EPA published the San Francisco Bay Delta Action Plan highlighting priority activities to work on in partnership with California water quality agencies. This page contains the action plan and its appendixes.
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San Francisco Bay Delta Action Plan: Water Quality Challenges in the San Francisco Bay/ Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (PDF)(29 pp, 874 K,
EPA developed this Action Plan after assessing the effectiveness of current regulatory mechanisms designed to protect water quality in the San Francisco Bay Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary and its tributaries. It concludes that Clean Water Act programs are not adequately protecting the Bay Delta Estuary and recommends actions to restore water quality for aquatic species protection using existing EPA authorities and resources, and actions for the State Water Resources Control Board.
SF Bay Delta Action Plan Appendix I: Analysis of Water Quality Reports (PDF)(47 pp, 1 MB,
Staff Report: Analysis of Water Quality Issues in EPA’s February 2011 ANPR.
SF Bay Delta Action Plan Appendix II: Synthesis of Public Comment (PDF)(77 pp, 866 K)
Synthesis of Public Comment on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Water Quality Challenges in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary.
Unabridged Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Water Quality Challenges in the San Francisco Bay/ Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (PDF)(91 pp, 2 MB,
EPA is using this ANPR to solicit and synthesize existing scientific information regarding the biological, chemical, and physical integrity of the Bay Delta Estuary’s aquatic resources. EPA will comprehensively review this information as it evaluates its statutory and regulatory options in the Bay Delta Estuary and will develop an appropriate response.