UTILITY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE DOCUMENTS (agendas, minutes, etc.)
- Affordability Analysis – EPA web-based tool — This EPA web-based tool will help a variety of stakeholders evaluate the economic and social impacts of pollution controls needed to meet water quality standards set for specific uses for a waterbody, such as swimming or fishing. This tool could be used by states, territories, tribes, local governments, industry, municipalities and stormwater management districts. It will help stakeholders identify and organize the necessary information, and perform the calculations to evaluate the costs of pollution control requirements necessary to meet specific water quality standards. The tool prompts users to submit treatment technology information, alternative pollution reduction techniques and their costs and efficiencies, and financing information, as well as explain where that information can be found.
- Oregon Resiliency Plan – Executive Summary -Very large earthquakes will occur in Oregon’s future, and our state’s infrastructure will remain poorly prepared to meet the threat unless we take action now to start building the necessary resilience. This is the central finding of the Oregon Resilience Plan requested by Oregon’s 76th Legislative Assembly. This report summarizes the finding of a Governor’s Task Force on Resiliency planning and includes detailed recommendations for wastewater utilities. February 2013.
- Preparing Wastewater Planning Documents and Environmental Reports for Public Utilities – Preparing Wastewater Planning Documents and Environmental Reports for Public Utilities (5/13) both outlines a consolidated approach for utility planning, including asset management and effective utility management, along with aligning and/or merging planning document requirements for wastewater improvement funding from Oregon DEQ, Infrastructure Finance Authority, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, and USDA Rural Development Corporation into a single set of recommended procedures. These new guidelines are based on an interagency memorandum dated January 16, 2013 that contains both general and detailed outlines for a preliminary engineering report (also known as a wastewater facilities plan). While the document was developed specifically for wastewater utilities serving less than 10,000 people, DEQ is asking all utilities to follow these guidelines. May 2013