Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (CCRWQCB)

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The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (CCRWQCB) is comprised of nine part-time members appointed by the governor of California and confirmed by the Senate. The CCRWQCB's "basin plan" encompasses the hydrologic areas of the Central Coast region, issuing waste discharge requirements, enforcement action against violators, and monitoring water quality. [1]


The Central Coast region of the Regional Water Quality Control Boards of California is one of nine regions that is dedicated towards providing abundant clean water for human use and environmental protection to sustain California's future. [2] The task of protecting and enforcing the many uses of water throughout the economic, residential, and environmental aspects of the region is an ongoing challenge for the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. [2] The Central Coast region protects 378 miles of coastline and 3559 square miles of groundwater basins. The area includes Santa Cruz and Monterey Peninsula, the Salinas and Santa Maria Valleys, and the Santa Barbara Plains. [2]


Basin Plan

Measurable Goals

Impaired Waterbodies

Central Coast Ambient Monitoring Program

Wastewater Permitting and Water Quality Certification


Link to CCRWQCB site: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb3/

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 [2]