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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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Basin Planning and TMDLs

The Water Board is soliciting public comment on the proposed revisions to the list of impaired waters under Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The 303(d) listing recommendations are included in the Clean Water Act Sections 303(d) and 305(b) 2016 Integrated Report for the San Francisco Bay Region (Integrated Report) and are specific to waters in the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board). The 30-day public comment period will begin on February 10, 2017 and close at 5 p.m. on March 13, 2017. The proposed revisions are available for review at:

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/water_issues/programs/TMDLs/303dlist.shtml


 

Agriculture

NEW - December 2016

The public comment period on the draft General WDRs and draft environmental impact report (EIR) for Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds is now closed.

 

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 Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is being considered for Area 85a/b at the Alameda Gateway Ltd Site in Alameda to cleanup petroleum pollution from historical operation of underground storage tanks. The RAP proposes to clean up the Site by removing free product from the former 85a/b Area via soil excavation and offsite removal. 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. Written comments or objections to this action must be submitted no later than July 17, 2017, by 5:00 p.m.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification


Comment Period Project Name City/County
6/30/2017 - 7/21/2017 Offshore Sediment Area Of The Former Potrero Power Plant Site San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
6/30/2017 - 7/21/2017 Miller Residence Emergency Creek Stabilization Project Monte Sereno, Santa Clara Co.
6/30/2017 - 7/21/2017 Phillips 66 Line 200 Anomaly Investigation and Repair, Dig 108 Rodeo, Contra Costa Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Stabilization Of Arroyo De La Laguna (ADLL) At 7852 Foothill Road Pleasanton Alameda Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Markeley Lane Subdivision Fairfield, Solano Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Mare Island Dry Dock - Pre-Dredge Plan Vallejo, Solano Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Marin-1-43.33 Culvert Replacement Project Tomales, Marin Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Geo-Tech Surveys - Alameda Creek Bridge Replacement Proj EA16030 Fremont, Alameda Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Ballena Isle Marina - Pile Replacement Project Emeryville, Alameda Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Lion Creek Streambank Stabilization Oakland, Alameda Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Loch Lomond Marina, Bank Stabilization and Erosion Control San Rafael, Marin Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 LandSmart on-the-Ground for Sonoma Creek – Vineyard Project 3 Sonoma, Sonoma Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 LandSmart on-the-Ground for Sonoma Creek – Vineyard Project 2 Glen Ellen, Sonoma Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 6825 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Forest Knolls CA Forest Knolls, Marin Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Canyon Road Crossing of San Leandro Creek -Moraga Creek Moraga, Contra Costa Co.
7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017 Infrastructure Improvements Along Estudillo Canal (Zone 2 Line A) San Leandro, Alameda Co.
7/14/2017 - 8/4/2017 Meigs Vineyard Bio Stream Crossing Napa, Napa Co.
7/14/2017 - 8/4/2017 Simco Vineyard Road Realignment Project Napa, Napa Co.
7/14/2017 - 8/4/2017 Emergency Streambank Stabzn 1327 Berry St-Calistoga Elementary School Calistoga, Napa Co.
7/14/2017 - 8/4/2017 7 Hillgirt Creek Bank Retaining Wall Repair Project Ross, Marin Co.
7/14/2017 - 8/4/2017 Regnart Road Emergency Repairs Cupertino, Santa Clara Co.
7/14/2017 - 8/4/2017 San Anselmo Concrete Removal San Anselmo, Marin Co.
7/17/2017 - 8/7/2017 Hunt Camp Trail Improvements Project San Geronimo Valley, Marin Co.
7/21/2017 - 8/12/2017 LandSmart On-the-Ground for Sonoma Creek – Vineyard Project 1 Kenwood, Sonoma Co.
7/21/2017 - 8/12/2017 Nora's Canyon Improvement Projects Larkspur, Marin Co.
7/21/2017 - 8/12/2017 130 SFD Single Concrete Footing Repair San Anselmo, Marin Co.
7/21/2017 - 8/12/2017 Larkspur Isle - Shoreline Stabilization Project Larkspur, Marin Co.
7/21/2017 - 8/12/2017 Treating Priority Rangeland Pathogen on Parklands - Tomales Bay Watershed Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co.
7/21/2017 - 8/12/2017 Bridge Preventive Maintenance Program-City Project No. Brl2pw02 Napa, Napa Co.
7/21/2017 - 8/12/2017 Tiburon Sugarloaf Slide Tiburon, Marin Co.
7/21/2017 - 8/12/2017 Gateway Village Project American Canyon, Napa Co.
7/21/2017 - 8/12/2017 Emergency culvert Repair on Limnatour Road Point Reyes National Seashore, 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 SWPPP and SAP for Piers E6-E18 are available for review and comment until Thursday, July 13, 2017. Comments or questions can be submitted to Derek Beauduy via email to derek.beauduy@waterboards.ca.gov or by phone at 510-622-2348.