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May 11, 2022
9:00 a.m.

Elihu M. Harris Building
First Floor Auditorium
1515 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

and via Video and Teleconference
(for public commenters)

Video and Teleconference OptionThis meeting will occur with both a physical meeting location and an option for the public to participate from a remote location.

For those who wish to comment on an agenda item or are presenting to the Board, additional information about participating telephonically or via the remote meeting solution is available here: (

For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at: and should be used UNLESS you intend to comment
 Items are numbered for identification purposes only and may not be considered in order. Items scheduled for the first day of a multi-day meeting may be delayed or continued to the next day of the meeting. Closed session items may be considered on either or both days.
1.Roll Call and Introductions
2.Public Forum

Any person may address the Water Board regarding a matter within the Board’s jurisdiction that is not related to an item on this meeting agenda. Comments will generally be limited to three minutes, unless otherwise directed by the Chair. Comments regarding pending adjudicatory matters will not be allowed. The public is encouraged to visit the Board website [] and contact Board staff to determine whether a matter is a pending adjudicatory matter.
3.Minutes of April 13, 2022, Board Meeting
4.Chair's, Board Members', and Executive Officer's Reports
5.Uncontested Items
 A.Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., Schnitzer Steel Products Company, Oakland, Alameda County - Reissuance of NPDES Permit [Gaurav Mittal, 510-622-2407, [email protected]]

Staff Summary Report
Revised Tentative Order
Response to Written Comments
 B.Sonoma Resource Conservation District, Petaluma River and Sonoma Creek Levee Maintenance Program, Sonoma County - Issuance of Waste Discharge Requirements and Water Quality Certification [Nicole Fairley, 510-622-2424, [email protected]]

Staff Summary Report
Appendix A - Tentative Order
Appendix B - Notice of Intent
6.Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit - Municipalities and Flood Management Agencies in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Solano County - Reissuance of NPDES Permit [Keith Lichten, 510-622-2380, [email protected]]

Staff Summary Report
Appendix A - Revised Tentative Order
Appendix B - Errata Sheet #1 and #2
Appendix C - Response to Comments
Supplemental - Staff Changes and Corrections to the Revised Tentative Order
7.Closed Session - Personnel

The Board may meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters.
[Authority: Government Code section 11126(a)]
8.Closed Session - Litigation

The Board may meet in closed session to discuss litigation. The Board also may meet to discuss whether or not to initiate litigation. [Authority: Government Code sections 11126(e)(1) and 11126(e)(2)(A)-(C)]

Items the Board may discuss include the following:
  • Sweeney et al. v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region, et al(Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three, Case Nos. A153583 (ACL) and A153585 (CAO))
  • City and County of San Francisco v. State Water Resources Control Board and California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region (Alameda County Superior Court; Case No. RG19042575)
  • People of the State of California ex rel. Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region v. Dhillon (Solano County Superior Court; Case No. FCS057779)
9.Closed Session - Deliberation

The Board may meet in closed session to consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and deliberate on a decision to be reached based on that evidence.
[Authority: Government Code section 11126(c)(3)]
10.Adjournment to the Next Board Meeting - June 8, 2022