Ocean Standards

Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) Natural Water Quality Committee and ASBS Monitoring

This committee was established under State Water Board Resolution 2004-52. The Committee will focus on Scripps’ and other relevant La Jolla data to define natural water quality in the San Diego-Scripps ASBS in La Jolla. The Committee has also agreed that their work should provide guidance for assessing impacts to water quality in any ASBS in the State. The Committee will not make regulatory decisions but will instead provide scientific advice to the Water Boards regarding natural water quality on the coast and in the ASBS, and the observed impacts to water quality and marine aquatic life in ASBS. Regarding the Committee’s scientific questions, three areas of emphasis have been established:

  1. Are water quality objectives and permit limits being met?
  2. What are impacts to marine species and communities?
  3. What would ambient marine water quality be like without waste discharges, and how does effluent impact that water quality?

2010 Committee Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
August 10, 2010
January 12, 2010

Draft Meeting Materials for Final Meeting August 10, 2010

2009 Committee Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
October 26, 2009
August, 25, 2009
April 3, 2009
January 26, 2009

2008 Committee Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
November 21, 2008
September 2008
June 5, 2008
March 19, 2008
Notice  |  Agenda

2007 Committee Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2007
September 7, 2007
July 27, 2007
May 7, 2007
March 12, 2007

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