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Date Distributed: September 4, 2019

MEETING AGENDA
The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board)
is conducting this meeting at the location shown below:

Water Board Annex, Hearing Room
971 Silver Dollar Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Regular Meeting

Note: A quorum of the Water Board may be dining on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at Scusa’s Restaurant, 2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. The Water Board will not be discussing anything related to the Water Board's authority during this dinner.
General Meeting Information:

The following items are numbered for identification purposes only and will not necessarily be considered in this order. The Water Board will endeavor to consider all matters listed on this agenda on its specified day. However, time may not allow the Water Board to hear all matters listed. Matters not heard on Day One will be continued to Day Two. The meeting will not be called to order prior to the time specified.All Water Board files, exhibits, and agenda materials pertaining to items on this agenda are hereby made a part of the record for the appropriate item.

Comments on individual agenda items are welcome. All persons desiring to address the Water Board are requested to fill out a speaker card.If you are considering speaking or submitting written materials, please consult the notes at the end of the agenda.
Adoption of Uncontested Calendar:

Items denoted by (!) are expected to be routine and non-controversial and will be proposed for the uncontested calendar. The Water Board will act on these items at one time without discussion. If any Water Board member or person requests discussion, the item maybe removed from the uncontested calendar to be considered separately. Requests to have an item removed from the uncontested calendar can be made in advance of the meeting by emailing to the Executive Assistant katrina.fleshman@waterboards.ca.gov or by calling the Water Board’s Executive Officer via her Executive Assistant, Katrina Fleshman at (530) 542-5414, or the request can be made to the Water Board at the meeting before the vote on the uncontested calendar.
REGULAR MEETING: Wednesday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m.
 Call to Order and Introductions
1. Closed Session1
 a.Discussion of Significant Exposure to Litigation. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(2)(B)(i).
 b.Discussion to Decide Whether to Initiate Litigation. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(2)(C)(i).
 c.To deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon evidence introduced in a hearing.Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (c)(3).
 d.Discussion of Litigation. People Ex Rel. Department of Fish and Wildlife; Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region; and Department of Parks and Recreation v. Gloria Ching Lai Ma et al., Mono County Superior Court Case No. CV170080. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).
 e.Discussion of Litigation.Fox Capital Management Corporation v. Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, El Dorado County Superior Court, Case No. SC20170189. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).
 f.Discussion of Litigation.Seven Springs Limited Partnership v. Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, El Dorado County Superior Court, Case No. SC2018061. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).
 g.Discussion of Litigation. In re PG&E Corporation, et al., Debtors, Chapter, Case No.19-30088, United States Bankruptcy Court, San Francisco Division. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).
 h.Discussion of Personnel Matters. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (a).
2. Public Forum – A public forum is held at the beginning of each general meeting where persons may speak on matters within the Water Board’s jurisdiction that are not related to a specific agenda item or currently pending before the Water Board. Comments regarding pending or impending adjudicatory matters will not be allowed.
3.
 Minutes – The Water Board will consider adopting the minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 10, 2019 in Bishop, California.
 Motion and Vote 
4. Reports by Water Board Chair and Board Members – The Water Board members will provide updates to the Water Board and public on events and activities of interest
5. Executive Officer’s Report – The Executive Officer will provide an update to the Water Board and public on key actions and activities in the Lahontan region, including the items below. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though Water Board members may give direction to staff.(Patty Z. Kouyoumdjian).

  • Standing Items
  • Executive Officer’s Report
  • Notification of Spills (Pursuant to Water Code section 13271, and Health and Safety Code section 25180.7)

  • 6. Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Development – Water Board staff will provide an overview of state actions related to irrigated lands, discuss the status of irrigated lands in the Lahontan Region, summarize other regions’ approaches to regulating irrigated lands, and raise key issues staff may consider in developing a framework for regulating irrigated lands in the Lahontan Region. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Ben Letton)
    Adjournment
    REGULAR MEETING: Thursday, September 19 at 8:30 a.m.
    Call to Order and Introductions
    7.Public Forum – A public forum is held at the beginning of each general meeting where persons may speak on matters within the Water Board’s jurisdiction that are not related to a specific agenda item or currently pending before the Water Board. Comments regarding pending or impending adjudicatory matters will not be allowed.
    8.Tahoe Keys Lagoons Aquatic Weed Control Methods Test Project Update – Water Board staff and project team members will update the Water Board on the Tahoe Keys Lagoons Aquatic Weed Control Methods Test project, including the development of a proposed NPDES permit and pesticide prohibition for herbicide application into the Tahoe Keys Lagoon.This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Russell Norman)
    9.Constituents of Emerging Concern – Water Board staff will provide information regarding Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs), including an overview of the broad CECs categories, complexities associated with CECs, standards development, response actions taken by the State Water Resources Control Board and other Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and recommendations for responding to CECs in the Lahontan Region.Speakers from other agencies may participate.This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Jehiel Cass)
    10.California Water Resiliency Portfolio – The State Water Board willprovide information on Governor Newsom’s April 29, 2019 Executive Order N-10-19 to gather input from Water Board members and the public. State Water Board is conducting similar public outreach sessions throughout the state and will compile all input for a final report expected later in 2019. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested. (Sean Maguire)
      
    Adjournment
     1At any time during the regular session(on either or both days), the Water Board may adjourn to a closed session to consider litigation, personnel matters, or to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon the evidence introduced in the hearing.Discussion of litigation is within the attorney-client privilege and may be held in closed session.Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivisions (a), (c)(3) and (e).