Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 9:00 a.m.

Coastal Hearing Room – Second Floor

Joe Serna Jr./Cal/EPA Building

1001 I Street, Sacramento


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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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Declaration of a Quorum



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.



The Board will consider adoption of the April 30 and May 6, 2003 Board Meeting minutes.



1-8.  The Board will be asked to approve items 1-8 at one time.



9.  Consideration of Adoption of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Water Discharges From Small Linear Underground/Overhead Projects.  (The State Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed general permit.)  (As previously noticed, the deadline for comments was 5:00 p.m., May 21, 2003).  To view the proposed general permit or other associated reports, please visit the website at






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 a Proposed Order Approving Petitions for Reconsideration of Division Chief’s Order Pursuant to Condition 10 of Decision 1632 Regarding Existing Groundwater Users in the Carmel Valley. (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed order.) 



2.  Consideration of a Resolution Adopting the State Fiscal Year 2003/04 State Revolving Fund Loan Program Priority List.  (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed resolution.)  [As previously noticed, comments were accepted until 5:00 p.m., June 2, 2003.] To view priority list, please go to .


3.  Consideration of Approval of a Resolution Proposing Changes in the Delegation of Authority to the Executive Director, the Chief Deputy Director, the Division of Financial Assistance and the Division of Administrative Services. (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed resolution.)



4.  Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Executive Director, or Designee, to Sign a Cooperative Agreement With the Department of the Navy to Provide Regulatory Oversight of Site Remediation Activities at all Navy Facilities.  (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed resolution.)


5.  Consideration of a Resolution Approving an Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the Los Angeles Region to Incorporate Language Authorizing Compliance Schedules in NPDES Permits.  (The Board will consider whether to approve the proposed amendment.)


6.  Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Executive Director or Designee to Apply for and Accept Fiscal Year (FY) 2003-04 Clean Water Act Section 106 Water Pollution Control Program Grant, Plus Any Carry-Over FY 2002-03 Grant Funds, and to Negotiate, Approve, and/or Amend the Grants and the Workplans. (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed resolution.)


7.  Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Executive Director to Execute a Grant Amendment With the Department of Energy Regarding State Oversight Activities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Site 300.  (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed resolution.)


8.  Consideration of a Resolution to Authorize Acceptance of Grant Funds From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Continue the Cooperative Agreement For the San Francisco Estuary Project.  (The Board will consider whether to adopt the proposed resolution.)



Closed Session Items

(Please note Closed Sessions are not open to the public)


WATER RIGHTS (This 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 a petition to revise the Declaration of Fully Appropriated Streams to allow processing of applications to appropriate water from the Lower American River.


The Board will be meeting in closed session to deliberate on a proposed order prepared after a hearing to receive additional evidence in response to a writ of mandate from the Yuba County Superior Court that directed the Board to reconsider Water Right Decision 1644 in light of specified additional evidence.  Water Right Decision 1644 was previously adopted on
March 1, 2001, and amended by Order WR 2001-08 entered on May 17, 2001.  The decision addresses fishery and water right issues on the lower Yuba River.



*In order to be fully considered at the Board meeting, written comments on Items 1 and 3 through 8 must be received by
5:00 p.m., June 16, 2003.  The deadline for submitting comments on Item 2 was June 2, 2003 and Item 9 was May 21, 2003.  Mailing address:  PO Box 100, Sacramento, CA  95812-0100; FAX (916) 341-5620.


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