Basin Plans - are designed to preserve and enhance water quality and protect the beneficial uses of all regional waters.
Site Assessment & Cleanup
Key Regulations and Policy Documents
The Regional Board’s legal authority for regulation of site cleanup is found in Division 7 of the California Water Code, State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) policies, and the Water Quality Control Plan for the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins and the Water Quality Control Plan for the Tulare Lake Basin (Basin Plans). Below you will find general descriptions and links to the most widely applicable regulations and policy documents used in site cleanup.
State Water Resources Control Board Resolution No. 92-49 - Policies and Procedures for the Investigation and Cleanup and Abatement of Discharges Under Section 13304
State Water Resources Control Board Resolution No. 68-16 - Statement of Policy Regarding Maintaining High Quality of Water in California (also known as the Antidegradation Policy)
State Water Resources Control Board Resolution No. 88-63 - “Sources of Drinking Water Policy”
Order No. R5-2015-0012 - General Order for In-Situ Groundwater Remediation and Discharge of Treated Groundwater to Land
Order No. R5-2022-0006, NPDES Permit No. CAG995002 - General Waste Discharge Requirements/NPDES Permit for Limited Threat Discharges
Central Valley Regional Water Board Resolution No 98-240 - Confirming Application of Resolution No. 92-49 and the Basin Plan as Requirements for Groundwater and Soil Cleanups at McClellan Air Force Base