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

November 2, 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 October 12, 2021 Board Meeting.
2. State Water Board Liaison Update [Laurel Firestone]
3. Staff Award [Paula Rasmussen]
Uncontested Items
4.R7-2021-0004 – Consideration of adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for Dredged or Fill Discharges to Waters of the State issued to ORNI 33, LLC, Wister Solar Energy Facility Project, Imperial County [Kai Dunn, Sr. WRCE ]
Contested and Discussion Items
5. R7-2021-0045 – Consideration of adoption of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements (NPDES No. CA0104906) for the U.S. Navy, Naval Air Facility El Centro Wastewater Treatment Plant, Imperial County [Jose Valle de Leon, WRCE]
6. R7-2021-0029 – Consideration of adoption of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and General Waste Discharge Requirements (NPDES No. CAG017001) for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) within the Colorado River Basin Region [Jose Valle de Leon, WRCE]
Informational Items
7. Approval of draft 2022 Board Meeting Calendar
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

December 14, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.