NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND OPPORTUNITY

95812 | 08/07/2020 | Ad id: 7-0000606302-01
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON ADDING DEFINITIONS FOR TRIBAL CULTURAL AND SUBSISTENCE FISHING BENEFICIAL USES IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE WATER QUALITY CONTROL PLAN FOR THE LAHONTAN REGION (BASIN PLAN) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is proposing to amend the Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region (Basin Plan). The proposed amendment will add to Chapter 2 of the Basin Plan the definitions of three new beneficial uses from the statewide "Part 2 of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California-Tribal and Subsistence Fishing Beneficial Uses and Mercury Provisions". The three new beneficial uses are Tribal Tradition and Culture (CUL), Tribal Subsistence Fishing (T-SUB), and Subsistence Fishing (SUB). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Water Board will receive public comments on the proposed Basin Plan amendment and Draft Staff Report and will accept written comments on these documents as set forth in this Notice. Written comments must be received no later than August 31, 2020. The documents are available for review at: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/ lahontan/water_issues/programs/basin_plan/#other Should you require a paper copy of the documents, please contact the staff listed at the end of this Notice with your request. Written comments can be emailed to: Email Me or mailed to: Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, 2501 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 ATTN: Cindy Wise or Dan Sussman. Please include "Comments-Tribal Cultural and Subsistence Fishing Beneficial Uses Basin Plan Amendment" in the subject line of your email or hardcopy submittals. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Water Board will hold a public board hearing to receive public comment and to consider the proposed Basin Plan amendment on September 16, 2020. Public comment may be limited by the Water Board Chair to allow all people time to be heard. The Water Board will then affirm, reject, or modify the proposed Basin Plan amendment, or postpone a decision to a future Board meeting. The agenda for the Water Board's Meeting that will include information about the public hearing is typically posted 10-15 days prior to the meeting on the Water Board's website at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/agenda. The Agenda will identify the specific date and starting time for the public hearing. As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor's Executive Orders to protect public health by limiting public gatherings and requiring social distancing, this Meeting will occur solely via remote presence. Links for the meeting, including a phone call option, will be posted on the Water Board's website: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/remote_ meeting. Updates to this Notice will be distributed by Lahontan Water Board staff through its Board Meeting Agenda Mailing List and its Basin Planning email subscription service or listserve. You can subscribe to the "Basin Planning-Tribal Cultural and Subsistence Fishing Beneficial Uses" listserve via the Water Board's home page at: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/ resources/email_subscriptions/reg6_subscribe.html. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact Cindy Wise (530) 542-5408 Email Me, or Daniel Sussman (530) 542-5466 Email Me Publication: August 7, 2020 Ad #0000606302