Daniel Press reappointed to water control
Daniel Press, a professor of environmental studies, has been
reappointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Central Coast
Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Press, chair of environmental studies, recently completed a
partial term to which he was appointed by former governor Gray
Davis in 2002. His appointment to a full, four-year term was
announced in December. It is a volunteer, part-time appointment.
The Central Coast group is one of nine Regional Water Quality
Control Boards that meet every six weeks under the auspices
of the State Water Resources Control Board, which oversees water
allocation and water quality protection in California.
Regional boards set waste discharge standards, monitor water
quality, and take enforcement action against violators.
Regional board members evaluate water quality goals and implementation
plans proposed by staff for each jurisdiction, recognizing local
differences in climate, topography, geology, and hydrology and
balancing factors such as the needs of industry, agriculture,
municipal districts, recreation, and the environment.
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