Water Quality Certification Program


Useful Information

Water Quality Certification Program Overview

Application Form (under development)
This document is not yet available. Please use the Water Quality Application Form, or any of the Regional Water Quality Control Board application forms. Transmit the completed form with a cover letter requesting certification from the Division of Water Rights to:

  • Eric Oppenheimer, Executive Director
    State Water Resource Control Board
    P.O. Box 2000
    Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

- Executed November 19, 2013
Pre-Application Coordination Activities between State Water Board and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Drought Information

Petitions for Reconsideration (Petitions)

  • Petitions shall be submitted in writing to and received by the State Water Board within 30 days of any action or failure to act taken by the Executive Director.  Petitions of water quality certifications and related environmental documents for projects handled by the Division of Water Rights (e.g., FERC hydropower projects, projects involving a diversion of water) should be submitted via email or hard copy, as follows:
    • E-mail to: WR401program@waterboards.ca.gov
    • Mail to: State Water Resources Control Board
      Division of Water Rights –  Water Quality Certification Program
      Attention: Parker Thaler, Program Manager
      1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95812-2000
  • Petitions shall meet the requirements outlined in California Code of Regulations, title 23, section 3867.

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