|BOARD OF HEALTH STAFF REPORT (SR 21-104)|
November 9, 2021
|Authorize the Administrative Officer to sign the local solid waste financial assistance agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology (SR 21-104; R. Gray)|
|Environmental Health / Ragina Gray, Director |
|Prior Board Review:|
|Program Policy Committee, 10/21/21; Admin Committee, 10/27/21; Exec Committee, 10/28/21 |
Funding for solid waste enforcement activities is primarily via three revenue streams: annual operating permits for solid waste handling facilities, the local solid waste funding assistance (LSWFA) agreement (Exhibit A) with Washington State Department of Ecology, and an interlocal agreement with Snohomish County. This staff report relates to the LSWFA contract.
The purpose of LSWFA:
- Provide financial assistance for local solid and hazardous waste planning.
- Promote regional solutions and intergovernmental cooperation for eligible projects.
- Promote efficient implementation of programs contained in local solid and hazardous waste management plans.
- Help local governments prevent or minimize environmental contamination through compliance with state and local solid and hazardous waste laws and rules.
The Health District generally utilizes these funds for responding to solid waste complaints and enforcement, including staff time and legal fees. This funding is noncompetitive, and recurs on the biennium. The funding award is $300,000 for the two years. Funds are remitted to the Health District quarterly through reimbursement. Progress reports are submitted quarterly through Ecology’s online portal. No matching funds are required, but the indirect rate is capped at 30%.
This agreement covers the timeframe from 7/1/21 to 6/30/23.
Consistent with Resolution 19-20 and the revised Division of Responsibilities (10/8/19), the Board of Health retains contract approval authority for new, extending, or renewing grants and contracts over $50,000 or that require matching funds.
MOVE TO authorize the Administrative Officer to sign the local solid waste financial assistance agreement from the Washington State Department of Ecology.