Meeting of the California Water Commission - August 19, 2020


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Closed Session

The Commission may hold a closed session, as authorized by Government Code §11126(e), to confer with and receive advice from its legal counsel regarding potential litigation, and as authorized by Government Code §11126(a).

4. Approval of July 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes

5. Executive Officer's Report

The Executive Officer will report on various matters addressed since the previous Commission meeting.

6. Commission Member Reports

This is an opportunity for members to disclose any meetings or conversations related to Commission business since the previous Commission meeting.

7. Public Testimony

Although no formal Commission action will be taken, the Commission offers an opportunity to the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda.

Correspondence Received:

8. Action Item: Notice of Proposed Emergency Regulations and Informational Update on the Water Storage Investment Program

Commission staff will present its progress on the program modifications directed by the Commission at its July meeting.  The Commission will consider adopting emergency regulations that will provide WSIP applicants, who did not receive early funding in 2018, an additional opportunity to apply for early funding.  If the Commission adopts the regulations, staff will complete the rulemaking requirements for an emergency regulation and submit the package to the Office of Administrative Law for approval. The draft Finding of Emergency and draft proposed emergency regulations are posted on the Commission’s website. Staff will also update the Commission on the quarterly reports submitted July 30, 2020, by the project applicants.

Correspondence Received:

9. Water Resilience Portfolio

This agenda item will include a discussion of the Governor’s final Water Resilience Portfolio and the action items related to the Commission.

Correspondence Received:

10. Hydropower License Planning and Compliance

Representatives from the Department of Water Resources Hydropower License Planning and Compliance Office will update the Commission on the progress of the State Water Project’s southern power facilities relicensing efforts.

11. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting

12. Adjourn

*The Commission may break for lunch as needed.*

Written comments regarding specific items on this agenda will be provided to the Commissioners as part of their meeting packets if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.