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, May 15, 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.      Approval of minutes from the meeting of March 20, 2008 – Bob Pickard, Chair  

   (pp 1-14)


       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.      Presentations


a.       Covered Electronic Waste Recovery & Recycling System Program Update – Jeff Hunts, Branch Manager, and Matt McCarron, Sustainability Program, CIWMB (30 minutes)


b.      Program Update – Ted Rauh, Division Chief, Waste Compliance & Mitigation Program, CIWMB (30 minutes)


c.       Draft Landfill Methane Control Measure – Renaldo Crooks, Stationary Source Division, Emissions Assessment Brach, Air Resources Board (30 minutes)  


d.      Development of a Landfill Gas to Energy Project– Bill Mannel,  Solid Waste Manager, Butte County (30 minutes)


           V.      Solid Waste/Regulatory Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


a.       Report from the Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling – Karla Miller and Wendy Box, Recycling Specialists, DOC/DOR (15 minutes)


b.      Report from the California Integrated Waste Management Board – Terry Brennan, Supervising IWM Specialist, Office of Local Assistance (15 minutes)


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


d.      AB 32 and Landfill Gas MonitoringLarry Sweetser (pp 15-35; 10 minutes)


e.       Report on Northern California HHWIE and Green Building Workshop – Steve Rodowick, Recycling Manager, Butte County (10 minutes)


f.        AB 2296 Financial Assurances Post closure Maintenance Workshop- Larry Sweetser (pp 37-49; 5 minutes)


g.       Grant Program UpdateStacey Miner (pp 51-52; 5 minutes)


h.      AB 1109 Lighting Task Force Update – Stacey Miner (10 minutes)


i.        Product Stewardship Council Update – Kevin Hendrick (10 minutes)


j.        ARB Diesel Retrofit UpdateMary Pitto (pp 53-56; 5 minutes)


k.      Highlights of April/May Waste Board meetings – Larry Sweetser (15 minutes)


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


        VI.   Legislative Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


2008 Solid Waste LegislationPaul Smith, RCRC Director of Legislative Affairs and Mary Pitto, Program Manager (pp 57-179; 45 minutes)


     VII.      Articles of Interest (pp 181-195)


  VIII.      Agenda Suggestions for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled July 17, 2008.


        IX.      Member County Concerns / Comments


           X.      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.