With regard to LT2 and Portland's historic open reservoirs, MWH held an open reservoir contract that was amended and extended 8 times over 8 years, with additional work and dollar amounts added (1995-2004) while concurrently assisting a PWB manager, Rosemary Menard, in negotiating the LT2 rule (1997-2003).
Rosemary Menard, Portland Water Bureau Manager assumed lead role in suggesting and initiating local contract with MWH, coordinating Large Unfiltered Working Group members NY, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Tacoma
Rosemary Menard, Mort Anoushirivani of PWB and Dave Hillmore of Seattle Water Dept. constituted the selection committee hiring MWH.
came from Seattle WB to Portland in 1995.
and Joe Glicker MWH were key EPA Enhanced Surface Water Regulation negotiators.
Rosemary Menard was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) for the Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) process signing off on the "Agreement in Principle" for Portland and the Unfiltered Working Group.
Although Water Bureau managers do not have the authority to enter into agreements on behalf of the City
, Ms. Menard
signed the FACA "Agreement in Principle" without it ever being brought before Council and without any public disclosure.
involvement in this negotiated rulemaking process and signing onto the "Agreement in Principle" essentially meant that she
(and Joe Glicker, MWH) had committed the City of Portland without any authority to requirements that if implemented would unnecessarily degrade our pure Bull Run source water and potentially degrade our open reservoirs while providing no measurable public health benefit, creating new risks and costing ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
Before the official FACA process began Rosemary Menard
and Joe Glicker met behind closed doors in D.C. with EPA Enhanced Surface Water rule negotiators (Stig Regli).
When seeking this corporate contract Ms. Menard
communicated via e-mail with the City Attorney inquiring as to how this work could be shielded from the public.
was a part of the selection committee for this contract.