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RWQCB-NC
Meeting Announcement

Thursday, August 19, 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.

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. Regional Board Chair’s Report: No public testimony will be allowed, and the Board will take no formal action.
vi. 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.
 
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: June 17, 2021
 
Uncontested Item
Uncontested items may be removed at the request of any Board member or person. If an item is removed from the uncontested calendar for discussion, it will only be voted on at this meeting if no significant changes are made to the agenda item. Otherwise, the item will be continued to a subsequent board meeting to allow input from interested persons.
2. Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2021-0015 to consider adoption of proposed Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for the Barella Family LLC Roblar Road Quarry, WDID No. 1B10104RSON (Ben Zabinsky)
 
3. Public Hearing to consider adoption of Stipulated Cease and Desist Order No. R1-2021-0027, requiring Dean Soiland doing business as BoDean Co, Inc. at the Santa Rosa Asphalt Hot Plant to cease and desist ongoing and threatened violations of General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, State Water Resources Control Board Order 2014-0057 DWQ, NPDES Order CA S00001 (Farzad Kasmei)
 
Workshop

4. Revisions to the Russian River Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) (Alydda Mangelsdorf, Lisa Bernard)
 
Information Items
5. North Coast Basin Plan Map Web Application (Lance Le, Stephanie Aguiar, Emma Sevier)
 
6. Informational Update on NOAA Fisheries’ Species in the Spotlight: Priority Action Plan for Central California Coast Coho Salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit and the Regional Water Board’s Restoration Program (Jake Shannon; Erin Seghesio, NOAA Fisheries)

7. Update on Drought Conditions and Regional Water Board Response (Bryan McFadin)
 
8. Executive Officer’s Report (Matt St. John)
9. Board Member Requests for Future Agenda Items and 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 (Nov. 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.)
    5. 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.)\
    6. 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).
    7. In the Matter of the City of Santa Rosa’s Petition for Review of Action and Failure to Act by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region, in adopting Order No. R1-2020-0012 and Accompanying Fact Sheet and Monitoring and Reporting Program, (OCC file no. XXXX, September 20, 2020.)
    8. 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).
10. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment:
8:30 a.m., Thursday October 7 and
8:30 a.m., Friday October 8, 2021
Location TBD