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RWQCB-NC
Meeting Announcement

9:00 A.M., Thursday February 4, 2021

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.
Reunión por Video y Teleconferencia Durante la Emergencia del COVID-19: A esta reunión solo se podrá asistir remotamente. Esto se debe a la emergencia del COVID-19 y a que las Órdenes Ejecutivas del Gobernador protegen la salud pública, limitando las agrupaciones públicas y requiriendo el distanciamiento social.
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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. Election of Board Officers
iv. 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.
v. 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.
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 three (3) minutes.
 
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: December 10 & 11, 2020

2. Presentation of Executive Officer’s 2020 Water Quality Stewardship Award (Matt St. John)

4. The duties and experiences of Covid-19 contact tracers (Maggie Robinson, Doreen Kiruja, and Rhonda Raymond)

Action Item
3. Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2021-0001, Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Wine, Beverage and Food Processor Waste to Land in the North Coast Region and Order No. R1-2021-0001 that will renew and replace Order No. R1-2016-0003, Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharge of Wine, Beverage and Food Processor Waste to Land in the North Coast Region (Rachel Prat)

Information Items
6. California Water Board’s Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Investigation (Charles Reed, Wendy Linck, Julie Duong, Terri Cia, and Justin McSmith)

5. Updates on the Technical Development of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Total Maximum Daily Loads and the Restoration Vision for the Laguna de Santa Rosa (Dr. Kelsey Cody, Dr. Jon Butcher and Dr. Neil Lassettre)

7. Executive Officer’s Report (Matt St. John)

8. Board Member Requests for Future Agenda Items and Other Items of Interest (Matt St. John)

Closed Session
9. 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.)

11. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment:
9:00 a.m., Thursday April 15 and
9:00 a.m., Friday April 16, 2021
Location: Online Zoom Meeting