Public Notice and Agenda: Meeting #7
Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group

Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (PST)
(or until the close of business)


Participate on Zoom:
Join online by registering in advance to receive a “Join” link: Meeting Registration
Join by phone by calling the zoom phone number nearest your location. Toll charges may apply.

1 669 900 6833 (San Jose)
1 312 626 6799 (Chicago)
1 929 436 2866 (New York)

Meeting ID: 869 0008 1782
Passcode: 681809

Watch Live:
Public Meeting Live Webcasts

Submit Public Comments:
Submit public comments to
Comments will be read aloud during the meeting.

Meeting Materials: Any materials will be posted on 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 Dec. 14, 2020 Meeting
    Mohammed Omer, Engineer, Department of Toxic Substances Control
  3. Interim Updates
    Mohammed Omer, Engineer, DTSC
  4. Presentation on Used Vehicles and Spent Lithium-ion Battery Exports – Perry Gottesfeld, Occupational Knowledge International
  5. Presentation on Updated European Union Battery Directive – Willy Tomboy, Recharge
  6. Battery, Automotive and Recycling Industry Presentation on Applicable Regulations – George Kerchner, Executive Director, PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association; Dan Bowerson, Director, Environment & Energy, Alliance for Automotive Innovation; Todd Coy, Executive Vice President, KBI Recycling
  7. Action to Formally Establish (1) Reuse, (2) Recycling and (3) Logistics Subcommittees – Caroline Godkin, CalEPA
  8. Discussion of and Action to Formally Establish Subcommittee Membership Assignments – Mohammed Omer, Engineer, DTSC
  9. UC Davis Team Introductions and Discussion of Format for Subcommittee Meetings – Dr. Alissa Kendall, UC Davis
  10. Discussion of and Possible Action to Formally Establish Guiding Principles for Advisory Group Recommendations – Caroline Godkin, CalEPA
  11. Discussion of Advisory Group and Subcommittee Meeting Schedule and Workplan for 2021 – Mohammed Omer, DTSC
  12. 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).)
  13. 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.


Instructions for Remote Public Participation:

In accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, all meetings of the Advisory Group are open to the public. This meeting on Jan. 26  is only available remotely. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20), there will be no physical public access location.

Please register for the meeting using the Zoom Meeting Registration link. After you register, you will receive an email notification with a link to join the webinar. Use that link to join on the morning of the meeting.

Join the meeting by phone by calling the zoom phone number nearest your location. Toll charges may apply.

1 669 900 6833 (San Jose)
1 312 626 6799 (Chicago)
1 929 436 2866 (New York)

Meeting ID: 869 0008 1782
Passcode: 681809

The public may observe the meeting via CalEPA’s Public Meeting Live Webcasts webpage.


Public Comments:

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.

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.

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 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.