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File #: 18-1763    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/1/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/20/2018 Final action: 11/20/2018
Title: Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board: 1) Receive a presentation on the County’s Implementation Plans to comply with the State of California Trash Policy; 2) Endorse staff’s recommended Track 2 strategy to demonstrate full trash capture equivalency for both the West Slope and the Lake Tahoe Basin to comply with the Trash Policy; and 3) Direct staff to send the required submittals to the State Water Resources Control Board and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board by December 1, 2018. (Est. Time: 30 Min.) FUNDING: Garbage Franchise Fees, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - General Fund and Road Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Staff Report, 2. B - EDC Draft Track 2 Imp. Plan Final, 3. B - Revised EDC Draft Track 2 Imp. Plan Final, 4. C - Trash Imp Plan Board Presentation_Final, 5. D - Tahoe Basin Trash Implementation Plan
Related files: 15-0211
Title
Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board:
1) Receive a presentation on the County’s Implementation Plans to comply with the State of California Trash Policy;
2) Endorse staff’s recommended Track 2 strategy to demonstrate full trash capture equivalency for both the West Slope and the Lake Tahoe Basin to comply with the Trash Policy; and
3) Direct staff to send the required submittals to the State Water Resources Control Board and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board by December 1, 2018. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)

FUNDING: Garbage Franchise Fees, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - General Fund and Road Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted an Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California to Control Trash and Part 1 Trash Provisions of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California. Together they were collectively termed as the “Trash Amendments” - and are now called the Trash Policy. The Trash Policy will eventually be incorporated into all National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting programs including but not limited to Phase I and Phase II Municipal Permits, Construction General Permits (CGP), and Industrial General Permits (IGP).

On June 1, 2017 the SWRCB sent the County a 13383 Order for the West Slope and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) sent the County a 13383 Order for the Lake Tahoe Basin requiring us to select compliance Track 1 or Track 2 by September 1, 2017.

The time schedule for achieving full compliance with the Trash Policy is ten years following the effective date of the first implementing NPDES permit or fifteen years after the effective date of the Trash Policy adoption - which is approximately December 2030. The Trash Policy seeks completion of interim milestones (i.e. average trash...

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