Lahonton Regional Water Quality Control Board Accepting Comments on Draft Timber Waiver until February 24, 2014
The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region has issued a notice inviting comments on a Tentative 2014 Timber Waiver. According to the notice, "[t]he 2014 Timber Waiver will continue to waive waste discharge requirements for timber harvest and vegetation management activities that meet specified eligibility criteria and follow specified conditions." The Upper Echo Lake Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project is being implemented under the existing Timber Waiver. Both the existing and proposed waivers allow projects to proceed that have water quality impacts without securing federal and state water quality permits.