Administration of Pooled Funds
Goals: to provide credible and transparent accountability for expenditures of permittee funds to implement SAM.
In 2013 permittees notified their permit managers in writing which S8.B and S8.C permit condition option they chose. Based on the opt-in notice received, Ecology will invoice permittees in May of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for payments due in August of each year.
Ecology is the service provider for SAM. Questions should be directed to the SAM Coordinator Brandi Lubliner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-407-7140.
Due to the permit extension, all permittees should plan for the same S8.B, S8.C, and S8.D payments due in August 2019. For the first year of the next permit cycle, whether it is issued on time or at a later date, the required contributions to the three pooled fund accounts will be the same as or lower than the amounts in the current permit. In the second year of the next permit, all Lower Columbia permittees will have new requirements for S8.B; all permittees who are “new permittees” in the current permit will have new requirements for S8.B, S8.C, and S8.D; and permittees whose populations increased may see increased amounts for S8.B, S8.C, and S8.D.
Where to Send Your Payment
Please send your payment to the address listed on the payment request document (invoice). If this document is not available, use the information here to send your payment.
SAM Funds Managed in Private/Local Accounts
The budget process in the State of Washington segregates expenditure authority into three main categories related to the funding source: state, federal, and private/local. The money sent by municipal stormwater permittees to Ecology for the SAM is held in a set of Private/Local accounts. The State’s use of funds in these accounts is restricted as defined in Policy 75.80 Revenue Source Codes for the State of Washington (see the State Administration & Accounting Manual website). “Private/Local: Revenues provided to the state by nonfederal sources such as private individuals, local governments, commercial enterprises and foundations that are restricted by contract or agreement.” Only a contract or agreement for the intended purpose of conducting SAM activities and set up under one of the SAM Private/Local accounts may legally use these funds. The SAM Coordinator and Ecology track expenditures on a quarterly basis, and report cash flow in the Quarterly Report for the Pooled Resources Oversight Committee.
Pooled Resources Oversight Committee
Association of Washington Cities Grant
The Association of Washington Cities will meet with members of the Stormwater Work Group and the communication subgroup to develop a strategy, products and tools to reach target audiences. The overall goal is to communicate SAM results broadly and effectively with stormwater managers and municipal stormwater decision makers for adaptive management of stormwater programs and activities.
SAM Projects Overview
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