Document: Policy for Implementing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: “This Policy is adopted for the State Water Resource Control Board’s (State Water Board) implementation of the 1996 Amendments to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which created the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program. The DWSRF provides various types of assistance for Public Water Systems (PWS), including projects that: (1) address public health risk problems, (2) are needed to comply with the SDWA, and (3) assist those most in need on a per household affordability basis. The federal DWSRF provides capitalization grants to states that may be used to provide loans and other assistance to public water systems. The DWSRF program was initially implemented by the California Department of Health Services, and subsequently transferred to the State Department of Public Health. As of July 1, 2014, the program is implemented by the State Water Board.” Read the policy document here: Policy for Implementing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Regional Water Board and Caltrans Agree to Settle Water Code Violations in Tuolumne County: “The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have agreed to a $2.7 million dollar settlement regarding alleged violations of two stormwater permits governing the State Route 108 East Sonora Bypass Project in Tuolumne County. The settlement resolves the allegations that work on a Caltrans project resulted in the discharge of approximately 800,000 gallons of sediment-laden stormwater to waters of the United States during a series of storms between October 22 and December 27,2012. Caltrans has informed the Central Valley Water Board it has filed a dispute with its contractor and intends to seek appropriate reimbursement from the contractor for the penalties. … ” Read more from the State Water Resources Control Board here: Regional Water Board and Caltrans Agree to Settle Water Code Violations in Tuolumne County
Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts: “The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review draft environmental documents for the proposed renewal of San Luis Unit Central Valley Project interim renewal contracts for the Cities of Avenal, Coalinga, and Huron and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Interim renewal contracts are undertaken under the authority of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act to provide a bridge between the expiration of the original long-term water service contracts and long-term renewal of those contracts. Each of the interim renewal contracts would be renewed for up to two years beginning March 1, 2015. ... ” Read more from the Bureau of Reclamation here: Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts
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