Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, May 21, 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 March 19, 2009 – Vern Moss, Chair (pp 1-6)


B.     Adoption of Resolution Approving the Independent Auditors’ Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2008                 Karl Dolk, RCRC Chief Financial Officer (pp 7-30; 10 minutes)


       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.     US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Federal Stimulus Money and Grant and Loan Programs – Janice Waddell, Interim State Director, USDA (pp 31-40; 30 minutes) 


B.     California Energy Commission (CEC) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program – John Sugar, Manager, Special Projects, CEC (pp 41-50; 30 minutes)


C.     Permitting for Composting Operations – Waste Compliance and Mitigation Program Staff, CIWMB (20 minutes)


D.    Report from the California Integrated Waste Management Board – Terry Brennan, Supervising IWM Specialist, Local Assistance and Market Development Division, CIWMB (10 minutes)


E.     Colusa County Solid Waste Presentation – Mike Azevedo, Director of Public Works      (20 minutes)


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


        VI.   Legislative Update (This item may be heard at any time during the meeting depending upon the availability of staff)


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 51-149)


B.     Summary Listing of All Solid Waste Related Bills (pp 151-173)


C.     RCRC Position Letters (pp 175-192 )


     VII.      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, ESJPA Consultant              (pp 193-238; 5 minutes)


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


D.    CIWMB Long-Term Postclosure Maintenance and Corrective Action Cost Estimates and Financial Assurances Demonstrations for Landfills      Larry Sweetser (pp 239-243;      5 minutes)


E.     U-Waste Update, Including Battery Recycling – Larry Sweetser (pp 245-273; 5 minutes)


F.      Sharps Program Implementation Issues – Mark Rappaport (10 minutes)


G.    ARB Diesel Retrofit Update – Mary Pitto, Program Manager (pp 275-276; 5 minutes)


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


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


J.        Grant Program Update – Kim Garrett, Program Assistant (pp 277; 5 minutes)


K.    Highlights of April/May Waste Board meetings – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


L.      Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern


  VIII.      Agenda Suggestions and Member County Presentation Volunteer for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled August 20th, 2009.


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







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