Central Valley Busniess Times

12/14/2009

The Port of Stockton and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have hammered out agreement on a plan to correct problems in the port’s storm water drainage, which goes directly or indirectly into the San Joaquin River.

The plan is expected to bring the port into compliance with the Clean Water Act and improve water quality in the San Joaquin River, the EPA says.

In a 2008 audit of the ports storm water management and control systems, the U.S. EPA and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board found deficiencies with the port’s permit program concerning construction and industrial oversight, municipal operations, standard development, and toxicity monitoring…

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