Water Board’s Notice: Draft Report on Stream and Wetland Systems

Dear Stream and Wetland Systems Protection Policy list members,

Attached is a Draft Report on Stream and Wetland Systems Science that has
been prepared by staff of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control
Board (Regional Water Board). This report is also available online at the
Regional Water Board’s website for the policy:
http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/northcoast/programs/basinplan/swspp.html

The draft report summarizes part of the scientific literature that staff has
reviewed during its background research for the Stream and Wetland Systems
Protection Policy (Policy) and is being provided to the public as an
informational document. Although information contained in the draft report
may eventually be used in the Staff Report for the Policy to establish part
of the scientific justification or basis for the Policy, the draft report
does not provide the full scientific basis or justification for the Policy
and should not be interpreted as the Staff Report itself.

Staff welcomes comments on the draft report, but formal public review and
comments are not being solicited at this time and staff will not prepare
formal responses to comments received on the draft report. Formal public
comments will be solicited on the Staff Report when it is released and staff
will prepare formal responses to comments received on the Staff Report at
that time. Release of Staff Report and draft Basin Plan amendment language
and the public review and comment period for those documents are anticipated
to occur later this year or in early 2008.

For more information about the proposed Stream and Wetland Systems
Protection Policy, please contact Bruce Ho at BHo@waterboards.ca.gov or
707-576-2460. You can subscribe or unsubscribe from this list by visiting
the following website: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/northcoast/email.html

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board,
North Coast Region (1).