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Meeting Announcement


9:00 A.M., THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020


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.

Link to live viewing of Board meeting - live link – viewing only.

Archive of prior Board Meetings - archived links to prior meetings.
 
Please check this agenda for future guidance regarding remote participation
 
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 North Coast Water Board.

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: February 6, 2020
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.
Motion and Vote
 
2.Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2020-0006 to consider adoption of proposed Waste Discharge Requirements for Low Threat Discharges to Surface Waters in the North Coast Region, Regionwide General NPDES Permit No. CAG024902 (Nicholas Colbrunn)
3.Public Hearing on adoption of Order No. R1-2020-0002, proposed Waste Discharge Requirements and Master Recycling Permit for the Loleta Community Services District Wastewater Treatment Facility, WDID No. 1B80081OHUM, NPDES No. CA0023671 (Justin McSmith)
4.Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2020-0004 to consider Rescission of Cease and Desist Order R1-2015-0008 for the Loleta Community Services District Waste Water Treatment Facility, WDID No. 1B80081OHUM, NPDES No. CA0023671 (Justin McSmith)
5.Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2020-0005 to consider adoption of proposed Waste Discharge Requirements for the Peninsula Community Services, Town of Samoa District Wastewater Treatment Facility, WDID No. 1B85017RHUM, NPDES No. CA1000001 (Justin McSmith)
6.Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2020- 0007, Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for Timber Harvesting and Related Land Management Activities Conducted by Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC), in the Stitz Creek Watershed, Humboldt County, California and a Mitigated Negative Declaration (Maggie Robinson)
Information Items
7. Overview of Staff Recommendations for the 2018 Integrated Report for the Clean Water Act Section 303(d) List of Impaired Waters and 305(b) Surface Water Quality Assessment (Katharine Carter and Mary Bartholomew)
8. Forests, fuels, and fires. Adapting to Governors’ decrees, new legislation, and evolving regulations in a rapidly changing climate(Jonathan Warmerdam)
9. Executive Officer’s Report (Matt St. John)
10. Board Member Requests for Future Agenda Items and Other Items of Interest (Matt St. John)
Closed Session
11.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.Humboldt Redwood Company LLC v. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board; State Water Resources Control Board, Petition for Writ of Mandate and Complaint; Humboldt County Superior Court, Case No. CV 1901082 (Nov. 18, 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.
  4.Consideration of Resolution No. R1-2020-0013 authorizing referral of Water Code violations by Shadow Light Ranch, LLC, Joshua Sweet, and The Hills, LLC to the Office of the Attorney General for judicial civil enforcement.
  5.In the Matter of Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region Adoption of Order No. R1-2020-0001, Adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges Related to Green Diamond Resource Company’s Forest Management Activities Conducted Within the Upper Elk River Watershed Humboldt County; Petition of Green Diamond Resource Company for Review, Request for Hearing, and Request for Stay (March 9, 2020.)
    
12.Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment:
8:30 a.m., Thursday June 18 and
8:30 a.m., Friday June 19, 2020
5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA