This article focuses on the Act's storm water pollution control program as it is being implemented in California. In particular, the article focuses on that aspect of the storm water regulations where the rubber meets the road - the enforcement arena - and on the ever more important role of citizen enforcers as the Act reaches out to pollution problems that call on pollution control and prevention actions by tens of thousands of industrial and municipal facilities in California, and hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of facilities nationwide. The article includes three case studies demonstrating how citizen enforcement actions can be effective. Each of the case studies involves actions brought by the non-profit organization San Francisco BayKeeper and its upstream Stockton based project, DeltaKeeper.
Michael R. Lozeau,
Tailoring Citizen Enforcement to an Expanding Clean Water Act: The San Francisco Baykeeper Model, 28 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.