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  • 05/11/2020 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join State Water Resources Control Board staff at one of four virtual stakeholder workshops to learn about the proposed reissuance of the Statewide Phase II Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. Due to health concerns from COVID-19, these workshops will be conducted virtually to avoid an in-person gathering. These virtual workshops are free of charge and will be hosted using the Zoom video conferencing platform. Information on how to use Zoom is available at the Zoom website.


    Staff will present information and address questions regarding proposed changes in the forthcoming permit reissuance. Topics will include clarifications on reformatting, reorganization updates, and the new storm water requirements for public school districts and community colleges. To learn more, please register for the virtual workshop designated below by stakeholder location:


    Date:  June 15, 2020 Monday

    Location:  

    Virtual Workshop #1 - Northern California

    Registration for Workshop #1

    Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    https://waterboards.zoom.us/j/97160801973?pwd=L0cwbUg5SlFvZnlhaFhlejVIdnIydz09


    June 15, 2020

    Monday

    Virtual Workshop #2 - Central California

    Registration for Workshop #2

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    https://waterboards.zoom.us/j/92932840770?pwd=UzdmVFZuMmVjZ29wTmZHTzhvaEYzUT09


    June 16, 2020

    Tuesday

    Virtual Workshop #3 - Los Angeles Region

    Registration for Workshop #3

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    https://waterboards.zoom.us/j/92044697546?pwd=dXpkTWMwYlBkVWpscWRTL2xPd0FRUT09


    June 16, 2020

    Tuesday

    Virtual Workshop #4 - Southern California

    Registration for Workshop #4

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    https://waterboards.zoom.us/j/94635830610?pwd=aFliNktqdTBZZ05SUFo4dGhZcVdDQT09


    To attend, you must register via one of the links provided above. Use the link for the workshop designated to your location. Upon completing the registration, you will receive an email containing the meeting ID and link necessary to access and attend the virtual workshop. There will be a Question and Answer (Q&A) session following the staff presentation. If you wish to ask a question, please email your question during the meeting to Stormwater@waterboards.ca.gov.


    For questions regarding these meetings or accessibility, please contact:

    Paul Levy

    State Water Resources Control Board

    Municipal Storm Water Unit

    Paul.Levy@waterboards.ca.gov or (916) 323-5598

    Save-the-Date!

    Phase II MS4 Permit Reissuance

    Virtual Stakeholder Workshops


  • 03/05/2020 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff will hold public workshops regarding proposed changes to the Statewide Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit (General Permit).


    The proposed changes in the forthcoming permit reissuance include regulating municipal stormwater from public school districts and community college campuses. A quorum of the State Water Board may be present at one or more workshops; however, the State Water Board will not take any action at the workshops. The workshops will be held at the following locations and will not be webcast or recorded:


    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board Office, Board Hearing Room

    11020 Sun Center Drive #200 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670


    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Office, Watershed Room 895 Aerovista Place #101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, Board Hearing Room

    2375 Northside Drive #100, San Diego, CA 92108


    Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Office, Carmel Room

    320 W 4th Street #200, Los Angeles, CA 90013


    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Humboldt County Office of Education, Sequoia Conference Center Annex Boardroom

    901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501


  • 01/14/2020 4:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 22 - Manteca

    Feburary 26 - Newman

    March 25 - Lodi

    April 22 - Escalon

    May 27 - San Joaquin County

    June 24 - Riverbank

    July 22 - Patterson

    August 26 - Ceres

    September 23 - Ripon

    October 28 - Stanislaus County

    November 17 - Lathrop

    December 15 - Tracy for Annual Strategic Planning Meeting

  • 06/18/2019 7:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EPA’s new program creates pathway to civil service for recent graduates

    WASHINGTON (June 17, 2019) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing the Green Interns Program to cultivate a collection of the best, qualified candidates to fulfill mission critical occupations nationwide. Starting September 30, 2019, the program will provide recent graduates with an opportunity to serve their country through a career in the federal government while gaining valuable work experience and knowledge of environmental issues.    

                               

    Green Interns Program participants will be entitled to benefits including: federal health insurance, the Thrift Savings Plan, sick and annual leave accrual, a transit subsidy and more. Throughout the program, interns will be supported through mentoring, formal interactive training and an Individual Development Plan. After completing the program, participants may be converted into permanent federal employees.


    To be eligible for the program, candidates must have earned associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degrees or certificates from qualifying institutions and programs within the previous two years. Veterans are eligible to apply up to six years after completing their degree or certificate. Preference eligible veterans can apply two years after release or discharge from active duty.


    Green Interns will qualify for conversion to either a 1-4-year term or permanent position once they have completed at least one year of continuous service and all other program requirements, demonstrated successful job performance, and meet the qualifications for the permanent position to which they will be converted.


    Those interested can apply at: www.usajobs.gov beginning June 14, 2019. Accepted candidates are expected to begin the program on September 30, 2019.

    In partnership with colleges and universities, the White House Initiative Programs,

    EPA’s Special Emphasis Program Managers and EPA’s Non-Labor Groups, EPA will hire candidates through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Pathways Program

    Recent Graduates hiring authority. The Pathways Programs offers graduates clear, accessible paths to federal internships and potential careers.


    For additional information regarding the Green Interns Program, or to speak to EPA’s

    Green Interns Program Manager, please contact Piyachat Terrell at: terrell.piyachat@epa.gov or (202) 564-1856.

    To learn more about the Green Interns Program, visit: https://www.epa.gov/careers/green-interns.


  • 06/17/2019 7:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 13, 2019 - CV-SALTS updates 


    1. We have produced a short video that explains the upcoming CV-SALTS Nitrate Control Program. Please feel free to share it with your colleagues and constituents and add to your organization’s website. The video is accessible from the upper left corner on https://www.cvsalinity.org/docs/videos.html The video is titled Nitrates in Groundwater: The Issue…


    2. The State Water Resources Control Board is hosting a public workshop on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/board_info/calendar/docs/notice_cvsalt.pdf) to discuss the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Amendments to the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basin Plan and the Tulare Lake Basin Plan to incorporate a Central Valley-wide Salt and Nitrate Control Program. The Salt and Nitrate Control Program provides a framework for the Central Valley Water Board to regulate salt and nitrate while also ensuring that groundwater users whose wells are impacted with nitrates are provided safe drinking water.  The Central Valley Water Board approved the referenced Amendments in May 2018, and the State Board must approve them before they can be implemented. We will inform you when the State Water Board sets their meeting date to consider approval of the Amendments.


    3. The two pilot management zones (Kings River East GSA/AID Area Management Zone and Turlock Management Zone) are progressing with the identification of steering committee members, zone boundaries and drafts of Early Action Plans. We will update you more on these as they move forward.


    4. We are in the process now of updating www.cvsalinity.org to make the necessary information about the upcoming new regulations for salts and nitrates easier to find. We will let you know when the website work is completed.


  • 04/24/2019 7:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Nitrates in the Groundwater:The Issue" is a 4:26 minute video that takes the viewer through the highlights of the nitrate challenge and new, upcoming regulatory approach for the Central Valley. The CV-SALTS initiative is explained as a group of regulators, farmers, and others that have worked together over the last decade to try to keep generations of farmers in business while protecting water quality. We need to address the problem. New regulations are coming that will offer two options - meet the drinking water standard at the point of discharge (traditional permitting) or a new option - form a local or regional Management Zone to work collectively to first solve the drinking water problem. Management Zones offer a more flexible way to comply. 


    It can be viewed via the CV-SALTS website at: https://www.cvsalinity.org/docs/videos.html and it is available for download at: https://vimeo.com/322155619



  • 02/27/2019 1:59 PM | Anonymous

    Chapter 811, Statute of 2017 (Senate Bill 541, Allen) required the State Water Resources Control Board to “recommend best design and use practices for stormwater and dry weather runoff capture practices that can generally be applied to all new, reconstructed, or altered public schools, including school grounds.” 

     

    The Division of State Architect, California Department of Education, Office of Water Programs at California State University, Sacramento, and Water Boards partnered to complete the Guidance for Stormwater and Dry Weather Runoff CAPTURE (California Practices to Use Runoff Effectively) at Schools.  The Guidance is also posted on the Strategy to Optimize Resource Management of Stormwater (STORMS) website under the “Other STORMS Products” tab.


  • 12/17/2018 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 23, 2019 = Lodi

    February 27, 2019 = Newman

    March 27, 2019 = Manteca

    April 24, 2019 = Lodi

    May 22, 2019 = San Joaquin County

    June 26, 2019 = Stanislaus County

    July 24, 2019 = Patterson

    August 28, 2019 = Riverbank

    September 25, 2019 = Escalon

    October 23, 2019 = Ceres

    November 20, 2019 = Ripon

    December 13, 2019 = Tracy


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