The SMC was formed in 2001 by cooperative agreement of the Phase I municipal stormwater NPDES lead permittees, the NPDES regulatory agencies in southern California and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. The SMC has been so successful that the member agencies have renewed the Cooperative Agreement for another five years commencing June 2008 and added three new member agencies, the California Department of Transportation, the City of Los Angeles, and the State Water Resources Control Board. The current list of SMC members is as follows:

County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works

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County of Orange, OC Public Works

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County of San Diego, Department of Public Works

Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

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San Bernardino County Flood Control District

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Ventura County Watershed Protection District

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City of Long Beach Public Works Department

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City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works

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California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region

California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region

California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region

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State Water Resources Control Board

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California Department of Transportation

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Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) 

Collaborating Organization

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US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

 

 

The SMC also has a cooperative Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development to facilitate the development of scientific and technical tools for stormwater program implementation, assessment, and monitoring.

The SMC is managed by Steering Committee of its members that meets quarterly to review new projects and assess progress on ongoing projects.