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  • 08/28/2014 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here is the link with more information regarding AB2043 spoke about at our Phase II Partnership meeting yesterday in Modesto.

  • 08/28/2014 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    My presentation will be on the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association’s Post-Construction Manual for Provision E.12 compliance. It will cover many aspects of the implementation of bioretention as mandated by the Permit.


    The Post-Construction Manual is available from BASMAA and may be downloaded at (scroll down to “Projects and Programs”).

    Dan Cloak

  • 08/05/2014 7:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open!

    Bay+Delta+Water: Better Together
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Antioch Community Center
    4703 Lone Tree Way Antioch, CA

    Presented by:


    Please join us for this half-day conference to discuss the role of fresh water in the Bay-Delta Estuary, the current planning processes underway that may negatively or positively impact fresh water flows, and what needs to be done to protect the environmental, economic, social, and health benefits of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.

    This year’s drought conditions highlight the importance of regional planning to address this issueundefinedjoin us for a stimulating discussion. This event is free, and is open to the public.

    Conference registration is open! Register at:

    Funding provided by:
    The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
    San Francisco Estuary Partnership
    Friends of the San Francisco Estuary

    Contact: Darcie Luce | 510.282.1254 |

  • 07/21/2014 4:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • 02/03/2014 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    RB_Presentation_SJR DOTMDL.pps This is the presentation by Christine Joab at our January SJVSWQP Meeting in Ripon.  
  • 12/31/2013 7:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    [Updated on 7/1/2014]

    January 22    -   City of Ripon
    February 26   -   City of Patterson
    March 26      -    City of Lathrop
    April  23        -    City of Newman
    May 28         -    City of Lodi
    June 25        -    City of Riverbank
    July 23         -    Port of Stockton
    August 27     -    County of Stanislaus
    September 24  -  City of Tracy
    October 22      -  County of San Joaquin
    November 19   -   City of Ceres
    December - TBD   Strategic Planning Meeting

  • 11/25/2013 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From: Geoff Brosseau []
    Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 8:23 AM
    To: CASQA - Board 2013; CASQA - Executive Program Committee - 2013
    Cc: Geoff Brosseau

    Subject: California Urban Pesticides and Toxicity Monitoring Data Report

    CASQA Board of Directors and Executive Program Committee,


    The purpose of this email is to make sure you and your colleagues are aware CASQA recently published a report compiling monitoring data for two types of common, currently used pesticides: pyrethroids and fipronil.  The report summarizes thousands of samples from more than 100 urban surface waters throughout California.


    The report documents widespread water and sediment toxicity in California urban waterways, with pyrethroid insecticides commonly identified as the apparent cause. Pyrethroids and their associated toxic effects have been found routinely in California urban areas, wherever monitoring is performed using technically appropriate protocols.


    Fipronil--an alternative to the pyrethroids--also commonly occurs in California urban watersheds.  Observed concentrations of fipronil and its degradates are approaching and in some cases exceeding effect thresholds, suggesting an increasing potential for fipronil to pose risks to aquatic ecosystems.    


    As many of you know, because California local agencies do not have the statutory authority to control pesticide uses, CASQA has partnered with California Water Boards to work with California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs toward addressing this and other pesticide water pollution.  In 2012, DPR enacted regulations to reduce outdoor use of pyrethroids in an effort to end the pyrethroid water pollution documented in this report.  


    This data compilation is being widely shared with pesticides regulators, water quality agencies, the pesticide industry, pest management professionals, and interested stakeholders with the intent of informing continuing management actions to address urban pesticide water pollution.  


    The full report is available online at:    


    Please share this with colleagues.  The following Subcommittee chairs should consider distributing this report to their members: Monitoring & Science; Phase II; Policy & Permitting; and Watershed Management and Impaired Waters.

    CASQA has shared this report with EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, EPA Office of Water, EPA Region 9 (both water & pesticides), DPR, State & Regional Water Board pesticides liaisons (management and the staff that are partners in our joint pesticides regulatory effort), the Urban Pesticides Committee email list, the NPS Info, CWEA P3S, and various POTW listservers, various IPM and scientific researchers working in related areas, and colleagues in other states.


    Thank you, 




    Geoff Brosseau
    Executive Director
    California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA)
    P.O. Box 2105
    Menlo Park, CA 94026-2105
    650-366-1042 (Voicemail box only)

    CASQA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of stormwater quality management, science, and regulation. 


  • 11/22/2013 7:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi –

    Attached are the Meeting Agenda and Draft Meeting Notes that contain the questions/answers, comments and requests from the Region-wide Permit meeting held at the Central Valley Water Board’s Rancho Cordova Office on November 12th.  I understand that a number of stakeholders could not hear the discussion due to interference with the WebEx connection. 

    • ·         Please review the Draft Meeting Notes and let me know if there are any specific questions you would like me to send up to management for a response. 

    • ·         If you have been participating in the Region-wide Permit discussions, you may have been signed up for the Lyris List.  The Lyris List is an email system the Water Boards use to communicate general information to stakeholders. 

    Please forward this information as needed.  Thank you,

    Genevieve (Gen) Sparks, Environmental Scientist

    Storm Water MS4 Program

    Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

    11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200

    Rancho Cordova, CA  95670

    (916) 464-4745

  • 10/09/2013 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For the Meeting Agenda item #3 concerning TMDLs with the Phase II MS4 Permit:

    I have provided Phase II MS4 contact information to the State Board for the TMDL-MS4 meetings scheduled in November 2013.  Each meeting will involve a brief background on each TMDL and discussion of potential implementation language. 

    The meetings are organized by watershed (San Joaquin River, Sacramento River (including Clear Lake)), and Delta) and will be held at the State Water Board in downtown Sacramento.  Meetings will be webcast if participants cannot attend in person. 

    The meetings are scheduled on November 15th (10a.m. – 3p.m., San Joaquin River Pesticides and Dissolved Oxygen TMDLs), November 18th (11a.m. – 3p.m., Sacramento River Watershed Pesticides, Clear Lake Nutrients), and November 21st (10:30 a.m.- 2p.m., Delta Pesticides and Methylmercury). 

    Thank you,

    Genevieve (Gen) Sparks, Environmental Scientist

    Storm Water MS4 Program

    Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

    11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200

    Rancho Cordova, CA  95670

    (916) 464-4745

  • 10/02/2013 6:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Urban Waters Small Grants Program

    This EPA grant program will fund research, training, and demonstrations that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality in urban areas. This program recognizes that healthy and accessible urban waters can help grow local businesses and enhance educational, recreational, social, and employment opportunities in nearby communities. EPA expects to award approximately $1.6 million to support such projects, in grants of $40,000 to $60,000 each.

    Proposal Due Date: November 25, 2013

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