Report 2017-118 Recommendation 8 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 #8 To: Water Resources Control Board

Once it has distributed its guidance, the State Water Board should work with the regional boards to develop an annual review process of the information the regional boards receive to help ensure its consistency with the guidance.

1-Year Agency Response

The Water Boards have developed an annual review process for the information that the Regional Boards will receive as a result of implementing the guidance called for in recommendation #6. The process will be implemented through the State and Regional Board roundtable, which is a venue for programmatic collaboration among all nine regional water boards and the State Water Board. Recommendations resulting from the annual review process will be presented to the Water Boards' Executive Management Committee for review and approval. It may take several years to incorporate statewide reporting into permits as they are re-issued, but as the Water Boards obtain initial information the State Water Board, working through the Roundtable, will use that information to fine-tune the cost-reporting guidance.

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

The Water Boards will work together to develop an annual review process for the information Regional Water Boards receive. It may take several years for permit renewals to incorporate statewide reporting, but as the Water Boards receive initial information, the State Water Board can use that information to fine-tune the cost-reporting guidance.

  • 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 Water Boards will work together to develop an annual review process for the information Regional Water Boards receive. It may take several years for permit renewals to incorporate statewide reporting, but as the Water Boards receive initial information, the State Water Board can use that information to fine-tune the cost-reporting guidance.

  • 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.