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Video and Teleconference Meeting Only

No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by and in furtherance of Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20)

September 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

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. Links for the meeting, including a phone call option, will be posted on will be posted on the Colorado River Basin Water Board’s website at:

  • For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at and should be used UNLESS you intend to comment.
  • For those who wish to comment on an agenda item, and additional information about participating via video or telephonically is available here:

  • 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
    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 June 24, 2020 and July 9, 2020 Board Meetings.
    2. State Water Board Liaison Update [Laurel Firestone, State Water Board Liaison]
    Uncontested Items
     NOTE: Uncontested items are those items that are not being contested at the Board meeting and will be acted on without discussion. 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.
    3.R7-2016-0013-01 – Consideration of adoption of Amendment to Waste Discharge Requirements for City of Blythe, Owner/Operator, Blythe Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant, Blythe, Riverside County [Adriana Godinez, WRCE]
  • Order R7-2016-0013-01
  • 4.R7-2019-0019-01 – Consideration of adoption of Amendment to Cease and Desist Order for Mt. San Jacinto Winter Park Authority Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Mountain Station Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System, Riverside County [Reggie Tan]
  • Order R7-2019-0019-01
  • 5. R7-2020-0028 – Consideration of adoption of Non-Regulatory Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region to Update Bacteria Water Quality Objectives for Waters Designated for Water Contact Recreation [Emma McCorkle, ES]
  • Resolution R7-2020-0028
  • Staff Report
  • Contested and Discussion Items
    6. R7-2020-0026 – Consideration of adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Waste from Irrigated Agricultural Lands for Dischargers that are Members of a Coalition Group in the Coachella Valley, Riverside County [Jennie Snyder, WRCE]

    POSTPONED – Item continued to a future meeting.

  • Order R7-2020-0026

  • 7. R7-2020-0011 – Consideration of adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for Mission Springs Water District, Owner/Operator, West Valley Water Reclamation Facility, Desert Hot Springs – Riverside County [Adriana Godinez, WRCE]
  • Order R7-2020-0011
  • Response to Comments
  • Informational Items
    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 Workshop/Board Meeting

    October 8, 2020 Board Meeting – 9:00 am

    November 12, 2020 Board Meeting – 9:00 am