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Meeting Announcement

9:00 A.M., THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2020

Video and Teleconference Meeting Only

No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by and in furtherance of
Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20)

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 by June 16, 2020.
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.
v. 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.
vi. 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: April 16, 2020
2. Approval of North Coast Regional Water Board 2021 Meeting Schedule
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. R1-2020-0016, to consider rescission of Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) and associated Monitoring and Reporting Programs (MRPs) for the following Dischargers:
  • Virginia Dare Winery, Order No. R1-2017-0013, WDID No. 1B830170SON
  • Mendocino Forest Products Ukiah Sawmill, Order No. R1-2014-0003, WDID No. 1B800051OMEN
  • Baywood Golf & Country Club, Order No. 94-085, WDID No. 1B91037RHUM
  • Timber Crest Farms, Order No. 80-047, WDID No. 1B80047OSON (Nicholas Colbrunn)
  • 4.Modification to Geysers Power Company, LLC Waste Discharge Requirements and Monitoring and Reporting Program Order No. 99-35 (Scott Gergus)
    5.Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2020-0020 Modifying Cease and Desist Order No. R1-2012-0012 for the City of Eureka Elk River Wastewater Treatment Facility, WDID No. 1B82151OHUM, NPDES No. CA0024449 (Cathleen Goodwin)
    Action Item
    6.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. (Josh Curtis, Dan Kippen)
    Information Items
    7.Update on the Development and Early Implementation of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Total Maximum Daily Loads for Nutrients, Dissolved Oxygen, Sediment, and Temperature (Dr. Kelsey Cody)
    8.Storm Water Program Update (Heaven Moore)
    9.Covid-19 Update and Budget Implications (Matt St. John)
    10.Executive Officer’s Report (Matt St. John)
    11.Board Member Requests for Future Agenda Items and Other Items of Interest (Matt St. John)
    Closed Session
    12.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.)
    13.Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment:
    9:00 a.m., Thursday August 20, 2020 and
    9:00 a.m., Friday August 21, 2020 5550
    Skylane Blvd, Suite A
    Santa Rosa, CA