Alternate Municipal WMCP for Small Municipal Water Suppliers: General Provisions
(1) Each SmallMunicipal Water Supplier that submits an Alternate Municipal WMCP shall exercise diligence in implementing the approved plan and shall update and resubmit a plan consistent with the requirements of these rules as prescribed during plan approval.(2) Benchmarks and implementation schedules for conservation measures or other actions and other water supply development activities may be modified through the subsequent approval of an updated plan. (3) Progress reports submitted by SmallMunicipal Water Suppliers will be used in determining whether five-year Benchmarks are being met and/or if schedule changes proposed in updated plans are reasonable and appropriate.(4) Progress reports submitted by SmallMunicipal Water Suppliers shall include:(a) A list of the Benchmarks established under OAR 690-086-0350 (Alternate Municipal WMCP: Water Supplier Conservation Element for Small Municipal Water Suppliers) and a description of the progress of the SmallMunicipal Water Supplier in implementing the associated conservation measures or other actions; (b) Average monthly diversions and average daily diversions under each right held by the SmallMunicipal Water Supplier for the previous five years; and(c) A description of the results of the annual Water Audit required under OAR 690-086-0350 (Alternate Municipal WMCP: Water Supplier Conservation Element for Small Municipal Water Suppliers)(4)(a).(5) Upon receipt of a progress report the Department shall provide public notice in the weekly Public Notice published by the Department and provide an opportunity for written public comment for 30 days following publication of the notice. The Department shall provide copies of any comments received to the SmallMunicipal Water Supplier.(6) A water master plan that meets the requirements of OAR Chapter 333, Division 61 or the water supply element of a public facilities plan prepared that meets the requirements of OAR Chapter 660, Division 11 which substantially meets the requirements of OAR 690-086-0320 (Alternate Municipal WMCP for Small Municipal Water Suppliers: General Provisions) to 690-086-0370 (Alternate Municipal WMCP: Water Supply Element for Small Municipal Water Suppliers) may be submitted to meet the requirements of these rules.(7) In the development of an Alternate Municipal WMCP, each SmallMunicipal Water Supplier is encouraged to consult with the planning departments or appropriate officials of Affected Local Governments to obtain information related to demand projections in comprehensive land use plans early in the development of the plan. (8) At least 30 days prior to submitting a draft plan to the Department, a SmallMunicipal Water Supplier shall make the draft plan available for review by each Affected Local Government along with a request for comments relating to consistency with the local government’s comprehensive land use plan.(9) Each SmallMunicipal Water Supplier preparing an Alternate Municipal WMCP is encouraged to develop and implement a program to involve the supplier’s customers in the preparation of the plan. Recommendations include making the plan available for public inspection and conducting public meetings to provide information and gather input on the plan.