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Date Distributed: September 22, 2021


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 Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is conducting this meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., and Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. as:
Video and Teleconference Meeting Only
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by Government Code Section 11133.)

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 or are presenting to the Water Board, additional information about participating telephonically or via the remote meeting solution is available here:
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 or by calling the Water Board’s Executive Officer via his Executive Assistant, Katrina Fleshman at (530) 542-5414.

REGULAR MEETING: Thursday, October 7, 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. Status Report on Cleanup Activities Concerning Chromium Contamination from Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) Hinkley Compressor Station– The Water Board will hear reports from Water Board staff, PG&E representatives, and the Independent Review Panel Manager on actions taken during the past year and planned for this year for chromium contamination cleanup in Hinkley such as cleanup and remediation efforts, the chromium background study, and community outreach efforts. This is an informational item, and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Amanda Lopez)
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 Personnel Matters. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivision (a).