M I N U T E SMONTEREY PENINSULA WATER AUTHORITY (MPRWA)TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)Regular Meeting2:00 PM, Monday, June 3, 2013COUNCIL CHAMBER580 PACIFIC STREETMONTEREY, CALIFORNIAMembers Present:
Huss, Israel, Riedl, Burnett,
Narigi, Stoldt, Riley,
Legal Counsel, Executive Director, Clerk
CALL TO ORDERROLL CALLPLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEREPORTS FROM TAC MEMBERS
Chair Burnett invited reports from TAC members and staff. Member Huss reported that he hadan opportunity to tour the Orange County Waste Water Production Facility and was veryimpressed. He believes it to be part of the solution to water shortages throughout California.Member Israel indicated the Notice to Proceed (NOP) for the Environmental Impact Report hasbeen released for the Groundwater Replenishment project (GWR). A scoping session toreceive comments on the NOP will take place June 18th, 2013 at the Oldemeyer Center from6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Written comments will also be accepted.Chair Burnett reported about a modification to the schedule for the release of the EnvironmentlaImpact Report (EIR) for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP). JudgeWeatherford released a revised schedule for the MPWSP EIR in order to provide more time fordevelopment of hydrogeological evaluations for inclusion. Chair Burnett indicated that having astrong EIR will benefit both the GWR and the MPWSP. Also, to understand how this impactsthe timing of the project he will request Cal Am to present a revised schedule. He then reportedthat settlement discussions are ongoing and the final settlement agreement is due by June 14,2013. June 12, 2013 the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will host a workshop on GWR inSan Francisco and will be open to the public. The GWR component of the settlementagreement is due by June 28th, 2013. Chair Burnett next reported that staff from the StateWater Resources Control Board will be in Monterey On June 4, 2013, at which the Authority willmake a presentation about our progress, and the level of local consensus for the proposedsolutions and will not raise the issue of an extension at this time.Finally, Chair Burnett welcomed the new Executive Director Jim Cullem to the Authority, takingthe place of Bill Reichmuth. Mr. Cullem responded that he appreciated the opportunity to serveand collectively get a solution to the water issue.