Friday, November 4, 2011

North Coast RWQCB CEQA Scoping Meeting and Workshop Scheduled for November 8

The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has scheduled a CEQA scoping meeting and workshop for November 8, 2011, to consider a proposed amendment to add an Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Policy ("AERP") to the Water Quality Control Plan ("Basin Plan") for the North Coast Region.

Regional Board staff is a proposing a Basin Plan amendment that will demonstrate the support of the Regional Board for the use of aquatic system restoration as one of several existing tools to be used in the restoration and maintenance of the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the region’s waters. Staff has proposed the AERP to set forth eligibility criteria and provide a description of the process for obtaining (1) an exemption from certain discharge prohibitions and/or (2) authorization for discharges that may cause temporary exceedances of certain water quality objectives.

The November 8 workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Public Utilities District Office located at 26 Ponderosa Lane, Weaverville, California.

The deadline for comments on the CEQA scoping document is November 18, 2011. Comments must be mailed to:
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Attn: Alydda Mangelsdorf
Comments may also be sent by email to:

For more information regarding this matter, please contact Eric Adair or the KMTG attorney with whom you normally consult.

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