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California Water Quality Monitoring Council (CA Senate Bill 1070)

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Background

In November 2007, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Secretaries of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and the California Natural Resources Agency to establish the California Water Quality Monitoring Council (Monitoring Council). The MOU was mandated by CA Senate Bill 1070 (Kehoe, 2006) and requires the boards, departments and offices within the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and the California Natural Resources Agency to integrate and coordinate their water quality and related ecosystem monitoring, assessment, and reporting.

CA Senate Bill 1070 (Water Code Sections 13167 and 13181) and the MOU require that the Monitoring Council develop specific recommendations to improve the coordination and cost-effectiveness of water quality and ecosystem monitoring and assessment, enhance the integration of monitoring data across departments and agencies, and increase public accessibility to monitoring data and assessment information. While the Monitoring Council may recommend new monitoring or management initiatives, it will build on existing effort to the greatest extent possible. The Monitoring Council published its initial recommendations in December 2008, and its recommendations for A Comprehensive Monitoring Program Strategy for California in December 2010.

Membership

The membership of the Monitoring Council is intended to represent a variety of water quality related interests. Monitoring Council members are selected by the Secretaries of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and the Natural Resources Agency. The Monitoring Council has allowed each Member to designate and Alternate who would participate on those occasions when the Member is unable to participate in person.

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  • California Environmental Protection Agency (Co-Chair)
    • Jonathan Bishop, Chief Deputy Director
      State Water Resources Control Board
    • Alternate: Greg Gearheart, Deputy Director
      Office of Information Management and Analysis
      State Water Resources Control Board
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  • California Natural Resources Agency (Co-Chair)
    • Vacant
      California Department of Water Resources
    • Alternate: Stephani Spaar, Chief, Office of Water Quality
      Division of Environmental Services
      California Department of Water Resources
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  • California Drinking Water Program
    • Karen Larsen, Assistant Deputy Director
      Program Management Branch
      Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board
    • Alternate: Bruce H. Burton, P.E., Chief
      Northern California Drinking Water Field Operations Branch
      Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board
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  • Regulated Community - Publicly Owned Treatment Works
    • Phil Markle, Environmental Scientist
      Water Quality and Soils Engineering
      Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
    California Stormwater Quality Association
  • Regulated Community - Storm Water
    • Armand Ruby
      California Storm Water Quality Association and Armand Ruby Consulting
    • Alternate: Geoff Brosseau
      California Storm Water Quality Association
    East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
  • Agriculture
    • Parry Klassen, Executive Director and Board Chairman
      East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
    • Alternate: Bruce Houdesheldt, Manager
      Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition
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  • Citizen Monitoring Groups
    • Beth Christman, Director of Restoration Programs
      Truckee River Watershed Council
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  • Public
    • Sara Aminzadeh, Executive Director
      California Coastkeeper Alliance
    • Alternate: Travis Pritchard, Program Director
      San Diego Coastkeeper
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  • Scientific Community
    • Steve Weisberg, Executive Director
      Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
    • Alternate: Ken Schiff, Deputy Director
      Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
    ACWA
  • Water Supply
    • Sarge Green
      California Water Institute and Association of California Water Agencies
    • Alternate: Adam Walukeiwicz, Regulatory Advocate
      Association of California Water Agencies
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Liaison (non-voting)
    • Terry Fleming
      Water Division
      Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Meetings

Meetings of the Monitoring Council are open to the public. Actions of the Monitoring Council are advisory to Cal/EPA and the Natural Resources Agency. Please visit our Meetings web page for details.


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