From the State Water Resources Control Board:
The State Water Resources Control Board Administrative Hearings Office has received a request for hearing by BlueTriton Brands, Inc. (successor by name change to Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.) on the April 23, 2021 draft Cease and Desist Order issued by State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, Permitting and Enforcement Branch.
On April 23, 2021, Julé Rizzardo, Assistant Deputy Director for the Permitting and Enforcement Branch of the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board” or “Board”) Division of Water Rights (“Division”) issued a Notice (“Draft CDO Notice”) of Revised Report of Investigation and Draft Cease and Desist Order (“Draft CDO”) to Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (“Nestlé”). The Draft CDO alleges that Nestlé is making, and threatens to continue to make, unauthorized diversions of water from Strawberry Creek in San Bernardino County. The Draft CDO Notice, issued under Water Code section 1834, advised Nestlé that, if Nestlé wanted to request a hearing on the Draft CDO, then it had to submit a written request for hearing to the State Water Resources Control Board, Administrative Hearings Office (“AHO”) within 20 days of Nestlé’s receipt of the notice. (See Water Code, § 1834, subd. (b).)
Read/download the full notice below.2021-05-21 Notice of Request for Hearing (BlueTriton Brands - Nestle)