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Agenda June 2007

California Regional Water Quality Control Board
San Francisco Bay Region
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, California 94612
Phone (510) 622-2300 FAX (510) 622-2460


June 13, 2007

Approximate Time1
9:00 a.m.

1. Roll Call

2. Closed Session - Personnel
The Board will meet in closed session to conduct the annual performance review of the Executive Officer. [Authority: Government Code Section 11126(a)].

3. Introductions

4. Public Forum
Any person may address the Water 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. Comments regarding matters that are scheduled for a future Meeting will generally be prohibited. The public is encouraged to visit the Board's website or contact Board staff to determine whether a matter has been scheduled for a future Meeting.

5. Minutes of the May 9, 2007 Board Meeting

6. Chairman's, Board Members', and Executive Officer's Reports

7. City of Martinez, Contra Costa County - Hearing to Consider Imposition of Administrative Civil Liability or Referral to the Attorney General for Late Submittal of the 2004/2005 Annual Report as Required by the Contra Costa Countywide NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit [Matt Graul 622-2381]

Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0034
Staff Summary Report
Signed Waiver
ACL Complaint

8. Proposed Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the San Francisco Bay Region to Establish New Water Quality Objectives and Implementation Plan for Copper in San Francisco Bay - Hearing to Consider Adoption of Proposed Basin Plan Amendment [Richard Looker 622-2451]

Adopted Resolution No. R2-2007-0042
Staff Summary Report
Appendix A - Tentative Resolution and Proposed Basin Plan Amendment
Appendix B - Proposed Basin Plan Amendment
Appendix C - Copper-Site Specific Objectives in SF Bay - Proposed Basin Plan Amendment and Draft Staff Report
Appendix D - Responses To Comments
Appendix E - Public and Peer Review Comments - June 07 Meeting
Appendix F - Transcript of May 9, 2007 Testimony Hearing

9. Correspondence

Staff Summary Report

10. Closed Session - Personnel
The Board may meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters. [Authority: Government Code Section 11126(a)].

11. Closed Session - Litigation
The Board may meet in closed session to discuss litigation, including significant exposure to litigation and whether to initiate litigation [Authority: Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(B)(i) and 11126(e)(2)(C)(i)].

12. Closed Session - Deliberation
The Board may meet in closed session to consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and deliberate on a decision to be reached based on that evidence [Authority: Government Code Section 11126(c)(3)].

13. Adjournment to the next Board meeting - July 11, 2007

Water Boards' Strategic Plan Update - Regional Stakeholder Forum
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board will host an outreach session as part of the process of updating the State and Regional Water Boards' Strategic Plan. The outreach session will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, in Room 2 (second floor) of the Elihu M. Harris State Building and will take place from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Please refer to the Water Board's web site for more information or contact Dyan Whyte at 510.622.2661. A quorum of the Water Board may be present at this event.

[1] The “approximate time” indicated is an estimate of the time when the agenda item is expected to be considered by the Board. The Board will follow these times as closely as possible. However, the estimates are provided for convenience and are not legally binding on the Board.


Agenda Annotations - *Uncontested item, expected to be routine and non-controversial. Recommended action will be taken at the beginning of the meeting without discussion. Any interested party, Board member or the Executive Officer may request that an item be removed from the Uncontested Items Calendar, and it will be taken up in the order indicated by the agenda.

Availability of Agenda Items - Staff reports and tentative orders or resolutions are available one week before the meeting at www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/. Copies of agenda items may be obtained at the Board's office after 9 a.m. on the Thursday preceding the Board meeting from the staff member indicated on the agenda.

Conduct of Board Meetings - Items may not be considered in numerical order. Board meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals who require special accommodations should contact the Executive Assistant at least 5 working days before the meeting. TTY users may contact the California Relay Service at 1-800-735-2929 or voice line at 1-800-735-2922.

Materials presented to the Water Board as part of testimony that is to be made part of the record must be left with the Board. These include photographs, slides, charts, diagrams, etc. Anyone intending to make a presentation using slides, overheads, computer graphics, or other media should coordinate with the staff member for the agenda item in advance of the meeting.

Some Board members may attend a meeting by teleconference. 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 on evidence introduced in a hearing. [Government Code section 11126(a), (d) and (q)] Administrative Civil Liabilities and Mandatory Minimum Penalties - A discharger may waive the right to a hearing on an agenda item for an ACL or MMP. If there is a waiver, no hearing will be held unless new, substantial information is made available that was not considered during the public comment period.

Petition of Water Board Actions - Any person adversely affected by a Water Board action may petition the State Water Resources Control Board for review of that action. Pursuant to section 2050© of Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations, such a petition of the Water Board's action on an agenda item shall be limited to those substantive issues or objections that were raised before the Water Board at the Board meeting or in timely submitted written correspondence delivered to the Water Board. A petition must be received by the State Board within 30 days of the Water Board meeting at which action was taken. Copies of the law and regulations applicable to filing petitions for review will be provided upon request. See Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 2050 - 2068.

Contributions to Board Members - All persons who actively support or oppose the adoption of waste discharge requirements or an NPDES permit before the Water Board must submit a statement to the Board disclosing any contribution of $250 or more to be used in a State, federal, or local election, made by the action supporter or opponent or his or her agent, to any Board member within the past 12 months.

All permit applicants and all persons who actively support or oppose adoption of waste discharge requirements or an NPDES permit pending before the Water Board are prohibited from making a contribution of $250 or more to any Board member for 3 months following a Board decision on a permit application.

Water Quality Certification - To obtain information regarding pending Section 401 Certification applications, call 622-2300.


1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 622-2300 Fax (510) 622-2460

Internet Address: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/

Water Board Members
City of Residence
Appointment Category
John Muller, Chair
Half Moon Bay
Irrigated Agriculture
Mary C. Warren, Vice Chair
County Government
Margaret Bruce
Boulder Creek
Water Quality
Shalom Eliahu
Water Supply
William E. Peacock
Portola Valley
Undesignated (Public)
Clifford Waldeck
Mill Valley
Municipal Government
Terry Young
Recreation, Fish or Wildlife
Industrial Water Use
Water Quality

Water Board Staff
Executive Officer
Assistant Executive Officers
Counsel to the Board
Bruce H. Wolfe
Dorothy Dickey
Yuri Won
Executive Assistant
Management Services Division
Communications Coordinator
Mary E. Tryon
Anna Torres, Chief
Sandia Potter
North Bay Watershed Management Division
South Bay Watershed Management Division
Groundwater Protection/Waste Containment Division
Wilfried Bruhns, Chief
Shin-Roei Lee, Chief
Curtis T. Scott, Chief
Susan Gladstone, Section Leader
Dale C. Bowyer, Section Leader
Terry Seward, Section Leader
William Hurley, Section Leader
Keith Lichten, Section Leader
John E. Kaiser, Section Leader
Marcia Brockbank, Project Manager
Gina Kathuria, Section Leader
Permits Division
Toxics Cleanup Division
Planning and TMDL Division
Lila Tang, Chief
Stephen Hill, Chief
Thomas Mumley, Chief
Bill Johnson, Section Leader
John D. Wolfenden, Section Leader
Naomi Feger, Section Leader
Robert Schlipf, Acting Section Leader
Anders G. Lundgren, Section Leader
Dyan Whyte, Section Leader
Christine Boschen, Section Leader
Chuck Headlee, Section Leader
Mary Rose Cassa, Section Leader
The primary responsibility of the Water Board is to protect and enhance the quality of regional surface water and groundwater for beneficial uses. This duty is carried out by formulating, adopting, and implementing water quality plans for specific water bodies, by prescribing and enforcing requirements on 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. Meetings of the Water Board normally are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the Elihu M. Harris State Office Building, First Floor Auditorium, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland. They are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the meetings is to provide the Board with an opportunity to receive testimony and information from concerned and affected parties and to make decisions after considering the evidence presented. A public forum is held at the beginning of each general meeting where persons may speak on matters within the Board's jurisdiction that are not specific agenda items. 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. Written testimony must be received prior to the Board meeting by the date indicated by staff. Verbal comments made at the Board meeting should only summarize the written material. 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 Executive Assistant at (510) 622-2399. A copy of the written transcript may be obtained by calling House of Scribes at (209) 478-8017.

San Francisco Bay Region

Summary of Board Actions Taken at the Regular Meeting

May 9 , 2007

Enforcement Action Mandatory Minimum Penalty Complaint No. R2-2007-0014 Mandatory Minimum Penalty for GWF Power Systems Company, Inc., East Third Street (Site I) Power Plant, Pittsburg, Contra Costa County in the amount of $3,000 NPDES Permit Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0037 Rescission of NPDES Permit for Alameda County Water District, Aquifer Reclamation/Salinity Barrier Wells and Desalination Facility, Fremont and Newark, Alameda County Waste Discharge Requirements Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0038 Adoption of New Waste Discharge Requirements for East Bay Municipal Utility District, Bayside Groundwater Project, San Lorenzo, Alameda County Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0039 Amendment of Waste Discharge Requirements Order No. 95-130 for City of Burlingame - Burlingame Landfill, Burlingame, San Mateo County Site Cleanup Requirements Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0040 Adoption of Site Cleanup Requirements for
Applera Corporation and JR Realty #2, LLC, for the property located at 2690 Casey Avenue, Mountain View, Santa Clara County

Planning Public Hearing Held Held Public Hearing to Consider Testimony on Proposed Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the San Francisco Bay Region to Establish New Water Quality Objectives and Implementation Plan for Copper in San Francisco Bay

Other Business Information Item Information Item on ABAG Planning Initiative - Focusing Our Vision Information Item Information Item on U.S. EPA's Local Advisory Committee's Sustainable Water Infrastructure DVD and Case Study Outreach Items Continued NPDES Permit City and County of San Francisco and North Bayside System Unit, San Francisco International Airport, Mel Leong Treatment Plant, Sanitary Plant, San Mateo County - Reissuance of NPDES Permit NPDES Permit Sausalito-Marin City District, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Its Collection System, Sausalito, Marin County - Reissuance of NPDES Permit

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