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'''This is a [[coordinated investment]] project that aims to reduce the per culvert cost of regulatory review.  The proposal is to develop standard methods for presenting an engineering design that is consistent with best design practices, so that regulatory review can be fast and final, without unexpected requests for information and limiting modification.  Pilot work is being done in Snohomish County generally following a three step process, involving the county and regulatory partners along the way:'''
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'''This is a [[Continuous Improvement]] test project that aims to reduce the per culvert cost of regulatory review.  The proposal is to develop standard methods for presenting an engineering design that is consistent with best design practices, so that regulatory review can be fast and final, without unexpected requests for information and limiting modification.  Pilot work is being done in support of Snohomish County efforts, with an eye toward the effects of [[the Culvert Case]].'''
#Gather information about the interest and concerns of all parties involved in developing culvert designs and then giving them permits, and look for similarities, differences and the use of language.
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#Examine a set of 10-20 culverts that the county would like to replace, and divide them into groups based on regulatory pathway
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#Develop templates and boilerplate language with which to submit the 10-20 culverts for regulatory review, and track efficiency.
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We anticipate that learning from this process can support larger scale efforts.
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*[[file:A3 culvert regulation.docx|DRAFT A3 for review]] - This revised A3 is being used to test continuous improvement.
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*[[file:A3 culvert regulation.docx|Current A3]] - This continuously revised A3 is being used to track the effort agreement.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
*We are currently beginning Step 2, while still refining findings of Step 1.
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*NOAA Restoration Center is soliciting improvements from a range of local and regulatory partners: [[file:Cereghino 2019 DRAFT culvert guidance 19-1010.pdf]]
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*NOAA Restoration Center is sharing a draft concept for the product of this work with various parties:  [[file:Cereghino 2019 draft culvert guide concept.pdf]]
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*The [[Ecosystem Coordination Board]] has reviewed and sanctioned the A3, and supported clear and organized participation in the effort by [[NOAA]],[[USACE]],[[WDOE]], and [[WDFW]]
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**[[file:culvert regulation working document.docx]] - this is a working document that presents the project managers findings to date.
 
*We completed a full team workshop at [[USACE]] on December 12, 2017.
 
*We completed a full team workshop at [[USACE]] on December 12, 2017.
 
**[[file:culvert workshop overview.pdf]] an raw description of the culvert regulatory workflow, and some culvert replacement landscapes based on Snohomish County assessments.
 
**[[file:culvert workshop overview.pdf]] an raw description of the culvert regulatory workflow, and some culvert replacement landscapes based on Snohomish County assessments.
 
**[[file:culvert workshop fieldwork.pdf]] showing local conditions and images for a selection of culverts to stimulate discussion about issues.
 
**[[file:culvert workshop fieldwork.pdf]] showing local conditions and images for a selection of culverts to stimulate discussion about issues.
  
==Notes==
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==Authorities==
*The following staff are providing technical assistance within limits of their individual work plans.
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*http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=77.55 - Hydraulic Project Approval process regulates construction in state waters.
**[[NOAA]] - Paul Cereghino
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*[[ORIA]] supports and maintains the JARPA (Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application).
**[[Snohomish County]] - Erik Stockdale
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**[[WDFW]] - Kirk Lakey
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==Resources==
**[[Ecology]] - Diane Hennessey
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*[[Wilhere et al 2016]] describes incorporation of climate change into water crossing design.
**[[Tulalip Tribes]] - Morgan Ruff, Kurt Nelson
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*[[Barnard et al 2013]] describes [[WDFW]] recommendations for designing state-approved water crossing structures including culverts.
**[[USACE]] - Frank Nichols (in pre-application consultation capacity)
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*[[WDFW 2018]] provides a checklist for water crossing structure drawings to be submitted with an HPA.
*Partner staff are working on a scope of work using an on-line collaboration platform (Trello).
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*[[WDFW 2003]] is the old culvert design guidance, and includes an Appendix F, which provides a template for presenting data used to make design decisions!
**[[File:Culvert work plan.docx]] - this is our detailed work plan prior to moving to Trello, and shared with SLS Executives on 4/11/17
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*[[file:WDFW 2018 typical stream channel drawings.pdf]] provides example technical drawings for describing a stream project.
**[[File:Culvert regulatory coordination A3.docx]] - this is the problem description that we used to initiate the project.
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*[[file:USACE 2018 drawing checklist and sample water crossing drawings.pdf]]
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*[[File:NOAA & USFWS 2015 PROJECTS programmatic restoration biological opinion.pdf]] includes BMPs for fish passage.  [[file:USFWS & NOAA 2016 contractors handbook PROJECTS BMPs.pdf]] summarizes design guidance under this BiOp.
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*[[file:NOAA NMFS 2011 fish passage design.pdf]] referenced as acceptable method by WDFW.
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*[[file:WDFW 2015 guidance using NMFS design.pdf]] note issued by WDFW on use of NMFS design criteria.
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==Participation==
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The following staff are providing technical assistance within limits of their individual work plans:
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*Project coordinator: Paul Cereghino
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===Regulatory Team===
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*Pat Chapman ([[WDFW]])
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*Loree' Randall ([[Ecology]])
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*Jacalen Printz ([[USACE]])
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*David Price ([[NOAA]])
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===Local Team===
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*Clarissa Barret, Ted Parker, Jim Blankenbeckler & Crilly Ritz ([[Snohomish County]])
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*Gregor Mhyr & Terry Drochak ([[WDOT]])
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*Evan Lewis ([[King County]])
  
 
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This is a Continuous Improvement test project that aims to reduce the per culvert cost of regulatory review. The proposal is to develop standard methods for presenting an engineering design that is consistent with best design practices, so that regulatory review can be fast and final, without unexpected requests for information and limiting modification. Pilot work is being done in support of Snohomish County efforts, with an eye toward the effects of the Culvert Case.

Status

Authorities

Resources

Participation

The following staff are providing technical assistance within limits of their individual work plans:

  • Project coordinator: Paul Cereghino

Regulatory Team

Local Team

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