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Cross Connection Advisory Board
About the Board
Revised Oregon Administrative Rules adopted November 2, 2004, established an advisory board consisting of not more than nine members. The board serves as an advisor to the agency on policy matters related to cross connection control issues. Although the board does not have the final authority to make or enforce rules, its research, experience, and advice to decision makers will contribute to effective changes in the Cross Connection Program. See the following for additional information:

Advisory Board Meetings
The advisory board meets quarterly for approximately two-hour sessions. All meetings are open to the public and a portion of the agenda will be devoted to public comment. Specific information on time, location, and agenda can be obtained below or contact the Program Coordinator.

Upcoming Meeting Dates
  • 26th Public Meeting: Wednesday, November 14, 2012: Portland State Office Building, Room 612, 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013: Portland State Office Building, Room 612, 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013: Portland State Office Building, Room 612, 10:00 AM

Meeting Location and Directions
Most meetings are held in Portland at the Portland State Office Building at 800 NE Oregon Street:
  • View the Portland State Office Building on a map
  • The main entrance to the building is on NE Oregon Street
  • 3 blocks east of NE Grand Avenue which, runs north
  • 4 blocks east of NE Martin Luther King Boulevard, which runs south
  • Is between NE 7th and 9th Avenues
  • Is between NE Oregon Street and Lloyd Boulevard
  • Overlooks the I-84 freeway on its south side
  • Has entrances on Oregon and 7th Avenue

Meeting Guidelines

Meeting Minutes
All minutes documents are PDF files.


Advisory Board Members
The Oregon Health Authority appoints advisory board members for a three-year term. Individual board members represent stakeholders in cross connection control.

Name/Phone Representing Term Completion
Loren Anderson
Clackamas Community College
lapl@comcast.net
503-594-3345
OHA Backflow Assembly Testers 12/31/2012
Michael Briesemeister
Eugene Water & Electric Board
michael.briesemeister@eweb.org
541-685-7352
OHA Certified Instructors 12/31/2013
Mary Howell
Backflow Management Inc
mlhowell@bmibackflow.com
503-255-1619
OHA Cross Connection Specialists 12/31/2014
Ray Johnson
City of The Dalles
rjohnson@ci.the-dalles.or.us
541-980-7261
Water Suppliers 12/31/2014
Ron Murray
murraygandr@peoplpc.com
503-621-3899
OR Licensed Plumbers 12/31/2012
Rebecca Ternan - Current Chairperson
becky@mechagents.com
503-572-5336
Assembly Manufacturers/
     Authorized Representatives
12/31/2013
Edward Yancoskie
City of Hillsboro
edy@ci.hillsboro.or.us
503-615-6723
OR Plumbing Inspectors 12/31/2012
Vacant Position Engineers 12/31/2013
Vacant Position General Public 12/31/2013