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March 10, 2021
9:00 a.m.

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 wish to comment on an agenda item or are presenting to the Board, additional information about participating telephonically or via the remote meeting solution is available here: (

For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at: and should be used UNLESS you intend to comment.

 Items are numbered for identification purposes only and may not be considered in order. Items scheduled for the first day of a multi-day meeting may be delayed or continued to the next day of the meeting. Closed session items may be considered on either or both days.
1. Roll Call and Introductions
2. Public Forum

Any person may address the Water Board regarding a matter within the Board's jurisdiction that is not related to an item on this meeting agenda. Comments will generally be limited to three minutes, unless otherwise directed by the Chair. Comments regarding pending adjudicatory matters will not be allowed. The public is encouraged to visit the Board website [] and contact Board staff to determine whether a matter is a pending adjudicatory matter.
3. Minutes of February, 2021, Board Meeting
4. Chair's, Board Members', and Executive Officer's Reports
Other Business
5. Streamlining and Considerations for Enforcement
 a. Resolution to Delegate Authority to the Executive Officer to Hold Hearings On and Issue Mandatory Minimum Penalties (MMPs)  Consideration of a Resolution to Delegate to the Executive Officer the Authority to Hold Hearings On and Issue MMPs [Michael Montgomery, 510-622-2314,]

Delegation of Authority to The Executive Officer

General Discussion on the Use of Hearing Panels  General Discussion on the Use of Hearing Panels [Michael Montgomery, 510-622-2314,]

Executive Officer Summary Report
Informational Items

Wetland Regional Monitoring Program (WRMP)  Presentation on the Status of the WRMP by Heidi Nutters, Steering Committee Chair, and Christina Toms, Technical Advisory Committee Chair [Christina Toms, 510-622-2506,]

Staff Summary Report

7. Bay Adapt Joint Platform Presentation on the Status of the Bay Adapt Regional Strategy for a Rising Bay by Jessica Fain, Director of Planning, Bay Conservation and Development Commission [Xavier Fernandez, 510-622-5685,]

Staff Summary Report
9.Closed Session - Personnel

The Board may meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters.
[Authority: Government Code section 11126(a)]
10.Closed Session - Litigation
 The Board may meet in closed session to discuss litigation. The Board also may meet to discuss whether or not to initiate litigation.
[Authority: Government Code sections 11126(e)(1) and 11126(e)(2)(A)-(C)]
 Items the Board may discuss include the following:
  • Sweeney et al. v. Cal. Regional Water Quality Control Bd. et al. (Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three, Case Nos. A153583 (ACL) and A153585 (CAO)
  • City and County of San Francisco v. State Water Resources Control Board and San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Alameda County Superior Court; Case No. RG19042575)
  • In re: UCI International, LLC, Champion Laboratories, Inc., et al. (U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware; Case No. 16-11354)
    11.Closed Session - Deliberation
     The Board may meet in closed session to consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and deliberate on a decision to be reached based on that evidence.
    [Authority: Government Code section 11126(c)(3)]
    12.Adjournment to the Next Board Meeting - Wednesday, April 14, 2021