Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, March 25, 2010    9:00 a.m. – 2:00 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.     Election of the 2010 ESJPA Chair and Vice Chair – Jim McHargue, TAG Chair (5 minutes)


B.     Approval of minutes from the meeting of December 17, 2009 – ESJPA Chair  (pp 1-8)


C.     Adoption of a Resolution for Authorization to Submit a Used Oil Payment Program (OPP) application – ESJPA Chair (pp 9-11; 5 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.     CalRecycle Transition Update –  Margo Reid Brown, Acting Director, Chief Deputy Director, Cal Recycle (pp 13-14; 30 minutes) 


B.     Solid Waste Landfill Gas Requirements – Air Resources Board and EPA  - Pat Sullivan, SCS Engineers (pp 15-28; 20 minutes)


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


        VI.   Legislative Update (This item may be heard at any time during the meeting depending upon the availability of staff) - Paul Smith, RCRC Director of Legislative Affairs (20 minutes)

            Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     Complete Text of Selected Bills (pp 29-84)


B.     Summary Listing of All Solid Waste Related Bills (pp 85-95)


C.     RCRC Position Letters (pp 97-103)


     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 105-110; 5 minute)


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


D.    Federal EPA Green House Gas Emissions Proposed Regulations – Larry Sweetser               (5 minutes)


E.     The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and CalRecycle Collection, Handling, and Disposal of Animal Tissue – Larry Sweetser (pp 111-115; 5 minutes)


F.      ARB Diesel Retrofit Update – Mary Pitto, Program Manager (pp 117-124; 5 minutes)


G.    CA Product Stewardship Council Update – Kevin Hendricks, Product Stewardship Council (5 minutes)


H.    Grant Program Update – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


I.       Highlights of January/February/March CalRecycle meetings – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


J.        Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern

·         Ordinances addressing out-of-county hauling (pp 125-142)

·         SWANA Achieving Greater Waste Diversion in CA (pp 143-147)

·         Waste Discharge fees (pp 149-175)


1:00 PM


  VIII.      Presentations


A.     Used Oil Payment Program Update – Calvin Young, Supervisor, Sustainability Program, California Integrated Waste Management Board (CalRecycle) (pp 177-178; 20 minutes)


B.     Tehama Solid Waste Presentation – Kristina Miller, Solid Waste Manager (15 minutes)


        IX.      Agenda Suggestions, Member County Presentation Volunteer, Workshop Topics for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled May 20, 2010.


           X.      Articles of Interest (pp 179-213)


        XI.      Adjournment



2:00 PM


Technical Advisory Group Breakout Sessions.


CalRecycle Grant Managers have been invited to meet their ESJPA member contacts and discuss any grant related issues.  This session will be conducted as break out group sessions.  You are invited to stay for this session.




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.