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R2338 R E S O L U T I O N NO. 2338 WHEREAS, The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District=s Department of Environmental Compliance (DEC) has been given national recognition by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the outstanding industrial pretreatment program of its class in the country for 1999, and WHEREAS, the DEC and the programs it manages have consistently been recognized since its inception in the early 1970's as an exemplary program which has set the standards other municipal wastewater agencies throughout the country have used in establishing and operating their own programs, and WHEREAS, the industries and companies regulated by the DEC acknowledge the cooperation and professional demeanor demonstrated by the DEC personnel in dealings with them, and WHEREAS, the DEC plays an integral part in the overall services provided by the District to protect the public=s health and the water environment of our community from pollution, and WHEREAS, the employees of the DEC, without whom this recognition as the top pretreatment program in the country for 1999 would not be possible, are loyal, dedicated professionals deserving of such an honor. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT THAT, it wishes to commend the employees of the Department of Environmental Compliance upon their excellent work, and join with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in acknowledging the Department=s pretreatment program as the best in the country. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be presented to all employees of the Department of Environmental Compliance in recognition of the distinction bestowed upon them at an event to be held in their honor. The foregoing Resolution was adopted October 14, 1999.