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Meeting Announcement

8:30 a.m., THURSDAY DECEMBER 19, 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.
iv. 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.
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.
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: October 17, 2019
2. Resolution of Appreciation for David Noren (Matt St. John)
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.

3.Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2019-0047 to consider adoption of proposed Waste Discharge Requirements for University of California - Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, WDID No. 1B84035OSON, NPDES No. CA0024333 (Cathleen Goodwin)
4.Public Hearing on Amendment Order No. R1-2019-0054 to extend deadlines in Cease and Desist Order R1-2015-0008 for Loleta Community Services District, WDID No. 1B80081OHUM (Justin McSmith).
Information Items
5. The 303(d)and 305(b) Integrated Report and Total Maximum Daily Loads Programs Overview (Katharine Carter, Lisa Bernard)
6. Update on the status of Vineyard Permit Development (Lynette Shipsey and Jeremiah Puget)
7. Update on development of Smith River Plain Water Quality Management Plan (Ben Zabinsky & Clayton Creager)
8. Executive Officer’s Report (Matt St. John)
9. Board Member Requests for Future Agenda and Items 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.)
  3.People of the State of California, Ex. Rel. The Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region v. Independence Corporate Offices, Inc., a California Corporation; Clay Tucker, an individual; Rincon Land Holdings LLC, an Arizona Corporation and Does 1-50 Inclusive (September 11, 2017) Trinity County Superior Court, Case No. SCV-17CV066.
11.Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment:
8:30 a.m., Thursday February 6 and
8:30 a.m., Friday February 7, 2020
5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA