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Agenda November 2007

California Regional Water Quality Control Board
San Francisco Bay Region
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, California 94612
Phone (510) 622-2300 FAX (510) 622-2460


November 1, 2007
Approximate Time1 9:00 a.m.

1. Roll Call and Introductions

2. Public Forum
Any person may address the Water Board regarding a matter within the Board's jurisdiction that is not related to an item on this Meeting agenda. Comments will generally be limited to three minutes, unless otherwise directed by the Chair. Comments regarding matters that are scheduled for a future Meeting will generally be prohibited. The public is encouraged to visit the Board's website or contact Board staff to determine whether a matter has been scheduled for a future Meeting.

3. Minutes of the September 12, 2007 Board Meeting

4. Chairman's, Board Members', and Executive Officer's Reports

5. Consideration of Uncontested Items Calendar

*A. Chevron Products Company, Equilon Enterprises, LLC, Oakland Fuel Facilities Corporation, PS Trading, Inc., Shell Oil Company, Swissport Fueling, Inc., SFPP, L.P., an operating partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P., and Port of Oakland, for the property located at 1 Edward White Way, also known as the South Field Tank Farm, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, Alameda County - Adoption of Revised Site Cleanup Requirements [Max Shahbazian 622-4824]

Staff Summary Report

*B. Leaking Underground Fuel Tank Cleanup Program - Status Report [Chuck Headlee 622-2433]

Staff Summary Report
UST Workplan Progress Summary (ppt)

6. City of Burlingame, Wastewater Treatment Plant, San Mateo County - Hearing to Consider Mandatory Minimum Penalty for Discharge in Violation of Effluent Limitations [Christine Boschen 622-2346]

Adopted Complaint No. R2-2007-0050
Staff Summary Report
Mandatory Minimum Penalty
Signed Waiver

7A. City of San Mateo, Wastewater Treatment Plant, San Mateo County - Reissuance of NPDES Permit [John Madigan 622-2405]

Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0075
Notice of Exemption
Staff Summary Report, Tentative Order and attachments

7B. City of San Mateo, Wastewater Treatment Plant, San Mateo County - Adoption of Cease and Desist Order for Discharge in Violation of NPDES Permit [John Madigan 622-2405]

Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0076
Staff Summary Report, Tentative Cease and Desist Order, and attachments

8. Watershed Permit for Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Discharges of Mercury to San Francisco Bay - Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, Napa County, Sonoma County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County - Issuance of New NPDES Permit [Lila Tang 622-2425]

Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0077
Staff Summary Report
Revised Tentative Order
App D - Response to Comments on March 2007 Draft
App E - Response to Comments on August 2007 Draft
Municipal (POTW) Mercury Data, 2000-2003
Petroleum Refinery Mercury Data, 2000-2003
Comments Received in September 2007 from:
Bay Area Clean Water Agencies
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
Western States Petroleum Association
San Francisco Baykeeper
Comments Received in April 2007 from:
Annotated Comments Received April 2007

9. Judy Borello and Borello Sewage Treatment Facility, Point Reyes Station, Marin County - Adoption of Revised Waste Discharge Requirements [John West 622-2438]

Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0078
Staff Summary Report
Self-monitoring program
Responses to Comments

10. 2007 National U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Recognition Award - Presentation of Proclamation in Recognition of City of Oakland's Stormwater Management Excellence Award [Janet O'Hara 622-5681]

Staff Summary Report

11. Greening the Bay: Financing Wetland Restoration in San Francisco Bay - Information Item on Report by Save The Bay

Staff Summary Report

12. Correspondence

13.Closed Session - Personnel
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. The Board may meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters. [Authority: Government Code Section 11126(a)].

14. Closed Session - Litigation
The Board may meet in closed session to discuss litigation, including significant exposure to litigation and whether to initiate litigation [Authority: Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(B)(i) and 11126(e)(2)(C)(i)].

15. Closed Session - Deliberation
The Board may meet in closed session to consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and deliberate on a decision to be reached based on that evidence [Authority: Government Code Section 11126(c)(3)].

16. Adjournment to the next Board meeting - December 12, 2007

[1] The “approximate time” indicated is an estimate of the time when the agenda item is expected to be considered by the Board. The Board will follow these times as closely as possible. However, the estimates are provided for convenience and are not legally binding on the Board.


Agenda Annotations - *Uncontested item, expected to be routine and non-controversial. Recommended action will be taken at the beginning of the meeting without discussion. Any interested party, Board member or the Executive Officer may request that an item be removed from the Uncontested Items Calendar, and it will be taken up in the order indicated by the agenda.

Availability of Agenda Items - Staff reports and tentative orders or resolutions are available one week before the meeting at www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/. Copies of agenda items may be obtained at the Board's office after 9 a.m. on the Thursday preceding the Board meeting from the staff member indicated on the agenda.

Conduct of Board Meetings - Items may not be considered in numerical order. Board meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals who require special accommodations should contact the Executive Assistant at least 5 working days before the meeting. TTY users may contact the California Relay Service at 1-800-735-2929 or voice line at 1-800-735-2922.

Materials presented to the Water Board as part of testimony that is to be made part of the record must be left with the Board. These include photographs, slides, charts, diagrams, etc. Anyone intending to make a presentation using slides, overheads, computer graphics, or other media should coordinate with the staff member for the agenda item in advance of the meeting.

Some Board members may attend a meeting by teleconference. At any time during the regular session, the Board may adjourn to a closed session to consider litigation, personnel matters, or to deliberate on a decision to be reached based on evidence introduced in a hearing. [Government Code section 11126(a), (d) and (q)] Administrative Civil Liabilities and Mandatory Minimum Penalties - A discharger may waive the right to a hearing on an agenda item for an ACL or MMP. If there is a waiver, no hearing will be held unless new, substantial information is made available that was not considered during the public comment period.

Petition of Water Board Actions - Any person adversely affected by a Water Board action may petition the State Water Resources Control Board for review of that action. Pursuant to section 2050© of Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations, such a petition of the Water Board's action on an agenda item shall be limited to those substantive issues or objections that were raised before the Water Board at the Board meeting or in timely submitted written correspondence delivered to the Water Board. A petition must be received by the State Board within 30 days of the Water Board meeting at which action was taken. Copies of the law and regulations applicable to filing petitions for review will be provided upon request. See Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 2050 - 2068.

Contributions to Board Members - All persons who actively support or oppose the adoption of waste discharge requirements or an NPDES permit before the Water Board must submit a statement to the Board disclosing any contribution of $250 or more to be used in a State, federal, or local election, made by the action supporter or opponent or his or her agent, to any Board member within the past 12 months.

All permit applicants and all persons who actively support or oppose adoption of waste discharge requirements or an NPDES permit pending before the Water Board are prohibited from making a contribution of $250 or more to any Board member for 3 months following a Board decision on a permit application.

Water Quality Certification - To obtain information regarding pending Section 401 Certification applications, call 622-2300.

Water Board Members
City of Residence
Appointment Category
John Muller, Chair
Half Moon Bay
Irrigated Agriculture
Mary C. Warren, Vice Chair
County Government
Shalom Eliahu
Water Supply
William E. Peacock
Redwood City
Undesignated (Public)
Clifford Waldeck
Mill Valley
Municipal Government
Terry F. Young
Recreation, Fish or Wildlife
Water Quality
Water Quality
Industrial Water Use

Water Board Staff
Executive Officer
Assistant Executive Officers
Counsel to the Board
Bruce H. Wolfe
Thomas Mumley
Dorothy Dickey
Dyan Whyte
Yuri Won
Executive Assistant
Management Services Division
Communications Coordinator
Mary E. Tryon
Anna Torres, Chief
Sandia Potter
North Bay Watershed Management Division
South Bay Watershed Management Division
Groundwater Protection/Waste Containment Division
Wilfried Bruhns, Chief
Shin-Roei Lee, Chief
Curtis T. Scott, Chief
Susan Gladstone, Section Leader
Dale C. Bowyer, Section Leader
Terry Seward, Section Leader
William Hurley, Section Leader
Keith Lichten, Section Leader
John E. Kaiser, Section Leader
Marcia Brockbank, Project Manager
Gina Kathuria, Section Leader
Permits Division
Toxics Cleanup Division
Planning and TMDL Division
Lila Tang, Chief
Stephen Hill, Chief
Vacancy, Chief
Bill Johnson, Section Leader
John D. Wolfenden, Section Leader
Naomi Feger, Section Leader
Robert Schlipf, Acting Section Leader
Anders G. Lundgren, Section Leader
Jim Ponton, Acting Section Leader
Christine Boschen, Section Leader
Chuck Headlee, Section Leader
Mary Rose Cassa, Section Leader

The primary responsibility of the Water Board is to protect and enhance the quality of regional surface water and groundwater for beneficial uses. This duty is carried out by formulating, adopting, and implementing water quality plans for specific water bodies, by prescribing and enforcing requirements on waste dischargers, and by requiring cleanup of water contamination and pollution. Specific responsibilities and procedures of the Board are outlined in the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. Meetings of the Water Board normally are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the Elihu M. Harris State Office Building, First Floor Auditorium, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland. They are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the meetings is to provide the Board with an opportunity to receive testimony and information from concerned and affected parties and to make decisions after considering the evidence presented. A public forum is held at the beginning of each general meeting where persons may speak on matters within the Board's jurisdiction that are not specific agenda items. The Board welcomes information on pertinent problems, but comments at the meeting should be brief and directed to specifics of the case to enable the Board to take appropriate action. Written testimony must be received prior to the Board meeting by the date indicated by staff. Verbal comments made at the Board meeting should only summarize the written material. Tape recordings are made of each Board meeting and these tapes are retained in the Board's office for two years. Anyone desiring copies of these tapes may, at their own expense, arrange to have duplicate tapes made by contacting the Executive Assistant at (510) 622-2399. A copy of the written transcript may be obtained by calling House of Scribes at (209) 478-8017.

San Francisco Bay Region

Summary of Board Actions Taken at the Regular Meeting

September 12, 2007

Enforcement Action Administrative Civil Liabilities Complaint No. R2-2007-0052 Administrative Civil Liability for Mr. John Travis, 162 San Lazaro Avenue, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County in the amount of $20,000 Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0066 Administrative Civil Liability for Mr. Donald Medeiros, 154 San Lazaro Avenue, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County in the amount of $20,000 Mandatory Minimum Penalty Complaint No. R2-2007-0036 Mandatory Minimum Penalty for City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, Water Quality Control Plant, San Mateo County in the amount of $12,000 NPDES Permit Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0065 Termination of NPDES Permit for General Chemical West, LLC, General Chemical Pittsburg Plant, Pittsburg, Contra Costa County Site Cleanup Requirements Adopted Order No. R2-2007-0067 Adoption of Site Cleanup Requirements for Port of Richmond, Vopak North America, Inc., and United Molasses Company for Port of Richmond Terminal 4, Richmond, Contra Costa County Planning Public Hearing Held Held Public Hearing to Receive Testimony on Proposed Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) to Establish a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Implementation Plan for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in San Francisco Bay Other Award Presentations Presented 2007 Dr. Teng-chung Wu Pollution Prevention Awards to the Bay Area Pollution Prevention Group and the East Bay Municipal Utility District with Honorable Mention to San Mateo County

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