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Storm Water Awareness Week – September 24-28

September 24 - September 28

Join SCS Engineers and other professionals for Storm Water Awareness Week, a collaborative effort of the stormwater community and an opportunity for earning professional development credits free of charge.

Stormwater regulation is evolving, pushing more responsibility on to the Dischargers by holding them accountable through categorization based on a discharger’s ability to meet numeric benchmarks. How a discharger responds and applies effective Best Management Practices (BMPs),  determines their status level. Industrial permittees need to take the initiative to avoid costly exposure and non-compliance.

Thursday, September 27,  at 10:00 am via YouTube.  REGISTER HERE

A New ERA in Industrial Stormwater Regulation: Considerations, Strategies and Lessons Learned for NPDES Regulated Industrial Dischargers Within the Exceedance Response Action Models of Stormwater Regulation presented by Jonathan J. Meronek, QISP, IGP-ToR, CPESC, CISEC, QSP/D delves into new  federal and state stormwater regulation under a “trajectory” of required compliance responsibilities that have a major impact on the permitting process.

Effluent benchmark escalation values requiring a tiered response and corrective actions are stricter in the west coast states.  Under an ERA-based NPDES Industrial General Permit, dischargers are assigned a status level in their first reporting year of the Permit, usually Level-0. These are not effluent limits, but require dischargers to pursue effective BMPs for their facilities. If a facility exceeds the established benchmarks, then Level 1 status is assigned the following year, and if the same facility continues to exceed the benchmark it will continue to move into an even more stringent category, up to and including Active
Treatment. As states shift to online databases they become more proficient at identifying non-compliant permittees; exposure is costly.

Learning Objectives:

  • A greater understanding of Federal laws and California Industrial General Permit
  • New responsibilities of the Permitees
  • Best Management Practices that have a positive impact
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