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2014 Selenium TMDL Workshops

In 2009, working documents of the TMDL staff report and Basin Plan Amendment were prepared, but due to numerous scientific, legal and economic challenges, the TMDL development process was halted. Since then, Regional Board staff has continued to work with stakeholders and other regulatory and resource agencies to identify solutions to these challenges. To this end, a series of three workshops will be held to provide an opportunity for focused discussion on remaining issues. These workshops will form the basis for the NSMP stakeholders, acting as a third-party with consultant support, to assist the Regional Board in completing the staff report and Basin Plan Amendment by mid-2014. Regional Board staff intends to bring the selenium TMDLs forward for consideration by the Regional Board by the end of 2014.

The public notice, which is available on the Regional Board’s Selenium TMDL website as well, can be accessed here.

The workshops are scheduled as follows:

Workshop #1 (presentations uploaded)
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Place: Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
1995 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Workshop #2 (presentations uploaded)
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Place: Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA)
11615 Sterling Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503

Workshop #3 (presentations uploaded)
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm (ending time may be changed after completion of first two workshops)
Place: Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA)
11615 Sterling Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503

Key documents that will be subject to discussion on these workshops are listed below. For those who are interested in participating in these workshops, please review these documents prior to attending the workshops (also available at the NSMP Library page and Regional Board’s Selenium TMDL Website):