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2011 State Water Board Press Releases

Press Releases/Media Advisories – 2011

Description Date
San Diego County Area Groundwater Quality Assessed in New Report 12/20/11
Santa Ana Water Board Fines Kirkhill Elastomers over $1.7 Million for Water Code Violations 12/19/11
Red Balloons Entering San Francisco Bay Brings Stiff Response from San Francisco Regional Water Board 12/13/11
Lahontan Water Board Continues Investigation of Perchlorate in the Barstow Area 12/6/11
Judgment Entered Against Tesoro Corporation for Underground Storage Tank Monitoring and Testing Violations 11/9/11
Public Workshop on Draft Septic System Policy in Riverside - Two meetings, 1 pm and 6 pm set for Monday Nov. 7 11/4/11
Public Workshop on Draft Septic System Policy in Santa Rosa - Two meetings, 1 pm and 6 pm set for Wednesday Nov. 2 11/1/11
Water Boards and USEPA Launch Unique Effort to Eliminate Discharges of Plastic “Nurdles” 10/28/11
Public Workshop on Draft Septic System Policy in Redding - Two meetings, 1 pm and 6 pm set for Friday Oct. 28 10/26/11
Public Workshop on Draft Septic System Policy at CalPoly - Two meetings, 1 pm and 6 pm set for Monday Oct. 24 10/21/11
Central Coast Water Board Fines City of San Luis Obispo $57,130 for Sewage Spills 10/18/11
Pacific Gas & Electric Ordered to Provide Replacement Water to Affected Residents in Hinkley, CA 10/13/11
Central Coast Water Board Fines Bradley Land Company $60,000 for Clean Water Act Violations 10/12/11
Central Valley Water Board to Consider Costs of Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program 10/12/11
Executive Officer Extends 2004 Agricultural Order and Issues Updated Monitoring and Reporting Program 10/4/11
State Water Board Releases Draft Septic Tank Policy For Public Comment 9/30/11
City of Millbrae Wins 2011 “Wuhoo” Pollution Prevention Award 9/27/11
Lawsuit Filed Against West Sacramento Company for Violations of Tank Tester Licensing Requirements for Underground Storage Tanks 9/22/11
State Water Board Approves Frost Protection Regulations for the Russian River Watershed 9/20/11
State Water Boards Third Web-based Performance Report Now Available 9/19/11
San Diego Regional Water Board Approves $1.3 Million in Water Quality Settlements - Local Projects to Receive $445,000 9/14/11
Central Valley Water Board Prosecution Team Proposes Enforcement Orders for the City of Colfax 9/9/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $330,000 Penalty To The Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District 9/9/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $125,000 Penalty to the City Of Angels 9/8/11
State Water Board Reaches $6 Million Settlement with Petroleum Firm over Violations in 17 Counties 8/29/11
State and USEPA warn against blue-green algae in Iron Gate and Copco Reservoirs 8/17/11
Santa Ana Water Board Settlement Amounts to $314,981 in Fines Against Caltrans, Sanbag, MCM Construction, Inc., and Skanska–Rados 8/15/11
Central Valley Water Board Issues $682,500 Fine to Winemucca Trading Company, Ltd., Owners of the Former Shasta Paper Mill 8/10/11
State Water Board Issues $1.3 million in Mandatory Minimum Penalties Against Eight Facilities 7/28/11
Lahontan Regional Water Board Acts to Prevent Acid Spills from Leviathan Mine Following Unusually Wet Winter 7/25/11
Los Angeles Regional Water Board’s Chief Prosecutor  Issues a $118,710 Penalty Complaint to  Michael Kim and the T & T Family Trust 7/12/11
State Water Board Approves Mercury Control Strategy for Fish in Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins 6/21/11
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board Approves Actions to Complete Restoration of Napa Sonoma Salt Marsh 6/8/11
San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board Acts to Stop the Flow of “Nurdles” to California Waters 6/7/11
SWAMP Report: Urban Coastal Areas Monitoring Shows Methylmercury and PCB Contamination in Sport Fish 5/26/11
State Water Board Approves $3.3 Million in Funds to Speed Colorado Lagoon Cleanup and Restoration Effort 5/17/11
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board Penalizes City of Redding $72,000 for Violations at Wastewater Treatment Facility 5/12/11
San Diego Water Board Prescribes Requirements to Protect Coastal and Inland Waters from Pollutants Discharged at Firework Events 5/12/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $239,500 in Complaints for Dairy Reporting Violations 5/12/11
San Francisco Bay Water Board Orders City of Pacifica to Improve Sewage Collection as part of $1.7 Million Settlement 5/11/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $315,000 In Complaints For Mandatory Minimum Penalties 5/10/11
CEQA Meetings Planned May 2 & 5 for Proposed Septic Tank Policy
4/27/11
State Water Board Approves Strategy to Improve Lake Tahoe Clarity 4/20/11
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board Approves $1.8 Million Wetland Project 4/12/11
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board Issues $487,000 Civil Liability Complaint 4/12/11
USEPA Assists Lahontan Regional Board with Sampling 3/22/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $171,000 in Complaints for Penalties 3/17/11
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Issues Cleanup and Abatement Order to Shell Oil Company 3/14/11
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board Limits PCBs from Wastewater to San Francisco Bay 3/9/11
Caltrans and Contractor O.C. Jones & Sons to Pay $315,000 to Settle Alleged Environmental Violations Related to Highway 101Widening Project between Steele Lane and Windsor 2/16/11
Enforcement Action against ECO Resources, Inc. for Violations Associated with the Operation of Wastewater Treatment Facilities 2/2/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $32,075 in Complaints for Industrial Storm Water Reporting Violations 1/13/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $144,000 in Complaints for Mandatory Minimum Penalties 1/13/11
San Diego Water Board Imposes $353,200 in Civil Liability for 1.6 Million Gallon Sewage Spill into Murrieta Creek 1/12/11

 

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