NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Educational Field Trip Location

El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant

520 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara

 

Santa Barbara County Offices

Planning & Development Hearing Room - 1st Floor

105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

 

 

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

 

Educational Field Trip Location

El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant

520 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara

 

1.    Tour of City of Santa Barbara's El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

Due to limited space, please R.S.V.P. to Sheila Soderberg 805/549-3592, Sheila.Soderberg@waterboards.ca.gov, by January 20, 2017, 12 p.m. The Tour group will meet in front of the Planning & Development Hearing Room - 1st Floor, 105 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara. Transportation will be provided to the location. The vans will leave promptly at 9 a.m.. If you do not have a confirmed reservation by the deadline, there will not be space available for you. More information is available on line.

 

2.    Roll Call - Board Member attendees will be announced later at regular meeting in open session

[Tammie Olson, Clerk to the Board, 805/549-3140, Tammie.Olson@Waterboards.ca.gov]

 

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

 

Santa Barbara County Offices

Planning & Development Hearing Room - 1st Floor

105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

 

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 either or both days.


Board Business

 

3.    Roll Call - Opening of meeting

[Tammie Olson, Clerk to the Board, 805/549-3140, Tammie.Olson@Waterboards.ca.gov]

 

4.    Introductions, Staff Recognition, and Awards

[John Robertson, Executive Officer, 805/549-3140, John.Robertson@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

5.    Election of Chair and Vice Chair

[John Robertson, Executive Officer, 805/549-3140, John.Robertson@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

6.    Approval of December 8-9, 2016 Board Meeting minutes

 

7.    Consideration of a Proposed Resolution Adopting the Human Right to Water as a Core Value and Directing Its Implementation in Central Coast Water Board Programs and Activities (Resolution No. R3-2017-0004)

[Angela Schroeter 805/542-4644, Angela.Schroeter@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

Public Forum

 

8.    Public forum will be heard directly after the lunch break, not before 1:30 p.m. 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.

 

Discussion/Informational Items

 

 

9.    Active Oil Field Regulatory Program Update: Aquifer Exemption Process

[Matthew Keeling, 805/549-3685, matt.keeling@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

10.  Grants Program Update

[Katie McNeill, 805/549-3336, Katie.McNeill@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

 

Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

 

Board Business

 

11.  Roll Call

[Tammie Olson, Clerk to the Board, 805/549-3140, Tammie.Olson@Waterboards.ca.gov]

 

12.  Report by Regional Board Members

 

13.  Report by State Water Resources Control Board Member [Dorene D'Adamo, 916/641-5609]

 

Public Forum

 

14.  Public Forum - 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.

 

Uncontested Items

Items on the uncontested items calendar are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. Recommended action will be taken without discussion. Items may be removed at the request of any board member or person, and if removed, will be taken up during the meeting at a time specified by the Chair. If an item is removed from the uncontested items calendar, it will only be voted on at this meeting if the board accepts the staff recommendation for the agenda item. Otherwise, the item will be continued to a subsequent board meeting to allow input by interested persons. Item number 15 is uncontested.

 

15.  Rescind Water Reclamation Requirements for Pebble Beach Community Services District's Recycled Water System, Monterey County, Order No. 94-04, Order No. 94-05, Order No. 94-06, Order No. 94-07, and Order No. 94-08

[Jessica Duffey, 805/542-4787, Jessica.duffey@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

Discussion/Informational Items

 

16.  Status of Water Board Programs and Regulations to Protect Water Quality from Cannabis Cultivation Facilities

[Harvey Packard, 805/542-4439, Harvey.packard@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

17.  Status of City of Santa Barbara's Desalination Project

[Peter von Langen, 805/549-3688, Peter.vonLangen@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

Groundwater Cleanup

 

18.  Olin Corporation Groundwater Cleanup - Status Update

[Dean Thomas 805/549-3690, Dean.Thomas@waterboards.ca.gov; Thea Tryon 805/542-4776, Thea.Tryon@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

Enforcement

 

19.  Enforcement Report

[Thea Tryon 805/542-4776, Thea.Tryon@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

Administrative Items

 

20.  Executive Officer's Report

[John Robertson, Executive Officer 805/549-3140, John.Robertson@waterboards.ca.gov]

 

Closed Session

 

21.  Discussion of Cases in Litigation

[Tamarin Austin, Marnie Ajello, Staff Counsel]

The Board will meet in closed session to discuss pending litigation, as authorized by Government Code (GC) Section 11126[e][2][A], in the cases of:

1.    Monterey Coastkeeper, et al. v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region (Monterey County Superior Court Case No. M111983)(Extension of 2004 Ag Order)

2.    Petition of Monterey Coastkeeper, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and San Luis Obispo Coastkeeper (Resolution No. R3-2011-0208, Executive Officer Extension of the 2004 Agricultural Order No. R3-2004-0117)

3.    Petition of William Elliott (Resolution No. R3-2011-0208, Executive Officer Extension of the 2004 Agricultural Order No. R3-2004-0117

4.    Casmalia Hazardous Waste Site Litigation:  U.S. v. State of California and Related Matters

5.    Petition of Levon Investments, LLC; Rose Marie Towle (trustee); John L. DeMourkas (trustee); John Ridell (trustee); Stephanie Marie Redding (trustee); Elisa Anna Redding (trustee); and Wells Fargo Bank (trustee) for Renco Encoders, 26 Coromar Drive, Goleta (Water Code Section 13267 Order dated May 13, 2011, Revising Monitoring and Reporting Program No. R3-2005-0143), SWRCB/OCC File No. A-2168

6.    Carmen Zamora and Environmental Law Foundation vs. Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region (San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, Case No. 15CV-0247) (Central Coast Groundwater Coalition cooperative monitoring program)

7.    Pyrethroid Working Group v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region, State Water Resources Control Board (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2015-80002177)(Santa Maria Watershed TMDL for Toxicity and Pesticides)

8.    U.S. 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))

9.    Plains Pipeline, LP, Refugio Oil Spill, Gaviota, Santa Barbara County. Resolution Order No. R3-20015-0026.

10.  Rava Ranches, et al. v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region (Monterey Superior Court Case No. 16CV000255) (Request for Preliminary Injunction regarding PRA for Total Nitrogen Applied Forms)

11.  Triangle Farms, Inc. v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region (Monterey Superior Court Case No. 16CV000257) (Request for Preliminary Injunction regarding PRA for Total Nitrogen Applied Forms)

12.  Petition of Grower Shipper Association of Central California et al. for review of Revised MRP Order Nos. R3-2012-0011-01, R3-2012-0011-02, and R3-2012-0011-03, SWRCB/OCC File A-2503.

 

The Board may discuss significant exposure to litigation as authorized by GC Section 11126[e][2][B]. The Board may also decide whether to initiate litigation as authorized by GC Section 11126[e][2][C]. The Board is not required to allow public comment on closed session items. (See GC Section 11125.7(d).

 

Deliberation on Decision after Hearing

The Board may meet in closed session to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon evidence introduced in a hearing, as authorized by GC Section 11126(c) (3).

 

Personnel Issues

The Board may meet in closed session to discuss the appointment, evaluation of performance, or dismissal of a public employee or to hear complaints or charges brought against that employee by another employee unless the employee requests a public hearing. (This closed session is authorized under Government Code section 11126, subd. (a)(1).)

 

The next scheduled Board meeting is March 7-9, 2017, in Watsonville.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!

 

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 12:00pm on January 23, 2017. 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 Tammie.Olson@waterboards.ca.gov. Please indicate in the subject line, "1/26-27/17 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: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/board_info/agendas/index.shtml

 

Instructions regarding board meeting conduct and procedures can be found on the Central Coast Water Board's website: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/centralcoast/board_info/agendas/board_meeting_conduct.pdf

 

If you require an interpreter, please contact the Clerk of the Board by Tammie Olson at (805) 549-3140 or emailTammie.Olson@waterboards.ca.gov by 12:00pm on January 23, 2017