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Press Releases/Media Advisories – 2012

Description Date
Bay Delta Plan Update: Draft San Joaquin River Flow and Southern Delta Salinity Requirements Released for Public Comment 12/31/12
Search Warrant executed at Environmental Consulting Company, PW Environmental in Fraud Investigation 12/21/12
Los Angeles Water Board Issues Cleanup and Abatement Order to The Boeing Company for Santa Monica Groundwater Cleanup 12/17/12
Central Valley Water Board Adopts Waste Discharge Requirements for Irrigated Lands 12/12/12
San Diego Water Board Approves $138,000 Penalty for Polluted Discharges to San Diego Bay 12/12/12
State Water Board Directs Sacramento County Sanitation District to Upgrade Sewage Treatment to Protect Human Health and Aquatic Life 12/4/12
State Water Board and I-Bank Bond Sale of AAA Related Bonds saves State of California $10 Million 12/03/12
Penalties Totaling $1.38 Million Proposed for Tracy Dairy Properties Controlled by Henry J. Tosta 11/29/12
Los Angeles Water Board Cracks Down on Sanitation Districts for Failure to Comply with Santa Clara River Chloride Limitations 11/26/12
Los Angeles Water Board Approves Updated Storm Water Runoff Regulations 11/9/12
North Coast Water Board Staff Recommends $5.5 Million Caltrans fine for Discharges into Russian River Tributary 11/08/12
Central Coast Water Board Workshops Scheduled To Assist Growers with Annual Compliance Form 10/22/12
Central Coast Water Board Settles Enforcement Actions: Farming Operations Will Pay for Violations of the Irrigated Lands Agricultural Order 10/16/12
State Water Board Allocates $2 Million in Funds for Interim Replacement Drinking Water for Economically Disadvantaged Communities 10/16/12
Boaters Alerted of Asian Clam Control Project in Emerald Bay 10/11/12
Media Availability - Boat Tour of Asian Clam Control Project Site at Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay 10/11/12
North Coast Water Board Adopts New Forest Management Plan to Improve Regional Water Quality 10/4/12
Asian Clam Control Project taking place at Emerald Bay 10/4/12
Central Coast Water Board Fines South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District for Waste Water Spill 10/4/12
Central Coast Water Board Proposes Fines Ranging from $2,070 to $19,410 to Six Farming Operations for Operations for Alleged Violations of the Irrigated Lands Agricultural Order 9/26/12
$400,000 Judgment Entered for Underground Tank Violations in Kern, Merced and San Luis Obispo Counties Against Oil Marketer 9/25/12
State Water Boards Fourth Web-based Performance Report Now Available 9/19/12
City of Ione Faces $143,552 Penalty for Failure to Comply with Cease and Desist Order 9/13/12
Alameda County and Thomas Barron Win 2012 “WuHoo” Pollution Prevention Awards 9/12/12
State Warns Against Blue-Green Algae in Klamath River 9/12/12
Los Angeles Regional Water Board Establishes Expert Panel to Review Carousel Neighborhood Cleanup 8/29/12
Governor Brown's State Water Board Appointee Felicia Marcus Confirmed by State Senate 8/23/12
State Water Board Seeks $150,000 in Penalties From Bakersfield Firm for Continued Underground Storage Tank Fraud 8/23/12
Draft Hinkley Groundwater Cleanup Environmental Impact Report Available for Review 8/21/12
$700,000 Settlement Proposed for Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority Sewage Discharges into the Mojave River 8/8/12
$50,600 Penalty Imposed on Farming Operation for Waste Discharge Violations in Stanislaus County 8/8/12
Ken Harris Named Interim Executive Officer at the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board 8/1/12
State and U.S. EPA Warn Against Blue-Green Algae in Copco and Iron Gate Reservoirs on Klamath River 7/24/12
Health Advisories Posted for High Levels of Blue-Green Algae in Spring Lake 7/23/12
Executive Officer Proposes $272,928 Penalty to Dairy for Illegal Disposal of Cow Carcasses and Illegal Discharges of Wastewater 7/23/12
December 2010 Sewage Spill into Lake Tahoe Results in $239,081 Fine from Lahontan Board 7/16/12
Farm Trust Faces $23,685 Penalty for Waste Discharge Violations in Contra Costa County 7/13/12
Civil Complaint Filed Against Hayden Environmental, Inc. for Submitting Fraudulent Invoices to the State Water Board 7/09/12
Lahontan Regional Water Board Addresses Bi-State Angora Fire Commission Recommendations to Prevent Future Fire Risks 6/25/12
Reporting Deadline Looming for Water Diverters 6/22/12
Central Coast Water Board Sets Civil Liability Hearing on 1.1 Million Gallon Sewage Spill in South San Luis Obispo County 6/19/12
State Water Board Approves Statewide Septic Systems Policy to Minimize Risks to Water Quality 6/19/12
Are California’s Streams and Rivers Healthy? 6/18/12
Overflowing Manure Storage Area and Illegally Buried Dead Cows Found at Two Area Farms 6/15/12
Lahontan Water Board Ensures Clean Water for Hundreds of Hinkley Residents 6/07/12
State Water Board Approves Funds for Beach Water Quality Monitoring 6/05/12
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Proposes over $400,000 Fine for Tesoro Pollution 5/29/12
Survey Reveals High Methylmercury in Coastal Sport Fish 5/24/12
Owners of Southern California Environmental Consulting Firm Charged with Fraud 5/10/12
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Acts to Improve Salinas Storm Water Management 5/04/12
State Water Board Approves Low Risk Underground Storage Tank Policy 5/01/12
State Water Board Report Shows Highest Pollution and Toxicity Levels, Pesticide Contamination in Urban Watersheds 4/27/12
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Executive Officer Named 4/27/12
Ross Valley Sanitary District to pay over $1.5 million for Sewage Discharges into Corte Madera Creek and San Francisco Bay 4/23/12
Lahontan Regional Water Board Appoints New Executive Officer 4/16/12
Investigation Finds Perchlorate Contamination in Sample Wells at Barstow Site 4/12/12
Los Angeles Water Board Orders City of Avalon to Reduce Pollution at Avalon Beach 4/05/12
EPA and LA Water Quality Board Set Strict New Pollution Reduction Plans for 175 Waterways in Los Angeles Area 3/27/12
Proposed Final Draft Statewide Septic System Policy Released 3/21/12
State Water Board Approves Storm Water Order for Selected Coastline Areas 3/21/12
Central Valley Water Board issues Cleanup and Abatement Order 3/16/12
Caltrans to Pay $475,182 Fine in Settlement of Water Pollution Violations 3/15/12
Irrigated Lands Order wins approval on Central Coast 3/15/12
PG&E to pay $3.6 million for failing to contain Hinkley chromium contamination $1.8 million for Hinkley School water project 3/15/12
San Diego Bay Sediment Cleanup Order Adopted Largest Cleanup Order Adopted by San Diego Water Board 3/14/12
Malibu’s Legacy Park Crowned Project of the Year (issued by the City of Malibu) 2/23/12
Beach Water Quality Testing Focus of State Board Action 2/21/12
Central Coast Ecological Preserve Wins National Award 2/14/12
Feds Approve California Sewage Ban and Create Largest Coastal No‐Discharge Zone in the Nation 2/09/12
State Water Board Takes Steps To Assist Mosquito Abatement Districts 2/08/12
State Water Board Approves Strategy for Water Quality Restoration at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports 2/07/12
Eight Year Study Finds Half of State’s Streams in Good Shape - Streams in Urban Areas Show Degradation 1/30/12
Free State Water Board Online 2012 Calendar Highlights Citizen Water Quality Monitors and Water Related Dates 1/25/12
Central Valley Water Board Supports Court Ruling on Sacramento Sewer Standards 1/24/12


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