Press Releases

Description Date
Four Central Coast growers to pay penalties for failing to comply with Agricultural Order (Press Release in English) - (Comunicado de Prensa en Español) 11/17/2023
EPA Reaches Agreement with California Department of Corrections over Claims of Clean Water Act Violations 9/19/2023
City of Salinas to pay over $193,000 for 2022 untreated wastewater spill into Natividad Creek
Funds will be put toward projects that help prevent future spills
Ryan Lodge Appointed Executive Officer of the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board 9/13/2023
Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., and HVI Cat Canyon, Inc. ordered to pay $65 million for oil spills to surface waters
U.S. District Court supports Central Coast Water Board and multi-agency enforcement efforts (see the Central Coast Water Board’s List of Discretionary Administrative Civil Liability Orders to access a copy of the court judgment)
City of San Juan Bautista agrees to pay $870,000 for alleged wastewater discharge violations
Bulk of penalty to be applied to construction of new sewer main
KA Farms LLC agreement to pay $38,225 penalty 06/06/2022
Central Coast Water Board Allocates $5.9 million from PG&E Settlement
Funds will support high priority water quality projects in the Central Coast
City of Greenfield to pay for unauthorized discharges of wastewater to groundwater 12/23/2021
Monterey One Water to pay $800,000 for discharges of untreated wastewater into Monterey Bay 08/17/2021
Central Coast Regional Water Board adopts General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands 04/16/2021
$2.5 Million Settlement Reached with Regional Water Board for 2015 Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County
Settlement agreement is one part of $60 million settlement
City of Hollister Will Pay $181,110 for Illegal Discharge Caused by Wastewater Collection System Failure 12/19/2019
Central Coast Water Board Appoints Matt Keeling to Executive Officer 12/18/2019
Hospitality Company Fined $11,990 for Violating Construction Permit and Unlawfully Discharging to Carbonera Creek 08/29/2019
Free Well Testing Program Expands to San Benito County 08/14/2019
Multiple Offender Hayden Environmental Inc. Barred from Work on Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Program 01/31/2019
Central Coast Water Board Reaches Settlement with Guggia Farms Over Reporting Violations 01/24/2019
Central Coast Water Board Offers Free Domestic Well Testing 09/05/2018
Central Coast Water Board Supports Salinas Valley Safe Drinking Water Agreement; Water Deliveries Expected Soon - en Español 05/18/2017
Central Coast Water Board and South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Settle Litigation Regarding 2010 Wastewater Spill 10/13/2016
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency to Pay $298,958 in Penalties for Sewage Spill 04/19/2016
Central Coast Regional Water Board Announces New Executive Officer 03/22/2016
County of San Luis Obispo Environmental Health Media Release regarding trichloroethene in water supply wells near Buckely Road in San Luis Obispo 12/24/2015
Central Coast Water Board Takes Enforcement Action 08/03/2015
Central Coast Water Board Approves Santa Barbara Desalination Permit 02/02/2015
Central Coast Water Board Approves Financial Element of Drought Project 01/16/2015
Central Coast Water Board Approves Cambria Emergency Drought Project 11/14/2014
Central Coast Water Board Teminates Los Osos Enforcement Orders 09/29/2014
State Water Board Fund Two Projects to Improve Water Quality at Cowell Beach 04/23/2014

Central Coast Water Board, Grover Beach Settle Stormwater Discharge Report Violations

Jean-Pierre Wolff Named Central Coast Water Board Chair 02/05/2014
State Water Resources Control Board Issues Order Modifying Central Coast Regional Board's March 2012 Irrigated Agriculture Order 09/24/2013
State Water Board funds project to improve water quality at Capitola Beach 8/6/2013
May 30-31, 2013 Board Meeting Press Release 6/3/2013
Central Coast Waterboard Issues Cleanup and Abatement Order to Ensure Safe Drinking Water for the Community of San Lucas in the Salinas Valley 4/25/2013
Workshops Scheduled To Assist Growers with Annual Compliance Form 10/23/2012
Water Board Issues Fines for Violations of Ag Order 10/16/2012
Central Coast Water Board Fines South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District for Waste Water Spill 10/04/2012
Water Board Staff Proposes Fines for Violations of Ag Order 9/26/2012