San Diego Region - 401 Water Quality Certification
Public Notification for Pending 401 Water Quality Certification Applications
The State Water Resources Control Board revised State regulations for the 401 Water Quality Certification Program; these revisions went into effect on June 24, 2000. The revised regulations [23 CCR § 3830-3869] may be found at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/cwa401/docs/401regs.pdf or http://www.calregs.com/.
Section 3858 (a) states "The executive director or the executive officer with whom an application for certification is filed shall provide public notice of an application at least twenty one (21) days before taking certification action on the application, unless the public notice requirement has been adequately satisfied by the applicant or federal agency. If the applicant or federal agency provides public notice, it shall be in a manner and to an extent fully equivalent to that normally provided by the certifying agency. If an emergency requires that certification be issued in less than 21 days, public notice shall be provided as much in advance of issuance as possible, but no later than simultaneously with issuance of certification."
When commenting on 401 Water Quality Certification, please include the File No. in your correspondence. Comments may be sent to:
California Regional Water Quality Control Board
San Diego Region
9174 Sky Park Court, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Last Updated 5/21/2013 - Pending Water Quality Certification Applications (Adobe PDF format) - This link provides access to selected information on pending 401 applications. The public has 21 days from the date posted to comment on projects currently under review by the Regional Board staff.
On January 5, 2012 the San Diego Water Board inadvertently posted an inaccurate version of the December 1, 2011 application from Gregory Canyon Landfill, and notified interested parties of the posting via the lyris list. Later that day, a revised notice was sent, asking interested parties to disregard the materials referenced. The December 1, 2011 version of this application posted on this website should not be relied upon, as it contained erroneous information and is not part of the San Diego Water Board's record for making a decision in this matter.
As of January 25, 2012 this website has been updated to reflect the most current application materials (dated January 19, 2012). These materials are available for review using the links below:
- Gregory Canyon Landfill Application 11C-105
- Gregory Canyon Landfill Application Status Letter 11C-105
- Joint Technical Document V1 Part 1
- Joint Technical Document V1 Part 2
- Joint Technical Document V1 Part 3
- Joint Technical Document V1 Part 4
On January 20, 2012, the San Diego Water Board received a 401 Water Quality Certification application from the City of San Diego for a master storm water channel maintenance program. Below are the application and some additional documents. These materials are available for review using the links below:
- 401 WQ Certification Application 12C-004
- 401 WQ Certification Application Status Letter 12C-004
- Biological Technical Report
- Maintenance Program
- Maps and Plans
On September 19, 2012, the San Diego Water Board received a revised 401 Water Quality Certification application, in the form of replacement pages, and a revised Compensation Plan from Gregory Canyon, Ltd. LLC. These materials are available for review using the links below:
- Revised Application
- Revised Compensation Plan
- Revised Compensation Plan, Figure 9
- Revised Compensation Plan, Figure 10
- Revised Compensation Plan, Table 5
- Revised Compensation Plan, Table 6
This does not represent the complete file due to size limitations. Review of the complete file should be done through a request to view the public records by contacting RB9_records@waterboards.ca.gov
The San Diego Water Board is not requesting comment on the application materials. A draft Order will be available for public review and a public comment period for the Order will be noticed before this matter is placed on an agenda for San Diego Water Board consideration, in accordance with applicable noticing requirements.
The link below provides a table with access to all certifications issued by this Regional Board since January 2008. To review a certification issued prior to that date, please contact our main office number. Documents on this page are in "pdf" format ( Adobe Reader V6.0 or newer)
- 401 Water Certification Program - State Water Board site
Public Documents (All files are in PDF format unless noted)
The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a revised Dredge and Fill Fee Calculator on September 19, 2011. The new fee calculator will be applied to all projects whose applications are received by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board on or after October 19, 2011. A copy of the new fee calculator is available on the State Water Resources Control Board, and can be accessed by following the previously provided link above. Please note, the application fee has increased to $944.00, due at the time the application is submitted.
- Water Quality Certification Application (Revised December 2011)
- 401 Guidance for Post-Fire Recovery Actions
- Regulatory Requirements of a Complete Application
- 401 Frequently Asked Questions
- Water Quality Certification Application Cover Letter
- Certification of Nationwide Permits
- Stream Photo Documentation Procedures for 401 Water Quality Certifications
Power Presentation January 13, 2007