The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region (Central Valley Water Board) will hold a public hearing to complete the Triennial Review of the Water Quality Control Plans for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins and the Tulare Lake Basin (Basin Plans). The Basin Plans cover all the watersheds of the Central Valley from the Oregon state border to the northern tip of Los Angeles County. The Basin Plans identify beneficial uses of surface water and groundwater, establish water quality objectives to protect beneficial uses, and describe an implementation plan to achieve the water quality objectives.
The purpose of the triennial review is to identify high priority basin planning issues that the Central Valley Water Board will direct resources to over the next three years. Amendments to the basin plan may occur because of the triennial review priorities, but the amendments themselves are not part of the triennial review process. The triennial review process also does not include consideration of waste discharge requirements, waivers of waste discharge requirements, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, or other permitting matters.
The public hearing will be conducted during the December 2018 Central Valley Water Board meeting, which is tentatively scheduled as follows:
Date: 6-7 December 2018 (Please contact the Central Valley Water Board office two weeks prior to the meeting for the exact date.)
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Place: Central Valley Water Board
11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Interested persons may download the draft Triennial Review Work Plan in PDF format from the Central Valley Water Board’s website at: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralvalley/water_issues/basin_plans/triennialreviews/
The deadline for written comments on the Triennial Review Work Plan is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 15 November 2018 and may be submitted either by mail or electronically. Please submit comments to:
Central Valley Water Board
1685 E Street
Fresno, CA 93706
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