Local Agency Management Program

In 2000, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 885 (Water Code § 13290) that required the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) to adopt regulations or standards for the permitting and operation of onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). These standards were adopted by the State Board in 2012, as the Water Quality Control Policy for Siting, Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, also referred to as the OWTS Policy. This Policy (effective in 2013) sets minimum standards for OWTS and OWTS program administration by local agencies.

The City submitted a Draft Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) on May 11, 2016, as required by the Policy, for oversight of OWTS to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board).

  • The Draft LAMP was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the State Board's Policy and the Regional Board's Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region (Basin Plan).
  • The State Board reviewed the Draft LAMP and provided comments to the City.
  • The Draft LAMP was discussed by the Wastewater Advisory Committee on September 22, 2016.
  • The City Council will discuss the Draft LAMP prior to approval and adoption of the Final LAMP.
  • Updates on the LAMP process will be posted on this webpage. Contact the City's Environmental Health Administrator with any questions.