San Francisco Bay Branch Meeting - SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board's Annual Regulatory Update


The San Francisco Bay Branch is pleased to present:

 "SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board's Annual Regulatory Update"


Stephen Hill,  Ross Steenson, Cheryl Prowell, David Elias

Wednesday, January 17th


This presentation will discuss the following significant Water Board activities and issues in its groundwater programs. There will be time for questions and discussion.
• Update on vapor intrusion – including new VI assessment guidance and planned VI mitigation guidance
• News on SB445 site cleanup subaccount program, including projects and grants
• Military facilities – including early-transfer trends and federal funding
• Other Water Board news


Stephen Hill is the Toxics Cleanup Division Chief at the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, a position he has held since 2000. The division oversees cleanup at soil and groundwater contamination sites in the region.He joined the Water Board in 1984 and has worked in several programs since then, including underground storage tanks, site cleanup, NPDES permits, waste discharge requirements, and stormwater runoff. and environmental planning.

Ross Steenson is a senior engineering geologist (specialist) with the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board in the Groundwater Protection Division. His professional experience since 1989 has focused on environmental site investigations and remediation. He joined the Regional Water Board in 2008 and managed DoD and private cleanup cases. In his current role, he prepares guidance and provides technical support to staff regarding vapor intrusion, contaminated groundwater discharges to surface water, contaminated sediment, and risk assessment.

Cheryl Prowell is the Site Cleanup Program Manager for the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board and Section Leader for the Central Bay Section of the Toxics Cleanup Division. Her section focuses on overseeing cases in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties.

David Elias is a Department of Defense section leader at the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. His responsibilities primarily include the oversight of all surface and groundwater issues related to the cleanup and redevelopment of active and former military bases. His 27 year geologic career has been split between private and public sector work where he has had the opportunity to work on both surface and groundwater issues ranging from landfill liner design, to soil and groundwater remedial design, to the water quality issues associated with in-water vessel hull cleaning.

-$50 for Members
-$55 for Non-Members
-$10 for Student attendees

-Chicken Breast & Wild Mushroom Piccata
with shiitake mushrooms, wine, garlic, capers and demi-glace
-Salmon Alla Bella
dipped in egg and parmasan batter with lemon-caper butter sauce 
-Wild Mushroom or Roasted Vegetables
in a cream sauce 


GRA San Francisco Bay Branch is interested in supporting university science students. Our Scholastic Sponsorship Program is an opportunity to publicize your business while contributing toward a good cause. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the announcement, at the meeting, and space will be provided for a small display and brochures. Please contact Eric Sandberg at or at 415-786-7244 for details.

If you have any announcements or questions, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg ( at 415-786-7244, or Branch Treasurer David W. Abbott ( at 510-928-4543.

We are actively looking for potential speakers. If you have a topic or suggestion, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg ( at 415-786-7244.

Event Files


Wed, Jan. 17, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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