March 5-6, 2020 Board Agenda


Thursday, March 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Watsonville City Council Chambers
275 Main street, 4th Floor, Watsonville

Agenda in English | Agenda en Español

Items are numbered for identification purposes only and may be considered out of 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 one or all of the days.

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m.


Board Business

  1. Roll Call
    [Tammie Olson, Clerk to the Board, 805/549-3140,]

Discussion/Informational Items

  1. Informational Field Visit to Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch, Davenport, Coastal Santa Cruz County
    [Mike Sandecki, 805/549-3372,]

  2. The public is invited to attend the field trip; however, space is very limited, and transportation will not be provided. Persons interested in participating in the field trip must RSVP by March 2, 2020, at noon by emailing the Clerk to the Board at

    Staff Report: Item 2

Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

Board Business

  1. Roll Call/Introductions
    [Tammie Olson, Clerk to the Board, 805/549-3140,]

  2. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

  3. Reports by Regional Board Members

  4. Report by State Water Resources Control Board Liaison
    [Dorene D’Adamo, 916/641-5609]

Public Forum

  1. Any person may address the 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. Any person wishing to make a longer presentation should contact the Executive Officer at least one week prior to the meeting. Comments regarding pending adjudicatory matters will not be permitted.

Grant Implementation

  1. A Summary of Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County Grant Implementation and Consideration of Proposed Resolution No. R3-2020-0027 Acknowledging Efforts and Outcomes.
    [Kathryn McNeill, 805/549-3336,]

  2. Staff Report: Item 8


  1. Enforcement Report
    [Thea Tryon, 805/542-4776,]

  2. Staff Report: Item 9
  3. Stipulated Order Settling Enforcement Actions Associated with City of Morgan Hill (Santa Clara County) Sanitary Sewer System Overflows to Llagas Creek (Administrative Civil Liability Order No. R3-2019-0039)
    [Thea Tryon, 805/542-4776,,
    Catherine Hawe, 916/322-3538,]

    Staff Report: Item 10

Discussion/Information Items

  1. Department of Defense Program Update
    [Sheila Soderberg, 805/549-3592,]

  2. Staff Report: Item 11

  1. Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification Program Update
    [Phillip Hammer, 805/549-3882,]

    Staff Report: Item 12

Administrative Items

  1. Executive Officer's Report
    [John Robertson, Executive Officer, 805/549-3140,]

    Staff Report: Item 13 -
    • Attachment 1: Table 1 - 401 Water Quality Certification Applications Received
    • Attachment 2: Table 2 - 401 Water Quality Certifications Issued
    • Attachment 3: Table 3 - Groundwater Section, Case Closure Performance Scoreboard
    • Attachment 4: Table 4 - Groundwater Case Closures
    • Attachment 5: Table 5 - Enrollments In General Orders/Waivers

Closed Session

  1. The Board may meet in closed session to consider personnel matters (Gov. Code § 11126 subd. (a)), to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon evidence introduced in a hearing (Gov. Code § 11126, subd. (c)(3)), or to discuss matters in litigation, including discussion of initiated litigation, significant exposure to litigation, or decisions to initiate litigation (Gov. Code § 11126, subd. (e)). The Board is not required to allow public comment on closed session items. (Gov. Code § 11125.7, subd. (e)).
    [Stephanie Yu, Staff Counsel, 916/341-5157,]

    Current litigation involving the Board:

    Litigation filed against the Central Coast Water Board:

    1. 2017 Agricultural Discharges Order– Monterey Coastkeeper, et al. v. Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region (California Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C090943)
    2. 2019 Amendments to CAO for Cleanup at Dutch Maid Cleaners, 3323 State Street, Santa Barbara – San Roque Clean Up Fund and Trust U/W of Emil Deloreto v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region, et al. (Santa Barbara Superior Court, Anacapa Division, Case No. 20CV00022)

    Litigation filed by the Central Coast Water Board against other parties, including referrals to the Office of the Attorney General:

    1. United States, et al. v. HVI Cat Canyon, Inc., f/k/a Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. (U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case No. CV 11-05097 FMO (PLAx))
    2. Referral to Attorney General concerning Plains Pipeline, LP, Refugio Oil Spill, Gaviota, Santa Barbara County (Resolution No. R3-2015-0026)

The next scheduled Board meeting is May 6-8, 2020, in San Luis Obispo.


If you have questions about the agenda, contact Tammie Olson at (805) 549-3140.

Written comments must generally be received prior to the Board meeting by the comment deadline for the specific agenda item. Written comments that are received after deadlines set by item-specific notices and/or hearing procedures will not generally be admitted. Any person requesting to submit late materials must demonstrate good cause, and the Chair must find that the admission of the late materials would not prejudice the Central Coast Water Board or any designated party. The Chair may modify this rule to avoid severe hardship.

Unless otherwise specified, all parties and interested persons must submit presentation materials and requests for extra time to speak to the Board for agendized items by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. A late request for extra time will not prevent the party from speaking to the Board for the three minutes given to all members of the public.

Submittals are to be sent via e-mail to the Clerk to the Board at  Please indicate in the subject line, “3/5/20-3/6/20 BOARD MEETING (fill in bolded subject from appropriate item).” If you have questions about the agenda, contact the Clerk to the Board at 805/549-3140.

Agenda and items are available electronically at:

Instructions regarding Board meeting conduct and procedures can be found on the Central Coast Water Board’s website:
If you require an interpreter, please contact the Clerk to the Board Tammie Olson at 805/549-3140 or email by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020.