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Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
City of Anaheim, Council Chambers
200 S. Anaheim Blvd. 1stFloor
Anaheim, CA 92805

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Item 1. Introductions
Item 2. Public Forum Any person may address the Regional Board at the commencement of the meeting on any matter within the Regional Board's jurisdiction and not related to an item that is to be considered separately.
Item 3. State Water Resources Control Board Liaison Report - This item is for information only. No public testimony will be allowed, and the Regional Board will take no formal action.
Item 4. Regional Board Meeting Minutes - The Board will consider approval of the minutes of the regular Board meeting of June 14, 2019.
{Felipa Montes 951/782-3285 [email protected]}
 Motion and Vote 
Item 5.
 Consideration of Consent Calendar - Items marked with an ! are expected to be routine and non-controversial. The Board will be asked to consider these items at one time without discussion. If any interested party, Board Member or staff requests that an item be removed from the consent calendar, it will be taken up in the order shown.
 Motion and Vote  
Item !6.Amending Order Number R8-2015-0023,Waste Discharge Requirements and Master Reclamation Permit issued to El Toro Water District's Water Recycling Plant, Orange County -This Order proposes to add and/or modify discharge specifications and provisions, monitoring and reporting requirements and findings of fact to acknowledge the designation of the Santa Ana Regional Water Board as the sole regional water board to regulate the treatment, production and distribution of recycled water from ETWD's facilities within the jurisdictions of the Santa Ana and San Diego Regional Water Boards, include requirements for the application of recycled water at agronomic rates for landscape irrigation use and update the contact information for the facility. Order Number R8-2019-0052.
{Mark E. Smythe 951-782-4998 [email protected]}
Item !7.Amending Order Number R89-2013-0014, Waste Discharge Requirements and Master Reclamation Permit issued to the City of Anaheim's Water Recycling Demonstration Project, Orange County -This order proposes to increase the authorized design capacity of the regulated facility for the production and distribution of recycled water for current Phase I operations, conditionally increase the design capacity for the future Phase II treatment capacity expansion, include requirements for the application of recycled water at agronomic rates for landscape irrigation use, modify the monitoring and reporting program and update the contact information for the facilityOrder Number R8-2019-0053.
{Mark E. Smythe 951-782-4998 [email protected]}
Item !8.Waste Discharge Requirements for Christopher Development Group, Sunflower Residential Development Project, City of Rialto, San Bernardino County - Authorizing discharges of 0.13 acre of fill to an unnamed ephemeral tributary of Santa Ana River, Reach 4. The discharge of fill is associated with the construction of a residential development of 55 single family homes and 118 attached townhomes on a 15.44-acre parcel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not take jurisdiction over the proposed discharges. Order Number R8-2019-0061.
{David Woelfel 951-782-7960 [email protected]}
Item 9. California Water Resiliency Portfolio (Executive Order N-10-19) - This order directs the secretaries of the California Natural Resources Agency, Cal EPA (including the Water Boards) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to identify, assess and prioritize a suite of complementary actions to ensure safe and resilient water supplies, flood protection and healthy waterways for the state's communities, economy and environment (Information item).
{Erik Ekdahl 916-341-5316 [email protected]}
Item 10. Report on the Investigation of PFAS Staff from the Site Cleanup Program will provide an overview of the newest family of emergent compounds known as PFAS. The presentation will include a description of the background and historical use of PFAS; the federal and state regulatory standards for PFAS in drinking water; the ongoing research by California agencies; and the Water Board's state-wide investigations of PFAS impacts from landfills, airports and metal electroplating shops (information item).
{Mona Behrooz 951-782-3252 [email protected]}
Item 11. City of Beaumont Update and Project Extension Request Regional Board staff will provide an update of issues related to the operation and expansion of the City of Beaumont's Wastewater Treatment Plant and the City's compliance with the Executive Officer's Water Code Section 13267 Investigation Order. The update will also include the City's compliance with their Salt Management Plan, Maximum Benefit program commit-ments, as specified in the Basin Plan. Lastly, Board staff will provide a progress report on the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion and Brine Line construction projects and ask the Board to consider the City's request for a 6-month extension of the project deadline (action item).
{Chuck Griffin 951-782-4996 [email protected]}
 Motion and Vote  
Item 12. Underground Storage Tanks Corrective Action Plans - Board staff will provide a list of sites where Corrective Action plans have been submitted within the Region as required by the California Underground Storage Tank Regulations, Title 23, Article 11, Section 2728 (information item).
{Kenneth R. Williams 951-782-4496 [email protected]}
Item 13. Underground Storage Tanks Site Closure Report Board staff will provide a list of site closures that have occurred within the Region as required by the California Underground Storage Tank Regulations, Title 23, Article 11, Section 2728(d) (information item).
{Kenneth R. Williams 951-782-4496 [email protected]}
Item 14. Executive Officer's Report
{Hope A. Smythe 951-782-4493 [email protected]}
Item 15. Regional Board Member and Executive Officer Communications  Regional Board Members and the Executive Officer may discuss meetings, communications, correspondence or other items of general interest relating to matters within the Board's jurisdiction. There will be no voting or formal action taken
Item 16.Closed Session - At any time during the regular session, the Regional Board may adjourn to a closed session to:
 a.Consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and deliberate on a decision to be reached based on that evidence (Government Code Section 11126(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, (Government Code Section 11126(a)(1));
 c.discuss significant exposure to litigation (Government Code Section 11126(e) (2)(B)(i));
 d.discuss whether to initiate litigation (Government Code Section 11126(e)(2) (C)(i)); and
 e.discuss pending litigation in the following matters (Government Code, §11126, subdivision (e)):
  (1)Goodrich Corporation vs. California State Water Resources Control Board et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BS 110389, [consolidated with BS110390 and BS110391]);
  (2)In re Petitions of Kwikset Locks, Inc. (SWRCB/OCC File Numbers A-1732, 1732(a), 1732(b), 1732(c), and 1732(d));
  (3)In re Own Motion Review of Rialto-Area Perchlorate Contamination (SWRCB/OCC File NumberA-1824).
  (4)United El Segundo, Inc. & Rapid Gas, Inc. vs. Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, Riverside County Superior Court, Case Number RIC 1722363 [Challenging Cleanup and Abatement Order Number R8-2016-0048].
  (5)Orange County Water District vs. Sabic Innovative Plastics US, LLC et al., Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2008-00078246-CU-TT-CXC [cross-complaints against Regional Board seeking declaratory relief].
  (6)Edwards Lifesciences LLC et al. vs. Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana RegionOrange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2019-01083704-CU-WM-CXC [challenging investigative order issued under Water code section 13267 on August 30, 2018].
Adjournment to the regular Board Meeting of October 25, 2019, at 9:00 am, at the City of Huntington Beach, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this Regional Board Meeting should contact Felipa Montes at [email protected] , or at 951/782-3285, no later than ten (10) days prior to the meeting.

If you need interpreter services, contact Felipa Montes at least ten business days prior to the date of the Board meeting at [email protected]

Any person interested in obtaining information and/or providing input regarding pending applications for Water Quality Standards Certification under Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act, may do so by contacting Jason Bill at 951/782-3295 [email protected].