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Board Enforcement Priorities


Santa Ana Region Enforcement Priorities for 2022-2023

To continue enforcement of violations that adversely affects or threatens water quality, undermines the integrity of the self-reporting regulatory structure, or demonstrates behavior that show a pattern for failing to implement permit requirements. Pay special attention to facilities that discharge high salinity wastes to unlined ponds, facilities that either fail to obtain 401 certification, implement certification conditions or fail to submit required reports in a timely manner.  Stormwater staff will focus on Industrial and Scrap Metal facilities that show a pattern of not sampling and pay particular attention to MS4 Authorities’ work toward meeting receiving water quality objectives through monitoring as presented in their annual reports.  Planning staff will monitor for Agricultural operators that fail to join or implement the Conditional Waiver of Agricultural Discharges.