General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges to Land by Small Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges to Land by Small Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The General Order will be applicable for Statewide use by Regional Water Boards. LU/Z/GPD: will vary by location of wastewater systems.

Document Description
The State Water Board is preparing a General Order for land application of treated wastewater from small domestic wastewater and treatment systems that will be applicable statewide. The General Order will allow a monthly average flow rate up to 100,000 gpd and will allow the use of recycled water consistent with California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 22 regulations. Wastewater treatment systems will vary from septic tanks, activated sludge treatment facilities, to pond facilities. The minimum level of treatment will be determined by requirements of the General Order, Regional Water Board Basin Plans, CCR Title 22, and mitigation measures required by future site-specific CEQA evaluations. The General Order will be used by Regional Water Boards to streamline permitting of small domestic wastewater treatment systems, which typically are relatively low threat to groundwater quality.

Contact Information
Timothy O'Brien
State Water Resources Control Board
Lead/Public Agency
901 P Street P.O. Box 100
Sacramento, CA 95812-0100

Phone : (916) 341-6904



Notice of Completion

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Development Type
Waste Treatment:Other (Domestic Wastewater MGD: .1 Max)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Wildfire GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health (CDPH) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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