OC Watersheds Archived 2010 Press Releases


West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health (WCGA)

Workshops on the Competitive NOAA Regional Ocean Partnership Federal Funding Opportunity ... read more »


Amending Order No. R8-2009-0030, NPDES No. CAG618030 Waste Discharge

Amending Order No. R8-2009-0030, NPDES No. CAG618030 Waste Discharge Requirements for the County of Orange, Orange County Flood Control District and, the Incorporated Cities of Orange County Areawide Urban Storm Water Runoff (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit)... read more »


EPA Urges Citizens to Clear out Medicine Cabinets for Drug Take-Back Events

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is lending its support and expertise for drug take-back events sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).... read more »


Posting of Proposed Model WQMP and Technical Guidance Document

The Orange County Stormwater Program in north Orange County is updating its Model Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) in response to permit requirements from the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board. ... read more »


North and South Orange County MS4 Permit Seminar

This is an interactive seminar, focusing on the land use planning and engineering design elements of the revised north and south Orange County MS4 permits as adopted by the Santa Ana and San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Boards in 2009... read more »


The annual Heal the Bay Beach Report Card for 2009-2010

The annual Heal the Bay Beach Report Card for 2009-2010 was publicly released on May 26, 2010, and according to the LA Times, “Overall, Orange County was at the top of the class [in the state] with about 97% of its beaches scoring A or B.” read more »


National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction and Land Disturbance Activities

On September 2, 2009, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted Order No. 2009-0009-DWD, which reissues the Construction General Permit (CGP) for projects disturbing one or more acres of land surface... read more »


Suspected Facility Searched in Huntington Beach Channel Oil Spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – February 1, 2010 – California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens executed a search warrant on Angus Petroleum, a Huntington Beach, Calif., oil exploration and production facility, Friday to determine... Read more about what the city and state are doing to protect our waterways by clicking : City of Huntington Beach, OC Register, LA Times, KPCC Southern California Public Radio