Public Notices and Documents for Review

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings

How to Participate

Board Meetings

Basin Planning and TMDLs



  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

San Mateo County’s Local Agency Management Program (San Mateo LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) is available for public comment in advance of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval. The draft Water Board approval letter is also available for public comment. Approval will authorize San Mateo County to continue to manage OWTS within its jurisdiction in accordance with the State Water Resources Control Board’s Water Quality Control Policy for the Siting, Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS Policy). The public comment period is closed.

Site Cleanup

Site Cleanup Requirement Rescission for Pennzoil-Quaker State, for the facility located at 2015 Grand Street in Alameda. The public comment period is closed.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
1/18/2023 - 2/8/2023 Bel Marin Keys Community Services District: 2022 Maintenance Dredge Novato, Marin County
1/18/2023 - 2/8/2023 Emergency Sediment Removal on Ross Creek at Cherry Avenue San Jose, Santa Clara County
1/18/2023 - 2/8/2023 San Francisco East Harbor Fuel Dock San Francisco, San Francisco County
1/18/2023 - 2/8/2023 StFYC Emergency Dock and Pier Repairs 2023 San Francisco, San Francisco County
1/18/2023 - 2/8/2023 Pacific Flyway Center Project Fairfield, Solano County
1/20/2023 - 2/10/2023 VA Hospital Matadero Creek Outfall Restoration Project Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
1/20/2023 - 2/10/2023 Mari Lake-Schaal Pier Repair/Modification Alameda, Alameda County
1/26/2023 - 2/16/2023 Emergency Culvert Replacement at Tehan Canyon Road Pleasanton, Alameda County
1/26/2023 - 2/16/2023 Caltrans 29/37 Interchange Flooding Repair Project Vallejo, Solano County
1/26/2023 - 2/16/2023 Eliot Facility Emergency Bank Stabilization Project Pleasanton, Alameda County
1/31/2023 - 2/21/2023 Caltrans Napa SR128 PM 16 Slipout Emergency Repair St. Helena, Napa County
1/31/2023 - 2/21/2023 Mill Valley – Sausalito Path Bridges 1 & 2 Repair Project Mill Valley, Marin County
2/2/2023 - 2/23/2023 China Camp State Park Water Crossings Improvement Project (Four Crossings) Unincorporated, Marin County
2/3/2023 - 2/24/2023 Ralston Ave Creek Bank Recovery Hillsborough, San Mateo County
2/3/2023 - 2/24/2023 Martinez Pipeline Maintenance Project Martinez, Contra Costa County
2/7/2023 - 2/28/2023 Palomares Road Mile Marker 0.77 Project Castro Valley, Alameda County
2/7/2023 - 2/28/2023 Portland Elbow Extension Project Fairfield, Solano County
2/7/2023 - 2/28/2023 Emergency A Street Slide Repair Unincorporated, Alameda County
2/7/2023 - 2/28/2023 1319 Westridge Drive Emergency Creek Bank Stabilization Portola Valley, San Mateo County

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board


Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit Reissuance

San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) staff has prepared a Tentative Order for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit covering municipal stormwater discharges from entities in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano counties listed in the documents linked below. The Tentative Order, also referred to as the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit or MRP, will replace the Permittees’ existing permit.

The Tentative Order was posted for public review on September 10, 2021. The Water Board held a two-day public workshop hearing on October 12 and 13, 2021, where it received public comments on the Tentative Order. Written comments on the Tentative Order were accepted through November 16, 2021. The comment period has closed.

Water Board staff have prepared a Revised Tentative Order and Response to Comments Received. The Water Board will consider adoption of the Revised Tentative Order at a hearing during its May 11, 2022, Board Meeting.

The Revised Tentative Order and associated documents are linked below.

If you have questions regarding this matter, please contact Derek Beauduy at (510) 622-2348 or via email to

The following video of a Bay Area Regional Collaborative Board meeting includes a presentation on the Municipal Regional Permit Reissuance (beginning at around 35 minutes). The presentation provides a status update from January 2021 and an overview of the focus on resilient green infrastructure. It is a resource on green infrastructure that the Regional Water Board staff believe to be informative, and the Board members may view it: Bay Area Regional Collaborative on 2021-01-15 10:00 AM.

Waste Discharge Requirements

The draft Notice of Applicability for Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District enrollment under the General Waste Discharge Requirements for the Discharge of Biosolids to Land for Use as a Soil Amendment in Agricultural Activities (Order No. 2004-0012-DWQ) is available for public comment. Enrollment will conditionally authorize the land application of biosolids, generated from the Discharger’s wastewater treatment plant, to agricultural areas on District property. The public comment period is closed.