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Mona Dougherty, PE Senior Water Resource Control Engineer Wastewater and Storm Water Programs North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board September.

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1 Mona Dougherty, PE Senior Water Resource Control Engineer Wastewater and Storm Water Programs North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board September 12, 2014

2 It’s All About Disposal

3 Regulatory Background  California Water Code  Clean Water Act  Antidegradation Policy (Res. No )  North Coast Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan)  Sources of Drinking Water Policy (Res. No )  Policies and Procedures for Cleanup (Res. No )  State Implementation Policy for NTR and CTR (2005)  Recycled Water Policy (Res. No ) and amendment  Onsite Waste Treatment System Policy (Res. No )

4 Destination Dictates  Ocean Discharges  Surface Water Discharges  Groundwater Discharges  Recycled Water Crops Toilets Landscape Water Supply Augmentation

5 Ocean Plan  No Changes Since 2012  Statewide Trash Policy

6 Inland Surface Waters  Nutrients Nitrogen Phosphorus

7 The Recycled Water Policy  The Policy anticipated stakeholder groups would lead efforts for the development of Salt and Nutrient Management Plans in the region  North Coast Regional Board requested designing a regional framework as an alternative approach  Develop risk based approach to basin prioritization  Establish policy framework within the implementation plan for discharges of waste to land 7

8 Chemicals of Emerging Concern (CECs)  Pharmaceuticals  Caffeine  Nicotine  Acetaminophen  Personal Care Products (PPCPs)

9 Basin Plan Amendments  In Progress Groundwater Toxicity & Chemical Constituents Groundwater Protection Policy  Requested for Triennial Review Consideration Mixing Zone Policy Exception to Seasonal Discharge Prohibition

10 Onsite Waste Treatment System Policy  Ensure properly functioning OWTS for protection of health and the environment and statewide consistency  Adopted June 2012 / Effective May 2013 / Amend May 2014

11 Partnerships  Other agencies  Municipalities  Interested parties

12 Contact Information Mona Dougherty (707) Lisa Bernard (707)


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