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LID in Local Codes
Meeting Notice: Cowlitz County Department of Public Works will be hosting a public workshop Monday, February 10, 2014, from 6-8 pm to review and discuss 19 low impact development strategies. The meeting will be held in the General Meeting Room on the third floor of the County Administration Building, 207 4th Avenue North, Kelso.

Cowlitz County was issued a new Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit by the Washington State Department of Ecology. It is effective on August 1st, 2013. Among other things, the new permit requires Low Impact Development (LID) be utilized within our urbanized area in two ways. The first requires LID Best Management Practices (BMP’s) be implemented at the time of construction on a site. The second, and the major focus of this project, requires:

Permittees shall review, revise and make effective their local development-related codes, rules, standards or other enforceable documents to incorporate and require LID principles and LID BMPs.”
-Section S5.C.4.f.i

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Cowlitz County has created a review team to address this requirement in the permit. We are holding a kickoff meeting on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 1:30 pm in the Training Room at Cowlitz County Public Works, 1600 13th Ave. S., Kelso, WA. The kickoff meeting will introduce the project and include the project team, the Stormwater Advisory Committee, the Building and Planning Advisory Committee and any other public members that would like to attend.

Public workshops, including the kickoff meeting, will be held throughout the next three and a half year process.

Presentation - Introduction to LID

Low Impact Development Techniques - First Review Comments

Links to Introductory Documents

Integrating LID into Local Codes: A Guidebook for Local Governments

2013 Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit 

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