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Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Water Quality Management Plan

The County of Riverside, the Cities of Beaumont, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Corona, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Perris, Riverside, San Jacinto and Temecula and the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (Permittees) have initiated the preparation of a Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) for the portion of Riverside County under the jurisdiction of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board). The WQMP, when approved by the Executive Officer of the Santa Ana Regional Board will specify requirements for treatment of urban runoff and management of peak flow and volume from new development and significant redevelopment. Initial comments from interested parties regarding the Riverside County WQMP are requested by April 26, 2004. Comments received after that date will be addressed as time permits.

The Riverside County WQMP is being prepared by the Permittees in compliance with the requirements of their area-wide municipal urban runoff permit specified in Section VIII.B. of Order No. R8-2002-0011 issued by the Santa Ana Regional Board on October 25, 2002. That Order can be viewed at website: www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb8/html/riverside_permit.html.

Similar regulatory requirements affecting new development and significant redevelopment were included in the area-wide municipal urban runoff permits for the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino and are being considered for the portion of Riverside County draining to the Santa Margarita River. The WQMP prepared for the portion of San Bernardino County in the Santa Ana River watershed is currently under review by the Santa Ana Regional Board. The San Bernardino County WQMP and review comments prepared by Santa Ana Regional Board staff and other interested parties can be viewed at website www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb8/html/sb-permittee.html. The San Bernardino County WQMP and review comments are being considered by the Permittees in preparing the WQMP for Riverside County.

A final draft of the Riverside County WQMP will be posted on the Permittees’ web sites in early May 2004 for additional public comment prior to submittal to the Santa Ana Regional Board. In completing the Riverside County WQMP, the Permittees will address public comment prior to submittal to the Santa Ana Regional Board by June 22, 2004. Please forward comments regarding the Riverside County WQMP to Tom Rheiner at (909) 955-2901, tmrheiner@co.riverside.ca.us or Jason Uhley at (909) 955-1273, juhley@co.riverside.ca.us. Written comments can also be mailed to Mr. Rheiner, c/o Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, 1995 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501.

 

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