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File #: 22-0697    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/8/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Planning and Building Department, Tahoe Planning and Stormwater Division, recommending the Board: 1) In accordance with Chapter 3.13, Section 3.13.030 of County Ordinance Code, Contracting Out, find that the ongoing water quality monitoring and reporting services require specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications; and 2) Retroactively approve and authorize the Chair to sign perpetual Agreement 5890 with the Delta Regional Monitoring Program for required water quality monitoring and reporting in compliance with the County’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit, with a year-one not-to-exceed amount of $20,000 and with recurring annual costs in the amount of $20,000 plus applicable increases as approved by the County for each year thereafter. FUNDING: General Fund (50%) and Public Utility Franchise Fee (50%).
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approved CRS, 2. B - Unsigned Agreement 5890, 3. C - BOS Memo - DRMP Annual Services Retroactive Agreement, 4. Executed Agreement 5890
Related files: 16-1210, 22-1343
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Planning and Building Department, Tahoe Planning and Stormwater Division, recommending the Board:
1) In accordance with Chapter 3.13, Section 3.13.030 of County Ordinance Code, Contracting Out, find that the ongoing water quality monitoring and reporting services require specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications; and
2) Retroactively approve and authorize the Chair to sign perpetual Agreement 5890 with the Delta Regional Monitoring Program for required water quality monitoring and reporting in compliance with the County’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit, with a year-one not-to-exceed amount of $20,000 and with recurring annual costs in the amount of $20,000 plus applicable increases as approved by the County for each year thereafter.

FUNDING: General Fund (50%) and Public Utility Franchise Fee (50%).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The County is covered under the State Water Resources Control Board Water Quality Order No. 2013-00101-DWQ, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. CAS000004 (General Permit). Per Section E.13.d.2 of the General Permit, the County is required to conduct water quality monitoring because the population exceeds 50,000 people. In lieu of conducting the individual monitoring required under Section E.13 of the NPDES General Permit, the County may participate in the Delta Regional Monitoring Program (DRMP). The Central Valley Water Quality Control Board believes that participation in the DRMP will provide more useful data at a lower total cost than Small Municipal Separate Storm System (MS4) Permittees conducting numerous individual monitoring efforts. Small MS4 Permittees are encouraged to participate in the DRMP in lieu of conducting individual monitoring.

Board of Supervisors Policy C-17, Section 4.5, Contract Term, requires departments to obtain authorization from the Board, initially, and...

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