Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, May 26, 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:


A.     Approval of minutes from the meeting of March 24, 2011 – Wendy Otto, ESJPA Chair (pp 1-5)


B.     Adoption of Resolution Approving the Independent Auditors’ Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2010 – Karl Dolk, RCRC Chief Financial Officer (under separate cover; 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.     Disposal Reporting System, Rural Training, Okla Hensley, Integrated Waste Management Specialist CalRecycle, (pp 7-11; 20 minutes)


B.     Landfill Gas Update, Scott Walker, Branch Chief Cal Recycle, (20 minutes)


C.     Landfill Waste Discharge Fee - David Ceccarelli, Fee Branch Manager and Glen Osterhage, Fee Branch, State Water Resources Control Board  (pp 13-18; 30 minutes)


D.    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 (under separate cover pp 1-60)


B.     Summary Listing of All Solid Waste Related Bills (under separate cover pp 61-76)


C.     Position letters (under separate cover pp 77-84)


     VII.      Solid Waste/Regulatory Update

Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     AB 32 and Landfill Gas Control Measure – Larry Sweetser, ESJPA Consultant (pp 19-24; 5 minutes)


B.     CalRecycle Corrective Action Best Management Practices – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


C.     CalRecycle Active Disposal Site Gas Monitoring and Control Regulations – Larry Sweetser (pp 25-29; 5 minutes)


D.    Cal Recycle AB 1343 Paint Product Stewardship – Larry Sweetser  (pp 31-53; 5 minutes)


E.     CalRecycle AB 2398 Carpet Product Stewardship – Mary Pitto (pp 55-86; 5 minutes)


F.      CalRecycle/ARB Mandatory Commercial Recycling – Mary Pitto (pp 87-99; 5 minutes)


G.    SWRCB Industrial Storm Water Permit – Larry Sweetser (pp 101-141; 5 minutes)


H.    CDFA Proposed Regulations for Renderers, Collection Centers, Dead Animal Haulers, and Transporters of Inedible Kitchen Grease – Larry Sweetser (pp 143-154; 5 minutes)


I.       CA Product Stewardship Council Update – Kevin Hendricks, Product Stewardship Council (pp 155-163; 5 minutes)


J.        Grant Program Update – Larry Sweetser (page 165-168; 5 minutes)


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


L.      Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern

·         CalRecycle Update on California’s Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Program   (pp 169-174)

·         CalRecycle E-waste Newsletters (pp 175-178)

·         CalEPA CUPA Newsletters (pp 179-184)

·         CalRecycle WRAP Application Cycle (pp 185-186)

·         EPA Climate Forum “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Recycling and Composting” (pp 187-188)



12:00 PM  Lunch


1:00 PM


  VIII.      Presentations


A.     CA Product Stewardship Council EPR Workshop:  Exploring Solutions for Household Batteries – Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director, CA Product Stewardship Council (pp 189-199; 20 minutes)


B.     CalRecycle Organics Roadmap IV and Composting Best Management Practices Gerald Berumen, Supervising Integrated Waste Management Specialist I and Brian Larimore, Integrated Waste Management Specialist, CalRecycle (pp 201-232; 20 minutes)


        IX.      Agenda Suggestions, Member County Presentation Volunteer, Workshop Topics for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled August 25, 2011.


           X.      Articles of Interest (pp 233-253)


        XI.      Adjournment



There will not be a Technical Advisory Group Breakout 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.



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