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Meeting Announcement

9:00 A.M., Thursday OCTOBER 15, 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. For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at and should be used unless you plan to comment. For those who wish to comment on an agenda item, please complete the virtual speaker card that will be posted by October 12, 2020.
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: August 20, 2020
2. Resolution of Appreciation for John Corbett (Matt St. John)
Uncontested Items
3.Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2020-0024 to consider adoption of proposed Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for the Lewiston Community Services District Wastewater Treatment Facility, WDID No. 1A83052OTR(Roy O’Connor)
Information Items
4. Update on Cannabis Cultivation Waste Discharge Regulatory Program Activities in the North Coast Region (Kason Grady, Mona Dougherty, David Kuszmar)
5. Enforcement Update: Discussion of Regional Enforcement Priorities for 2020-2021 (Diana Henrioulle)
6. Update on SB 200 and the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience (SAFER) Drinking Water program (Darrin Polhemus and Michelle Frederick, Division of Drinking Water)
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.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 (November 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.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:
9:00 a.m., Thursday December 10, 2020 and
9:00 a.m., Friday December 11, 2020
Zoom Online Meeting
5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA