|Video and Teleconference Meeting During COVID-19 Emergency: As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and as authorized by Government Code section 11133, this meeting will occur solely via remote presence.|
|The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is conducting this meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., and Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. as:|
|Video and Teleconference Meeting Only|
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by Government Code Section 11133.)
|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/.
|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 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 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 his Executive Assistant, Katrina Fleshman at (530) 542-5414.
|REGULAR MEETING: Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 10:00 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.|
– The Water Board will consider adopting the minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 16, 2021
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. (Mike Plaziak).|
| ||a.||Personnel Report/Update|
| ||b.||Notification of Spills (Pursuant to Water Code section 13271, and Health and Safety Code section 25180.7)|
|5.|| !Rescission of Water Recycling Requirements Board Order Nos. R6V-2003- 0028 (including 2003-0028A1) and R6V-2009-0138 for the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority; High Desert Power Project; and City of Victorville, Westwinds Golf Course – The Water Board will consider rescinding individual Water Reclamation Requirements (WRRs) for the use of recycled water at the High Desert Power Project and City of Victorville’s Westwinds Golf Course. (John Morales, P.E.)|
|6.|| Triennial Review Workshop – The Water Board is responsible for periodically reviewing water quality standards and, as appropriate, modifying and adopting standards contained in the Basin Plan. With limited resource availability, the purpose of the Triennial Review is to identify and prioritize key Basin Plan issues that will guide Basin Planning efforts for the following three years. This item will include a status report of basin planning projects prioritized in the 2018 Triennial Review. Staff will identify new and existing basin planning needs. This is a public workshop and interested parties are invited to share their basin planning preferences or proposed projects. The Board will be invited to discuss the basin planning needs, propose new projects, and provide guidance for staff development of the prioritized list of projects. This is not a hearing, and no formal action will be taken by the Water Board. A prioritized Triennial Review list of projects will be considered by the Water Board at a subsequent public hearing. (Dan Sussman)|
|7.|| Lake Tahoe Water Clarity and Lake Tahoe Municipal Storm Water Permit (Order R6T-2017-0010) Update – Water Board staff will provide an update of efforts to evaluate and restore Lake Tahoe’s deep water transparency. Elements of the presentation will include: the Tahoe Science Advisory Council’s role in evaluating conditions affecting Lake Tahoe’s clarity, and future renewal of Waste Discharge Requirements and NPDES Permit for Storm Water/Urban Runoff Discharges from El Dorado and Placer Counties, and the City of South Lake Tahoe within the Lake Tahoe Hydrologic Unit (Lake Tahoe Municipal Storm Water Permit) which expires on March 9, 2022. Presenters include Robert Larsen, for the California Natural Resources Agency and TSAC Program Officer, speaking about the current state of Lake Tahoe water clarity and planned research, and representatives of each permittee: Brendan Ferry, El Dorado County, Mary Keller, Placer County, and Jason Burke, the City of South Lake Tahoe all speaking about core storm water program efforts to implement the Lake Tahoe TMDL load reduction requirements of the Lake Tahoe Municipal Storm Water Permit. This is an informational item, and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Brian Judge)|
|8.|| Climate Change Action Plan Annual Update– Staff will present the annual update to the Board summarizing progress made in implementing the Climate Change Action Plan and Resolution R6T-2019-0277, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy. This is an informational item, and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Laurie Scribe)|