|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, January 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and could be continued to Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. as:|
|Video and Teleconference Meeting Only|
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by Government Code Section 11133.)
|The Board meeting will begin on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. The Board meeting may conclude on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. However, if an item is continued or delayed, the meeting will continue to the second day, Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.|
|For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at: cal-span.org 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, January 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, January 13, 2022, 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.|| Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association, Tahoe Keys Lagoons Aquatic Weed Control Methods Test, South Lake Tahoe.1|
| ||a.||Resolution for Certification of the California Environmental Quality Act Final Environmental Impact Report for the Tahoe Keys Lagoons Aquatic Weed Control Methods Test|
The Water Board will consider adopting a resolution certifying a Final Environmental Impact Report. The Final Environmental Impact Report is required in order for the Water Board to consider granting an exemption to a waste discharge prohibition contained in the Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region.
| ||b.||Resolution for Granting an Exemption to the Aquatic Pesticide Discharge Prohibition in the Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region for the Tahoe Keys Lagoons Aquatic Weed Control Methods Test|
The Water Board will consider adopting a resolution granting an exemption to the aquatic pesticide discharge prohibition contained in the Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region.
| ||c.||Waste Discharge Requirements and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for the Tahoe Keys Lagoons Aquatic Weed Control Methods Test|
The Water Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comments and consider adopting an individual NPDES permit for residual aquatic herbicides, rhodamine dye, and lanthanum-modified clay to surface waters within the Tahoe Keys Lagoons and Lake Tallac.
| ||d.||Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Tahoe Keys Lagoons Aquatic Weed Control Methods Test|
The Water Board will consider adopting a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. The Mitigation and Monitoring Program is intended to fulfill the California Environmental Quality Act requirement to develop a monitoring and reporting program for ensuring mitigation measures identified in the Final Environmental Impact Report are implemented.
|1Members of the public are expected to make their oral comments on January 12, 2022. If the item is continued to the second day, some oral comments may be heard on January 13, 2022.|
|3.|| Minutes – The Water Board will consider adopting the minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 10, 2021|
|4.|| 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.|
|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. (Mike Plaziak).|
| ||a.||Personnel Report/Update|
| ||b.||2022 Proposed Board Meeting schedule and locations.|
| ||c.||Notification of Spills (Pursuant to Water Code section 13271, and Health and Safety Code section 25180.7)|
|6.||Annual Election of Water Board Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson – The Water Board members will elect a Water Board Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for 2022.|
|7.|| Closed Session2|
| ||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).|
|2At 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).|