Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, August 25, 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 May 26, 2011 – Supervisor Williams, ESJPA Vice       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.      Presentations


A.     Mercury Thermostat Regulations - Edward Benelli, Pollution Prevention and Technology Development, Department of Toxic Substance Control (pp 7-12; 20 minutes)


B.     Emergency Debris Waste Management Plans - Ken Stuart, Contract Personnel, Compliance and Enforcement Division, Engineering Support Branch, CalRecycle –        (20 minutes)


C.     Del Norte County:  Dealing with the Aftermath of the Tsunami – Kevin Hendrick, Director, Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority (20 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 (supplemental packet pp 1-66)


B.     Summary Listing of All Solid Waste Related Bills (supplemental packet  pp 67-82)


C.     Position letters (supplemental packet pp 83-92)


     VII.      Solid Waste/Regulatory Update

Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     ARB AB 32 and Landfill Gas Control Measure – Larry Sweetser, ESJPA Consultant   (pp 13-16; 5 minutes)


B.     Cal Recycle AB 1343 Paint Product Stewardship – Mary Pitto (pp 17-29; 5 minutes)


C.     CalRecycle AB 2398 Carpet Product Stewardship – Mary Pitto (pp 17-29; 5 minutes)


D.    CalRecycle/ARB Mandatory Commercial Recycling – Mary Pitto (pp 31-42; 5 minutes)


E.     SWRCB Industrial Storm Water Permit – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


F.      SWRCB Landfill Waste Discharge Requirement Fee – Larry Sweetser  (pp 43-55;             5 minutes)


G.    CDFA Proposed Regulations for Renderers, Collection Centers, Dead Animal Haulers, and Transporters of Inedible Kitchen Grease – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)


H.    CA Green Building Code Construction Debris Diversion – Mary Pitto (pp 57-86;            5 minutes)


I.       CA Product Stewardship Council Update – Kevin Hendricks, Product Stewardship Council (pp 87-101; 5 minutes)


J.        Grant Program Update – Larry Sweetser (pp 103-110; 5 minutes)


K.    Highlights of June/July/August CalRecycle meetings – Larry Sweetser (pp 111-121; 5 minutes)


L.      Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern

·         USDOJ National Take Back Initiative October 29, 2011 (page 123)

·         Cal EPA CUPA Newsletters (pp125-132)

·         SWRCB Annual Enforcement Report excerpt  (pp 133-146)


  VIII.      Agenda Suggestions, Member County Presentation Volunteer, Workshop Topics for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled October 20, 2011.


        IX.      Articles of Interest (pp 147-204)


           X.      Adjournment


12:00 PM  Lunch



1:00 PM

Technical Advisory Group Breakout Session


This session will be conducted as an informal training session.  The following speaker will give a presentation regarding solid waste contracts/franchises and be available for follow up questions and discussions.  You are invited to stay for this session.


Constance Hornig, Attorney

Law Offices

1415 S. Victoria Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90019

phone: 323 934 4601

fax: 323 657 5381 or 323 934 3742



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.