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San Francisco Bay Region

California Regional Water Quality Control Board


The board's primary duty is to protect the quality of the waters within the region for all beneficial uses. This duty is implemented by formulating and adopting water quality plans for specific ground or surface water basins and by prescribing and enforcing requirements on all domestic and industrial waste discharges. Specific responsibilities and procedures of the board are outlined in the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. Regular board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. At the meetings, the board obtains testimony and information from concerned and affected parties and makes decisions after considering the recommendations made by the Executive Officer. Electronic recordings of the meetings are retained for two years. Anyone desiring copies may contact the Regional Board Executive Assistant at 510-622-2399.


1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, CA 94612 37.806393 -122.273583 Other

Service Options

Accessibility Options:

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair



Fees for regulated users. Vary according to service. Cash and checks accepted.



How to Apply:

Varies according to circumstance.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • Napa County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County