Pollutants of Concern Control Programs

Local streams, waterways and San Francisco Bay are impacted by a variety of pollutants of concern (POC) which include copper, dioxins, mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, sediment and trash. In response, the Program and Co-permittees implement POC control programs to reduce the impacts of urban runoff on these water bodies. Specific work plan tasks and strategies implemented by the Program and Co-permittees are further described in each POC section.