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The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region (hereinafter referred to as the Regional Board), finds:

  1. The City of Long Beach, hereinafter referred to as the Permittee, discharges or contributes to discharges of storm water and urban runoff from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), also called storm drain systems, into receiving waters of the Los Angeles Basin.
  2. On March 22, 1999, the Permittee submitted a Report of Waste Discharge (ROWD) as an application for issuance of waste discharge requirements and a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
  3. Municipal storm water discharges from the Permittee's storm drain systems were regulated under countywide waste discharge requirements contained in Order No. 90-079 and Order No. 96-054 adopted by this Regional Board on June 18, 1990, and July 15, 1996, respectively. These Orders serve as an NPDES permit (CA0061654) for the MS4 in Los Angeles County, which is hereby superseded for the City of Long Beach by Order No. CAS004003.
  4. The Report of Waste Discharge (ROWD) submitted by the Permittee consists of:
    • Statement of Accomplishments and Future Goals;
    • Long Beach Storm Water Management Program; and
    • Long Beach Monitoring Program;
  5. The Long Beach Storm Water Management Program (LBSWMP) submitted by the Permittee consists of several distinct elements:
    • Program Management
    • Geographic Characterization
    • Public Agency Activities Program
    • Development Planning/ Construction Program
    • Illicit Connection/ Illicit Discharges Elimination Program, and
    • Education / Public Information Program
    • Annual Reporting Program
  6. The Long Beach Monitoring Program submitted by the Permittee consists of:
    • Mass emissions monitoring
    • Multi-species toxicity testing
    • Toxicity identification evaluations
    • Best management practices effectiveness evaluations
    • Co-operative monitoring - Los Angeles River
    • Co-operative monitoring - Los Cerritos Channel

Municipal NPDES Permit No. CAS004003 Order No. R4-2014-0024