City Position on Copper TMDL Proposal by State Board

A state regional water quality board has proposed the City adopt TMDL numbers for Newport Harbor. In a thoughtful comment letter, the City answers with reasons the City cannot not embrace the proposal.

The NMA supports the City of Newport Beach position supporting use of marine antifouling bottom paint which contains copper. We appreciate the time and effort invested in the City's thoughtful, reasonable, well-written response.

Boaters are encouraged to participate in the discussion. An NMA representative plans to attend the meeting and participate.

A workshop on this matter will be held:

Friday, October 28, 9:00 a.m.
Irvine Ranch Water District
(Multi-Purpose Room)
15600 Sand Canyon Av
Irvine, CA 92618

Here is the agenda for the workshop: