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Record No: CB 120215    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120215
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/13/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126518
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use review decision procedures; amending Section 23.51A.002 of the Seattle Municipal Code to authorize the Director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections to administratively waive development standards for minor expansions of sewage treatment plants subject to a Department of Ecology corrective order and finding an emergency under Seattle Municipal Code Section 25.05.880.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Presentation (12/3/21)
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use review decision procedures; amending Section 23.51A.002 of the Seattle Municipal Code to authorize the Director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections to administratively waive development standards for minor expansions of sewage treatment plants subject to a Department of Ecology corrective order and finding an emergency under Seattle Municipal Code Section 25.05.880.
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WHEREAS, the West Point Treatment Plant operated by the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks provides wastewater treatment for residents and businesses in Seattle, including Seattle's combined stormwater/wastewater sewer system; and
WHEREAS, the West Point Treatment Plant provides secondary treatment of approximately 90 million gallons a day (mgd) of wastewater during the dry months, treats wastewater flows up to 300 mgd during the rain/storm season, and provides primary treatment and disinfection for flows above 300 mgd up to 440 mgd; and
WHEREAS, King County originally designed the electric service for the West Point Treatment Plant based on a single, non-dedicated 26.4 kV feeder line, and the City Light Department ("City Light") accordingly planned and built the service to King County's original specifications; and
WHEREAS, since the original connection to City Light's distribution system, King County has made and City Light has accommodated requests for upgrades to the West Point Treatment Plant's electric service: by creating a dedicated underground 26.4 kV feeder, as well as a second non-dedicated backup 26.4 kV feeder; and
WHEREAS, there has been an increase in bypass events at the West Point Treatment Plant related to electrical events within the West Point Treatment Plant and on the grid, such as voltage sags, which are momentary reductions in power quality, primarily related to storms and other acts beyond the control of City Light;...

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