|Date Distributed: February 23, 2022|
|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 a closed session of this meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.:
|Video and Teleconference Meeting|
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by Government Code section 11133 and Executive Order N-1-22)
|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 at 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, March 9, 2022 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 January 12-13, 2022.|
|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.||Notification of Spills (Pursuant to Water Code section 13271, and Health and Safety Code section 25180.7)|
|5.|| Bridgeport Grazing Waiver Status Update, Mono County - Water Board staff will provide an update on the Bridgeport Grazing Waiver and the enrollee's efforts to improve grazing related water quality impacts. Elements of the presentation will include trends in 2006-2017 microbial water quality data, rancher implemented best management practices, incorporation of requirements prescribed in the State Board’s Eastern San Joaquin review order, the End-of-Valley project and general Waiver updates. Staff will also provide the steps and timeline proposed for the renewal of the Waiver in 2022. Presenters include Dr. Ken Tate and Tina Saitone of University of California Davis Cooperative Extension and Emily Fulstone a Bridgeport Ranchers Organization Member. The Water Board will not be asked to take a formal action; however, they may provide direction to staff. (Mo Loden)|
|6.|| !Revised Waste Discharge Requirements for San Bernardino County Solid Waste Management Division, Barstow Class III Landfill, Class II Surface Impoundments, and Septage Sludge Landfarm, San Bernardino County – The Water Board will consider adopting revised Waste Discharge Requirements for the continued operation of the Facility, monitoring, and construction of the proposed Class III Landfill expansion, Phase 1B and future phases. The revised Waste Discharge Requirements also include general updates and requirements for the installation of additional groundwater monitoring wells. (Christina Guerra)|
|7.||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.|
|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).|