Gino DiCaro

Industrial stormwater permit update

By Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications

Capitol Update, Dec. 22, 2011 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The State Water Resources Control Board sent this message on Wednesday, December 21st:  

“Staff of the State Water Board is working to address the comments we received on the previous draft (posted in January 2011). Since the comment deadline expired in April 2011, we have expended a lot of effort to improve our collective understanding of all the various interests and needs driving this project during our current, unique economic conditions. In response, we have worked to refine the language in the documents to be responsive to those interests and issues. This internal, deliberative process is nearing the end, though, and we would like to provide you all with a status update. 

We expect to release a new draft of the industrial permit and its attachments and supporting documents, including a response to the comments received in April, in early 2012. We anticipate at least a 60 day comment period, during which we expect to provide at least two, informal staff workshops and one, formal public hearing. Our interest in holding the informal staff workshops is to explain the rationale for the new draft permit and receive feedback from the public, so these will probably precede the hearing and we hope to announce actual dates, soon.”

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has tentatively scheduled the first workshop associated with the yet-to-be-released draft industrial permit for January 19th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sacramento. 

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