Thursday, May 31, 2007

Central Oregon Stormwater Committee

Dear Interested Stakeholder,

The Central Oregon Stormwater Committee is pleased to announce the release of the final Central Oregon Stormwater Manual. At this time, the Committee would also like to invite you to participate in the third and final public and stakeholder Manual workshop on June 29, 2007. The emphasis of this workshop will be hands-on application of the design guidance in the Manual.

Central Oregon Stormwater Manual Released
The final Manual is available for download from and will soon also be available at The Committee received numerous valuable comments from stakeholders between April 2 and May 1, 2007. A summary of changes made to the draft Manual as a result of stakeholder comments is available at the COIC Stormwater webpage address above.

Cities and Counties Move Towards Adoption and Use of Manual
Next the cities and counties that participated in development of the Central Oregon Stormwater Manual will decide how they plan to use it. The Cities of Redmond and Bend will consider adoption of the Manual in early summer. Other participating jurisdictions will decide whether to consider adoption as well or to recommend use of the Manual as guidance for design and construction of stormwater facilities.

Third Stakeholder Workshop and Manual Training
The third stakeholder workshop will be held on June 29, 2007 from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Redmond Fire Hall. The workshop will feature hands-on application of the Manual to two example projects. The workshop will also include a Manual overview, City and County reports on how they intend to adopt and/or use the Manual, and an update on the future of the DEQ UIC program. Please see the attached flyer for more information. If you plan to attend the workshop you must register with Kelly Elzner at COIC and send a $25 check for the workshop and lunch: or (541) 549-9544.

For more information about the Manual project please visit or contact Phil Chang, COIC Program Coordinator, at (541) 548-9534 or


Phil Chang

Phil Chang
Program Coordinator
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
2363 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 548-9534