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r2863RESOLUTION NO. 2863 WHEREAS, The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is required to submit for review and approval the U.S. EPA and Missouri Department of Natural Resources a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long-Term Control Plan as required by the Clean Water Act, the EPA CSO Control Policy, and the Wet Weather Quality Act of 2000, and WHEREAS, The EPA CSO Control Policy represents a comprehensive national strategy to ensure that municipalities , permitting authorities, water quality standards authorities, and the public engage in a comprehensive and coordinating planning effort to achieve cost effective CSO controls that ultimately meet appropriate health and environmental objectives, and WHEREAS, MSD staff has diligently completed preparation of it’s Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan, and WHEREAS, The Plan prepared by MSD staff is a compilation of years of data collection, system and water quality characterization, conceptual alternatives evaluation, extensive public engagement, and detailed financial analysis used to develop a long-term Capital Improvement Program that will provide cost effective CSO controls that meet the objectives and requirements of the Clean Water Act and the CSO Policy, and WHEREAS, The submittal of this Plan satisfies the requirements of both the Lemay and Bissell Point Missouri State Operating Permits. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT that it wishes to pledge to the public it serves its commitment to help protect their heath and safety and preserve the water resources of our community by supporting and authorizing District staff to submit the MSD Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan to the U.S. EPA and Missouri Department of Natural Resources in accordance with all applicable clean water regulations. The foregoing Resolution was adopted August 13, 2009.