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ENB-4.16 - BES Clean River Rewards Stormwater Discount Program Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureau of Environmental Services Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority

Link to Full Text of Administrative Rules  (PDF Document, 178 kb). What follows is the Table of Contents and an excerpt from the administrative rules:



1.  Applicability

2.  Purpose

3.  Definitions

4.  Eligibility Requirements

5.  Calculating Discount Awards

6.  Adjustments to Customer Billing Accounts

7.  Notices

8.  Enforcement

9.  Administrative Review




A.  Staff Report


These are the administrative rules for the Bureau of Environmental Services Clean River Rewards Stormwater Discount Program.



1.  Applicability


All current City of Portland stormwater fee ratepayers are eligible for receiving discounts for onsite stormwater management facilities. Rewards include discounts on current, active and eligible utility accounts.


2.  Purpose


Clean River Rewards fulfills a commitment made by Council with the adoption of stormwater rate reforms in April 2000. The Council established three fundamental goals for Clean River Rewards:


•  Provide itemized stormwater bills so that ratepayers are better informed about the uses of stormwater management charges.


•  Provide an opportunity for ratepayers to control the size of their stormwater bill by taking actions to manage stormwater runoff onsite.


Additionally, Clean River Rewards achieves the following Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) policy goals:


•  Increase the equity, fairness and controllability of stormwater management charges;


•  Advance City environmental policies and commitments set forth in the Clean River Plan, City Response to the Endangered Species Act, Sustainable Development Policies, Stormwater Management Manual and Stormwater NPDES municipal permit; and


•  Protect and enhance the long-term financial stability of the stormwater utility by promoting private stormwater management and reducing the operating and maintenance demands of public facilities.


Adopted by the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services October 30, 2006.
Filed for inclusion in PPD October 30, 2006.
Amended by the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services June 11, 2012.
Amended by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services May 23, 2014.
Amended by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services January 8, 2015.

Table of Contents
ENB-4.01 - Stormwater Management Manual
ENB-4.02 - Sewer Maintenance Under Streetcar Tracks
ENB-4.03 - Sanitary Discharge and Pretreatment Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.04 - Odor Control Policy for Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant
ENB-4.05 - System Development Charges Administrative Rules
ENB-4.06 - Sanitary Sewer Line and Branch Connection Charges
ENB-4.07 - Sewer Development Services Programs
ENB-4.08 - BES Sewer Backflow Device Reimbursement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.09 - Sewer and Drainage System User Charges Administrative Rules
ENB-4.10 - Erosion and Sediment Control Manual
ENB-4.11 - Recovering the Costs of Engineering and Superintendence Services for Public Sewer Improvement Projects
ENB-4.12 - Septage Hauler Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.13 - Administrative Rules for Discharges to the City Storm Sewer and Drainage System
ENB-4.14 - Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manual
ENB-4.15 - BES Enforcement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.16 - BES Clean River Rewards Stormwater Discount Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.17 - Sanitary System Connection Administrative Rules
ENB-4.18 - Mandatory Sewer Connection Program
ENB-4.19 - Green Streets Policy and Green Streets Cross-Bureau Phase 2 Report
ENB-4.20 - Sewer and Drainage Rates and Charges
ENB-4.21 - Downspout Disconnection Program
ENB-4.22 - BES Public Works Enforcement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.23 - Treebate Program
ENB-4.24 - Public Works Permitting Services and Fees
ENB-4.25 - Extra Strength Charge Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.26 - Fats, Oils, and Grease Removal Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.27 - Nonconforming Sewer Conversion Program
ENB-4.28 - BES Financial Assistance Programs
ENB-4.29 - BES Connection Permit Refund Administrative Rules
ENB-4.30 - BES Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Administrative Rules
ENB-4.31 - Maintenance Inspection Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.32 - BES Sub-Meter Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.33 - BES Branch CIPP Lining Administrative Rules
See Also Erosion Control Plan Review and Inspection Requirements
See Also Private Sewers in the Public Right-of-Way
See Also Watershed Health