as amended, Williams.
begin deleteState Water Resources Control Board: California Ocean Plan. end delete
Under the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, the State Water Resources Control Board and the 9 California regional water quality control boards are the principal state agencies with responsibility for the coordination and control of water quality in the state. The act requires the state board to formulate and adopt state policies for water quality control and to formulate and adopt, and review at least every 3 years, a water quality control plan for the ocean waters of the state known as the California Ocean Plan.end delete
This bill would require the state board, on or before January 1, 2018, to either amend the plan or adopt separate standards to address water quality objectives and effluent limitations that specifically relate to carbon dioxide and pH levels within the state’s coastal waters.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 13170.3 of the Water Code is amended
(a) On or before January 1, 2013, the state board
10shall either amend the California Ocean Plan or adopt separate
11standards to address water quality objectives and effluent
12limitations that are specifically appropriate to brackish groundwater
13treatment system facilities that produce municipal water supplies
14for local use.
15(b) On or before January 1, 2018, the state board shall either
16amend the plan or adopt separate standards to address water quality
17objectives and effluent limitations that specifically relate to carbon
18dioxide and pH levels within the state’s coastal waters.