Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’


Technical Advisory Meeting




801 12th Street   2nd Floor Conference Room  

Sacramento, CA  95814

(916) 447-4806


Thursday, March 20, 2008    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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.      Public Comment


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


       III.      Presentations


A.     Report from the CIWMB – Howard Levenson,  Program Director, Sustainability Program, CIWMB (30 minutes)


B.     Landfill Long-term Financial Assurances and Illegal Dumping Update – Bill Orr, Division Chief, Waste Compliance & Mitigation Program, CIWMB (30 minutes)


C.     Draft Technologies and Management Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Landfills – Stephanie Young, Waste Compliance & Mitigation Program, CIWMB (30 minutes)


        IV.      Business Matters  


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.  Review and approval of minutes of the meeting of December 13, 2007Bob Pickard, Chair (pp 1-14)


B.     Approval and Presentation of Resolution #08-03 in Appreciation of Richard Dickson, Deputy Director of Solid Waste for the County of Colusa, upon his retirement and in recognition of his service and commitment to the ESJPA – Bob Pickard (page 15; 10 minutes)


C.     Approval of Resolution #08-02 Authorizing the Continuous Submittal of Grant Proposals on behalf of the Members for the Purposes Set Forth in the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement – Stacey Miner (page 17; 5 minutes)


D.    Ratification of Resolution #08-01 Authorizing the Submittal of the 2007/2008 Local Government Waste Tire Amnesty Event Regional Grant Proposal – Stacey Miner, Program Administrator (page 19; 5 minutes)


E.     ESJPA Executive Committee Formation – Bob Pickard (20 minutes)


   V.      Legislative Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     2007-08 Solid Waste Legislation – Paul Smith, RCRC Director of Legislative Affairs and Mary Pitto, Program Manager (pp 21-109; 30 minutes)  Summary of Selected Solid Waste Bills  Complete Text of Selected Solid Waste Bills 

   VI.    ESJPA Program Updates


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     Grant Program UpdateStacey Miner (pp 111-124; 10 minutes)


VII.    Solid Waste/Regulatory Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     CIWMB Local Assistance Staff One-on-One Meetings with Members (1 hour)


B.     AB 32 – Global Warming Solution Act of 2006 Update – Staci Heaton, Director of Regulatory Affairs, RCRC (5 minutes)


C.     AB 32 and Landfill Gas Monitoring – Larry Sweetser (pp 125-139; 10 minutes)


D.    AB 2296 Financial Assurances Post Closure Maintenance Workshop - Larry Sweetser (pp 141-162; 5 minutes)


E.     AB 1109 Lighting Task Force Update – Stacey Miner (5 minutes)


F.      SB 1305 Sharps Management Stakeholders Meeting Update – Stacey Miner (5 minutes)


G.    Product Stewardship Council Update – Leslie Daniels ( 5 minutes)


H.    Electronic and Universal Waste Update – Larry Sweeter (5 minutes)


I.        ARB Diesel Retrofit Update – Mary Pitto (5 minutes)


J.        Highlights of January/February/March Waste Board meetings – Larry Sweetser (15 minutes)


K.    Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern – Larry Sweetser



VIII.      Articles of Interest (pp 163-168)


IX.            Agenda Suggestions for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled May 15, 2008.


X.               Member County Concerns / Comments


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, 6th Floor, Sacramento, California at least 72 hours

prior to the meeting.