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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD
SAN DIEGO REGION

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.

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


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.

For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the webcast is available at https://www.calspan.org, and should be used UNLESS you intend to comment.

Additional information about participating telephonically or via the remote meeting solution is available here:
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sandiego/board_info/remote_meeting/.


For those who wish to comment on an agenda item or present to the Board, please register to participate here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zTRXrV7aQfuRReyT3hUM_g

 
 
MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA1

BOARD MEETING
Public comments on agenda items will be limited to 3 minutes or otherwise at the discretion of the Board Chair

DECLARATION OF A QUORUM
Celeste Cantú, Chair; Betty H. Olson, Ph.D., Vice Chair; Henry Abarbanel, Ph.D., Board Member; Eric Anderson, Board Member; Megan Blair, Board Member; Gary Strawn, Board Member; Stefanie Warren, Board Member.
   
PUBLIC FORUM
Any member of the public may address and ask questions of the Board relating to any matter within the San Diego Water Board’s jurisdiction, provided the matter is not on the agenda or pending before the San Diego Water Board.
   
BOARD BUSINESS
   
 1. The Board will consider adoption of the following Board Meeting Minutes:
March 10, 2021.
   
 2. Chair’s, Board Members’, State Board Liaison’s, and Executive Officer’s Reports.
   
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
    
 3. A Sediment Cleanup and Navy Dredging Update for San Diego Bay. (Sean McClain)
    
 4. PFAS – Detection to Protection: Methods for Finding and Removing ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Groundwater, Wastewater, and Drinking Water. (Dan Boyd)
    
BOARD MEMBER REQUESTS
    
 5. Future Agenda Items: Recommended Course of Action and Estimated Staff Hours to Address Action Items from the March 2021 Board Meeting. In addition, Board Members may discuss items for possible inclusion on future agendas. (Kelly Dorsey)
    
    
CLOSED SESSIONS
Closed Sessions are not open to the Public
     
 6.Discussion of Ongoing Litigation [Authorized under Government Code §11126, subd. (e)]. The San Diego Water Board may meet in closed session to discuss ongoing litigation for the following cases:
   
 Civil Actions (Judicial and Administrative, other than Petitions for Review filed with the State Water Board)
  
  a.In re: Test Claim on California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, Order No. R9-2007-001, (NPDES No. CAS0108758) Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Urban Runoff from the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Draining the Watersheds of the County of San Diego, the Incorporated Cities of San Diego County, the San Diego Unified Port District, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority adopted on January 24, 2007. Test Claim filed by San Diego County, et al., with Commission on State Mandates, No. 07- TC-09 (filed June 2008). (Catherine George Hagan)
  b.State of California Department of Finance, State Water Resources Control Board, and California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region v. Commission on State Mandates. Petition for Writ of Administrative Mandamus. Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2010-80000604 (filed July 2010). (Catherine George Hagan)
  c.Test Claim on California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, Order No. R9-2009-0002, (NPDES No. CAS0108740) Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Urban Runoff from the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Draining the Watersheds of the County of Orange, the Incorporated Cities of the County of Orange, and the Orange County Flood Control District adopted on December 16, 2009. Test Claim filed by County of Orange, et al., with Commission on State Mandates, No. 10-TC-11 (filed June 2011). (Catherine George Hagan)
  d.Test Claim on California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, Order No. R9-2010-0016 (NPDES No. CAS0108766) adopted November 10, 2010, County of Riverside, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and the Cities of Murrieta, Temecula, and Wildomar, Co-Claimants, filed with Commission on State Mandates, No. 11-TC-03 (filed November 2011). (Catherine George Hagan)
  e.Test Claim on California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, Order No. R9-2013-0001 (Regional MS4 Permit) filed with Commission on State Mandates by County of San Diego. (San Diego Region Water Permit – County of San Diego, Test Claim No. 14-TC-03 (filed June 2015). (Catherine George Hagan)
  f.Test Claim on California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, Order No. R9-2013-0001 as amended by Order No. R9-2015-0001 and Order No. R9- 2015-0100 (Regional MS4 Permit) filed with the Commission on State Mandates by Orange County Copermittees, Test Claim No. 15-TC-02 (filed June 2016). (Catherine George Hagan)
  g.Test Claim on California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, Order No. R9-2015-0100, Provisions A.4, B.2, B.3.a, B.3.b, B.4, B.6, D.1.c(6), D.2.a(2), D.3, D.4, E.3.c(2), E.3.c(3), E.3.d, E.5.a, E.5.c(1)(a), E.5.c(2)(a), E.5.c(3), E.5.e, E.6, F.1.a, F.2.a, F.2.b, F.2.c, F.3.b(3), and F.3.c. 16-TC-05, County of Riverside, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and the Cities of Murrieta, Temecula, and Wildomar, Co-Claimants, filed with Commission on State Mandates, (June 2017). (Catherine George Hagan)
  h.Test Claim on California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, Order No. R9-2017-0077, Sections A.1, A.3, and A.5, 17-TC-05, City of San Juan Capistrano and County of San Diego, Claimants, filed with the Commission on State Mandates, (June 2017). (Catherine George Hagan)
  i.People of the State of California, Ex. Rel. the Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region v. International Boundary and Water Commission, United States Section; Jayne Harkins, in her capacity as Acting Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States Section. Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (Clean Water Act 33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.), United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Case No. 3:18-cv-02050-JM-LL, filed September 4, 2018. (David Gibson)
  j.City of Oceanside and Fallbrook Public Utilities District v. State Water Resources Control Board. San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board as Real Party in Interest. Verified Petition for Writ of Mandate and Request for Stay, San Diego County Superior Court, Case No. 37-2020-00033562.CU-WM-CTL, filed September 23, 2020. (Vincent Vu)
  k.Lockheed Martin Corporation v. California State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, et al. Verified Petition for Writ of Mandate and Request for Stay, San Diego County Superior Court, Case No. 37-2020-00042976.CU-WM-CTL, filed November 20, 2020. (Catherine George Hagan)
    
 Petitions for Review Pending Before State Water Resources Control Board:2
  l.Petition of the Fallbrook Public Utilities District and Southern California Alliance of POTWS (SCAP) for Review and Request for Stay of Order No. R9-2019-0169, NPDES No. CA0108031, Waste Discharge Requirements for the Fallbrook Public Utilities District, Fallbrook Reclamation Plant and Santa Margarita Groundwater Treatment Plant, adopted February 12, 2020, SWRCB/OCC File A-2688, filed March 11, 2020. (Joann Lim and Keith Yaeger.)
  m.Petition of the City of Oceanside for Review and Request for Stay of Order No. R9- 2019-0166, NPDES No. CA0107433, Waste Discharge Requirements for the City of Oceanside San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility, La Salina Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Mission Basin Groundwater Purification Facility, adopted February 12, 2020, SWRCB/OCC File A-2689, filed March 11, 2020(Joann Lim and Keith Yaeger.)
  n.Petition of Jarod Campbell for Review of Amendment No. 1 to Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification No. R9-2012-0075, issued on June 11, 2020, SWRCB/OCC File Not Assigned, filed July 7, 2020. (Darren Bradford)
  o.Petition of City of San Diego for Review of No Further Action letter from the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Dated December 16, 2020, Request for Hearing, SWRCB/OCC File Not Assigned, filed January 15, 2021. (Kristin Schwall)
    
 7.Consideration of Initiation of Litigation or Discussion of Significant Exposure to Litigation. The San Diego Water Board may meet in closed session to initiate or consider initiating litigation concerning matters within its jurisdiction or to discuss significant exposure to litigation [Authorized under Government Code §11126(e)]. (David Gibson)
   
 8.Deliberation on a Decision to be Reached Based on Evidence Introduced in a Hearing. The San Diego Water Board may meet in closed session to consider evidence received in an adjudicative hearing and to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon that evidence [Authorized under Government Code §11126(c)(3)].
    
 9.Personnel. The San Diego Water Board may meet in closed session to consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, or dismissal of a public employee or to hear complaints or charges brought against that employee by another person or employee unless the employee requests a public hearing [Authorized under Government Code §11126(a)].
    
 1 Versión en español disponible en https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sandiego/board_info/agendas/.d
  
 2 Petitions for review of San Diego Water Board actions or inactions filed with the State Water Board being held in abeyance by the State Water Board are generally not listed in the agenda. The titles of these matters are available at the San Diego Water Board. Please contact Catherine George Hagan at Catherine.Hagan@waterboards.ca.gov or 619-521-3012 for more information.
 
    
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    
   Unless otherwise specified, submittal of written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, and should indicate the agenda item to which it is applicableIf the submitted written material is more than 5 pages or contains foldouts, color graphics, and/or maps, two copies must be submittedWritten material submitted after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 may not be provided to the Board members and may not be considered by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (See Note D, attached to this Notice).

Agenda and items will be available electronically at:
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sandiego/board_info/agendas/

   *Items on the uncontested items calendar may be removed at the request of any Board member or person. If an item is removed from the uncontested items calendar, it will only be voted on at this meeting if the Board accepts the staff recommendation for the agenda item. Otherwise, the item will be continued to a subsequent board meeting to allow input by interested persons.
     
   Video broadcast of meetings will be available at: http://cal-span.org.
     
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   The San Diego Water Board’s use of Twitter is a courtesy and is for informational purposes only. It is not always reliable and is not a substitute for personal attendance at a Board meeting.