OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: EPA Seeks Comment on Proposed Options for Regulating Perchlorate in Drinking Water

From the US EPA: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks public input on a range of options regarding the regulation of perchlorate in public drinking water systems. The agency is seeking comment on a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for perchlorate to establish a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) and […]

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OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Lower Elkhorn Basin Levee Setback project, Yolo County, CA

From the US Army Corps of Engineers: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has posted Public Notice SPK-2016-00457 to www.spk.usace.army.mil/Media/RegulatoryPublicNotices.aspx California Department of Water Resources has applied for a permit to place dredged or fill material in approximately 19.61 acres of waters of the United States to construct a setback levee approximately 1,500 feet east of the existing […]

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OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Public Comment Period Opens for Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program

From the Department of Water Resources: The California Department of Water Resources announced the opening of the 45-day public comment period for the Draft Proposition 68 2019 Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program Guidelines and the Planning – Round 3 Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP). The public comment period began on May 3, 2019 and will close at 5 p.m. on June […]

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WORKSHOP: Needs Assessment Workshop #3: Cost Analysis

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will hold a public workshop on Cost Estimating for a Needs Analysis for drinking water systems, state small water systems and private domestic wells. The workshop will be the last of the three workshops in the Needs Analysis series to inform on how to appropriate and implement the authorized funding. Subsequent […]

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OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Draft interim recommendations for addressing groundwater contaminated with PFOA and PFOS

EPA Asks for Public Input on Draft Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with PFOA and PFOS From the US EPA: “Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released draft interim guidance for addressing groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) for public review and comment. This is a key component of the agency’s PFAS Action Plan. These […]

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PUBLIC INPUT WANTED: State Water Board solicits comments on the development of a water rights enforcement policy

The State Water Board has the responsibility for regulating drinking water, protecting water rights, and protecting water quality.  In recent years, the State Water Board’s rules and regulations have expanded as a result of new legislative mandates while at the same time, complaints of water rights violations have been trending up, increasing the workload for staff.  While the Board does […]

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OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Reclamation requests comments on Klamath Project draft environmental assessment

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation invites public review and comment on a draft Environmental Assessment titled, Implementation of Klamath Project Operating Procedures 2019-2024. The draft evaluates the proposed action for the Biological Assessment that was transmitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dec.21, 2018, as modified on Feb. 15, […]

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OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Water Boards Staff Workshop- Definition of Protected Water (SB4)

From the State Water Resources Control Board: State Water Board staff will be holding a workshop Friday, May 10, 2019 to fulfill the Senate Bill 4 (Pavley, 2013) requirement to review the definition of “Protected Water” (see Water Code§ 10783(k)(2)). We are planning presentations by State Water Board staff, US Geological Survey, industry representatives, and non-governmental organizations. Board member(s) may be […]

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OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: EPA and Army publish proposed revised “waters of the United States” definition

From the US Army Corps of Engineers: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has posted Public Notice SPK-2019-00005 to www.spk.usace.army.mil/Media/RegulatoryPublicNotices.aspx. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army announced today the publishing in the Federal Register of the proposed new definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean […]

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OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Reclamation seeks comments on draft environmental document for long-term water transfers

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation is requesting comments on a draft revised environmental analysis for long-term water transfers prepared with the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority. The analysis includes the environmental effects of approving voluntary water transfers from 38 water management agencies and individuals north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Central Valley Project […]

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