Monday, December 15, 2003 – 10:00 a.m.

Central Valley Auditorium – Second Floor

Joe Serna Jr./Cal/EPA Building

1001 I Street, Sacramento


For questions regarding this agenda call Debbie Irvin (916) 341-5600 or fax 341-5620.  This notice and associated staff reports can be accessed electronically through our Internet address: 

(Note:  agenda items should be available electronically on December 8, 2003.)

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Please note time limitations on presentations may be imposed.

The State Board requests that oral testimony be summarized.  See Presentation Information at:


Submittal of written comments is encouraged to ensure that all comments will be included in the record before the Board.*


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Any member of the public may address and ask questions of the Board relating to any matter within the Board's jurisdiction, provided the matter is not on the Board's agenda or pending before the Board or a Regional Board.  Note:  Presentations at the Public Forum will be limited to 5 minutes or otherwise at the discretion of the Chairman.



1-2.  The Board will be asked to approve Items 1-2 at one time.



3.  Proposed Emergency Regulations Establishing and Revising the State Water Resources Control Board’s Water Right and Water Quality Certification Fee Schedules.  (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed resolution adopting emergency regulations establishing and revising water right and water quality certification fee schedules in title 23, division 3, of the California Code of Regulations.)   For copies of the revised regulations, visit our web site at



4.  An Informational Item Regarding the Short Term Implementation of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Program.  (Discussion will include funding and staff problems associated with the SWRCB's Financial Assistance Programs.  This is an informational item only.)







Uncontested items are expected to be routine and non-controversial.  They will be acted upon by the Board at one time without discussion.  If any Board Member, staff, or interested person requests that an item be removed from the Uncontested Items Calendar, it will be taken up in the regular agenda order.



1.  Consideration of the Adoption of Regulations Setting Fees for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Classification and Operator Certification Program.  (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed regulations.)  [As previously noticed, the written comment period closed 5:00 p.m., October 13, 2003.]








2.  Consideration of a Proposed Interagency Agreement to Provide Funding Support for the Office of the Secretary for Environmental Protection.  (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed resolution.)





(NOTE:  Closed Sessions are not open to the public.)


WATER RIGHTS   (This closed session is authorized under Government Code section 11126(c)(3).)

The Board will be meeting in closed session to deliberate on a proposed order prepared after a hearing on Administrative Civil Liability complaints for violations of Licenses 13444 and 13274 of Lloyd L. Phelps, Jr.; License 13194 of
Joey P. Ratto, Jr.; and License 13315 of Ronald D. Conn and Ron Silva, et al.


LITIGATION  (This closed session is authorized under Government Code section 11126(e)(1).)

The Board will be meeting in closed session to discuss ongoing litigation in the case of El Dorado Irrigation District v. SWRCB (Sacramento County Superior Court, No. 01CS01319). 





*In order to be fully considered at the meeting, written comments on Items 2-4 must be received by 5:00 p.m.,
December 9, 2003.   [As previously noticed, the written comment period for Item 1 closed October 13, 2003.]

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