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Friday, July 30, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Video and Teleconference Meeting Only
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by and in furtherance of
Executive Order 

Live video webcast: LIVE VIDEO


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.
If you want to watch or listen to the meeting but do not want to comment, you can access the webcast of the meeting at
If you want to comment on an item during the meeting, you will need to submit a virtual speaker card by following the instructions included below. A computer is not required to participate in the meeting; the public will also have the option to dial into the meeting by phone. Additional information regarding remote meeting participation is available on the Santa Ana Water Board's website:

Special Virtual Speaker Card Instructions
Persons speaking at Santa Ana Water Board meetings are accustomed to filling out a speaker card. To allow for a more orderly process of identifying speakers in advance, the Santa Ana Water Board will use virtual speaker cards. The virtual speaker card will allow the Board Clerk to locate commenters within the Zoom meeting waiting list and unmute them so they can address the Board at the appropriate time.

To request to speak on an item at this meeting, you must submit a virtual speaker card no later than Wednesday, July 28, 2021. To register visit:

If you do not submit the registration form by the deadline, please do so as soon as you can. You cannot participate in the Zoom meeting until you receive an email with the password. Please note, that commenters will generally be taken in the order of the receipt of the virtual speaker cards. Further, note that the Board Chair has the discretion to specify the order of commenters.

After you submit the online registration form, you will receive an email with the Zoom web link and phone numbers to participate in the meeting. If you do not receive a confirmation email with the Zoom information after filling out the online registration form, please email [email protected] or call 951-782-3285.

Order of Agenda

Agenda Items are numbered for identification purposes only and may not necessarily be considered in this order.

Item 1. Introductions
Item 2. Public Forum - Any person may address the Regional Board on any matter within the Regional Board's jurisdiction, provided that the matter does not appear elsewhere on the agenda, has not been scheduled to appear on a future agenda, and is not otherwise pending before the Board.
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Item 3. Dr. Tom Rivera's Resolution of Appreciation
{Hope A. Smythe 951-782-4493 [email protected]}
Item 4. 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 5. Regional Board Meeting Minutes of April 23, 2021 and April 29, 2021 - The Board will consider approval of the Minutes of the regular Board meeting of April 23, 2021 and April 29, 2021. (Action item). {Jeannie Aguilar 951-782-3285 [email protected]}
Item 6. Consideration of the Consent Calendar - Items below, marked with an asterisk, 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.
Item *7. Renewal of Waste Discharge Requirements and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES No. CA0106348) for Los Alamitos Race Course  Consideration of the reissuance of this Order/permit to the Los Alamitos Race Course for the discharge of wet weather flows to the MS4 and process water/waste discharge to the sanitary sewer. Order No. R8-2021-0019 {Michelle R. Beckwith 951-782-4433 [email protected]}
Item *8. Waste Discharge Requirements for Riverside Inland Development, LLC, Veterans Industrial Park 215 Project, City of Moreno Valley, Riverside County  Authorizing discharge of 1.66 acres of fill to waters of the State. The waters proposed for fill are unnamed ephemeral tributaries to San Jacinto River, Reach 3. The discharge of fill is associated with the proposed Veterans Industrial Park 215 Project, which would construct an industrial warehouse building totaling approximately 2,022,364 square feet within an approximate 142.5 acre Project site. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined to take jurisdiction over the onsite watersOrder Number R8-2021-0038 {Maher Zaher 951-782-3204 [email protected]}
Item 9. Water Boards' Racial Equity Initiative  Staff will provide an overview of actions undertaken in the past year as part of the Water Boards' Racial Equity Initiative. Staff will also summarize the State Water Resources Control Board's draft Racial Equity Resolution and the actions outlined in the Resolution to address racial equity in all Water Board programs and actions. The Board may provide staff with direction on the development of a Santa Ana Region specific Racial Equity Resolution. (Information item). {Hope A. Smythe 951-782-4493 [email protected]}
Item 10. Clean Water Team Presentation (An Introduction to the Clean Water Team) - Originally placed-based at the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, the coordinator for the Clean Water Team is now working out of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board's office. This OIMA Water Board program is a bottom-up focused effort that helps water quality and watershed assessment activities at a local level. This program has helped watershed groups, volunteer/community/citizen monitors, environmental justice programs, universities, tribes, RCDs, resource conservation districts and many others. This presentation will cover the Clean Water Team's services and how it has been assisting the State's Watersheds stewardship at a grassroots level. (Information item). {Erick Burres 213-712-6862 [email protected]}
Item 11. Executive Officer's Report
{Hope A. Smythe 951-782-4493 [email protected]}
Item 12. Regional Board Member and Executive Officer Communications - The 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

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 A1732, 1732(a), 1732(b), 1732(c), and 1732(d))
 (3)In re Own Motion Review of Rialto-Area Perchlorate Contamination (SWRCB/OCC File Number A-1824).
 (4)United El Segundo, Inc. & Rapid Gas, Inc. vs. Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control BoardRiverside County Superior Court, Case Number RIC 1722363 [Challenging Cleanup and Abatement Order Number R8-2016-0048].
 (5)Cham-Cal Engineering Inc. and Western Avenue Associates, L.P. v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board'Santa Ana Region et al(Riverside County Superior Court, Case No. CVRI 2101353) [Challenging Administrative Civil Liability Order R8-2020-0046]

 to the regular Board Meeting of September 17, 2021 at 9:00 am. This will be a video and teleconference meeting. Due to the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor's Executive Order N-08-21, Board Meetings have been presented as video and teleconference meetings with no physical meeting location, and solely via remote presence. Please follow our website for further updates:

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this Santa Ana Water Board meeting should contact Jeannie Aguilar at 951-782-3285 or at [email protected], no later than seven business days prior to the meeting.

If you need interpreter services, contact Jeannie Aguilar at least seven 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 contact us by email at [email protected].

Changes and postponements that may occur to this agenda will be placed on our website and automatically forwarded to those who subscribe to our electronic mailing list. Anyone wishing to subscribe to our electronic agenda mailing list, may do so as follows: go to Santa Ana Water Board website, select “Subscriptions” from the homepage. Those who are not subscribers should visit our website prior to the board meeting date to view any changes to the agenda. Supporting documents for agenda items are now posted on our website at least 7 days prior to the scheduled meeting. To view or download the documentation, go to Santa Ana Water Board website and select “Regional Board” then “Agendas” from the homepage.