Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Policy
Proposed Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the North Coast Region (Basin Plan) to promote the use of restoration as a water quality protection tool and to make clear and transparent the process the Regional Water Board uses in evaluating and authorizing restoration projects.
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) staff is a proposing Basin Plan amendment that will serve to demonstrate the continuing support of the Regional Water Board for the use of aquatic system restoration as one of the several existing tools to be used in the restoration and maintenance of the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the region’s waters. An Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Policy is proposed to articulate eligibility criteria and provide a description of the process for obtaining 1) an exemption from certain discharge prohibitions and/or 2) authorization for discharges that may cause temporary exceedances of certain water quality objectives. The development of such a policy was identified as a high priority on the last Triennial Review.
For information, comments, or questions concerning the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Policy Amendment please contact Alydda Mangelsdorf at 707-576-6735 or email@example.com.
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Updated October 11, 2012