CSPA Continues the Fight with Central Valley Regional Board for Immediate Water Quality Compliance

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) has won a motion to ensure prompt compliance with a writ issued against the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) regarding the wastewater discharge permit for the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. In October 2014, the Honorable Michael P. Kenny of the Sacramento Superior Court found that the Regional Board had abused its discretion in developing the permit and ordered immediate changes to the permit. When the Regional Board filed a response in December 2014 indicating that it would not begin complying with the writ until December 15, 2015, CSPA challenged the Regional Board’s delay. On March 26, 2015, the Court ruled that the Regional Board had delayed compliance with the Court’s order, which requires immediate compliance. The Court noted that the Board’s delay, driven by solely by convenience, and was “not acceptable” and ordered the Board to comply with the Order no later than July 31, 2015. The Court will retain jurisdiction to ensure compliance.

Final Order On Objections to Writ

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