Sue Gries LC

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Published on January 7, 2008

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Developing Drinking Water Protection Management Strategies:  Developing Drinking Water Protection Management Strategies Sue Gries Drinking Water Protection Program Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Strategies for Drinking Water Protection in Oregon:  Strategies for Drinking Water Protection in Oregon Non-Regulatory Options Notify and Educate the Public Technical Assistance Resources Provide Incentives Sponsor Hazardous Waste/Unused Chemical Collection Spill Response Plans Acquire Land or Rights to Development Regulatory Existing Regulations and Permits Land Use Controls (Zoning/Health Overlay) Manufactured Dwelling Park regulations Notify and Educate the Public :  Notify and Educate the Public Contact property owners/operators Letters to residents/business owners Local news media 1-1 contact Bill stuffers/customer mailings Educational meetings/workshops Signs Resources: Example letters Factsheets Tap into Technical Assistance Resources:  Tap into Technical Assistance Resources Work with local or state providers of technical assistance “We’ve saved thousands of dollars this year in reduced purchases of products and disposal of hazardous waste…This is a win-win deal for both the DEQ and Marathon Coach.” Resources: DEQ Toxics Use and Hazardous Waste Reduction (TUHWR) Program Ecobiz ( Soil and Water Conservation Districts OSU Extension Provide Incentives:  Provide Incentives Financial incentives pollution prevention tax credits low-interest loans direct subsidies/cost sharing. Provide recognition Resources: DEQ Ecobiz ( Provide Incentives:  Provide Incentives Create incentives/disincentives to influence, direct, or alter growth patterns to minimize water quality impact System development charges or property taxes Density bonuses Transferable development rights program Allow less stringent storm water standards brownfields/greyfields re-development Increase impervious cover requirements for targeted re-development areas Resources: EPA - Smart Growth Network ( Doug White, DLCD Sponsor Hazardous Waste/ Unused Chemical Collection:  Sponsor Hazardous Waste/ Unused Chemical Collection Hazardous waste collection Disposal event for unused chemicals Local materials exchange program Resources: DEQ Lane County Waste Management Division Develop Spill Response Plans:  Develop Spill Response Plans Work with local fire department and transportation department with spill response planning Integrate into your county’s Emergency Management Plan develop specific spill response procedures quicker response and notifications Ensure PWS notification in the event of a spill Ensure response procedures are protective of your drinking water Acquire Land or Rights to Development:  Acquire Land or Rights to Development Best assurance of long-term protection Capital or bond fund programs, grants Easements Deed restrictions Work with the landowner or non-profit Voluntary deed restriction Land acquisition through donation/lease Conservation easement purchase Resources: Trust for Public Lands Local land conservancies Existing Regulations and Permits:  Existing Regulations and Permits Provide public comment and input to regulatory program review of permits or programs within your protection area Request notification/get included on regulatory agency contact lists Advisory group meetings Make regulatory program aware of your protection area and ensure compliance Manufactured Home Park Rules:  Manufactured Home Park Rules Rules and regulations about how tenants use the rented space and park facilities Auto maintenance and repair by tenants Storage of hazardous materials Leaking autos and equipment Number of animals Land Use Controls (Zoning/Health Overlays):  Land Use Controls (Zoning/Health Overlays) Review existing state and local codes and regulations Do they protect your source water? Do they inadvertently encourage less desirable development? Land Use Controls (Zoning/Health Overlays):  Land Use Controls (Zoning/Health Overlays) Consider a new zoning/health overlay Performance standards Special permitting or siting requirements Land use prohibition subdivision controls Resources: Water Quality Model Guidebook DLCD Transportation/Growth Management Program Doug White, DLCD DEQ Factsheet: Developing and Ordinance or Overlay Cave Junction Groundwater Protection Ordinance:  Cave Junction Groundwater Protection Ordinance Encouraged uses Parks Greenways Conservation efforts Necessary public utilities Special exceptions Expansion of existing nonconforming uses Ordinance examples- continued :  Ordinance examples- continued Prohibited uses within 2 year TOT zone Gas stations Fleet/trucking/bus terminals Dry cleaner Electrical/electronic manufacturing facility Others Performance standards Equipment failure Secondary containment system for petroleum products and hazardous materials Abandoned wells Flood control Why have your Drinking Water Protection Plan state-certified or approved?:  Why have your Drinking Water Protection Plan state-certified or approved? Benefits: Ensuring better local management Better long-term planning Clarifying state and federal resource prioritization Potentially reducing monitoring costs Potentially obtaining future priority funding for protection activities. What is required for a state-certified or approved Drinking Water Protection Plan?:  What is required for a state-certified or approved Drinking Water Protection Plan? Drinking water protection strategies Plan for implementation (including schedule and person/organization accountable) Description of the efforts to gain public participation during the plan development; Contingency plan Plan for future water system needs. Need assistance?:  Need assistance? Successful drinking water protection plans developed in Oregon already are available to communities as templates or examples. Staff members at DHS and DEQ are available to provide assistance Detailed information: DEQ’s Drinking Water Protection Program Web site. Resources:  Resources Contact information:  Contact information Sue Gries Drinking Water Protection Specialist Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 811 SW 6th, Portland, OR 97204 503-229-6210

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