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September 23-25, 2020 Board Agenda


Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, September 25, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

Note: the first two days of this meeting are the second part of a four-day workshop,
continued from September 10-11, focused on Draft Agricultural Order 4.0.

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 EmergencyAs 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.

For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at and should be used UNLESS you intend to comment.
Please note, an opportunity to provide oral public comment for the Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 workshop (item 3 on September 23-24) will be provided on September 11, 2020, and no additional opportunities to provide public comment on this item are anticipated for the September 23-24 dates of the workshop at this time.

Stakeholders wishing to provide public comment Friday, September 25 on specific items agendized for this date or during the public forum must complete an electronic comment card by 12:00 noon, Thursday, September 17, 2020. This deadline is intended to allow sufficient time to plan for and manage public comment in an effort to ensure everyone wishing to comment has an opportunity to do so. The comment card and instructions are available at the following site along with additional information about participating via the remote meeting solution or telephonically:

Public comment is typically limited to three minutes unless otherwise approved by the Board Chair and the Board Chair may need to adjust the amount of time each speaker has to ensure everyone has an opportunity to provide public comment. Requests for extra time to provide public comment need to be sent to the Clerk to the Board at by 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Agenda in English | Agenda en Español
Friday, September 25, 2020, 9:00 a.m.
Board Business
 6. Roll Call
[Tammie Olson, Clerk to the Board, 805/549-3140,]
 7. Introductions, Staff Recognition, and Awards
[Matthew Keeling, Executive Officer, 805/549-3140,]
 8. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
 9. Reports by Regional Board Members
 10. Report by State Water Resources Control Board Liaison
[Dorene D’Adamo, 916/641-5609]
Public Forum
 11.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.
Uncontested Items
Items on the uncontested items calendar below 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.
 12.Consideration of Proposed Order No. R3-2020-0081, Termination of Individual Waste Discharge Requirements Order for Rancho San Marcos Golf Course, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County [Howard Kolb, 805/549-3332,]

Staff Report: Item 12
  • Attachment 1: Proposed Order No. R3-2020-0081
  • Waste Discharge Requirements
     13. Consideration of Proposed Order No. R3-2020-0001, General Waste Discharge Requirements for Active Class III Landfills in the Central Coast Region
    [Ryan Lodge, 805/549-3506, and Martin Fletcher, 805/549-3694,]

    Staff Report: Item 13
  • Attachment 1: Proposed Order No. R3-2020-0001, including the following associated attachments:
  • Attachment A – Monitoring and Reporting Program
  • Attachment B – Active Class III Landfill Table
  • Attachment C – Additional Findings
  • Attachment 2: Response to Comments
     14. Consideration of Proposed Order No. R3-2020-0020, General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Domestic Wastewater Systems with Flows Greater than 100,000 Gallons Per Day
    [Howard Kolb, 805/549-3332, ]

    Staff Report: Item 14
  • Attachment 1: Response to Comments
  • Attachment 2: Proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements, Order No. R3-2020-0020 (please note that this file includes attachments A, B, and C)
  • Attachment A - Definitions
  • Attachment B - Permit Application Process Summary
  • Attachment C - Application Format
  • Attachment D - General Monitoring and Reporting Program
  • Attachment E - Standard Provisions and Reporting Requirements for Waste Discharge Requirements
     15. Consideration of Resolution No. R3-2020-0024, Local Agency Management Program for San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building for Implementation of the State Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Policy.
    [Jon Rokke, 805/549-3892, ]

    Staff Report: Item 15
  • Attachment 1: Resolution R3-2020-0024
  • Administrative Items
     16. Executive Officer's Report
    [Matthew Keeling, Executive Officer, 805/549-3140,]

    Staff Report: Item 16
  • 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
  •  17. Board Calendar 2021
    [Matthew Keeling, Executive Officer, 805/549-3140,]

    Staff Report: Item 17
    Closed Session
     18.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)).
    [Stephanie Yu, Staff Counsel, 916/341-5157,]
    Current litigation involving the Board:
      Litigation filed against the Central Coast Water Board:
       1.2017 Agricultural Discharges Order – Monterey Coastkeeper, et al. v. Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2017-80002655; Third District Court of Appeal, Case No. C090943)
       2.2019 Amendments to CAO for Cleanup at Dutch Maid Cleaners, 3323 State Street, Santa Barbara – San Roque Clean Up Fund and Trust U/W of Emil Deloreto v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region, et al. (Santa Barbara Superior Court, Anacapa Division, Case No. 20CV00022)
      Litigation filed by the Central Coast Water Board against other parties, including referrals to the Office of the Attorney General:
       3.Referral to Attorney General concerning Casmalia Hazardous Waste Site Litigation: United States v. State of California and Related Matters
       4.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))
       5.United States, et al. v. Plains All American Pipeline, LP, et al. (U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case No. 2:20-CV-02415)


    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 presentation materials and requests for extra time to speak to the Board for agendized items by
     12:00 noon on Thursday, September 17, 2020. 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, “
    September 23-25, 2020 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 to the Board Tammie Olson at (805) 549-3140 or
    email by 
    12:00 noon on Friday, September 18, 2020.

    (Page last updated 9/8/20)