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File #: 16-1210    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/18/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/3/2017 Final action: 1/3/2017
Title: Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning Division, recommending the Board enter into a perpetual Agreement for Services 202-S1711 with Aquatic Science Center in the amount of $20,000 annually, inclusive of all costs and subject to a maximum annual adjustment of five percent, for the Delta Regional Monitoring Program as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Compliance for the West Slope. FUNDING: General Fund (50%) and Road Fund (50% - Local Funds from Public Utility Franchise Fees).
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS & Aquatic Science Center Agmt 202-S1711 1-3-17, 2. B - Delta RMP Letter Final 1-3-17, 3. Executed Agreement 202-S1711 1-3-17
Related files: 22-0697
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Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning Division, recommending the Board enter into a perpetual Agreement for Services 202-S1711 with Aquatic Science Center in the amount of $20,000 annually, inclusive of all costs and subject to a maximum annual adjustment of five percent, for the Delta Regional Monitoring Program as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Compliance for the West Slope.

FUNDING: General Fund (50%) and Road Fund (50% - Local Funds from Public Utility Franchise Fees).
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Agency (CDA), Long Range Planning Division, recommending the Board execute the perpetual contract to enter into an Agreement for Services 202-S1711 with the Aquatic Science Center (Agreement), for the Delta Regional Monitoring Program (Delta RMP).

Pursuant to Section 4.5 of Board of Supervisors Policy C-17, the perpetual term of this Agreement must be initially approved by the Board and reviewed annually thereafter to confirm these ongoing services.

Additionally, the Community Development Agency has determined, in accordance with County Ordinance Section 3.13.030, that special skills and qualifications are required to perform the work associated with the Delta Regional Monitoring Program.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Because the West Slope of the County has more than 50,000 people, the County is required to conduct some form of water quality monitoring, as outlined in Section E.13 of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for the West Slope. To satisfy this requirement, the County attempted to perform a Special Study, which it wanted to contract out due to special skills and qualifications, and spent 17 months conversing with Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB) staff on it. The County was unable to obtain final direction from CVRWQCB staff and as a result, in order to comply with the General Permit, it has chosen to abandon t...

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