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Date Distributed: April 22, 2020


MEETING AGENDA



Video and Teleconference Meeting During COVID-19 Emergency: As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor’s Executive Orders to protect public health by limiting public gatherings and requiring social distancing, this meeting will occur solely via remote presence. Links for the meeting, including a phone call option, will be posted on https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/agenda/2020_schedule.html
The Lahontan Regional Water Board (Water Board) is conducting this meeting on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 as:
Video and Teleconference Meeting Only
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by and in furtherance of
Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20.)
  • For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at https://cal-span.org/static/meetings-RWQCB-LAHO.php and should be used UNLESS you intend to comment
  • For those who wish to comment on an agenda item or are presenting to the Water Board, additional information about participating telephonically or via the remote meeting solution is available here: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/agenda/2020_schedule.html.
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    The Water Board is conducting this meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2020 as:
    Closed Session Only
    No Physical Meeting Location
    (Authorized by and in furtherance of
    Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20.)
    • The Water Board will be conducting closed session only (no open session) and there will be no opportunity for the public to address the Water Board on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
    General Meeting Information:

    The following items are numbered for identification purposes only and will not necessarily be considered in this order. 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. If you are considering speaking or submitting written materials, please consult the notes at the beginning 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 may be 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 at [email protected] or by calling the Water Board’s Executive Officer via her Executive Assistant, Katrina Fleshman at (530) 542-5414.
    REGULAR MEETING: Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.
    Call to Order and Introductions
    1. 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.
    2.
    Minutes – The Water Board will consider adopting the minutes of the Regular meeting of March 11-12, 2020, in Barstow, California.
    Motion and Vote
    3. Reports by Water Board Chair and Water Board Members – The Water Board members will provide updates to the Water Board and public on events and activities of interest.
    4. 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).

    a. Notification of Spills (Pursuant to Water Code section 13271, and Health and Safety Code section 25180.7)
    5. Land Disposal Program Core Regulatory Review Program – The Water Board staff will provide an overview of the Land Disposal Program. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Christina Guerra)
    6.
    Local Agency Management Program for Lassen County – The Water Board will consider approval of the Local Agency Management Program for onsite wastewater systems in Lassen County. (Trevor Miller)
    Motion and Vote
    7.
    Renewal of Waste Discharge Requirements, Water Reclamation Requirements, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, San Bernardino County – The Water Board will consider adopting the renewal of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA). The proposed permit will regulate direct discharges from a single outfall to the Mojave River and will establish the treatment requirements to produce recycled water. (John Morales)
    Motion and Vote
    8.
    Revised Waste Discharge Requirements for DV Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Briggs Project, Inyo County – The Water Board will consider adopting revised Waste Discharge Requirements to authorize microbial bioleaching to extract gold from the ore and to provide general updates to reflect current site conditions. (Tiffany Steinert)
    Motion and Vote
    9. Annual Enforcement Program Update – The Water Board staff will present a summary of enforcement activities for 2019, prior calendar years, and identify enforcement priorities for the upcoming year. State Water Board staff will also give a presentation on the Compressed Administrative Civil Liability Process. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Scott Ferguson and David Boyers)
    Adjournment

    Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (CLOSED SESSION ONLY)
    The Water Board will be conducting closed session only (no open session) and there will be no opportunity for the public to address the Water Board on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
    Roll Call and Declaration of a Quorum
    10.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. 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).
     e.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).
     f.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).
     g.Discussion of Personnel Matters. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (a).
     1At any time during the regular session, 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).
    Adjournment