Environmental Regulations

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Tricia Wotan
Environmental Reg. Manager
wotan@monterey.org

Kevin Anderson
Environmental Reg. Analyst
anderson@monterey.org

Engineering Office
580 Pacific Street, Room 7
Voice: (831) 646-3921
Fax: (831) 646-3405

Hours
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm

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In close coordination with all teams in the Plans & Public Works and other departments, the Environmental Regulations Office develops and coordinates the implementation of existing and new water quality regulatory programs Citywide, regionally, and with various sectors of our community to protect natural water quality of streams, lakes, and the Monterey Bay. The City also participates in statewide municipal review of draft new regulations proposed for State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approval that may affect the City and region.

Water quality regulations implemented by this Office are derived from the federal Clean Water Act and the California Porter Cologne Act, which protect Waters of the U.S. (surface water drainages) and Waters of the State (surface- and ground-waters), respectively. Each year, new regulations are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and SWRCB, and its nine (9) Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCBs). In response, the City must subsequently develop new regulatory Ordinances and programs locally to ensure local compliance with these laws, typically relating to the City's storm drainage collection system and sanitary sewer collections system.

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