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Meeting Announcement

8:30 A.M., Thursday AUGUST 20, 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 presenceLinks for the meeting, including a phone call option, will be posted by August 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.
iv. State Board Liaison's and Executive Officer's 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: June 18, 2020
2. Resolution of Appreciation for the staff of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Matt St. John)
3. Update on Potter Valley Project Two Basin Solution Proposal (Pam JeaneSonoma County Water Agency)
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.
4.Public Hearing to consider adoption of Proposed Order No. R1-2020-0021, Short-Term Renewal of the Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Nonpoint Source Discharges Related to Certain Federal Land Management Activities on National Forest System Lands in the North Coast Region, Order No. R1-2015- 0021 (Devon Jorgenson)
Action Items
5. Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2020-0012 to consider adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for City of Santa Rosa Subregional Water Reclamation System, NPDES No. CA0022764, WDID No. 1B83099OSON, Sonoma County (Cathy Goodwin)
6.Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2020-0010 to consider adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for the Windsor Water District Wastewater Treatment, Reclamation, and Disposal Facility, NPDES No. CA0023345, WDID No. 1B82037OSON, Sonoma County (Justin McSmith)
Information Items
7. Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021 Work Plans (Matt St. John)
8. Executive Officer’s Report (Matt St. John)
9. Board Member Requests for Future Agenda Items and 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.
  4.Green Diamond Resource Company v. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board; State Water Resources Control Board Real Party in Interest, Petition for Writ of Mandate and Complaint; Humboldt County Superior Court, Case No. CV 2000678 (July 8, 2020.)
11.Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment:
8:30 a.m., Thursday October 15 and
8:30 a.m., Friday October 16, 2020
5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA