EPA311 - Chicago Area Waterway System Use Attainability Analysis by yaoyufang


									                                          State of Illinois
                                    PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITY

TO:                  Bid/Proposal Manager

FROM:                Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Procurement Section

DATE:                8/28/02

SUBJECT:             PROJECT TITLE: Chicago Area Waterway System Use Attainability Analysis
                     REFERENCE #: EPA 311

             Request for Proposals (RFP)

The     Illinois Environmental Protection Agency _ (AGENCY) is requesting offers from responsible
vendors to meet the State's needs. A brief description is set forth below for your convenience, with
detailed requirements in subsequent sections of this solicitation. If you are interested and able to meet
these requirements, we would appreciate and welcome an offer.

Brief Description:

The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires states to establish water quality standards to “protect the public
health or welfare” and “enhance the quality of water” for water bodies “taking into consideration their use
and value for public water supplies, propagation of fish and wildlife, recreational purposes, and
agriculture, industrial, and other purposes, and also taking into consideration their use and value for
navigation” (Section 303(c)(2)(A)). USEPA requires a State to conduct a Use Attainability Analysis (UAA)
on water body if: 1) that water body has designated uses that do not include those specified in the CWA;
or 2) whenever a State wishes to remove a designated use or adopt subcategories of uses which require
less stringent criteria. The UAA is defined as a “structured scientific assessment of the factors affecting
the attainment of the use which may include physical, chemical, biological and economic factors as
described in 40 CFR 131.10(g). The Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) is subject to UAA

The solicitation package consists of the following sections:

         1) "Instructions for Submitting Offers." This section advises what you need to know and do when
         preparing and submitting an offer to us. It also tells how we will evaluate your offer. The first
         page of the Instructions, the “Custom Page,” will provide dates, locations and other information
         specific to this solicitation. For our purposes, "Offer" is the term used to mean the response to an
         Invitation for Bids, or Requests for Proposals and may sometimes be called a "bid" or "proposal".

         2) "Solicitation Response Forms." We have presented our needs in the form that shows the
         specifications, how the offer must be priced, contract terms and other requirements. In addition,
         you must provide information about your company requested in the "Vendor Prequalification"
         section, including certain conflict of interest disclosures. Your response to this solicitation is
         voluntary, but without requested information we will not be able to consider your response.

Please read the entire solicitation package and submit your offer in accordance with the Instructions. The
"Solicitation Response Forms," completed, signed and returned by you, will constitute your offer. Do not
submit the Instruction pages with your offer. You should keep the Instructions and a copy of your offer
(Solicitation Response Forms) for future reference.

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                               INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING OFFERS
                                         (CUSTOM PAGE)

1.1      SUBMIT OFFERS TO:                                 LABEL AS:
                                                           SEALED BID
         Environmental Protection Agency                   Attn: Sheila Day
         1021 N. Grand Avenue East                         Project Title & Reference #
         Springfield, Illinois 62702                       Due Date & Time

      Note: Offers will be opened at this address. To attend the opening, please use the Converse
      Street entrance (North entrance).

         Date: September 30, 2002 Time: 2:00 p.m. local time

1.3      NUMBER OF COPIES: Submit a signed original and 6                copies of your offer in a sealed
         container. If this is a Request for Proposals, submit price in a separate sealed envelope in the
         Offer Container. The Agency strongly recommends that all copies of the proposal be printed on
         both sides of recycled paper to the maximum extent feasible.

1.4      OFFER FIRM TIME:         _90    Days from Opening

1.5      SECURITY: Offer $____n/a________ Performance $___n/a__________________

1.6      VENDOR CONFERENCE/SITE VISIT:                     Yes        X     No
         Mandatory Attendance:                             Yes             No
         Date and Time:                             Location:

       Agency:     Environmental Protection Agency
       Attn:       Christopher Demeroukas                          Phone: 217/785-1855
       Address:    P.O. Box 19276                                  TDD: 217/782-9143
                   Springfield, IL 62794-9276                      Fax:    217/524-4959
                                                                   e-mail: EPA8871@epa.state.il.us

       Questions concerning the RFP may be made in writing and must be directed to the Agency
       Project Contact. Questions received less than seven calendar days prior to the due date
       and time may be answered at the discretion of the Agency. (See 1.15)

         Agency: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency                 Phone:        217/782-9894
         Attn:    Manager, Division of Administration                     FAX:          217/524-4959
         Address: P.O. Box 19276                                          TDD:          217/782-9143
                  Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276

1.9      SMALL BUSINESS SET -ASIDE: Yes ___ No _x__. If “Yes” is marked this has been set-aside
         for award to small businesses in Illinois (30 ILCS 500/45-45). A small business (including
         affiliates) has annual sales for its most recently completed fiscal year less than (1) $7,500,000 for
         a wholesaler; (2) $1,500,000 for a retailer or business selling services; (3) $10,000,000 for a

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         construction business; and must have less than 250 employees if a manufacturer. For complete
         requirements, contact the CMS Small Business Specialist at 217-782-4705, TDD 800-526-0844.

1.10     STATUTORY CITATIONS. Illinois law governs this solicitation. You will find a number of
         statutory references in the solicitation that are designated "ILCS." The official text can be found
         in the appropriate chapter and section of the Illinois Compiled Statutes. An unofficial version of
         the statutes can be viewed at www.legis.state.il.us/ilcs/chapterlist.html. The Illinois Procurement
         Code (30 ILCS 500) and Standard Procurement Rules (44 Ill. Adm. Code 1), which are applicable
         to this procurement, may be viewed by registered users at http://www.purchase.state.il.us.

1.11     ILLINOIS PROCUREMENT BULLETIN. We publish in the electronic Illinois Procurement
         Bulletin (Supplies and Services Edition) various procurement information including Notices of
         Procurement Opportunities and Notices of Award. Procurement information may not be available
         in any other form or location. You may register to view and download procurement information at
         http://www.purchase.state.il.us. You are responsible for monitoring the Bulletin and we cannot be
         held responsible if you fail to receive the optional e-mail notices.

1.12     SUBMISSION OF OFFER. (see CUSTOM PAGE). You may mail or hand deliver offers,
         including amendments. We do not allow computer, fax, or other electronic submissions unless
         authorized on the CUSTOM PAGE. We must actually receive submissions as specified. It shall
         not be sufficient to show that you mailed or commenced delivery before the due date and time.
         All times are State of Illinois local times. You must allow adequate time to accommodate all
         security screenings prior to delivery and at the delivery site.

1.13     FORM AND CONTENT OF OFFERS. The "Solicitation Response Forms," completed, signed and
         returned by you, will constitute your offer. An original and the designated number of copies of
         each offer is required (see CUSTOM PAGE). Failure to submit the required number of copies
         may prevent your offer from being evaluated within the allotted time. Offers, including
         modifications, must be submitted in ink, typed, or printed form and signed by an authorized
         representative. The State may require that offers be submitted in electronic form. Your offer
         must provide all information requested and must address all points. We d not encourage
         exceptions as we have extremely limited ability to grant exceptions particularly in regard to
         statutory requirements (those cited ILCS ). We are not required to grant exceptions and
         depending on the exception, we may have to reject your offer.

1.14     MODIFICATION / WITHDRAWAL OF OFFER. Written requests to modify or withdraw the offer
         received by the State prior to the scheduled opening time will be accepted and will be corrected
         after opening. No oral requests will be allowed. Requests must be addressed and labeled in the
         same manner as the offer and marked as a MODIFICATION or WITHDRAWAL of the offer.

1.15     QUESTIONS. Please direct all questions (and requests for ADA accommodations) to the State
         PROJECT CONTACT (see CUSTOM PAGE). Questions received less than seven calendar days
         prior to the due date and time may be answered at the discretion of the AGENCY. We will
         provide written answers to questions of a general nature or which would affect the solicitation.
         We will either send them to all eligible recipients of the solicitation or post them in the Illinois
         Procurement Bulletin. Only written answers to questions shall be binding on the State.

1.16     VENDOR CONFERENCE/SITE VISIT. (see CUSTOM PAGE). Attendance is mandatory, if so
         designated on the CUSTOM PAGE, as a condition of submitting an offer. The conference/site
         visit provides interested parties an opportunity to discuss the State's needs, inspect the site and
         ask questions. During any site visit you must fully acquaint yourself with the conditions as they
         exist and the character of the operations to be conducted under the resulting contract.

1.17     RESPONSIBILITY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND. Failure to read, examine and understand
         the solicitation will not excuse any failure to comply with the requirements of the solicitation or any
         resulting contract, nor shall such failure be a basis for claiming additional compensation. If you
         suspect an error, omission or discrepancy in this solicitation, you must immediately notify the
         PROJECT CONTACT. We will issue written instructions, if appropriate.

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1.18     OPENING. (see CUSTOM PAGE). We will open all offers properly and timely submitted, and will
         record the names and other information specified by law and rule. All offers become the property
         of the State and will not be returned except in the case of a late submission.

1.19     LATE DELIVERY. We will not consider offers received at the opening location after the stated
         due date and time.

1.20     OFFER FIRM TIME. (see CUSTOM PAGE). Offers shall remain firm and unaltered after
         opening for the number of days shown. We may accept your offer, subject to successful contract
         negotiations, at any time during the offer firm time.

1.21     SECURITY. (see CUSTOM PAGE). You must provide any required offer security (i.e., bid bond)
         with the offer, and performance security within 10 days of our accepting your offer unless a
         different time is specified herein. Security shall be in the form of a bond unless otherwise agreed.

1.22     PRESENTATIONS AND INSPECTIONS. You must provide a formal presentation of the offer
         upon request. We reserve the right to inspect and review your facilities, equipment and
         personnel and those of any identified subcontractors.

1.23     BEST & FINAL. We may request best & final offers if deemed necessary, and will determine the
         scope and subject of any best & final request. However, you should not expect that we will ask
         for best & finals to give you an opportunity to strengthen your proposal. Therefore, you must
         submit your best offer based on the terms and condition set forth in this solicitation.

1.24     EVALUATION AND AWARD. We evaluate offers using criteria shown in this solicitation. If we
         select your offer for award, we will send you written notice and will post the notice to the Illinois
         Procurement Bulletin. Such notice will extend the Offer Firm Time until we sign a contract or
         determine negotiations with you have failed. Receipt or posting of a notice of award is not
         equivalent to a contract with the State. Protested awards are subject to resolution of the protest.

1.25     PROTESTS. If you object to any provision of the solicitation, believe we improperly rejected your
         offer, or believe the selected offer is not in the State's best interests, you may submit a written
         protest. We must actually receive the protest within 7 calendar days after you know or should
         have known of the facts giving rise to the protest. You shall be deemed to have notice as of the
         date of publication in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin, unless you had earlier actual notice.
         Protests of specifications must be submitted within 7 calendar days after first publication. You
         must submit your protest to the PROTEST REVIEW OFFICE, or if there is no such designation to
         the PROJECT CONTACT (see CUSTOM PAGE). We will consider only written protests that are
         properly and timely submitted. We will issue a written decision and that decision is final.

1.26     CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS. You must be prepared for us to accept your offer as submitted,
         but we may require contract negotiations if necessary or desirable. If negotiations do not result in
         an acceptable agreement, we may reject your offer or revoke the award, and may begin
         negotiations with another vendor. Final contract terms must be approved or signed by the
         appropriately authorized State official(s). The PROJECT CONTACT may not be so authorized.

1.27     COMMENCEMENT OF WORK. If you begin any billable work prior to the State's final approval
         and execution of the contract, you do so at your risk.

1.28     RESERVATIONS. We reserve the right to reject all offers; to reject individual offers for failure to
         meet any requirement; to award by item, part or portion of an item, group of items, or total; and to
         waive minor defects. We may seek clarification of the offer from you at any time, and failure to
         respond is cause for rejection. Clarification is not an opportunity to change the offer. Submission
         of an offer confers on you no right to an award or to a subsequent contract. This process is for
         the State's benefit only and is to provide the State with competitive information to assist in the
         selection process. All decisions on compliance, evaluation, terms and conditions shall be made
         solely at our discretion and made to favor the State.

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1.29     VENDOR CONTACT. We will consider the person who signed your offer to be your contact
         person for all matters pertaining to the offer unless you designate some other person in writing.

1.30     COST OF PREPARATION. We are not responsible for and will not pay any costs associated
         with the preparation and submission of your offer.

1.31     PUBLIC INFORMATION. All information submitted is subject to the Illinois Freedom of
         Information Act (5 ILCS 140), the Illinois Procurement Code and other applicable laws and rules.
         IEPA procedural and implementing rules have been adopted under Title 2 Part 1828 of the Illinois
         Administrative Code, which can be found at www.epa.state.il.us (select “Rules & Regulations”).
         IEPA utilizes the “Trade Secret@ procedures found in Title 35 Part 130 of the Illinois Administrative
         Code, which can be found at www.ipcb.state.il.us/title35/35conten.htm. The Agency strongly
         suggests that you review and follow the “trade secret@ provisions if applicable to your proposal.
         Vendors claiming exemption from disclosure of certain portions of the offer must do so in a
         separate section of the offer labeled “Confidential Information.” This section must identify the
         volume, page and section containing the confidential information, the reason for the claim of
         confidentiality and the statutory citation authorizing the exemption from disclosure. We will
         determine whether claimed exemptions apply. Upon award the name of the winning vendor and
         price as well as sufficient information from that offer will be made available to the public to allow
         for meaningful review and protest regardless of any claim of exemption. We must disclose only
         the record (name, and in the case of IFBs, the price) after award of the losing offers. Final results
         of the State’s evaluation shall be public.

1.32     PUBLIC CONTRACTS NUMBER. Vendors with 15 or more employees must have a Public
         Contracts Number issued by (or completed application submitted to) the Illinois Department of
         Human Rights (DHR) prior to the opening date. Contact DHR at 312-814-2431.

1.33     OUT OF STATE COMPANIES. Please contact the Illinois Secretary of State (217/782-1834)
         regarding a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business in Illinois (805 ILCS 5/13). Application
         Form BCA 13.15 may be downloaded from www.sos.state.il.us/depts/bus_serv/bca.html.

1.34     NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY. In compliance with the State and Federal Constitutions, the
         Illinois Human Rights Act, the U.S. Civil Rights Act, and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation
         Act, the State of Illinois does not unlawfully discriminate in employment, contracts, or any other

1.35     COMPLETION OF SOLICITATION RESPONSE FORMS. The Solicitation Response forms
         consist of the "Vendor Prequalification" information. You must complete, respond to and
         submit all sections of each set of forms including attachments, clearly show any
         "exceptions," sign and return each of the forms as indicated. We may provide an electronic
         form of this solicitation and require that you respond in like form (see CUSTOM PAGE). The
         electronic version may include additional instructions.

         VENDOR PREQUALIFICATION. You must sign the "Vendor Prequalification Format and
         Signature” page and provide the information requested in the attachments. This information is
         used to determine whether you qualify as a “responsible” vendor. If you do not provide this
         information, we may not be able to consider your offer. The “Vendor Prequalification” section is
         arranged as follows:

                     Vendor Prequalification Format and Signature
                     Business and Directory information
                     Department of Human Rights Public Contract Number
                     Minority, Female, Person with a Disability Status and Subcontracting
                     Conflict of Interest Disclosures
                     Taxpayer Identification Number

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1.36     CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION AND AWARD. We evaluate four categories of information:
         administrative compliance, vendor responsibility, responsiveness and price. All offers, regardless
         of the type of solicitation, must meet the following administrative and responsibility criteria.

         a)          Administrative Compliance. We will determine whether the offer complied with the
                     Instructions for Submitting Offers. We must reject your offer if you submit it late. Failure
                     to meet other requirements could result in rejection.

         b)          Vendor Responsibility. We will determine whether the VENDOR submitting the offer is
                     one with whom we can or should do business. Factors that we may evaluate to
                     determine "responsibility" include, but are not limited to: certifications, conflict of interest
                     disclosures, taxpayer identification number, past performance, references (including
                     those found outside the offer), compliance with applicable laws, financial stability and the
                     perceived ability to perform completely as specified. A VENDOR must at all times have
                     financial resources sufficient, in the opinion of the State, to ensure performance of the
                     contract and must provide proof upon request. We will determine whether any failure to
                     supply information, or the quality of the information, will result in rejection.

         c)          Evaluation of "responsiveness" and "price" differ depending on the type of solicitation.
                     The evaluation and award criteria for a Request for Proposals are shown in the following
                     subsection. When the specification calls for “Brand Name or Equal,” the brand name
                     product is acceptable. Other products will be considered upon a showing the other
                     product meets stated specifications and is equivalent to the brand product in terms of
                     quality, performance and desired characteristics. Minor differences that do not affect the
                     suitability of the supply or service for the State’s needs may be accepted. Point and
                     other such evaluation methods are tools we use to aid us in the evaluation process, but
                     are not always definitive. We reserve the right to use our discretion to eliminate offers
                     that we deem unacceptable.

         d)          Request for Proposals. We will determine how well offers meet our requirements in
                     terms of “responsiveness” to the specifications. We will rank offers, without consideration
                     of price, from best to least qualified using a point ranking system (unless otherwise
                     specified) as an aid in conducting the evaluation. References may be considered again
                     in this portion of the evaluation. We will determine whether any failure to supply
                     information, or the quality of the information, will result in rejection or downgrading the
                     offer. Vendors who do not rank sufficiently high need not be considered for price
                     evaluation and award. The “responsible” offeror whose offer meets “administrative”
                     requirements and whose offer is most advantageous shall be eligible for award. If we do
                     not consider the price submitted in response to any type of RFP to be fair and reasonable
                     and that price cannot be negotiated to an acceptable level, we reserve the right to award
                     to the next highest ranked vendor. We will determine whether the price is fair and
                     reasonable by considering the offer, including the vendor's qualifications, the vendor's
                     reputation, all prices submitted, other known prices, the project budget and other relevant

                     The point evaluation system is described below.

                     The total number of points for "responsiveness" is _100_. Vendors who do not receive
                     _66_ of the total "responsiveness" points need not be considered for price evaluation and
                     award. The elements of responsiveness that will be evaluated and their relative weights

                             Elements                                                              Weight

       1.     Data Analysis and Methodology Selection                                                34 Points
       2.     Education and Technical Ability and Prior experience with similar projects             33 Points
       3.     Community Relations and Public Participation                                           33 Points

       The above elements will be evaluated for the following criteria:
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              The extent to which the proposal conveys a sense of understanding of the problems,
              objectives and requirements of the project;

              The plausibility that the proposed project will guide the process through a comprehensive,
              technically valid and defensible UAA;

              The overall quality, readability, clarity, organization, thoroughness and responsiveness of the

              The ability to identify information needs and the plan for acquiring and using such

              The identification of existing and potential problems and the reasonableness and
              appropriateness of recommended solutions;

              The knowledge of regulatory requirements;

              The expertise in conveying information to and building consensus among stakeholders and
              the public at large;

              The proposed sequence of planned operations, the duration of tasks and the overall

              The ability to identify unique approaches or solutions that will shorten the schedule,
              conserve funds and add to the efficiency of the project;

              The reasonableness and plausibility of any interpretations, qualifications or assumptions
              pertinent to or inherent in the project; and

              The quality and usefulness of graphs, sketches, diagrams, figures and tables to present

Price will be a weighted element. The total number of points for "price" is _50_. We will determine "price"
points using the following formula:

                                                          Lowest Price
                         Maximum price points X --------------------------- = Total Price Points
                                                          Offeror's Price

The maximum number of points is _150__ (Responsiveness __100___ plus Price _50__).

Alternative Evaluation. If three or fewer offers are received in response to the request for proposals, the
offers may be evaluated using simple comparative analysis of the elements of responsiveness (and price
where applicable) instead of any announced method of evaluation (such as points).

Proposed and/or Final Rates: Vendors who do not rank sufficiently high in the responsiveness portion of
the bid need not be considered for price evaluation and award. If we do not consider the rates to be fair
and reasonable and rates cannot be negotiated to an acceptable level, we reserve the right to reject the
proposal in total. We will determine whether the rate is fair and reasonable by considering all rates
submitted, other known rates, the project budget and other relevant factors.

Oral or Written Presentations and Clarifications of Proposal.
The Agency, in conjunction with its evaluation of proposals, may invite a Bidder to make one or more oral
or written presentations, and may discuss with a Bidder revisions in or clarifications of any term or
provision of the Bidder’s proposal. The Agency reserves the right, during the course of any such
discussions, to modify or waive any term, condition or requirement of the RFP if it determines that the

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term, condition, or requirement is not a material term of the RFP and that waiver or modification is in the
best interest of the State of Illinois; provided, however, that the Agency will not modify or waive any term,
condition or requirement, if noncompliance with such term, condition or requirement is grounds for
disqualifying the Bidder as nonresponsive. The Agency anticipates giving Bidders two or three business
day’s notice, where possible, before an oral or written presentation or clarification is due.

The Agency reserves the right to require further negotiation of contract contents after initial selection of
the probable contractor(s) but prior to execution of the contract.

The Agency reserves the right to require the Contractor to participate in periods of further good faith
negotiation or renegotiation of contract terms during the initial or any subsequent contract term, to
address unforeseen conditions or substantial changes in circumstances that may arise during contract
implementation, or for such other reasons that the Agency deems appropriate.

                                         END OF INSTRUCTIONS

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                                          TERM OF CONTRACT

         a.          Beginning and end date of initial term.

                     Beginning date will be upon signature of the Contract by the Agency Director. It
                     is anticipated that this date will occur around November 18, 2002. The duration
                     of this project will be approximately 2 years from the contract award date.

         b.          Renewal. Except as otherwise shown, the State reserves the right to renew the
                     contract for the same or lesser length of term as the initial term and on the same
                     terms and conditions.

                At the Agency’s sole option, the contracts may be renewed for an additional 12
         months or less.

         c.          Early Termination. The State reserves the right to terminate this contract without
                     cause and without penalty or further payment being required upon 30 days prior
                     written notice. Upon exercise of this right, AGENCY shall pay VENDOR for
                     supplies and services satisfactorily provided and for authorized expenses
                     incurred up to the time of termination.

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                                   DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

2.1     Need for Services.
The Agency is seeking Contractual support in conducting a Use Attainability Analysis (UAA) of the
Chicago Area Waterway System. Primary focus will be on waterway reaches currently classified in Illinois
Code as Secondary Contact and Indigenous Aquatic Life (See Appendix A), except for the reach of the
Lower Des Plaines River currently being evaluated through a separate UAA. Consideration shall also be
given to the major General Use waterway segments, reaches or tributaries adjoining the Secondary
Contact waterways such as the Calumet River upstream (lakeside) of O’Brien Lock, the Little Calumet
River South Leg (upstream of the confluence of the Calumet -Sag Channel and the Little Calumet River
North Leg), the North Shore Channel upstream of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater
Chicago (MWRDGC) North Side water reclamation plant, and the North Branch of the Chicago River
upstream of its confluence with the North Shore Channel. Tasks will include:

         1.   review and evaluate all available environmental data to determine the physical, chemical and
              biological conditions of the waterway, recommending additional water and sediment quality
              monitoring activities and coordinating the generation and evaluation of additional data as may
              be necessary to accomplish the objectives;

         2.   identify and characterize the types, causes and sources of major stressors on the system
              including potential use impairments identified in the Agency’s most recent Clean Water Act
              Section 303(d) List ;

         3.   assess available water quality and habitat management options for eliminating or reducing
              system stressors;

         4.   determine the potential to achieve and maintain use classifications other than existing

         5.   develop recommended use designations and associated water quality standards to achieve
              the highest attainable uses consistent with Clean Water Act goals and Chapter 2 of USEPA’s
              Water Quality Standards Handbook (40 CFR 131.10)

         6.   provide expert testimony before the Illinois Pollution Control Board in support of use
              designation changes; and

         7.   establish and coordinate stakeholder involvement in the UAA process.

2.2      Background
The Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) consists of Calumet and Chicago River basin water bodies
classified for the most part as Secondary Contact and Indigenous Aquatic Life Use (See list of waters and
reaches in Appendix A). It also consists of Lake Calumet and numerous General Use tributaries.
Appendix B describes the significant features of the main channel portion of the system. Two of the
larger non-main channel tributaries, the Grand Calumet River and the Little Calumet River South Leg
originate in the State of Indiana. Lake Calumet is a shallow water body surrounded by current and former
industrial developments and remnant wetlands.

The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, the Calumet-Sag Channel and the North Shore Channel are
artificial waterways constructed about 100 years ago to facilitate navigation and to protect Lake Michigan
from the wastes of a growing Chicago. The Little Calumet River North Leg, the Chicago River, the South
Branch of the Chicago River and the North Branch of the Chicago River downstream of its confluence of
the North Shore Channel are natural rivers that have been extensively modified through deepening,

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widening and channelizing. The flow direction of the Chicago River, the South Branch of the Chicago
River and the Little Calumet River North Branch is reverse of what it was before the artificial channels
were constructed, directing Chicago and Calumet flows away from Lake Michigan toward Lockport and
into the Des Plaines River. Most of the CAWS’s flow is dominated by treated wastewater from 5 million
Cook County residents and an additional industrial load of approximately 4.5 million population

The purpose of the UAA will be to determine if other use classifications are more appropriate for the
CAWS or any portion thereof. Stakeholder involvement is critical to this process and the City of Chicago’s
Chicago River Corridor Development Plan, the Lake Calumet area organizations’ “Vision for Lake
Calumet", the Friends of the Chicago River’s Urban River Monitoring and Recovery Initiative Project and
other such relevant programs shall be considered during the analysis.

2.3      Scope of Work
      A. Verify and augment, where necessary, MWRD’s description of the CAWS contained in Appendix
         B and provide the Agency with a written copy of the verified and augmented report. The report
         shall contain in general terms:

          1.    in both text and map form, a delineation of the water bodies, reaches and tributaries.
          2.    a summary of classifications, uses and standards applicable to each water body, reach and
          3.    a grouping and description of waterway reaches/areas of similar or unique character, function
                and use (e.g. channelized, vertical-walled shipping canals).
          4.    a description of the existing physical, chemical and biological conditions of both the water
                column and sediment of each reach/area.
          5.    a description of in-stream human uses and biological habitats in each reach/area.
          6.    a description of pollutant sources and existing controls, including industries, POTWs and the
                MWRDGC Tunnel and Reservoir Program (TARP).
          7.    a description of existing riparian human and wildlife uses and biological habitat in each
          8.    a description of the Lake Michigan discretionary diversion program.
          9.    a description of MWRD’s side-stream (SEPA) and in-stream aeration systems.
          10.    a description of MWRD’s and Chicago’s waterway debris removal operations and Friends of
                Chicago River’s River Rescue Day and Adopt a River.
          11.    an overview of the density current phenomenon and hydraulic model.
          12.    an overview of the City of Chicago’s “Chicago River Corridor Development Plan,” the Lake
                Calumet area organizations’ “Vision for Lake Calumet“, the Friends of the Chicago River’s
                Urban River Monitoring and Recovery Initiative Project and other such stakeholder goals and
          13.    a summary of CAWS permittee’s NPDES permit mandated activities not covered in Appendix
                C, that may affect the waterways, including pertinent activities associated with Midwest
                Generation, the Hammond Sanitary District, the Grand Calumet River Remedial Action Plan
                and other relevant environmental projects.

      B. Establish and facilitate stakeholder involvement in local (north, central and south) areas by:

          1.    convening and coordinating the meetings of a Stakeholder Steering Committee, and, as
                needed, local stakeholder subcommittee(s) to address concerns unique to particular
                waterway reach(es)/area(s).
          2.    developing consensus among stakeholders on what in-stream and riparian use options are
                available for the various waterway reaches.
          3.    developing criteria for waterway assessments.

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         4.  grouping, ranking and prioritizing waterway reaches/areas according to stakeholders’
         5. developing work plan(s) for reach/area investigation(s).
         6. developing schedule(s) for completing assessment(s).
         7. developing preliminary approaches to setting and attaining goals.
         8. evaluating control alternatives.
         9. recommending future reach/area classification(s), use(s) and standards.
         10. developing a plan for achieving use(s) and standards.

    C. Compile documents and review applicable local, State and federal Laws, Regulations, Standards,
       Policies and Guidance pertaining to water quality standards and their modification, TMDLs,
       UAAs, CSO and SSO controls and other such material relevant to the UAA, and provide the
       Agency with a list of such documents and a synopsis of the review.

    D. Perform initial characterization(s) of waterway reach/area(s):

         1.   Work closely with regulated dischargers and governments and their contractors to acquire
              and assemble previously collected data and data to be collected in the coming year, not
              limited to data collected by USGS, USEPA, USACE, USFWS, IEPA, IDNR, IDPH, MWRDGC,
              Midwest Generation and the municipalities adjoining the CAWS.
         2.   List available existing data and determine what other data will be needed.
         3.   Characterize shoreline conditions, including bank type, vegetation, habitat, recreation
              potential, access points, limitations, etc.
         4.   Prepare a waterway reach/area characterization report integrating the results of D1-D3

    E. Conduct a technical review of potential methods of pollution control and mitigation measures,
       including the costs, benefits and environmental effects of such controls and measures. The
       review should include innovative watershed management practices as well as conventional
       controls and measures.

    F. Perform local waterway reach/area analyses which include:

         1.   ecosystem analyses on vertebrate, invertebrate and vegetative components of the CAWS.
         2.   determination of actual human instream us es.
         3.   determination of actual riparian human and wildlife uses along the CAWS.
         4.   utilization of MWRD’s water quality model and other available tools for evaluating the impacts
              of existing facilities and other pollutant loads and determining to what extent additional
              controls are needed to reach attainable uses and standards.
         5.   discussion on the anticipated benefits or detrimental effects of:

              a. the future reductions in the Lake Michigan discretionary diversion allotment
              b. TARP Phase II
              c. Other anticipated future environmental programs or permit mandated changes associated
              with the CAWS, including but not limited to programs and requirements listed in or
              encountered as a result of the tasks performed in accordance with 2.3(A) above.

         6.   Submit a report on the findings of the waterway reach/area analyses.

    G. Upon completion of the local waterway reach/area analyses outlined in F above, perform an
       integrated CWS assessment and analysis of current and potential classifications, uses and
       standards, including programmatic, environmental, economic and other factors which may affect
       the achievement of such potential classifications, uses and standards. The analysis shall

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         culminate in a written report containing a recommended comprehensive plan for revising the uses
         and water quality standards necessary for meeting the stakeholder consensus-derived riparian
         and waterway goals. The analysis shall cover:

         1.   The uses and standards presently being attained through existing facilities and control
         2.   The uses and standards that may be attained after CSO, instream and/or sidestream
              aeration, reduced discretionary diversion, storm water BMP and other scheduled facility
              plans, controls and programs are in place and functioning.
         3.   The frequency which existing standards will not be met through existing and currently
              planned controls and programs.
         4.   The uses that may be impractical regardless of water quality conditions.
         5.   The existing and potential future uses that may be attained without absolute attainment of
              existing numerical standards.
         6.   The feasibility of establishing the following through the existing regulatory framework:

                     a.   Special uses, such as: intermediate, seasonal, partial and/or dry versus wet weather.
                     b.   Site-specific water quality criteria.
                     c.   Alternative frequency-duration water quality criteria.
                     d.   Variances.

         7.   The facilities and programs needed to achieve desired waterway and riparian uses and to
              achieve compliance with numeric standards associated with such uses.
         8.   The capital, O&M and management costs of desired facilities and programs identified in
              2.3(G)(7) above.

    H. With the involvement of the Stakeholder Steering Committee, the stakeholder waterway
       reach/area teams, and the regulatory representatives, and in consideration of all the information
       acquired through all other elements of the analysis, develop and submit a detailed Strategic Plan
       with time lines for achieving the established goals for achieving attainable uses.

    I.   In consultation with affected (paying) organizations, compile costs for accomplishing individual
         elements of the comprehensive plan and analyze the overall cost to the stakeholders’ rates
         and/or taxes, and list and quantify the economic benefits derived through enhanced recreational
         uses, increased property value and other tangible factors considered in the Strategic Plan. A
         socio-economic impact report shall be submitted.

    J.   Assist in all public outreach activities:

         1.   Conduct local stakeholder waterway reach/area assessments meetings and steer the
              stakeholder teams into developing waterway reach/area plans as outlined in 2.3(B) above.
         2.   Conduct stakeholder steering committee meetings.
         3.   Coordinate planning and technical activities through meetings and correspondence with City,
              County, State, Federal and other appropriate regulatory agencies and their contractors and
              consultants. Coordination shall include meeting scheduling and advertisement and meeting
              minutes taking, transcribing and distribution to interested attendants. All stakeholder meeting
              minutes shall be distributed two weeks prior to a subsequent meeting.

    K. Assist in any Illinois Pollution Control Board and USEPA proceedings that may be necessary to
       accomplish the objectives of the Strategic Plan.

    L.   Project controls shall include the following:

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         1.   A project management schedule shall be submitted within two weeks of contract award.
         2.   A project management meeting shall be held near the 1 of at least every other month (6
              meetings per year), or more often as required, with the Agency and other appropriate officials
              to review the status of the study. By mutual agreement, the meetings may be held by phone.
              Meeting minutes shall be taken, prepared and distributed with the subsequent bi-monthly
              progress report as described in 2.3(L)(3) below.
         3.   A bi-monthly progress report (6 reports per year) shall be written and submitted to the Agency
              two weeks after each bi-monthly project management meeting described in 2.3(L)(2) above,
              and the reports shall describe to-date work performed, significant findings, delays and other
              problems, a budget update, an updated project management schedule and minutes from the
              previous project management meeting as described in L3 below.
         4.   In consultation with the Agency, the contractor shall assemble and consult a Technical
              Steering Committee (TSC) consisting of government experts in the fields of CSOs,
              wastewater treatment, watershed planning, biology/ecology, BMPs, modeling, UAA, TMDL,
              non-point source pollution and other areas as needed. The TSC shall guide the assembly of
              an aquatic biological group and other subcommittees as may be needed to manage
              specialized aspects of the UAA. TSC and TSC Subgroup meeting minutes shall be taken
              and distributed 2 weeks prior to subsequent TSC or TSC Subgroup meetings

2.4.     Qualifications of Vendor and/or Vendor's staff (or others who would perform).
         VENDOR must have and show the qualifications (including as appropriate,
         education, experience and technical ability) necessary to perform this contract.

The Contractor shall provide necessary and sufficient personnel, equipment, materials, and incidentals to
successfully complete the work specified in Section 2.3 of this Request for Proposals:

Project Manager – This individual has the overall responsibility of completing all work elements of this
Contract, including oversight and direction of support staff. The Project Manager must have an advanced
college degree in Environmental Sciences, Water Resources Management or related field and have a
minimum of five year’s experience as a project manager or assistant manager in projects related to water
quality assessment and management. The Project Manager should also have working experience with
and knowledge of USEPA’s use attainability analysis guidance and related materials (1997 WERF UAA
publications, Project 91-NPS-1, Reference no. D72001).

Support Staff – These individuals shall have appropriate technical expertise and public relations abilities
necessary to complete the contracted work. At least one staff member shall have an advanced college
degree and three year’s working experience in aquatic biology; one shall have an advanced college
degree and three year’s working experience in chemistry; and another shall have a college degree and
two year’s working experience in a public relations field. Staff should also have a working knowledge of
USEPA’s water quality standards handbook, particularly the use attainability guidelines, criteria derivation
procedures and provisions for development of Total Maximum Daily Loads for impaired waters.

Bidders shall submit a list of all personnel to be used in all aspects of their proposal, together with
resumes detailing the education and work experience of each person. The personnel identified in the
bidder’s proposal may not be changed without prior written consent of the Agency. The Agency reserves
the right to approve or reject personnel designated by a Contractor or subcontractor. Any delay or
additional costs incurred because of the failure of the Contractor to give timely notice of new personnel
shall be the sole risk of the Contractor.

Staffing References: Bidders shall provide a description of completed work experiences that are
comparable to the project outlined in this RFP. Bidders shall provide information on the projects in the
following format:

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a.          List the most recent project reference first and all other project references in reverse
            chronological order (more recent experiences coming before less recent ones).
b.          Specify contact person for the contract issuing entity for each project, including a current address
            and telephone number for each person.
c.          Provide the commencement and completion dates for each project referenced.
d.          Provide a description of each project and all work performed by the Bidder.
e.          For each project, provide the contract amount and any deviation from this amount in terms of the
            final actual price paid to the Bidder.
f.          Provide a description of all accidents, injuries or other incidents relative to any work on each
            referenced project that have given or may give rise to a legal or equitable claim against the
            Bidder, any subcontractor, an agent of either of them, other parties involved in that project, or any
            third parties.

2.5.        Performance Security Bond.                ___n/a______________

2.6.        Subcontracting/Joint Ventures. Subcontracting is allowed, subject to the following:

The State intends to contract with one entity per contract and that entity shall be contractually responsible
for performance. However, if the entity is a joint venture, one of the parties to the joint venture must take
full contractual responsibility for performance under the contract.

       1.     The Agency reserves the right to approve all subcontractors, whether identified in the proposal
              or not. No subcontractors, except those expressly approved by the Agency in writing and
              identified in the contract, (by name, address and estimated amount to be paid) shall be used by
              the Contractor for the purposes of this Contract. The Agency’s Project Manager may grant
              approval and consent of a subcontractor.
       2.     Each Proposal must include a statement designating the percent of work that will be
              subcontracted, and the name, address, and estimated amount paid to each subcontractor; or
              stating that no subcontractors will be utilized. The names and addresses of all subcontractors
              utilized by Vendor with the consent of the Agency shall be listed in an addendum to the
              Contract together with the anticipated amount of money that the subcontractor is expected to
              receive pursuant to this Contract (30 ILCS 500/35-40).
       3.     The Vendor shall pay for services provided through subcontractor(s) in a timely fashion. If the
              services of such subcontractor(s) is/are not paid for in a timely fashion, the Vendor shall remain
              solely responsible for any amounts due to such subcontractor(s). Furthermore, the Agency
              may, at its sole discretion, withhold from any payment due to the Vendor, an amount equal to
              the unpaid amount due to such subcontractor(s) until such time as the Vendor pays the full
              amount due to such subcontractor(s).
       4.     The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has committed to a “fair share” contractual service
              goal of 15% for Illinois certified Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and/or Minority Business
              Enterprises (MBEs). Any contractor that is awarded a contract pursuant to this procurement
              which subcontracts more than 15% of the value of the awarded contract shall also set for itself
              a goal of awarding 15% or more of the value of the subcontracted portion of the contract, to an
              Illinois certified Women and/or Minority owned business. Any contractor which intends to
              subcontract less than 15% of the value of the contract, shall set for itself a goal of awarding the
              total amount subcontracted to an Illinois certified Women and/or Minority owned business. This
              requirement shall be contingent upon the availability of qualified Women and/or Minority owned
              businesses to perform the required work. If the above goals are not met, the Contractor must
              provide certification with appropriate documentation that verified his efforts to solicit
              WBE/MBEs. The Agency Project Manager will not approve any subcontractor without
              receiving, reviewing and approving this documentation.

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Minority or women-owned business refers to for-profit enterprises regardless of form of organization (sole
proprietorship, partnership, or corporation). Under the Illinois Business Enterprise Program, legislation
places a cap of $14 million in annual gross sales (for the most recent fiscal year) on businesses eligible
for the program. However, businesses with gross sales over $14 million can apply for a waiver to
participate in the program if the contract will provide significant employment and/or subcontracting
opportunities for minorities, women, and persons with a disability. Additional information on the Illinois
program as well as certification information is available at the following INTERNET address:
www.state.il.us/cms - under the “Purchasing” heading, select “Business Enterprise Program”.

“Minority Business Enterprise” (MBE) means a business concern which is at least 51 percent owned by
one or more minority persons, or in the case of a corporation, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is
owned by one or more minority persons; and the management and daily business operations of which are
controlled by one or more minority individuals who own it. A Minority person is a person who is a citizen
or lawful permanent resident of the United States, and who is:

         Black/African American (A person having origins in any of the black racial groups in Africa);
         Hispanic (A person of Spanish or Portuguese culture with origins in Mexico, South or Central
          America, or the Caribbean Islands, regardless of race);
         Asian American (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast
          Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands);
         Native American or Alaskan Native (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of
          North America.

“Female Business Enterprise” (FBE) means a business concern which is at least 51 percent owned by
one or more females, or in the case of a corporation, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by
one or more females; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one
or more females who own it. A Female is a person of the female gender who is a citizen or lawful
permanent resident of the United States. A female-owned business is included for goal purposes as a
female-owned business, regardless of the ethnicity of the female owner or owners.

In Federally-funded projects utilizing subcontractors, the contractor shall adhere to all applicable Federal
procurement regulations and specifically to the Women's, and Minority Business Enterprise solicitation
provisions set forth in 40 CFR 31.36(e), in the procurement of such subcontractors. The Contractor
agrees that qualified small, minority, and women's business enterprises shall have the maximum
practicable opportunity to participate in the performance of USEPA fund-assisted subcontracts, including
the following:

    1.    Including qualified small, minority, and women's business on solicitation lists;
    2.    Assuring that small, minority, and women's businesses are solicited whenever they are potential
    3.    Dividing total requirements, when economically feasible, into small tasks or quantities to permit
          maximum participation of small, minority, and women's businesses;
    4.    Establishing delivery schedules, where the requirements of the work permit, which will encourage
          participation by small, minority, and women's businesses;
    5.    Using the services and assistance of the Small Business Administration and the Office of Minority
          Business Enterprise of the U.S. Department of Commerce, as appropriate.

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Detail pricing/compensation requirements with at least the following categories of information.

1.       Method and Rate of Compensation. Identify the method of c           harging (hourly, daily,
         project, item, or other method) and provide the rate or price for each type of service.

2.       Maximum Compensation for Supplies and/or Services. Show price in checked category

         a.             Firm Price _________n/a_________________________________

         b.             Not-to-exceed _______n/a________________________________

         c       X        Estimated Price ______________________________________

3.       Expenses. Expenses to be included in the Compensation described above unless
         separately stated below.

         All travel must be in accordance with the State of Illinois Travel Regulations.

4.       Payment Terms and Conditions (including when paid, frequency and retainage).
         Payment will be made after completion of the contract unless otherwise specified below.

         In addition to language included in Standard Terms, Conditions, and Certifications, relating to
         Billing and Payments:

         a)          the contractor may submit vouchers to the Agency no more frequently than monthly for
                     services rendered during the previous period;

         b)          invoices will be accompanied by documentation providing evidence that appropriate
                     activities have been completed;

         c)          invoices shall be submitted to: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Attn: Fiscal
                     Services, Post Office Box 19276, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276;

         d)          all invoices shall include the Contract No. found on page 1 of the Contract;

         e)          Questions regarding invoice payment status, invoice processing, etc. for this
                     contract shall be directed to the Agency’s Fiscal Services Section, phone

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5.       Discounts. ___ % discount for payment within ___ days of delivery. This discount will
         not be a factor in making the award.

6.       Tax Exemption. The ordering agency’s Illinois tax exemption number is _E9988-7169-
         04__. Federal tax exemption information is available upon request to the ordering

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1.       TERM AND RENEWALS: The length of the CONTRACT, including any renewals, may
         not exceed that allowed by law, including 30 ILCS 500/20-60. When the term begins on
         execution, that means the date of final execution by the State. If the commencement of
         performance is delayed because the CONTRACT is not executed by the State on the
         start date, the State may change the start date, end date and milestones to reflect the
         delayed execution. No renewal may be effective automatically. No renewal may be
         effective solely at the Vendor's option.

2.       BILLING:
         a)     VENDOR shall submit invoices to the address, on the schedule and with the
                detail required by the ordering AGENCY. Invoices for supplies ordered or
                services performed and expenses incurred prior to July 1st must be presented to
                the AGENCY no later than July 31; otherwise VENDOR may have to seek
                payment of such invoices through the Illinois Court of Claims (30 ILCS 105/25).
                Billings shall be made to conform to State fiscal year requirements, including
                prorating if necessary, notwithstanding any contrary provision in this CONTRACT
                or order.
         b)     VENDOR shall not bill for any taxes unless a statement is attached to the bill
                identifying the tax and showing why it is legally chargeable to the State. The
                State does not warrant the interest component of any payment, including
                installment payments, are exempt from income tax liability.
         c)     By submitting an invoice VENDOR certifies the supplies and services met all
                requirements of the CONTRACT, and the amount billed and expenses incurred
                are as allowed in the CONTRACT.

3.       PAYMENT:
         a)   Late payment charges, if any, shall not exceed the formula established in the
              State "Prompt Payment" Act (30 ILCS 540/1) and rules (74 Ill. Adm. Code 900).
              Payments delayed at the beginning of the State's fiscal year (July and August
              payments) because of the appropriation process shall not be considered a
         b)   The AGENCY shall not be liable to pay for any supplies or services, including
              related expenses subject of this CONTRACT incurred prior to the beginning of
              the term of this CONTRACT. Any CONTRACT or order labeled "subject to
              financing" or words to similar effect is subject to the AGENCY obtaining suitable
         c)   The approved invoice amount will be paid less any retainage and previous partial
              payments. Final payment shall be made upon determination by the AGENCY
              that all requirements under this CONTRACT have been completed, which
              determination shall not be unreasonably withheld. Such final payment will be
              made subject to adjustment after completion of an audit of vendor's records as
              provided for in this CONTRACT.
         d)   Any contract or order requiring payment of financing interest is subject to the
              interest rate limitation set by law of the greater of 9% or 125% of the G.O. Bond
              Index (30 ILCS 305/1).
         e)   As a condition of payment, Vendor must pay its employees prevailing wages
              when required by law (e.g., p     ublic works, printing, janitorial, window washing,
              security guard and food service), and must pay its suppliers and subcontractors
              providing lien waivers on request.

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4.       AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS (30 ILCS 500/20-60): AGENCY shall use its
         best efforts to secure sufficient appropriations to fund this CONTRACT. However, the
         AGENCY'S obligations hereunder shall cease immediately, without penalty or further
         payment being required, if the Illinois General Assembly or federal funding source fails to
         make an appropriation sufficient to pay such obligation. The AGENCY shall determine
         whether amounts appropriated are sufficient. AGENCY shall give VENDOR notice of
         insufficient funding as soon as practicable. VENDOR'S obligation to perform shall cease
         upon receipt of the notice.

5.       CONSULTATION: VENDOR shall keep the AGENCY fully informed as to the progress
         of matters covered by this CONTRACT. Where time permits and VENDOR is not
         otherwise prohibited from so doing, VENDOR shall offer the AGENCY the opportunity to
         review relevant documents prior to filing with any public body or adversarial party.

6.       PERFORMANCE REVIEWS: The State may conduct a post performance review of the
         VENDOR'S performance under the CONTRACT. Any professional and artistic services
         performed under this CONTRACT shall be subject to a post performance review. The
         VENDOR shall cooperate with the State in this review, which may require that VENDOR
         provide records of its performance and billing. Vendor shall provide any required
         information within 30 days of the AGENCY'S request. This post performance review may
         be used by any State agency in determining whether to enter into other contractual
         relationships with the VENDOR.

7.       AUDIT / RETENTION OF RECORDS (30 ILCS 500/20-65):                      VENDOR and its
         subcontractors shall maintain books and records relating to performance of the
         CONTRACT or subcontract and necessary to support amounts charged to the State
         under the CONTRACT or subcontract. The Vendor shall maintain books and records for
         a period of 3 years from the later of the date of final payment under the CONTRACT or
         completion of the CONTRACT, and by the subcontractor for a period of 3 years from the
         later of the date of final payment under the subcontract or completion of the subcontract.
         The 3-year period shall be extended for the duration of any audit in progress during the
         term. Books and records required to be maintained under this section shall be available
         for review or audit by representatives of the Auditor General, the AGENCY, and other
         governmental entities with monitoring authority upon reasonable notice and during
         normal business hours. VENDOR and its subcontractors shall cooperate fully with any
         such audit. Failure to maintain books and records required by this Section shall establish
         a presumption in favor of the State for the recovery of any funds paid by the State under
         the CONTRACT for which adequate books and records are not available to support the
         purported disbursement.

8.       SCHEDULE OF WORK: Any work performed on State premises shall be done during
         the hours designated by the State and shall in any event be performed so as to minimize
         inconvenience to the State and its personnel and minimize interference with the State's

9.       INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: The VENDOR shall be an independent contractor.
         Supplies provided and/or services performed pursuant to this CONTRACT are not
         rendered as an employee of the AGENCY or of the State of Illinois. Amounts paid
         pursuant to this CONTRACT do not constitute compensation paid to an employee.

         for the negligent acts and omissions of its agents, employees and subcontractors in their
         performance of VENDOR'S duties under this CONTRACT. VENDOR represents that it

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         shall utilize the services of individuals skilled in the profession for which they will be used
         in performing services hereunder. In the event that the AGENCY determines that any
         individual performing services for VENDOR hereunder is not providing such skilled
         services, it shall promptly so notify VENDOR and VENDOR shall replace that individual.

         a)    VENDOR may not assign, subcontract, or transfer any interest in the work
               subject of this CONTRACT without AGENCY'S prior written consent. In the
               event the AGENCY consents, the terms and conditions of this CONTRACT shall
               apply to and bind the party to whom such work is subcontracted, assigned, or
               transferred as fully and completely as VENDOR is hereby bound and obligated.
               This includes requiring such parties to submit certifications and disclosures to
               AGENCY for review and approval upon request.
         b)    Where VENDOR is providing professional and artistic services, names and
               addresses of all subcontractors utilized by VENDOR shall be listed in an
               addendum to this CONTRACT together with the anticipated amount of money
               that the subcontractor is expected to receive pursuant to this CONTRACT (30
               ILCS 500/35-40).
         c)    If VENDOR is unable to secure or maintain individuals named in the CONTRACT
               to render the services, VENDOR shall not be relieved of its obligations to
               complete performance. AGENCY shall have the option to accept a substitute or
               to terminate the CONTRACT.
         d)    After notice, AGENCY may transfer the CONTRACT or payment responsibility to
               another State agency, or assign the CONTRACT to a third-party for financing

12.      LICENSE: VENDOR, directly or through its employees, shall have and maintain any
         required license. With consent of the AGENCY, VENDOR may meet the license
         requirement through a subcontractor.

         a)    The AGENCY reserves the right to maintain any equipment purchased under this
               CONTRACT using AGENCY personnel or third-party maintainers. In such case,
               VENDOR shall provide the AGENCY or its maintenance provider with such
               services, documentation, materials and parts under reasonable terms and
               conditions and at reasonable costs. The AGENCY reserves the right to return to
               VENDOR'S maintenance following written certification by VENDOR that the
               equipment is eligible for VENDOR'S maintenance. VENDOR'S standard charges
               for the certification inspection, plus any applicable charges required to bring the
               equipment into eligibility for VENDOR'S maintenance shall apply. Exercise of
               these rights by the AGENCY shall be without penalty or sanction by VENDOR.
         b)    If VENDOR discontinues service or maintenance of equipment or software
               provided under this CONTRACT, VENDOR shall provide to the AGENCY at no
               cost adequate documentation and access to specialized or proprietary tools to
               allow the AGENCY or a subcontractor to maintain the equipment or software.
               This provision shall not apply if VENDOR arranges for continued service and
               maintenance through another vendor and at a price acceptable to the AGENCY.

         a)    Any documents or information obtained by VENDOR from the AGENCY in
               connection with this CONTRACT shall be kept confidential and shall not be
               provided to any third party unless disclosure is approved in writing by the

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         b)          Unless otherwise agreed in writing the following applies. Work product produced
                     under this CONTRACT, including, but not limited to, documents, reports,
                     information, documentation of any sort and ideas, whether preliminary or final,
                     shall become and remain the property of the STATE, including any patent,
                     copyright or other intellectual property rights. With the exception of ideas, all
                     such work products shall be considered works make for hire within the meaning
                     of 17 U.S.C. §101. To the extent that any portion of such work product is not a
                     work made for hire, VENDOR completely and without reservation assigns to the
                     AGENCY all right, title and interest in and to such portion of the work products,
                     as well as all related intellectual property rights, including patent and copyright.
                     AGENCY shall exercise all rights of ownership in all such work product without
                     restriction or limitation including as to use, and without further compensation to
                     VENDOR. VENDOR shall not acquire or have any right to use, disclose or
                     reproduce the work product or any equipment, documents, information, media,
                     software, or know-how obtained from the State except to perform this
                     CONTRACT. Nothing herein shall be construed as precluding the use of any
                     information independently acquired by VENDOR without such limitation.
         c)          The ideas, methodologies, processes, inventions and tools (including computer
                     hardware and software where applicable) that VENDOR previously developed
                     and brings to the AGENCY in furtherance of performance of the CONTRACT
                     shall remain the property of the VENDOR. VENDOR grants to the AGENCY a
                     nonexclusive license to use and employ such software, ideas, concepts,
                     methodologies, processes, inventions and tools solely within its enterprise.

15.      WARRANTY:
         a)   VENDOR warrants that all services will be performed in a good and professional
              manner. Unless otherwise agreed, Vendor warrants that supplies shall be new,
              unused, of most current manufacture and not discontinued, shall be free of
              defects in materials and workmanship, shall be provided in accordance with
              manufacturer's standard warranty and shall perform in accordance with
              manufacturer's published specifications. VENDOR warrants it has title to, or the
              right to allow the State to use, the supplies and services being provided and that
              the State may use same without suit, trouble or hindrance from VENDOR or third
         b)   VENDOR, for itself and its subcontractors and agents, represents and warrants
              that: (i) all products delivered and services performed under this CONTRACT
              (the "Products") are "Year 2000 Compliant," and will and are designed to
              accurately receive, retrieve, process, provide and output date/time data from, in
              and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and from, in and between
              the years 1999 and 2000. In the event of a breach of this Year 2000 warranty,
              VENDOR shall, at its sole expense and without interrupting ongoing business of
              the State, immediately take all necessary actions to cure the breach.

         a)     VENDOR agrees to assume, without limitation, all risk of loss and to indemnify
                and hold the State, its officers, agents and employees, harmless from and
                against any and all liabilities, demands, claims, suits, losses, damages, causes of
                action, fines or judgments, including costs, attorneys' and witnesses' fees, and
                expenses incident thereto, relating to bodily injuries to persons (including death)
                and for loss of, damage to, or destruction of real and/or tangible personal
                property (including property of the State) resulting from the negligence or
                misconduct of VENDOR, its employees, agents, or subcontractors in the
                performance of the CONTRACT. VENDOR shall assume risk of loss until

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                     delivery to the agency's facility. VENDOR shall do nothing to prejudice the
                     State's right to recover against third parties for any loss, destruction, or damage
                     to State property, and shall at the State's request and expense, furnish to the
                     State reasonable assistance and cooperation, including assistance in the
                     prosecution of suit and the execution of instruments of assignment in favor of the
                     State in obtaining recovery.
         b)          VENDOR shall maintain public liability, casualty and auto insurance in sufficient
                     amount to protect the State from liability for acts of VENDOR and risks and
                     indemnities assumed by VENDOR. If VENDOR does not have minimum
                     coverage for bodily injury of $250,000 per person/$500,000 per occurrence, and
                     for property damage, $100,000 per occurrence, VENDOR must inform the
                     AGENCY and seek written permission for lesser coverage. VENDOR shall carry
                     Worker's Compensation Insurance in amount required by law. Upon request,
                     VENDOR shall provide and maintain any bond required by law or the AGENCY.
                     VENDOR shall provide copies of certificates of insurance evidencing the
                     coverage described in this paragraph.
         c)          VENDOR shall, without limitation, at its expense defend the AGENCY against all
                     claims asserted by any person that anything provided by VENDOR infringes a
                     patent, copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property right and shall,
                     without limitation, pay the costs, damages and attorneys' fees awarded against
                     the AGENCY in any such action, or pay any settlement of such action or claim.
                     Each party agrees to notify the other promptly of any matters to which this
                     provision may apply and to cooperate with each other in connection with such
                     defense or settlement. If a preliminary or final judgment shall be obtained
                     against the AGENCY'S use or operation of the items provided by VENDOR
                     hereunder or any part thereof by reason of any alleged infringement, VENDOR
                     shall, at its expense and without limitation, either (a) modify the item so that if
                     becomes noninfringing; or (b) procure for the AGENCY the right to continue to
                     use the item; or (c) substitute for the infringing item other item(s) having at least
                     equivalent capability; or (d) refund to the AGENCY an amount equal to the price
                     paid, less reasonable usage from installation acceptance through cessation of
                     use, which amount shall be calculated on a useful life not less than 5 years, and
                     plus any additional costs the State may incur to acquire substitute supplies or
         d)          AGENCY assumes no liability for actions of VENDOR and is unable to indemnify
                     or hold VENDOR or any third-party harmless for claims based on this
                     CONTRACT or use of VENDOR provided supplies or services. Unless provided
                     by law, VENDOR is not eligible for indemnity under the State Employee
                     Indemnification Act (5 ILCS 350/1). The State’s liability for damages is expressly
                     limited by and subject to the provisions of the Illinois Court of Claims Act (705
                     ILCS 505/1) and to the availability of suitable appropriations.
         e)          Neither party shall be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages.

17.      TAX COMPLIANCE: VENDOR shall be in compliance with applicable tax requirements
         and shall be current in payment of such taxes.

18.      SOLICITATION AND EMPLOYMENT: VENDOR shall not employ any person employed
         by the AGENCY during the term of this CONTRACT to perform any work required by the
         terms of this CONTRACT. As a condition of this CONTRACT, the VENDOR shall give
         notice immediately to the AGENCY'S director if VENDOR solicits or intends to solicit for
         employment any of the AGENCY'S employees during the term of this CONTRACT.
         AGENCY has no authority to contractually refuse to hire VENDOR'S employees who
         apply to the State for employment.

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19.      BACKGROUND CHECK: The State may conduct criminal and driver history background
         checks of VENDOR'S officers, employees or agents who would directly supervise or
         physically perform the CONTRACT requirements at State facilities.       Any officer,
         employee or agent deemed unsuitable by the State must be replaced immediately.

20.      LEGAL ABILITY TO CONTRACT: VENDOR certifies it is under no legal prohibition on
         contracting with the State of Illinois, has no known conflicts of interest and further
         specifically certifies that:
         a)       VENDOR, its employees and subcontractors will comply with applicable
                  provisions of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation
                  Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) and applicable
                  rules in performance under this CONTRACT.
         b)       VENDOR is not in default on an educational loan (5 ILCS 385/3).
         c)       VENDOR has informed the director of the AGENCY in writing if VENDOR was
                  formerly employed by that AGENCY and has received an early retirement
                  incentive under Section 14-108.3 or 16-133.3 of the Illinois Pension Code (30
                  ILCS 105/15a).
         d)       VENDOR has not been convicted of bribing or attempting to bribe an officer or
                  employee of the State of Illinois or any other State, nor has made an admission
                  on the record of having so bribed or attempted to bribe (30 ILCS 500/50-5).
         e)       If VENDOR has been convicted of a felony, at least five years have passed after
                  the date of completion of the sentence for such felony, unless no person held
                  responsible by a prosecutor’s office for the facts upon which the conviction was
                  based continues to have any involvement with the business (30 ILCS 500/50-10).
         f)       VENDOR is not delinquent in the payment of any debt to the State (or if
                  delinquent has entered into a deferred payment plan to pay off the debt), and
                  VENDOR acknowledges the contracting state agency may declare the contract
                  void if this certification is false (30 ILCS 500/50-11, effective July 1, 2002).
         g)       VENDOR has not paid any money or valuable thing to induce any person to
                  refrain from bidding on a State contract, nor has VENDOR accepted any money
                  or other valuable thing, or acted upon the promise of same, for not bidding on a
                  State contract (30 ILCS 500/50-25).
         h)       VENDOR is not in violation of the “Revolving Door” section of the Illinois
                  Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500/50-30).
         i)       VENDOR will report to the Illinois Attorney General and the Chief Procurement
                  Officer any suspected collusion or other anticompetitive practice among any
                  bidders, offerors, contractors, proposers or employees of the State (30 ILCS
                  500/50-40, /50-45, /50-50).
         j)       VENDOR will, pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act, provide a drug free
                  workplace, and if an individual shall not engage in the unlawful manufacture,
                  distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance in the
                  performance of the CONTRACT. This certification applies to CONTRACTS of
                  $5000 or more with: individuals; and to entities with twenty-five (25) or more
                  employees (30 ILCS 580).
         k)       Neither VENDOR nor any substantially owned affiliate is participating or shall
                  participate in an international boycott in violation of the U.S. Export
                  Administration Act of 1979 or the applicable regulations of the U.S. Department
                  of Commerce. This certification applies to CONTRACTS that exceed $10,000
                  (30 ILCS 582).
         l)       VENDOR has not been convicted of the offense of bid rigging or bid rotating or
                  any similar offense of any State or of the United S        tates (720 ILCS 5/33E-3,

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         m)          VENDOR complies with the Illinois Department of Human Rights Act and rules
                     applicable to public contracts, including equal employment opportunity, refraining
                     from unlawful discrimination, and having written sexual harassment policies (775
                     ILCS 5/2-105).
         n)          VENDOR does not pay dues to, or reimburse or subsidize payments by its
                     employees for, any dues or fees to any “discriminatory club” (775 ILCS 25/2).

21.      CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: VENDOR has disclosed, and agrees it is under a
         continuing obligation to disclose to the AGENCY, financial or other interests (public or
         private, direct or indirect) that may be a potential conflict of interest or which would
         prohibit Vendor from having or continuing the CONTRACT. This includes, but is not
         limited to conflicts under the “Infrastructure Task Force fee prohibition” section of the
         State Finance Act (30 ILCS 105/8.40), Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code (30
         ILCS 500/50), or those which may conflict in any manner with the VENDOR’s obligation
         under this CONTRACT. Vendor shall not employ any person with a conflict to perform
         under this CONTRACT. If any conflict under Section 50-13 exists, no contract may be
         issued without an exemption from the Governor pursuant to Section 50-20 of the Illinois
         Procurement Code. An exemption is necessary if:
         a) the person intending to contract with the State, their spouse or minor child:
              1. holds an elective office in Illinois;
              2. holds a seat in the Illinois General Assembly;
              3. is an officer or employee of the Capital Development Board or the Illinois Toll
                  Highway Authority; or
              4. holds an appointed position or is employed in any of the offices or agencies of
                  the State government and who receives compensation for such employment in
                  excess of 60% of the salary of the Governor (currently $90,420.00). (The
                  conflict of interest threshold of 60% of the Governor’s salary set forth in Section
                  50-13 does not apply to elective office holders, legislators, and officers or
                  employees of the Capital Development Board or the Illinois Toll Highway
         b) the contract is with a firm, partnership, association or corporation in which a person
              covered by item (a) above receives more than 7½% of the total distributable income
              or an amount in excess of the salary of the Governor (currently $150,700).
         c) the contract is with a firm, partnership, association or corporation in which a person
              covered by item (a), together with their spouse or minor child, receives more than
              15% in the aggregate of the total distributable income or an amount in excess of 2
              times the salary of the Governor (currently $301,400) from the firm, partnership,
              association or corporation.

         CONTRACT without penalty to the AGENCY or further payment required in the event of:
         (i) any breach of this CONTRACT which, if it is susceptible of being cured, is not cured
         within 15 days of the AGENCY giving notice of breach to VENDOR, including but not
         limited to failure of VENDOR to maintain covenants, representations, warranties,
         certifications, bonds and insurance; (ii) commencement of a proceeding by or against
         VENDOR under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code or similar law; or any action by VENDOR to
         dissolve, merge, or liquidate; or (iii) material misrepresentation or falsification of
         information provided by VENDOR in the course of any dealing between the PARTIES or
         between VENDOR and any State agency.

23.      FORCE MAJEURE: Failure by either party to perform its duties and obligations will be
         excused by unforeseeable circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including acts of

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         nature, acts of the public enemy, riots, labor or material shortages, labor disputes, fire,
         flood, explosion, legislation, and governmental regulation.

24.      ANTITRUST ASSIGNMENT: Vendor hereby assigns, sells and transfers to the State of
         Illinois all right, title and interest in and to any claims and causes of action arising under
         antitrust laws of Illinois or the United States relating to the subject matter of the

25.      NON-DISCRIMINATION: In compliance with the State and Federal Constitutions, the
         Illinois Human Rights Act, the U. S. Civil Rights Act, and Section 504 of the Federal
         Rehabilitation Act, the AGENCY does not unlawfully discriminate in employment,
         contracts, or any other activity.

26.      APPLICABLE LAW: This CONTRACT shall be construed in accordance with and be
         subject to Illinois laws and rules, including the Standard Procurement Rules (44 Ill. Adm.
         Code 1). The Department of Human Rights' Equal Opportunity requirements are
         incorporated by reference (44 Ill. Adm. Code 750). Any claim against the State arising
         out of this CONTRACT must be filed exclusively with the Illinois Court of Claims (705
         ILCS 505/1). The State shall not enter into binding arbitration to resolve any CONTRACT
         dispute. The State of Illinois does not waive sovereign immunity by entering into this
         CONTRACT. Any provision containing a citation to an Illinois statute (cited ILCS) may
         not contain complete statutory language. The official text, which is incorporated by
         reference, can be found in the appropriate chapter and section of the Illinois Compiled
         Statutes. An unofficial version can be viewed at www.legis.state.il.us.

27.      NOTICES: Notices shall be in writing and may be delivered by any means. Notices by
         fax must show the date/time of successful receipt. Notices to VENDOR shall be sent to
         the person shown on the signature page. Notices to AGENCY shall be sent to the
         executive head of the AGENCY at AGENCY headquarters. Notice of any name,
         address, or fax number change shall be given to the other in writing.

28.      ENTIRE CONTRACT: This CONTRACT, with attachments, constitutes the entire
         agreement between the PARTIES concerning the subject matter of the CONTRACT.
         Modifications and waivers must be in writing and signed by authorized representatives of
         the PARTIES. Any provision of this CONTRACT officially declared void, unenforceable,
         or against public policy, shall be ignored and the remaining provisions of this CONTRACT
         shall be interpreted, as far as possible, to give effect to the PARTIES' intent. All
         provisions that by their nature would be expected to survive, shall survive termination of
         this CONTRACT, including without limitation provisions relating to confidentiality,
         warranty, ownership and liability.

29.      CONTRACTING AUTHORITY: Certain contracts must be signed or approved by the
         Director of the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) before they are
         binding on the State. In those instances CMS shall not be responsible for costs or
         funding even though payments may be made through CMS’ facilities.

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The following supplemental terms and conditions, if checked, are attached and are applicable to this

       ___      Public Works Requirements.*

       ___      Prevailing Wage (janitorial, security guard, window washing and food service if
                         valued at more than $200 per month or $2000 per year).*

       ___      Prevailing Wage (all printing contracts).*

       ___      Prohibition on Contingent Fees (certain federally funded contracts)

       _X__     Other (describe)            Federally mandated contract provisions

The Agency expects this Contract to be funded, in part, with funds from the USEPA. Neither the United
States nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is, or will be, a party to this Contract or any
lower tier agreement. This Contract is subject to regulations contained in 40 CFR Part 31 in effect on the
date of the assistance award for this project.

SUPERSESSION: The Agency and the Contractor agree that this and other appropriate clauses in 40
CFR 31 or their equivalent, apply to that work eligible for USEPA assistance to be performed under this
Contract and that these clauses supersede any conflicting provisions of this Contract.

to the best of its knowledge and belief, it and its principals:

         1.          Are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or
                     voluntarily excluded from covered transactions by any Federal department or agency;

         2.          Have not within a three (3) year period preceding this Contract been convicted of or had
                     a civil judgment rendered against them for commission of fraud or a criminal offense in
                     connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, State, or
                     local) transaction or Contract under a public transaction; violation of Federal or State
                     antitrust statutes or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or
                     destruction of records, making false statements, or receiving stolen property;

         3.          Are not presently indicted for or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a government
                     entity (Federal, State, or local) with commission of any of the offenses enumerated in
                     paragraph 2 of this certification; and

         4.          Have not within a three (3) year period preceding this Contract had one or more public
                     transactions (Federal, State, or local) terminated for cause or default.

A false statement on this certification may be grounds for termination of this Contract. In addition, under
18 USC Sec. 1001, a false statement may result in a fine of up to $10,000.00 or imprisonment for up to
five (5) years, or both.

PATENTS, INVENTIONS, DATA, AND COPYRIGHTS: To the extent that this contract involves research,
developmental, experimental, or demonstration work, any discovery or invention which arises or is

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developed in the course of work under this Contract shall be subject to the reporting and rights provisions
of 40 CFR Part 31.34, in effect on the date of execution of this Contract. Additionally the requirements
and regulations pertaining to copyrights and rights to data contained in 40 CFR 31.34 shall apply.

REMEDIES: Except as may be otherwise provided in this Contract, all claims, counterclaims, disputes
and other matters in question between the Agency and the Contractor arising out of, or relating to, this
Contract or the breach of, will be filed exclusively with the Illinois Court of Claims.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: The Contractor agrees to follow mandatory standards and policies on energy
efficiency contained in the State's Energy Policy and Planning Act issued in compliance with the Energy
and Conservation Act (Public Law 94-163).

VIOLATING FACILITIES: The Contractor agrees to comply with all applicable standards, orders or
requirements in effect at the time of the execution of this Contract and issued under Section 306 of the
Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 1857(h)); Section 508 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1368); Executive Order
11738; and USEPA regulations (40 CFR Part 15), which prohibit the use, by the prime contractor or any
approved subcontractors, of facilities included on the USEPA List of Violating Facilities unless and until
the USEPA eliminates the name of such facility from this listing.

CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOBBYING: The Contractor certified, to the best of his knowledge and
belief, that:

1.    No federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned, to
      any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a
      member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of
      Congress in connection with the awarding of any federal contract, the making of any federal grant,
      the making of any federal loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the extension,
      continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any federal contract, grant, loan, or
      cooperative agreement.

2.    If any funds other than federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for
      influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a member of Congress,
      an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress in connection with
      this federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement, the undersigned shall complete and
      submit Standard Form LLL "Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying" in accordance with its

3.    The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award
      documents for all subcontracts and that all subcontractors shall certify and disclose accordingly.

This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this Contract
was made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this
Contract imposed by Section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required
certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000.00 and not more than $100,000.00
for each such failure.

SINGLE AUDIT ACT: Contractors annually receiving $300,000.00 or more in federal funds from the
Agency must comply with the audit provisions of the Single Audit Act in accordance with Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, including submitting one (1) report package to:

      Single Audit Clearinghouse
      Bureau of the Census
      1201 East 10 Street

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      Jeffersonville, IN 47132

If the audit contains findings, the Contractor must also provide a copy of the reporting package, including
a corrective action plan to address the deficiencies, to the Agency.

If the audit contains no findings, the Contractor must notify the Agency by letter of its compliance with the
Single Audit Act and state that there were no findings.

1.  The Agency may at any time, by written order, make changes within the general scope of this
    Contract in the services or work to be performed. If such changes cause an increase or decrease in
    the Contractor's cost or time required to perform any services under this Contract, whether or not
    changed by any order, the Agency shall make an equitable adjustment and modify this Contract in
    writing. The Contractor must assert any claim for adjustment under this Section in writing within 30
    days from the date it receives the Agency's notification of change, unless the Agency grants
    additional time before the date of final payment.

2.    No services for which the Contractor will charge an additional compensation shall be furnished
      without the written authorization of the Agency.

1.   The Contractor shall be responsible for the professional quality, technical accuracy, timely
     completion, and the coordination of all services furnished by the Contractor under this Contract.
     The Contractor shall, without additional compensation, correct or revise any errors or deficiencies
     in his services.

2.       The Contractor shall perform such services as may be necessary to accomplish the work required
         to be performed under this Contract, in accordance with all the terms of this Contract.

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION: The Contractor agrees to ensure that all conference, meeting, convention
or training space funded in whole or in part with Federal funds, complies with the Hotel and Motel Fire
Safety Act of 1990.

*Information regarding prevailing wage, benefit and working condition requirements may be
obtained from the Illinois Department of Labor (217-782-6206) and information may be viewed at
their web site (www.state.il.us.agency/idol/). You must check with IDOL before submitting your
offer to determine the prevailing wages, benefits and working conditions applicable to this


Any additional material and any exceptions must be noted on this page and provided as part of
this attachment. We do not encourage taking exceptions. We have extremely limited ability to
grant exceptions particularly in regard to statutory requirements (those cited with ILCS, meaning
Illinois Compiled Statutes). We are not required to grant exceptions and depending on the
exception, we may have to reject your offer.

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Additional Material (mark one)

                         No other material included

                         Other material included (describe--attach additional pages if needed)

Exceptions (mark one):

                         No exceptions

                         Exceptions taken (describe--attach additional pages if needed)

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                                    VENDOR PREQUALIFICATION

PREQUALIFICATION. We must have the General Prequalification information described below.

[At some future time we may also establish "Category" prequalification which covers a type of
supply or service (such as for office supplies or janitorial services), or "Specific Procurement"
prequalification, which would apply to a particular procurement only.]

GENERAL PREQUALIFICATION. This is information of general applicability and consists of the
attached forms:
                Business and Directory Information
                Department of Human Rights Public Contract Number
                Minority, Female, Person with a Disability Status and Subcontracting
                Taxpayer Identification Number

The undersigned authorized representative of VENDOR submits the above described and
attached GENERAL PREQUALIFICATION information to the AGENCY with the understanding
AGENCY will use and rely upon the accuracy and currency of the information in the evaluation of
VENDOR's offer to the AGENCY.

Vendor (show official name and DBA)


Signature _______________________________

Printed Name____________________________





Phone/Fax ______________________________


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                                  Business and Directory Information

1.       Name of Business (official name and DBA).

2.       Business Headquarters (address, phone and fax).

3.       If a Division or Subsidiary of another organization provide the name and address of the parent.

4.       Billing Address.

5.       Name of Chief Executive Officer.

6.       Customer Contact (name, title, address, phone, toll-free number, fax, and e-mail).

4.       Company Web Site Address.

8.        Type of Organization (sole proprietor, corporation, etc.--should be same as on Taxpayer ID form

9.       Length of time in business.

10.      Annual Sales for Vendor’s most recently completed fiscal year.

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11.      Show number of full-time employees on average during the most recent fiscal year.

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         Provide references from established firms or government agencies (four preferred; two
         of each type preferred) other than the procuring agency that can attest to your
         experience and ability to perform the contract subject of this solicitation.

         1.          Firm/Government Agency (name)

         Contact Person (name, address, phone)

         Date and type of Supplies/Services Provided

         2.          Firm/Government Agency (name)

         Contact Person (name, address, phone)

         Date and type of Supplies/Services Provided

         3.          Firm/Government Agency (name)

         Contact Person (name, address, phone)

         Date and type of Supplies/Services Provided

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         4.          Firm/Government Agency (name)

         Contact Person (name, address, phone)

         Date and type of Supplies/Services Provided

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                       Department of Human Rights (DHR) Public Contract Number

(775 ILCS 5/2-105) If you employed fifteen or more full-time employees at any time during the
365-day period immediately preceding the publication of this solicitation in the Illinois
Procurement Bulletin (or issuance date if not published), you must have a current Public Contract
Number or have proof of having submitted a completed application for one prior to the offer
opening date. If we cannot confirm compliance, we will not be able to consider your bid or offer.
Please complete the appropriate sections below.

Name of Company (and DBA) ____________________________________________________.

______ (check if applicable) The number is not required as the company has employed 14 or less
full-time employees during the 365 day period immediately preceding the publication of this
solicitation in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (or issuance date if not published).

DHR Public Contracts Number ____________________________
or, if number has not yet been issued,
Date      completed     application    for the number was               submitted     to      DHR

Numbers issued by the Department of Human Rights (or its predecessor agency, the
Illinois Fair Employment Practices Commission) prior to July 1, 1998, are no longer valid.
This affects numbers below 89999-00-0. Valid numbers begin with 90000-00-0. If your
organization holds an expired number, you must re-register with DHR by completing the
required form.

You can obtain an application form by:

1.   Telephone: Call the DHR Public Contracts Unit at (312) 814-2431 between Monday and
     Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, CST. [TDD (312) 263-1579].

2.   Internet: Download the form from the Internet at "www.state.il.us/cms". In the Purchasing
     area of the CMS home page, click the "DOWNLOAD VENDOR FORMS" line.

3.   Mail: Write to the Department of Human Rights, Public Contracts Unit, 100 West Randolph
     Street, Suite 10-100, Chicago, IL 60601.

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              Minority, Female, Person with Disability Status and Subcontracting

The Business Enterprise Program Act for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities (BEP)
(30 ILCS 575/1) establishes a goal for contracting with businesses that have been certified as
owned and controlled by persons who are minority, female or who have disabilities. While you
must complete this form, your response will not be considered in the evaluation. A listing of
certified business may be obtained from the Department of Central Management Services'
Business Enterprise Program for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities by calling
312/814-4190 (Voice & TDD), 800/356-9206 (Toll Free), or 800/526-0844 (Illinois Relay Center
for Hearing Impaired).

Name of Your Company (and DBA)________________________________________________

         a.          Is your company at least 51% owned and controlled by individuals in one or more
                     of the following categories?     Yes                   No
                     If "Yes," check each that applies.

                     Person with Disability

         b.          If "Yes," please identify, by checking the applicable blanks, which agency
                     certified the business and in what category:

                     Certifying Agency
                     Department of Central Management Services
                     Women's Business Development Center
                     Chicago Minority Business Development Council
                     Illinois Department of Transportation
                     Other (identify)

                     Person with Disability

         c.          If you are not a certified BEP business, do you have a written policy or goal
                     regarding contracting or subcontracting with BEP certified vendors?  Yes
                             (attach copy) No

                     If "No", will you make a commitment to contact BEP certified vendors and
                     consider them for subcontracting opportunities on this contract? Yes

                     Do you plan on ordering supplies or services in furtherance of this contract from
                     BEP certified vendors? Yes                      No

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                     If "Yes", please identify what you plan to order, the estimated value as a
                     percentage of your total proposal, and the names of the BEP certified vendors
                     you plan to use.

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Instructions. The Illinois Procurement Code requires that vendors desiring to enter into certain
contracts with the State of Illinois must disclose the financial and potential conflict of interest
information that is specified below (30 ILCS 500/50-13 and 50-35 a,b,h).

Vendor shall disclose the financial interest, potential conflict of interest and contract information
identified in Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 below as a condition of receiving an award or contract. Please
submit this information along with your bid or offer.

Section 1 applies to all contracts regardless of dollar amount. Sections 2, 3 and 4 apply to
contracts with an annual value exceeding $10,000 that must be procured using one of the
authorized competitive methods of source selection.

If the Vendor is a wholly owned subsidiary of a parent organization, separate disclosures
(sections 2, 3, and 4 below) must be made by the Vendor and the parent. For purposes of this
form, a parent organization is any entity that owns 100% of the Vendor.

When determining ownership or distributive income shares, use the most current information that
you consider reliable, but in no event for a period before your last completed fiscal period.

A designee may submit this form on behalf of the vendor (or its parent). However, that person
must have verified the information with each affected individual.

Vendor Information. This disclosure information is submitted on behalf of (show official name of
Vendor, and if applicable, d.b.a. and parent):

(Name of vendor)________________________________________________________

(d.b.a., if used)__________________________________________________________

(Name of any parent organization)___________________________________________


Contact Person:




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Section I            Sec. 50-13 Conflicts of Interest.

         (a)    Prohibition. It is unlawful for any person holding an elective office in this State holding a
                seat in the General Assembly, or appointed to or employed in any of the offices or agencies
                of State government and who receives compensation for such employment in excess of
                60% of the salary of the Governor of the State of Illinois [$90,420.00], or who is an officer
                or employee of the Capital Development Board or the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, or who
                is the spouse or minor child of any such person to have or acquire any contract, or any
                direct pecuniary interest in any contract therein, whether for stationery, printing, paper, or
                any services, materials, or supplies, that will be wholly or partially satisfied by the payment
                of funds appropriated by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois or in any contract of
                the Capital Development Board or the Illinois Toll Highway Authority.
         (b)    Interests. It is unlawful for any firm, partnership, association, or corporation, in which any
                person listed in subsection (a) is entitled to receive (i) more than 7 1/2% of the total
                distributable income or (ii) an amount in excess of the salary of the Governor
                [$150,700.00], to have or acquire any such contract or direct pecuniary interest therein.
         (c)    Combined interests. It is unlawful for any firm, partnership, association, or corporation, in
                which any person listed in subsection (a) together with his or her spouse or minor children
                is entitled to receive (i) more than 15%, in the aggregate, of the total distributable income or
                (ii) an amount in excess of 2 times the salary of the Governor [$301,400.00], to have or
                acquire any such contract or direct pecuniary interest therein.
         (d)    Securities. Nothing in this Section invalidates the provisions of any bond or other security
                previously offered or to be offered for sale or sold by or for the State of Illinois.
         (e)    Prior interests. This Section does not affect the validity of any contract made between the
                State and an officer or employee of the State or member of the General Assembly, his or
                her spouse, minor child or any combination of those persons if that contract was in
                existence before his or her election or employment as an officer, member, or employee.
                The contract is voidable, however, if it cannot be completed within 365 days after the
                officer, member, or employee takes office or is employed.
        (f)     Exceptions.
                (1) Public aid payments. This Section does not apply to payments made for a public aid
                (2) Teaching. This Section does not apply to a contract for personal services as a
                      teacher or school administrator between a member of the General Assembly or his or
                      her spouse, or a State officer or employee or his or her spouse, and any school
                      district, public community college district, or State University.
                (3) Ministerial duties. This Section does not apply to a contract for personal services of a
                      wholly ministerial character, including but not limited to services as a laborer, clerk,
                      typist, stenographer, page, bookkeeper, receptionist, or telephone switchboard
                      operator, made by a spouse or minor child of an elective or appointive State officer or
                      employee or of a member of the General Assembly.
                (4) Child and family services. This Section does not apply to payments made to a
                      member of the General Assembly, a State officer or employee, his or her spouse or
                      minor child acting as a foster parent, homemaker, advocate, or volunteer for or in
                      behalf of a child or family served by the Department of Children and Family Services.
                (5) Licensed professionals. Contracts with licensed professionals, provided they are
                      competitively bid or part of a reimbursement program for specific, customary goods
                      and services through the departments of Children and Family Services, Human
                      Services, Public Aid, Public Health, or Aging.


         ___________                 No Conflict of Interest

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         ___________   Potential Conflict of Interest. If checked, name each conflicted individual,
                       the nature of the conflict, and the name of the state agency that is
                       associated directly or indirectly with the conflicted individual.

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Section 2: Disclosure of Financial Interest in the Vendor
All vendors, except for publicly traded corporations subject to SEC reporting requirements and
privately held corporations with more than 400 shareholders, must complete subsection "a,"
below. Publicly traded corporations may complete subsection "b" and privately held corporations
with more than 400 shareholders may complete subsection "c" in lieu of completing subsection

a.       General disclosure. For each individual having any of the following financial interests in
         the vendor (or its parent), please mark each that apply and show the applicable name
         and address. Then complete Sections 3 and 4. If no individual has any of the following
         financial interests in the vendor (or its parent), check this blank ____________, skip
         Section 3, but complete Section 4.

         Ownership exceeding 5%                                   (_____)
         Ownership value exceeding $90,420                        (_____)
         Distributive Income Share exceeding 5%                   (_____)
         Distributive Income Share exceeding $90,420              (_____)

         Name: __________________________________________________

         Address: ________________________________________________


         For each individual identified above, show:
                the dollar value of the ownership interest:                 $
                the proportionate share of the ownership interest:          ______________%*
                the type of ownership/distributable income share:
                 sole proprietorship _____         stock _____        partnership _____       other
                (explain) _____

         * For partnerships with more than 50 but fewer than 400 partners, the proportionate share
         of ownership interest of each individual identified above may be shown in the following
                 1%_____ 1 up to 2%_____ 2 up to 3%_____ 3 up to 4%_____
                 4 up to 5%_____ and in additional 1% increments as appropriate_______%

         For partnerships with more than 400 partners, the proportionate share of ownership may
         be shown in the following ranges:
                 0.5% or less_____ >0.5 to 1.0% _____         >1.0 to 1.5%_____
                 and as appropriate in additional 0.5 increments ________%

b.       Publicly traded corporations subject to SEC reporting requirements.                  These
         Vendors may submit their 10k disclosure (include proxy if referenced in 10k ) in
         satisfaction of the financial and conflict of interest disclosure requirements set forth in
         subsections 50-35 a and b of the Procurement Code. FORM SEC 20f or 40f,
         supplemented with the names of those owning in excess of 5% and up to the ownership
         percentages disclosed in those submissions, may be accepted as being substantially
         equivalent to 10k. Vendor may skip Section 3 of this form, but must complete Section 4.

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         Check here if submitting a 10k _______, 20f _______, or 40f _______.

c.       Privately held corporations with more than 400 shareholders. These Vendors may
         submit the information identified in 17 CFR 229.401 and list the names of any person or
         entity holding any ownership share in excess of 5% in satisfaction of the financial and
         conflict of interest disclosure requirements set forth in subsections 50-35 a and b of the
         Procurement Code. Vendor may skip Section 3 of this form, but must complete Section

         Check here if submitting 17 CFR information _______.

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Section 3:        Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.
For each individual having the level of financial interest identified in Section 2(a) above, indicate which, if
any, of the following potential conflict of interest relationships apply. If "Yes," please describe each
situation (label with appropriate letter) using the space at end of this Section 3 (attach additional pages as

a.       State employment, currently or in the previous 3 years, including contractual              Yes ____      No ____
         employment of services [directly with the individuals identified in Section "1" in
         Their individual capacity unrelated to the Vendor's contract. Identify contracts with
         the VENDOR in Section "4"].
b.       State employment of spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter, including                    Yes ____      No ____
         contractual employment for services in the previous 2 years.
c.       Elective status; the holding of elective office of the State of Illinois, the              Yes ____      No ____
         government of the United States, any unit of local government authorized by the
         Constitution of the State of Illinois or the statutes of the State of Illinois currently
         or in the previous 3 years.
d.       Relationship to anyone holding elective office currently or in the previous 2 years;       Yes ____      No ____
         spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter.
e.       Appointive office; the holding of any appointive government office of the State of         Yes ____      No ____
         Illinois, the United States of America, or any unit of local government authorized
         by the Constitution of the State of Illinois or the statutes of the State of Illinois,
         which office entitles the holder to compensation in excess of expenses incurred
         in the discharge of that office currently or in the previous 3 years.
f.       Relationship to anyone holding appointive office currently or in the previous 2            Yes ____      No ____
         years; spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter.

g.       Employment, currently or in the previous 3 years, as or by any registered lobbyist         Yes ____      No ____
         of the State government.

h.       Relationship to anyone who is or was a registered lobbyist in the previous 2               Yes ____      No ____
         years; spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter.
i.       Compensated employment, currently or in the previous 3 years, by any                       Yes ____      No ____
         registered election or re-election committee registered with the Secretary of State
         or any county clerk in the State of Illinois, or any political action committee
         registered with either the Secretary of State or the Federal Board of Elections.
j.       Relationship to anyone; spouse, father, mother, son, or daughter; who is or was            Yes ____      No ____
         a compensated employee in the last 2 years of any registered election or re-
         election committee registered with the Secretary of State or any county clerk in
         the State of Illinois, or any political action committee registered with either the
         Secretary of State or the Federal Board of Elections.

Explanation of potential conflicts of interest:

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Section 4: Current and Pending Contracts and Offers (bids and proposals).

a.       VENDOR shall identify each contract it has with other units of State of Illinois government
         by showing agency name and other descriptive information such as purchase order or
         contract reference number (attach additional pages as necessary). Show "none" if

b.       VENDOR shall identify whether it has pending contracts (including leases), bids,
         proposals, or other ongoing procurement relationships with other units of State of Illinois
         government by showing agency name and other descriptive information such as bid or
         project number (attach additional pages as necessary). Show “none” if appropriate.

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                                    Taxpayer Identification Number

I certify that:

     1.    The number shown on this form is my correct taxpayer identification number (or I am
           waiting for a number to be issued to me), and
     2.    I am not subject to backup withholding because: (a) I am exempt from backup
           withholding, or (b) I have not been notified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that I
           am subject to backup withholding as a result of a failure to report all interest or dividends,
           or (c) the IRS has notified me that I am no longer subject to backup withholding, and
     3.    I am a U.S. person (including a U.S. resident alien).


     Taxpayer Identification Number:

           Social security number


           Employee identification number

          (If you are an individual, enter your name and SSN as it appears on your Social Security Card. If
                  completing this
          certification for a sole proprietorship, enter the owner’s name followed by the name to the
                  business and the
          owner’s SSN or EIN. For all other entities, enter the name of the entity as used to apply for the
                  entity’s EIN and
          the EIN.)

     Legal Status (check one):

             Individual                                             Government

             Sole Proprietor                                        Nonresident Alien

             Partnership/Legal Corporation                          Estate or Trust

             Tax-exempt                                             Pharmacy (Non-Corp.)

             Corporation providing or                               Pharmacy/Funeral Home/Cemetery
             billing medical and/or                                 (Corp)
             health care services

             Corporation NOT providing                              Other:
             or billing medical and/or
             health care services

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                                                     APPENDIX A
                          Secondary Contact Waterway Delineation
                                  Title 35, Il. Adm. Codes
                             Section 303.441            Secondary Contact Waters

The following are designated as secondary contact and indigenous aquatic life waters and must meet the water
quality standards of 35 Ill. Adm. Code 302.Subpart D:

         a)          The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal;

         b)          The Calumet-Sag Channel;

         c)          The Little Calumet River from its junction with the Grand Calu met River to the Calumet-Sag

         d)          The Grand Calumet River;

         e)          The Calumet River, except the 6.8 mile segment extending from the O'Brien Locks and Dam to
                     Lake Michigan;

         f)          Lake Calumet;

         g)          The South Branch of the Chicago River;

         h)          The North Branch of the Chicago River from its confluence with the North Shore Channel to its
                     confluence with the South Branch;

         i)          The Des Plaines River from its confluence with the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to the
                     Interstate 55 bridge; and

         j)          The North Shore Channel, excluding the segment extending from the North Side Sewage
                     Treatment Works to Lake Michigan. The dissolved oxygen in said Channel shall be not less than
                     5 mg/l during 16 hours of any 24 hour period, nor less than 4 mg/l at any time.

(Source: Amended at 12 Ill. Reg. 9917, effective May 27, 1988)

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                                  Appendix B
                                  APPENDIX B

                                     OF THE
                            CHICAGO WATERWAY SYSTEM

                            USE ATTAINABILITY ANALYSIS

                                  CONDUCTED BY THE
                                   BUREAU OF WATER

                               IN COOPERATION WITH
                               OF GREATER CHICAGO

RICHARD LANYON, DIRECTOR                                 MAY 2002

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                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chicago Waterway System Report


System Description                                            1

         Chicago River System                                 1

         Calumet River System                                 2

         Tributaries to the CWS                               2

         Control and Management of Flow                   2

         Inflow and Outflow                                   3

         Outflow                                              3

         WRP Effluent                                         3

         Discretionary Diversion                              3

         Navigation and Leakage                               4

         Tributaries                                          4

         Storm Runoff                                         4

         Combined Sewer Overflow                              4

Physical Description of Waterways                         5

         CSC                                                  5

         Chicago River                                        5

         CSSC                                                 5

         LCR                                                  5

         North Branch                                         5

         North Branch Canal                                   6

         NSC                                                  6

         South Branch                                         6

         South Fork                                           6

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Table of Contents (Cont’d)

Use Classification                                              6

           General Use Waters                                   6

           Secondary Contact                           `        6

Facility Descriptions                                           6

           CRCW                                                 6

           LCW                                                  7

           LP&L                                                 7

           OL&D                                                 7

           WPS                                                  7

Operation Plan                                                  8

           Dry Weather Conditions                               8

           Wet-Weather Conditions                          8

Measurement of Discharge and Water Level                   9

           United States Geological Survey                      9

           MWRDGC                                               9

Monitoring of Water Quality                                     9

           IEPA                                                 9

           MWRDGC                                               10

           USEPA                                                10

Acronym List                                                    10

Figure 1                                                   11

CWS Listing of Facilities Inflows and Monitoring
 Locations                                                      12

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                                      CHICAGO WATERWAY SYSTEM

The Chicago Waterway System (CWS) consists of 78 miles of canals, which serve the Chicago area for two
principal purposes, the drainage of urban storm water runoff and treated municipal wastewater effluent and the
support of commercial navigation. Other purposes include recreational boating, fishing, streamside recreation and,
where possible, aquatic habitat for wildlife. Approximately 75 percent of the length are man-made canals where no
waterway existed previously and the remainder are natural streams that have been deepened, straightened and/or
widened. The flow of water in the CWS is artificially controlled by hydraulic structures. See Figure 1.

1.0 System Description

The Lockport Controlling Works is one of two outlet control structures for the CWS. All flow from the CWS 740
square mile watershed discharges from the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) to the Des Plaines River north
of the City of Joliet. The confluence is 1.1 miles downstream of the Lockport Powerhouse and Lock (LP&L). This
reach is the upper end of the Brandon Road navigation pool. The LP&L is the single outlet control for the CWS. It
should be noted that on Figure 1, distances on the CWS are measured from the LP&L. The CWS has two river
systems, the Calumet River system and the Chicago River system.

The Calumet River system is 23.1 miles in length and includes the Calumet-Sag Channel (CSC) and the Little
Calumet River (LCR). The Chicago River system consists of 55.1 miles of waterways and includes the Chicago
River, CSSC, North Branch, North Branch Canal (NBC), North Shore Channel (NSC), South Branch and South
Fork. The South Fork is commonly known as Bubbly Creek. Each river system will be described separately.

1.1 Chicago River System

The CSSC extends upstream from the confluence with the Des Plaines River for a distance of 31.1 miles to South
Damen Avenue in the City of Chicago (Chicago). The waterway then becomes the South Branch, extending
upstream for 4.5 miles to the junction of the Chicago River and the North Branch. The South Fork flows into the
South Branch and extends upstream for 1.3 miles, ending at 38th Street in Chicago. The Chicago River extends
upstream from the junction of the North and South Branches for 1.5 miles and ends at the Chicago River Controlling
Works (CRCW). The North Branch extends upstream from the junction of the Chicago River and South Branch for
7.7 miles to the North Branch Dam, located south of Foster Street in Chicago. The NBC is an alternate route around
Goose Island between Chicago and North Avenues and is 1.0 mile long. At the North Branch Dam, the waterway
becomes the NSC, extending upstream for 7.7 miles, ending at the Wilmette Pumping Station (WPS).

1.2 Calumet River System

The CSC extends upstream from Sag Junction for 16.2 miles to the LCR. At this point, the waterway becomes the
LCR and extends upstream 6.9 miles, ending at the O'Brien Lock and Dam (OL&D). It should be noted that the
Calumet River extends upstream of the OL&D to Lake Michigan. However, since the Calumet River is directly
connected to Lake Michigan, it is not considered part of the CWS. The water level and flow in the Calumet River
cannot be controlled the way that the CWS is controlled.

1.3 Tributaries to the CWS

There are several streams that contribute flow to the CWS. These include the Grand Calumet River, LCR above its
confluence with the CWS, the North Branch above the North Branch Dam and numerous small watersheds along the
CSC and CSSC. In addition, there are numerous small directly contributing areas along the CWS, including areas
served by storm sewers, parking lots, street ends, rooftop drains, etc.

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2.0 Control and Management of Flow

Flow in the CWS is managed by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), but
is subject to regulation under U.S. Supreme Court Decree and 33 CFR Parts 207.420 and 207.425. The CFR
provides for the maintenance of navigable depths to support commercial navigation. The Chicago River a the
CRCW and the LCR at the OL&D must be maintained between –0.5 feet Chicago City Datum (CCD) and –2.0 feet
CCD water levels per Code of Federal Regulations during normal conditions.” This allows the federal navigation
project depths to be maintained throughout the CWS above the LP&L.

The U.S. Supreme Court Decree governs the quantity of water from Lake Michigan that is diverted out of the Great
Lakes Basin into the Mississippi River Basin by the State of Illinois (Illinois). Within Illinois, this quantity is subject
to regulation by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources (DWR). The DWR
issues allocation orders for annual average quantities of diversion. Most of the diversion is allocated to
municipalities for domestic consumption. The MWRDGC has an order that allows it to divert water for
improvement of water quality and this is referred to as discretionary diversion. Currently and through 2014, the
MWRDGC allocation is for an annual average of 270 cubic feet per second (cfs). In 2015, it is scheduled to be
reduced to an annual average of 101 cfs.

An additional annual average of 35 cfs is allocated to the MWRDGC for navigation makeup. This is necessary to
restore the CWS to the required water level for navigation follo wing a system draw down for wet-weather

There are two other diversion categories which do not have a specific allocation, but for which the DWR maintains a
reserve quantity. An approximate annual average of 100 cfs is the reserve needed for operation of the locks at
CRCW and OL&D for passage of navigation traffic. Another approximate annual average of 50 cfs is reserved for
leakage through the walls and structures separating the lake and river. The actual amount of each of these reserves
varies with the level of Lake Michigan.

Accounting for the amount of water diverted from Lake Michigan is the responsibility of the DWR and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District. The measurement of quantities of diversion and the method
of accounting are specified in the U.S. Supreme Court Decree and in a 1996 Memo of Understanding between the
U.S. Department of Justice and the several states bordering the Great Lakes.

3.0 Inflow and Outflow

All outflow exits the CWS at the LP&L and Lockport Controlling Works (LCW). However, there are several
sources of inflow to the CWS. These include WRP effluent, discretionary diversion, navigation and leakage,
tributaries, storm runoff and combined sewer overflows.

3.1 Outflow

The average annual flow leaving the CWS in Water Year (WY) 2001 was 2,710 cfs as measured by the U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS) at Romeoville Road. Maximum and minimum daily discharge during WY 2001 was
13,700 and 1,200 cfs, respectively. Since 1986, the maximum and minimum WY annual average discharges have
been 4,110 and 2,560 cfs, respectively. The maximum instantaneous discharge was 19,500 cfs on February 21, 1997.
There are periods of zero and negative discharge due to operations at the LP&L and the hydraulic peculiarities of the

3.2 WRP Effluent

Over 70 percent of the annual flow in the system is from the discharge of treated municipal wastewater effluent from
the Calumet, Lemont, North Side and Stickney Water Reclamation Plants (WRPs) owned and operated by the
MWRDGC. The WRPs are also shown on Figure 1. These WRPs have the following flow characteristics in cfs:

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 WRP               Average annual flow in 2001     Design average flow       Design maximum flow
 Calumet             417.                            545.                     662.
 Lemont                3.4                             3.5                      6.2
 North Side          431.                            518.                     693.
 Stickney          1,200.                          1,850.                    2220.

3.3 Discretionary Diversion

Discretionary diversion is introduced into the system from Lake Michigan to maintain adequate water quality. This
occurs at three locations, WPS, CRCW and OL&D, shown on Figure 1. Discretionary diversion is seasonal and is
scheduled such that most flow is during warm weather months of June through October. Some flow is scheduled
throughout the year for the NSC due to more sensitive water quality conditions. Discretionary diversion flows in cfs
for calendar year 2001 were as follows:

 Inflow facility                Average annual               Monthly maximum and minimum
 WPS                             21.7                         40.2, 0.2
 CRCW                           133.                         479, 0
 OL&D                            87.5                        364, 0

3.4 Navigation and Leakage

This flow consists of discharge to support navigation in the operation of locks and leakage through structures and
walls separating the lake and river. There is no navigation traffic at the WPS. It should be noted that navigation
flows are seasonal. In addition, the quantity is dependent on the lake level, since flow at CRCW and OL&D is by
gravity only. Leakage, formerly a significant quantity at CRCW, has been reduced through repair of gates and
construction of new walls. The average annual, monthly maximum and monthly minimum flows at each of these
facilities in cfs for calendar year 2001 were as follows:

 Facility                     Navigation                 Lockage                      Leakage
 WPS                          0, 0, 0                    0, 0, 0                      0, 0, 0
 CRCW                         20.5, 81.7, 0              10.1, 26.3, 0.1              12.1, 18.8, 9.1
 OL&D                         29.1, 113., 0              17.4, 36.3, 2.5              6.8, 10.1, 4.4

The average annual discharge for WY 2001 measured by the USGS downstream from the three intake facilities
CRCW, OL&D and WPS is 312, 217 and 80 cfs, respectively.

3.5 Tributaries

The major watersheds tributary to the CWS are the LCR, over 210 square miles, and the North Branch, 113 square
miles. Other tributaries discharging into the CSC include Crooked Creek, East Stony Creek, Illinois and Michigan
Canal, Midlothian Creek, Mill Creek, Navajo Creek, Saganashkee Slough, Tinley Creek and West Stony Creek.
Tributaries discharging into the CSSC include the Illinois and Michigan Canal diversion ditches and Summit-Lyons
Conduit. Please refer to the CWS Listing of Facilities, Inflows and Monitoring Locations (CWS List).

3.6 Storm Runoff

Numerous storm sewers discharge to the CWS from several municipalities and Illinois Department of
Transportation drainage facilities. A complete inventory of these facilities needs to be assembled.

3.7 Combined Sewer Overflow

Several hundred CSOs discharge to the CWS from several municipalities and the MWRDGC. The MWRDGC is
currently preparing a comprehensive CSO outfall inventory.

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4.0 Physical Description of Waterways

4.1 CSC

A man-made channel, the CSC is 16.2 miles long with a generally trapezoidal shape, 225 feet wide and
approximately 10 feet deep. In some sections, the north bank is a vertical wall. The alignment is generally straight
with three bends near Crawford, Ridgeland and Western Avenues.

4.2 Chicago River

The Chicago River, 1.5 miles in length, is 200 feet wide west of Michigan Avenue and wider, up to 250 feet, east
thereof. It has vertical side walls throughout its length. It is 20 feet deep at the west end and 26 feet deep at the east
end. The river alignment is generally straight with three bends near Michigan Avenue and Orleans and State Streets.

4.3 CSSC

This 31.1 mile long man-made channel has many different shapes and sizes. Its alignment is straight throughout its
length, except for four bends, near Harlem Avenue, LaGrange and Romeoville Roads and in Lockport. Downstream
of the LP&L, a reach of 1.1 miles, the depth is 10 feet and the width is 200 feet. Upstream of the LP&L, the depth
varies from 20 to 27 feet. The reach immediately upstream of the LP&L, 2.4 miles in length, varies in width from
160 to 300 feet. The east bank of this reach is a vertical concrete wall. The west back varies from vertical dock wall
to a steep rockfill embankment. The next 14.6 miles of the CSSC have vertical concrete or rock walls 160 feet apart.
The last 13.0 miles have a trapezoidal shape, 220 feet wide, with steep earth or rock side slopes. There are several
areas with vertical dock walls in this last reach.

4.4 LCR

The LCR, 6.9 miles in length, has been deepened and widened from its original natural condition. There are several
changes in alignment, with one full 180-degree bend west of Indiana Avenue. Its width varies from 250 to 350 feet
and its depth is generally 12 feet in the center part of the channel. It has few vertical dock walls and most of the
banks are earthen side slopes.

4.5 North Branch

From the junction of the Chicago River and South Branch to Belmont Avenue, a distance of 5.1 miles, the river
follows its original course, has several bends and has been deepened and widened. The width varies from 150 to 300
feet and the depth varies from 10 to 15 feet. In several reaches, vertical dock walls have been constructed and are in
various states of disrepair. From Belmont Avenue to the North Branch Dam, 2.6 miles, the channel has been either
straightened or relocated into fairly straight segments with steep earthen side slopes. The width is generally 90 feet
and the depth is approximately 10 feet in the center part of the channel.

4.6 North Branch Canal

This canal was man-made in the 1870s. It forms the east side of Goose Island, has a straight alignment and is one
mile in length. The width varies from 80 to 120 feet and the depth from 4 to 8 feet.

4.7 NSC

This man-made channel is 7.7 miles in length and is straight throughout except for four bends in alignment near
Devon and Central Avenues and Emerson and Linden Streets. It has steep earthen side slopes and a width of 90 feet.
The depth varies from 5 to 10 feet.

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4.8 South Branch

This 4.5 mile long segment generally follows its original course and has several bends. A short relocated reach
between Roosevelt Road and 18th Street was relocated in 1928 to eliminate a major bend. It has vertical dock walls
throughout most of its length. The width varies from 200 to 250 feet and the depth from 15 to 20 feet.

4.9 South Fork

This segment is 1.3 miles in length, varies from 100 to 200 feet in width and from 3 to 13 feet in depth. There are
several sections with vertical dock wall, but most of the banks are steeply sloped earth or rock materials.

5.0 Use Classification

5.1 General Use Waters

This use classification has been designated by the IPCB for the 1.6-mile length of the Chicago River and the 4.0
mile reach of the North Shore Channel from the North Side WRP outfall to the WPS. The General Use standards are
found at 35 IAC Part 302, Subpart B and are established to protect aquatic life, wildlife, body-contact recreation
(swimming), water supply and Secondary Contact uses.

5.2 Secondary Contact Waters

All other portions of the CWS have been designated by the IPCB for this use classification. The Secondary
Contact standards are found at 35 IAC Section 302.400 and are established to protect indigenous species, non-
contact recreation (boating) and commercial navigation.

6.0 Facility Descriptions

6.1 CRCW

The CRCW controls the flow of water between the lake and Chicago River. This facility was built by the
MWRDGC in 1938 and was maintained and operated by them until 1984. In this year, the maintenance and
operation responsibilities were transferred to the USACE. It consists of walls separating the river and the lake, a
navigation lock, two sets of sluice gates and a pumping station. The lock is 80 feet wide by 600 feet long, with a
normal lift of 2.0 feet. The two sets of underwater sluice gates consist of four gates each, each gate being 10 by 10
foot in size. The pumping station has three pumps of 30 cfs each. The pumps can only discharge from the river to
the lake and were installed in 2000 for the purpose of returning excess leakage and lockage water to the lake. The
pumps have yet to be used for this purpose.

6.2 LCW

The LCW is owned and operated by the MWRDGC. It is an auxiliary facility used during storm operations to
discharge floodwaters to the Des Plaines River. It is located two miles upstream of the LP&L and is used when
discharge above the capacity of the LP&L is needed. It has 7 sluice gates, each being 30 feet wide and 20 feet high.
The gate sill is at elevation -15.0 feet, CCD.

6.3 LP&L

The Powerhouse is owned and operated by the MWRDGC. It was built in 1907 and is currently licensed for two
hydroelectric generating units with a total capacity of 13,500 kilowatts, 9 submerged sluice gates for the discharge
of storm water and one surface sluice gate for flushing debris. The lock is owned and operated by the USACE and
was built in 1933. It is 110 feet wide and 600 feet long with a normal lift of 37 feet.

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Newly licensed generating units will have combined capacity of 5,000 cfs. Each submerged sluice gate is capable of
a maximum discharge of 2,500 cfs. A fill or empty event for the lock during normal water levels causes a discharge
of 2,000 cfs over a 20-minute period. During storm operations, the upstream water level lowers and the discharge
capacity through the facility is lessened. Also, because of structural concerns, all of the submerged sluice gates at the
Powerhouse are not used simultaneously.

6.4 OL&D

This facility was built in 1960 and is owned and operated by the USACE. The lock is 110 feet wide and 1,000 feet
long with a normal lift 2.0 feet. Flow regulation is accomplished with 4 submerged sluice gates, each 10 by 10 feet
in size. The gate opening for flow regulation is under the direction of the MWRDGC and the actual operation is
performed by the USACE.

6.5 WPS

The WPS is located beneath and is integral with the Sheridan Road Bridge and controls the flow of water between
Lake Michigan and the NSC. It was built in 1910 and is owned and operated by the MWRDGC. Lake water is
brought into the channel for augmenting low flows for water quality maintenance. The station has four horizontal
screw pumps rated at 250 cfs at a lift of 3.0 feet. The pump propellers are 9.0 feet in diameter and located in tunnels
that run under the floor of the station from the Wilmette Harbor to the channel. Pumping is necessary when lake
levels are low.

Adjacent to the south side of the pumping station is a concrete channel and sluice gate to allow for the passage of
water by gravity when pumping is not necessary. The channel is 30 feet wide and 11 feet deep. During storm
operations, when the channel surcharges and the water level nears 5.0 feet, CCD, the sluice gate can be opened to
relieve the channel to the lake.

Five temporary pumps with an aggregate capacity of 50 cfs, were installed in 2000 due to non-operation of the large
original pumps. In 2002, one of the original pumps is being rehabilitated for use since the five temporary have
insufficient capacity for water quality maintenance.

7.0 Operation Plan

7.1 Dry Weather Conditions

Normal dry weather discharge is released from the CWS through hydroelectric generating units and the navigation
lock at the LP&L. The water level in the Chicago River at the CRCW and in the LCR at the OL&D is maintained at
-2.0 feet, CCD. Discretionary diversion is brought into the CWS at the CRCW, OL&D and WPS per the planned

7.2 Wet-Weather Conditions

When weather forecasts indicate that rainfall is likely to occur, the CWS is readied for wet-weather operations.
Discretionary diversion, if in progress, is curtailed and discharge at the LP&L is increased. This lowers the water
level in the lower reaches of the CWS to provide storage for incoming storm flow and increases the hydraulic
gradient to move more water through and out of the CWS. If no or very light rainfall occurs, the operations are
returned to the dry weather mode. Light rainfall, less than 0.33 inches, normally causes little disruption in

If rainfall is moderate, 0.33 to 0.67 inches, most CSO is initially contained in TARP and only reaches the CWS
through increased discharge from the WRPs. Direct inflow of other storm runoff is generally not significant or
problematic. Additional discharge at the LP&L is achieved by increasing the discharge through the LP&L
generating units to their maximum capacity. Discharge needed beyond the maximum discharge of the generating
units is put through sluice gates at the LP&L and, if necessary, the LCW. Water levels in the upper part of the CWS
will rise due to storm inflow and increased WRP discharge. After the peak water level is reached, the water levels
begin to subside. Discharge at the LP&L is gradually reduced as the CWS returns to dry weather conditions. When -
2.0 feet, CCD, is reached at the CRCW and/or OL&D, discretionary diversion is resumed, if appropriate.

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If rainfall is heavy, 0.67 to 1.5 inches, TARP will fill and excess CSO will be discharged to the CWS from pumping
stations and combined sewer outfalls. Other storm runoff from tributary watersheds and storm sewers is significant
and imposes an additional hydraulic load on the CWS. The operation of the CWS will be similar to the above
description, with the exception that increased discharges at the LP&L are initiated more rapidly.

Excessive rainfall, 1.5 inches or greater, especially if preceded by antecedent rainfall, will most likely cause extreme
water levels in the upper part of the CWS. If water levels reach 3.5 feet, CCD, and are rising, it will be necessary to
relieve the CWS by discharging excess floodwater to Lake Michigan at the CRCW, O                L&D and/or WPS. The
decision to provide for such relief at each facility is made based on the potential for continued area rainfall and on
the water level conditions at each facility.

8.0 Measurement of Discharge and Water Level

8.1 United States Geological Survey

The USGS maintains discharge measurement stations at several locations in the CWS and its tributaries. These are
summarized in the following table. Water level is also available at these locations.

 River                                   Location                               Number
 Chicago River                           Columbus Drive                         05536123
 CSSC                                    Romeoville Road                        05536995
 Grand Calumet River (T)                 Hohman Avenue                          05536357 (Indiana)
 LCR                                     OL&D                                   05536357
 LCR (T)                                 Cottage Grove Avenue                   05536290
 Midlothian Creek (T)                    Kilbourn Avenue                        05536340
 North Branch (T)                        Albany Avenue                          05536105
 NSC                                     Maple Street                           05536101
 Tinley Creek (T)                        135th Street                           05536500
All locations in Illinois, except as indicated. Tributary streams are designated (T).


The MWRDGC maintains a network of rain gages in the watershed and nine water level measurement stations on
the CWS. See the CWS List for water level measurement locations.

9.0 Monitoring of Water Quality

9.1 IEPA

IEPA operates an Ambient Water Quality Monitoring (AWQM) program throughout Illinois with over 200
monitoring locations. Two of these are located on the CWS, on the CSC at Route 83 and on the CSSC at Lockport.


MWRDGC also operates an AWQM program and has 20 locations on the CWS. In addition, MWRDGC performs
monitoring for biological conditions, physical habitat and sediment quality at all these locations. At some locations,
the monitoring is performed annually and at others, once in four years. In addition, there are 30 locations in the
CWS where dissolved oxygen and temperature are measured hourly with continuous in-situ monitors. See the CWS


USEPA performs no regular monitoring, but has conducted surveys of sediment quality for some reaches of the

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10.0 Acronym List

AWQM                 Ambient Water Quality Monitoring
CCD                  Chicago City Datum
CFR                  Code of Federa l Regulations
cfs                  cubic feet per second
CRCW                 Chicago River Controlling Works
CSC                  Calumet-Sag Channel
CSSC                 Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
CWS                  Chicago Waterway System
DWR                  Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources
IAC                  Illinois Administrative Code
IEPA                 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
IPCB                 Illinois Pollution Control Board
MWRDGC               Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
LCR                  Little Calumet River
LCW                  Lockport Controlling Works
LP&L                 Lockport Powerhouse and Lock
NBC                  North Branch Canal
NSC                  North Shore Channel
OL&D                 O'Brien Lock and Dam
USACE                United States Army, Corps of Engineers
USEPA                United States Environmental Protection Agency
USGS                 United States Geological Survey
WPS                  Wilmette Pumping Station
WRP                  Water Reclamation Plant
WY                   Water Year (October 1 through September 30)

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                                     CHICAGO WATERWAY SYSTEM

Location                                      USGS River Mile Distance U/S of Lockport   Comments
Des Plaines River Confluence                       290.0                 -1.1
Lockport Powerhouse and Lock                       291.1                  0.0            Flow MWRD WL, WQ, DO
Lockport Controlling Works                         293.2                  2.1            MWRD WL
Will County Power Plant, Cooling Water             296.0                  4.9            OU, IN
Romeoville Road                                    296.2                  5.1            USGS DM
Citgo Petroleum Corporation                        298.0                  6.9
Stephens Street                                    300.5                  9.4            MWRD WQ
Lemont Water Reclamation Plant                     300.6                  9.5            IN
Argonne Laboratory                                 302.3                 11.2            MWRD DO, OU, IN
Illinois and Michigan Canal Connector Ditch        303.0                 11.9            IN
Sag Junction                                       303.4                 12.3            Confluence
Highway 83                                         304.1                 13.0            MWRD WQ, DO
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad                        312.3                 21.2            MWRD DO
Summit-Lyons Conduit Inflow                        313.3                 22.2            IN
Harlem Avenue                                      314.0                 22.9            MWRD WQ
Stickney Water Reclamation Plant                   315.5                 24.4            IN
Cicero Avenue                                      317.3                 26.2            MWRD WQ, DO
Crawford Power Plant, Cooling Water                318.5                 27.4            OU, IN
Western Avenue                                     320.6                 29.5            MWRD WL (1)
Damen Avenue                                       321.1                 30.0            MWRD WQ (1)
South Fork                                         321.7                 30.6            Confluence
Loomis Street                                      321.9                 30.8            MWRD DO, WQ
Fisk Power Plant, Cooling Water                    322.0                 30.9            OU, IN
Jackson Boulevard                                  325.0                 33.9            MWRD DO
Madison Street                                     325.3                 34.2            MWRD WQ
North Branch and Chicago River Junction            325.6                 34.5            Confluence
Kinzie Street                                      325.8                 34.7            MWRD DO
Grand Avenue                                       326.0                 34.9            MWRD WQ
Division Street                                    327.3                 36.2            MWRD DO
Webster Avenue Instream Aeration Station           328.9                 37.8            SA
Fullerton Avenue                                   329.4                 38.3            MWRD DO
Diversey Parkway                                   330.1                 39.0            MWRD WQ
Addison Street                                     331.3                 40.2            MWRD DO
Wilson Avenue                                      332.6                 41.5            MWRD WQ
Lawrence Avenue                                    332.9                 41.8            MWRD DO, WL
North Branch Pump Station                          333.1                 42.0            CSO
North Branch Dam                                   333.3                 42.2            Tributary IN
Foster Avenue                                      333.5                 42.4            MWRD WQ
Devon Avenue Instream Aeration Station             335.0                 43.9            SA
Devon Avenue                                       335.0                 43.9            MWRD DO
Touhy Avenue                                       336.0                 44.9            MWRD WQ
North Side Water Reclamation Plant                 336.9                 45.8            IN
Oakton Street                                      337.0                 45.9            MWRD WQ
Main Street                                        337.5                 46.4            MWRD DO
Simpson Street                                     339.5                 48.4            MWRD DO
Central Street                                     340.2                 49.1            MWRD WQ
Maple Avenue                                       340.6                 49.5            USGS DM
Linden Street                                      340.8                 49.7            MWRD DO
Sheridan Road (Wilmette Pumping Station)           341.0                 49.9            MWRD WL, IN
North and South Branch Junction                    325.6                 34.5
Wells Street                                       325.8                 34.7            MWRD WQ
Clark Street                                       325.9                 34.8            MWRD DO

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Location                                       USGS River Mile Distance U/S of Lockport   Comments
Michigan Avenue                                      326.4               35.3             MWRD DO
Columbus Drive                                       326.6               35.5             USGS DM, WL
Lake Shore Drive                                     326.9               35.8             MWRD WQ
Chicago River Controlling Works                      327.1               36.0             MWRD DO, WL
South Fork
South Branch Junction                                321.7               30.6             Confluence
Archer Avenue                                        322.1               31.0             MWRD DO, WQ
Racine Avenue Pumping Station                        323.0               31.9             CSO
Sag Junction                                         303.4               12.3             Confluence
SEPA Station No. 5 at Junction                       303.4               12.3             SA
Illinois and Michigan Canal                          303.7               12.6             IN
Highway 83                                           304.3               13.2             MWRD WQ, DO
104th Street                                         307.5               16.4             MWRD DO
Crooked Creek                                        308.1               17.0             IN
Mill Creek                                           309.0               17.9             IN
Stony Creek (West)                                   309.4               18.3             IN
Southwest Highway                                    310.7               19.6             MWRD DO, WL
SEPA Station No. 4                                   311.7               20.6             SA
Harlem Avenue                                        311.7               20.6             MWRD DO
Navajo Creek                                         312.6               21.5             IN
Tinley Creek                                         314.1               23.0             IN
Cicero Avenue                                        315.0               23.9             MWRD WQ, DO
Midlothian Creek                                     317.1               26.0             IN
Kedzie Avenue                                        317.1               26.0             MWRD DO
Stony Creek (East)                                   317.9               26.8             IN
SEPA Station No. 3                                   318.0               26.9             SA
Division Street                                      318.6               27.5             MWRD DO
Ashland Avenue                                       319.1               28.0             MWRD WQ
Little Calumet River Junction                        319.6               28.5             Tributary IN
Halsted Street                                       320.1               29.0             MWRD WQ, DO
SEPA Station No. 2                                   321.3               30.2             SA
Calumet Water Reclamation Plant                      321.4               30.3             IN
125th Street Pump Station                            321.4               30.3             CSO
Indiana Avenue                                       322.4               31.3             MWRD WQ
C & WI Railroad                                      322.6               31.5             MWRD DO
Conrail Railroad                                     325.4               34.3             MWRD DO
Grand Calumet River                                  325.7               34.6             IN
O'Brien Lock and Dam                                 326.5               35.4             USGS DM MWRD WL
WL = water level measurement
WQ - water quality sampling location
DM = discharge measurement location
OU = outflow
IN = inflow
CSO = combined sewer overflow pumped inflow during storms
DO = continuous dissolved oxygen monitoring location
SA = supplemental aeration
MWRD = Metropollitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
USGS = U.S. Geological Survey
(1) The Damen Avenue Bridge is being replaced. Samples taken at Western Avenue.

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                                                       Appendix C

                         MWRDGC and Chicago NPDES Permit Schedules

Compliance Dates                                 Description of Task                  Permittee
3/31/2002                         Award Contract for Construction of Little Calumet   MWRDGC-Calumet
3/31/2002                         Award Contract for Construction of Stage 1 of       MWRDGC-Stickney
                                  TARP Phase II McCook Reservoir
9/1/2002                          Submit CSO Public Notification (PN) Program         MWRDGC
9/1/2002                          Submit Plan to replace Grab DO monitoring with      MWRDGC
                                  continuous monitoring
11/15 each year for the           Submit CSO monitoring data report                   MWRDGC
duration of the permit
*12/31/2002                       Conduct CSO PN Public Information Meeting       MWRDGC
11/30/2002                        Complete Construction of Torrence Avenue Tunnel MWRDGC-Calumet
12/1 each year for the duration   Submit Water Quality Data                       MWRDGC
of the permit
12/1/2002                         Submit Revisions to CSO Operational and             City of Chicago
                                  Maintenance Plan (OMP)
12/1/2002                         Submit CSO Public Notification (PN) Program         City of Chicago
1/1 each year for the duration    Submit TARP progress report                         MWRDGC-Stickney &
of the permit                                                                         Calumet
3/1/2003                          Submit Documentation of Sensitive Area CSO          MWRDGC
*3/31/2003                        Conduct PN Public Notification Meeting              City of Chicago
6/1/2003                          Documentation of Sensitive Area CSO Locations       City of Chicago

* 6/31/2003                       Submit PN Public Information Meeting Summary        City of Chicago
9/1/2003                     Submit CSO OMP                                           MWRDGC
12/1/2003                    Submit Pollution Prevention (P2) Plan                    City of Chicago
12/1/2003                    Implement P2 Activities                                  City of Chicago
*3/31/2004                   Submit OMP Public Information Meeting Summary            MWRDGC
12/31/2006                   Complete Little Calumet Tunnel and Phase I of            MWRDGC-Calumet
                             Calumet TARP System
12/31/2009                   Complete Stage 1 of TARP Phase II McCook                 MWRDGC-Stickney
1/31/2010                    Award Contract for Stage 2 of TARP Phase II              MWRDGC-Stickney
                             McCook Reservoir
1/31/2010                    Award Contract for TARP Phase II Thornton                MWRDGC-Calumet
                             Composite Reservoir
12/31/2014                   Complete TARP Phase II Thornton Composite                MWRDGC-Calumet
6/31/2015                    Submit Water Quality Study                               MWRDGC-Calumet
12/31/2015                   Complete Stage 2 of TARP Phase II McCook                 MWRDGC-Stickney
* 1/30/2016                  Implement Water Quality Plan                             MWRDGC-Calumet
6/31/2016                    Submit Water Quality Study                               MWRDGC-Stickney
* 1/30/2017                  Implement Water Quality Plan                             MWRDGC–Stickney
* Assume 30-day IEPA turnaround.

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