NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE WATER QUALITY CONTROL PLAN FOR THE LAHONTAN REGION TO CLARIFY MOJAVE RIVER BENEFICIAL USES, UPDATE SITE CLEANUP, LAND DISPOSAL AND BISHOP UNDERGROUND TANK POLICY SECTIONS AND OTHER EDITORIAL REVISIONS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Lahontan Water Board) will hold a public hearing and consider adoption of an amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region (Basin Plan) to Clarify Mojave River Beneficial Uses, Update Site Cleanup, Land Disposal and Bishop Underground Tank Policy Sections and Other Editorial Revisions (Editorial BPA). The proposed Editorial BPA will make changes to the Preface, Chapters 1-4 and Chapter 6 of the Basin Plan. The Basin Plan identifies beneficial uses of surface and ground waters, establishes water quality standards for protecting the beneficial uses, and describes implementation programs for achieving water quality standards.
The Editorial BPA will clarify beneficial use designations for the Mojave River modified in the 2019 Beneficial Use Changes for the Mojave River Watershed and Other Minor Revisions Basin Plan Amendment (Resolution No. 2019-0246). The Editorial BPA will also correct errors, indicate new policies adopted by the State Water Board and update language in Chapters 4 and 6. The Editorial BPA includes changes that have already completed the required review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Consequently, no additional CEQA documentation is needed for this basin planning action.
INFORMATION ABOUT PUBLIC HEARING
The Lahontan Water Board will hold a public hearing and consider adoption of the proposed Editorial BPA as follows:
DATE: June 8, 2022.
TIME: 2:30 p.m.
PLACE: Hampton Inn, 2710 Lenwood Road, Barstow, CA 92311 (Video and Teleconference Access available for public commenters)
This public hearing is currently scheduled to take place in-person and via video and teleconference, but the format may be changed in the future. Any person wishing to obtain information about changes to the date, time, location, or format of the meeting should visit the Board’s website at: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/agenda/2022_schedule.html.
The final Board meeting agenda will be available on the Board’s website at least 10 days before the meeting. The agenda will provide the location and format of the meeting, the anticipated date the hearing will be held for this item, and the anticipated order of all agenda items; however, the Board may consider agenda items out of their listed order.
The written comment period for the Draft Editorial BPA Staff Report and Draft Basin Plan Amendment language closed on April 12, 2022 and no comments were received. The Editorial BPA Staff Report and proposed Basin Plan Amendment language are available at the following web address:
Individuals requiring special accommodations are requested to send an email to RB6-
Lahontan@waterboards.ca.gov with the subject line “Special accommodation for Board
Meeting” or call (530) 542-5400 at least five working days prior to the meeting. TTY
users may contact the California Relay Service at 1-800-735-2929 or by voice line at 1-
Anyone having questions about the hearing should contact the Board Clerk, Katrina Fleshman at RB6-Lahontan@waterboards.ca.gov or by contacting her directly at 530-542-5414.
Please bring the above information to the attention of anyone you know to be interested.
If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact:
Jennifer Watts (530) 542-5491 Jennifer.Watts@waterboards.ca.gov
Daniel Sussman (530) 542-5466 Daniel.Sussman@waterboards.ca.gov