Source Identification Pilot Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Source Identification Pilot Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The State Water resources Control Board (State Water Board) will award Clean Beaches Initiative Grant Funding to Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) to implement the Source Identification Pilot Program. The goal of the Source Identification Pilot Program is to develop standard source investigation protocols that will identify bacteria sources contributing to chronically impaired beaches. A list of beaches that have persistent water quality impairment, as evidenced by AB 411 bacteria exceedences will be developed. From this list, several beaches will be selected to have source identification projects conducted by SCCWRP. State Board staff will coordinate with the Interested jurisdictions associated with the beaches on the list, and facilitate the source identification studies. One outcome of each source identification study will be a list of recommendations for potential project(s) that will reduce or eliminate the contributing source(s). A broader outcome will be standard source identification protocols that will be made available on the State Water Board website for other communities interested in reducing bacterial contamination from their beaches and waterways.

Contact Information

Laura Peters
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6, Sec 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The grant funds awarded will allow SCCWRP to perform source identification studies at several chronically impaired beaches in California. The source identification studies will consists only of monitoring and basic data collection, which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. This project is strictly for information gathering purposes.

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