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Date Distributed: May 25, 2022

MEETING AGENDA

The Lahontan Regional Water Board (Water Board) is conducting this meeting from the location shown below:

Hampton Inn
2710 Lenwood Road, Barstow, CA 92311

And

Via Video and Teleconference (For public commenters)

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting


Thursday, June 9, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Regular Meeting 

Video and Teleconference Option:   This meeting will occur with both a physical meeting location and an option for the public to participate from a remote location. Members of the public who wish to observe or to address the members may join the Board Members at the noticed, physical location, or may use the Zoom application to address the Board from a remote location.

Note: A quorum of the Water Board may be dining on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m. at Oggi’s, 2854 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA or Chili’s, 2808 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA 92311. The Water Board will not be discussing anything related to the Board's authority during this dinner.

For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at https://cal-span.org/static/meetings-RWQCB-LAHO.php.

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 at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/board_info/remote_meeting/. 

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.

REGULAR MEETING: Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
10. 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.
11. Public Hearing - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Waste Discharge Requirements Permit for Baseload Power Wendel, LLC, Wendel Geothermal Power Plant, Lassen County – The Water Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comments and consider adopting an individual NPDES Permit for the discharge of geothermal fluids to surface waters in the Susanville Hydrologic Unit. (Trevor Miller) 
12. FY 21/22 Accomplishments and FY 22/23 Strategic Plan – Water Board staff will present an overview of the region’s accomplishments from the past year and the strategic pIan for the next fiscal year. This is an informational item and no formal action is requested, though the Board may provide direction on future priorities. (Michael R. Plaziak, PG) 
13. Water Board Annual Enforcement Update – Water Board staff will present a summary of violations and enforcement activities for the 2021 and prior calendar years and discuss priorities for the upcoming 2022/2023 fiscal year. This is an informational item, and no formal action is requested, though the Water Board members may give direction to staff. (Mike Plaziak, Ben Letton, Scott Ferguson, Patrice Copeland)
14.Closed Session 1
 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).
  
Adjournment
 
At 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 attorneyclient privilege and may be held in closed session. Authority: Government Code section 11126, subdivisions (a), (c)(3) and (e).