Report 2017-118 Recommendation 17 Responses

Report 2017-118: State and Regional Water Boards: They Must Do More to Ensure That Local Jurisdictions' Costs to Reduce Storm Water Pollution Are Necessary and Appropriate (Release Date: March 2018)

Recommendation #17 To: San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

San Francisco Bay should comply with federal regulations and require local jurisdictions to report annually the projected and actual costs of complying with their permits.

1-Year Agency Response

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board will require cost reporting by local jurisdiction, using the guidance developed by the State Water Board described in Recommendation number 6.

  • Completion Date: March 2019
  • Response Date: February 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

We assessed the status of this recommendation as fully implemented based on the State Water Board's development of cost tracking guidance. As we describe in our assessment of that related recommendation, the guidance does not currently include detailed descriptions of the various cost categories. Accordingly, San Francisco Bay should ensure that any subsequent revisions to the guidance be incorporated in its requirements to local jurisdictions.


6-Month Agency Response

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board will require cost reporting by local jurisdictions once the State Water Board develops the guidance described in Recommendation number 6 for local jurisdictions on methods for tracking the cost of storm water management.

  • Estimated Completion Date: To be determined
  • Response Date: August 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending


60-Day Agency Response

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board will require cost reporting by local jurisdictions once the State Water Board develops the guidance described in Recommendation number 6 for local jurisdictions on methods for tracking the cost of storm water management.

  • Estimated Completion Date: To be determined
  • Response Date: April 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2017-118

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.