Water Quality Petitions

  • California Code of Regulations - Final Amendments - Effective January 1, 2015
    The State Water Resources Control Board has amended its regulations governing petitions for review of regional water quality control board actions.
  • Filing Petitions and Stays
  • envelope  Electronic Notifications
    For some petitions, you can receive copies of correspondence from the Water Resources Control Board by email. View the list of available petitions and subscribe to receive electronic copies.
  • Water Quality Petitions Currently Under Consideration for Review by the State Water Board (as of January 14, 2023)

    The State Water Board is considering whether to grant review of the following current active petitions for review of regional water quality control board actions or failures to act.  These petitions for review will be dismissed by operation of law if (1) the State Water Board does not issue a letter granting review or (2) the State Water Board does not receive a written request from the petitioner that the petition be held in abeyance, prior to 5:00 p.m. on the corresponding deadline. (California Code of Regulations, title 23, section 2050.5, subdivision (e).) Any exhibits identified in the petitions are available upon request by emailing waterqualitypetitions@waterboards.ca.gov. Active water quality petitions that were received by the State Water Board prior to October 14, 2022 are not listed below because they were dismissed by operation of law effective on the 91st day after receipt, unless (1) the State Water Board granted review or (2) the petitioner placed the petition into abeyance, prior to 5:00 p.m. on the 90th day after receipt. Note that this table does not include petitions that are currently being held in abeyance or requests that the State Water Board review a regional water quality control board’s action or failure to act on the State Water Board’s own motion.

  • Petition Title Petition Received State Water Board
    Review Deadline
    A-2804(a) Petition of Orange County Coastkeeper for Review of Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification and Order for The Lower Newport Bay Confined Aquatic Disposal Construction Project (SARWQCB WDID # 302021-09); Issued by Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board 10/28/2022 1/26/2023
    A-2804(b) (corrected) Petition of Pacific Treasure Foundation for Review of Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Confined Aquatic Disposal Construction Project (SARWQCB WDID # 302021-09); Issued by Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board 10/28/2022 1/26/2023
    A-2785 Petition of Trustees Harold Meskin, Gary B. Rothman, and Marion Rothman for Review of Water Code Section 13267 Order No. R4-2022-0024 for 1901 & 1901(a) Wilshire Boulevard and 1143 19th Street, Santa Monica, Issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Activated 11/16/2022 2/14/2023
    A-2811 Petition of Berryessa Garbage Services, Inc., for Review of Water Code Section 13267 Order Dated November 15, 2022 for Steele Canyon Landfill, Napa County; Issued by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board 12/14/22 3/14/2023
    A-2812 Petition of William and Peggy Butler for Review of NPDES Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements R6T-2022-0057 for the Wendel Geothermal Power Plant, Lassen County; Issued by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board 12/9/22 3/9/2022
    A-2808(a) Petition of Ballona Wetlands Land Trust for Review of Grant of Coverage Under State Water Resources Control Board Order WQ 2021-0048-DWQ for Geotechnical Studies in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve; Issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board 12/28/2022 3/28/2022
    A-2816(b) Petition of Los Angeles Waterkeeper for Review of Waste Discharge Requirements and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Order No. R4-2022-0343 for the Los Angeles-Glendale Water Reclamation Plant; Issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board  1/6/2023 4/6/2023
    A-2815(b) Petition of Los Angeles Waterkeeper for Review of Waste Discharge Requirements and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Order No. R4-2022-0341 for the City of Los Angeles Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant; Issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board  1/6/2023 4/6/2023
    A-2808(b) Petition of Los Angeles Audubon Society for Review of Grant of Coverage Under State Water Resources Control Board Order WQ 2021-0048-DWQ for Geotechnical Studies in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve; Issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board 1/12/2023 4/12/2023
    A-2808(c) Petition of Grassroots Coalition for Review of Grant of Coverage Under State Water Resources Control Board Order WQ 2021-0048-DWQ for Geotechnical Studies in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve; Issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board 1/12/2023 4/12/2023
  • Petitions
    Some petitions are available to download. These are petitions that were filed electronically. These petitions are listed by File number.
  • Draft Water Quality Petition Orders
    These draft orders will be considered by the State Water Board for adoption.
  • Central Coast Agricultural Order 4.0
    Information regarding petitions for review of the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Order No. R3-2021-0040, General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands.
  • Central Valley Existing Milk Cow Dairy Order
    Information regarding the petition for review of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Order No. R5-2013-0122, Waste Discharge Requirements for Existing Milk Cow Dairies and related monitoring and reporting programs.
  • Rialto Perchlorate Contamination
    Since 2002, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (Santa Ana Water Board) has been conducting an investigation of groundwater contamination in the area of the City of Rialto.
  • Central Coast Agricultural Order
    Information regarding petitions for review of the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Order No. R3-2012-0011, Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands, and related Monitoring and Reporting Programs.
  • Los Angeles MS4 WDRs Order
    Information regarding petitions for review of the Los Angeles Regional Water Board’s Order No. R4-2012-0175 [NPDES No. CAS004001] Waste Discharge Requirements for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Discharges Within the Coastal Watershed of Los Angeles County, Except Those Discharges Originating From the City of Long Beach MS4.
  • San Diego MS4 WDRs Order
    Information regarding petitions for review of the San Diego Water Quality Control Board’s Order No. R9-2015-0010, An Order Amending Order No. R9-2013-0001 [NPDES No. CAS0109266] National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges From the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Draining the Watersheds Within the San Diego Region.
  • San Francisco MS4 WDRs Order
    Information regarding petitions for review of the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Control Board’s Order No. R2-2015-0049 [NPDES No. CAS612008] Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit.
  • Approval of Watershed Management Programs under Los Angeles MS4 Order
    Information regarding petitions for review of the Los Angeles Regional Water Board Approval of Watershed Management Programs under Order No. R4-2012-0175 [NPDES No. CAS004001] Waste Discharge Requirements for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Discharges Within the Coastal Watershed of Los Angeles County, Except Those Discharges Originating From the City of Long Beach MS4.
  • Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed Agricultural Order
    Information regarding petitions for review of the Central Valley Regional Water Board’s Order R5-2012-0116 Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Growers within the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed that are Members of the Third-Party Group.
  • San Diego MS4 NPDES Permit and WDRs Order
    Information regarding petitions for review of the San Diego Regional Water Board’s NPDES Permit and WDRs No. R9-2013-0001 [NPDES No. CAS0109266] for Discharges From the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Draining the Watersheds Within the San Diego Region
  • Approval of the North Santa Monica Bay Enhanced Watershed Management Program under the Los Angeles MS4 Order
    Information regarding petitions for review of the Los Angeles Regional Water Board Approval of the North Santa Monica Bay Enhanced Watershed Management Program under Order No. R4-2012-0175 [NPDES No. CAS004001] Waste Discharge Requirements for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Discharges Within the Coastal Watershed of Los Angeles County, Except Those Discharges Originating From the City of Long Beach MS4 (SWRCB/OCC Files A-2477 and A-2508)
  • Oceanside/Fallbrook NPDES Permits
    Information regarding petitions for review of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Order Nos. R9-2019-0166 [NPDES No. CA0107433] and R9-2019-0169 [NPDES No. CA0108031] for the City of Oceanside and Fallbrook Public Utilities District (SWRCB/OCC Files A-2688 and A-2689)
  • A-2779, AES Redondo Beach Generating Station Time Schedule Order
    The State Water Resources Control Board received a petition for review of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s failure to adopt a time schedule order for the Redondo Beach Generating Station Order No. R4-2016-0222-A01, which regulates discharges to King Harbor.

Questions or Comments?

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