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Sackett tremors threaten EPA Clean Water regs; New bill protects landowners from EPA action; The Defense of Environment and Property Act, HR 4304; Supremes: EPA Actions "outrageous" Argument comes in dispute over agency threats to Idaho family; Historic Supreme Court ruling allows the Sacketts to fight EPA takeover of their land; Supreme Court Unanimously Allows Idaho Couple To Fight EPA ; Supreme Court ruling bolsters property rights; Supreme Court backs landowners in EPA clean water case; Supreme Court rules against feds! Takes stinging power away from Obama's EPA The Environmental Protection Agency cannot issue a drive-by decision that a parcel of land is a protected wetlands and prohibit the owner from using it, and then refuse to hear any challenges to such decisions. Supremes: EPA Actions "outrageous" Argument comes in dispute over agency threats to Idaho family ; Supreme Court to Rule Monday on EPA Water Policy; Supremes Question EPA Supremacy ; Big government hijacks Clean Water Act Army Corps and EPA regulations attempt to expand the Corps and EPAs jurisdiction by redefining what a water of the United States (WOTUS) is. It uses broad terminology to determine whether a water is a tributary, essentially allowing every ditch or conveyance to qualify and fall under federal regulatory authority, it defines traditional navigable waters as any water that supports one-time recreational use. Barrasso-Heller amendment would do two things. First, it would prohibit the Corps from finalizing the guidance. Second, it would prohibit the Corps from promulgating a rulemaking redefining WOTUS. Comments on the proposed definition change:; National Assoc. of Home Builders, et al. v. EPA, et al.
Judge stops logging over Clean Water Act concerns A federal judge has blocked a Montana logging project partly because the U.S. Forest Service didn't properly disclose that it may need to obtain Clean Water Act permits for logging roads in the area
Obama proposes broadening EPA's power over water
The Obama Administration released a national Clean Water Framework on April 27, 2011, that affirms its comprehensive commitment to protecting the health of America's waters. The framework recognizes the importance of clean water and healthy watersheds to our economy, environment and communities, and emphasizes the importance of partnerships and coordination with states, local communities, stakeholders, and the public to protect public health and water quality, and promote the nations energy and economic security.
Feds issue guidelines for protecting waterways
Obama administration issues draft clean water guidelines
Obama administration proposes broadening EPAs power to protect waterways from pollution
EPA Guidance Seeks to Clarify Reach of Clean Water Act
This draft guidance will be open for 60 days of public comment to allow the public and stakeholders to provide input and feedback before it is finalized. Regulations.gov
Federal Clean Water Act (Digest); Federal Water Pollution Control Act - TITLE 33Navigation and Navigable Waters - CHAPTER 26Water Pollution Prevention and Control [As Amended Through Pub.L. 110-288, July 29, 2008] (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.)
CA Porter Cologne Water Quality Control Act; Ceres version
CA Code of Regulations; CA Water Code ; Title 23 Water ; Title 27 Environmental Protection
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) Region 1
CA State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
- Non Point Source Pollution Program Strategy and Implementation Plan
- Plans and Policies
- Statement of Water Diversion and Use Program
- Decisions Pending and Opportunities for Public Comment
- California Rangeland Water Quality Management Plan 1995
- California law requires the State Water Resources Control Board to balance environmental benefits against economic factors to ensure the reasonableness of the policy
- Entergy Corp v. Riverkeeper
CA Environmental Protection Agency
- Environmental Justice Action Plan
- Goals for EJ Pilot Projects Oct. 2005
- Pilot Project Summary for Community Capacity Building Klamath River Tribes Jan, 2005
- Pilot Project Summary for Community Capacity Building Klamath River Tribes May 18, 2005
- Pilot Project Update Oct. 2005
- Environmental Justice Action Plan SWRCB Klamath River Pilot Tribal Project update 2007
- Environmental Justice Plan Pilot Projects Addressing Cumulative Impacts and Precautionary Approach March 25, 2005
Federal Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) Region 9
Scott River TMDL
- Draft Scott River Watershed Quality Compliance and Monitoring Plan
- Final Scott River Work Plan/Implementation Plan
- RESOLUTION NO. R1- 2005-0113
- ORDER NO. R1-2006-0081 Conditional Waiver For Discharges Related to Specific Land Management Activities in the Scott River Watershed
- Action Plan for the Scott River Watershed Sediment and Temperature Total Maximum Daily Loads (Basin Plan language).
- Staff Report for the Action Plan for the Scott River Watershed Sediment and Temperature Total Maximum Daily Loads
- Scott Valley Community Groundwater Study Plan (Dr. Harter); U.C. website
- Comments on Draft Study Plan
- Siskiyou County Scott River TMDL Comment letter (Armstrong)
Shasta River TMDL
- TMDL Fact Sheet provides general information about Shasta and Klamath Rivers.
- Notice for Ranchers to Comply with the Shasta TMDL
- Letter of Intent for Ranchers to Comply with the Shasta TMDL
- Shasta River TMDL Annual Reporting Requirements for Ranchers Frequently Asked Questions
- Letters of Intent and Compliance Workshops Update - Shasta River TMDL - July 21, 2008
- Shasta River TMDL Update for Ranchers - September 26, 2007
- Draft Shasta River TMDL Implementation Workplan - Draft Workplan, March 20, 2007
- RESOLUTION NO. R1- 2006- 0052 - June 28, 2006
- ACTION PLAN FOR THE SHASTA RIVER WATERSHED TEMPERATURE AND DISSOLVED OXYGEN TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS Basin Plan Language - June 28, 2006
- STAFF REPORT
REPORT FOR THE ACTION PLAN FOR THE SHASTA RIVER WATERSHED TEMPERATURE AND DISSOLVED OXYGEN TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS
- Shasta River Water Quality Conditions 2002 & 2003
- Shasta River Water Quality Related Investigations - 2004
- Shasta River Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Plan
- USGS 2002-2003 Water Quality Data Report
- LAKE SHASTINA LIMNOLOGY
Salmon River TMDL
Klamath River TMDL
- Action Plan
- Resolution No. R1-2010-0026 - Action Plan for the Klamath River Total Maximum Daily Loads addressing Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen, Nutrient, and Microcystin Impairments in the Klamath River in California and the Lower Lost River Implementation Plan
- Resolution No. R1-2010-0025 - Site Specific Dissolved Oxygen Objectives for the Klamath River in California
- Agreement in Principle Interim Measure 12: Water Quality Monitoring Activities, Monitoring Year 2009 - Now Available
- Comments (Armstrong) 8/17/09
- Klamath River Modeling Scenario
Blue Green Algae
- Letter re: Klamath River Microcystin Toxin Impairment May 29, 2008
- EPAs Responsiveness Summary Re: Klamath Microcystin Listing May 29, 2008
- EPAs Staff Report Re: Klamath Microcystin Listing March 13, 2008
- More information on the 303(d) List from the Regional Water Board
- More information on the 303(d) List from the US EPA (note: hosted on US EPAs website)
- CA Dept. of Public Health
- CDC (Center For Disease Control)
- Siskiyou County Public health algae brochure ; Facts
Articles/ReportsLiving Rivers Council v. State Water Resources Control Board Alameda County Superior Court Case No.: RG-10-543923, filed October 27,2010
NORTH COAST REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD DRAFT Agricultural Lands Discharge Program Scope and Framework;
- NRCS Partners Receive $2 Million for Conservation Innovations (Water quality trading markets)
- "North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) staff is proposing Basin Plan revisions that will result in more fully and efficiently protecting groundwater and surface water quality in the North Coast Region. "These proposed revisions to the Basin Plan include changes to Chapter 3 - Water Quality Objectives and Chapter 4 -Implementation Plans to include a new groundwater protection policy and to update theimplementation program for the discharge of waste to land.. CEQA Scoping Meeting Presentation (mid-2012 to solicit early public comment on the development of the implementation phase of this work.)
- Board may restrict runoff from irrigated lands; Water quality board exec doesn't want another delay on new ag runoff rules; Water quality issues; Calfornia farmers face future of grueling water regulations; NCRWQCB Water Quality Compliance Program for Discharges from Irrigated Lands; My Comments ; Water Quality Compliance Program for Discharges from Irrigated Lands in the North Coast Region. The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board is developing a water quality compliance program for discharges from irrigated lands in certain watersheds, including along the Klamath, Scott and Shasta rivers.
- EPA to impose 500 ft. riparian buffers against pesticide use taking 60% of farmland in WA state out of production Video; Video - EPA/NMFS imposing 500 foot no farm buffers around streams in Washington state
- Agricultures effort to block NPDES permits for pesticides fails; Judge Rules Salmon Entitled to Protection From Pesticides ; New pesticide law 'a train wreck just waiting to happen'
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the Healthy Watersheds Initiative (HWI) National Framework and Action Plan. The HWI is intended to protect the nations remaining healthy watersheds, prevent them from becoming impaired, and accelerate restoration successes. Plan; There is a direct relationship between land cover, hydrology and key watershed processes and the condition of aquatic ecosystems. Landscape condition is the patterns and connectivity of habitat in the landscape, both terrestrial and aquatic (e.g., forest cover, headwaters, riparian corridors, floodplains, wetlands, lakes and stream network connectivity). Green infrastructure assessments are useful in providing this information. Green infrastructure is an interconnected network of natural areas and open spaces that sustains ecosystems (Benedict MA and ET McMahon, 2006)Companions: National Fish Habitat Management Plan (regional Fish Habitat Partnerships, regional habitat planning); the U.S. Forest Service Watershed Condition Framework).
- National Wetlands Inventory and Mapper
- Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental ResultS (WATERS)
- Water Quality Standards Database (WQSDB)
- "Wildlife, Water Quality and the Public Trust Doctrine: A Means of Enforcing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Plans,"
- NCRWQCB (modified) Resolution No. R1-2011-0069, Directing Staff to Use Existing Authorities to Implement Water Quality Objectives for Temperature in the North Coast Region and Develop for Board Consideration a Basin Plan Amendment to Incorporate a Temperature Implementation Policy Summary
- The EPA's Endangerment Finding Is Very Endangered; EPA's Mission Leap
- Increased monitoring finds more water pollution in California; EPA Region 9; "Toxicity in California Waters: October 2011"
- Appeals Court's Ruling on Stormwater Runoff Provokes Political Backlash
- Gov Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Roads Ruling
- Ruling makes it harder to regulate large animal operations' discharges Court says the EPA cannot require a permit just because the potential to discharge exists
- Non-Polluting Feedlots Don't Need EPA Permits
- Ag Groups Win Suit Against EPACAFOs win lawsuit over water permits - Appeals court rules EPA cannot require discharge permits based on chance
- NPPC Scores CAFO Suit Victory Over EPANPPC Scores CAFO Suit Victory Over EPA
- NPPC scores CAFO suit victory
- Court Slaps Down EPA Over CAFOs and Clean Water ActAppeals court grants standing for challenges to impaired water listing Water plan okayed Klamath River pollution limits approved
- EPA approves Klamath River TMDLs
- Strict water pollution standard proposed for Ore.
- PacifiCorp:: No threat to sue EPA over Klamath TMDLs yet
- Klamath River clean-up takes a step forward
- Salmon-Killers Ordered to Stop Polluting River
- Water regulations may affect irrigation
- Pollution plan under review
- EPA approves water quality plan for Klamath River
- EPA to impose stricter water quality standards for lower Klamath River
- Klamath River cleanup wins federal approval
- EPA Approves Historic Salmon Restoration Plan for Klamath River
- Officials approve Klamath water quality package; limits on pollution seen as key to revitalizing river and its fish
- State Water Board approves Klamath TMDLs
- TMDLs: The EPA Fishes Something Nasty From the Clean Water Act
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guidelines for maintaining instream flows in Northern California coastal streams.
- Proposed Listing of Napa River as water quality impaired due to "flow impairment"
- Comments on SWRCB implementation of AB 2121 which required the Board to adopt principles and
Siskiyou County Water Conservation and Flood Control District
CA Water Code 5900-5901; Klamath River Basin Compact;or here Appendix B - Siskiyou County Water Conservation and Flood Control District Boundaries: "All of that territory of the County of Siskiyou lying within the exterior boundaries thereof, exclusive of the area in Siskiyou County within the Upper Klamath River Basin, as delineated on the Official Map of the Upper Klamath River Basin approved September 6, 1956, and made a part of the Klamath River Basin compact between the States of Oregon and California, ratified by said states on April 17, 1957."
"(r) To control flood and storm waters within the district and the flood and storm waters or streams outside the district, which flow into the district; to conserve such waters by storage in surface reservoirs, to divert and transport such waters for beneficial uses within the district; to release such waters from surface reservoirs to replenish and augment the supply of water in natural underground reservoirs and otherwise to reduce the waste of water and to protect life and property from floods within the district; to commence, maintain, intervene in, defend or compromise, in the name of the district, on behalf of the landowners therein, or otherwise to assume the cost and expenses of any action or proceeding involving or affecting the ownership or use of waters or water rights within or without the district, used or useful for any purpose of the district or of the common benefit of any land situated therein, or involving the wasteful use of water therein; to commence, maintain, intervene in, defend and compromise and to assume the cost and expenses of any and all actions or proceedings now or hereafter begun; to prevent interference with or diminution of, or to declare the rights in natural flow of any stream or surface or subterranean supply of waters used or useful for any purpose of the district or of common benefit of the lands within the district or to its inhabitants; to prevent unlawful exportation of water from said district; to prevent contamination, pollution or otherwise rendering unfit for beneficial use the surface or subsurface water used or useful in said district, and to commence, maintain and defend actions and proceedings to prevent any such interference with the aforesaid waters as may endanger or damage the inhabitants, lands, or use of water in, or flowing into, the district provided, however, that said district shall not have power to intervene or take part in or to pay the costs or expenses of actions or controversies between the owners of lands or water rights which do not affect the interests of the district."
In addition, there is a reserved storage right of 60,000 acre feet per year in Iron Gate Reservoir to serve irrigation and other consumptive uses in the Shasta Valley.
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