Acta 320

Grupo Base Binacional

Reunión 02

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Minute 320

Binational core group

Meeting 02

Public Session

Binational Core Group, Minute 320

Via teleconference

October 27, of 2020 – 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM Pacific Time

AGENDA:

  1. Opening (5 min)
    1. Self-presentation of the members of the BCG
    2. Welcome messages from the Commissioners
  2. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS OF RECENT ACTIONS (45 min)
    1. Binational Study of the water quality of the Tijuana River by the Commission
    2. Presentation of garbage collectors by Wildcoast
    3. Sediment Basin Feasibility Study by IBWC
  3. PUBLIC DIALOGUE (45 min)
    1. Presentations and public participations preregistered online
  4. CLOSING COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS (5 min)
  5. ADJOURN

WORKING SESSION

Binational Core Group, Minute 320

Via teleconference

October 27, 2020 – 12:00 PM to 2:15 PM Pacific Time

AGENDA:

  1. OPENING BY THE COMMISSIONERS (10 min)
    1. Welcome to Representatives
    2. Approval of the Agenda
    3. Approval of the Minutes for the previous Public and Working sessions.
  2. FOLLOW-UP POINTS AND TOPICS FOR APPROVAL (15 min)
    1. Formalization and welcome to new members of the BCG
    2. Designation of the WGs
  3. STATE OF THE BASIN (40 min)
    1. Summary of Public Comments at Public Session
    2. Commentary by the WGs Coordinators
      • Water quality
      • Solid waste
      • Sediment
  4. INITIATIVES AND THEMES TO DISCUSS (50 min)
    1. Notification Protocol, presentation by the U.S. IBWC on current status and proposal
    2. System for Management of Reclaimed Water for Groundwater Infiltration (SAASPI)- Rigoberto Laborín, Mexican Coordinator of the Water Quality WG and Technical Undersecretary for SEPROA, BC
    3. Discussion of California State SB 1301: Tijuana River Valley Watershed Action Plan. – Presentation by California State Senator Ben Hueso (invited)
    4. Presentation by EPA on the use of the US$300 million awarded by Congress as part of the USMCA, Tomas Torres, EPA Region 9.
  5. SUMMARY OF AGREEMENTS AND NEXT SESSION (10 MIN)
    1. Reading of agreements
    2. Additional Working Session, BCG – December 2020
    3. Schedule of meetings for 2021
  6. END OF THE SESSION (5 MIN)
    1. Final messages from the Commissioners
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