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RWQCB-NC
Meeting Announcement
  Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 9:00 a.m.

Regional Water Quality Control Board
David C. Joseph Room 5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
and via Video and Teleconference

(for public commenters)

 
Video and Teleconference Options:

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. 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.
iv. 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.
v. Regional Board Chair’s Report: 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 five (5) minutes.
 
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: February 3, 2022

Uncontested Items
Uncontested items may be removed at the request of any Board member or person. If an item is removed from the uncontested calendar for discussion, it will only be voted on at this meeting if no significant changes are made to the agenda item. Otherwise, the item will be continued to a subsequent board meeting to allow input from interested persons.
2. Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2022-0004 to consider adoption of proposed Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for the Gualala Community Services District (CSD) Wastewater Treatment Facility and Recycled Water System, WDID No. 1B89005RMEN. (Matt Herman)
3. Public Hearing on Order No. R1-2022-0003, to consider Rescission of Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and associated Monitoring and Reporting Programs (MRPs) for the following Dischargers:
  • Jackson Family Wines Skylane Barrel Warehouse, Order No. 99-37 and MRP No. 99-37, WDID No. 1B98080RSON
  • City of Willits Page Property, Order No. R1-2017-0046 NPDES Permit No. CA0025143 and associated MRP, WDID No. 1B06008NME
  • Ray’s Station Winery (formally Weibel Winery/Stimson Lane Vineyard), Order No. R1-2000-0081 and associated MRP, WDID No. 1B79056OMEN
  • Coast Wood Preserving. Inc., Order No. R1-2004-0094, WDID No. 1B82051OMEN
  • Gualala Community Services District and Sea Ranch Village Incorporated Sea Ranch Golf Links, Order No. 92-121, WDID No. 1B9202ORSON
  • County of Sonoma, County Service Area #6 Sea Ranch North Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Facilities, Order No. 94-004, WDID No. 1B720190SON.
    (Nicholas Colbrunn)
  —Documents—
Information Items
4. Overview of the recently released report “Benthic Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxin Monitoring in Northern California Rivers, 2016-2019” detailing the monitoring work and findings of the North Coast Regional Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program (Rich Fadness & Mike Thomas)
5. Informational Overview of the Enforcement Process and Policy: An Educational Presentation for the Board and Public (Office of Enforcement staff – Invited)
6. Executive Officer’s Report (Matt St. John)
7. Board Member Requests for Future Agenda Items and Other Items of Interest (Matt St. John)

Closed Session
8. 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. 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.)
    2. 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.
    3. 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.)
    4. 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.)
    5. Sonoma Luxury Resort LLC v. Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region, Petition for Administrative Mandamus, SCV 268564, Sonoma County Superior Court (June 3, 2021).
    6. Friends of Gualala River v. Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region and State Water Resources Control Board, Petition for Writ of Mandate and Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, Case No. RG21105068, Alameda County, (July 14, 2021).
    7. Humboldt Redwood Company and Green Diamond Resource Company v. California State Water Resources Control Board and North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, Humboldt County Superior Court, Case No. CV2000678, (September 24, 2021).
    8. In the matter of Ukiah Rifle and Pistol Club Inc.; Petition for Appeal and Reconsideration of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for the North Coast Region’s Water Code section 13383 Investigative Order R1-2021-0019 RE Ukiah Rifle and Pistol Club Issued on November 3, 2021; Request for Stay of Order. (December 3, 2021, OCC File No. XXXX).
9. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment:
8:30 a.m., Thursday June 09, and
8:30 a.m., Friday June 10, 2022
5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA