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File #: 0738-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/17/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 4/19/2021 Final action: 4/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to renew a contract for environmental regulatory compliance support services with GS-OH, Inc. for the Department of Public Utilities, to authorize the expenditure of $10,144.30 from the Power Operating Fund, $64,524.40 from the Water Operating Fund, $72,340.50 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund and $19,290.80 from the Stormwater Operating Fund ($166,300.00).
Attachments: 1. 0738-2021 GS-OH Financial Coding, 2. Utilization form updated, 3. Ord 0738-2021 Addt'l Info

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to renew and increase an existing Contract for Environmental Regulatory Compliance Support Services with GS-OH, Inc. in the amount of $166,300.00. This contract provides the Department of Public Utilities Environmental Management System (EMS) support in planning for and ensuring conformity with the ISO 14001:2015 standard by conducting internal annual environmental compliance and EMS audits, preparing for third-party audits (surveillance and re-certification), preparing and/or conducting environmental training, and providing general support for assessing and ensuring environmental regulatory compliance in order to sustain an effective EMS. In addition, the consultant will assist the Department of Public Utilities in managing its compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), Ohio’s Voluntary Clean Up and Brownfields Laws and Regulations, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Such assistance will include all aspects of environmental permitting, preparation of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plans, preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, air emission surveys, air emission modeling, and other environmental compliance activities. The consultant will also conduct environmental system and compliance audits, perform tasks related to document control, aspects identification and scoring, the development of environmental management system and environmental training, provide Intelex software support for the Department of Public Utilities, Regulatory Compliance section.

The Department of Public Utilities publicly opened one bid on December 7, 2018. The proposal was reviewed by a three-member evaluation comm...

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