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Video and Teleconference Meeting Only*
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by Government Code section 11133.)

October 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

*As of the date this agenda is published, the Colorado River Basin Water Board intends to conduct this meeting in a virtual/teleconference environment only. The format of this meeting may change to also allow for in-person attendance at a physical meeting location (73-720 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100, Palm Desert, CA 92260). If this were to occur, a revised agenda will be promptly issued reflecting the change to the format of the meeting. Persons desiring to receive notice about changes to the format of this meeting should sign up for the Lyris e-mail list by subscribing to our Electronic Mailing List (select “Board Meetings Agenda”).

Video and Teleconference Meeting During COVID-19 Emergency:
As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and as authorized by Government Code section 11133, this meeting will occur solely via remote presence. The meeting agenda and remote participation information is available at the Colorado River Basin Water Board’s website at:
Supporting documents for agenda items to be considered by the Colorado River Basin Water Board are posted on our website. To view or download documents, go to:

More detailed information concerning the Colorado River Basin Water Board’s meeting procedures is attached to the end of this agenda.
i. Pledge of Allegiance
ii. Roll Call
iii. Public Forum
  Any person may address the Colorado River Basin Water Board at this time regarding any matter within the Board’s jurisdiction that is not related to an item on this meeting agenda. Comments will generally be limited to three (3) minutes, unless otherwise directed by the Board Chair.
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes

Minutes of September 14, 2021 Board Meeting.
2. State Water Board Liaison Update [Laurel Firestone]
Uncontested Items
3. R7-2021-0036Consideration of adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for Southern California Gas Company, Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan Line 1030/2001W P2 and 2001E P2 Hydrotests Project, Riverside County [Logan Raub, Environmental Scientist]
4. R7-2021-0037 – Consideration of adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for San Bernardino County Flood Control District for the Culvert Replacement – El Rey Avenue Crossing at 29 Palms Channel Project, San Bernardino County [Kai Dunn, Sr. WRCE]
Informational Items
5. Workshop – Draft Imperial Valley Irrigated Lands General Waste Discharge Requirements [Jennie Snyder, WRCE]

The workshop will discuss and solicit input on the draft General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Waste from Irrigated Agricultural Lands for Dischargers that Are Members of a Coalition Group in the Imperial Valley. Staff will provide an overview of key proposed permit provisions and updates, including those relating to precedential requirements from State Water Board Order WQ 2018-0002, In the Matter of Review of Waste Discharge Requirements General Order No. R5-2012-0116 for Growers Within the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed that are Members of the Third-Party Group. There will be an opportunity for comment from stakeholders and members of the public.

6. Administrative Enforcement [Paul Ciccarelli and David Boyers, Office of Enforcement]

Overview of mandatory minimum penalties and discretionary enforcement legal authorities, the State Water Board’s Water Quality Enforcement Policy and Policy on Supplemental Environmental Projects, and options for settlement of administrative civil liability.
7. Salton Sea Update [Assistant Secretary Arturo Delgado, California Natural Resources Agency]
8. Colorado River Basin Water Board Executive Officer's Report [Paula Rasmussen, EO]
9. Colorado River Basin Water Board Member Comments
10. Colorado River Basin Water Board Chair's Report
Closed Session
11. The Board may meet in closed session to:
  (a) Consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, or dismissal of a public employee, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public employee by another person, unless the employee requests a public hearing. [Authority: Gov. Code, § 11126, subd. (a).]
  (b) Consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and deliberate on a decision to be reached based on that evidence. [Authority: Gov. Code, § 11126, subd. (c)(3).]
  (c) Discuss litigation, including discussion of initiated litigation, significant exposure to litigation, or decisions to initiate litigation. [Authority: Gov. Code, § 11126, subd. (e).]
Next Board Meeting

November 2, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.