Public Notices

    North Bay Water Reuse Program, Phase 2: Notice of Preparation

    The Water Agency is a member of, and contract administrator for, the North Bay Water Reuse Authority (NBWRA). The NBWRA is a coordinated effort of three counties and 10 water and sanitation agencies, working together as one entity, to address water supply shortages from a watershed perspective. The member agencies are investing in a number of diverse recycled water projects to offset potable demands throughout the North Bay region.

    The NBWRA is proposing Phase 2 of the North Bay Water Reuse Program (Phase 2 Program). The Water Agency will act as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for preparing a joint Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, will be the federal Lead Agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

    A Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Phase 2 Program is available for public review. The NOP describes the proposed project, as defined under CEQA, that will be reviewed in the EIR/EIS and identifies the issue areas that will be studied in the environmental review. Agencies and interested members of the public are invited to provide input on the scope of the environmental analysis to be evaluated.

    NBWRA Phase 2 - Notice of Preparation (PDF, 3MB)

    Scoping Meetings

    In order for the public and regulatory agencies to have an opportunity to ask questions and submit comments on the scope of the EIR/EIS, a series of scoping meetings will be held within Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties during the NOP review period. The scoping meetings will be held on the following dates:


    August 2, 2017 (Wednesday)

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    San Rafael Community Center Auditorium

    618 B Street, San Rafael


    August 3, 2017 (Thursday)

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    American Canyon City Hall (Council Chambers)

    4381 Broadway, Suite 201, American Canyon


    August 9, 2017 (Wednesday)

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Petaluma Community Center, Meeting Room A-D

    320 North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma


    August 10, 2017 (Thursday)

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Sonoma Community Center, Room 110

    276 East Napa Street, Sonoma


    If you have a disability which requires an accommodation, an alternative format, or requires another person to assist you while attending these meetings or reviewing associated materials, please contact the Sonoma County Water Agency at 707-524-8378, as soon as possible to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

    Documents or files related to the proposed project are available for review at and the member agency offices; they can be also made available by emailing If you have any questions, or if you wish to update your information on our mailing list, please call Ms. Anne Crealock of the Water Agency at (707) 547-1948.

    Public Comment Period for this Notice of Preparation

    The public comment period for the Phase 2 Program NOP will close at 5:00 p.m. on August 21, 2017. To submit a comment, please include a name, address, email address, and telephone number of a contact person in your agency for all future correspondence on this subject. Please send your comments to:

    Sonoma County Water Agency

    Anne Crealock

    404 Aviation Blvd.

    Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    You may also submit your comments electronically at the following website:

    Or via e-mail to:

    Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.

    NBWRA Phase 2 - Notice of Preparation (PDF, 3MB)


    Public Comments at Board of Director Meetings:

    2:00 P.M. on days when the Board of Directors meet.

    PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA BUT WITHIN THE SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD AND ON BOARD MEMBER REPORTS  (Comments are restricted to matters within the Board’s jurisdiction. The Board will hear public comments at this time for up to twenty minutes.  Each person is usually granted time at the discretion of the Chair.  Any additional public comments will be heard at the conclusion of the meeting. While members of the public are welcome to address the Board, under the Brown Act, Board members may not deliberate or take action on items not on the agenda.)


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