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NEWS!  Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Wastewater Treatment Plant Spills

Consistent with the reporting provisions of State Water Resources Control Board Order No. WQ 2008-0002-EXEC, Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems, the Monitoring and Reporting Programs for all publicly owned treatment works in the Los Angeles Region, have been revised.  Click here for more information.

(posted September 15, 2008)


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NEWS!   On August 28, 2008, the Orange County Superior Court Amends Storm Water Prohibition (Cities of Arcadia, et al. v. State Water Resources Control Board, et al., Super. Ct. Orange County, 2008, No. 06CC02974)

Citing unintended public health and environmental consequences, the Orange County Superior Court amended a portion of a July 2, 2008 judgment prohibiting the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board from enforcing regulations designed to protect the region’s beaches from polluted storm water and urban runoff.  On August 28th, Judge Thierry Patrick Colaw granted the request to keep the regulations in place while the Regional Board evaluates their practicality and cost.  Click here to view the ruling. Additional information can be viewed by visiting:
http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/index.shtml

(posted September 2, 2008)



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The Orange County Superior Court issued an order limiting the effect of a Writ of Mandate, and allowing the processing of Notices of Intent (NOIs) and Notices of Terminations (NOTs)

On August 1, 2008, the Orange County Superior Court issued an order limiting the effect of a Writ of Mandate, and allowing the processing of Notices of Intent (NOIs) and Notices of Terminations (NOTs). The Writ of Mandate had ordered the State Water Resources Control Board to “cease, desist and suspend all activities relating to the implementation, application, and/or enforcement of the Standards in the [Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s] Basin Plan, as applied or to be applied to Stormwater.” This injunction had prohibited the approval of NOIs and NOTs in the Los Angeles Region under the Statewide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Construction, Small Linear Utility, and Industrial Storm Water General Permits. With the new court order, processing of these documents has resumed. More details can be found on the State Water Resources Control Board's website or follow this link: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/index.shtml
(posted August 1, 2008)



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Coastal Power Plants

As a decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Riverkeeper v. EPA, precludes USEPA from applying the Phase II rule unless and until USEPA takes further action. On July 9, 2007, in the Federal Register, the USEPA took a final action to suspend federal Phase II 316(b) requirements.
(updated January 24, 2008)


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Storm Water - Municipal Permits for County of Ventura

Workshop Presentation and Time Extension for comments on Second draft Ventura County MS4 Permit. (updated Oct 25, 2007)


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Press Release: Boeing Pays $471,000 Fine For Pollution Violations

Los Angeles-$471,190 in fines has been paid by The Boeing Company in response to a complaint issued on behalf of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. The penalties were for 79 violations of Boeing's permit,...
(posted Sept 12, 2007)


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Press Release: The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Appoints Tracy Egoscue as New Executive Officer

The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board is proud to announce the appointment of Tracy Egoscue as its new Executive Officer. (posted Sept 11, 2007)


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Storm Water - Municipal NPDES Permit for County of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Municipal Storm Water permit (NPDES Permit No: CAS004001).
(posted Sept 6, 2007)


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The Water Boards have begun an Effort to Update Their Strategic Plan

A series of forums are being conducted to receive input from stakeholders and staff. (posted April 6, 2007)


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