San Francisco Bay Estuary NNE Stakeholder meeting – March 29, 2012

This is a message from the State and Regional Water Boards

 

Please save the date for a San Francisco Bay Estuary NNE Stakeholder meeting, currently scheduled for March 29th, at the Regional Water Quality Control Board in the California State Building in Oakland, California.  An agenda with the exact timing of the meeting will be circulated before the meeting date.

 

Time:          Thursday March 29th, 2012 

 

Location:    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

                    Meeting Room 7, Second Floor, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Directionshttp://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/about_us/directions.shtml

 

At our last meeting in May 2011, we discussed the literature review of candidate indicators and data gaps report that had been developed by the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Program (SCCWRP), with input from the Technical Advisory Team.  Comments we received from stakeholders were addressed in the final version of the report, dated June 2011, and posted to our website.

 

The final report, entitled Numeric Nutrient Endpoint Development for San Francisco Bay Estuary: Literature Review and Data Gaps Analysis, can be downloaded from the SF Bay NNE project page on the Water Board’s website under Technical Reports at:

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/water_issues/programs/planningtmdls/amendments/estuarynne.shtml#may20mtg

At our last meeting we also discussed development of a workplan for nutrients in San Francisco Bay. The workplan effort is now being incorporated into the development of an overall Nutrient Strategy for San Francisco Bay.  The focus on development of a Nutrient Strategy grew out of collaborative discussions with the San Francisco Bay Regional Monitoring Program.  

It has become clear that the Water Boardneeds a coordinated science and regulatory plan to assist us in answering important management questions. Thus, the Nutrient Strategy will be one of the agenda items for us to discuss at the March meeting.   One goal of the strategy is to help prioritizework efforts over the next one to five years.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Regional Board contacts:

Naomi Feger
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board
Chief Planning Division

(510) 622-2328
nfeger@waterboards.ca.gov