Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, October 20, 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                                                                                          Page 1

Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     Approval of Minutesfrom the Meeting of August 25, 2011 – Supervisor Otto, ESJPA Chair (pp 1-6)


B.     Review and approval of the 2012 Meeting Schedule – Mary Pitto (pp 7-8; 5 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                                                                                                             Page 9


A.     Update on AB 2398, the California Carpet Stewardship Law, Rural Counties Carpet Recycling Pilot Project  - Kathy Frevert, Senior Integrated Waste Management (IWM) Specialist, CalRecycle (pp 9-33; 30 minutes)


B.     Update on AB 1343, the Paint Product Stewardship Law -  Cynthia Dunn, IWM Specialist, and Emily Wang, IWM Specialist , CalRecycle (pp 35-57; 30 minutes)


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


D.    El Dorado County:  Solid Waste Management Plan to Achieve 75% Diversion by 2020   – Todd Neugebauer, Analyst II, El Dorado Environmental Management Department (pp 59-72; 20 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 1-84)


B.     Summary Listing of All Solid Waste Related Bills (supplemental packet  pp 85-99)


C.     Position letters (supplemental packet  pp 101-108)


     VII.      Solid Waste/Regulatory Update                                                                 Page 73

Discussion and possible action related to the following:


A.     CalRecycle/ARB Mandatory Commercial Recycling – Mary Pitto (pp 73-86; 5 minutes)


B.     SWRCB Industrial Storm Water Permit – Larry Sweetser (pp 87-108; 5 minutes)


C.     SWRCB Landfill Waste Discharge Requirement Fee – Larry Sweetser  (pp 117-139;         5 minutes)


D.    CDFA Proposed Regulations for Renderers, Collection Centers, Dead Animal Haulers, and Transporters of Inedible Kitchen Grease – Larry Sweetser (pp 141-143; 5 minutes)


E.     CA Product Stewardship Council Update – Kevin Hendricks, Product Stewardship Council (pp 145-149; 5 minutes)


F.      Grant Program Update – Larry Sweetser (pp 151-152; 5 minutes)


G.    Highlights of September/October CalRecycle meetings – Larry Sweetser (pp 153-166;     5 minutes)


H.    Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern

·         EPR Workshop on Mercury Containing Lamps (pp 167-168)

·         Cal EPA CUPA Newsletters (pp 169-170)

·         DTSC E-Waste Updates (pp 171-174)


  VIII.      Agenda Suggestions, Member County Presentation Volunteer,                        Page 175

Workshop Topics for Next ESJPA Board Meeting

Scheduled December 8, 2011.


        IX.      Articles of Interest (pp 175-202)


           X.      Adjournment


12:00 PM Lunch




1:00 PM

Technical Advisory Group Breakout Session


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


A.     Discussion on Closed Landfill Issues - Neal Bolton, P.E., Owner, Blue Ridge Services, Inc. (1 hour)


B.     Draft Concepts for a Statewide Order for Composting Facilities – Roger Mitchell, P.G., Engineering Geologist, and Lisa Babcock, Supervisor, Groundwater Protection Section, State Water Resources Control Board (pp 205-250; 1 hour)



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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