Evaluation of Ammonia Water Quality Objectives for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Dear Ms. Luo:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Notice of California Environmental Quality Act Scoping for Evaluation of Ammonia Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Aquatic Life in the Central Valley (Ammonia CEQA Scoping). CVCWA is a non-profit association of public agencies located within the Central Valley region that provide wastewater collection, treatment, and water recycling services to millions of Central Valley residents and businesses. We approach these matters with the perspective of balancing environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law. In this letter, we provide brief comments regarding the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s (Central Valley Water Board) proposed project to consider whether numeric water quality objectives for ammonia should be adopted into the Board’s Water Quality Control Plans.