Committees

The San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (SMCWPPP) focuses on compliance of the Municipal Regional Permit issued by the State of California Regional Water Quality Control Board. This permit entitles the cities and County of San Mateo to allow discharges of stormwater to enter the bay and the ocean. These discharges are regulated to minimize pollution.  In order to accomplish compliance with the standards of discharge set forth by the permit, the Program has several committees, staffed by member agencies of all the cities and the County, to oversee particular areas of pollution prevention as they relate to specific on-land activities. These committees meet regularly and meetings are open to the public, and current and past agendas are posted below. The committees are as follows:


Commercial, Industrial, and Illicit Discharge (CII)

Municipal Maintenance (MM)

New Development (ND)

Parks/IPM

Public Information and Participation (PIP)

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Trash Control

Watershed Assessment and Monitoring (WAM)


Meetings for all committees are open to the public.  For past agendas not listed below, please contact Matt Fabry, SMCWPPP Program Coordinator, at (650) 599-1419 or email mfabry@smcgov.org.


 

Commercial, Industrial, and Illicit Discharge (CII)  

Goals of committee: To effectively prohibit illicit, non-stormwater discharges to the municipal storm drain system, and to control the discharge of pollutants in stormwater from commercial and industrial businesses to the maximum extent practicable.

Meets: Quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:00 to 2:30pm at the offices of San Mateo County Environmental Health, 2000 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Suite 100, San Mateo.       

June 15, 2016
March 16, 2016
June 17, 2015
January 28, 2015
December 17, 2014
September 18, 2014
June 18, 2014
March 19, 2014



Municipal Maintenance

Goals of committee: To maximize the removal of pollutants while sweeping streets, cleaning storm drain inlets, and conducting other routine maintenance activities; and to minimize non-stormwater discharges to storm drains and water courses from maintenance related activities.

Meets: Quarterly on fourth Wednesday of the month from Noon to 1:00pm at Holbrook-Palmer Park Carriage House,150 Watkins Ave., Atherton.       

June 22, 2016
March 23, 2016
December 16, 2015
August 26, 2015
March 25, 2015
January 28, 2015
October 22, 2014
June 18, 2014
March 26, 2014
January 22, 2014



New Development (ND)     

Goals of committee: The goal of this committee is to minimize the adverse impact on water quality and beneficial uses of land development, both before and after construction.     

Meets: First Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30pm at locations determined in the agenda below.  

August 11, 2015

October 28, 2014

August 12, 2014
May 13, 2014
February 11, 2014



Parks/IPM

Goals of committee: To maximize the application of Integrated Pest Management in the course of Municipal park maintenance.  

Meets: Quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month, three times per year from 1:30 to 3:00pm at City of Redwood City’s Community Activities Building.

August 25, 2015

August 26, 2014

April 22, 2014
January 28, 2014



Public Information and Participation (PIP)  

Goals of committee: To educate the public about the causes of stormwater pollution and its serious effects on the quality of local creeks, lagoons, shorelines, and neighborhoods. To encourage residents to adopt less polluting and more environmentally beneficial practices and to increase resident's hands-on involvement in SMCWPPP activities.

Meets: Quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month from 10am to Noon unless noted otherwise with * at Belmont City Hall.      

Next meeting TBD

May 12, 2015

February 10, 2015

November 4, 2014
August 12, 2014
May 13, 2014
March 11, 2014
January 14, 2014



Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Goals of committee: To function as a decision-making body for routine program activities. To provide oversight and guidance to the five subcommittees, technical support and recommendations to C/CAG for directing program activities and provide a staff level technical interface with regulatory agencies and the public.

Meets: Quarterly on the third Tuesday of the month from 10am to Noon at locations determined in the agenda below.   

July 21, 2015

October 21, 2014

July 15, 2014
January 21, 2014



Trash Control

Goals of committee: To provide guidance on complying with the Municipal Regional Permit requirements on Trash Hot Spot identification, assessment, and cleanup.

Meets: Meets as needed.   

Next meeting TBD

November 12, 2014

August 14, 2014
June 27, 2014
April 30, 2014
March 4, 2014
January 22, 2014



Watershed Assessment and Monitoring (WAM)

Goals of committee: Characterize creek function, health and water quality conditions in representative watersheds in San Mateo County and evaluate potential stormwater runoff impacts. Develop plans to address specific pollutants of concern (POC) associated with stormwater runoff such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and perform related special studies. Evaluate long term trends in water quality and thereby inform the Program's efforts to improve the effectiveness of its Best Management Practices (BMPs) to prevent or reduce stormwater runoff impacts.

Meets: Second Thursday of the month, approximately two times per year from 10am to Noon at the offices of San Mateo County Environmental Health, 2000 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Suite 100, San Mateo.   

Next meeting TBD

June 11, 2015

June 12, 2014

January 9, 2014