Regional Alternative Compliance

Project Overview

The Regional Compliance for a Sustainable Bay Project (Project) is a collaboration between the Cities of San Pablo, Walnut Creek and Richmond, and Contra Costa County.

The Project aims to develop a regional Alternative Compliance System (System) that will more efficiently and cost-effectively improve water quality, achieve multiple water quality benefits and reduce compliance pressures on permittees.

Additional details and meeting resources are available in the tabbed sections below.

  1. Overview
  2. Workshop #1

Summary

The Regional Compliance for a Sustainable Bay Project (Project) will develop a Regional Alternative Compliance SystemRegional Alternative Compliance Project Overview Opens in new window (System) for Contra Costa County, with the intent that the Project deliverables be easily implementable for other regions and entities subject to the same water quality compliance requirements.

Read the Regional Alternative Compliance Project Overview (click on the image to the right) for more details.

The System will be developed with input from the following:

  • Steering Committee
  • Advisory Committee (AC)
  • Technical Advisory Committees (TACs)

Meeting agendas and materials are available on the corresponding tabs.

Project Contact

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Amanda Booth, at (510) 215-3066 or AmandaB@sanpabloca.gov.

Tentative Project Schedule

  • Develop Draft System: 2020
    • Steering Committee Meetings: ongoing
    • Advisory Committee Meetings: May, June, September 2020
    • Technical Advisory Committee Meetings: May, June, September 2020
    • Workshop: May, 2020
  • Review Draft System: 2021
    • Steering Committee Meetings: ongoing
    • Advisory Committee Meetings: January, June 2021
    • Technical Advisory Committee Meetings: January, June 2021
    • Workshop: January, 2021
  • Finalize and Test System: 2022
    • Steering Committee Meetings: ongoing
    • Advisory Committee Meetings: January, 2022

Project Team

  • Project Lead: Amanda Booth, Senior Environmental Program Analyst, City of San Pablo
  • Project Partners:
    • City of Walnut Creek
    • City of Richmond
    • Contra Costa County
  • Project Design Team: Geosyntec Consultants, in collaboration with Kieser & Associates, EOA Inc. and Panorama Environmental as well as the Acquatic Science Center (San Francisco Estuary Institute)

Project Funding

The project has been made possible through the following funding sources:Logo for the Environmental Protection Agency

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund: $680,000
    • The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

For more information about the EPA, visit www.epa.gov.