04-0342R

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SUBMISSION OF A PLAN OF ACTION FOR THE ELIMINATION OF SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOWS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

WHEREAS, the environmental protection agency has issued Administrative Order Docket No. V-W-040-AO-02, to city of Duluth and Western Lake Superior Sanitary District as joint permittees of NPDES/SDS Permit No. MN0066206; and

WHEREAS, the administrative order requires the joint permittees file with the environmental protection agency a plan of action to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows; and

WHEREAS, the city staff, in conjunction with the staff of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, has prepared a plan of action to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows within a 12 year period utilizing predictive maintenance, roof drain disconnection, foundation drain disconnection, sanitary sewer lateral repair and storage.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the city council approves the submission of the plan of action prepared by city staff jointly with the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District to the environmental protection agency as required by EPA Administration Order Docket No. V-W-040-AO-02.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution approves the submission of the plan of action to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows as required by the NPDES/SDS permit held jointly with the sanitary district. The city's and the district's plan of action was reviewed with the council and the district board at a joint meeting on April 26, 2004.