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Date Distributed: May 27, 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 our website at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/remote_meeting/

The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is conducting this meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 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/remote_meeting/.
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    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 Board Clerk 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, June 10, 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 video/ teleconference meeting of May 6-7, 2020.
    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. Prioritizing the Lahontan Region 303(d) List: In November 2019, the Water Board recommended updates to the Clean Water Act 303(d) list of impaired waters in the Lahontan Region. The Water Board will hear an update on how staff will incorporate Board and Regional Priorities into actions that will address 303(d) listings for impaired waters. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Jennifer Watts)
    6. Status Report on Cleanup Activities Concerning Chromium Contamination from Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) Hinkley Compressor Station – The Water Board will hear reports from Water Board staff, PG&E representatives, and the Independent Review Panel Manager on actions taken during the past year and planned for this year concerning chromium contamination from PG&E’s Hinkley Compressor Station, such as cleanup and remediation efforts, the chromium background study, and community outreach efforts. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Amanda Lopez, Anne Holden)
    7.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).
    Adjournment
     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).