NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP & TRAININGS: Draft Implementation Guidance, State Wetland Definition and Procedures for the Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State

On April 2, 2019, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted the State Wetland Definition and Procedures for the Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State (Procedures). In adopting the Procedures, State Water Board Resolution No. 2019-0015 directed staff to develop implementation guidance for potential applicants, and to solicit informal input from stakeholders prior to finalizing the guidance. State Water Board staff held an informal public stakeholder meeting on December 2, 2019 to inform the development of implementation guidance for potential applicants.

On February 28, 2020, at 9am at Cal EPA headquarters in Sacramento, staff will hold an additional informal public stakeholder workshop to discuss and receive feedback on the draft implementation guidance. The draft implementation guidance will be made available for public review prior to the staff workshop through a subsequent Lyris subscription email. A broadcast of the workshop will be available via the internet and can be accessed at: https://video.calepa.ca.gov/. Viewers will be able to submit questions to SierraRM@CalEpa.ca.gov during the workshop.

After the implementation guidance is finalized and prior to the May 28, 2020, effective date of the Procedures, State and Regional Board staff will hold several public trainings to explain and answer questions about the Procedures. Following the trainings, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., staff will be available to answer questions. A detailed schedule for the public trainings is provided below.

April 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
San Diego Regional Water Board
Board Meeting Room
2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108

April 30, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Central Valley Regional Water Board
Greg Cash Meeting Room
364 Knollcrest Drive, 2nd Floor
Redding, CA 96002

May 13, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lahontan Regional Water Board
Annex Hearing Room
973 Silver Dollar Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

April 24, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Central Valley Regional Water Board
Board Meeting Room
11020 Sun Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

May 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Santa Ana Regional Water Board
Arlington Meeting Room
3737 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

May 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
North Coast Regional Water Board
David C. Joseph Meeting Room
5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Any change in the date, time, or place on any of the public trainings will be noticed through the Lyris email distribution list.

The Procedures and Resolution No. 2019-0015 are on the State Water Board’s Water Quality Certification website (https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/cwa401/wrapp.html).

Questions regarding this notice may be directed to Ana Maria Saenz at (916) 341-5480 (AnaMaria.Saenz@waterboards.ca.gov)

 

 

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