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The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


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Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings


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Basin Planning and TMDLs



 

Agriculture

NEW - August 2017

The Water Board will consider adoption of a tentative Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Grazing Operations in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek Watersheds at its November 8, 2017 meeting.  The tentative Conditional Waiver renews a Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Grazing adopted in 2011 for the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds.

The 30-day public comment period will begin on August 30, 2017 and close at 5 p.m. on September 29, 2017. The tentative Conditional Waiver and supporting documents are available for review at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/water_issues/programs/TMDLs/grazing/napa_sonoma_grazing.shtml.

 

NPDES


  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.


Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems


The Water Board is considering approval of Santa Clara County's Local Agency Management Plan (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The LAMP is applicable to all OWTS in Santa Clara County. Approval of the LAMP will find that the LAMP is in compliance with the State Water Board's 2012 OWTS Policy, and authorize Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health to permit and regulate OWTS within the County in accord with the LAMP. Water Board staff have prepared a Memorandum describing the matter and recommending approval of the LAMP. The public comment period is closed.



Site Cleanup



A Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is being considered for Thompson Development, Inc., City of Novato, Marin County. The RAP describes remediation activities to improve subsurface soil and groundwater conditions to meet residential cleanup standards in preparation for the development of Hamilton Square Townhomes at 970 C Street, City of Novato. A RAP, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and Soil Management Plan comprise the entire RAP and are available for review. The public comment period is now closed.

A Draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and Associated Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (included as Appendix D of the RAP) are being considered for the Northeast Area of the Potrero Power Plant Site and a Portion of the Southeast Area of Pier 70, former Potrero Power Plant, 1201 Illinois Street, City and County of San Francisco. The RAP describes remediation activities which include in-situ solidification and limited excavation/offsite disposal of soil to address impacts primarily resulting from former manufactured gas operations. The comment period is now closed. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing (by letter or e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Mark Johnson
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612

    510-622-2493
    mark.johnson@waterboards.ca.gov


The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board has prepared this Fact Sheet to inform the community of a revised corrective action plan (CAP) for the SFPP, L.P. Concord Station bulk fuel terminal located at 1550 Solano Street in Concord, Contra Costa County. The revised CAP presents the proposed onsite and offsite cleanup actions to address petroleum impacted soil, soil gas, and groundwater resulting from historical operations.
A Rescission of Site Cleanup Requirements is being considered for Shore Terminals LLC and Wickland Oil Company, Shore Terminals LLC Selby, Crockett, Contra Costa County. The Order rescinds R2-2004-0064 because all tasks have been completed. The Terminal qualifies for low-threat closure. The public comment period is now closed.

A Tentative Site Cleanup Requirements Order is being considered for OEA Aerospace, Fairfield, Solano County. The Order would require investigation and restoration of water quality by addressing groundwater contamination caused by historic releases to soil and groundwater at the Site, to a level that is protective of human health, safety, and the environment, and to ensure that the beneficial uses of water resources are maintained considering both current and reasonably foreseeable future land and water uses. The Dischargers have discharged constituents of concern, including VOCs and perchlorate, to soil and groundwater underlying the Site. The public comment period is now closed. On April 12, 2017, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed excavation soil and sediment contaminated with PCBs and metals along drainage channels IR 6 primary, IR 6 secondary, and IR 8, and replacement with clean fill. IR 6 and IR 8 drainage channels are located at the SLAC-National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) adjacent to Menlo Park in unincorporated San Mateo County on property owned by Stanford University. Activities at SLAC, which opened in 1962, have resulted in soil and groundwater pollution, the investigation and remediation of which has been governed by successive cleanup and abatement orders issued by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region (Regional Water Board). The public comment period is now closed. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing (by letter or e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Nathan King
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Fax: 510-622-3966
    nathan.king@waterboards.ca.gov


A Tentative Order that would rescind Site Cleanup Requirements is being considered for Five Star Cleaners at 2145 Rumrill Boulevard in San Pablo, Contra Costa County. The Order rescinds R2-2011-0040 because tasks in that Order have been completed and risk management measures have been implemented at the Site. The case qualifies for low-threat closure. The public comment period is now closed. A Tentative Site Cleanup Requirements Order is being considered for the Glovatorium, Oakland, Alameda County. The Order would require completion of remediation of soils, soil vapor, and groundwater contamination to ensure that the beneficial uses of water resources are maintained considering both current and foreseeable future land and water uses. Constituents of concern released to the environment include: total petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated volatile organic compounds. The 30-day public comment period will begin on September 8, 2017 and would close at 5 p.m. on October 9, 2017. The tentative Order package can be found at:


Section 401 Water Quality Certification


Comment Period Project Name City/County
9/1/2017 - 9/22/2017 Webb Creek Bridge Replacement Project Santa Clara Co.
9/1/2017 - 9/22/2017 2017 Emergency Projects - 5 Critical Bank Repairs Pleasanton, Alameda Co.
9/1/2017 - 9/22/2017 PG&E L-3008 MP 500.46 Pipeline -Penitencia Creek Emer Repl Milpitas, Santa Clara Co.
9/1/2017 - 9/22/2017 2017-27 FEMA-Funded Channel Bank Rep Proj Alameda Co.
9/1/2017 - 9/22/2017 Cyrus Creek Streambank Repair Calistoga, Napa Co.
9/1/2017 - 9/22/2017 Damaged sewer pipe support -Baywood Ct Fairfax, Marin Co.
9/1/2017 - 9/22/2017 No. So. Greenway Bike Gap Closure Proj Mrn 101 Greenbrae PM 8.2 - 8.7 EA Larkspur, Marin Co.
9/1/2017 - 9/22/2017 Olema Creek Tributary Culvert Replacement Project Olema, Marin Co.
9/1/2017 - 9/22/2017 Fernandez Ranch Culvert Project Martinez, Contra Costa Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 SR-17 Post Mile 3.0-3.1 Los Gatos, Santa Clara Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 Remedial Action Plan - Pinole Point Business Park Pinole, Contra Costa Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 Manuel T. Freitas Parkway Stormdrain Channel Repairs San Rafael, Marin Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 Randy Lane Drainage San Pablo, Contra Costa Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 Hedelman Houseboat Mill Valley, Marin Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 SR-128 Conn Creek Bridge Replacement Rutherford, Napa Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 270 Beach Rd - Waterfront Improvements Belvedere, Marin Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 Arroyo Mocho Diversion Structure Alameda Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 2017 Storm Season Emergency Repair Project- Entrada Way And Alipne Road Trail San Mateo Co.
9/8/2017 - 9/29/2017 2017 Storm Season Emergency Repair Project San Mateo Co.
9/15/2017 - 10/6/2017 U.S. 10 1-Holly Street Interchange San Carlos, San Mateo Co.
9/15/2017 - 10/6/2017 Treasury Wine Estates St. Helena, Napa Co.
9/15/2017 - 10/6/2017 Coyote Percolation Pond Dam Emergency Repairs Santa Clara Co.
9/15/2017 - 10/6/2017 Ritchey Creek Fish Passage Barrier Removal Napa Co.
9/15/2017 - 10/6/2017 Laurel Place Ii Contra Costa Co.
9/22/2017 - 10/13/2017 Bel Marin Keys Unit V (BMK) Levee Maintenance Marin Co.
9/22/2017 - 10/13/2017 San Anselmo Concrete Removal Reach 1 and 2 San Anselmo, Marin Co.




Resolutions for Consideration by the Board


Urban Stormwater



The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) invites public comments on the following: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) specific permit requirements for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ, NPDES Permit No. CAS000001, as directed by Section VI and Attachment E of the General Permit. After receiving public comment, the Regional Water Board will submit the proposed TMDL - permit specific requirements to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) for the State Water Board to consider adoption and incorporation into the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharges associated with Industrial Activities (Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ). The Regional Water Board will take no formal action regarding the proposed TMDL-specific permit language. The comment period is now closed.
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board invites comments on the following document submitted by the California Department of Transportation: Caltrans Trash Load Reduction Workplan for the San Francisco Bay Region. The workplan was submitted by Caltrans to comply with the prohibition of the discharge of trash as required by the Caltrans NPDES Statewide Stormwater Permit, Order 2012-0011-DWQ, Attachment V. Please submit comments on the workplan to Derek Beauduy at derek.beauduy@waterboards.ca.gov. The comment period is now closed.
The California Department of Transportation has submitted a Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) amendment for the proposed explosive demolition of Piers E6-E18 of the original San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. Piers E6-E18 are planned for demolition in September, October, and November 2017. Piers E3-E5 of the original Bay Bridge were demolished in a similar manner in fall 2015 and 2016. The comment period is now closed.