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SB-683 Water quality: regional municipal separate storm sewer system permits.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 13389.5 is added to the Water Code, to read:

13389.5.
 To the extent permitted by federal law, if a regional board issues a municipal separate storm sewer system permit pursuant to the national pollutant discharge elimination system permit program established in the federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1251 et seq.) to a region rather than to an individual discharger, both of the following shall apply:
(a) The permit shall provide for both of the following:
(1) Adequate flexibility to use existing programs, implementation agreements, and funding mechanisms.
(2) A methodology or mechanism to determine whether a project covered by the permit is appropriate for regulation on a regional basis or is a locally specific issue that is appropriate for regulation on an individual basis.
(b) The regional board shall meet and collaborate with the permittees before or during the permit writing process.