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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. 

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
Vacant Position OHA Backflow Assembly Testers
Michael Briesemeister
Eugene Water & Electric Board
OHA Certified Instructors 12/31/2013
Mary Howell
Backflow Management Inc
OHA Cross Connection Specialists 12/31/2014
Ray Johnson
City of The Dalles
Water Suppliers 12/31/2014
Ron Murray
OR Licensed Plumbers 12/31/2012
Rebecca Slabaugh
Assembly Manufacturers/
     Authorized Representatives
Vacant Position OR Plumbing Inspectors
Vacant Position Engineers
Vacant Position General Public