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
5/17/2023 - 6/7/2023 Redwood Creek Trail Improvement Project-Southern Section Unincorporated, Marin County
5/18/2023 - 6/8/2023 Old Canyon Road Bridge (Stanley Bridge) and downstream creek embankment on Alameda Creek Fremont, Alameda County
5/19/2023 - 6/9/2023 Emergency Bridge Repair 325 Kings Mountain Road Woodside, San Mateo County
5/20/2023 - 6/10/2023 Stanley Boulevard Emergency Repair Project Pleasanton, Alameda County
5/20/2023 - 6/10/2023 Napa River Outfall Project Napa, Napa County
5/22/2023 - 6/13/2023 Storm Drain Improvements - 14 Hall Drive Orinda, Contra Costa County
5/24/2023 - 6/14/2023 Mt. Diablo State Park North Gate Road Emergency Storm Repair Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
5/24/2023 - 6/14/2023 Emergency Axios Winery Bridge St. Helena, Napa County
5/24/2023 - 6/14/2023 Karen Cleary Pile Replacement, Dock Repair Sausalito, Marin County
5/25/2023 - 6/15/2023 Marine Science Institute Pile Repairs Redwood City, San Mateo County
5/30/2023 - 6/20/2023 Watmaugh Road Bridge Replacement Project Sonoma, Sonoma County
5/30/2023 - 6/20/2023 Stanford Alpine Road Emergency Tree Removal Stanford, Santa Clara County
5/30/2023 - 6/20/2023 Walnut Estates Subdivision Project Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
5/30/2023 - 6/20/2023 Calabazas Creek Bank Rehabilitation Project Cupertino, Santa Clara County
5/30/2023 - 6/20/2023 Marina Vista Improvement Club Maintenance Dredging San Rafael, Marin County
6/2/2023 - 6/21/2023 Lagunitas Creek Sediment Reduction Project Olema, Marin County
6/3/2023 - 6/22/2023 Stream restoration project on Rodgers Creek in Temelec Temelec, Sonoma County
6/3/2023 - 6/22/2023 Earthen Damn Outfall IV Travis Air Force Base, Solano County
6/6/2023 - 6/27/2023 San Francisco Bay Fiber Optic Cables Project San Leandro, Brisbane, Alameda, San Mateo Counties
6/6/2023 - 6/27/2023 Creek Bank Slide Repair Miller Creek at Marinwood CSD San Rafael, Marin County
6/6/2023 - 6/27/2023 Gleason Pond Desiltation and Restoration Unincorporated, Contra Costa County
6/6/2023 - 6/27/2023 Trap Pond Desiltation and Restoration Unincorporated, Contra Costa County
6/7/2023 - 6/28/2023 Mrc 2024 Approach Trestle Repairs & Retrofit Martinez, Contra Costa County
6/8/2023 - 6/29/2023 Treasure Island Marina Replacement Project San Francisco, San Francisco County
6/8/2023 - 6/29/2023 SFO Shoreline Protection System Maintenance Program Unincorporated, San Mateo County

The Water Board is accepting written comments on the Tentative Order for Water Quality Certification and Waste Discharge Requirements for stream maintenance activities for select agencies in Alameda, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Sonoma, and Santa Clara counties. The Board will consider this item at its July 12, 2023, meeting. The public comment period is closed.

The Tentative Order would amend Order No. R2-2019-0023, which was issued to Stream Maintenance Programs (SMPs) and Routine Maintenance Programs (RMPs) and applied to stream maintenance activities conducted pursuant to an approved manual for the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the County of San Mateo, the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and Contra Costa County Public Works Department, Sonoma County Water Agency, and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The Tentative Order amendment would add the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the City of Livermore as additional dischargers.

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

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.