EPA Comments put BDCP on Life Support; Prognosis Poor

The controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) that proposes to construct two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to divert Sacramento River water to agricultural plantations in the deserts of southern California was placed on life support following the USEPA’s scathing 43-page comment letter on the BDCP’s draft EIR/EIS. DWR announced that a revised EIR/EIS would be delayed until sometime in 2015. BDCP’s friends and family anxiously expressed hope that an infusion of additional millions of dollars and months of treatment would enable the project to recover.

However, the EPA comments coming on top of some 4,500 pages of searing reviews by municipalities, counties and water agencies that would be adversely impacted by the project, almost 2,000 pages of highly critical comments by environmental and fishing organizations, hundreds of pages of harsh analyses by government agencies and stinging comments from many thousands of California citizens reveal that BDCP is suffering from a congenital terminal illness. Additional delay is unlikely to improve BDCP’s prospects for survival.

CSPA Executive Director Bill Jennings observed, “BDCP was doomed from the beginning because it was conceived on the fatal premise that you can restore an estuary hemorrhaging from a lack of flow by depriving it of another 2.5 million acre-feet of flow.” “Its two goals are fundamentally inconsistent and spending additional millions to rewrite the EIR/EIS on top the quarter billion dollars already squandered on this project will not improve its life expectancy,” he said, adding “its time to pull the plug, put an end to the suffering and get on with addressing California’s real water problems.”

CSPA Press Release    USEPA Comment Letter

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CSPA Opposes Dam Building Water Bond

CSPA has carefully reviewed the provisions of Assembly Bill 1471, Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, which is on the 4 November 2014 ballot as Proposition 1, Water Bond, and concludes that it represents a grave and insidious threat to core environmental values and principles buttressing protection for fisheries and the environment.  Furthermore, the Bond paves the way for a new era of dam building, is a pork-filled barrel of special interest subsidies, provides no near-term drought relief and is fiscally irresponsible.

CSPA joins the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Restore the Delta, Center for Biological Diversity, California Water Impact Network, Food & Water Watch, Southern California Watershed Alliance and numerous other fishing and environmental organizations in opposing Proposition 1.

Specifically, CSPA opposes the Water Bond because it: undermines the public trust doctrine, undermines the principle of beneficiary pays, undermines the principle that projects should mitigate adverse impacts, ushers in a new era of big dams, is a backdoor subsidy for BDCP’s tunnels, provides little cost-effective near-term drought relief, eliminates public oversight, crowds out other critical investments, is fiscally irresponsible and is a hogfest of projects unrelated to water supply or drought relief.

The new No on Prop 1 website is still under construction but can be found at www.noonprop1.org.  CSPA’s Statement of Opposition to Proposition 1 is below.

CSPA Statement of Opposition to Proposition 1

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CSPA Settles Stanislaus County Well Drilling Permit Lawsuit Against Certain Parties

On 27 August 2014, CSPA and Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources (POWER) reached a settlement with nine defendants in one of two Stanislaus County lawsuits filed over drilling permits for wells without California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review.  The suit will continue against parties who have not settled.  The second lawsuit against Stanislaus County also continues.  It seeks a court declaration that all future well permits must undergo CEQA review to determine potential impacts to surface and ground waters.  The county has issued more than 600 new well drilling permits, mostly for irrigation, over the last 1.5 years.

The settlement covers costs of bring suit and provides for a fund administrated by CSPA to study groundwater conditions in Stanislaus County.  Settlement funds for this purpose total approximately $190,000 to date and will be used to research the impacts of agricultural pumping is having on Stanislaus County’s aquifers and rivers.  The Law Offices of Thomas Lippe represented CSPA and POWER in this matter.

Press Release

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CSPA Sues Truck Maintenance Facility in Pacheco

On 26 August 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Republic Services Inc. & Allied Waste Systems Inc. for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Republic Services/Allied Waste operates a 4-acre truck maintenance facility in Pacheco California that discharges polluted stormwater to channels that flow into Grayson Creek, which flows to the Pacheco Creek and ultimately into Suisun Bay.

The lawsuit alleges that Republic Services/Allied Waste discharged pollutants that exceed applicable standards and failed: to prepare an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, install required control measures to reduce or prevent pollutants from entering waterways, implement an adequate monitoring and reporting program and file true and correct annual reports.

The complaint asks the court to declare Republic Services/Allied Waste to be in violation of the Clean Water Act, enjoin defendant from further violating permit requirements, order defendant to pay civil penalties for each day of violation and award CSPA the costs of bringing the complaint. Lozeau/Drury LLP is representing CSPA in this matter.

Lawsuit

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CSPA Wins Major Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against Water Board

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) prevailed in a lawsuit against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) regarding the wastewater discharge permit for the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (Treatment Plant).  Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael P. Kenny ruled, on 18 August 2014, that the Regional Board’s permit violated explicit federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements in developing effluent limits for hardness dependent metals, in failing to impose a weekly effluent limitation for aluminum and improperly granting the Facility an exception to the Thermal Plan.  A writ of mandate will be issued directing the Regional Board to comply with applicable requirements and return to court within 60 days, setting forth what it has done to comply with the writ.  The court will retain jurisdiction to ensure compliance.

“This is an important victory for clean water and healthy fisheries, as the Regional Board has been using the same illegal methods in developing discharge limits for wastewater permits throughout the Central Valley,” said CSPA Executive Director Bill Jennings adding, “The fact that virtually every significant waterway in the Central Valley is identified as legally impaired and violating water quality standards is an indictment of the waterboards failure to comply with a CWA that was adopted more than forty years ago.”   “Under withering political pressure from the regulated community, the Regional Board has been ignoring numerous legal requirements and weakening waste discharge requirements in recent years.  The court has now told them they must comply with the law and compliance with the law will require significant improvement in the treatment of wastewater,” Jennings said.

The Treatment Plant is authorized to discharge up to 181 million gallons a day of treated wastewater into the Sacramento River, representing 85% of all wastewater discharged into the Sacramento River and 60% of the total volume of municipal wastewater discharged within the Delta.  The Sacramento River in the vicinity of the discharge is identified as an Impaired Waterbody and Toxic Hot Spot and is essential habitat and crucial migration corridor for five species listed pursuant to state or federal endangered species acts.  Sensitive life stages of listed species are present twelve months of the year.

Press Release   Court Ruling

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CSPA Files Complaint Against DWR, USBR for Illegal Diversion of Water

On 13 August 2014, CSPA filed a formal complaint with the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) alleging that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) have been illegal diverting and exporting water for which they have no legal water right to divert and export.  Additionally, the complaint alleges that USBR has been illegally diverting San Joaquin River riparian flow at its Friant Project.  CSPA asked the Water Board to investigate and curtail these illegal diversions.  CSPA also formally petitioned the Water Board to initiate a legal adjudication of the Central Valley’s oversubscribed waters.

The source water fingerprinting analyses contained in the Bay Delta Protection Plan’s (BDCP) EIR/EIS and DWR’s own water-fingerprinting analyses reveal that a significant percentage of the water exported from DWR and USBR’s Delta pumping facilities comes from the San Joaquin, Mokelumne, Cosumnes and Calaveras Rivers.  Neither DWR nor USBR have legal water rights to divert and export any water from these rivers.  In so far as water from these rivers is “abandoned” in the Delta, appropriative and riparian senior water rights holders in the Delta have first claim to these flows.

The CSPA complaint follows the 23 July 2014 letter from DWR and USBR to the Water Board accusing south and central Delta diverters of illegally diverting water belonging to the State Water Project (SWP) and Central Valley Project (CVP).  In a series of response letters to the Water Board, Delta diverters denied they’re illegally taking CVP/SWP water.

CSPA Executive Director, Bill Jennings, observed, “Contrary to DWR and USBR’s claim that Delta farmers were illegally diverting water, it is DWR and USBR that have long been stealing water belonging to Delta farmers.  USBR has also been illegal taking all of the riparian flow in the upstream San Joaquin River thus depriving Delta water users on the lower river of their fair share of riparian flows.”  “The State Water Board needs to step in and stop this massive theft of water,” said Jennings.

CSPA Complaint/Petition   CSPA Press Release   Central Delta WA Letter   South Delta WA Letter   Zolezzi Response Letter   Spaletta Response Letter   DWR, USBR Complaint

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CSPA Assails Water Bond: A Return to 19th Century Solutions

On 13 August 2014, CSPA assailed Governor Brown’s $7.1 billion water bond as a poster-child of pork barrel politics, a rejection of 21st Century solutions and a return to the failures of the Dam Building era. Contrary to claims by the architects of the bond, it represents an enormous underground subsidy for BDCP’s Delta tunnels.

The bond provides $2.7 billion for new, marginal, river-damaging, low yield dams benefiting special interests that will provide little “new” water and would not be economically viable except for lavish public subsidies. To persuade the dam lobby to support the bond, Gov. Brown increased funding for dam construction by slashing funds allocated to recycling and groundwater cleanup by more than 36% from the previous version of the bond. Recycling and groundwater remediation would create “new” water in the near-term, promote regional self-sufficiency and reduce dependence on the Delta.

California is staggering under the weight of $777 billion in debt and voters have already approved $128 billion in bonds that must be repaid by taxpayers. The bond would displace public investments in needed schools, roads, public health and safety and divert taxpayer money to purchase water the citizens of California already own.

Under California’s Constitution, water in rivers and streams, like the air people breathe, belongs to the people of California as part of the public trust. Private interests have a right to use the public’s water, as long as the public’s ownership in rivers is protected. This bond requires taxpayers to enrich a few wealthy water users by purchasing water the public already owns, at inflated prices, to protect the public’s rivers and environment.

The bond violates the “beneficiary pays” principle: special interests, not taxpayers, should pay for projects that benefit special interests. If the special interests will not fund these ill-conceived projects on their own, taxpayers should not be required to do so and then purchase the water at high prices.

It further violates the principle that projects must mitigate adverse impacts. The state and federal water export projects have failed to mitigate for the diversion of massive quantities of water from California waterways. The bond is a transparent attempt to use taxpayer funds to relieve the projects of their mitigation responsibilities.

CSPA Press Release

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CSPA, Coalition Submit Comments on North Coast Flow Impaired Rivers

On 8 August, CSPA joined with Earth Law Center, PCFFA, California Coastkeeper Alliance, Friends of the Eel River, Karuk Tribe and the Russian and Klamath Riverkeepers in submitting comments on the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s (Regional Board) proposed Integrated Report for the Clean Water Act Section (CWA) 305(b) Surface Water Quality Assessment and the 303(d) List of Impaired Waters.  The coalition has been actively involved in the Regional Board’s Integrated Report process for the last four years.

The letter criticized the Regional Board’s failure to identify North Coast waters that are impaired because of a lack of flow and noted that other states routinely list waterways as “impaired” because of low flow.  Lack of flow can be both a contributing source of impairment and a cause of impairment, just as is the case for pollutants.  The CWA makes clear that waterways that are impaired by lack of flow should be placed on the 303(d) list.  The coalition pointed out that a number of rivers, like the Shasta and Scott, are virtually dewatered during significant periods of the year and obviously qualify as waterways impaired by lack of flow.

Coalition North Coast Comments

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Sacramento Concrete Facility

On 6 August 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to Hanson Pipe and Precast, LLC for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit.  Hanson Pipe and Precast operates a 53-acre concrete products facility, in Sacramento, that discharges polluted stormwater to channels that drain into Morrison Creek, which in turn flows into the Mokelumne River and ultimately the Delta.

In addition to the discharge of pollutants that exceed applicable standards, Hanson Pipe and Precast failed to: 1) prepare an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, 2) install required control measures to reduce or prevent pollutants from entering waterways, 3) implement an adequate monitoring and reporting program and 4) file true and correct annual reports.

Pursuant to the citizen-suit provisions of the federal Clean Water Act, CSPA is required to send a potential defendant a notice letter informing them of the specific violations that have been identified. The U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, state Attorney General and the Regional Water Quality Board are copied and, if the agencies fail to initiate enforcement actions within 60 days, CSPA is free to file a lawsuit against the discharger. CSPA has offered to meet with Hanson Pipe and Precast to see if the matter can be resolved prior to litigation.  Lozeau/Drury LLP is representing CSPA in this matter.

Notice of Intent Letter

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CSPA, Coalition Submit Comments on State Board Agricultural Panel Recommendations

On 7 August 2014, CSPA joined the Otter Project, California Rural Legal Assistance, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the California Coastkeeper Alliance in commenting on the recommendations of a State Water Board appointed expert panel to address the critical issues of agricultural water pollution and nitrate contamination of drinking water supplies.  Agricultural pollution is the largest and least regulated source of pollution and impairment to the state’s waters.

The coalition pointed out that the “industry” panel’s recommendations were at odds with the recommendations of many previous expert panels and individual experts, fails to identify and provide real solution-oriented and useful recommendations, essentially supports the status quo and is focused on what can’t be done rather than identifying what can.  The Otter Project provided funds for a highly credentialed and respected consultant, Dr. Mark Kram, to review the panels draft conclusions and recommendations and his comments were included in the submitted comments.

Coalition Letter on Panel Recommendations   Dr. Kram’s Review of Panel Recommendations

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Afterthought Mine East of Redding

On 6 August 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to sue Agricultural Management and Production Co, Inc. for failure to obtain an NPDES permit in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.  Agricultural Management and Production operates the Afterthought Mine facility that is located about 24 miles east of Redding, California.  The Facility discharges pollutants including arsenic, cadmium, copper, iron, mercury and zinc into Little Cow Creek and thence the Sacramento River and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The Law Offices of Andrew Packard is representing CSPA in this matter.

Notice of Violation Letter

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Greenhorn Mine Northwest of Redding

On 6 August 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to sue Elkhorn Mine LLC for failure to obtain an NPDES permit in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.  Elkhorn Mine LLC owns the abandoned Greenhorn Mine facility that is located approximately 23 miles northwest of Redding California. The facility discharges pollutants including arsenic, cadmium, copper, iron, mercury and zinc through numerous adits and shafts into Willow Creek and thence to Whiskeytown Lake, Clear Creek, the Sacramento River and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The Law Offices of Andrew Packard is representing CSPA in this matter.

Notice of Violation Letter

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CSPA, Coalition Submit Comments on State Board Trash Control Amendments

On 5 August 2014, CSPA joined a coalition on environmental organization in commenting on the State Water Resource Control Board’s proposed amendments to the Statewide Water Quality Control Plans to Control Trash.  Trash impairs the health of both humans and aquatic life and is a growing threat to the chemical, physical and biological integrity of waterways.  Seventy-three waterways in California are on the CWA Section 303(d) list of impaired waters because of trash pollution.  The coalition appreciates the State Board’s efforts to reduce trash impairments but pointed out that substantial changes need to be made to the proposed amendments in order to attain true reductions in trash.

Coalition Letter on Trash Policy

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CSPA’s Assessment of Historical Habitat Restoration in the Delta

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) proposes to create approximately 150,000 acres of habitat in the Delta to compensate for the diversion of another 2.5 million-acre-feet (MAF) of water around the estuary.  This newly restored habitat would be in addition to the 223,902 acres of existing conservation lands within the Delta.  Since the foundation of BDCP is predicated on their assumption that habitat restoration will be 100% successful, CSPA undertook a review of the historical successes and failures of habitat restoration in the Delta.

CSPA’s analysis found that the vast majority of habitat restoration projects in the Delta failed to achieve predicted results.  Despite numerous restoration projects, there are very few documented successes and even those have had mixed results.  The estuary’s native pelagic and anadromous fisheries have continued their precipitous decline.  BDCP’s habitat restoration efforts will likely fare no better.

The consistent flaw of previous restoration efforts in the Delta has been a failure to adequately meet the habit requirements of native fish. The estuary’s native species evolved over many thousands of years in response to existing habitat conditions.  Habitat is flow and the chemical and physical parameters necessary for renewable fish populations.

Upstream diversions and massive Delta exports have radically altered the Delta’s hydrology and habitat conditions under which native species evolved.  This allowed numerous invasive non-native species to become entrenched to the detriment of native fish.  BDCP and the elimination of another 2.5 MAF of inflow will make this disastrous situation much worse and likely result in simply creating more habitats for undesirable species.

Below are CSPA review of historical habitat restoration and our comment letter on BDCP’s proposed conservation measures.

CSPA Overview of Habitat Restoration   CSPA Comments BDCP Conservation Measures

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Sonoma Industrial Facility

On 31 July 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to Soiland Co., Inc. for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Soiland Inc. operates a 30-acre industrial facility, operating under the name of “Soils Plus” in Sonoma California, that discharges polluted stormwater to channels that drain into Champlin Creek, which in turn flows into the Sonoma Creek and ultimately San Pablo Bay.

In addition to the discharge of pollutants that exceed applicable standards, Soils Plus failed to: 1) prepare an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, 2) install required control measures to reduce or prevent pollutants from entering waterways, 3) implement an adequate monitoring and reporting program and 4) file true and correct annual reports.

Pursuant to the citizen-suit provisions of the federal Clean Water Act, CSPA is required to send a potential defendant a notice letter informing them of the specific violations that have been identified. The U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, state Attorney General and the Regional Water Quality Board are copied and, if the agencies fail to initiate enforcement actions within 60 days, CSPA is free to file a lawsuit against the discharger. CSPA has offered to meet with Soils Plus to see if the matter can be resolved prior to litigation. Lozeau/Drury LLP is representing CSPA in this matter.

Notice of Intent Letter

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CSPA Submits BDCP Comments

On 28 July 2014, CSPA submitted comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and associated EIR/EIS.  The comments were focused on the various conservation elements, including the twin tunnels that will divert an average of 2.5 million acre feet of Sacramento River under the Delta for export to southern California.  CSPA’s comments also focused on the impacts of the project to water quality.

CSPA is also a signatory to the Environmental Water Caucus comments and worked closely with the EWC in preparing those comments.  CSPA Board Member and attorney Member Michael Jackson also prepared extensive comments on behalf of CSPA, California Water Impact Network (CWIN) and AquAlliance.

This post is a placeholder and will be updated with additional details and new comments as they’re are submitted.

CSPA Comment Ltr. No. 1, Habitat   CSPA BDCP Ltr. No. 2, Water Quality    CSPA BDCP Ltr. No. 3, Smelt   CSPA, Exhibit 1, Overview of Restoration   CSPA Exhibit 3, Summer of 2013   EWC Comments, First Set   EWC Comments, Second Set

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CSPA Proposes High Spring Flows in Merced River

CSPA and a coalition of environmental and fishing groups filed extensive comments and recommendations on July 22 in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s relicensing of the Merced River Project on the Merced River. The filing makes recommendations for flows in the lower Merced River, fish passage, gravel augmentation, placement of large wood, stocking of fish with native genetics, and monitoring and consultation. The comments acknowledge agreements with licensee Merced Irrigation District for recreational improvements.

Following the approach of the State Water Resources Control Board, CSPA and allied “Conservation Groups” propose that Merced Irrigation District release to the lower river 60% of the February – June inflow to Lake McClure, the Project’s storage reservoir. The Conservation Groups modify the Board’s approach in drier years, reducing the number of months the percent-of-unimpaired requirement would be applied; in Critically Dry years, minimum flows and an additional “block of water” would replace the percent-of-unimpaired approach to maintain basic flow conditions, preserve reservoir storage, and provide flow pulses to move salmon out of the river. Conservation Groups provide output from the licensee’s water balance model to show that water the proposed approach is sufficient if irrigation diversions from the Merced River are reduced. The filing explains:

“Merced ID and other water purveyors in the San Joaquin River and elsewhere have argued that using a percent-of-unimpaired flow in any year is infeasible because of water shortage and depleted storage (with attendant water temperature impacts) in Critically Dry years and in dry-year sequences. Reduction of baseline diversions to restore balance to the Merced River’s beneficial uses, combined with reasonable off-ramps for flow requirements in Critically Dry years (including dry-year sequences), cuts through this tedious hyperbole.”

Comments      Appendix on Gravel        Model Output

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CSPA and Allies Propose Tuolumne Fish Passage Studies

CSPA and a coalition of environmental and fishing groups filed comments July 22 on scoping for the licensing of La Grange Dam and Powerhouse on the Tuolumne River. The Conservation Groups on the filing also submitted study requests asking that Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District be required to conduct two studies relating to reintroduction salmon and steelhead in the Tuolumne River upstream of Don Pedro Dam: a study of habitat suitability, and a study of engineering options to get the fish to suitable habitat.

The licensing of the La Grange Project was required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in response to a letter from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) pointing out that Turlock Irrigation District was operating a powerhouse without a FERC license. Both NMFS and several conservation groups filed documents and evidence in support of licensing. The requirement to license is being currently being litigated; CSPA is an intervenor in the litigation. In the meantime, the licensing is proceeding.

Comments       Habitat Study Request       Engineering Study Request

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CSPA Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Gilroy Landfill

On 21 July 2014, CSPA sent a Notice of Intent to Recology Inc. for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Recology Inc. operates the Recology Pacheco Pass landfill, a 136-acre landfill in Gilroy California that discharges polluted stormwater to channels that drain into Llagas Creek, which in turn flows into the Pajaro River and ultimately into Monterey Bay.

In addition to the discharge of pollutants including aluminum, iron, aluminum, copper, zinc, lead, phosphorous, nitrate, chemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids that exceed applicable standards, Recology failed to: 1) prepare an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, 2) install required control measures to reduce or prevent pollutants from entering waterways, 3) implement an adequate monitoring and reporting program and 4) file true and correct annual reports.

Pursuant to the citizen-suit provisions of the federal Clean Water Act, CSPA is required to send a potential defendant a notice letter informing them of the specific violations that have been identified. The U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, state Attorney General and the Regional Water Quality Board are copied and, if the agencies fail to initiate enforcement actions within 60 days, CSPA is free to file a lawsuit against the discharger. CSPA has offered to meet with Recology to see if the matter can be resolved prior to litigation. The Law Offices of Andrew Packard is representing CSPA in this matter.

Recology Notice of Intent to Sue

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Join CSPA at Rally to Save the Delta Stop the Tunnels

Rally to Save the Delta Stop the Tunnels : July 29 2014

On Tuesday, 29 July 2014, at 11:30 am, CSPA, Restore the Delta, and a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing, environmental, tribal and environmental justice organizations are staging a rally at the West Steps of the State Capitol. The rally to Save the Delta Stop the Tunnels coincides with the end of the BDCP comment period, a critical time to show our united opposition to the Governor’s Water Tunnels. Please join us to make this rally the biggest one yet.

What:   SAVE THE DELTA STOP THE TUNNELS RALLY
Where: State Capitol, West Steps
10th Street and Capitol St
Sacramento, CA 95811
When:  Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

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