Ocean Standards - CWA §316(b) Regulation
THERMAL DISCHARGES - COOLING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES
POWER PLANTS THAT ARE AFFECTED
The policy is implemented through NPDES permits. The State Water Board will reissue or, as appropriate, modify NPDES permits issued to owners or operators of existing power plants, after a hearing in the affected region, to ensure that the permits conform to the provisions of the Policy. The State Water Board will reopen, if necessary, the relevant permits and modify the final compliance schedules, if appropriate, based on modifications to the policy approved by the State Water Board or the suspension of final compliance dates.
Map Showing Location of the Once-Through Cooling Power Plants
Questions or Comments
- Permitting Issues - email Renan Jauregui or phone (916) 341-5505
- Policy Issues - email Mariela Carpio-Obeso or phone (916) 341-5576
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