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WC Sec 13368-13368.5 SAN DIEGO BAY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT (WATER QUALITY)
13368. (a) The San Diego Bay Advisory Committee for Ecological
Assessment is hereby established.
(b) The committee shall prepare a report on all of the following:
(1) An evaluation of existing and historic data and trends in the
overall health of San Diego Bay, including, but not limited to,
trends in pollutant levels and trends in the numbers and diversity of
(2) The identification of habitat enhancement projects in the
Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan for San Diego Bay that
may be necessary to provide increased population and diversity for
species within San Diego Bay.
(3) An assessment of, and recommendations for, including
feasibility and economic practicability of, the best available
technology that is economically available and the best conventional
pollution control technology related to stormwater treatment systems
meeting toxicity standards.
(c) For the purposes of carrying out subdivision (b), the
committee shall consider and make use of the Integrated Natural
Resources Management Plan for San Diego Bay prepared by the United
States Navy in conjunction with numerous stakeholders.
(d) Upon the request of the United States Navy, the committee may
provide oversight and assistance in the Navy's development of
alternative acute toxicity effluent limitations for discharges of
stormwater runoff associated with industrial activity, as authorized
by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, in approval of
the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for
Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Coronado.
(e) (1) The committee shall be chaired by the Chairperson of the
San Diego Unified Port District. The following entities may each
appoint one representative to the committee:
(A) The San Diego City Council.
(B) The City of Chula Vista.
(C) The City of Coronado.
(D) The City of Imperial Beach.
(E) The City of National City.
(F) The Environmental Health Coalition.
(G) The San Diego Baykeeper.
(H) The San Diego Audubon Society.
(I) The San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
(J) The Sierra Club.
(K) The San Diego Port Tenants Association.
(L) The Industrial Environmental Association.
(M) The San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau.
(N) Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
(O) City of San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Joint Powers
(P) The California Coastal Commission.
(2) The San Diego County Board of Supervisors may appoint two
representatives to the committee. One of the persons appointed
pursuant to this paragraph shall be a recreational boatowner who
resides in San Diego County.
(3) The following entities may each appoint one nonvoting member
to the committee:
(A) The United States Navy.
(B) The Department of Fish and Game.
(C) The United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
(D) The National Marine Fisheries Service.
(E) The University of California and California State University
at San Diego may each appoint one nonvoting member.
(4) The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board is
encouraged to participate in the proceedings of the committee.
(f) Committee members may not be compensated for their services or
be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in the performance of their
duties pursuant to this chapter.
(g) (1) Staffing for the committee shall be provided by the San
Diego Unified Port District at the direction of the committee. The
committee may accept grant funds and contract for professional
services to carry out this chapter. The San Diego Unified Port
District shall administer the grants made to the committee.
(2) Not more than 3 percent of the total amount of money received
by the committee may be used to pay costs incurred in connection with
the administration of the grants.
(h) The report required by subdivision (b) shall be submitted, on
or before December 31, 2005, to all of the following:
(1) The Chairpersons of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and
Wildlife, the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic
Materials, the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality, and the
Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources.
(2) The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.
(3) The state board.
(4) The California Coastal Commission.
13368.5. This chapter shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2006, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2006, deletes or extends