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RESOLUTION NO. 2005-22 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE <br />STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD OR THE REGIONAL BOARD <br />TO PERFORM A COPPER STUDY OF NEWPORT BAY <br />WHEREAS, Newport Bay is an impaired water body under the Federal Clean <br />Water act for four categories of pollutants — sediment, nutrients, fecal Coliform, and <br />toxic pollutants; and <br />WHEREAS, as an impaired water body, the Bay is subject to the creation and <br />implementation of daily limits of these pollutants and plans to achieve certain water <br />quality goals within a time certain; and <br />WHEREAS, these limits and plans are called Total Maximum Daily Loads <br />(TMDL); and <br />WHEREAS, the Toxic Pollutants TMDL was adopted for Newport Bay in 2002 <br />and contains limits on pollutants like pesticides and metals; and <br />WHEREAS, one of the metal pollutants of concern is copper (Cu), deposited in <br />the bay's waters by antifouling paints, brake dust, and stormwater sources; and <br />WHEREAS, the State Water Resources Control Board, as a part of implementing <br />the Toxic Pollutants TMDL, has directed and agreed to fund a Copper Study to examine <br />inputs of copper to the Bay and the transport of copper across the Bay ecosystem; now, <br />therefore be it <br />RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Newport Beach, that it hereby <br />authorizes the City Manager or his designee to execute a grant agreement or contract <br />with the State Board or its Regional Board to conduct a Copper Study of up to $75,000; <br />and be it further <br />RESOLVED that the City staff is hereby authorized to assist the Board in <br />preparing and collecting the necessary data, conducting investigations, or entering into <br />contracts with entities up to $75,000 to perform sampling and /or analysis relating to this <br />Study. <br />