Meeting of the California Water Commission Tuesday, July 24, 2018
CalEPA Building, Sierra Hearing Room 1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814 Beginning at 9:30 a.m.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Closed Session
The Commission may hold a closed session, as authorized by Government Code §11126(e), to confer with and receive advice from its legal counsel regarding potential litigation, and as authorized by Government Code §11126(a).
4. Approval of June 27-28, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Motion and Vote
5. Executive Officer’s Report
The Executive Officer will report on various matters addressed since the previous Commission meeting.
6. Commission Member Reports
This is an opportunity for members to disclose any meetings or conversations related to Commission business since the previous Commission meeting.
7. Public Testimony
Although no formal Commission action will be taken, the Commission offers an opportunity to the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda.
8. Action Item: Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) Maximum Conditional Eligibility Determinations – Rank 2
The Commission will review staff recommended maximum conditional eligibility amounts and determine a maximum conditional eligibility amount for each project in rank 2, pursuant to section 6011 of the WSIP regulations. The maximum conditional eligibility amount is a “not to exceed” amount of potential funding, contingent upon the applicant meeting the conditions of section 6013 of the WSIP regulations.
8A. Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project
8B. South Sacramento County Agriculture & Habitat Lands, Recycled Water,
Groundwater Storage, and Conjunctive Use Program (South County Ag Program)
8C. Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project
8D. Temperance Flat Reservoir Project
8E. Chino Basin Conjunctive Use Environmental Water Storage/Exchange Program
The Commission will determine a maximum conditional eligibility amount for each project in rank 3, pursuant to section 6011 of the WSIP regulations. Projects in rank 3 may only be considered for funding if all projects in rank 2 are funded to the full amount of the projects’ requests, pursuant to section 6011(h)(2).
9A. Sites Project
9B. Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project
9C. Willow Springs Water Bank Conjunctive Use Project
Motion and Vote
10. Action Item: Consideration of WSIP Early Funding Requests
Section 6010 of the WSIP regulations describes the process for awarding early funding for environmental documentation and permits, pursuant to Water Code section 79755(c). Per section 6010(c)(6) of the WSIP regulations, a project may receive early funding only if the Commission has assigned a maximum conditional eligibility amount to the project. Four applications included requests for early funding. The Commission will consider each request.
10A. Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project Motion and Vote
10B. Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Motion and Vote
10C. Temperance Flat Reservoir Project Motion and Vote Motion and Vote
10D. Sites Project Motion and Vote
11. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting
Further information regarding this meeting will be available at www.cwc.ca.gov.
•Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the California Water Commission on any agenda item except closed session items. Comments during the public comment period shall be limited to matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Section 11125.7), and the Commission has established a three- minute limit per comment, per agenda item.
•Agenda items may be heard in any order at the discretion of the Commission.
•Written comments regarding specific items on this agenda will be provided to the Commissioners in hard copy as part of their meeting packets if they are received by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018.Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.
•Copies of meeting materials are available on the Commission website. Anyone may request hard copies of these materials; however, the Commission may charge a fee covering the cost of providing such materials.
•The Commission intends to provide a webcast of the meeting. However, if technical difficulties interrupt the webcast at times, the full webcast video will be posted at cwc.ca.gov as soon as possible.
•If you need reasonable accommodations due to a disability, or need language assistance please contact Brianna Shoemaker at (916) 651-0825 or Brianna.Shoemaker@water.ca.gov at least a week prior to the meeting.