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Lahontan Regional Water Board
Date Distributed: May 25, 2022

MEETING AGENDA

The Lahontan Regional Water Board (Water Board) is conducting this meeting from the location shown below:

Hampton Inn
2710 Lenwood Road, Barstow, CA 92311

And

Via Video and Teleconference (For public commenters)

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting


Thursday, June 9, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Regular Meeting 

Video and Teleconference Option:   This meeting will occur with both a physical meeting location and an option for the public to participate from a remote location. 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.

Note: A quorum of the Water Board may be dining on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m. at Oggi’s, 2854 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA or Chili’s, 2808 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA 92311. The Water Board will not be discussing anything related to the Board's authority during this dinner.

For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at https://cal-span.org/static/meetings-RWQCB-LAHO.php.

For those who wish to comment on an agenda item or are presenting to the Water Board, additional information about participating telephonically or via the remote meeting solution is available at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/remote_meeting/. 

General Meeting Information:

The following items are numbered for identification purposes only and will not necessarily be considered in this order. The meeting will not be called to order prior to the time specified. All Water Board files, exhibits, and agenda materials pertaining to items on this agenda are hereby made a part of the record for the appropriate item. 

Comments on individual agenda items are welcome. If you are considering speaking or submitting written materials, please consult the notes at the end of the agenda.
Adoption of Uncontested Calendar:

Items denoted by (ӿ) are expected to be routine and non-controversial and will be proposed for the uncontested calendar. The Water Board will act on these items at one time without discussion. If any Water Board member or person requests discussion, the item may be removed from the uncontested calendar to be considered separately. Requests to have an item removed from the uncontested calendar can be made in advance of the meeting by emailing to the Board Clerk at [email protected] or by calling the Water Board’s Executive Officer via his Executive Assistant, Katrina Fleshman at (530) 542-5414.

REGULAR MEETING: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
Call to Order and Introductions
1. Public Forum – A public forum is held at the beginning of each general meeting where persons may speak on matters within the Water Board’s jurisdiction that are not related to a specific agenda item or currently pending before the Water Board. Comments regarding pending or impending adjudicatory matters will not be allowed.
2. Minutes The Water Board will consider adopting the minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 11, 2022.
3. Reports by Water Board Chair and Water Board Members – The Water Board members will provide updates to the Water Board and public on events and activities of interest.
4. Executive Officer’s Report – The Executive Officer will provide an update to the Water Board and public on key actions and activities in the Lahontan region, including the items below. This is an informational item, and no formal action is requested, though Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Michael R. Plaziak, PG).
  a. Notification of Spills (Pursuant to Water Code section 13271, and Health and Safety Code section 25180.7)
5. Revised Waste Discharge Requirements and Monitoring and Reporting Program for Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 14, Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant – The Water Board will consider adopting Revised Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) permit for the Los Angeles County Sanitation District (LACSD) Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant (Lancaster WRP). The proposed permit will regulate discharges from the wastewater treatment plant and discharges to the Stage V Line Storage Reservoirs, Piute Ponds, and the East Agricultural Site. The proposed permit will rescind Board Order R6V-2002-0053 along with its amendments, rescind Board Order No. 6-86-58 regulating discharges to Nebeker Ranch, and rescind Board Order No. R6V-2006-0051 regulating discharges to the Stage V Storage Reservoirs. (Sergio Alonso)
6. *Rescission of Waste Discharge Requirements, Board Order No. 6-96-155, for Amargosa Opera House, Inc. – The Water Board will consider rescinding waste discharge requirements for an open sewage pond system, which has been replaced by a conventional septic tank system overseen by Inyo County staff under the Inyo County Local Area Management Plan. (Molina Hauv)
7. Basin Plan Amendment to Clarify Beneficial Uses for the Mojave River, Update Site Cleanup, Land Disposal, and Bishop Underground Tank Policy Sections, and other Editorial Revisions – The Lahontan Water Board will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed resolution adopting an amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region to Clarify Beneficial Uses for the Mojave River, Update Site Cleanup, Land Disposal, and Bishop Underground Tank Policy Sections, and other Editorial Revisions. (Jennifer Watts) 
8. General Waste Discharge Requirements for In-Situ and Ex-Situ Groundwater Remediation Projects (Kerri O’Keefe) 
  a. Resolution for Adoption of the California Environmental Quality Act Negative Declaration for General Waste Discharge Requirements for In-Situ and Ex-Situ Groundwater Remediation Projects
The Water Board will consider adopting a resolution for adoption of a Negative Declaration.
  b. General Waste Discharge Requirements for In-Situ and Ex-Situ Groundwater Remediation Projects
The Water Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comments and consider adopting the General Waste Discharge Requirements for In-Situ and Ex-Situ Groundwater Remediation Project.

Ex parte communications on this item are prohibited beginning May 26, 2022. 
9. Status Report on Cleanup Activities Concerning Chromium Contamination from Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) Hinkley Compressor StationThe Water Board will hear reports from Water Board staff, PG&E representatives, and the Independent Review Panel Manager on actions taken during the past year and planned for this year such as cleanup and remediation efforts, the chromium background study, and community outreach efforts. This is an informational item, and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff.   (Amanda Lopez) 
REGULAR MEETING: Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
10. Public Forum – A public forum is held at the beginning of each general meeting where persons may speak on matters within the Water Board’s jurisdiction that are not related to a specific agenda item or currently pending before the Water Board. Comments regarding pending or impending adjudicatory matters will not be allowed.
11. Public Hearing - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Waste Discharge Requirements Permit for Baseload Power Wendel, LLC, Wendel Geothermal Power Plant, Lassen County – The Water Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comments and consider adopting an individual NPDES Permit for the discharge of geothermal fluids to surface waters in the Susanville Hydrologic Unit. (Trevor Miller) 
12. FY 21/22 Accomplishments and FY 22/23 Strategic Plan – Water Board staff will present an overview of the region’s accomplishments from the past year and the strategic pIan for the next fiscal year. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though the Board may provide direction on future priorities. (Michael R. Plaziak, PG) 
13. Water Board Annual Enforcement Update – Water Board staff will present a summary of violations and enforcement activities for the 2021 and prior calendar years and discuss priorities for the upcoming 2022/2023 fiscal year. This is an informational item, and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Mike Plaziak, Ben Letton, Scott Ferguson, Patrice Copeland)
14. Closed Session 1
  a. Discussion of Significant Exposure to Litigation. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(2)(B)(i).
  b. Discussion to Decide Whether to Initiate Litigation. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(2)(C)(i).
  c. To deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon evidence introduced in a hearing. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (c)(3).
  d. Discussion of Personnel Matters. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (a).
   
Adjournment
 
1 At any time during the regular session, the Water Board may adjourn to a closed session to consider litigation, personnel matters, or to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon the evidence introduced in the hearing. Discussion of litigation is within the attorneyclient privilege and may be held in closed session. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivisions (a), (c)(3) and (e).