Dear Dr. Fojut:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins for the Control of Pyrethroid Pesticides Discharges (Draft Amendments), as well as the Draft Staff Report that has been issued to support the Draft Amendments. 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. CVCWA has been an active participant in the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s (Central Valley Water Board) ongoing stakeholder process with respect to development of these Draft Amendments. If adopted, the Draft Amendments will impact publically-owned treatment works (POTWs) of all sizes throughout the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins.