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§ 3939.40. A Total Maximum Daily Load for Indicator Bacteria in the Santa Clara River Estuary a...

23 CA ADC § 3939.40BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 23. Waters
Division 4. Regional Water Quality Control Boards
Chapter 1. Water Quality Control Plans, Policies, and Guidelines
Article 4. los Angeles Region
23 CCR § 3939.40
§ 3939.40. A Total Maximum Daily Load for Indicator Bacteria in the Santa Clara River Estuary and Reaches 3, 5, 6 and 7.
On July 8, 2010, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted Resolution No. R10-006, amending the Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region by establishing a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for indicator bacteria in the Santa Clara River (SCR) Estuary and Reaches 3, 5, 6 and 7. The TMDL sets numeric targets for indicator bacteria based on numeric water quality objectives provided in the Basin Plan. The TMDL establishes final waste load allocations (WLAs) for point source discharges, final load allocations (LAs) for nonpoint source discharges, interim LAs for nonpoint source discharges and interim WLAs for city and county Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) discharges. Final allocations to achieve the single sample maximum numeric targets are expressed as “allowable exceedance days” and only apply to days in which single sample limits are exceeded and do not apply to days where geometric mean limits are exceeded. No exceedance days of the geometric mean targets are allowed. Allowable exceedance days are further separated into dry weather and wet weather allowances. The TMDL requires the city and county MS4 dischargers and nonpoint source dischargers to achieve the final WLAs and LAs within 11 years for dry weather and 17 years for wet weather. Other point source dischargers must achieve WLAs upon the effective date of the TMDL.
Compliance with the city and county MS4 WLAs is based on the allowable number of exceedance days, except in wet weather, when compliance can alternatively be based on an allowable load of bacteria. Compliance with the city and county MS4 WLAs is assessed using a combination of in-stream and MS4 outfall monitoring. Compliance with the WLAs assigned to other point source dischargers is assessed through permit requirements. Compliance with nonpoint source load allocations is assessed through compliance with waste discharge requirements, waivers, or prohibitions.
HISTORY
1. New section summarizing amendment to basin plan filed 12-19-2011; amendment approved by State Water Resources Control Board Resolution No. R10-006 on 7-8-2010; amendment approved by OAL pursuant to Government Code section 11353 on 12-19-2011 (Register 2011, No. 51).
This database is current through 6/17/22 Register 2022, No. 24
23 CCR § 3939.40, 23 CA ADC § 3939.40
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