City staff would like your comments on the proposed monitoring plan for the City's municipal stormwater (MS4) permit issued by the Oregon DEQ.
The City is in the process of preparing a renewal package for the Municipal Stormwater (MS4) permit issued by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), which is due to DEQ on or before March 1, 2017. This permit governs the nature, but not all of the details, of how the City manages surface water quality in Lake Oswego. As part of the process, staff is requesting comments from residents on this package that contains a proposed approach to implementing the permit requirements for the next permit cycle. The package consists of 4 elements, of which the revised Sampling and Analysis Plan for our monitoring requirements is the first available for public review and comment. While it is a technical document, the Plan presents the policies, objectives, and practical activities, methods, and procedures for instream and wet weather monitoring and sampling of your City's stormwater sewer system. The Plan also identifies where and how samples of stormwater quality are collected.
The monitoring Plan, a description of the remaining renewal package elements, and the current schedule for Staff presentations on the package, are all available on the City’s Surface Water home page here: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/stormwater-permit-renewal-request-comments.
Staff is requesting comments through January 26, 2017, after which time the plan will be submitted for approval by DEQ. If the changes to the plan are approved by DEQ, the will become effective on July 1, 2017, regardless of whether DEQ has issued a new MS4 permit, and cannot be changed until the new permit is issued. Remaining elements of the renewal package will only become effective upon receipt of the new permit.
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July 1, 2017