THE SAN GABRIEL BASIN GROUNDWATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND REMEDIATION PLAN “§406 PLAN”
*NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR 2020 DRAFT “§406 PLAN”
On February 19, 2020 the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority’s (WQA) Board of Directors approved the opening of a 25-day public comment period to receive comments on its amended San Gabriel Basin Groundwater Quality Management Plan. This plan describes general goals and specific remedial standards, principals and activities that WQA intends to adopt as its plan for addressing the cleanup of the San Gabriel Groundwater Basin. The draft plan is available for review at www.wqa.com
Comments may be presented to WQA at any time during the public review period. Written comments can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the addresses listed below and must be received on or before March 16, 2020 by 5:00 P.M.
If you wish to receive a copy of the plan after its adoption, please contact Stephanie Moreno at the phone number or email address listed below. The plan will be available in a print copy, or an electronic .pdf file. Please specify which format you prefer.
For questions or to submit comments please contact:
San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority
1720 W. Cameron Ave., Suite 100
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 338-5775 – FAX
This §406 Plan is developed and adopted under the authority of the WQA Act.
- 406 of the WQA Act requires the WQA “to develop and adopt a basinwide groundwater quality management and remediation plan” that is required to be consistent with the USEPA’s National Contingency Plan (“NCP”) and Records of Decision (“ROD”) and all requirements of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (“LARWQCB”). According to the WQA Act, the §406 Plan must include:
1) Characterization of Basin contamination;
2) A comprehensive cleanup plan;
3) Strategies for financing the design, construction, operation and maintenance of groundwater cleanup facilities;
4) Provision for a public information program; and
5) Coordination of activities with federal, state, and local entities.
The WQA shall review and adopt this §406 Plan on an annual basis and, if necessary, shall make revisions according to changing regulatory, political and/or funding environments.
In support of the §406 Plan, the WQA shall also adopt an annual fiscal year budget (July 1 through June 30) which shall include all projects (actual or planned) that WQA is facilitating through its participation during that time period. The budget shall identify various funding sources and combinations thereof to ensure that full funding for each project (capital and/or O&M) can be achieved.
The WQA, through representation on its board of directors, includes three municipal water districts. These member water agencies are the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (“USGVMWD”), the Three Valleys Municipal Water District (“TVMWD”), and the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (“SGVMWD”). These public water agencies are each mandated to develop and adopt an Urban Water Management Plan that identifies reasonable and practical measures that provide for water recycling, water use efficiency and conservation to maximize the utilization of local resources and minimize the use of imported water supplies. Their respective sponsorship and administration of these projects is a vital part of enhancing the long-term reliability of the Basin’s water supply. WQA’s §406 Plan references several of those projects because they directly augment WQA’s goals and objectives (Appendix G).
SEMI-ANNUAL STATUS REPORT PREPARED PURSUANT TO Ch. 404/STATUES OF 2007
SAN GABRIEL BASIN WATER QUALITY AUTHORITY ANNUAL REPORT
Federal Funding Program Administration (FFPA)
WQA ADOPTED BUDGET
WQA AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS