This Plan was developed and submitted in compliance with Municipal Regional Permit (MRP) Provision C.10.b.v of Order No. R2-2015-0049.
Version 1.0 of this Receiving Water Trash Monitoring Program Plan, including the monitoring design and monitoring / assessment protocols, was based on a review of existing methodologies that have been used to monitor trash in receiving waters and significant input from Peer Reviewers, MRP Permittees, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board staff, and other stakeholders. The Plan is intended to begin addressing trash management questions posed in the MRP. The Plan recognizes that methodologies and protocols to accurately measure or assess baseline trash levels, pathways and sources, and trends in receiving waters are not well established. Therefore, this initial version (1.0) of the Trash Monitoring Plan should be considered preliminary and will be adapted based on lessons learned during the initial implementation phase (October 2017 – July 2020) to help guide future trash monitoring in San Francisco Bay Area receiving waters. The Plan was developed by EOA, Inc., Geosyntec, and Larry Walker Associates (LWA) for the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA) on behalf of all MRP Permittees.