Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

June 15, 2023

State Water Resources Control Board Considering Amendments to the Bay-Delta Plan to Incorporate Tribal Beneficial Uses

The San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary Water Quality Control Plan (Bay-Delta Plan) is currently undergoing its periodic review of updates and amendments by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board).  Tribal representatives have requested the incorporation of recognized Tribal Beneficial Use (TBU) definitions to the Bay-Delta Plan.  If these definitions are incorporated in the Bay-Delta Plan, the SWRCB must also amend or establish water quality objectives and implementation programs to achieve and maintain water quality sufficient for these designated beneficial uses … Read More

Written by Krisha Yadav-Ranjan