“San Francisco Bay Coalition” Sends New Letter Regarding Beneficial Use Pilot Program

On June 21, a coalition of organizations including BPC, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the Coastal Conservancy, Save The Bay and The Bay Institute sent a letter to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris and Congressmen Jeff Denham and John Garamendi reiterating its earlier request that the Restoring San Francisco Bay’s […]

BPC Advocates for Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Sediment in South Bay Salt Pond Phase 2 Support Letter

In a letter submitted to the California State Coastal Conservancy on June 5, BPC provided comments in support of the South Bay Salt Pond (SBSP) Restoration Project Phase 2 Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER). Among other things, Phase 2 would incrementally advance the 50-year plan to convert up to […]

BPC Dredging & Beneficial Reuse Committee Meets with Corps on Strategic Placement Framework Study

Members of BPC’s Dredging & Beneficial Reuse Committee had the special opportunity to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) Draft Strategic Placement Framework Report with Corps staff on June 4. Craig Conner (Long Term Management Strategy Program Manager and Flood Risk Manager, San Francisco District) and Thomas Williams (Deputy District Engineer for […]

WRDA 2018 Legislation Passed by the House of Representatives

The Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018) bill was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 8 in an overwhelming 408-2 vote. The U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s leaders introduced the bipartisan legislation on May 18. The U.S. Senate’s version of WRDA 2018, known as America’s Water Infrastructure Act of […]

San Francisco Bay Coalition Letter – WIIN Act Section 1122

BPC Comments – Phase 2 Eden Landing Draft EIS/EIR

BPC Submits Support Letter for the Bay Restoration Regulatory Interagency Team

On May 25 BPC submitted a Letter to the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA) in support of the proposed Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) and its accompanying Bay Restoration Policy and Management Team (BRPMT). With the BRRIT and accompanying BRPMT, SFBRA has the opportunity to improve the permitting process and policies for multi-benefit […]

BPC Joins Call to Action for State Investment in San Francisco Bay Wetlands Restoration

On May 2 BPC joined a coalition of Bay Area organizations to call on Assembly Members Phil Ting and Richard Bloom and Senators Holly Mitchell and Bob Wieckowski to include robust funding in the state legislature’s 2018 budget for critical wetlands restoration in San Francisco Bay. Seeking $50 million, this investment by the state would […]

DMMO Announces 2018 Dredging Plans for Richmond Outer Harbor

At the Dredged Material Management Office’s meeting on May 23, it was announced that the Richmond Outer Harbor will be dredged to a limited degree in 2018 despite initial concerns that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) would not undertake any dredging of the area in 2018. The USACE’s application for the project states […]

Waters of the State Update

BPC has been closely monitoring the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) development of new proposed Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State, for inclusion in the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters and Enclosed Bays and Estuaries and Ocean Waters of California. We originally […]