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File #: 2012-0443    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2012 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/3/2012
Enactment date: 12/13/2012 Enactment #: 17480
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending planning and review policies relating to the Regional Wastewater Services Plan; and amending Ordinance 15384, Section 3, and K.C.C. 28.86.165.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 17480.pdf, 2. 2012-0442 -0443 -0444 Attachment 4 FPWG Report.pdf, 3. 2012-0442-44 Reserves and short term debt policies (11-07-12)sr.doc, 4. PO 2012-0443 Amendment 1.docx, 5. 2012-0443 Staff Report - RWSP policy (11-28-12).doc
Staff: Mountsier, Beth
Drafter
Clerk 11/09/2012
Title
AN ORDINANCE amending planning and review policies relating to the Regional Wastewater Services Plan; and amending Ordinance 15384, Section 3, and K.C.C. 28.86.165.
Body
STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1.  A proposed motion pending before the council provides financial policy guidance regarding operating and emergency reserves and short- term, variable-rate debt.  
2.  To ensure the policy guidance regarding construction fund reserves and emergency capital reserves are still applicable in future years, the policy guidance and recommended reserve amounts should be reviewed periodically.
      BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
      SECTION 1.  Ordinance 15384, Section 3, and K.C.C. 28.86.165 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
      The executive shall review the implementation of the RWSP on a regular basis and submit the following reports to council and the RWQC:
      A.  Regional wastewater services plan annual report.  The executive shall submit a written report to the council and RWQC in September each year until the facilities identified in the RWSP are operational.  This report, covering the previous year's implementation, will provide the following:
        1.  A summary of activities for each major component of the RWSP, including treatment, conveyance, infiltration and inflow, combined sewer overflows, water reuse, biosolids and highlights of research and development projects underway and proposed for the coming year;
        2.  Details on each active RWSP project in the capital budget, including a project summary, project highlights, project issues, upcoming activities, schedules, an expenditures summary including staff labor and miscellaneous services, a description of adjustments to costs and schedule and a status of the projects contracts;
        3.  A status of the odor prevention program, including a listing and summary of odor complaints received and progress on implementing odor prevention policies and projects;
        4.  A summary of the previous year's results for the comprehensive water quality monitoring program;
        5.  A review of the plan elements, including water pollution abatement, water quality, water reclamation, Endangered Species Act compliance, biosolids management and variability of quality over time, wastewater public health problems, compliance with other agency regulations and agreements, to ensure it reflects current conditions; and
        6.  An update of anticipated RWSP program costs through the year 2030;
      B.1.  Comprehensive regional wastewater services plan review.  The executive shall submit a written report to council and RWQC that provides a comprehensive review of the RWSP.  The report will review the following:
          a.  assumptions on the rate and location of growth, the rate of septic conversions and the effectiveness of water conservation efforts;
          b.  phasing and size of facilities; ((and))
          c.  effectiveness of RWSP policies implementation, for infiltration and inflow reduction, water reuse, biosolids, CSO abatement, water quality protection, environmental mitigation and public involvement; and
          d.  policy guidance for the construction fund and the emergency capital reserves.
        2.  The next comprehensive regional wastewater services plan review is due in September 2007 June 2014.  Subsequent reports will be prepared every three to five years as established by the council and RWQC following their review of the current report.  The specific due date will be based upon the availability of necessary information, the completion of key milestones, and the time needed to collect and analyze data.  The executive may recommend policy changes based on the findings of the report and other information from changing regulations, new technologies or emerging or relevant factors((;)).
        3.  The comprehensive regional wastewater services plan review will include all elements of the RWSP annual report, replacing it for that year; and
      C.  ((Brightwater monthly report.  The executive shall prepare a monthly report to council for the Brightwater project based on a reporting format approved by motion by the King County council.  The reporting format shall include a project summary, project highlights, project issues, upcoming activities, schedules, an expenditures summary including staff labor and miscellaneous services, a description of adjustments to costs and schedule and a status of the project's contracts.  This report will be distributed electronically and will continue until Brightwater becomes operational; and
      D.))  Operational master plan.  The RWSP Operational Master Plan that was adopted by council in December 1999 shall be updated on a regular basis in conjunction with policy revisions to the RWSP.