June 17, 2010 Commission Meeting Notice

June 17, 2010
1:00 P.M.
Solano County Administrative Building
Board Chambers, First Floor
675 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA
(707) 784-6662
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Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Public Comment Period (Each speaker is limited to three minutes)
    A maximum of 15 minutes is available for the public to address the Commission on any matter on which the Commission either has not held a public hearing or is not scheduled for a public hearing later in the meeting. Speakers will be heard in the order of sign-up, and each speaker is generally limited to a maximum of three minutes. It is ly recommended that public comments be submitted in writing so they can be distributed to all Commission members for review. The Commission may provide more time to each speaker and can extend the public comment period beyond the normal 15-minute maximum if the Commission believes that it is necessary to allow a reasonable opportunity to hear from all members of the public who want to testify. No Commission action can be taken on any matter raised during the public comment period other than to schedule the matter for a future agenda or refer the matter to the staff for investigation unless the matter is scheduled for action by the Commission later in the meeting.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov]
  4. Approval of Minutes of May 20, 2010 Meeting
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639 mamiel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  8. Briefing on the Suisun Marsh
    The Commission will receive a briefing on the Suisun Marsh from Steven Chappell, Executive Director of the Suisun Resource Conservation District.
    (Caitlin Sweeney) [415/352-3643  caitlins@bcdc.ca.gov]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ consistency determination for maintenance dredging of an estimated 6.5 million cubic yards of sediment from the federal channels during the three-year period from 2010 to 2012 and disposal and/or beneficial reuse of the sediment at various in-Bay disposal sites, the San Francisco deep ocean disposal site, and approved upland sites adjacent to the Bay. (Jessica Hamburger) [415/352-3660 jessicah@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Public Hearing on Appeal No. 1-05; Potrero Hills Landfill, Inc., Modifications to Marsh Development Permit No. MD-88-09 for Phase II Expansion Project [ acrodot140KB ] Exhibits [ acrodot13.4MB ] Exhibits 2 [ acrodot 8 MB ] Tables [ acrodot 1 MB ]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing on Appeal No. 1-05 of Solano County’s revisions to Marsh Development Permit No. MD-88-09 for Potrero Hills Landfill, Inc.’s Phase II landfill expansion project, located within the secondary management area of the Suisun Marsh. The proposed project would increase the landfill footprint an additional 167 acres to the east, and increase the height of the Phase I and Phase II areas 125 feet to a maximum 345 feet MSL. The project would also involve the construction of several new ancillary structures, including a new truck/container washing facility, a landfill gas-to-energy power plant, a visitor center, new power lines and changes to existing electrical transmission lines, a water pipeline and storage tanks, new sedimentation basins, changes to existing roadways, and various operational changes including changes to the processing of wastes, including operation hours, night-lighting, and bird abatement activities.  Public access and mitigation are also proposed. In December 2005, the Commission found that Appeal No. 1-05 raised a substantial issue regarding the project’s consistency with the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act, the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan, and the Solano County component of the Suisun Marsh Local Protection Program.
    (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616  mingy@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Closed Session to Discuss Possible Litigation
    The Commission may hold a closed session to discuss possible litigation concerning the Commission’s review of Appeal No. 1-05 within the secondary management area of the Suisun Marsh. The Commission is authorized to discuss pending litigation in a closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(B).
    (Tim Eichenberg) [415/352-3655  time@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report [ acrodot229 KB ]
    The Commission will consider a status report on the progress being made in meet­ing the objectives contained in the strategic plan adopted on May 20, 2010. The Commission will also determine whether any revisions in the plan are necessary and whether to take further action to achieve the plan’s goals and objectives.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653  travis@bcdc.ca.gov]
  12. New Business
  13. Old Business
  14. Adjournment

Speaker Sign-Up and Time Limits If you would like to comment on an item scheduled for a public hearing or speak during the public comment period, please fill out a "Request to Speak" form and give it to a staff member. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of three minutes during the public comment period, and the Chair may set time limits for each speaker at the beginning of a public hearing. You are encouraged to submit written comments of any length and detailed information to the staff. This material will be distributed to the Commission members. Applicants are responsible for presenting their projects at the public hearing.

Questions and Staff Reports If you have any questions concerning an item on the agenda or would like to receive a staff report related to the item, please contact the staff member whose name and direct phone number are indicated in parenthesis at the end of the agenda item.

Campaign Contributions State law requires Commissioners to disqualify themselves from voting on any matter if they have received a campaign contribution from an interested party. If you intend to speak on any hearing item, please indicate on the "Request to Speak" form or in your testimony if you have made campaign contributions in excess of $250 to any Commissioner within the last year, and if so, to which Commissioner(s) you have contributed. Other legal requirements govern contributions by applicants and other interested parties and establish criteria for Commissioner conflicts of interest. Please consult with the staff counsel if you have any questions about the rules that pertain to campaign contributions or conflicts of interest.

Access to Meetings Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please contact any staff member prior to the meeting. An interpreter for the deaf will also be made available upon request to the staff at least five days prior to the meeting.

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to (1) publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting; (2) describe specifically in that agenda the items to be transacted or discussed; and (3) refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addition to these general requirements the Bagley-Keene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.