Resolution R5-2018-0085, Waiver of Reports of Waste Discharge and Waste Discharge Requirements for Specific Types of Discharge Within the Central Valley Region
- SCH Number
- Public Agency
- Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley), Sacramento
- Document Title
- Resolution R5-2018-0085, Waiver of Reports of Waste Discharge and Waste Discharge Requirements for Specific Types of Discharge Within the Central Valley Region
- Document Type
- NOE - Notice of Exemption
- Document Description
- Discharges covered by the Low Threat Waiver are considered "low risk" discharges that due to waste constituent concentrations, quantity, duration, and/or pre-set control measures pose an insignificant threat to water quality and little risk of nuisance. Resolution R5-2018-0085 adds two types of discharges to the Low Threat Waiver, specifically: - Discharges from System Flushing and Filter Backwash for Water Treatment Systems; and - Discharges from Short-Term or Intermittent Vehicle and Equipment Washing. Resolution R5-2018-0085 sets specific conditions and exclusions on these two types of discharges, as well as all types of discharges allowed by the Low Threat Waiver, to ensure that only the designated types of discharge, those that pose the lowest threat to water quality and nuisance will be applicable for coverage under the Low Threat Waiver.
- Contact Information
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley),
3443 Routier Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone : (559) 445-5551
- Other Location Info
- Geographic scope of the Low Threat Waiver encompasses all areas within Central Valley Region
Notice of Exemption
- Exempt Status
- Categorical Exemption
- Type, Section or Code
- Reasons for Exemption
- Discharges associated with system flushing and filter backwash from water treatment systems, and those associated with short term or intermittent vehicle and equipment washing with the specific conditions allowed under the Low Threat Waiver are of such a low risk that they will not result in any new or significant environmental effects. Accordingly, expansion of the Low Threat Waiver to include these two categories is exempt from CEQA as it can be seen that will not result in any new or significant effects on the environment in accordance with CCR, title 14, S 15061, subd. (b)(3). Additionally, the Low Threat Waiver sets specific restrictions and conditions on discharges associated with operation and maintenance at existing facilities and is categorically exempt pursuant to CCR, title 13, S 15301, for existing facilities, as the waiver does not confer any planning or building authority associated with expansion or use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. New or expanding facilities are still subject to local agency approvals, permits, and potential project level CEQA review.
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