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  1. BIWQ Standards DevelopmentforComprehensive International Border Water Quality Management Agreement Conrad G. Keyes, Jr., ScD EWRI/ASCE, Chair, BIWQ SC

  2. Outline Introduction on ASCE policies and standards process ASCE Environmental Systems and Water Policy Statements EWRI Codes & Standards Review EWRI/ASCE BIWQ method for 1998 through 2000

  3. ASCE Public Policy Issues • Statements, papers, resolutions on subjects • Substantial reference for any public pronouncements or comments on public issues • Policy Documents, ASCE Official Register 2000, pages 91-92 • ASCE reviews policy documents every 3 years

  4. ASCE Rules on Standards • April 1980, Board of Direction approval for writing & maintenance • Consensus standards by TAC’s Codes and Standards Activities Committee • balloting by balanced stds committee • balloting by ASCE members & public • same process every 5 years (page 96)

  5. Environmental & Water Policy Statements Outside Water Mgt. findings Review by EWRI Stds Dev. Council EWRI/ASCE BIWQ SC method EWRI/ASCE process for Intl Water Management

  6. ASCE Environmental Systems & Water Policy Statements(http://www.asce.org) ASCE annual document on policies and priorities National Environment Systems Policy - one of members is Conrad G. Keyes, Jr. National Water Policy - some EWRI members on this committee BOD Policy Team Chair is Jay Padget

  7. 1998 NESPC reviews Endangered Species Act Reauthorization Clean Water Act Reauthorization Water Reuse Risk Management Storage Tanks Risk Management Global Climate Change National Wetlands Policy Control of Combines Sewer Discharge

  8. 1998 NWPC reviews Atmospheric Water Resources Management Coastal Collection Program Global Climate Change National Wetlands Policy Clean Water Act Reauthorization Flood Plain Management Endangered Species Act Reauthorization

  9. ASCE RRM Water Code review process 1- ASCE Policy Week, week in March of each year 2- ASCE Board of Direction, board committee week in April in Reston, VA each year 3- other policy summer or fall sessions before ASCE annual meeting in fall of each year 4- Regulated Riparian Model Code of the Water Regulatory Standards Committee in committee ballot in 1998-2000 5- ASCE & public ballot at later date in 2001 6- References in a Model Water Code that is reviewed every 5 years can change as the policies change every 3 years

  10. ASCE and/or Institutes Standards Process and Organization • Committee ballot on each draft • Document goes through ASCE Public ballot until committee settles all negatives • ASCE document can go through the ANSI public ballot process and ISO process • Present SDC is under the EWRI Technical EXCOM for planning and budgeting • Any ASCE standard is to be in accordance with the ASCE Standard Rules of CSAC (pg. 388-395 of ASCE Official Register)

  11. Consensus Standards • Mandatory Standard - enforceable by public body and potential auditing is likely by the court systems (form & style manual, 1999) • Non-mandatory Standard (guide, guideline, or consensus guideline) -- written in permissive language and may not be suitable for adoption in codes or other regulatory documents

  12. EWRI/ASCE BIWQ Standards Committee • development of proposal in 1993 • formulated BIWQ standardization activity - 1995 • approved 16 members to stds. committee - 1996 • initial conference call in October 1996 • brief meetings in Feb. 97 (working) & April 1997 (funded committee in Houston) - created method for the establishment of first draft document • draft outline created in late September 1997

  13. Type of Documents by Institute/BIWQ • Agreement of development guidelines (similar to SUTWR drafts) • Plan and Guideline for protection of water source

  14. Declaration of policies and purpose General obligations and definitions Administration Comprehensive water quality management Financing Dispute resolution Effectuation References Comprehensive BIWQ Agreement

  15. Recent Committee Schedule • First draft of BIWQ Agreement - March 1998 • Emailed to committee - by early April 1998 • Discussion at June 7, 1998 Chicago meeting • Revised agreement draft out in late 1998 • Meeting in FY 1999 for starting the first committee balloting process on agreement • Second committee ballot in 1999 and 2000 • Agreement publication in 2001 • Other document(s) later -- at least two

  16. Future BIWQ Standards • ASCE & Institute to develop policies and standards on BIWQ? • NESPC & NWPC revisions every three years (some involvement by EWRI Public Policy Committee) • EWRI could develop other position papers for approval by ASCE? • ASCE Rules & Procedures on Codes and Standards (ANSI?)

  17. FUTURE DOCUMENTS: • COMPREHENSIVE TRANSBOUNDARY INTERNATIONAL WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT

  18. FUTURE DOCUMENTS (Cont.) GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN

  19. Check out the document. Questions?

  20. ) More Information • www.ewrinstitue.org • EWRI Currents (newsletter – on the web) • Mkillgore@louisberger.com • Cgkeyesjr@zianet.com • www.ASCE.org