Public Notice and Agenda: Meeting #4
Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group

Virtual Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2020
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Details:

 Location: Public Meeting Live Webcasts
Submit public comments to
Comments will be read aloud during the meeting.

Meeting Materials: Please visit the Advisory Group webpage. 


  1. Call to Order, Roll Call, and Establishment of Quorum
    Caroline Godkin, Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Emergency Response, CalEPA
  2. Review and Potential Approval of Draft Minutes from May 27 Meeting
    Mohammed Omer, Engineer, Department of Toxic Substances Control
  3. Interim Updates
    Mohammed Omer, DTSC
  4. Presentation on Fair Political Practices Commission Exemption from Conflict of Interest Code Requirement
    Salwa Bojack, Attorney, CalEPA
  5. Presentation on Material Recovery from Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries of Motor Vehicles
    Dr. Hanjiro Ambrose, Union of Concerned Scientists
  6. Presentation on Battery Recycling
    Kunal Phalpher, Chief Commercial Officer, Li-Cycle
  7. Presentation on Battery Recycling
    Jeffrey Spangenberger, Director, ReCell Center, Argonne National Laboratory
  8. Advisory Group Member Discussion on Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling and Initial Policy Recommendations
    Caroline Godkin, CalEPA
  9. Discussion on Topics for Technical Presentations and Proposed Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021
    Mohammed Omer, DTSC
  10. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda
    The advisory group may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during the public comment section that is not included on this agenda, except whether to decide to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Gov. Code, §§ 11125, 11125.7(a).)
  11. Adjournment – Mohammed Omer, DTSC


For further information about this meeting, please contact Mohammed Omer at (916) 322-2505,, or 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.


Public Comments:

Discussion and action may be taken on any item on the Advisory Group’s meeting agenda. This notice and agenda, and any available meeting minutes and materials, can be found on the Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group webpage. The time and order of agenda items are approximate and subject to change at the discretion of the Advisory Group’s Chair to facilitate the effective transaction of business. To stay informed regarding future Advisory Group updates, visit the CalEPA Listservs webpage and subscribe to the Advisory Group Listserv.

In accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, all meetings of the Advisory Group are open to the public. This meeting on July 16 is only available remotely due to the COVID-19 health emergency, and in compliance with Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20, along with recommendations by the California Department of Public Health on public gatherings. The public may observe the meeting via CalEPA’s Public Meeting Live Webcasts webpage. The public may also submit written public comments during the meeting to The Advisory Group will read aloud public comments submitted by that email during the live webcast.

Government Code section 11125.7 provides the opportunity for the public to address each agenda item during discussion or consideration by the Advisory Group or prior to the the Advisory Group taking any action on said item. The Advisory Group will provide members of the public with an opportunity to have their public comments read aloud during the meeting on any issues before the Advisory Group, but the Advisory Group’s Chair, at her discretion, may apportion available time among those who wish to have their comments read aloud during the meeting. Individuals may also submit and have read aloud comments to the Advisory Group regarding items not on the agenda; however, the group cannot discuss or take official action on these items during the same meeting. (Gov. Code, §§ 11125, 11125.7, subd. (a).)


Accessibility at CalEPA:

Advisory Group meetings are open to the public. While this meeting is only available online, meetings are normally held in person in barrier free facilities that are accessible to those with physical disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are a person with a disability requiring disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, or if you require documents be made available in an alternate format or another language or require an interpreter at the meeting, please contact Mohammed Omer at (916) 322-2505. Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled meeting. You may also dial a voice TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech Communications Assistant at 7-1-1.


Accesibilidad en CalEPA (en español):

Las reuniones del Grupo Asesor están abiertas al público. Si bien esta reunión solo está disponible en línea, las reuniones normalmente se llevan a cabo en persona en instalaciones sin barreras a las que pueden acceder las personas con discapacidades físicas de acuerdo con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA). Si es una persona con una discapacidad que requiere modificaciones o adaptaciones relacionadas con la discapacidad para participar en la reunión, incluidas las ayudas o servicios auxiliares, o si necesita que los documentos estén disponibles en un formato alternativo u otro idioma o requiera un intérprete en la audiencia, comuníquese con Mohammed Omer al (916) 322-2505. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo antes posible, pero al menos diez (10) días hábiles antes de la reunión programada. También puede marcar un asistente de comunicaciones de voz TTY / TDD / voz a voz al 7-1-1.