Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, March 24, 2011    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

Discussion and possible action related to the following:


Approval of minutes from the meeting of December 16, 2011 – Wendy Otto, ESJPA Chair  (pp 1-6)


       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.      Presentation


A.     Lassen County:  Experiences with a New Franchise Agreement – Tom Valentino, Director, Lassen Regional Solid Waste Management Agency (20 minutes)


B.     Report from CalRecycle – Terry Brennan, Supervising IWM Specialist, Materials Management and Local Assistance Program, 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 Senior Legislative Advocate (20 minutes)

            Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     Complete Text of Selected Bills (pp 7-66)


B.     Summary Listing of All Solid Waste Related Bills (pp 67-80)

10:00 AM


     VII.   Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) Webinar

An Introduction to AB 2398, the new California Carpet Stewardship Law – Georgiana Sikorski, Executive Director Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) (45 minutes)

(This presentation and discussion is intended to gather preferred implementation options for rural jurisdictions to use in program development discussion with CARE.) (pp 81-104)


  VIII.      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 minutes)


C.     US EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


D.    US EPA New Guidance for CFL Cleanup – Mary Pitto, Program Manager (pp 105-114;    5 minutes)


E.     CalRecycle Corrective Action Best Management Practices – Larry Sweetser (pp 115-135; 5 minutes)


F.      Cal Recycle AB 1343 Paint Product Stewardship – Larry Sweetser  (pp 137-138; 5 minutes)


G.    CalRecycle/ARB Mandatory Commercial Recycling – Mary Pitto (pp 139-142; 5 minutes)


H.    SWRCB Waste Discharge Fee Proposal – Larry Sweetser  (5 minutes)


I.       SWRCB Industrial Storm Water Permit – Larry Sweetser (pp 143-156; 5 minutes)


J.        CA Product Stewardship Council Update – Kevin Hendricks, Product Stewardship Council (pp 157- 170; 5 minutes)


K.    Product Stewardship Institute Recommendation on the Safe Collection , Transport, and Disposal of Controlled Substances – Mary Pitto (pp 171-180; 5 minutes)


L.      Grant Program Update – Larry Sweetser (page 181-182; 5 minutes)


M.    Highlights of January/February/March CalRecycle meetings – Larry Sweetser (pp 183-198; 5 minutes)


N.    CalRecycle Used Oil/HHW Conference Highlights – Member County Participants are encouraged to share highlights of conference sessions.


O.    Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern

·         SWANA 2011 Western Regional Solid Waste Symposium (pp 199-200)

·         CWA and DTSC SB 14 Workshops (pp 201-206)

·         CalEPA CUPA Newsletters (pp 207-217)

·         CalREcycle E-waste Newsletters (pp 219-224)


12:00 PM  Lunch


1:00 PM


        IX.      Presentation

SWRCB Discussion of Proposed Industrial Storm Water Permit Regulations – Greg Gearheart, Supervisor, Storm Water Section and Leo Cosentini, Industrial permit Lead, SWRCB


           X.      Agenda Suggestions, Member County Presentation Volunteer, Workshop Topics for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled March 24, 2010.


        XI.      Articles of Interest (pp 235-259)


     XII.      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.


CalRecycle Jurisdiction Biennial Review Process – Howard Levinson, Assistant  Director, Materials Management and Local Assistance Program, and Cara Morgan, Division Chief, Local Assistance and Market Development Division, CalRecycle


The first round of jurisdiction AB 939 biennial reviews brought about many questions and concerns from our participating counties.  This session is provided to allow CalRecycle to demystify the jurisdiction review process, reduce anxiety, help you prepare for your review, and answer questions.   You are encouraged to share your thoughts/questions throughout the presentation. 



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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