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Surface Water Quality

Previously Approved Water Quality Management Plans and Continuing Planning Processes

Document Updated Brief Description of Changes Approved by WQCC  Approved    by EPA
WQMP and CPP
  • Incorporate changes and new developments that have occurred since the last revision in 2011
  • Update the antidegradation policy implementation procedure (Appendix A)
  • Incorporate the Wetland Program (Previously Section XV) into regulatory mandated portions of the WQMP/CPP primarily under the Nonpoint Source Management and Control (Section VII)
  • Update program descriptions and citations to referenced documents
09.21.2020 10.23.2020
WQMP and CPP 
  • Consolidated WQMP and CPP
  • Initially adopted the following new elements:
    • Developed Wetlands Program
    • Adopted Underground Injection Control (UIC) regulations
    • Created Water Cabinet for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
    • Added Hydrology Protocol for determining water body type (ephemeral, intermittent, perennial)
  • Updated and revised:
    • References and citations
    • Program descriptions
    • WQS amendments
    • Completion of the TMDL settlement agreement requirements
    • Process for establishing TMDLs
    • Nonpoint Source Management Program
05.10.2011 12.23.2011
WQMP 
  • Updated the Antidegradation Policy Implementation Procedure (Appendix A)
2010 04.11.2013
CPP 
  • Initially adopted Antidegradation Policy Implementation Procedure
December 2004
WQMP
  • Updated Introduction to provide background on how water quality is managed and Work Element 11 (Public Participation Program) (now Section XIV) to include outreach protocols and strategies
May 2003
WQMP 
  • Restructured for comprehensiveness, accessibility, and usability
  • Reorganized to track current federal requirements
  • Removed outdated or non-applicable elements
  • Consolidated partial updates
12.17.2002
CPP   July 1998
WQMP
  • Updated Work Element 6 (Point Source Load Allocations)
September 1989
WQMP
  • Updated Work Element 13 (Designation of Management Agencies)
September 1988
WQMP
  • Updated Work Element 3 (Population Projections)
April 1986
WQMP
  • Updated Work Elements 6 (Point Source Load Allocations) and 13 (Designation of Management Agencies)
October 1985
WQMP
  • Initially adopted Work Element 14 (Implementation Schedules)
  • Updated Work Elements 4.1 (Irrigated Agriculture), 4.2 (Silviculture), 4.3 (Sediment Study), 13 (Designation of Management Agencies)
August 1984
WQMP
  • Updated Work Element 4.1 (Irrigated Agriculture)
September 1983
WQMP
  • Updated Work Element 6 (Point Source Load Allocations)
May 1982
WQMP
  • Initially adopted Work Element 13 (Designation of Management Agencies)
  • Updated Work Element 3 (Population Projections)
October 1980
WQMP
  • Updated Work Element 3 (Population Projections)
October 1979
WQMP
  • Initially adopted Work Elements 2.5 (Trout Hatcheries), 4.3 (Sediment Study) 8.0 (Industrial Waste Treatment System Needs: Toxic Substance Study) and 9.5 (Development of Statewide Groundwater Monitoring System)
May 1979
WQMP
  • Initially adopted
1978
CPP
  • Initially adopted
1976