Amendment to the Colorado River Basin Water Quality Control Plan to Revise a Septic Tank Discharge Prohibition for the Town of Yucca Valley, CA - San Bernardino

Summary

SCH Number
2017039003
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 (Colorado River Basin), Palm Desert
Document Title
Amendment to the Colorado River Basin Water Quality Control Plan to Revise a Septic Tank Discharge Prohibition for the Town of Yucca Valley, CA - San Bernardino
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/7/2017

Document Description
On May 19, 2011, the CA RWQCB, Colorado River Basin Region adopted Resolution No. R7-2011-0004, amending the Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region. The State Water Board approved the amendment under Resolution No. 2011-0054, on Nov. 1, 2011. Resolution No. R7-2011-0004 prohibits the discharge of wastewater from new or existing individual disposal systems on parcels within Phases 1, 2, and 3 of the Hi-Desert Water District (HDWD) Sewer Master Plan (Final Report, January 2007) no later than May 19, 2016, May 19, 2019, and May 19, 2022, respectively, or when a municipal sewage collection system becomes available, whichever occurs first. The prohibition allows the Colorado River Basin Water Board to consider and grant exemptions on a case-by-case basis, pursuant to exemption applications submitted to the Executive Officer. Exemptions granted must be based upon the weight of evidence demonstrating unique technical, environmental, or economic conditions that would make connection to the collection system or installation of an on-site advanced treatment and disposal system technically impracticable or economically excessively burdensome. On March 10, 2016, the Colorado River Basin Water Board adopted Resolution No. R7-2016-0001 revising the prohibition adopted in Resolution No. R7-2011-0004. The State Water Board approved these revisions under Resolution No. 2016-0050 on Sept. 20, 2016. Resolution No. R7-2016-0001 revises the prohibition as follows: 1) Extends the Phase 1 compliance deadline from May 19, 2016 to June 30, 2021; 2) Consolidates and extends the Phase 2 and Phase 3 compliance deadlines of May 19, 2019, and May 19, 2021, respectively, into a single deadline of Dec. 31, 2025; 3) Revises the internal boundaries for Phases 1, 2, and 3 to coincide with the construction of the HDWD's sewage collection system; (4) incorporates criteria for addressing "deferred parcels," which are properties that do not generate sufficient wastewater to ensure proper operation of a sewage collection system; 5) Establishes monitoring and reporting requirements to collect information on deferred parcels; and 6) Eliminates outdated and unnecessary language.

Contact Information
Maria Davydova
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 (Colorado River B
73-720 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone : (760) 776-8947

Location

Cities
Yucca Valley
Counties
San Bernardino

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Colorado River Basin Water Board
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Final Environmental Document Available at
N/A

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
N/A
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type 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
N/A
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
N/A

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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