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File #: 19-0585    Version: 1 Name: PW - MOA w/Southern CA Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC)
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 5/20/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/18/2019 Final action: 6/18/2019
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Memorandum of Agreement, including subsequent amendments, with the Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition, to develop scientific and technical studies necessary for the implementation of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit compliance, for a total amount not to exceed $80,000, for a five-year term. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. 061819-C-20sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Memorandum of Agreement, including subsequent amendments, with the Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition, to develop scientific and technical studies necessary for the implementation of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit compliance, for a total amount not to exceed $80,000, for a five-year term. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to execute a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC) to continue implementation of the cooperative Stormwater Research Needs Program (SRNP). The SRNP develops scientific and technical tools for stormwater implementation, assessment, and monitoring to support the implementation of NPDES permit requirements. The objective of the agreement is to identify data gaps that inhibit effective stormwater management and/or regulation and prescribe specific studies to address the gaps. Each study is intended to result in specific actions or recommendations that benefit water quality and comply with mandatory requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL). The studies will aid the City in complying with our own NPDES permit.

The update to the original SMC research agenda and continuation of the SRNP continues to be a multi-agency effort. The total cost for the five-year term will be allocated to each of the participating agencies based on approved projects. Participating agencies include the County of Orange, Los Angeles County Flood Control District, County of San Diego, Ventura County Watershed Protection District, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, San Bernardino County Flood Control District, City of Los Angeles, City of San Diego, Regional Water Quality Control Board - Los Angeles Region (Los Angeles Regional Board), Regional Water Quality Control Board - San...

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