Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority

Board of Directors’ & Technical Advisory Meeting



1215 K Street, Suite 1650 Conference Room

  Sacramento, CA 


Thursday, December 8, 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 Minutes from the Meeting of October 20, 2011 – Supervisor Otto, ESJPA Chair (pp 1-5)


B.     Review and approval of the 2012 Budget – Karl Dolk, RCRC Chief Financial Officer  (pp 7-9; 10 minutes)


            C.     Review and approval of the 2012 Contract Services Agreement between ESJPA and RCRCMary Pitto, ESJPA Program Manager (pp 11-20; 5 minutes)


            D.    Election of the 2012 TAG Chair and Vice Chair – Wendy Otto, Chair


       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 21


A.     Status of the Beverage Container Recycling Program – Jason Marshall, Deputy Director, Audits and Data Analysis, CalRecycle  (pp 21-22; 30 minutes)


B.     Update on AB 1343, the Paint Product Stewardship Implementation -  Mike O’Donnell, PaintCare (90 minutes)


C.     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)  Discussion and possible action related to Potential Returning and New Legislation  - Paul Smith, RCRC Senior Legislative Advocate  (pp 23-26; 20 minutes)


     VII.      Solid Waste/Regulatory Update                                                                 Page 27

Discussion and possible action related to the following:


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


           B.     CalRecycle

           ·        Mandatory Commercial Recycling – Mary Pitto (pp 27-34; 5 minutes)

           ·        CalRecycle AB 2398 Carpet Product Stewardship – Mary Pitto (pp 35-64; 5 minutes)

           ·        Cal Recycle AB 1343 Paint Product Stewardship – Mary Pitto (pp 65-94; 1 minute)


          C.      DTSC Safer Consumer Products –Larry Sweetser (pp 95-110; 5 minutes)


          D.    SWRCB

          ·        Industrial Storm Water Permit – Larry Sweetser (5 minutes)

          ·        Compost Waste Discharge Requirement – Sweetser (pp 111-114; 5 minutes)

          ·         Landfill Waste Discharge Requirement Fee – Larry Sweetser  (pp 115-120; 5 minutes)

          ·         Tentative General WDRs for Closed Waste Management Units and Burn Dumps – Larry Sweetser (pp 121-140; 5 minutes)


          E.     CA Product Stewardship Council Update – Kevin Hendricks, Product Stewardship Council (pp 141-152; 5 minutes)


          F.      Grant Program Update – Larry Sweetser (pp 153-154; 5 minutes)


          G.    Highlights of November and December CalRecycle meetings – Larry Sweetser             (pp 155-160; 5 minutes)


          H.    Other Regulatory Issues of Interest or Concern

          ·       CalMAX Notice (page 161)

          ·       FDA Launches Website on Safe Disposal of Used Needles and Other “Sharps”     (pp 163-166)

          ·       Cal EPA CUPA Newsletters (none)

          ·       DTSC E-Waste Updates (pp 167-174)


  VIII.      Agenda Suggestions, Member County Presentation Volunteer, Workshop Topics for Next ESJPA Board Meeting Scheduled Thursday, March 15, 2012.    


        IX.      Articles of Interest (pp 175-186)


           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 of Statewide Green Business Program – Matt McCarron, California Green Business Coordinator, Department of Toxic Substances Control (pp 187-218; 30 minutes)


B.     American Society of Civil Engineers, California Infrastructure Report Card input – Larry Sweetser (pp 219-238)



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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