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Meeting Announcement
Thursday, June 9, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
&
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:00 a.m.
Regional Water Quality Control Board
David C. Joseph Room 5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
and via Video and Teleconference

(for public commenters)
Resumption of In-Person Meetings with a Remote Participation Option
Beginning with the April 7, 2022, North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting, Board Members and staff have resumed in-person meetings with a physical meeting location open to the public. Members of the public who wish to observe or to address the members may join the Board Members at the noticed, physical location, or may use the Zoom application to address the Board from a remote location. Members of the public will also be able to listen to and watch the meeting on the CAL-SPAN webcast.
Video and Teleconference Options:

  • For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at https://cal-span.org and should be used UNLESS you intend to comment.

  • For those who wish to comment on an agenda item from a remote location, please complete the virtual speaker card available here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3YAwN3CERDCKHirk-m_P4g

  • For those who wish to comment on an agenda item in-person at the physical meeting location, please complete a pink speaker card located on the handout table at the time of arrival and give to the Board Clerk.

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.

Friday June 10, 2022 – 9:00 A.M.
vii. Pledge of Allegiance
viii. Roll Call and Introductions
ix. 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 five (5) minutes.
Information Items
8. Post-fire Timber Salvage Operations, Wildfire Remediation, and Monitoring (North Coast Water Board Division Supervisor Jonathan Warmerdam, CAL FIRE Staff Chief Eric Huff, CAL FIRE Watershed Protection Program Manager Drew Coe, Board of Forestry Executive Officer Edith Hannigan, and Board of Forestry Chair Dr. Keith Gilless)
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 on either June 9th or June 10th 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.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.)
  2.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.
  3.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.)
  4.People of the State of California, Ex. Rel. Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Water Resources Control Board, and Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region v. Shadowlight Ranch LLC; Joshua Sweet; Bohdan Curran, Individually and DBA Curran Equipment and Does 1 through 30 inclusive, Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. CV 2001113 (October 30, 2020.)
  5.Sonoma Luxury Resort LLC v. Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region, Petition for Administrative Mandamus, SCV 268564, Sonoma County Superior Court (June 3, 2021).
  6.Friends of Gualala River v. Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region and State Water Resources Control Board, Petition for Writ of Mandate and Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, Case No. RG21105068, Alameda County, (July 14, 2021).
  7.Humboldt Redwood Company and Green Diamond Resource Company v. California State Water Resources Control Board and North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, Humboldt County Superior Court, Case No. CV2000678, (September 24, 2021).
  8.In the matter of Ukiah Rifle and Pistol Club Inc.; Petition for Appeal and Reconsideration of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for the North Coast Region’s Water Code section 13383 Investigative Order R1-2021-0019 RE Ukiah Rifle and Pistol Club Issued on November 3, 2021; Request for Stay of Order. (December 3, 2021, OCC File No. XXXX).
12.Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment:
9:00 p.m., Thursday August 4 and
9:00 a.m., Friday August 5, 2022
5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA