chronic value for diazinon is 0.1 ug/L, expressed as a continuous concentration (Finlayson, 2004).
Guideline Reference: Water quality for diazinon. Memorandum to J. Karkoski, Central Valley RWQCB. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigation Unit, CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105963, Diazinon
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57337
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Estuarine Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for DIAZINON.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater chronic value for diazinon is 0.1 ug/L, expressed as a continuous concentration (Finlayson, 2004).
Guideline Reference: Water quality for diazinon. Memorandum to J. Karkoski, Central Valley RWQCB. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigation Unit, CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105963, Diazinon
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57353
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for DIAZINON.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA drinking water health advisory for diazinon is 1 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: 2011 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105963, Diazinon
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57336
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for DIAZINON.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater chronic value for diazinon is 0.1 ug/L, expressed as a continuous concentration (Finlayson, 2004).
Guideline Reference: Water quality for diazinon. Memorandum to J. Karkoski, Central Valley RWQCB. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigation Unit, CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105963, Diazinon
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57335
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for diazinon is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 11 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 11 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for diazinon from Ding et al. (2011).
Guideline Reference: Toxicity of Sediment-Associated Pesticides to Chironomus dilutus and Hyalella azteca. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 61:83¿92.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105963, Diazinon
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57322
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for diazinon is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 11 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 11 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for diazinon from Ding et al. (2011).
Guideline Reference: Toxicity of Sediment-Associated Pesticides to Chironomus dilutus and Hyalella azteca. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 61:83¿92.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105963, Diazinon
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 163472
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 9
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 9 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater chronic value for diazinon is 0.1 ug/L, expressed as a continuous concentration (Finlayson, 2004).
Guideline Reference: Water quality for diazinon. Memorandum to J. Karkoski, Central Valley RWQCB. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigation Unit, CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2013-06-10
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105963, Diazinon
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 163623
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Estuarine Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 9
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 9 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The Criterion Continuous Concentration for saltwater aquatic life is 0.82 ug/L (National Recommended Water Quality Criteria, EPA 2016)
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Current as of 08/03/2016.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2013-06-10
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105963, Diazinon
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 163767
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 9
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 9 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater chronic value for diazinon is 0.1 ug/L, expressed as a continuous concentration (Finlayson, 2004).
Guideline Reference: Water quality for diazinon. Memorandum to J. Karkoski, Central Valley RWQCB. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigation Unit, CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2013-06-10
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105964
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Dichlorvos
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: Insufficient information is available to determine beneficial use support for this waterbody-pollutant combination with the statistical power and confidence required by the Listing Policy. Beneficial use support will be reassessed in a future cycle, if more data are available.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105964, Dichlorvos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 164269
 
Pollutant: Dichlorvos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Dichlorvos. Although a total of 5 samples were collected, 5 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the water quality threshold and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Dichlorvos is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.0058 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2011-04-25 to 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105964, Dichlorvos
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 163839
 
Pollutant: Dichlorvos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Dichlorvos. Although a total of 5 samples were collected, 5 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the water quality threshold and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Dichlorvos is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.0058 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2011-04-25 to 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105976
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Dimethoate
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) List under sections 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of 12 water samples exceeded the USEPA aquatic life evaluation guideline. This sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported using table 3.1.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Zero samples exceed the evaluation guidelines. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105976, Dimethoate
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 164824
 
Pollutant: Dimethoate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 12 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Dimethoate.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Dimethoate is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.5 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105976, Dimethoate
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 164547
 
Pollutant: Dimethoate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 12 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Dimethoate.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Dimethoate is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.5 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
125840
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: The State Water Board’s Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California (the ISWEBE Plan) contains two bacteria water quality objectives applicable to the REC-1 beneficial use, which were adopted on August 7, 2018. Because the salinity level of this waterbody is greater than 1 part per thousand (ppt) 95 percent or more of the time, the enterococci bacteria objective applies, and the E. coli objective is not applicable.

The 95th percentile of 43 salinity samples is 3.467 ppt and therefore the E. coli water quality objective is not applicable for water contact recreation beneficial use support determination in this waterbody. Therefore, this waterbody should not be evaluated for listing under the E. coli water quality objective under section 3 of the Listing Policy due to a change in water quality standards.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be retired because the E. coli bacteria water quality objective is not applicable.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be removed from the CWA section 303(d) List because the water quality standard is not applicable for the pollutant, based on the salinity in this waterbody segment.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 125840, Escherichia coli (E. coli)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 149889
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PATHOGEN MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 1 of the 6 samples exceeded the Statistical Threshold Value (STV) water quality threshold for E. coli. The STV is based on a 10% exceedance rate that is calculated monthly.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteria water quality objective applicable to all non-saline waters, is a Statistical Threshold Value (STV) of 320 cfu/100 mL. The applicable STV shall not be exceeded by more than 10 percent of the samples collected in a calendar month, calculated in a static manner (ISWEBE 2018).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries Plan. Part 1: Trash Provisions; Part 2: Tribal Subsistence Beneficial Uses and Mercury Provisions; Part 3: Bacteria Provisions and Variance Policy
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s), station(s): 309-SALIN-31
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the days of 2011-05-07 and 2016-05-07 .
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
 
DECISION ID
105978
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Ethalfluralin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of four lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of four samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of four samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of four samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of four samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105978, Ethalfluralin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 165884
 
Pollutant: Ethalfluralin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Ethalfluralin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Ethalfluralin is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.4 ug/L for a fish (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105978, Ethalfluralin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 165908
 
Pollutant: Ethalfluralin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Ethalfluralin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Ethalfluralin is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.4 ug/L for a fish (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105978, Ethalfluralin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57372
 
Pollutant: Ethalfluralin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for ETHALFLURALIN.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Ethalfluralin is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 0.7 ug/L. The MATC (or Chronic Value as defined in USEPA 1985, P20 section F) is the geometric mean of the lowest observed effect concentration (LOEC) of 1.4 ug/L and the no observed effect concentration (NOEC) of 0.4 ug/L as determined in a 50 day toxicity study with the Bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. Threshold values (LOEC and NOEC) are from USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
Guideline Reference: Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105978, Ethalfluralin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57698
 
Pollutant: Ethalfluralin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for ETHALFLURALIN.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Ethalfluralin is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 0.7 ug/L. The MATC (or Chronic Value as defined in USEPA 1985, P20 section F) is the geometric mean of the lowest observed effect concentration (LOEC) of 1.4 ug/L and the no observed effect concentration (NOEC) of 0.4 ug/L as determined in a 50 day toxicity study with the Bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. Threshold values (LOEC and NOEC) are from USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
Guideline Reference: Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
105979
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Ethoprop
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of five samples exceed the water quality objective for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. These data are insufficient to determine the applicable beneficial use support rating with the power and confidence required by the Listing Policy.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of five samples exceed the water quality objective for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105979, Ethoprop
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 165979
 
Pollutant: Ethoprop
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Ethoprop.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Ethoprop is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.8 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105979, Ethoprop
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 166316
 
Pollutant: Ethoprop
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Ethoprop.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Ethoprop is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.8 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105971
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Imidacloprid
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: Insufficient information is available to determine beneficial use support for this waterbody-pollutant combination with the statistical power and confidence required by the Listing Policy. Beneficial use support will be reassessed in a future cycle, if more data are available.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: This decision was made by SWRCB staff.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105971, Imidacloprid
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 166990
 
Pollutant: Imidacloprid
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 1 of the 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Imidacloprid. Although a total of 12 samples were collected, 11 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the water quality threshold and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Imidacloprid does not exceed 0.016 ug/L. (UC Davis Water Quality Criteria)
Guideline Reference: Water Quality Criteria Report for Imidacloprid Phase III: Application of the pesticide water quality criteria methodology. Department of Environmental Toxicology. University of California, Davis
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Data for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2011-04-25 to 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105971, Imidacloprid
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 167043
 
Pollutant: Imidacloprid
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 1 of the 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Imidacloprid. Although a total of 12 samples were collected, 11 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the water quality threshold and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Imidacloprid does not exceed 0.016 ug/L. (UC Davis Water Quality Criteria)
Guideline Reference: Water Quality Criteria Report for Imidacloprid Phase III: Application of the pesticide water quality criteria methodology. Department of Environmental Toxicology. University of California, Davis
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Data for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2011-04-25 to 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105956
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Imidacloprid guanidine
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of the two water samples exceed the evaluation guideline (USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark) applied to protect aquatic life beneficial uses. Insufficient information is available to determine beneficial use support.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of the two water samples exceed the evaluation guideline. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105956, Imidacloprid guanidine
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 232942
 
Pollutant: Imidacloprid guanidine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 2 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Imidacloprid guanidine.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for imidacloprid guanidine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 28,000 ug/L for invertebrates (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-04-17 to 2012-05-15
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105956, Imidacloprid guanidine
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 232943
 
Pollutant: Imidacloprid guanidine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 2 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Imidacloprid guanidine.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for imidacloprid guanidine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 28,000 ug/L for invertebrates (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-04-17 to 2012-05-15
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105959
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Imidacloprid urea
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of the two water samples exceed the evaluation guideline (USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark) applied to protect aquatic life beneficial uses. Insufficient information is available to determine beneficial use support.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of the two water samples exceed the evaluation guideline. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105959, Imidacloprid urea
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 232967
 
Pollutant: Imidacloprid urea
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 2 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Imidacloprid urea.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for imidacloprid urea is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 47,400 ug/L for invertebrates (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-04-17 to 2012-05-15
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105959, Imidacloprid urea
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 232968
 
Pollutant: Imidacloprid urea
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 2 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Imidacloprid urea.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for imidacloprid urea is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 47,400 ug/L for invertebrates (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-04-17 to 2012-05-15
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105965
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Malathion
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Five lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of two samples exceed the evaluation guideline (Faria et al., 2010) applied to protect aquatic life beneficial uses. In this case, some samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the water quality threshold and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5. This sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.

Zero of 30 samples exceed the evaluation guideline for drinking water (USEPA drinking water health advisory). This sample size is sufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating of fully supporting.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Zero samples exceeded the evaluation guidelines for aquatic life and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. Zero of 30 samples exceeded the evaluation guidelines for municipal water supply and this size is sufficient to determine the support rating of fully supporting.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105965, Malathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57713
 
Pollutant: Malathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for MALATHION. Thirty sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Malathion does not exceed 0.028 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105965, Malathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57712
 
Pollutant: Malathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for MALATHION.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA drinking water health advisory for malathion is 500 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: 2011 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105965, Malathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57714
 
Pollutant: Malathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for MALATHION. Thirty sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Malathion does not exceed 0.028 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105965, Malathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 168546
 
Pollutant: Malathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 0 of the 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Malathion. Although a total of 12 samples were collected, 7 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the water quality threshold and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the four-day average concentration of malathion does not exceed 0.028 ug/L more than once every three years on the average (Faria et al., 2010).
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: l. Organophosphate insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:1-48.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Data for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2011-04-25 to 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105965, Malathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 168499
 
Pollutant: Malathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 0 of the 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Malathion. Although a total of 12 samples were collected, 7 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the water quality threshold and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the four-day average concentration of malathion does not exceed 0.028 ug/L more than once every three years on the average (Faria et al., 2010).
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: l. Organophosphate insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:1-48.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345).
Temporal Representation: Data for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2011-04-25 to 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105975
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Methidathion
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) List under sections 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Five lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Where the fraction is "dissolved", zero of 30 water samples exceeded the USEPA aquatic life evaluation guideline and zero of 30 water samples exceed the USEPA drinking water health advisory level for municipal and domestic water supply. These sample sizes are sufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating of "fully supporting". A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported using table 3.1.

For lines of evidence where the fraction is “not recorded”, zero of 12 water samples exceeded the USEPA aquatic life evaluation guideline. This sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported using table 3.1.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Zero of 30 water samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline and zero of 30 water samples exceed the municipal and domestic water supply evaluation guideline where the fraction is "dissolved" and these sample sizes are sufficient to determine the applicable beneficial use support rating of "fully supporting". Zero of 12 water samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline where the fraction is "not recorded" and this sample size is insufficient to determine the applicable beneficial support rating. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105975, Methidathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57715
 
Pollutant: Methidathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for METHIDATHION.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: Based on USEPA IRIS reference dose (RfD) as a drinking water level, the drinking water health advisory level for methidathion is 0.7 µg/L. This was calculated assuming 70 kg body weight, 2 liters/day water consumption, and 20% relative source contribution from drinking water.  An additional uncertainty factor of 10 is used for Class C carcinogens.
Guideline Reference: IRIS Database Calculations (summary)
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105975, Methidathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57717
 
Pollutant: Methidathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for METHIDATHION.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methidathion is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 0.86 ug/L. The MATC (or Chronic Value as defined in USEPA 1985, P20 section F) is calculated as the geometric mean of the lowest observed effect concentration (LOEC) of 1.13 ug/L and the no observed effect concentration (NOEC) of 0.66 ug/L, as determined in a 21 day toxicity study with the water flea, Daphnia magna. Threshold values (LOEC and NOEC) are from USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
Guideline Reference: Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105975, Methidathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 169694
 
Pollutant: Methidathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 12 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Methidathion.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methidathion is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.66 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105975, Methidathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 169856
 
Pollutant: Methidathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 12 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Methidathion.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methidathion is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.66 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105975, Methidathion
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57716
 
Pollutant: Methidathion
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for METHIDATHION.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methidathion is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 0.86 ug/L. The MATC (or Chronic Value as defined in USEPA 1985, P20 section F) is calculated as the geometric mean of the lowest observed effect concentration (LOEC) of 1.13 ug/L and the no observed effect concentration (NOEC) of 0.66 ug/L, as determined in a 21 day toxicity study with the water flea, Daphnia magna. Threshold values (LOEC and NOEC) are from USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
Guideline Reference: Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
105972
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Methiocarb
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. The readily available data and information are insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of five samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105972, Methiocarb
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 169885
 
Pollutant: Methiocarb
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Methiocarb.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methiocarb is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 2.75 ug/L for a invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105972, Methiocarb
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 170173
 
Pollutant: Methiocarb
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Methiocarb.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methiocarb is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 2.75 ug/L for a invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105973
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Methomyl
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: Insufficient information is available to determine beneficial use support for this waterbody-pollutant combination with the statistical power and confidence required by the Listing Policy. Beneficial use support will be reassessed in a future cycle, if more data are available.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: This decision was made by SWRCB staff.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105973, Methomyl
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 170136
 
Pollutant: Methomyl
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 8
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 8 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Methomyl.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methomyl is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.7 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105973, Methomyl
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 169999
 
Pollutant: Methomyl
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 8
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 8 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Methomyl.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methomyl is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.7 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105985
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Methoxyfenozide
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: Insufficient information is available to determine beneficial use support for this waterbody-pollutant combination with the statistical power and confidence required by the Listing Policy. Beneficial use support will be reassessed in a future cycle, if more data are available.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105985, Methoxyfenozide
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 170239
 
Pollutant: Methoxyfenozide
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Methoxyfenozide.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methoxyfenozide is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 3.1 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-06-10 and 2013-06-10
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105985, Methoxyfenozide
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 170267
 
Pollutant: Methoxyfenozide
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Methoxyfenozide.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Methoxyfenozide is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 3.1 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-06-10 and 2013-06-10
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105966
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Organophosphate Pesticides
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of 12 water samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline for additive effects of chlorpyrifos and diazinon (Bailey et al., 1997).

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of twelve water samples exceeded the evaluation guideline, and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105966, Organophosphate Pesticides
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 173638
 
Pollutant: Organophosphate Pesticides
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 12 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Organophosphorus Pesticides.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for the protection of aquatic life from the additive effects of the organophophate pesticides chlorpyrifos and diazinon is one toxic unit equivalent. A toxic unit equivalent is equal to the sum of chlorpyrifos and diazinon from a single sample, each having their reported concentration divided their respective evaluation guideline prior to being summed. If this results in a value greater than one, the sample is considered to be in exceedance of the water quality standard. (Bailey et al., 1997).
Guideline Reference: Joint acute toxicity of Diazinon and Chlorpyrifos to Ceriodaphnia dubia.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105966, Organophosphate Pesticides
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 173866
 
Pollutant: Organophosphate Pesticides
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 12 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Organophosphorus Pesticides.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for the protection of aquatic life from the additive effects of the organophophate pesticides chlorpyrifos and diazinon is one toxic unit equivalent. A toxic unit equivalent is equal to the sum of chlorpyrifos and diazinon from a single sample, each having their reported concentration divided their respective evaluation guideline prior to being summed. If this results in a value greater than one, the sample is considered to be in exceedance of the water quality standard. (Bailey et al., 1997).
Guideline Reference: Joint acute toxicity of Diazinon and Chlorpyrifos to Ceriodaphnia dubia.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2015-08-13
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105974
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Oryzalin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

A total of two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. These data are insufficient to determine the applicable beneficial use support rating with the power and confidence required by the Listing Policy.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105974, Oryzalin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 173756
 
Pollutant: Oryzalin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oryzalin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Oryzalin is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 13 ug/L for a vascular plant (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105974, Oryzalin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 173739
 
Pollutant: Oryzalin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oryzalin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Oryzalin is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 13 ug/L for a vascular plant (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105967
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Oxamyl (Vydate)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: Insufficient information is available to determine beneficial use support for this waterbody-pollutant combination with the statistical power and confidence required by the Listing Policy. Beneficial use support will be reassessed in a future cycle, if more data are available.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: This decision was made by SWRCB staff.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105967, Oxamyl (Vydate)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 174198
 
Pollutant: Oxamyl (Vydate)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oxamyl.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Oxamyl is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 27 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105967, Oxamyl (Vydate)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 174121
 
Pollutant: Oxamyl (Vydate)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oxamyl.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Oxamyl is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 27 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-25 and 2011-08-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105977
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Oxyfluorfen
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. The readily available data and information are insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105977, Oxyfluorfen
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 174178
 
Pollutant: Oxyfluorfen
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oxyfluorfen.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the four-day average concentration of Oxyfluorfen does not exceed 0.14 ug/L in the water column more than once every three years on average (Bower, et al. 2017).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria report for Oxyfluorfen. Phase III: application of the pesticide water quality criteria methodology.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105977, Oxyfluorfen
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 174100
 
Pollutant: Oxyfluorfen
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oxyfluorfen.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the four-day average concentration of Oxyfluorfen does not exceed 0.14 ug/L in the water column more than once every three years on average (Bower, et al. 2017).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria report for Oxyfluorfen. Phase III: application of the pesticide water quality criteria methodology.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105968
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) List under section 3.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.2 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Seven lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Two of 28 samples exceed the water quality objective for cold freshwater habitat (Basin Plan) and zero of one samples exceed the water quality objective for fish spawning (Basin Plan). Zero of 28 samples exceed the water quality objective for warm freshwater habitat (Basin Plan). Two of 28 samples exceed the water quality objective for estuarine habitat (Basin Plan). Note that there is no difference between samples fractions ‘dissolved’ and ‘total,’ therefore sample and exceedance counts will be summed for the purpose of this decision.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category. With the exception of fish spawning, the data support the conclusion that the aquatic life beneficial use is fully supported.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Two of the 28 samples exceed the objective for cold freshwater habitat, zero of one samples exceed the objective for fish spawning, zero of the 28 samples exceed the objective for warm freshwater habitat, and two of 28 samples exceed the water quality objective for estuarine habitat. These do not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.2 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105968, Oxygen, Dissolved
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 174479
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved oxygen concentration shall not be reduced below 7.0 mg/l at any time (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-05-04 and 2013-05-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105968, Oxygen, Dissolved
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 174192
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Estuarine Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved oxygen concentration shall not be reduced below 5.0 mg/L at any time for waters not mentioned by a specific beneficial use (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-05-04 and 2013-05-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105968, Oxygen, Dissolved
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 174635
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Fish Spawning
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved oxygen concentration shall not be reduced below 7.0 mg/l at any time (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-05-04 and 2013-05-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105968, Oxygen, Dissolved
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 174265
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed MBNMS Snapshot Day data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: Field, Habitat, Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved oxygen concentration shall not be reduced below 5.0 mg/l at any time (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309-SALIN-31)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-05-04 and 2013-05-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Monterey Bay NMS. 2003. California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).
QAPP Information Reference(s): California Coast Wide Snapshot Day 2003 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105968, Oxygen, Dissolved
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 47848
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 27
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Region 3 - Central Coast Region staff assessed R3 public submissions data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 27 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved oxygen concentration shall not be reduced below 7.0 mg/l at any time (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008 2:13:02 PM-10/28/2009 2:03:09 PM.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not specifically written for this project. However, staff conducting data collection and laboratory analysis are also SWAMP contractors. All data was collected following the Standard Operating Procedures and Data Quality Objectives outlined in
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002. Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. California Department of Fish and Game, Monterey, CA
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105968, Oxygen, Dissolved
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 47851
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 27
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Region 3 - Central Coast Region staff assessed R3 public submissions data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 27 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved oxygen concentration shall not be reduced below 5.0 mg/l at any time (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008 2:13:02 PM-10/28/2009 2:03:09 PM.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not specifically written for this project. However, staff conducting data collection and laboratory analysis are also SWAMP contractors. All data was collected following the Standard Operating Procedures and Data Quality Objectives outlined in
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002. Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. California Department of Fish and Game, Monterey, CA
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105968, Oxygen, Dissolved
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 47849
 
Pollutant: Oxygen, Dissolved
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Estuarine Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 27
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Region 3 - Central Coast Region staff assessed R3 public submissions data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 27 samples exceed the criterion for Oxygen, Dissolved.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved oxygen concentration shall not be reduced below 7.0 mg/l at any time (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008 2:13:02 PM-10/28/2009 2:03:09 PM.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not specifically written for this project. However, staff conducting data collection and laboratory analysis are also SWAMP contractors. All data was collected following the Standard Operating Procedures and Data Quality Objectives outlined in
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002. Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. California Department of Fish and Game, Monterey, CA
 
 
DECISION ID
105980
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Pendimethalin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. The readily available data and information are insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105980, Pendimethalin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 176556
 
Pollutant: Pendimethalin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Pendimethalin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Pendimethalin is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 5.2 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105980, Pendimethalin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 176678
 
Pollutant: Pendimethalin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Pendimethalin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Pendimethalin is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 5.2 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
130668
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Permethrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under sections 3.1 and 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 at least one line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status, but under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status and the pollutant concentration in sediment must be associated with toxicity to result in addition of the pollutant to the section 303(d) List.

Four lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of twenty-four sediment samples exceed the evaluation guideline and one of one water samples (fraction dissolved) exceed the evaluation guideline applied to protect for aquatic life beneficial uses. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported and a minimum of two exceedances is needed to determine if beneficial uses are not supported using table 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Therefore, the use support rating is set to 'insufficient information'.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of the twenty-four sediment samples and one of the one water samples exceed the evaluation guidelines and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy. One of the one water samples exceed the evaluation guidelines and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 130668, Permethrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57731
 
Pollutant: Permethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for PERMETHRIN. Twenty-nine sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of permethrin does not exceed 0.002 ug/L and if the 1-h average concentration does not exceed 0.01 ug/L. For this assessment, the 4-day average concentration was used. Mixtures of permethrin and other pyrethroids should be considered in an additive manner. (Fojut et al. 2012)
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 130668, Permethrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57730
 
Pollutant: Permethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for Permethrin.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for permethrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 8.9 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 8.9 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for permethrin from Amweg et al. (2005).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 130668, Permethrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57732
 
Pollutant: Permethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for PERMETHRIN. Twenty-nine sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of permethrin does not exceed 0.002 ug/L and if the 1-h average concentration does not exceed 0.01 ug/L. For this assessment, the 4-day average concentration was used. Mixtures of permethrin and other pyrethroids should be considered in an additive manner. (Fojut et al. 2012)
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 130668, Permethrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57729
 
Pollutant: Permethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for Permethrin.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for permethrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 8.9 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 8.9 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for permethrin from Amweg et al. (2005).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
 
DECISION ID
105982
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Prodiamine
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

A total of two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. These data are insufficient to determine the applicable beneficial use support rating with the power and confidence required by the Listing Policy.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of four samples exceed the evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105982, Prodiamine
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 180508
 
Pollutant: Prodiamine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Prodiamine.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Prodiamine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 1.5 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105982, Prodiamine
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 180556
 
Pollutant: Prodiamine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Prodiamine.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Prodiamine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 1.5 ug/L for a invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105983
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Pyraclostrobin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: Insufficient information is available to determine beneficial use support for this waterbody-pollutant combination with the statistical power and confidence required by the Listing Policy. Beneficial use support will be reassessed in a future cycle, if more data are available.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105983, Pyraclostrobin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 180498
 
Pollutant: Pyraclostrobin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Pyraclostrobin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Pyraclostrobin is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 1.5 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-15 and 2012-05-15
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105983, Pyraclostrobin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 180850
 
Pollutant: Pyraclostrobin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Pyraclostrobin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Pyraclostrobin is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 1.5 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-15 and 2012-05-15
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105986
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Tebufenozide
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: Insufficient information is available to determine beneficial use support for this waterbody-pollutant combination with the statistical power and confidence required by the Listing Policy. Beneficial use support will be reassessed in a future cycle, if more data are available.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, SWRCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because it cannot be determined if applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105986, Tebufenozide
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 156202
 
Pollutant: Tebufenozide
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Tebufenozide.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Tebufenozide is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 29 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-06-10 and 2013-06-10
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105986, Tebufenozide
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 156098
 
Pollutant: Tebufenozide
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Tebufenozide.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Tebufenozide is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 29 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-06-10 and 2013-06-10
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
 
DECISION ID
105970
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Trifluralin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2018)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

A total of four lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. A total of zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of four samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of four samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use.

After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. A total of zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of four samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the cold freshwater habitat beneficial use and zero of 30 samples exceed the dissolved fraction evaluation guideline and zero of four samples exceed the total fraction evaluation guideline for the warm freshwater habitat beneficial use and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105970, Trifluralin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 182269
 
Pollutant: Trifluralin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Trifluralin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the four-day average concentration of Trifluralin does not exceed 0.33 ug/L in the water column more than once every three years on average (Bower, et al. 2017).
Guideline Reference: Water Quality Criteria Report for Trifluralin Phase III: Application of the pesticide water quality criteria methodology. Department of Environmental Toxicology University of California, Davis.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105970, Trifluralin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 182247
 
Pollutant: Trifluralin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed Surface Water Monitoring Project data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality threshold for Trifluralin.
Data Reference: Water data for the 2020/2022 integrated report in Region 3.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan, Central Coast Basin, General Objective Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the four-day average concentration of Trifluralin does not exceed 0.33 ug/L in the water column more than once every three years on average (Bower, et al. 2017).
Guideline Reference: Water Quality Criteria Report for Trifluralin Phase III: Application of the pesticide water quality criteria methodology. Department of Environmental Toxicology University of California, Davis.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site (309ST1345)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-05-16 and 2013-05-14
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data is exempt from QAPP requirement
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data that was collected after QAPP requirements were developed, but exempt from the requirements.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105970, Trifluralin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57632
 
Pollutant: Trifluralin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for TRIFLURALIN.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Trifluralin is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 1.58 ug/L. The MATC (or Chronic Value as defined in USEPA 1985, P20 section F) is calculated as the geometric mean of the lowest observed effect concentration (LOEC) of 2.18 ug/L and the no observed effect concentration (NOEC) of 1.14 ug/L as determined in a 48 day toxicity study with rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Threshold values (LOEC and NOEC) are from USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
Guideline Reference: Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 105970, Trifluralin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57633
 
Pollutant: Trifluralin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for TRIFLURALIN.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Trifluralin is the maximum acceptable toxicant concentration (MATC) of 1.58 ug/L. The MATC (or Chronic Value as defined in USEPA 1985, P20 section F) is calculated as the geometric mean of the lowest observed effect concentration (LOEC) of 2.18 ug/L and the no observed effect concentration (NOEC) of 1.14 ug/L as determined in a 48 day toxicity study with rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Threshold values (LOEC and NOEC) are from USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
Guideline Reference: Guidelines for Deriving Numerical National Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
68954
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Pesticides
Final Listing Decision: Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Reason for Delisting: Change from general pollutant to specific pollutant listing (e.g. metals to copper)
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: One line of evidence (LOE) is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant but no data or information is associated with that LOE. The data cannot be found that was used in the initial assessment of this water segment-pollutant combination.

This decision for the general category of 'Pesticides' is being replaced by individual decisions for each of the pesticides for which there are data. This water segment is being assessed for a full suite of currently applied pesticides such as OP and pyrethroid pesticides. Those individual decisions replace this generic decision for pesticides.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be removed from the section 303(d) list because this decision is not supported by data and there are data assessed for several different pesticides for this water segment.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68954, Pesticides
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 4004
 
Pollutant: Pesticides
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Not Recorded
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Unspecified--This LOE is a placeholder to support a 303(d) listing decision made prior to 2006.
Data Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Unspecified
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Unspecified
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: Unspecified
Temporal Representation: Unspecified
Environmental Conditions: Unspecified
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
 
DECISION ID
85701
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Alachlor
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Three lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of the thirty water samples exceed the evaluation guideline applied to protect for aquatic life beneficial uses. Zero of the thirty water samples exceed the evaluation guideline applied to protect for the municipal beneficial use.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Zero out of thirty samples exceeded the evaluation guidelines and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85701, Alachlor
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57350
 
Pollutant: Alachlor
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for ALACHLOR.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA national ambient water quality criteria for freshwater aquatic life instantaneous maximum for alachlor is 76 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: Water Quality Advisory for Alachlor
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85701, Alachlor
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57348
 
Pollutant: Alachlor
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for ALACHLOR.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The California Maximum Contaminant Level for Alachlor is 0.002 mg/L (Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations ).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85701, Alachlor
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57349
 
Pollutant: Alachlor
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for ALACHLOR.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA national ambient water quality criteria for freshwater aquatic life instantaneous maximum for alachlor is 76 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: Water Quality Advisory for Alachlor
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
77362
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Three lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero out of thirty water samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline. Zero out of thirty water samples exceeded the evaluation guideline applied to protect for the municipal beneficial use.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Zero out of thirty samples exceeded the evaluation guidelines and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77362, Atrazine
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57367
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for ATRAZINE.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to the USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database, the aquatic life 50% effect concentration (EC50) for Atrazine is 43 ug/L based on a 14 day toxicity study of Duckweed (Lemna gibba).
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77362, Atrazine
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57351
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for ATRAZINE.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The California Maximum Contaminant Level for atrazine is 0.001 mg/L (Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations ).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77362, Atrazine
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57352
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for ATRAZINE.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to the USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database, the aquatic life 50% effect concentration (EC50) for Atrazine is 43 ug/L based on a 14 day toxicity study of Duckweed (Lemna gibba).
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
85486
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under sections 3.1 and 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status. Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants in sediment. The pollutant concentration in sediment must be associated with toxicity to result in addition of the pollutant to the Section 303(d) list.

Five lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. One of one water samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline. Twenty-nine sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of thirty samples exceeded the evaluation guideline applied to protect the estuarine habitat beneficial use. Zero out of fifteen sediment samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline. For the sediment samples and for the aquatic life water samples, this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported using table 3.1.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Zero out of thirty water samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for estuarine habitat; one out of one water samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for aquatic life habitat; zero out of fifteen sediment samples exceeded the evaluation guideline. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85486, Bifenthrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57383
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for BIFENTHRIN. Twenty-nine sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Bifenthrin does not exceed 0.0006 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85486, Bifenthrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57368
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 15
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 9 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 15 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for bifenthrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.43 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.43 ug/g is the geometric mean of three toxicity LC50 values from Amweg et al. (2005) and one toxicity LC50 value from Amweg and Weston (2007).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
Guideline Reference: Whole-sediment toxicity identification evaluation tools for pyrethroid insecticides: I. piperonyl butoxide addition. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 26:2389-2396.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85486, Bifenthrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57369
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 15
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 9 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 15 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for bifenthrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.43 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.43 ug/g is the geometric mean of three toxicity LC50 values from Amweg et al. (2005) and one toxicity LC50 value from Amweg and Weston (2007).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
Guideline Reference: Whole-sediment toxicity identification evaluation tools for pyrethroid insecticides: I. piperonyl butoxide addition. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 26:2389-2396.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85486, Bifenthrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57382
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for BIFENTHRIN. Twenty-nine sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Bifenthrin does not exceed 0.0006 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85486, Bifenthrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57381
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Estuarine Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for BIFENTHRIN.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The genus mean acute value for a mysid (Mysidopsis bahia) of 0.0034 ug/L (DFG 00-6, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Hazard Assessment of the Synthetic Pyrethroid Insecticides Bifenthrin, Cypermethrin, Esfenvalerate, and Permethrin to Aquatic Organisms in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River System. California Department of Fish and Game. Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Administrative Report 00-6
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
99827
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Butylate
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero out of 150 water samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Zero out of 150 water samples exceeded the evaluation guideline and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 99827, Butylate
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57396
 
Pollutant: Butylate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 150
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 150 samples exceed the criterion for BUTYLATE.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Butylate, 3,800ug/L, is the geometric mean of the result of two 96 hr LC50 toxicity studies of Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout). (USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database).
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 99827, Butylate
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57384
 
Pollutant: Butylate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 150
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 150 samples exceed the criterion for BUTYLATE.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Butylate, 3,800ug/L, is the geometric mean of the result of two 96 hr LC50 toxicity studies of Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout). (USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database).
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
85328
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Chlorothalonil
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

One line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero out of thirty water samples exceeded the evaluation guideline applied to protect for the municipal beneficial use.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Zero out of thirty water samples exceeded the evaluation guideline applied to protect for the municipal beneficial use. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85328, Chlorothalonil
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57414
 
Pollutant: Chlorothalonil
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for Chlorothalonil.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to the 2006 USEPA Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories, the Ten-day Health Advisory for Chlorothalonil is 200 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: 2006 edition of the drinking water standards and health advisories. EPA 822-R-03-013
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
85596
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Cyfluthrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants in sediment. The pollutant concentration in sediment must be associated with toxicity to result in addition of the pollutant to the Section 303(d) list.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero out of twenty-one sediment samples exceeded the evaluation guideline applied to protect the aquatic life beneficial use.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. Zero out of twenty-one sediment samples exceeded the evaluation guideline applied to protect the aquatic life beneficial use. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85596, Cyfluthrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57446
 
Pollutant: Cyfluthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 21
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 3 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 21 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for cyfluthrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 1.1 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 1.1 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for cyfluthrin from Amweg et al. (2005).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85596, Cyfluthrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57447
 
Pollutant: Cyfluthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 21
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 3 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 21 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for cyfluthrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 1.1 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 1.1 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for cyfluthrin from Amweg et al. (2005).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
 
DECISION ID
85655
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under sections 3.1 and 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status. Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants in sediment. The pollutant concentration in sediment must be associated with toxicity to result in addition of the pollutant to the Section 303(d) list.

Four lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero out of zero water samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline. Thirty sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of fourteen sediment samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline. A total of 24 samples were collected, however 10 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. This sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported using table 3.1.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. No water or sediment samples exceeded the evaluation guidelines applied to protect the aquatic life beneficial use. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85655, Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57461
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 14
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 10 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 14 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for lambda-cyhalothrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.44 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.44 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for lambda-cyhalothrin from Amweg et al. (2005).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85655, Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57462
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 14
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 10 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 14 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for lambda-cyhalothrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.44 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.44 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for lambda-cyhalothrin from Amweg et al. (2005).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85655, Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57476
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Cyhalothrin, lambda, total. Thirty sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Cyhalothrin, lambda, total does not exceed 0.0005 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85655, Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57463
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Cyhalothrin, lambda, total. Thirty sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Cyhalothrin, lambda, total does not exceed 0.0005 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
85708
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under sections 3.1 and 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status. Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants in sediment. The pollutant concentration in sediment must be associated with toxicity to result in addition of the pollutant to the Section 303(d) list.

Five lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero out of zero water samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline. Thirty sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero out of thirty water samples exceeded the evaluation guideline applied to protect the estuarine habitat beneficial use. Zero out of ten sediment samples exceeded the aquatic life evaluation guideline. A total of 24 samples were collected, however 14 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Estuarine habitat beneficial use excluded, this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported using table 3.1.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:

1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.

2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.

3. No water or sediment samples exceeded the evaluation guidelines. This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: For the Estuarine beneficial use, after review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.

For the aquatic life beneficial uses, after review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85708, Cypermethrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57496
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for CYPERMETHRIN. Thirty sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Cypermethrin; Cypermethrin, total does not exceed 0.0002 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85708, Cypermethrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57495
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for CYPERMETHRIN. Thirty sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Cypermethrin; Cypermethrin, total does not exceed 0.0002 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85708, Cypermethrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57477
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 10
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 14 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 10 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for cypermethrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.3 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.3 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for cypermethrin from Maund et al. (2002).
Guideline Reference: Partitioning, bioavailability, and toxicity of the pyrethroid insecticide cypermethrin in sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21:9-15
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85708, Cypermethrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57494
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Estuarine Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 30
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 30 samples exceed the criterion for CYPERMETHRIN.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Central Coast Basin Plan General Objective).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The genus mean acute value for a grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) of 0.016 ug/L (DFG 00-6, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Hazard Assessment of the Synthetic Pyrethroid Insecticides Bifenthrin, Cypermethrin, Esfenvalerate, and Permethrin to Aquatic Organisms in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River System. California Department of Fish and Game. Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Administrative Report 00-6
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 85708, Cypermethrin
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57478
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 10
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: A total of 24 samples were collected, however 14 of the non-detect sample results were compared to the evaluation guideline and the OC Normalized method detection limit result was above the guideline and therefore could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. Zero of the remaining 10 quantifiable sample results were exceeding the evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for cypermethrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.3 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.3 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for cypermethrin from Maund et al. (2002).
Guideline Reference: Partitioning, bioavailability, and toxicity of the pyrethroid insecticide cypermethrin in sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21:9-15
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
 
DECISION ID
86855
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) List under sections 3.1 and 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy, a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status. Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants in sediment. The pollutant concentration in sediment must be associated with toxicity to result in addition of the pollutant to the Section 303(d) list.

Four lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of the water samples are counted in this assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) are above the objective and therefore the results reported as a 'non-detect' could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. This sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported and a minimum of two exceedances is needed to determine if beneficial uses are not supported using table 3.1. Zero of the 24 sediment samples exceed the evaluation guideline for aquatic life uses.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of the water samples and zero of the 24 sediment samples exceed the evaluation guideline for aquatic life uses and this does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 86855, DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57513
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for DDD(p,p). Thirty sample result(s) were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDD criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00084 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 86855, DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57497
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for DDD(p,p). Thirty sample result(s) were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDD(p,p) criteria for the protection of human health from the consumption of water and organisms is 0.00083 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Lower - 309SAL_L, Salinas River Lagoon - Upper - 309SAL_U]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 1/5/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The data was collected for the Watershed-scale Evaluation of Agricultural BMP Effectiveness Protecting Critical Coastal Habitats project. A QAPP was provided and the data was analyzed at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory and submitted in SWAMP format.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 86855, DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57515
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for DDD.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: In freshwater sediments the probable effect concentration (predictive of sediment toxicity) for sum of DDD is 28.0 ug/Kg dry weight (MacDonald et al. 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 86855, DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57514
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for DDD.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: In freshwater sediments the probable effect concentration (predictive of sediment toxicity) for sum of DDD is 28.0 ug/Kg dry weight (MacDonald et al. 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
 
DECISION ID
86805
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Original
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) List under section 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants in sediment. The pollutant concentration in sediment must be associated with toxicity to result in addition of the pollutant to the Section 303(d) list.

Nine lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of the 24 sediment samples exceed the evaluation guidelines for Cold and Warm Freshwater Habitats. Zero of the 30 water samples exceed the evaluation guideline for estuarine habitats. Zero of the samples could be compared to the evaluation guidelines for Municipal and Domestic Supply or Cold and Warm Freshwater Habitats because the laboratory reporting limit is higher than the guideline and the result was reported as 'non-detected'. This sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is supported and a minimum of two exceedances is needed to determine if beneficial uses are not supported using table 3.1. Therefore, the use support rating is set to 'insufficient information'.


Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of the 24 sediment samples exceed the evaluation guidelines for Cold and Warm Freshwater Habitats. Zero of the 30 water samples exceed the evaluation guideline for estuarine habitats. These do not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After review of this Regional Board decision, SWRCB staff recommend the decision be approved by the State Board.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 86805, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57624
 
Pollutant: Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for DDT, Total.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: In freshwater sediments the probable effect concentration (predictive of sediment toxicity) for total DDTs is 572 ug/Kg dry weight (MacDonald et al. 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 86805, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57625
 
Pollutant: Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for DDT, Total.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: In freshwater sediments the probable effect concentration (predictive of sediment toxicity) for total DDTs is 572 ug/Kg dry weight (MacDonald et al. 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 86805, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57550
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for DDT.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin
 
Evaluation Guideline: In freshwater sediments the probable effect concentration (predictive of sediment toxicity) for sum of DDT is 62.9 ug/Kg dry weight (MacDonald et al. 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Salinas River Lagoon (North) was collected at 8 monitoring sites [ Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 1 - 309SALSD1, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 2 - 309SALSD2, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 3 - 309SALSD3, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 4 - 309SALSD4, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 5 - 309SALSD5, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 6 - 309SALSD6, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 7 - 309SALSD7, Salinas River Lagoon - Sediment site 8 - 309SALSD8]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 5/29/2008-10/28/2009.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan from UC Davis Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 86805, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 3     
Salinas River Lagoon (North)
 
LOE ID: 57565
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed USGS data for Salinas River Lagoon (North) to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 24 samples exceed the criterion for DDT.
Data Reference: Data for various pollutants in the Pajaro, Salinas, and Santa Maria River estuaries, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2009
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coastal Basin (CCRWQCB 2011): All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall reach concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Chapter III, Section II.A.2 Objectives for all Inland and Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Contro