SPUR and Greenbelt's Comments to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Control Board on their Amendments to the NPDES Permit

Policy Letter

SPUR and the Greenbelt Alliance commented on the proposed amendments to the Municipal Regional Stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. We encouraged the Water Board to work with housing developers, environmental advocates and other stakeholders prior to the adoption of proposed amendments, with a particular focus on better understanding and communicating the impacts of these amendments on the feasibility of new infill housing construction. We also encouraged the Water Board to eliminate the affordability credit framework from their permit and instead adopt a policy based on balancing project feasibility with the low-impact development goals of the Permit.