Comments on the Tentative Waste Discharge Requirements for the City of Tulare Wastewater Treatment Facility

Dear Mr. Harvey:

The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on the tentative Waste Discharge Requirements and Master Recycling Permit (Tentative Order) for the City of Tulare Wastewater Treatment Facility (Tulare WWTF). CVCWA is a non-profit organization that represents more than 50 publicly owned treatment works throughout the Central Valley Region in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge, land application, and water reuse. We approach these matters with a perspective to balance environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law.

Central Valley Clean Water Association’s Comments on the Preliminary Draft Order for the City of Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant

Dear Mr. Kirn:

The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on the Preliminary Draft Order for the City of Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). CVCWA is a non-profit organization representing more than 50 publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) throughout the Central Valley in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge, land application, and water reuse. We approach these matters in a way that balances environmental and economic interests consistent with applicable law.

CVCWA Comments on Tentative Waste Discharge Requirements

Dear Ms. Gaido:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on the Tentative Waste Discharge Requirements for the Shasta County Service Area No. 8 (Shasta CSA No. 8) Palo Cedro Wastewater Treatment Plant (Tentative Order). 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 comments regarding the setback limits for land application areas.

The Central Valley Clean Water Association’s Comments on the 2013 Triennial Review for the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins and Tulare Lake Basin

Dear Ms. Creedon:

The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the 2013 joint triennial review of the water quality control plans for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins and the Tulare Lake Basin (Basin Plans). CVCWA is a non-profit organization representing more than 50 publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) throughout the Central Valley Region in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge, land application, and water reuse. We approach these matters with a perspective that balances environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law.

Comments on the Tentative Waste Discharge Requirements for the City of Tracy’s Wastewater Treatment Plant

Dear Ms. Holmes:

The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on the tentative waste discharge requirements (Tentative Order) for the City of Tracy’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). CVCWA is a non-profit organization representing more than 50 publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) throughout the Central Valley in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge, land application, and water reuse. We approach these matters with a perspective that balances environmental and economic interests consistent with applicable law.

Comment Letter – Policy for Toxicity Assessment and Control

Dear Chairman Hoppin and Members:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) June 2012 Policy for Toxicity Assessment and Control – Public Review Draft (Draft Policy) and Draft Staff Report and Environmental Checklist (Draft Staff Report).

CVCWA consists of public agencies located within the Central Valley region, and under the jurisdiction of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. Our members provide wastewater collection, treatment and water recycling services to millions of Central Valley residents and businesses. CVCWA is also a co-signatory on comments sent by the Associations (CASA, Tri-TAC, SCAP, BACWA, CVCWA, and RCRC. In addition to those comments, this letter provides additional detailed comments on issues of greatest importance to CVCWA. Our specific comments are included below.


Comments of the Central Valley Clean Water Association Regarding SWRCB/OCC Files A-2144(a) and A-2144(b) – Petitions of Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District and California Sportfishing Protection Alliance

Dear Chairman Hoppin and Members of the Board:

The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) submits these comments on the proposed order in the Petitions of Sacramento County Sanitation District and California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (Waste Discharge Requirements Order No. R5-2010-0114 [NPDES NO. CA0077682] for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, Sacramento County) (hereafter “Proposed Order”). CVCWA is a non-profit organization whose members include publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) throughout the Central Valley Region. We represent our members in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge and land application with a perspective to balance environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law. Because the Proposed Order would have far-reaching consequences for POTWs throughout the Region, we offer the following comments.

1,2,3-Trichloropropane Maximum Contaminant Level

Dear Ms. Townsend:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on the Proposed Rulemaking for 1,2,3- Trichloropropane Maximum Contaminant Level. CVWA is a nonprofit association of Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) throughout the Central Valley of California whose primary mission is to represent wastewater agencies in regulatory matters while balancing environmental and economic interests. CVCWA members have a strong commitment to the protection of municipal and domestic beneficial uses in Central Valley waters. The Proposed Rulemaking will inadvertently impact POTWs because maximum contaminant levels (MCLs), once adopted, become water quality objectives per incorporation by reference language in the Central Valley Water Quality Control Plans. Accordingly, it is imperative that the Division of Drinking Water consider such impacts when it adopts MCLs. CVCWA provides the following comments on the Proposed Rulemaking because of this impact.

Comments on the Tentative Waste Discharge Requirements for the City of Nevada City Wastewater Treatment Facility

Dear Mr. Kirn:

The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on the tentative waste discharge requirements (Tentative Order) for the City of Nevada City Wastewater Treatment Facility (Nevada WWTF). CVCWA is a non-profit organization representing more than 50 publicly owned treatment works throughout the Central Valley Region in regulatory matters affecting surface water discharge, land application, and water reuse. We approach these matters with a perspective to balance environmental and economic interests consistent with state and federal law.

Comments Regarding Proposed Operator Certification Regulations

Dear Chairman Hoppin and Members of the Board:

On behalf of the Clean Water Summit partners, thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the proposed revisions to the regulations governing Wastewater Treatment Plant Classification, Operator Certification, and Contract Operator Registration (the “proposed regulations”). The Clean Water Summit is a coalition of regional and statewide associations representing municipal agencies throughout California that provide wastewater collection, treatment, biosolids, renewable energy and recycled water services to millions of Californians.