Report 2017-118 Recommendation 7 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 #7 To: Water Resources Control Board

If the State Water Board believes regulations are necessary to ensure that the regional boards and local jurisdictions follow its guidance regarding adequate and consistent information pertaining to their costs for storm water management, the State Water Board should adopt such regulations.

1-Year Agency Response

After an appropriate evaluation, relying in part on the annual review process specified in recommendation 8, the State Water Board will consider adopting regulations if it determines there are portions of the guidance that are not being implemented.

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

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

We assessed the status of this recommendation as pending based on the State Water Board's continued effort to refine its guidance, including the adoption of a glossary that will define cost categories.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

6-Month Agency Response

After an appropriate evaluation, relying in part on the annual review process specified in recommendation 8, the State Water Board will consider adopting regulations if it determines there are portions of the guidance that are not being implemented.

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

After an appropriate evaluation, relying in part on the annual review process specified in recommendation 8, the State Water Board will consider adopting regulations if it determines there are portions of the guidance that are not being implemented.

  • 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.