Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ Meeting Agenda


801 12th Street   2nd Floor Conference Room  

Sacramento, CA  95814

(916) 447-4806


Thursday, August 16, 2007    9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.





 Only those items that indicate a specific time will be heard at the assigned time.  All other items may be taken out of sequence to accommodate the Board, the staff and the general public.  Indicated time allocations are for planning purposes only and actual times will vary from those indicated.




             I.      Call to Order, Self Introductions, and Determination of Quorum


          II.      Approval of minutes from the meeting of May 17, 2007 – Bob Pickard, Chair (pp 1-10)


       III.      Public Comment


Any person may address the Board on any matter relevant to the Authority’s business, but not otherwise on the agenda. 


    IV.   Presentation Items


A.     Disaster Preparation and Management (aka Angora Fire) – Scott Walker, Branch Manager, Cleanup, Closure and Financial Assurance Division, CIWMB (30 minutes)


B.     Rural Composting Options – Matt Cotton, President, Board of Directors of the U.S. Composting Council (30 minutes)


C.     Nevada County Construction and Demolition Diversion Program – Tracey Harper, Recycling Coordinator   (20 minutes)


V.       Solid Waste/Regulatory Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     Report from the CIWMB – Kyle Pogue, Supervisor, Local Assistance and Market Development Division, CIWMB (10 minutes)


B.     AB 32 – Global Warming Solution Act of 2006 UpdateLarry Sweetser, ESJPA Consultant (pp 11-29; 5 minutes)


C.     Product Stewardship Council Update – Mary Pitto, Program Manager (5 minutes)


D.    Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern – Larry Sweetser (pp 31-42; 5 minutes)


   VI.    ESJPA Program Updates


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


Grant Program Update – Stacey Miner (pp 43-44; 5 minutes)


 VII.     Legislative Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


Review of 2007-08 Solid Waste LegislationPaul Smith, RCRC Director of Legislative Affairs (pp 45-114; 20 minutes)


VIII.      Agenda Suggestions for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled October 18, 2007.


IX.        Member County Concerns / Comments


X.             Articles of Interest (pp 115-132)


XI.          Adjournment


Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.  By request, alternative agenda document formats are available to persons with disabilities.  To arrange an alternative agenda document format or to arrange aid or services to modify or accommodate persons with a disability to participate in a public meeting, please contact our offices at least 72 hours prior to the meeting by calling (916) 447-4806.


Agenda items will be taken as close as possible to the schedule indicated.  Any member of the general public may comment on an agenda item at the time of discussion.  In order to facilitate public comment, please let staff know if you would like to speak on a specific agenda item.


The final agenda for this meeting of the Board of Directors of the Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority will be duly posted at its offices: 801 12th Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, California at least 72 hours

prior to the meeting.


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