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					                      JOINT IACC & NPS ROUNDTABLE Meeting
                   CalEPA Building, Training Rooms 1 East and West
                                      January 14, 2004
Attendees:
In Person: Al Wanger CCC; Alana Gibbs SWRCB; Amanda Bern RWQCB3; BG Tackett
    SWRCB; Barbara Washburn OEHHA; Barbara Todd DFA; Bruce Warden, RWQCB6;
    Casey Weaver, SWRCB; Connie Perkins SWRCB; Cookie Hirn, SWRCB; Dana Stokes
    CIWMB; Diane Edwards SWRCB; Diana Henrioulle-Henry RWQCB1; Diana Robles
    SWRCB; Gary Fregien DPR, Guy Chetelat RWQCB5; Holly Sheridan SWRCB; Jack
    Gregg CCC; Jeff Melby SCC; Jessie Maxfield SWRCB; John Munn CDF; John Turner
    CDFG; John Welch SWRCB; Julie Rizzardo SWRCB; Karen Bane SCC; Katherine
    Domeny SWRCB; Kathy Brunetti CDPR; Ken Coulter SWRCB; Lauma Jurkevics
    SWRCB; Laura Peters SWRCB; Lisa Sniderman BCDC, Valerie Connor, SWRCB;
    Steve Fagundes, SWRCB; Mark Fong, SWRCB; Margie Read, SWRCB; Marcaria
    Flores, RWQCB4; Martha Sutula SCCWRP; Michelle McGraw RWQCB5S; Mike
    Higgins RWQCB3; Nadim Zeywar RWQCB7; Nancy Kampas SWRCB; Pam Buford
    RWQCB5F; Paul Marshall SWRCB; Rainer Hoenicke, Resources Agency; Robert Been
    SWRCB; Robert Pontureri SWRCB; Ross Clark CCC; Ruby Pap BCDC; Shahla
    Farahnak SWRCB; Steven Rodriguez SWRCB; Tom Mays SWRCB; Trinda Bedrossian
    DOC; Vivian Matuk BCDC; Zach Rounds SWRCB; Todd Thompson, SWRCB.
Phone Attendees: Beth M. Doolittle-Norby RWQCB5R; Dale Hopkins RWQCB2; Marc
   Beyeler SCC; Michelle McGraw RWQCB5S; Talitha Sweaney RWQCB8;Tom Filler
   SWRCB.
Intro’s and Announcements
Web Tools: BMP Encyclopedia available end of January, MP Miner available summer 2004,
   will need to populate the database
Critical Coastal Areas – workshops were held up and down the coast last summer with input
     from the public. Committee is developing a state of CCA report to summarize types of
     land use, water quality issues, adopted format. Draft objectives are being developed, and
     the CCA report will be ready for additional public input in May or June.
NPS Conference – 2nd conference in November 2003. Ventura Sheraton Four Points.
   Abstracts and power point presentations to be loaded on the SWRCB web site. Will be
   released to list server.
Update on Legacy project and outcomes. Product just delivered is seamless statewide general
   plan data layer for all 50 counties. Standardizes land use classifications statewide.
   Enables Stormwater management to identify imperviousness and analyze data. First time
   there is a standardized version of this information. Will be up on digital conservation
   atlas www.legacy.ca.gov, also through www.resources.ca.gov
CWC – Strategic watershed management plan. Have developed an MOU between Resources
  and SWRCB. Watershed council came out of effort to coordinate watershed issues
  statewide. Concurrent growth of watershed groups. Two entities, CWC, as well as
  internally grown watershed coordinating committee. Four working groups have been
    established to move forward with coordinating, funding, education, etc. Can get more
    info on SWRCB website. Workgroup meetings are available on Resources Agency
    portal, web based and live. Ken will send info on portal to attendees.
NPS Implementation Policy – Sent out mid December, functional equivalent document sent
   out December 24, going to the Board February 4, 2004, comments are being received.
   Will go back to the Board in March. Identifies administrative tools to implement
   Waivers and outlines 5 key measures to implement the NPS program.
IACC Subcommittees - Now that the work on the NPS program Five Year Plan is complete,
   the full IACC (28 state agencies) will only meet on a quarterly basis. Updates from the
   issue-based subcommittees (e.g., Agriculture, Marinas, Wetlands/Hydromodification,
   Critical Coastal Areas, Urban, etc.) and presentations providing new information will be
   the primary focus of these meetings. Most of the policy development of the IACC will
   now conducted in the subcommittees. Think about which sub-committees we have,
   which we’ll need, and where you might want to participate.
Panel Session#1
NPS Effectiveness Monitoring Strategy
Presenter: Val Connor, SWRCB SWAMP Program
Power point available on SWRCB website, search SWAMP, and emailed to IACC and
   NPSRT mail list.
Please fill out questionnaire from SWAMP to help with training parameters.
Enhancing State Water Quality Monitoring to Better Address NPS Pollution in CA
Presenters: Sam Ziegler, USEPA and Margie Lopez-Read, SWRCB
Power point available on request.
Session #2:
Environmental Problem Solving Pilot
Presenter: Mike Higgins, Central Coast RWQCB
Power point Available


Session #3:
Strategies to involve Federal and Local partners in California NPS Program
Presenter: Al Wanger
Must be a collaborative effort on many levels to engage federal and local partners. At last
   meeting we asked how to do this, and it was generally agreed that it makes sense to work
   through this on a land use category. Proposed approach:
-   revisit near term objectives within existing work
-   identify appropriate federal and local partners
-   conduct outreach
-   Identify the needs of the partners, ie forest service working on road stabilization.
Individual work groups have developed some credibility. The task is to get everyone to the
    same level.
Notes on SubCommittee Activities;
Diane Edwards: Marinas Subcommittee has been meeting almost 2 years. We looked at five
    year plan and how to coordinate that, i.e. marina mapping and services identification.
    Just got an approval of a “copper summit”, a new subgroup starting. Looking at boat
    design and fueling practices. Plastics sub group will look at plastics subgroup, boating
    and waterways, CIWMB, etc., to develop a edu/outreach out of existing information.
    Have not yet developed process for federal and local outreach.
Ag Subcommittee – hot issue is irrigated lands waiver in R3. This is current focus of
    meetings as folks need to be brought up to speed. A good forum for resources available
    to implement programs. Local and federal involvement is already taking place via
    watershed group formation.


Urban Subcommittee - Urban subcommittee needs more connectivity with Board Stormwater
    groups and it will continue to coordinate with the NEMO efforts. The California NEMO
    Partnership has been developed and some outreach has already been conducted. For
    those that need to know: NEMO = Nonpoint education for Municipal Officials which
    began in the State of Connecticut. Now a 10 year old national network to help with this
    education effort- educating decision makers regarding their decisions and water quality.
    Watershed and resource based approach that is protective of resources. California
    NEMO is a fledgling effort with no funding, but are pushing forward anyway.
Session #4:
Habitat Value of Constructed and Natural Wetlands Used to Treat Urban Runoff
Moderator: Ross Clark, CCC
Presenters: Karen Bane, SCC and Martha Sutula, SCCRP
Power point Available at Southern CA Wetland Recover website
This presentation was part of an effort to reinvigorate the Wetlands subcommittee and merge
    with the Hydromodification subcommittee.
Session #5:
Consolidated NPS/Watershed Grant Process
Presenter: Shahla Farahnak, SWRCB DFA
Eight programs to administer $138M in funds.
The process was relatively successful given the short time frame and complexity of issues.
    DFA is working on improving the process for the next round.

				
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