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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

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 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

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: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
8. Workshop - Draft Basin Plan Amendment for Fecal Bacteria Water Quality Objectives: Staff will update the Water Board about progress with the proposed Basin Plan Amendment, including the October 2021 public CEQA scoping process and February 2022 circulation of the draft Substitute Environmental Document (SED) and proposed amendment language for public comment. This is an informational workshop, and no formal action is requested. (Ed Hancock)
9. 2022 Triennial Review of the Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region – The Water Board will host a hearing at which staff will present a revised staff report, prioritized list of basin planning projects, and proposed resolution. The Water Board will consider adopting the proposed resolution and list of prioritized basin planning projects. (Dan Sussman)
10. Leviathan Mine Update – Staff will be discussing Atlantic Richfield Company’s Early Final Remedial Action (EFRA) proposal and Atlantic Richfield Company’s Focused Feasibility Study (FFS) and Technical Impracticability Evaluation (TIE) for the EFRA. Staff will also be discussing key issues related to the EFRA, FFS, and TIE that have been identified in two Water Board letters submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as part of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act process for the Leviathan Mine Superfund site. This is an informational item, and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Catherine Pool)
11.Closed Session 1
 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).