12/07 Draft Minutes

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

BIODIESEL ACCESS TASK FORCE  

BIOFUELS PERMIT WORKING GROUP

DRAFT MINUTES

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010, 9:00 A.M.

 

CITY HALL, ROOM 278, ONE DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  94102  


WORK GROUP MEMBERS:  Ben Jordan (Chair), Ilana Gauss, Department of Public Health (DPH), John Curd, San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), Shannon Devine, Dan Sider, San Francisco Planning Department; Virginia St. Jean, Department of Public Health (DPH)

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.      Call to Order and Roll Call.  The Biofuels Permit Working Group convened at approximately 9:00 a.m.  Present:  Chair Jordan, Members Devine, Gauss, and St. Jean. Absent: Member Sider.

 

2.      Introduction. (Discussion).  The Work Group held a general discussion about the purpose of the meeting.

 

3.      Approval of the Biofuels Permit Working Group October 5, 2010 Draft Minutes.  (Explanatory Document:  October 5, 2010 Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action)  The October 5, 2010 Meeting Minutes were approved with corrections.

 

4.      Scope of Work Group. (Continued Discussion from the October 5, 2010 Meeting) (Discussion).  The scope of the Work Group is to help create two planning documents for prospective biodiesel and more generally biofuel projects and use as a guide.  The first document is a list of activities that require permitting actions and the second are the requirements for various scenarios and what conditions complete compliance.

 

5.      Review and Discussion of Permitting Scenarios. (Continued Discussion from the October 5, 2010 Meeting) (Explanatory Document: Biodiesel Dispensing and Storage Site Permitting Summary v4) (Discussion)

 

Two additional permitting scenarios were discussed for inclusion (1) small scale biodiesel production and (2) larger scale biodiesel production.

  

6.      Review of Planning Department Responses to Biodiesel Access Fueling Scenarios. (Continued Discussion from the October 5, 2010 Meeting) (Explanatory Document:  Planning Department Response to Fueling Scenarios) (Discussion)

 

The Work Group discussed the Planning Department Response to Fueling Scenarios.  Specifically, is there a definition of accessory uses and how does the scale of motor fueling change the intent of motor fueling activities and how does biodiesel differ from Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling or electric charging?

 

7.      Discuss Department of Public Health and Fire Department Responses to Biodiesel Access Fueling Scenarios. (Explanatory Documents:  Department of Public Health Responses to Scenarios) (Discussion)  This agenda item was not discussed at this time.  Explanatory documents are not yet available.

 

8.      Next Steps. (Discussion) The Department of Public Health is going to revise and complete the two levels of documents that would be required to generate the two types of documents as articulated in Agenda Item 4.

 

9.      Public Comments.  Members of the public may address the Working Group on items that are within the Working Group’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.   There was no public comment at this time.

 

10.  Adjournment.  The BIofuels Permit Working Group meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m. 

 

Respectfully submitted by,

 

Monica Fish, Task Force Secretary

based on notes by Working Group Member Jordan

 

**Copies of explanatory documents are available at (1) the Biodiesel Access Task Force Office, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, California between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (2) upon request to the Task Force Secretary, at telephone number 415-355-3709 or via e-mail at Monica.Fish@sfgov.org, or  (3) on the website with each agenda or meeting minutes at https://sites.google.com/a/sfenvironment.org/commission/biodiesel-access-task-force/biofuels-permit-working-group.

 

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