Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, August 19, 2010    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 May 20, 2010– ESJPA Vice Chair  (pp 1-6)


B.     Adoption of Resolution Approving the Independent Auditors’ Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2009 – 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.     CalRecycle Landfill Non-Water Quality Corrective Action Best Management Practices – Watson Gin, CalRecycle (pp 31-56; 30 minutes)


B.     Green Building Code Construction Debris Diversion – Enrique Rodriquez, Associate Construction Analyst, CA Building Standards Commission (30 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 57-110)


B.     Summary Listing of All Solid Waste Related Bills (pp 111-125)


C.     RCRC Position Letters (pp 127-)


     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, RCRC Regulatory Affairs Advocate (5 minutes)


B.     AB 32 and Landfill Gas Control Measure – Larry Sweetser, ESJPA Consultant              (5 minute)


C.     CA Dept of Food and Agriculture Solid Waste Handling of Animal ByproductsLarry Sweetser (pp 137-143; 5 minutes)


D.    CalRecycle Mandatory Commercial RecyclingMary Pitto, ESJPA Program Manager

(pp 145-154; 5 minutes)


E.     SWRCB Waste Discharge Fee ProposalMary Pitto (page 155; 5 minutes)


F.      ARB Diesel Retrofit UpdateMary Pitto (page 157; 5 minutes)


G.    CA Product Stewardship Council UpdateKevin Hendricks, Product Stewardship Council (pp 159-176; 5 minutes)


H.    Grant Program UpdateLarry Sweetser (page 177; 5 minutes)


I.       Highlights of June/July/August CalRecycle meetingsLarry Sweetser (5 minutes)


·         Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Fees (pp 179-190)

·         Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) Demonstration Project Guidance (pp 191-197)


J.        Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern


·         Home Generated Pharmaceutical programs in CA (pp 199-210)

·         Beverage Container Recycling Program State Audit (page 211)

·         Upcoming Training/Conferences (pp 213-216)



1:00 PM


  VIII.      Presentations


Siskiyou Solid Waste Presentation – Scott Dunn, General Services Supervisor, and Shannon Cash,  Recycling/Grant Coordinator, Siskiyou County (20 minutes)




        IX.      Agenda Suggestions, Member County Presentation Volunteer, Workshop Topics for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled October 21, 2010.


           X.      Articles of Interest (pp 217-236)


        XI.      Adjournment




1:30 PM  Technical Advisory Group Breakout Session


This session will be conducted as an informal informational session.  The following speakers will give brief presentations regarding alternative solid waste financing and be available for follow up questions and discussions.  You are invited to stay for this session.


Bob Hilton, HF&H

Rick Hutchinson, R3 Consulting Group

Tony Cone, Westhoff, Cone, and Holmstedt




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.