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File #: 23-1086    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/15/2023 In control: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL AND HOUSING AUTHORITY*
On agenda: 3/7/2023 Final action:
Title: 2023-28 NEWPORT BAY WATERSHED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. 1. 2023-2028 NB TMDL Agreement, 3. 2. 2018-2023 NB TMDL Agreement
TITLE:
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2023-28 NEWPORT BAY WATERSHED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
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DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT/ENGINEERING DIVISION
PRESENTED BY: RAJA SETHURAMAN, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
CONTACT INFORMATION: SEUNG YANG, P.E., CITY ENGINEER, (714) 754-5633

RECOMMENDATION:
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Staff recommends the City Council:

1. Approve the Agreement to fund Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) programs and related activities in the Newport Bay Watershed, Cooperative Agreement No. MA-080-23010376.

2. Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute Cooperative Agreement No. MA-080-23010376.

3. Authorize the City Manager to execute any future amendments to this agreement.

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BACKGROUND:
On June 14, 2002, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) established Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for toxic pollutants in the Newport Bay watershed. As a result, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (SARWQCB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set specific TMDL requirements for nutrients, fecal coliform, selenium, chlordane, and other toxic compounds in the Newport Bay watershed.

Agreement D99-128 was approved by the City Council on September 18, 2003, allowing the City to enter into a cooperative agreement with other affected cities in developing implementation plans for the reduction of each of the toxic pollutants. The adopted TMDLs contain requirements for studies, monitoring, and the development of programs to attain TMDL reduction targets over a multi-year period. Agreement D99-128 has been amended several times over the years to add or remove parties and to extend the expiration dates of the agreement. Agreement D11-066 replaced D99-0128 to continue funding programs, studies, monitoring, and other required elements to implement the TMDL requirements within the Newport Bay watershed through June 30, 2018. Subsequently, Agreement MA-080-18011416 (Attachment 2) replaced D11-066 to continue funding programs, studies, monitor...

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