Public Comments on Dutra Asphalt Plant Alternatives Analysis due Nov. 8

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has released the Alternatives Analysis for the proposed Dutra Asphalt Plant at Haystack Landing in Petaluma for a public comment period.

The Alternatives Analysis is part of an application for water quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

Comments on it must be submitted to the Water Board by November 8, 2016.

The Water Board’s Section 401 Water Quality Certification Public Notice can be viewed here.

Many people may have momentarily forgotten that the Dutra plant has been approved, pending a few regulatory hurdles, such as complying with the Clean Water Act.

Here are a couple of the most recent news items about the project that provide some background:


Dutra asphalt project in Petaluma seeks permit

Court rejects lawsuit over Petaluma asphalt plant.


According to the Water Board, “The proposed Project would construct an asphalt plant facility and associated conveying system on the approximately 35-acre Haystack Landing site, located at 3355 Petaluma Boulevard South.”

“Comments on the Alternatives Analysis will be accepted by the Water Board for 21 days, and may be submitted via email to:,

or by sending hardcopies to: 1515 Clay St., Oakland, CA, Suite 1400, to the attention of Xavier Fernandez. Comments on the Application must be submitted no later than November 8, 2016. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Xavier Fernandez via phone at 510-622-5685 or email at”


View the Alternatives Analysis in pdf form.





A Moms for Clean Air flyer about the Dutra asphalt plant.



The Stop the New Dutra Asphalt Plant in Petaluma website is in need of a little dusting, but remains a wealth of background material and media about on the Dutra project.

Thanks to Kit Lofroos for the heads-up.

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