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REGIONAL BOARD MEETING

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 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)

Live video webcast: LIVE VIDEO


 
NOTICE:

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.
If you want to watch or listen to the meeting but do not want to comment, you can access the webcast of the meeting at https://cal-span.org/
If you want to comment on an item during the meeting, you will need to submit a virtual speaker card by following the instructions included below. A computer is not required to participate in the meeting; the public will also have the option to dial into the meeting by phone. Additional information regarding remote meeting participation is available on the Santa Ana Water Board’s website:
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/santaana/board_info/remote_meeting/index.html
Special Virtual Speaker Card Instructions
Persons speaking at Santa Ana Water Board meetings are accustomed to filling out a speaker card. To allow for a more orderly process of identifying speakers in advance, the Santa Ana Water Board will use virtual speaker cards. The virtual speaker card will allow the Board Clerk to identify commenters interested in an item, locate them within the Zoom meeting waiting list, and unmute them so they can address the Board at the appropriate time.
To request to speak on an item at this meeting, you must submit a virtual speaker card no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. To register visit:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g_gn0Rt0SlK-_ApehW666g
If you do not submit the registration form by the deadline, please do so as soon as you can. You cannot participate in the Zoom meeting until you receive an email with the password. Please note, that commenters will generally be taken in the order of the receipt of the virtual speaker cards. Further, note that the Board Chair has the discretion to specify the order of commenters.
After you submit the online registration form, you will receive an email with the Zoom weblink and phone numbers to participate in the meeting. If you do not receive a confirmation email with the Zoom information after filling out the online registration form, please email Jeannie.Aguilar@waterboards.ca.gov or call 951-782-3285.
 
Order of Agenda
Agenda Items are numbered for identification purposes only and may not necessarily be considered in this order.
 
Item 1. Introductions
Item 2. William von Blasingame Resolution of Appreciation -
{Hope A. Smythe 951-782-4493 hope.smythe@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item 3. Election of Santa Ana Regional Water Board Officers for 2021 - (Action item) -
{Hope A. Smythe 951-782-4493 hope.smythe@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item 4. Public Forum - Any person may address the Regional Board on any matter within the Regional Board’s jurisdiction, provided that the matter does not appear elsewhere on the agenda, has not been scheduled to appear on a future agenda, and is not otherwise pending before the Board.
Item 5. State Water Resources Control Board Liaison Report - This item is for information only. No public testimony will be allowed, and the Regional Board will take no formal action.
Item 6. Regional Board Meeting Minutes of October 16, 2020 - The Board will consider approval of the Minutes of the regular Board meeting of October 16, 2020 (action item).
{Jeannie Aguilar 951-782-3285 jeannie.aguilar@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item 7. Regional Board Meeting Minutes of December 4, 2020 - The Board will consider approval of the Minutes of the regular Board meeting of December 4, 2020 (action item).
{Jeannie Aguilar 951-782-3285 jeannie.aguilar@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item 8. Consideration of the Consent Calendar - Items below, marked with an asterisk, are expected to be routine and non-controversial. The Board will be asked to consider these items at one time without discussion. If any interested party, Board Member or staff requests that an item be removed from the consent calendar, it will be taken up in the order shown.
Item *9. Revised Waste Discharge Requirements for Corona Sanitary Landfill
Order Number R8-2021-0007 revises and replaces the existing waste discharge requirements, Order Number 88-65 and its amendments, to prescribe discharge, monitoring, and reporting requirements for post-closure maintenance and corrective action program implementation at the closed Corona Sanitary Landfill in Riverside County. Order Number R8-2021-0007
{Cindy Li 951-782-4906 cindy.li@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item *10. Waste Discharge Requirements for Richland Developers, Inc., Monarch Hills Residential Development Project, City of Fontana, San Bernardino County
Authorizing discharges of 2.35 acre of fill to waters of the State. The waters proposed for fill are Hawker-Crawford Channel and ephemeral tributaries to Hawker-Crawford Channel. The waters are tributary to East Etiwanda Creek, Valley Reach and overlay the Rialto Groundwater Management Zone. The discharge of fill is associated with the development of the Monarch Hills Residential Development, which would construct five residential neighborhoods consisting of 233 single family homes, 129 detached condominiums, and 127 attached condominiums on a 134.4-acre Project site. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined to take jurisdiction over the onsite waters on September 8, 2020. Order Number R8-2021-0005
{David Woelfel 951-782-7960 david.woelfel@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item 11. Flood Control Post-Wildfire Response for Public Safety and Watershed Protection - Overview of post-wildfire hazards and Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District’s response to address these hazards for public safety and watershed protection. Responses include flood control emergency designs, construction and continuous maintenance operations with a focus on the important role of debris basins protecting Lake Elsinore. Additional efforts include monitoring stations, web-based dashboards and outreach to the public. (Information item).
{Barbara Barry 951-248-0375 barbara.barry@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item 12. Groundwater Contamination/Cleanup Update - Staff from the Site Cleanup Section will provide a summary describing investigation and cleanup efforts to address several large or comingled regional plumes of groundwater contamination, which originated from areas of past industrial and agricultural activities in the Region. An update on the newest Superfund site within the Region (Orange County) will also be provided. (Information Item).
Item 12. Groundwater Contamination/Cleanup Update - Staff from the Site Cleanup Section will provide a summary describing investigation and cleanup efforts to address several large or comingled regional plumes of groundwater contamination, which originated from areas of past industrial and agricultural activities in the Region. An update on the newest Superfund site within the Region (Orange County) will also be provided. (Information Item).
{Nick Amini 951-782-7958 nick.amini@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item 13. Update on Investigation of PFAS Contamination in the Santa Ana Region
Staff from the Site Cleanup Program will provide an overview of a relatively new family of emergent compounds known as “PFAS.” The presentation will include a description of the background and historical use of PFAS; the federal and state regulatory standards for PFAS in drinking water; the available analytical and treatment methods; the evolving regulatory actions by California agencies; and the Water Board’s state-wide investigations of PFAS impacts from a variety of sources. Staff will provide status of PFAS investigation in the Santa Ana Region and some of the challenges in characterizing and cleaning up the contamination. (Information item).
{Nick Amini 951-782-7958 nick.amini@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item 14. Executive Officer’s Report
{Hope A. Smythe 951-782-4493 hope.smythe@waterboards.ca.gov}
Item 15. Regional Board Member and Executive Officer Communications - The Regional Board Members and the Executive Officer may discuss meetings, communications, correspondence or other items of general interest, relating to matters within the Board’s jurisdiction. There will be no voting or formal action taken.
 

Closed Session
- At any time during the regular session, the Regional Board may adjourn to a closed session to:
  a. Consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and deliberate on a decision to be reached based on that evidence (Government Code Section 11126(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, (Government Code Section 11126(a)(1));
  c. discuss significant exposure to litigation (Government Code Section 11126(e) (2)(B)(i));
  d. discuss whether to initiate litigation (Government Code Section 11126(e)(2) (C)(i)); and
  e. discuss pending litigation in the following matters (Government Code, §11126, subdivision (e)):
    (1) Goodrich Corporation vs. California State Water Resources Control Board et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BS 110389, [consolidated with BS110390 and BS110391])
    (2) In re Petitions of Kwikset Locks, Inc. (SWRCB/OCC File Numbers A1732, 1732(a), 1732(b), 1732(c), and 1732(d))
    (3) In re Own Motion Review of Rialto-Area Perchlorate Contamination (SWRCB/OCC File Number A-1824).
    (4) United El Segundo, Inc. & Rapid Gas, Inc. vs. Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, Riverside County Superior Court, Case Number RIC 1722363 [Challenging Cleanup and Abatement Order Number R8-2016-0048].
    (5) Orange County Water District vs. Sabic Innovative Plastics US, LLC et al., Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2008-00078246- CU-TT-CXC [cross-complaints against Regional Board seeking declaratory relief].
    (6) Edwards Lifesciences LLC et al. vs. Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region, Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2019-01083704-CU-WM-CXC [challenging investigative order issued under Water code section 13267 on August 30, 2018].
Adjournment to the Regular Board Meeting of f March 12, 2021, at 9:00 am. This will be a video and teleconference meeting. Due to the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor’s Executive Order N-33-20, recent Board Meetings have been presented as video and teleconference meetings with no physical meeting location, and solely via remote presence. Please follow our website for further updates:
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/santaana/board_info/agendas/2021_agendas.html

NOTICES:
Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this Santa Ana Water Board meeting should contact Jeannie Aguilar at 951-782-3285 or at jeannie.aguilar@waterboards.ca.gov, no later than seven business days prior to the meeting.

If you need interpreter services, contact Jeannie Aguilar at least seven business days prior to the date of the Board meeting at jeannie.aguilar@waterboards.ca.gov.

Any person interested in obtaining information and/or providing input regarding pending applications for Water Quality Standards Certification under Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act, may contact Jason Bill at 951-782-3295
jason.bill@waterboards.ca.gov

Changes and postponements that may occur to this agenda will be placed on our website and automatically forwarded to those who subscribe to our electronic mailing list. Anyone wishing to subscribe to our electronic agenda mailing list, may do so as follows: go to Santa Ana Water Board website, select “Subscriptions” from the homepage. Those who are not subscribers should visit our website prior to the board meeting date to view any changes to the agenda. Supporting documents for agenda items are now posted on our website at least 7 days prior to the scheduled meeting. To view or download the documentation, go to Santa Ana Water Board website and select “Regional Board” then “Agendas” from the homepage.