Central Marin Sanitation Agency

Administrative documents governing Agency operations are available for download by clicking on the links below.


Administrative Policies/Procedures

 A compilation of Agency policies and procedures covering general agency standards, contract administration, safety and security, and financial and human resources procedures to support Board adopted financial and personnel policies.


Bay Area Air Quality Management
District Permit (BAAQMD)

The contract between the Agency and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District that requires compliance with air emissions standards. BAAQMD Website

CMSA Claim Form

Document for use by entities having a claim against the Agency for loss or damage of property. Form to be submitted to the CMSA Board's Recording Secretary.

Financial Policies

Financial policies adopted by the Board of Commissioners.


Joint Powers Agreement (JPA)

This is the contract among the CMSA member agencies that describes what work the Agency will do, how each of the member agencies will be represented on the CMSA governing Board, cost-sharing (based on flows and sewage strength), funding arrangements, and more.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)


 Non-management Agency employees are represented by the Marin Association of Public Employees, a chapter of the Service Employees International Union (Local 1021).

Letter of Understanding (LoU)

Letter of Understanding between CMSA and SEIU (Local 1021) extending the MoU to June 30, 2022, and other specifics.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES)

The contract between the Agency and the Regional Water Quality Control Board for the San Francisco Bay Area that requires reporting of self-monitoring analyses of treatment facility effluent quality and compliance with discharge standards. RWQCB Website


NPDES-SSO Exceedance Reporting

 Procedures for notification requirements for NPDES Permit exceedances and collection system sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) for CMSA and its member agencies.

Personnel Manual

  A compilation of Agency policies covering compliance with existing Federal and State laws regarding employment, administration of employment practices, administration of benefits, and standards of conduct.

5-Year Strategic Business Plan 2016-2020

CMSA's strategic business plan is a Board approved 5-year guide to set priorities, focus energy and resources, and guide fundamental decisions and actions that will shape the Agency into the future. It includes Objectives and Actions for each year that support the Agency’s Mission and Goals, and align with the Agency's Vision.