Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for San Francisco Bay to Establish a Total Maximum Daily Load for Sediment, Implementation Plan to Achieve TMDL

Summary

SCH Number
2010079027
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 (San Francisco Bay), Oakland
Document Title
Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for San Francisco Bay to Establish a Total Maximum Daily Load for Sediment, Implementation Plan to Achieve TMDL
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The project is composed of a Basin Plan Amendment to establish a TMDL and an implementation plan to achieve the TMDL and related habitat enhancement goals. The Water Board is obligated under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act to develop a TMDL for Sonoma Creek to address its impairment by sediment. The Basin Plan Amendment includes: (a) numeric targets for sediment that protect water quality; (b) a total maximum daily load for sediment in Sonoma Creek; (c) allocations for all significant sediment source categories; (d) an implementation plan to achieve the TMDL and related habitat goals (e.g., habitat complexity, baseflow, and fish passage); and (e) a monitoring program to evaluate progress toward meeting the targets and goals.

Contact Information
Tina Low
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 (San Francisco Ba
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612

510-622-5682

Location


Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
RWQCB, San Francisco Bay
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
RWQCB, San Francisco Bay 1515 Clay St, Suite 1400 Oakland, CA 94612

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
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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