As Administrative Lead for the Alliance, the District will implement the delegated program and perform all required administrative and technical duties. The District and the City of Battle Ground, as the two agencies that own and manage collections systems, will continue to work cooperatively with the Alliance, to ensure that the delegated program is administered consistently and effectively across the entire regional service area.
Since many program elements are already occurring locally, most of the program changes with delegation are legal and administrative in nature, to facilitate the transition to a locally managed Alliance program. The delegation process involves updating the existing legal framework to incorporate additional federal and state requirements specific to delegated programs.
At the Alliance level, this involves amending the existing Wastewater Quality Resolution, that reflects the Alliance partnership and responsibility to manage regional assets in accordance with pretreatment regulations. The Alliance will also adopt Pretreatment Regulations, that specify discharge standards and prohibitions that apply to all commercial and industrial users of the wastewater system.
The District and the City of Battle Ground will update their existing local Sewer Use Ordinances to reference the Alliance Pretreatment Regulations. They will also enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Alliance governing the administration of the multijurisdictional, delegated program.
Draft program documents have been developed in collaboration with Alliance Members and legal counsel and reviewed by the Alliance Board. They are available for review here: