State Board Requires SSO Reports Within 2 Hours

CWEA has released the following notification…

“On February 20, 2008, an Executive Order was signed and immediately put into effect by State Water Resources Control Board. The order requires that ‘For any discharges of sewage that results in a discharge into a drainage channel or a surface water, the Discharger shall, as soon as possible, but not later then two (2) hours after becoming aware of the discharge, notify the State Office of Emergency Services, the local health officer or directors of environmental health with jurisdiction over affected water bodies, and the appropriate Regional Water Quality Control Board.’

It also requires that “As soon as possible, but no later then twenty-four (24) hours after becoming aware of a discharge to a drainage channel or a surface water, the Discharger shall submit to the appropriate Regional Water Quality Board a certification that the State Office or Emergency Services and the local health officer or director of environmental health with jurisdiction over the affected water bodies have been notified of the discharge.”

This two-hour notification went into effective upon signature. ”

The original order is here.

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