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Statewide Clean Water Act Waiver for National Forests in California

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS), in collaboration with the State and Regional Water Boards has developed a new Water Quality Management Handbook (WQMH) to address control of nonpoint source pollution generated by various activities on National Forest System lands in California. The State Water Board has developed a proposed statewide Waiver of waste discharge requirements and reports of waste discharge for the nonpoint source activities covered by the WQMH. Some Consortium member Tribes participated in a stakeholder group and submitted comments on the draft waiver and WQMH (QVIR 2010, Yurok Tribe 2011).

References

Quartz Valley Indian Reservation. 2010. Comments on California Regional Water Quality Control Board North Coast Region Order No. R1-2010-0029, Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements For Nonpoint Source Discharges Related to Certain Federal Land Management Activities On U.S. Forest Service Lands In the North Coast Region. Submitted by Crystal Bowman. QVIR, Ft. Jones, CA. 21 p.

Yurok Tribe. 2011. Comments to the State Water Resources Control Board regarding the U.S. Forest Service's Water Quality Management Handbook and proposed statewide waiver of waste discharge requirements. Letter from Thomas P. O'Rourke Sr. to Gaylon Lee, August 22, 2011. Yurok Tribe, Klamath, CA. 54 p.