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, August 21, 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 May 15, 2008 – Bob Pickard, Chair  

   (pp 1-11)


       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.       Update on the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) Used Oil Block Grant  (UBG) Program – Shirley Wild Wagner, Division Chief, Sustainability Program, CIWMB (30 minutes)


b.      Environmentally Preferable Purchases and Practices  – Alicia Culver, Green Purchasing Institute (30 minutes)


c.       Plumas County Solid Waste Presentation – Robert Perrault, Jr., Director of Public Works (30 minutes)


d.      CIWMB Guidance on Fire Debris – Ted Rauh, Division Chief, Waste Compliance & Mitigation Program, and Scott Walker, Waste Compliance & Mitigation Program Branch Manager, CIWMB (pp 13-25; 20 minutes)  


e.       Landfill Gas Monitoring and Control Regulations Implementation – Ted Rauh, and Bill Orr, Division Chief Waste Compliance & Mitigation Program, CIWMB           (pp 27-44; 30 minutes)




           V.      Solid Waste/Regulatory Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


a.       Report from the California Integrated Waste Management Board – Terry Brennan, Supervising IWM Specialist, Office of Local Assistance (10 minutes)


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 Control Measure – Larry Sweetser (pp 45-60; 10 minutes)


d.      Landfill Gas Regulations – Larry Sweetser (pp 61-68; 5 minutes)


e.       Report on Enforcement of Covered Loads and Speed Limits at Landfills and Transfer Stations – Tracey Harper, Recycling Coordinator, Nevada County (10 minutes)


f.        Grant Program Update – Stacey Miner (5 minutes)


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


h.      Product Stewardship Council Update – Kevin Hendrick (5 minutes)


i.        AB 2296 Post Closure Maintenance and Financial Assurances Regulations- Larry Sweetser (pp 69-106; 5 minutes)


j.        Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) Universal Waste Regulation Update – Larry Sweetser (pp 107-112 ; 5 minutes)


k.      Highlights of June/July/August 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 Legislation – Paul Smith, RCRC Director of Legislative Affairs and Mary Pitto, Program Manager (pp 113-260; 15 minutes)


     VII.      Agenda Suggestions for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled December 14, 2008.


  VIII.      Member County Concerns / Comments


        IX.      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.