NPDES Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements for Seawater Desalination Project at Huntington Beach

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Summary

SCH Number
2001051092
Lead Agency
City of Huntington Beach
Document Title
NPDES Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements for Seawater Desalination Project at Huntington Beach
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/21/2021

Document Description
Poseidon Resources (Surfside) LLC proposes to construct and operate a seawater desalination facility (Facility) in Huntington Beach. The Facility would produce an annual average of 50 million gallons per day (MGD) of potable water through a reserve osmosis process. The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (Santa Ana Water Board) adopted a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and waste discharge requirements for the Facility on April 29, 2021. The NPDES permit is exempt from CEQA; however, the Water Code section 13142.5(b) determination included in the permit is subject to CEQA. For the section 13142.5(b) determination, the Santa Ana Water Board relied on the 2010 Final Subsequent EIR prepared by the City of Huntington Beach and the 2017 Final Supplemental EIR prepared by the State Lands Commission. The Santa Ana Water Board also prepared an addendum to address changes to the Facility's proposed diffuser design for the discharge of concentrated brine. The Santa Ana Water Board considered these environmental documents and made appropriate findings pursuant to the provisions of CEQA.

Contact Information
Jayne Joy
Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
Lead/Public Agency
3737 Main Street, Ste 500
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone : (951) 782-3284
jayne.joy@waterboards.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Huntington Beach
Counties
Orange
Regions
Southern California
Other Information
City of Huntington Beach 2000 Main Street Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/santaana/water_issues/programs/Wastewater/Poseidon.html; https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/government/departments/planning/major/poseidon.cfm; and https://www.slc.ca.gov/ceqa/seawater-desalination/

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Statement of Overring Considerations)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
NOD Poseidon   PDF 783 K

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