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Date Distributed: October 27, 2021


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, November 10, 2021, at 10:00 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: 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:
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, November 10, 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.
2. Minutes – The Water Board will consider adopting the minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 6-7, 2021.
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.Mono Lake – Status of this ONRW
 c.Notification of Spills (Pursuant to Water Code section 13271, and Health and Safety Code section 25180.7)
5. State of the 401 Certification and Dredge & Fill Program – Staff will update the Water Board on successes and challenges associated with dredge and fill permitting in the Lahontan Region, and recent USEPA developments and implementation of “Waters of the United States.” (Liz Van Diepen, Tiffany Steinert)
6. State of the Forest Activities Program – Staff will update the Board on existing permits and processes that address forest management within the region and provide a preview of pending State Water Board led actions to address desired increases in the pace and scale of forest fuels treatments. Staff will also discuss coordination with other agencies and stakeholders involved with forest fuels treatment and preview pending legislation related to wildfire prevention. (Adam Henriques, Douglas Cushman)
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 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).