Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, March 19, 2009    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.      Business Matters


A.     Approval of minutes from the meeting of December 11, 2008 –, Chair, (pp 1-13)


B.     Election of the 2009 ESJPA Chair and Vice Chair – Jim McHargue, TAG Chair


       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.     SB 1016 Implementation Update -  Terry Brennan, Supervising IWM Specialist, Office of Local Assistance CIWMB (pp 15-22; 30 minutes) 


B.     Increasing Landfill Efficiencies and Reducing Cost – Brian McAllister, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc (30 minutes)


C.     Report from the California Integrated Waste Management Board – Terry Brennan, CIWMB (10 minutes)


D.    Presentation of Resolutions of Appreciation to Stacey Miner, Tracey Harper, and Barbara Rapinac – Jim McHargue, TAG Chair (5 minutes)



        VI.      Solid Waste/Regulatory Update


Discussion and possible action related to the following:


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


B.     AB 32 and Landfill Gas Control Measure – Larry Sweetser (pp 23-57; 10 minutes)


C.     CIWMB Disposal Site Gas Monitoring and Control Compliance – Larry Sweetser          5 minutes)


D.    ARB Diesel Retrofit Update – Mary Pitto, Program Manager (pp 59; 5 minutes)


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


F.      CIWMB Long-Term Postclosure Maintenance and Corrective Action Cost Estimates and Financial Assurances Demonstrations for Landfills - Larry Sweetser (pp 61-89; 5 minutes)


G.    CIWMB Pharmaceutical Waste Model Program – Larry Sweetser (pp 91-105; 5 minutes)


H.    Sharps Program Implementation Issues – Larry Sweetser (10 minutes)


I.       Keep California Beautiful (KCB) National Litter Collection and Beautification Campaign – Mary Pitto (pp 107-116; 5 minutes)


J.        Grant Program Update – Kim Garrett, Program Assistant (pp 117-118; 5 minutes)


K.    Highlights of November/December Waste Board meetings – Larry Sweetser (pp 119-120; 5 minutes)


L.      Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern


     VII.   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.    Complete Text of Selected Bills (pp 121-184)


B.      Summary Listing of All Solid Waste Related Bills (pp 185-203)


  VIII.      Agenda Suggestions and Member County Presentation Volunteer for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled May 21, 2009.


        IX.      Articles/Items of Interest (pp 205-222)


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







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