NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP PROPOSED TOXICITY STUDY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP PROPOSED TOXICITY STUDY

Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Governor

STATEWIDE GENERAL NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT FOR RESIDUAL PESTICIDE DISCHARGES FROM AQUATIC ANIMAL INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL APPLICATIONS, SPRAY APPLICATIONS, VECTOR CONTROL, AND WEED CONTROL (COLLECTIVELY STATEWIDE GENERAL PESTICIDE PERMITS)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Klamath Training Room

Joe Serna, Jr./Cal-EPA Building 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff will hold a public workshop on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, to receive oral comments on the proposed toxicity study for the Statewide General Pesticide Permits. Although a quorum of the State Water Board may be present, the State Water Board will not take an action during the workshop.

The workshop will begin with a staff presentation on the background of the Statewide General Pesticide Permits and the proposed toxicity study followed by a UC Davis Granite Canyon Laboratory staff presentation on the proposed toxicity study design.

BACKGROUND

The State Water Board has funded a toxicity study to determine whether toxicity testing is an appropriate tool to determine compliance with the Statewide General Pesticide Permits. The UC Davis Granite Canyon Laboratory will conduct the study which consists of chemical, sediment, and toxicity testing.

State Water Board staff is coordinating with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Mosquito Vector Control Association of California to ensure successful collection of samples needed for the study.

California Environmental Protection Agency

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INFORMATION REGARDING THE WORKSHOP

Questions concerning this notice may be directed to Phil Isorena at

pisorena@waterboards.ca.gov.

ACCESSIBILITY, PARKING, AND SECURITY

The Joe Serna Jr./Cal-EPA Building is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals who require special accommodations in the building are requested to contact Catherine Foreman, Office of Employee Assistance, at (916) 341-5881.

Persons with hearing or speech impairments can contact us by using the California Relay Service Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD). TDD is reachable only from phones equipped with a TDD Device. HEARING IMPAIRED REPLAY SERVICE: TDD to voice 1-(800)-735-2929; voice to TDD 1-(800)-735-2922.

A parking garage is located across from the Joe Serna Jr./Cal-EPA Building with entrances on 10th and 11th Streets between “I” and “J” Streets. Metered parking spaces are also available in the vicinity of the building. For a map, refer to this website: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EPAbldg/location.htm.

All visitors to the Joe Serna Jr./Cal-EPA Building are required to sign in and receive a badge at the Visitor Services Center located inside the main entrance (10th and I Streets entrance). Valid picture identification may be required due to the security level. Please allow up to 15 minutes to receive clearance before proceeding to the Klamath Training Room on the second floor.