Public invited to comment on Multnomah County stormwater management
Wednesday, 10/2/13 - 11:02 am
Contacts: Roy Iwai, Water Quality Program, 503-988-5050, Ext. 28031
Multnomah County invites the public to review and comment on its annual report regarding its stormwater management plan.
The county has stormwater management responsibility on county-owned roadways in the cities of Troutdale, Wood Village and Fairview, the county-owned Willamette River bridges, and urban pockets of unincorporated Multnomah County. The Stormwater Management Plan is designed to minimize the impact from roadways, development, and county operations on water quality. The plan consists of seven categories of best management practices that provide a comprehensive approach to reduce stormwater pollution. These include activities such as catch basin cleaning, street sweeping, public education, land use permitting, and capital improvements.
The annual report is a requirement of the county’s National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (NPDES MS4) Phase I permit. The report describes stormwater management activities completed in the past year. The report is submitted to and approved by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, which will consider public comments received.
The draft 2013 annual report is available online at http://web.multco.us/roads/water-quality-program. It summarizes activities for the permit year ending June 30, 2013.
Written public comments can be submitted from October 2 – 18, 2013 to the Water Quality Program at email@example.com or 1620 SE 190th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97233. For more information, call Roy Iwai at 503-988-5050 or visit http://web.multco.us/roads/water-quality-program.
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