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File #: 2018-1048    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/6/2018 In control: Board of Directors Workshop Meeting
On agenda: 12/12/2018 Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Approving the Selection and Appointment of Members to GLWA's Water System Advisory Council by the CEO
Sponsors: Randal Brown, Cheryl Porter
Indexes: General Counsel, Water Operations

Title
Approving the Selection and Appointment of Members to GLWA's Water System Advisory Council by the CEO

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Agenda of: December 12, 2018
Item No.: 2018- 1048
Amount: N/A
TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Cheryl Porter, Chief Operating Officer - Water and Field Services
Randal Brown, General Counsel
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: December 6, 2018

RE: Approving the Selection and Appointment of Members of GLWA's Water System Advisory Council by the CEO

MOTION

Upon recommendation and opinion of Cheryl Porter, Chief Operating Officer - Water and Field Services, and Randal M. Brown, General Counsel, the Board of Directors (Board) for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) authorizes GLWA's Chief Executive Officer to select and appoint members to GLWA's Water System Advisory Council.

BACKGROUND
On June 14, 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) amended its Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division Supplying Water to the Public Rules. Among the amendments was the requirement that water suppliers serving a population of 50,000 or more create water system advisory councils. The council shall consist of at least 5 members, appointed by the community supply. To be eligible for appointment to the council, an individual shall have a demonstrated interest in or knowledge about lead in drinking water and its effects. At least one member must be a local resident who does not formally represent the interests of any incorporated organization. The members first appointed to a council shall be appointed within 180 days after the effective date of this rule, which is December 14, 2018. The council shall do the following:
(i) Develop plans for continuing public awareness about lead in drinking water, even when the action level is not exceeded.
(ii) Review public awareness campaign materials provided by the statewide drinking water advisory council to ensure the...

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