June 10, 2009 - San Diego Water Board Meeting

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
9:00 a.m.

Water Quality Control Board
Regional Board Meeting Room
9174 Sky Park Court
San Diego, California

The purpose of this meeting is for the Regional Board to obtain testimony and information from concerned and affected persons and to make decisions based on the information received. Persons who want to submit written comments or evidence on any agenda item must comply with the procedures described in the agenda and agenda notes. Persons wishing to speak at the meeting should complete an attendance card (see Note F, attached to this Notice). The Regional Board requests that all lengthy comments be submitted in writing in advance of the meeting date. To ensure that the Regional Board has the opportunity to fully study and consider written material, comments should be received in the Regional Board's office no later than noon on Wednesday, May 27, 2009,* and should indicate the agenda item to which it is applicable. If the submitted written material is more than 5 pages or contains foldouts, color graphics, maps, etc., 15 copies must be submitted for distribution to the Regional Board members and staff. Written material submitted after 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 will not be provided to the Regional Board members and may not be considered by the Regional Board (See Note D, attached to this Notice).


Comments on agenda items will be accepted by E-mail subject to the same conditions set forth for other written submissions as long as the total submittal (including attachments) does not exceed five printed pages in length. E-mail must be submitted to: rb9agenda@waterboards.ca.gov to insure consideration by the Regional Board. Type the word “Agenda” in the subject line.

Pursuant to Title 23, California Code of Regulations, Section 648.4, the Regional Board may refuse to admit written testimony into evidence if it is not submitted to the Regional Board in a timely manner, unless the proponent can demonstrate why he or she was unable to submit the material on time or that compliance with the deadline would create an unreasonable hardship.

NOTE D, attached to this Notice, refers to the procedures that will be followed by the Regional Board in contested adjudicatory matters if a separate Hearing Procedures Document has not been issued for a particular agenda item. Parties requesting an alternate hearing process must do so in accord with the directions in NOTE D. Any such request, together with supporting material, must be received in the Regional Board’s office no later than noon on Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

Copies of the agenda items to be considered by the Regional Board are posted on the Regional Board’s website at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sandiego/board_info/agendas/

Except for items designated as time certain, there are no set times for agenda items. Items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the Chairman.

1. Roll Call and Introductions

2. 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 and is not scheduled for a future Meeting. 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 ten days prior to the meeting.

3. Minutes of Board Meeting: May 13, 2009.

4. Chairman's, Board Members', State Board liaison's and Executive Officer's Reports: These items are for Board discussion only. No public testimony will be allowed, and the Board will take no formal action.

Consent Item: Item 5 is considered a non-controversial issue. (NOTE: If there is public interest, concern or discussion regarding this item or a request for a public hearing, then the item will be removed from consent and considered after all other agenda items have been completed.)

5. Master Reclamation Permit, Western Municipal Water District, Murrieta Division, Riverside County (Tentative Order No. R9-2009-0051) (Fisayo Osibodu)

  1. Executive Officer Summary Report
  2. Supporting Document 1 - Tentative Order No. R9-2009-0051
  3. Supporting Document 2 - Map Showing Location of Proposed Use Areas

Remainder of the Agenda (Non-Consent Items):

6. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Reissuance: City of San Diego E.W. Blom Point Loma Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant discharge to the Pacific Ocean through the Point Loma Ocean Outfall. The tentative NPDES permit and waste discharge requirements are based on a variance from federal secondary treatment standards at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 (40 CFR 30), as provided for improved discharges under Clean Water Act section 301(h) and 40 CFR 125, Subpart G. The comment period on the tentative permit/order closed on January 28, 2009. The Regional Board will only accept written and oral comments on staff's proposed revisions to the tentative permit/order. Any such written comments must be submitted by June 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. (Tentative Order No. R9-2009-0001) (Melissa Valdovinos)

7. NPDES Permit Reissuance: Waste Discharge Requirements for BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc. (formerly named Southwest Marine, Inc.), Discharge to San Diego Bay (Tentative Order No. R9-2009-0080, NPDES Permit No. CA0109151) (Vicente Rodriguez)

8. NPDES Permit Reissuance: Waste Discharge Requirements for U.S. Navy at Naval Base Coronado, Discharge to San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean (Tentative Order No. R9-2009-0081, NPDES Permit No. CA0109185) (Vicente Rodriguez)

9. Postponed CONSIDERATION OF SETTLEMENT: Ametek Inc. - Administrative Assessment of Civil Liability against Ametek Inc. (former Ametek/Ketema Aerospace Manufacturing Facility) for violation of Cleanup and Abatement Order No. R9-2002-0201. The Regional Board will consider adoption of an Order Assessing Administrative Civil Liability in accordance with the terms of a settlement agreement between the Regional Board Prosecution Team and Ametek, Inc. The Order would resolve violations alleged in Complaint No. R9- 2009-0024. The settlement includes: (1) payment of $600,000 to the Regional Board for reimbursement of staff costs and to the State Water Resources Control Board Cleanup and Abatement Account; and (2) suspension of the remaining civil liabilities pending Ametek, Inc.’s completion of specified actions set forth in an agreed upon Cleanup and Abatement Order to the satisfaction of the Regional Board. If the Regional Board rejects the settlement, the matter will be rescheduled to a future public hearing at which time the Regional Board will consider assessment of civil liability. (Tentative Order No. R9-2009-0091) (Laurie Walsh)

10. Closed Session - Discussion of Ongoing Litigation [Authorized under Government Code Section 11126, subd. (e)] The Regional Board may meet in closed session to discuss ongoing litigation for the following cases:

a. People of the State of California Ex Rel. the Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region v. Carlos Marin, an individual in his capacity as Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States Section, et al., Complaint for Violations of the Clean Water Act and Related State Law Claims. United States District Court, Southern District of California, Case No. 01-CV-027BTM(JFS) (filed February 2001). (John Robertus)

b. Surfrider Foundation v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board -- San Diego Region and California State Water Resources Control Board; (Cabrillo Power I, LLC, Real Party-in-Interest), Petition for Writ of Mandate. San Diego County Superior Court, Case No. 37 2007-00069621-CU-PT-CTL (filed July 2007). (Brian Kelley)

c. William G. Dickerson and Heidi Dickerson, Husband and Wife; Larry Gunning and Penelope L. Gunning, Husband and Wife; and Perry & Papenhausen, Inc., a California Corporation v. San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, a Public Entity, Petition for Writ of Mandate. San Diego County Superior Court, Case No. 37-2007-00075846-CU-WM-CTL (filed September 2007). (Frank Melbourn)

d. In re: Test Claim on California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, Order No. R9-2007-001, (NPDES No. CAS0108758) Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Urban Runoff from the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Draining the Watersheds of the County of San Diego, the Incorporated Cities of San Diego County, the San Diego Unified Port District, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority adopted on January 24, 2007. Test Claim filed by San Diego County, et al., with Commission on State Mandates, No. 07-TC-09 (filed June 2008). (Catherine George Hagan)

e. Surfrider Foundation v. California Regional Water Quality Control Board -- San Diego Region, (Poseidon Resources, Real Party-in-Interest), Petition for Writ of Mandate. San Diego County Superior Court, Case No. 37-2008-00091983-CU-WM-CTL (filed September 2008). (Michelle Mata)

11. Closed Session - Consideration of Initiation of Litigation or Discussion of Significant Exposure to Litigation The Regional Board may meet in closed session to initiate or consider initiating litigation against persons who are alleged to have violated the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act or the federal Clean Water Act or to discuss significant exposure to litigation [Authorized under Government Code Section 11126(e)] (John Robertus)

12. Closed Session - Deliberation on a Decision to be Reached Based on Evidence Introduced in a Hearing The Regional Board may meet in closed session to consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and to deliberate on a decision to be reached based upon that evidence [Authorized under Government Code Section 11126(c)(3)]

13. Closed Session - Personnel The Regional Board may meet in closed session to consider personnel matters involving public employees [Authorized under Government Code Section 11126(a)]

14. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.
Ocean Institute Conference Center
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, California


Public Participation 30-day Notice The Regional Board intends to issue a no further action letter for completion of cleanup of pollutants from a leaking underground storage tank (UST) at Building 16103 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Additional details about the UST case at Building 16103 are available from the Regional Board web page (at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sandiego/press_room/announcements/index.shtml) and the Geotracker database (at https://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov/profile_report.asp?global_id=T0607302200#). Provided no significant issues arise during the public notification period, the Regional Board will issue a no further action action letter after June 10, 2009. (Robert Pierce)


From Downtown: I-15 north - take the Aero Drive exit - turn left (west). Proceed to the 3rd stoplight, which is Ruffin Road – turn right. Turn left on Sky Park Court (stoplight). Our building is located at the end of the court – veer to the right into the parking lot.

From the North: I-15 south - take the Balboa Ave. exit - turn right (west). Proceed to the 2nd stoplight, which is Ruffin Road – turn left. Turn right on Sky Park Court (stoplight). Our building is located at the end of the court – veer to the right into the parking lot.