Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



Double Tree Hotel and Event Center

  2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, December 11, 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 October 23, 2008 – Bob Pickard, Chair  

   (pp 1-9)


       III.      Member County Concerns / Comments


        IV.      Public Comment


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


           V.      Presentations


A.     Landfill Closure and Postclosure Requirements:  A Realistic Perspective – Curt Fujii, P.E., Principal, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (30 minutes)


B.     AB 32 Climate Change Issues Impacting Landfills -Patrick S. Sullivan, R.E.A., C.P.P, Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers (30 minutes) 


C.     Prop 218 and Solid Waste Fees – William Abbott, Abbott and Kindermann, LLP Attorneys at Law (30 minutes)


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


        VI.      Business Matters


A.     Review and approval of the 2008 Contract Services Agreement between ESJPA and RCRC – Mary Pitto, Program Manager (pp 11-20, 10 minutes)


B.     Review and approval of the 2009 Budget – Mary Pitto (pp  21-23; 10 minutes)


C.     Review and approval of the 2009 Meeting Schedule – Mary Pitto (pp 25-26, 10 minutes)


D.    Election of the 2009 ESJPA Chair and Vice Chair – Bob Pickard, Chair


E.     Election of the 2009 TAG Chair and Vice Chair – Bob Pickard, Chair


F.      Presentation of a Resolution of Appreciation to Supervisor Pickard – Randy Akana, TAG Chair (5 minutes)


     VII.      Solid Waste/Regulatory Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.      Announcement of new Waste Board Members – Larry Sweetser, ESJPA Consultant   (pp 27-28; 5 minutes)


B.     AB 32 – Global Warming Solution Act of 2006 Update – Mary Pitto (pp 29-40; 5 minutes)


C.     AB 32 and Landfill Gas Control Measure – Larry Sweetser (pp 41-42; 10 minutes)


D.    CIWMB Disposal Site Gas Monitoring and Control Compliance Deadlines – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


E.     ARB Diesel Retrofit Update – Mary Pitto, Program Manager (pp 43-46; 5 minutes)


F.      CA Product Stewardship Council Update – Leslie Daniel, Recycling Manager, Calaveras County (5 minutes)


G.    CIWMB Long-Term Postclosure Maintenance and Corrective Action Cost Estimates and Financial Assurances Demonstrations for Landfills - Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


H.    CIWMB Pharmaceutical Waste Model Program – Larry Sweetser (pp 47-72 ; 5 minutes)


I.       Grant Program Update – Mary Pitto (pp 73-74; 5 minutes)


J.        Highlights of November/December Waste Board meetings – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


K.    Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern


  VIII.   Legislative Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


2009/10 Solid Waste Legislation Preview – Paul Smith, RCRC Director of Legislative Affairs (20 minutes)


A.     SB 25 (Padilla)  Solid Waste:  Diversion (pp 75-77)


            B.  SB 26 (Simitian) Home-generated Pharmaceutical Waste (pp79-91)






        IX.      Agenda Suggestions for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled March 19, 2009.


           X.      Articles/Items of Interest (pp 93-98)


        XI.      Adjournment


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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: 1215 Kh Street, 16th Floor, Sacramento, California at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.