On November 5, 2009, the Regional Board adopted a resolution to prohibit on-site wastewater disposal systems (septic systems) in the Malibu Civic Center area. The prohibition applies to all dischargers in the Civic Center area, including commercial and industrial facilities, public facilities, and residences. New septic discharges are no longer allowed and existing commercial and industrial dischargers and public facilities must cease discharge by November 2015 and residences by November 2019. To view the map delineating the prohibition area, click here.
To view the presentation given on November 5, 2009 Board Hearing, click here.
Resolution to prohibit On-Site Wastewater Disposal Systems (OWDSs) and to certify the environmental staff report with substitute environmental documentation, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
Technical and Environmental Staff Reports
Technical Staff Report (Overview) presenting evidence in support of an amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Coastal Watershed of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties to prohibit OWDSs in the Malibu civic Center including the following memoranda.
Technical Staff Report (Overview)
Final Staff Report
Technical Memo No. 1 – Dischargers Have Poor Record of Compliance with Regional Board Orders.
Final Tech Memo # 1
Technical Memo No. 2 – Pathogens and Nitrogen in Wastewater Impair Underlying Groundwater as a Potential Source of Drinking Water.
Final Tech Memo # 2
Technical Memo No. 3 – Pathogens in Wastewater that are in Hydraulic Connection with Beaches Represent a Source of Impairment for Water Contact Recreation.
Final Tech Memo # 3 and Peer Reviews
Technical Memo No. 4 – Nitrogen Loads from Wastewater Flowing to Malibu Lagoon are a Significant Source of Impairment to Aquatic Life.
Final Tech Memo # 4 and Peer Reviews
Technical Memo. 5 – Dischargers with Unsuitable Hydrogeologic Condition for High Flows of Wastewaters Resort to hauling Liquid Sewage and Sludge to Communities that have Sewer and Wastewater Facilities.
Final Tech Memo # 5
Environmental Staff Report in support of an Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Coastal Watersheds of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, including substitute environmental documentation pursuant to CEQA and Porter-Cologne.
Final Environmental Staff Report