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Date Distributed: February 17, 2021


MEETING AGENDA



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 our website at
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/remote_meeting/
The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is conducting a closed session of this meeting on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 11, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m. as:
Video and Teleconference Meeting Only
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by and in furtherance of
Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20.)
  • For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at https://cal-span.org/static/meetings-RWQCB-LAHO.php and should be used UNLESS you intend to comment

  • For those who wish to comment on an agenda item or are presenting to the Water Board, additional information about participating telephonically or via the remote meeting solution is available here: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/remote_meeting/.
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    General Meeting Information:

    The following items are numbered for identification purposes only and will not necessarily be considered in this order. The meeting will not be called to order prior to the time specified. All Water Board files, exhibits, and agenda materials pertaining to items on this agenda are hereby made a part of the record for the appropriate item.

    Comments on individual agenda items are welcome. If you are considering speaking or submitting written materials, please consult the notes at the end of the agenda.
    Adoption of Uncontested Calendar:

    Items denoted by (!) are expected to be routine and non-controversial and will be proposed for the uncontested calendar. The Water Board will act on these items at one time without discussion. If any Water Board member or person requests discussion, the item may be removed from the uncontested calendar to be considered separately. Requests to have an item removed from the uncontested calendar can be made in advance of the meeting by emailing to the Board Clerk at RB6-Lahontan@waterboards.ca.gov or by calling the Water Board’s Executive Officer via his Executive Assistant, Katrina Fleshman at (530) 542-5414.
    REGULAR MEETING: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
    Call to Order and Introductions
    1. Public Forum – A public forum is held at the beginning of each general meeting where persons may speak on matters within the Water Board’s jurisdiction that are not related to a specific agenda item or currently pending before the Water Board. Comments regarding pending or impending adjudicatory matters will not be allowed.
    2. Minutes – The Water Board will consider adopting the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 13-14, 2021
    3. Reports by Water Board Chair and Water Board Members – The Water Board members will provide updates to the Water Board and public on events and activities of interest.
    4. Executive Officer’s Report – The Acting Executive Officer will provide an update to the Water Board and public on key actions and activities in the Lahontan region, including the items below. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Mike Plaziak).
     a.Notification of Spills (Pursuant to Water Code section 13271, and Health and Safety Code section 25180.7)
    5. !Rescission of Wastewater Reclamation Requirements, Board Order No. 6-94- 84, for The Running Springs Water District, Snow Valley Ski Resort Wastewater Reclamation Project – The Water Board will consider rescinding wastewater reclamation requirements for a recycled water pipeline project that was never constructed. (Mark Lemus)
    6. !Rescission of Waste Discharge Requirements, Board Order No. 6-88-21, for Melina Square, Hesperia – The Water Board will consider rescinding waste discharge requirements for an onsite wastewater treatment system that is now connected to a community sewer system. (Timothy Middlemis-Clark)
    7.Public Hearing - Orders for California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Hot Creek Fish Hatchery, Mono County –
     a. Renewed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
    The Water Board will consider adopting a renewed permit, which contains new effluent requirements and removes other requirements (Wendy Wyels/Trevor Miller).
     b. Time Schedule Order
    The Water Board will consider adopting a Time Schedule Order providing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife time to comply with the new effluent limitations and requiring tasks to assess sources of nitrogen (Wendy Wyels/Trevor Miller).
    8. Climate Change Action Plan – Staff will present the Lahontan Climate Change Action Plan. In 2019 the Board adopted Resolution R6T-2019-0277, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy. This resolution directed staff to prepare an action plan to provide details on tasks that Board staff will implement to further the goals identified in the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, but Board members may provide input to staff. (Laurie Scribe)
    REGULAR MEETING: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
    9.Public Forum – A public forum is held at the beginning of each general meeting where persons may speak on matters within the Water Board’s jurisdiction that are not related to a specific agenda item or currently pending before the Water Board. Comments regarding pending or impending adjudicatory matters will not be allowed.
    10.Discussion of Water Board 2019 – 2020 Annual Accomplishments and Strategic Narrative - Water Board staff will present an overview of the region’s accomplishments from the past year and priorities for the next fiscal year. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Michael R. Plaziak, Ben Letton)
    11.Closed Session1
     a.Discussion of Significant Exposure to Litigation. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(2)(B)(i).
     b.Discussion to Decide Whether to Initiate Litigation. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(2)(C)(i).
     c.To deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon evidence introduced in a hearing. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (c)(3).
     d.Discussion of Litigation. Fox Capital Management Corporation v. Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, El Dorado County Superior Court, Case No. SC20170189. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).
     e.Discussion of Litigation. Seven Springs Limited Partnership v. Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, El Dorado County Superior Court, Case No. SC2018061. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).
     f.Discussion of Litigation. In re PG&E Corporation, et al., Debtors, Chapter, Case No.19-30088, United States Bankruptcy Court, San Francisco Division. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).
     g.Discussion of Personnel Matters. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (a).
    Adjournment
     1At any time during the regular session, the Water Board may adjourn to a closed session to consider litigation, personnel matters, or to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon the evidence introduced in the hearing. Discussion of litigation is within the attorney-client privilege and may be held in closed session. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivisions (a), (c)(3) and (e).