Notice of Public Workshop: Storm Water Strategic Initiative

Draft Proposal for a Storm Water Program Workplan and Implementation Strategy and Proposed Project List

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will hold a Public Workshop to provide information and allow the public to make comments on the Draft Proposal for a Storm Water Program Workplan and Implementation Strategy (Draft Proposal) and the Proposed Project List on the following date:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.

Joe Serna Jr. – CalEPA Headquarters Building
Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I Street, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

BACKGROUND

Storm water plays an important role in the management of California’s water resources. The Storm Water Program of the State Water Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards has established alternative innovative solutions to storm water management in recent years, including integrated approaches through watershed efforts encouraging storm water capture for both water quality and water supply benefits. However, the challenges in regulating storm water discharges continue as California’s natural landscape and hydrology is affected by development, a growing population, and climate change.

State Water Board staff conducted outreach in summer 2014 to collect stakeholder input to identify and discuss storm water program issues and potential approaches to address them. The product of this collaboration is a prioritized list of potential State Water Board actions to improve storm water regulation. The Draft Proposal and the Proposed Project List addresses stakeholder concerns and identifies methods to integrate watershed management, multiple-benefit solutions, source control, and regulatory efficiencies.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY

The Draft Proposal and the Proposed Project List is available to view or download on the State Water Board’s Web site at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/strategy_initiative.shtml.

You may request a paper copy by contacting Ms. Rachael Tadlock at (916) 341-5568 or (Rachael.Tadlock@waterboards.ca.gov).

PROCEDURAL MATTERS

At the August 19, 2015 Public Workshop, State Water Board staff will present: (1) the elements of the Draft Proposal, (2) the Proposed Project List, (3) the Draft Proposal approval and implementation process, and (4) future opportunities for public participation. Interested parties will have the opportunity to speak and present their comments to the State Water Board.

Questions concerning the Public Workshop may also be directed to Ms. Shuka Rastegarpour at (916) 341-5576 or (shuka.rastegarpour@waterboards.ca.gov).

PARKING AND ACCESSIBILITY

There is a parking garage across from the building with entrances on 10th and 11th Streets between “I” and “J” Streets, and metered parking spaces in the vicinity of the building. For a map, see our Web site: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EPAbldg/location.htm.

All visitors to the Joe Serna Jr.-CalEPA Headquarters Building (CalEPA) are required to sign in and receive a badge at the Visitor Services Center located inside the main entrance.

Valid picture identification may be required due to the security level. Please allow up to

15 minutes for receiving clearance before proceeding to the second floor.

The CalEPA is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who require special accommodations are requested to contact Michele Villados at (916) 341-5881, at least five working days prior to the meeting date. Persons with hearing or speech impairments can contact us by using the California Relay Service Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD). TDD is reachable only from phones equipped with a TDD Device. HEARING IMPAIRED RELAY SERVICE: TDD to voice (800) 735-2929; voice to TDD (800) 735-2922.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please direct questions about this notice to Ms. Shuka Rastegarpour at (916) 341-5576 or (shuka.rastegarpour@waterboards.ca.gov).

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