Environmental Press # 4

Subject: OOG: OCSD FAHR Committee meeting tonight Wednesday May 12, 5 PM

Dear Ocean Outfall Group (OOG), dedicated to ending the 301(h) waiver held by the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD):

Tonight is the OCSD FAHR (Finance, Administration, and Human Resources) Committee meeting at OCSD, 10844 Ellis Ave, Fountain Valley, 5 PM. I strongly urge you to attend this meeting, as it is a continuation of the informational meetings concerning additional secondary capacity at OCSD that were presented at the OMTS and PDC Committee meetings last week. To see the agenda, go to ocsd.com, click on Board of Directors, click on FAHR Committee, click on June 12 agenda. See page 48-50 and print out. You will see the possibility of raising the treatment level from the current 50/50 blend to 60/40 (secondary/primary), by using existing secondary capacity which is currently being held on an idle standby basis, which will improve the quality of water being discharged into the ocean immediately, if this budget item is approved. Also, three secondary treatment capital improvement projects are under design or being planned, to increase secondary capacity to 200 mgd when these three projects come on line. These committee meetings are well worth attending. A public comment period is at the beginning of the meeting.

Jan Vandersloot (949) 548-6326




Subject: RE: OCSD FAHR Committee meeting tonight Wednesday May 12, 5 PM
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 11:48:17 -0700
From: "Don May, Earthcorps"
To. Mark Gold

OCSD is taking all the pages from the book written by LACoSan: When the political and legal pressure became too great, they agreed to drop the waiver and phase into full secondary 10% at a time. That was how long ago, Irwin?, a decade?, fifteen years? LACoSan will finally reach full secondary this October and is planning a celebration - on the day of the 30th Anniversury of the passage of the Clean Water Act. Only the firm resolution of OOG will bring full secondary now. Don May.


Subject: RE: OCSD FAHR Committee meeting tonight Wednesday May 12, 5 PM
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 22:13:14 -0700
From: Mark Gold
To: "'Don May, Earthcorps'"

Don - I wish it was that easy. LACSD only started full secondary because they were sued by DOJ, EPA, the state, the RWQCB, Heal the Bay and the NRDC. They received an 8 year schedule of compliance. they are going from 200 MGDof secondary to 350 in July.

Keep up the great work OC. Amazing results.


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