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July 18-19, 2019, Board Agenda

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Santa Barbara County Offices
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 4th Floor
105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

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Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
Items are numbered for identification purposes only and may be considered out of 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.
**Staff Reports and Attachments will be posted at a later date

  1. Roll Call
[Tammie Olson, Clerk to the Board, 805/549-3140,]
  2. Introductions
[John Robertson, Executive Officer, 805/549-3140,]
  3. Approval of May 15-17, 2019, Board Meeting Minutes
  4. Report by Regional Board Members
  5. Report by State Water Resources Control Board Liaison [Dorene D’Adamo, 916/641-5609]
Uncontested Items
Items on the uncontested items calendar are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. Recommended action will be taken without discussion. Items may be removed at the request of any board member or person, and if removed, will be taken up during the meeting at a time specified by the Chair. If an item is removed from the uncontested items calendar, it will only be voted on at this meeting if the board accepts the staff recommendation for the agenda item. Otherwise, the item will be continued to a subsequent board meeting to allow input by interested persons. Item No. 6 is uncontested.
  6. Order No. R3-2019-0083 Termination of Waste Discharge Requirements for Monarch Grove in San Luis Obispo County, Goleta Sanitary District in Santa Barbara County, and Goleta Water District in Santa Barbara County
[Howard Kolb, 805/549-3332,]
    Staff Report: item 6
  • Attachment 1: Proposed Order No. R3-2019-0083
  • Public Forum
      7. Public forum will be heard directly after the lunch break, not before 1:00 p.m. Any person may address the 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. Any person wishing to make a longer presentation should contact the Executive Officer at least one week prior to the meeting. Comments regarding pending adjudicatory matters will not be permitted.

    Discussion/Informational Items

      8. Site Cleanup Program – Update
    [Greg Bishop, 805/549-3132,]
        Staff Report: item 8
      9. Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Emerging Issue
    [Greg Bishop, 805/549-3132,]
        Staff Report: item 9
      10. CAL FIRE Priority Fuel Reduction Projects in the Central Coast Region
    [Alexandra Coblentz, 805/542-4786,]
        Staff Report: item 10
      11. California Water Resiliency Portfolio (Executive Order N-10-19)
    [Dorene D'Adamo, 916/641-5609,]
        Staff Report: item 11
    Administrative Items
      12. Executive Officer's Report [John Robertson, Executive Officer 805/549-3140,
        Staff Report: item 12
  • Attachment 1: Table 1 - 401 Water Quality Certification Applications Received
  • Attachment 2: Table 2 - 401 Water Quality Certifications Issued
  • Attachment 3: Table 3 - Groundwater Section, Case Closure Performance Scoreboard
  • Attachment 4: Table 4 - Groundwater Case Closures
  • Attachment 5: Table 5 - Enrollments In General Orders/Waivers
  •   13. Board Calendar 2020
    [John Robertson, Executive Officer 805/549-3140,]
        Staff Report: item 13

    Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
      14. Roll Call
    [Tammie Olson, Clerk to the Board, 805/549-3140,]
    Educational Field Trip
      15. Montecito Debris Flow Recovery - Information Item and Field Trip
    [Mark Cassady, 805/549-3689,]

    Field Trip Information: The Board will visit several locations to view the debris flow recovery effort outcomes. The public is invited, and transportation will be provided to the locations. Please RSVP to Tammie Olson at (805) 549-3140 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019. If you do not have a confirmed reservation by the deadline, there will not be space available for you.

    The tour group will meet in front of the Planning & Development Hearing Room at 9:00 a.m. – 1st Floor, 105 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara. The vans will leave promptly at 9:15 a.m.
        Staff Report: item 15
    Closed Session
      15. The Board may meet in closed session to consider personnel matters (Gov. Code § 11126 subd. (a)), to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon evidence introduced in a hearing (Gov. Code § 11126, subd. (c)(3)), or to discuss matters in litigation, including discussion of initiated litigation, significant exposure to litigation, or decisions to initiate litigation (Gov. Code § 11126, subd. (e)). The Board is not required to allow public comment on closed session items. (Gov. Code § 11125.7, subd. (e)).
    [Staff Counsel Stephanie Yu]
    Current litigation involving the Board:
        Litigation filed against the Central Coast Water Board:

    1. 2017 Agricultural Discharges Orde r– Monterey Coastkeeper, et al. v. Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region
    (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2017-80002655)
        Litigation filed by the Central Coast Water Board against other parties, including referrals to the Office of the Attorney General:

    2. United States, et al. v. HVI Cat Canyon, Inc., f/k/a Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. (U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case No. CV 11-05097 FMO (PLAx))

    3. Referral to Attorney General concerning Plains Pipeline, LP, Refugio Oil Spill, Gaviota, Santa Barbara County (Resolution No. R3-2015-0026)

      The next scheduled Board meeting is September 19-20, 2019, in Watsonville.

    If you have questions about the agenda, contact Tammie Olson at (805) 549-3140.

    Written comments must generally be received prior to the Board meeting by the comment deadline for the specific agenda item. Written comments that are received after deadlines set by item-specific notices and/or hearing procedures will not generally be admitted. Any person requesting to submit late materials must demonstrate good cause, and the Chair must find that the admission of the late materials would not prejudice the Central Coast Water Board or any designated party. The Chair may modify this rule to avoid severe hardship.

    Unless otherwise specified, all parties and interested persons must submit requests for extra time to speak to the Board for agendized items by 12:00 pm on Monday, July 15, 2019, presentation materials for agendized items by 12:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019. A late request for extra time will not prevent the party from speaking to the Board for the three minutes given to all members of the public.

    Submittals are to be sent via e-mail to the Clerk to the Board at Please indicate in the subject line,
    “7/18/19-719/19 BOARD MEETING (fill in bolded subject from appropriate item).” If you have questions about the agenda, contact the Clerk to the Board at (805) 549-3140.

    Agenda and items are available electronically at:

    Instructions regarding board meeting conduct and procedures can be found on the Central Coast Water Board’s website:

    If you require an interpreter, please contact the Clerk of the Board Tammie Olson at (805) 549-3140 or email by
    12:00 pm on Monday, July 15, 2019.