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Orange County Permit Renewal

Comments on Tentative Order No. R9-2015-0001 (posted November 24, 2014)

Written comment on Tentative Order No. R9-2015-0001, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Draining the Watersheds within the San Diego Region. All written comments received are included in the following groups:

Written Comments Groups

Tentative Order No. R9-2015-0001 and Request for Comments

The San Diego Water Board is considering amending the Regional Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit for the San Diego Region to incorporate the County of Orange, several Incorporated Cities of South Orange County, and the Orange County Flood Control District as Copermittees.  The Tentative Order also proposes to amend the Regional MS4 Permit to address a variety of other issues including 1) Regional Water Board designation to consolidate regulation of Phase I MS4 discharges for the Cities of Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, and Lake Forest pursuant to Water Code section 13228, 2) incorporation of the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Sediment Total Maximum Daily Load requirements, 3) the extension of a pollutant reduction deadline for MS4 discharges to Areas of Special Biological Significance, 4) incorporation of interim exemptions for hydromodification management, and 5) implementation of a uniform approach for monitoring beach water quality in south Orange County.   Notice is hereby given that the San Diego Water Board will receive written comments on the Tentative Order and proposed changes to the Regional MS4 Permit.  Comments must be received no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday November 19, 2014.

San Diego Water Board Workshops and Meetings

October 8, 2014 Public Workshop

Report of Waste Discharge (updated 05-21-14)

Pursuant to provision K.2.b of Order R9-2009-002, the Copermittees of South Orange County submitted a Report of Waste Discharge (ROWD) on May 20, 2014 as an application for issuance of new waste discharge requirements. The Copermittees of South Orange County include: the County of Orange, Orange County Flood Control District and Cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano.

Model Water Quality Management Plan (updated 04-05-12)

In accordance with Section F.1 of Order R9-2009-0002, on December 16, 2011 the County of Orange submitted a Model Water Quality Management Plan (Model WQMP) to the San Diego Water Board Executive Officer.  The San Diego Water Board is seeking public input on whether the Model WQMP meets the criteria set forth in Section F.1 of Order R9-2009-0002.  Please submit written comments by May 9, 2012 to Tony Felix at Tony.Felix@waterboards.ca.gov.

All comments received will be reviewed and considered prior to making a determination of adequacy for the Model WQMP, but written responses to those comments will not be provided.

Draft Hydromodification Plan (updated 6-20-13)

The County of Orange responses to San Diego Water Board Comments:

In accordance with Section F.1 of Order R9-2009-0002, on December 16, 2011 the County of Orange submitted a Draft Hyromodification Plan (HMP) to the San Diego Water Board Executive Officer. Although not required by the permit, the San Diego Water Board is seeking public input on whether the Draft HMP meets the criteria set forth in Section F.1 of Order R9-2009-0002. Please submit written comments by April 14, 2012 to Tony Felix at Tony.Felix@waterboards.ca.gov.

All comments received will be reviewed and considered prior to making a determination of adequacy for the Draft HMP, but written responses to those comments will not be provided.

Final Documents (updated 01-27-10)

December 16, Meeting (San Diego Regional Board) (updated 12-21-09)

Notice of November 18, 2009 Public Hearing (updated 12-14-09)

Revised Tentative Order No. R9-2009-0002 (formerly R9-2008-0001 & R9-2007-0002) (updated 08-13-09)

Notice of July 1, 2009 Public Hearing (updated 05-22-09)

Revised Tentative Order No. R9-2009-0002 (formerly R9-2008-0001 & R9-2007-0002) (updated 04-15-09)

Notice of Public Meeting For February 13, 2008 (updated 06-17-09)

Revised Tentative Order No. R9-2008-0001 (formerly R9-2007-0002) (updated 12-12-07)

Revised Tentative Order No. R9-2007-0002 (updated 08-27-07)

Notice of Written Comment Period

Written comments on tentative Order No. R9-2007-0002 must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 25, 2007. This notice also outlines a planned schedule to consider adoption of the Orange County Storm Water Permit.

Electronic Mail Subscriptions

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Orange County Storm Water Permit R9-2002-0001

Final SDRWQCB Order No. R9-2002-0001, with attachments

Final Fact Sheet for Order No. R9-2002-0001

Draft Staff Report for Standard Urban Storm Water Mitigation Plans (SUSMP)

Comments Regarding Some Changes Suggested at Public Hearing on Tentative Order No. R9-2002-0001