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Minutes of the December 15, 1999 SWRCB Meeting

STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

December 15, 1999

 

 

Note: Copies of the orders, decisions, and resolutions mentioned in these minutes can be obtained from Maureen Marché, State Water Resources Control Board, Post Office Box 100, Sacramento, California, 95812-0100; or call (916) 657-0990.

 

CALL TO ORDER

James M. Stubchaer, Chairman, called the meeting to order December 15, 1999, at 9:03 a.m., in the First-Floor Hearing Room, 901 "P" Street, Sacramento, California.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

James M. Stubchaer, Mary Jane Forster, John Brown and Arthur G. Baggett, Jr.

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT

None.

 

STAFF PRESENT

Walt Pettit, William R. Attwater, Dana Differding, Jim Kuykendall and Maureen Marché.

 

OTHERS PRESENT

Mayor Lori Maples, Donald Cocleaser, Ben Anderson, Mark Joseph, John Wankum,

George Harris, City of American Canyon; Bud Cain, Citizens of American Canyon; Robert & Pat Couch, Landowners; Andrew Hitchings, Western Water Company; Kevin O'Brien, Natomas; David Guy, Northern California Water Association; Gale Heffler-Scott, Bureau of Reclamation; William Spruance, Western Canal Water District; Cliff Schulz, State Water Contractors; Dave Anderson, Department of Water Resources; Tim O'Laughlin, SJRWA.

 

PUBLIC FORUM

No one addressed the Board.

 

MINUTES

The Minutes of the October 21 and November 18, 1999 meetings were approved as submitted.

 

WATER RIGHTS

1. Proposed Water Right Order Regarding Natomas Central Mutual Water Company's Petition for a Temporary Water Transfer (Licensed Applications 534, 1056, 1203, 1413, 15572, and 22309).

 

Dana Differding, Office of Chief Counsel, presented the item recommending adoption of the proposed order approving in part and denying in part Natomas's petition. Ms. Differding also noted two errata sheets with recommended revisions to the order. She also noted written comments from the Department of Water Resources. US Bureau of Reclamation and William Spruance on behalf of the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority and Western Canal Water District.

 

Kevin O'Brien (who also submitted written comments), David Guy, Gail Heffler Scott, William Spruance, Cliff Shultz, Dave Anderson and Tim O'Laughlin addressed the Board.

 

Motion: To adopt the proposed order with the suggested revisions.

 

Following discussion by the Board, Mr. Brown withdrew the motion. The Board then directed that this issue be scheduled for Board consideration on December 28 and that there would be no further oral or written comments.

 

CLEAN WATER PROGRAMS

2. Consideration of Approval of a State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan for the City of American Canyon (City) for the Construction of a New Wastewater Treatment Plant SRF No. C-06-4666-110.

 

Jim Kuykendall, Division of Clean Water Programs, presented the item recommending approval of the loan.

 

Lori Maples, Mark Joseph, E. S. Bud Cain, Robert L. Couch, Jr., Pat Couch and Donald Colcleaser addressed the Board.

 

Motion: The Board unanimously adopted the proposed resolution approving a SRF loan of $11.7 million. Resolution No. 99-115.

 

3. Consideration of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board's Request for $2,000,000 From the State Water Pollution Cleanup and Abatement Account for Removal of Wastewater at the Westley Tire Fire Site.

 

Jim Kuykendall, Division of Clean Water Programs, presented the item noting this was being done on an as-needed emergency basis in $100,000 increments. Mr. Kuykendall also noted that staff was pursuing the availability of funding from the Integrated Waste Management Board.

 

The Board directed that the resolution be revised to add (1) spending for project activities in $100,000 increments, (2) request the Cal/EPA Secretary to look into funding from the Integrated Waste Management Board and (3) establish an end date of June 30, 2000.

 

Motion: The Board unanimously adopted the proposed resolution as revised.

Resolution No. 99-116

 

ADJOURNMENT

The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 10:55 a.m.

 

 

STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

December 15, 1999

 

 

Note: Copies of the orders, decisions, and resolutions mentioned in these minutes can be obtained from Maureen Marché, State Water Resources Control Board, Post Office Box 100, Sacramento, California, 95812-0100; or call (916) 657-0990.

 

CALL TO ORDER

James M. Stubchaer, Chairman, called the meeting to order December 15, 1999, at 9:03 a.m., in the First-Floor Hearing Room, 901 "P" Street, Sacramento, California.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

James M. Stubchaer, Mary Jane Forster, John Brown and Arthur G. Baggett, Jr.

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT

None.

 

STAFF PRESENT

Walt Pettit, William R. Attwater, Dana Differding, Jim Kuykendall and Maureen Marché.

 

OTHERS PRESENT

Mayor Lori Maples, Donald Cocleaser, Ben Anderson, Mark Joseph, John Wankum,

George Harris, City of American Canyon; Bud Cain, Citizens of American Canyon; Robert & Pat Couch, Landowners; Andrew Hitchings, Western Water Company; Kevin O'Brien, Natomas; David Guy, Northern California Water Association; Gale Heffler-Scott, Bureau of Reclamation; William Spruance, Western Canal Water District; Cliff Schulz, State Water Contractors; Dave Anderson, Department of Water Resources; Tim O'Laughlin, SJRWA.

 

PUBLIC FORUM

No one addressed the Board.

 

MINUTES

The Minutes of the October 21 and November 18, 1999 meetings were approved as submitted.

 

WATER RIGHTS

1. Proposed Water Right Order Regarding Natomas Central Mutual Water Company's Petition for a Temporary Water Transfer (Licensed Applications 534, 1056, 1203, 1413, 15572, and 22309).

 

Dana Differding, Office of Chief Counsel, presented the item recommending adoption of the proposed order approving in part and denying in part Natomas's petition. Ms. Differding also noted two errata sheets with recommended revisions to the order. She also noted written comments from the Department of Water Resources. US Bureau of Reclamation and William Spruance on behalf of the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority and Western Canal Water District.

 

Kevin O'Brien (who also submitted written comments), David Guy, Gail Heffler Scott, William Spruance, Cliff Shultz, Dave Anderson and Tim O'Laughlin addressed the Board.

 

Motion: To adopt the proposed order with the suggested revisions.

 

Following discussion by the Board, Mr. Brown withdrew the motion. The Board then directed that this issue be scheduled for Board consideration on December 28 and that there would be no further oral or written comments.

 

CLEAN WATER PROGRAMS

2. Consideration of Approval of a State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan for the City of American Canyon (City) for the Construction of a New Wastewater Treatment Plant SRF No. C-06-4666-110.

 

Jim Kuykendall, Division of Clean Water Programs, presented the item recommending approval of the loan.

 

Lori Maples, Mark Joseph, E. S. Bud Cain, Robert L. Couch, Jr., Pat Couch and Donald Colcleaser addressed the Board.

 

Motion: The Board unanimously adopted the proposed resolution approving a SRF loan of $11.7 million. Resolution No. 99-115.

 

3. Consideration of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board's Request for $2,000,000 From the State Water Pollution Cleanup and Abatement Account for Removal of Wastewater at the Westley Tire Fire Site.

 

Jim Kuykendall, Division of Clean Water Programs, presented the item noting this was being done on an as-needed emergency basis in $100,000 increments. Mr. Kuykendall also noted that staff was pursuing the availability of funding from the Integrated Waste Management Board.

 

The Board directed that the resolution be revised to add (1) spending for project activities in $100,000 increments, (2) request the Cal/EPA Secretary to look into funding from the Integrated Waste Management Board and (3) establish an end date of June 30, 2000.

 

Motion: The Board unanimously adopted the proposed resolution as revised.

Resolution No. 99-116

 

ADJOURNMENT

The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 10:55 a.m.