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February 3, 2000
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Hearthside Homes will have to figure out a long-term method for diverting dry-season runoff from its proposed residential community on the Bolsa Chica mesa, or its plan may be washed away, a water board official said. So far, the developer, formerly known as the Koll Real Estate Group, has not come up with an adequate proposal, said Jerry Thibeault, executive officer for the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The water board has the power to block development by withholding a permit that allows discharge of untreated waste water from lawns and streets, which typically flows through storm drains into open waters, he said.
NEWS
December 21, 2000
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- City officials admit they did not follow the law when they failed to report leaks in Downtown sewage pipes to the California Regional Water Control Quality Board. "The law says that if there's any chance of state waters being contaminated ... it's appropriate to notify the water board," said Public Works Director Robert Beardsley to the City Council on Monday, adding the water board looked at all water sources, potable and nonpotable.
NEWS
December 16, 2004
Alicia Robinson The Orange County Sanitation District faces a $160,000 penalty for spilling nearly 1.6-million gallons of treated wastewater from a Huntington Beach pump station into the Santa Ana River on Labor Day weekend. Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board staff members recommended the penalty Monday, but board members have the option of reducing or eliminating the penalty if the sanitation district requests a hearing. "In this case, although this is probably a unique incident [and]
NEWS
January 4, 2001
Beginning today, six Huntington Beach city workers are being questioned by the Orange County Grand Jury about their part in not reporting leaking sewage pipes to the California Regional Water Control Quality Board. City Administrator Ray Silver, Public Works Director Robert Beardsley and Don Noble, the city's maintenance manager, and others have all been subpeonaed to testify. We hope they have some good answers. Last month, city officials admitted during a City Council meeting that there may have been mistakes made in the reporting of the leaks.
NEWS
November 4, 2004
Alicia Robinson Orange County Sanitation District officials vastly underestimated the size of a Labor Day weekend sewage spill, which released about 1.6-million gallons of treated wastewater rather than the original estimate of 13,000 gallons, officials said Thursday. Beaches from 52nd Street in Newport Beach to Magnolia Street in Huntington Beach were closed Sept. 4 after a power failure caused the spill from a Huntington Beach pump station. The spill is being investigated by the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, a normal follow-up procedure that could result in a penalty for whomever caused the spill.
NEWS
January 11, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- While the Orange County Grand Jury continues its investigation into allegations that the city failed to properly report massive sewer leaks beneath the Downtown area, city officials have been hard at work revamping procedures for reporting such spills. Assistant City Administrator Bill Workman said that over the last few weeks, new measures have been put in place to ensure that sewage spills can be accurately tracked, contained and cleaned.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | July 27, 2005
New rules could be on the way for local boaters. Environmental regulators are in the early stages of a process that could restrict paints used by most mariners. Regulators with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board are looking for a contractor to study how much metal has found its way into the waters of Newport Harbor, water board spokesman Kurt Berchtold said. If the board finds a need to reduce copper levels in the harbor, mariners may need to find a new way to paint their boats.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | March 14, 2012
An official with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board said he knew of no plans to have the board rescind its vote on Poseidon Resources' permit to build a desalination plant, despite rumblings in the community that one member's participation amounted to a conflict of interest. An article on the nonprofit investigative website Voice of OC noted that Fred Ameri, who joined in the Poseidon vote in February, was a senior vice president for RBF Consulting before he retired earlier this month.
NEWS
January 3, 2002
Bryce Alderton State water officials have held off on passing a pollution control permit to which they have made major revisions that will further restrict what can be washed into storm drains in north and central Orange County to give the public more time to consider possible impacts. The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board did not vote as scheduled on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System storm water permit at its Dec. 19 meeting after city officials argued that there had not been enough time to review changes made to the county's storm water permit.
NEWS
By: | August 5, 2005
Business owner named to local water board The Mesa Consolidated Water District announced in a statement Tuesday that Shawn Dewane has been appointed to the district's board of directors. The board chose Dewayne at its July 27 meeting after interviewing eight candidates. Dewayne owns a Newport Beach branch office of Raymond James Financial Services, a company with services that include retirement planning. He is also a former member of the Assn. of California Water Agencies.
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By Michael Miller | March 14, 2012
An official with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board said he knew of no plans to have the board rescind its vote on Poseidon Resources' permit to build a desalination plant, despite rumblings in the community that one member's participation amounted to a conflict of interest. An article on the nonprofit investigative website Voice of OC noted that Fred Ameri, who joined in the Poseidon vote in February, was a senior vice president for RBF Consulting before he retired earlier this month.
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By Michael Miller | February 15, 2012
After getting approval from a regional water board last week, Poseidon Resources is one permit away from starting construction on a desalination plant in Huntington Beach, a spokesman for the company said. The Poseidon plant, which has divided residents and environmental groups over the past decade, would convert seawater into drinkable water to provide a steady supply for Orange County. Brian Lochrie, a spokesman for the Connecticut-based company, said Poseidon will start the construction phase of the project if the California Coastal Commission approves a coastal development permit.
NEWS
By: | August 5, 2005
Business owner named to local water board The Mesa Consolidated Water District announced in a statement Tuesday that Shawn Dewane has been appointed to the district's board of directors. The board chose Dewayne at its July 27 meeting after interviewing eight candidates. Dewayne owns a Newport Beach branch office of Raymond James Financial Services, a company with services that include retirement planning. He is also a former member of the Assn. of California Water Agencies.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | July 27, 2005
New rules could be on the way for local boaters. Environmental regulators are in the early stages of a process that could restrict paints used by most mariners. Regulators with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board are looking for a contractor to study how much metal has found its way into the waters of Newport Harbor, water board spokesman Kurt Berchtold said. If the board finds a need to reduce copper levels in the harbor, mariners may need to find a new way to paint their boats.
NEWS
December 16, 2004
Alicia Robinson The Orange County Sanitation District faces a $160,000 penalty for spilling nearly 1.6-million gallons of treated wastewater from a Huntington Beach pump station into the Santa Ana River on Labor Day weekend. Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board staff members recommended the penalty Monday, but board members have the option of reducing or eliminating the penalty if the sanitation district requests a hearing. "In this case, although this is probably a unique incident [and]
NEWS
November 4, 2004
Alicia Robinson Orange County Sanitation District officials vastly underestimated the size of a Labor Day weekend sewage spill, which released about 1.6-million gallons of treated wastewater rather than the original estimate of 13,000 gallons, officials said Thursday. Beaches from 52nd Street in Newport Beach to Magnolia Street in Huntington Beach were closed Sept. 4 after a power failure caused the spill from a Huntington Beach pump station. The spill is being investigated by the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, a normal follow-up procedure that could result in a penalty for whomever caused the spill.
NEWS
January 3, 2002
Bryce Alderton State water officials have held off on passing a pollution control permit to which they have made major revisions that will further restrict what can be washed into storm drains in north and central Orange County to give the public more time to consider possible impacts. The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board did not vote as scheduled on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System storm water permit at its Dec. 19 meeting after city officials argued that there had not been enough time to review changes made to the county's storm water permit.
NEWS
January 11, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- While the Orange County Grand Jury continues its investigation into allegations that the city failed to properly report massive sewer leaks beneath the Downtown area, city officials have been hard at work revamping procedures for reporting such spills. Assistant City Administrator Bill Workman said that over the last few weeks, new measures have been put in place to ensure that sewage spills can be accurately tracked, contained and cleaned.
NEWS
January 4, 2001
Beginning today, six Huntington Beach city workers are being questioned by the Orange County Grand Jury about their part in not reporting leaking sewage pipes to the California Regional Water Control Quality Board. City Administrator Ray Silver, Public Works Director Robert Beardsley and Don Noble, the city's maintenance manager, and others have all been subpeonaed to testify. We hope they have some good answers. Last month, city officials admitted during a City Council meeting that there may have been mistakes made in the reporting of the leaks.
NEWS
December 21, 2000
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- City officials admit they did not follow the law when they failed to report leaks in Downtown sewage pipes to the California Regional Water Control Quality Board. "The law says that if there's any chance of state waters being contaminated ... it's appropriate to notify the water board," said Public Works Director Robert Beardsley to the City Council on Monday, adding the water board looked at all water sources, potable and nonpotable.
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