2010 Lane Code Floodplain and Drinking Water Protection Overlay Zone Updates 

Attention - this project has been tabled by the Lane County Board of Commsisioners. No further action on these matters is anticipated at this time. For more information click, here.

As a component of the Land Management Division’s 2009-2010 Long-Range Planning Work Program, staff was directed to initiate a process to develop proposed amendments to the floodplain regulations of Lane Code Chapters 10.271, 16.244.  In addition, staff was directed to work with a Technical Advisory Committee to develop a “Drinking Water Protection Overlay Zone” for possible adoption by the Lane County Board of Commissioners.

 

These proposed code amendments are being developed to achieve the following related objectives:

 

  • Protect human life, health and property.
  • Minimize the potential for contamination to surface and ground waters
  • Manage the alteration of flood hazard areas to minimize the immediate and cumulative impacts of development on the natural and beneficial functions of the floodplain.
  • Minimize expenditure of public money on costly pollution remediation projects and emergency response operations.

The purpose of this site is to share information with citizens regarding this effort. Staff reports, presentations and other information provided to the Lane County Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners will be posted below as it becomes available.

 

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Press Releases:


May 13, 2010 – Lane County’s Floodplain Rules Undergoing Review

June 6, 2010 – Working to Protect Water Quality
October 12, 2010 - Lane County May Tighten Floodplain Regs and Adopt a Drinking Water Protection Zone
November 4, 2010, Ordiances Tabled, November 9 Meeting Cancelled 
 

Public Hearing Materials



November 9, 2010 - THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED



October 26, 2010 2nd Reading & Public Hearing (rescheduled to November 9, 2010)

       10/26 Supplemental Staff Memo
        Attachment 1 
        Attachment 2
        Attachment 3
        Attachment 4
        Attachment 5

October 5, 2010 - 1st Reading and October 26, 2010 2nd Reading and Public Hearing

      Staff Memo 
      10/4 Supplemental Memo (part 1) 
      10/4 Supplemental Memo (part 2)

      Attachment 1: Ordinance No. 8-10

      Attachment 2: Ordinance No. 9-10

      Attachment 3: Ordinance No. PA 1276

      Attachment 4: Proposed Drinking Water Protection Overlay Zone Map

      Attachment 5: Source Water Assessment Methodology Factsheet

      Attachment 6: Technical Advisory Committee Rationale for Proposed Floodplain Amendments

      Attachment 7: Technical Advisory Committee Rationale for Proposed Drinking Water Protection Overlay Zone

      Please Note: Attachments 8-11 include the 7/6, 7/20, 8/3 and 8/17 work session materials, linked below

Work Session Materials:

July 6, 2010 - Planning Commission Meeting:

 
      Staff Memo

Attachment A – LCPC Minutes form June 2, 2009

Attachment B – Oregon Consensus Report

Attachment C – Issues Matrix

Staff - PowerPoint

Technical Advisory Committee - PowerPoint

Meeting Minutes

 

July 20, 2010 - Planning Commission Meeting:

 

Staff Memo

Attachment A

Attachment B

Meeting Minutes

 

August 3, 2010 - Planning Commission Meeting:

 

Staff Memo

Attachment A

Staff PowerPoint

Meeting Minutes


August 17, 2010 - Planning Commission Meeting:

    
Meeting Minutes

Hearing Schedule for Proposed Code Amendments
– Subject to Change

BCC 1st Reading - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 1:30pm 
PC/BCC 2nd Reading and Public Hearing - Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:30pm
PC/BCC 3rd Reading and Public Hearing (if needed) - Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 6:30pm
PC/BCC 4th Reading and Public Hearing (if needed) - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 6:30pm
PC/BCC Possible Deliberation and Decision (if needed) - Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 6:30pm
PC/BCC  (if needed) - Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 6:30pm

Drafts of Proposed Code Amendments:


    9/27 Lane Code 10.271  - Proposed Floodplain Amendments (Small City UGB areas) 
    9/27 Lane Code 16.244  - Proposed Floodplain Amendments (RCP
    10/5 Lane Code 16.298  - Proposed Drinking Water Protection Overlay Zone

Maps:

To view a large version of the Proposed Drinking Water Protection Overlay Zone Map in .PDF format click on the link, below:

    Map of Proposed Drinking Water Protection Overlay Zone

To better understand the location of the proposed drinking water protection areas in relation to a specific property, you may use Lane County’s interactive, web-based mapping tool, the Zone & Plan Map Viewer. To use this tool, follow the link below to the disclaimer page. From there, click on the button stating that you have read and agree with Lane County’s disclaimer policies. Once you click on this button the map application will launch. To view the protection areas, search for your property by address or tax lot number (search tools are at the bottom of the screen) or “zoom in” to the part of the county you are interested in (zoom and navigation tools are on the left side of the page). Once you have located your property or the part of the county you are interested in, you will need to click on the boxes titled “Surface Water” and “Groundwater”. These boxes are located on the right hand side of the page at the bottom of the “layers” list just below the heading “Proposed Drinking Water Protection Zones (DRAFT)”. Additional tips and help are linked on the right hand side of the page.

   

     Zone and Plan Map Viewer Tool

Land Owner Guidance Documents:

    FAQs - Proposed Drinking Water Protection Overlay Zone  
    Hazardous Materials Guidance


Additional Information:


Oregon Consensus Program - Lane County Drinking Water Source Protection Assessment Report

EWEB - McKenzie River Septic System Assistance Project Final Report
University of Oregon Community Planning Workshop - BMP and Model Ordinance Review Report

Links
 

EWEB Site on Proposed Code Ammendments 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Source Water Assessment Reports  
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Protection Program
EPA Drinking Water Protection Information

Eugene Water and Electric Board – Drinking Water Protection Program  

Springfield Utility Board – Drinking Water Protection Program
Lane County Floodplain Information
Lane County Emergency Management