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Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program

Water Quality Management Plan for National Forest System Lands in California

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS), in collaboration with the State and Regional Water Boards has developed a new Water Quality Management Handbook (WQMH) to address control of nonpoint source pollution generated by various activities on National Forest System lands in California. This WQMH will replace the existing WQMP, which was originally certified by State Water Board in 1981 pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 208. Concurrently, pursuant to State Water Resources Control Board Resolution 2009-0064, the State Water Board has developed a proposed statewide Waiver of waste discharge requirements and reports of waste discharge for the nonpoint source activities covered by the WQMH.

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Upcoming Workshop and Adoption Meeting

  • September 20, 2011
    Workshop to receive public comments concerning: 1) a proposed statewide Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Nonpoint Source Discharges Related to Certain Activities on National Forest System Lands in California, and 2) a supporting Mitigated Negative Declaration.

    Time: No earlier than 1 p.m.
    Location: Joe Serna Jr./Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
    Coastal Hearing Room
    1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814

  • New Date! December 6, 2011 (rescheduled from November 1, 2011)
    Consideration of adoption of: 1) a proposed statewide Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Nonpoint Source Discharges Related to Certain Activities on National Forest System Lands in California, and 2) a supporting Mitigated Negative Declaration
    Location: Joe Serna Jr./Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
    Coastal Hearing Room
    1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814

Relevant Documents

Related U.S. Forest Service Information

Comments Letter Received during the Public Comment Period

Questions or Comments about the Forest Service Plan?