Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, October 21, 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 August 19, 2010– ESJPA Chair  (pp 1-8)


B.     Review and approval of the 2011 Meeting Schedule – Mary Pitto (5 minutes; pp 9-10)


       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 Gas Recovery in California, Alan Janechek, P.E., Janechek & Associates            (30 minutes)


B.     Report from CalRecycle – Terry Brennan, Supervising IWM Specialist, Materials Management and Local Assistance Program, CalRecycle (10 minutes)


C.     Implementing AB 1343: The New Statewide Paint Stewardship Program, Sande George, Stefan/George Associates and Cynthia Dunn, IWM Specialist, Materials Management and Local Assistance Program, CalRecycle (45 minutes) 


        VI.   Legislative Update Mary Pitto, Program Manager (10 minutes)

            Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     Complete Text of Selected Bills (pp 11-41)


B.     Summary Listing of All Solid Waste Related Bills (pp 43-47)


C.     RCRC Position Letters (pp 49-58)


     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.     US EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program – Larry Sweetser (pp 59-68; 5 minutes)


D.    CA Dept of Food and Agriculture Solid Waste Handling of Animal Byproducts – Larry Sweetser (pp 69-76; 5 minutes)


E.     CalRecycle Closure, Post-Closure Maintenance, Financial Assurance Fee – Larry Sweetser (pp 77-104; 5 minutes)


F.      CalRecycle Corrective Action Best Management Practices – Larry Sweetser (pp 105-145;   5 minutes)


G.    SWRCB Waste Discharge Fee Proposal – Mary Pitto, ESJPA Program Manager           (pp 147-173; 5 minutes)


H.    CalRecycle Mandatory Commercial Recycling – Mary Pitto (pp 175-226; 5 minutes)


I.       ARB Diesel Retrofit Update – Mary Pitto (pp 227-228; 5 minutes)


J.        CA Product Stewardship Council Update – Kevin Hendricks, Product Stewardship Council (pp 229-241; 5 minutes)


K.    Grant Program Update – Larry Sweetser (pp 243-244; 5 minutes)


L.      Highlights of September/October CalRecycle meetings – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


M.    Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern (pp 245-257)


·         CARE plans webinar on CA carpet law October 22

·         KAB to sponsor America Recycles Day November 15

·         Q&A from Mercury Thermostat Recovery Regulation

·         SWIG 5/17/10 Comments on Draft Regulatory Guidance Document for Proactive Monitoring


1:00 PM


  VIII.      Presentation


Sierra County Solid Waste Presentation – Craig Morgan, Principal and Professional Civil Engineer, Avalex, Inc., Consultant to Sierra County (20 minutes)


        IX.      Agenda Suggestions, Member County Presentation Volunteer, Workshop Topics for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled December 16, 2010.


           X.      Articles of Interest (pp 259-278)


        XI.      Adjournment




1:30 PM  Technical Advisory Group Breakout Session


This afternoon session will be conducted as an informal informational session.  You are invited to stay for this session.


Solid Waste Fee Survey.  Larry Sweetser will provide a work session on the solid waste fee survey.  All are encouraged to attend in order to provide consistent and comparable data.




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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