AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           January 10, 2011

 

From:                          Jack Rogers, Gas Director

 

Subject:                      Resolution  authorizing Harmon Bynum to serve as Designated Representative/Responsible Corporate Office for the City of Leesburg for the purpose of complying with EPA rule 40 CFR Part 98  

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of Harmon Bynum as the Designated Representative/Responsible Corporate Officer for the purpose of complying with EPA rule 40 CFR Part 98

 

Analysis:

On November 8, 2010, EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson signed a rule that finalized reporting requirements for the petroleum and natural gas industry under 40 CFR Part 98, the regulatory framework for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program. This final rule, in part, requires Local Distribution Companies (LDC) that deliver more than 460,000 MCF annually to report methane (CH4) and CO2 emissions. Appointment of a Designated Representative/Responsible Corporate Officer is required for reporting purposes. Commission action is required for this appointment because the rule requires that the Designated Representative/Responsible Corporate Officer be authorized to bind the city in matters within the scope of the rule. 

 

Options:

1.  Approve Harmon Bynum as the Designated Representative/Responsible Corporate Officer

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

There will be no fiscal impact. 

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    1/6/2011 1:51 PM1/5/2011 3:42 PM____

 

Department: ____Gas_______ Prepared by:  _Jack Rogers__________                     

Attachments:      Yes____   No _X____

Advertised:   ____Not Required   X___                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes_x_  No ____

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head __JR___

 

Finance  Dept. ________JB________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _________________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING HARMON BYNUM TO SERVE AS DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE/ RESPONSIBLE CORPORATE OFFICER FOR THE CITY OF LEESBURG FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPLYING WITH EPA RULE 40 CFR PART 98 AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the City Commission hereby appoints Harmon Bynum as the Designated Representative/Responsible Corporate Officer for the City of Leesburg, Florida for the purpose of reporting green house gas emissions as required by EPA rule 40 CFR Part 98 to the fullest extent of the Rule, but not in excess of such requirement, the Designated Representative/Responsible Corporate Officer is vested with the power and authority to take actions which are binding on the City when acting within the scope of his responsibilities under the Rule.

 

             THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the 10th day of January, 2011.

 

 

 

                                                                            _________________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk