Meeting Agenda - January 12 And 13, 2000
The following items are numbered for identification purposes only and will not necessarily be considered in this order. Public hearings will not be called to order prior to the time specified. All Board files, exhibits and agenda material pertaining to items on this agenda are hereby made a part of the record for the appropriate item. If, due to time constraints, the Regional Board is unable to consider all of the items scheduled for Wednesday, the item(s) not heard will be considered on Thursday, November 18, 1999 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
In certain instances the Board may use teleconference equipment to conduct its meetings. A Board member who cannot travel to the announced site of a meeting due to illness, travel problems or an emergency may participate in the meeting via teleconferencing from a different location. In any case, the location for public participation at this meeting is as shown above.
Wednesday, January 12, 2000 - 7:30 p.m.
Roll Call and Introductions
- Public Forum
Any member of the public may address the Regional Board relating to any matter within the Board's jurisdiction. This shall not be related to any item on the agenda and presentations should normally be limited to five minutes. No formal action by the Board will be taken on these matters.
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 17 and 18, 1999 in South Lake Tahoe (Pam Walker)
- Adoption Of Consent Calendar
Item numbers with an asterisk (*) are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. They will be acted upon by the Board at one time without discussion. If any Board member, staff member, or interested party requests discussion, the item will be removed from the Consent Calendar to be considered separately.
Workshop On Lake Tahoe Stormwater Program
- Staff will provide an overview of the Lake Tahoe Stormwater
Program. Specifically, staff will cover the following:
- The General Stormwater NPDES Permit for Construction Activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
- The Municipal Stormwater NPDES Permit for Placer County, El Dorado County and the City of South Lake Tahoe.
- The Statewide Caltrans Stormwater Permit
- The Industrial Stormwater Permit.
Amended Waste Discharge Requirements
- * Umetco Minerals Corporation; Owens Lake Solid Waste Disposal Site, Inyo County (6-84-107) (Doug Feay)
Renewal Of Npdes Permit
- * Renewal of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water Runoff Associated with Construction Activities that Disturb One or More Acres of Land in the Lake Tahoe Hydrologic Unit (Mary Fiore)
- Continuation of Public Hearing - Consideration of an Administrative Civil Liability (ACL) Order for Edgar Stratton for Violation of Cleanup and Abatement Order No. 6-86-11A4, Nevada County (The Board will consider affirming or modifying an ACL Complaint for the amount of $42,000) (Tammy Lundquist)
- Public Hearing - Consideration of a Time Schedule Order Requiring California Department of Transportation - District 3 to Submit a Plan and Time Schedule of Specific Actions to Comply with Requirements Set Forth in State Board Order No. 99-06-DWQ (The Board will consider adoption of a Time Schedule Order) (Alan Miller/Lauri Kemper)
- Report on the Status of the Lake Tahoe Motorized Watercraft Ban. Past Research Regarding the Lake Tahoe Motorized Watercraft Study will be Presented and the Direction of Future Research will be Discussed. (The Board will take no formal action on this item; it is for informational purposes only.) (Mary Fiore)
- Workshop on the Clean Water Enforcement and Pollution Prevention Act of 1999 (SB 709). (The Board will take no formal action on this item; it is for informational purposes only.) (Steven Blum)
- Workshop on Total Maximum Daily Loads. (The Board will take no formal action on this item; it is for informational purposes only.) (Robert Dodds)
- Resolutions of Appreciation for Former Regional Board Members Ossian "Oz" R. Butterfield and Charles "Bud" Porter (The Board will consider adopting two resolutions)
- Executive Officer's Report (Harold Singer)
- Notification of Spills (Pursuant to Section 13271, California Water Code and Section 25180.7, California Health and Safety Code)
- Notification of Closure of Underground Storage Tank Cases (Pursuant to Article 11, Division 3, Chapter 16, Title 23, California Code of Regulations)
- Reports by Chairman and Board Members (Board members
may discuss communications, correspondences, or other items of general interest
relating to matters within the Board's jurisdiction. No public testimony will
be allowed and there will be no voting or formal action taken.)
(* Note: See Item No. 3*)
- Closed Sessions**
- Discussion of Bankruptcy Claims Filed by the Regional Board Against Luz Development and Finance Corporation. U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. CAL) Case No. 91-99997-AA and Related Proceedings. Authority: Government Code Section 11126(e).
- Discussion of Litigation Filed by the State of California and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region Against Philip and Mary Myers, Mono County Superior Court, Case No. 12354. Authority: Government Code Section 11126(e)
- Discussion of Significant Exposure to Litigation. Authority: Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(B)(i).
- Discussion of Significant Exposure to Litigation, Leviathan Mine, Alpine County. Authority: Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(B)(i).
- Discussion to Decide Whether to Initiate Litigation. Authority: Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(C)(i).
- Discussion to Decide Whether to Initiate Litigation, Molycorp, San Bernardino County. Authority: Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(C)(i).
- Discussion of Personnel Matters. Authority: Government Code Section 11126(a).
(**Note: At any time during the regular session, the Board may adjourn to a closed session to consider litigation, personnel matters, or to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon evidence introduced in the hearing. Discussion of litigation is within the attorney-client privilege and may be held in closed session. Authority: Government Code Section 11126(a), (d), and (e)(1), (2), and (3).)
Thursday, January 13, 2000 - 8:30 a.m.
- Truckee-Tahoe Sanitation Agency - Tour of Facility (weather permitting) and Discussion of Future Expansion Plans (The Board will take no formal action on this item; it is for informational purposes only.) (Scott Ferguson)
Any person affected by a certain decision of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region (Regional Board), may petition the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) to review the decision. The petition must be received by the State Board within 30 days of the Regional Board's meeting at which the action was taken. Copies of the law and regulation applicable to filing petitions will be provided upon request.
A Listing of pending applications for Water Quality Certification pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act may be obtained by calling:
- For the North Lahontan Basin, Scott Ferguson in South Lake Tahoe at (530) 542-5432
- For the South Lahontan Basin, Hisam Baqai in Victorville at (760) 241-7325
The Regional Board will be considering many items during this meeting which may result in Regional Board action or direction to staff. We encourage input from all people interested in a given item or issue, so that when we act, our decision is based on all available information. Although an oath is not administered in most of the proceedings before this Board, we expect all statements made before this Board to be truthful with no attempts to mislead this Board by false statements, deceptive presentations or failure to include essential information
The Regional Board encourages all people in or near a Board meeting to refrain from engaging in inappropriate conduct. Inappropriate conduct may include disorderly, contemptuous or insolent behavior, breach of the peace, boisterous conduct, violent disturbance or other unlawful interference in the Board's proceedings. Such conduct could subject you to contempt sanctions by the superior court (Govt C Sec 11455.10)
The Regional Board Chairperson may impose sanctions, including reasonable expenses and attorney's fees, on any party for bad faith actions, frivolous tactics or actions intended to cause unnecessary delay by a party or the party's attorney or representative (Govt C Sec 11455.30).
California Water Quality Control Board Lahontan Region
2501 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
15428 Civic Drive, Ste. 100, Victorville, CA 92392-2359
Regional Board Members
|Name||Location of Residence||Appointment Category or Business|
|Eric Sandel, Chair||Truckee||County Government|
|Richard Dodge, Vice Chair||Ridgecrest||Irrigated Agriculture|
|Eugene Nebeker||Lancaster||Industrial Water Use|
|William A. Newsom||Squaw Valley||Rec., Fish and Wildlife|
|Beatrice Cooley||Bishop||Undesignated (Public)|
Regional Board Staff
Asst. Exec. Officer and Omsbudsman
Counsel to the Board Executive Assistant
Alan Miller, Chief, Carson/Walker Watersheds
Lauri Kemper, Chief, Lake Tahoe Watersheds
Cindi Mitton, Chief, Mono/Owens Unit
Jehiel Cass, Chief, Antelope Valley Unit
The primary responsibility of the Regional Board is to protect the quality of the surface and groundwater within the Region for beneficial uses. The duty is carried out by formulating and adopting water quality plans for specific ground or surface water bodies; by prescribing and enforcing requirements on domestic and industrial waste dischargers, and by requiring cleanup of water contamination and pollution. Specific responsibilities and procedures of the Board are outlined in the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act.
Regular meetings of the Board are normally held on the second Thursday and Friday of each month. Meeting locations vary but generally alternate between the north and south basins of the region.
The purpose of the monthly meeting is to provide the Board with testimony and information from concerned and affected parties and make decisions after considering the evidence presented. A public forum is held at each regular meeting where any person may address the Board on any matter within the jurisdiction of the Board, but may not be related to any item on the agenda.
The Board welcomes information on pertinent problems, but comments at the meeting should be brief and directed to specifics of the case to enable the Board to take appropriate action. Whenever possible, lengthy testimony should be presented to the Board in writing and only a summary of pertinent points presented verbally. Written material should be submitted no later than the Monday, ten days prior to the Board meeting.
Tape recordings are made of each Board meeting and these tapes
are retained in the Board's office for two years. Anyone desiring copies of
these tapes may, at their own expense, arrange to have duplicate tapes made
by contacting the Board at (530) 542-5414.
- Sequence Of Agenda Items
The items are numbered for identification purposes only and will not necessarily be considered in this order.
- Availability Of Agenda Material
Details concerning these agenda items are available for public reference during working hours at the Board's offices. Copies of individual agenda items may be obtained at the Board's offices after 8:00 a.m. on the Monday, ten days preceding the Board meeting. The staff will assist in answering question.
- Uncontested Items Calendar
Item numbers with an asterisk (*) 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 member, or interested party requests discussion, the item will be removed from the Consent Calendar to be considered separately.
- Petition Of Regional Board Action
Any person affected by a certain decision of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region, (Regional Board) may petition the State Water Resources Control Board to review the decision. The petition must be received by the State Board within 30 days of the Regional Board's meeting at which the action was taken. Copies of the law and regulations applicable to filing petitions will be provided upon request.
- Hearing Record Exhibits
Material presented to the Board as part of the testimony that is to be made part of the record must be left with the Board. This includes photographs, slides, chart, diagrams, etc.
- Contributions To Regional Board Members
All persons who actively support or oppose the adoption of waste discharge requirements or an NPDES permit before the Regional Board must submit a statement to the Board disclosing any contributions of $250 or more to be used in a federal, state, or local election, made by the action supporter or opponent, or his or her agent, within the last 12 months to any Regional Board member. All permit applicants and all persons who actively support or oppose adoption of a set of waste discharge requirements or an NPDES permit pending before the Regional Board are prohibited from making a contribution of $250 or more to any Board member for three months following a Regional Board decision on the permit application.
- Additional Closed Session
At any time during the regular session, the Board may adjourn to a closed session to consider litigation, personnel matters, or to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon evidence introduced in the hearing. Discussion of litigation is within the attorney-client privilege and may be held in closed session. Authority: Government Code Section 11126(a), (d), and (q) (1), (2), and (3).