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Meeting Announcement

8:30 a.m., THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019

Regional Water Quality Control Board
David C. Joseph Room
5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board are now streaming the Board meetings live for viewing only. Below are the links to the live broadcast and the archived videos of past Board meetings starting with February 20 & 21, 2019 Board meeting.

Live viewing of Board Meeting - live link – viewing only.

Previous Recording of the Board Meetings - archived links to prior meetings

Supporting documents for agenda items are posted on our website at least 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. To view or download documents, go to

Comments on individual agenda items are welcome. All persons desiring to address the Board are requested to fill out a 
pink speaker card.

Except for items designated as time certain, there are no set times for agenda items. Items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the Chair. Agenda items are subject to postponement. You may contact the designated staff contact person in advance of the meeting day for information on the status of any agenda item.

i. Pledge of Allegiance
ii. Roll Call and Introductions
iii. Board Member Reports and Ex Parte Communication Disclosure. This item is for Board discussion only. No public testimony will be allowed, and the Board will take no formal action.
 State Board Liaison and Executive Officer Reports: These items are for Board discussion only. No public testimony will be allowed, and the Board will take no formal action.
 Return to Item 
v. Public Forum: Time will be reserved for the general public to address the Board on any matter within the Board’s jurisdiction, excluding those items on the agenda. The Board Chair may limit the public forum to thirty (30) minutes initially and continue any remaining appearances beyond the thirty (30) minutes at the end of the regularly scheduled business of the day. The Board Chair requests that each person addressing the Board limit their presentation to three (3) minutes.
 Approval of Meeting Minutes: August 14 & 15, 2019
 Motion and Vote
Uncontested Items
 Uncontested items may be removed at the request of any Board member or person. If an item is removed from the uncontested calendar for discussion, it will only be voted on at this meeting if no significant changes are made to the agenda item. Otherwise, the item will be continued to a subsequent board meeting to allow input from interested persons.

 Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2019-0037 to consider adoption of proposed Waste Discharge Requirements for Humboldt State University Telonicher Marine Laboratory, WDID No. 1B12187NHUM, NPDES No. CA0025151 (Cathy Goodwin)
 Motion and Vote 
Action Items
 Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2019-0006 to consider adoption of proposed Waste Discharge Requirements for the City of Arcata, Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility, WDID No. 1B82114OHUM, NPDES No. CA0022713 (Justin McSmith)
 Motion and Vote 
 Enforcement Update: (1) Discussion of Regional Enforcement Priorities; (2) Presentation of North Coast Regional Water Board’s List of Potential Supplemental Environmental Projects and Resolution No. R1-2019-0046 (Diana Henrioulle)
 Motion and Vote 
Information Items
5. Update on the State Water Board’s Emergency Management Program (Katheryn Landau, Sarah Ries, and John Elkins, Office of Research, Planning, and Performance, State Water Resource Control Board)
6. Update on TMDL and Stewardship Efforts Within the Scott and Shasta River Watersheds. (Eli Scott)
7. Executive Officer’s Report (Matt St. John)
8. Board Member Requests for Future Agenda Items (Matt St. John)
9. Other Items of Interest (Matt St. John)
Closed Session
10.The Board may meet in closed session to:
 a.Consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and deliberate on a decision to be reached based on that evidence (Gov. Code, §11126, subd.(c)(3));
 b.Consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, or dismissal of a public employee or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public employee (Gov. Code, § 11126, subd.(a)(1));
 c.Discuss whether to initiate litigation (Gov. Code, § 11126, subd.(e)(2)(C)(i)); and
 d.Discuss significant exposure to litigation or initiated litigation in the following matters (Gov. Code, §11126, subd.(e)); (Gov. Code § 11126, subd. (e)(2)(B)(i)):
  1.CBE LLC and TRC Companies, Inc. v. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, Petition for Writ of Mandate, Case No. SCV 263687; Sonoma County Superior Court, (December 14, 2018.)
  2.Petitions of Humboldt Redwood Company LLC, Kristi Wrigley, Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Associations, In the Matter of California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region adoption of Subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration and Waste Discharge Requirement Order No. R1-2019-0021, Waste Discharge Requirements and Other Water Quality Factors Related to Timber Operations and Associated Activities Conducted by Humboldt Redwood Co., LLC in the Upper Elk River Watershed, Humboldt County. (July 19, 2019.)
11.Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment:
8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019 and
8:30 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2019
5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA