NWDA Air Quality Committee Agenda

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AGENDA, NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting

(7:00 pm, Breakfast Room, Silver Cloud Inn, NW 24th Place & Vaughn)

April 13, 2015

1. Demolition toxics, asbestos & lead – Sharon
2. Monitoring
3. Good Sam Clean Diesel discussions – Kathy
4. Train Idling
5. Report on clean diesel legislation – Kathy

March 26, 2015 Unofficial Planning Committee Notes – NOT Minutes

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2015-03-26 NWDA Planning Cte

3-11-15 NWDA TransCom minutes

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Attached are the minutes from the March 11, 2015 NWDA Transportation Committee: 3-11-15 NWDA TransCom minutes

Sewer repair on NW Raleigh and Quimby

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The following notice details a sewer repair project on NW Raleigh and on NW Quimby between NW21st and NW 22nd:

Construction Notice NW Quimby and Raleigh Sewer Replacement Project Businesses and Neighbors James W. Fowler Co. has contracted with the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to complete the above referenced project. Construction is scheduled to begin near your property on March 23rd, 2015 and is anticipated to complete by July 21st, 2015. Work hours: Standard City of Portland construction hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There may be work during the same hours on Saturdays if needed. What to expect during construction: * Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity. * You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers. * Local access to all properties will be maintained, but construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business. * On-street parking will be restricted within work zones to create a safe work environment and accommodate equipment and materials. * Some equipment and materials will be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight. * A variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials may cause periods of inactivity. * A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction. * Your sewer service and other utilities should not be interrupted during construction. If you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries or have questions about this project, please contact: City of Portland – Ashley Tjaden – 503-823-5281 or JW Fowler 24hour Emergency Contact: Jim Seely – 503-519-6723 or Phiet Vuong – 503-932- 6602 In case of sewer emergency, please call Maintenance directly at 503-823-1700 and press 1.

March 19, 2015 Unofficial Planning Committee Notes – NOT Minutes

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2015-03-19 NWDA Planning Cte

Traffic Advisory

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News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: March 19th, 2015 9:45 AM

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NW Northrup Street from NW 14th Avenue to NW 23rd Avenue Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

Crews are improving 1.37 lane miles of the street, grinding down old asphalt and preparing the street for repaving at a later date when weather permits.

Parking will be removed during the project from NW 14th to 16th avenues to make way for work crews and through traffic. The Portland Streetcar will operate as usual.

PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold or rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change

Board Meeting – Mon, March 16

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There will be a meeting of the NWDA Board of Directors on Monday, March 16, from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm in the Wilcox Building Room 102. The agenda is being finalized and will be posted shortly.

2-4-15 NWDA TransCom minutes

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Attached are the minutes for the February 4, 2015 NWDA Transportation Committee – 2-4-15 NWDA TransCom minutes

March 12, 2015 Official Planning Committee Minutes with Votes in Bold

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2015-03-12 NWDA Planning Cte (1)

NWDA Air Quality Committee Minutes 3.9.15

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Minutes, AQC Meeting, 3.9.15
Silver Cloud Inn, Breakfast Room

Present: Kathy Sharp, Bob l, Myriam Alaux, Joe Keller, Greg Bourget, Jorjan Parker, Evan Farnham, Sharon Genasci

First we discussed the current clean diesel project with John Residential (New Seasons Store) which is going well. Our Site Logistics Plan Group meets with John Residential Engineer, Sarah Jimenez to discuss equipment on site. She also supplies us with bi weekly updates on lists of equipment planned for the coming weeks.

John Residential passed a copy of our Clean Diesel Agreement to Anderson Construction, who are building housing and a square nearby. Anderson then reached an informal agreement with us concerning some items in the John Residential Agreement. However, there will be no formal agreement as such.

Good Samaritan Hospital is meeting with us in April to discuss a clean diesel agreement, after we prepared a document for them based on the John Residential agreement.

The train idling problem continues, with trains idling all night near affordable and other housing units, where people are complaining of diesel particulate in their bedrooms. We are talking to some experts about monitoring for diesel particulate.

Sharon reported on UNR (United Neighborhoods for Reform) testimony to the City Council. She represented the NWDA Air Quality Committee, one of 41 neighborhoods in UNR. She testified with Judy Parsons from UNR on the toxic aspects of unregulated demolitions emitting asbestos and lead into neighborhood air when demolishing older homes and other buildings. Meetings with staff for most of the Commissioners followed. The City is currently exploring regulations and enforcement for future demolitions.

Sharon, Kevin Downing (DEQ) and Jill Long, attorney for Con-way, presented at a Clean Diesel session, based on the clean diesel agreement with CE John (now John Residential) at a neighborhood Summit. The neighborhood activist Summit was organized by ONI (Office of Neighborhood Involvement) and was held at the Ambridge Center on MLK on February 28.

Complaints on our website, (www.portlandair.org) about odors from ESCO and Cascade Rubber (they make rubber parts for ESCO on Quimby and 19th) are coming in again. And one complaint from a resident in new housing on Savior between NW 22nd and 23rd. These complaints are sent to DEQ and to the NWDA Air Quality Committee. Cascade Rubber, we are told by the City is “grandfathered in,” because the City odor ordinance was adopted on May 29, 1992. The business started before that date. The AQC is considering other options.

Sharon Genasci, Chair, NWDA Air Quality Committee

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