NPDES industrial stormwater

Meet the Accreditable, Credible, and Incredible Stormwater Guru Jonathan Meronek | SCS Engineers

September 13, 2021

Jonathan Meronek of SCS Engineers presents considerations, strategies, and lessons learned for NPDES regulated industrial dischargers with the exceedance Response Action models of California, Washington, and Oregon.

 

Jonathan Meronek
Jonathan J. Meronek
QISP-ToR, ENV SP, CPESC, QSP/D
Project Manager, SCS Engineers

Jonathan Meronek specializes in comprehensive stormwater management programs. He has conducted BMP and Pollutant Source Assessments (PSAs), written Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), performed Training and Education classes and implemented Monitoring Implementation Plans (MIPs) for hundreds of facilities in the United States. His accreditations include IGP-TOR, QISP, ENV-SP, CPESC, QSP/D, with over eighteen years of supporting clients at SCS Engineers.  As a State of California Industrial General Permit (IGP) Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP) and QISP Trainer-of-Record (ToR), he finds stormwater solutions for a multitude of industrial clients.

When Endeavor Media (Stormwater Magazine, Wastewater Mag, and Water World) decided to launch their new education platform called “Stormwater University,” they reached out to Jonathan. He now has the good fortune of being one of twelve people to sit on Endeavor’s National Technical Advisory Board.

Jonathan is excited and looks forward to supporting his colleagues in stormwater management. He has promised not to add another post-nominal after his name.

Congratulations, Jonathan!

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

The Trajectory of Industrial Stormwater Regulations in the US

October 12, 2020

Stormwater Pollution Planning and Preparation SWPPP

Industrial stormwater discharge regulatory compliance defined by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System – NPDES, and the Federal Multi-Sector General Permit – MSGP, slated for implementation in January 2021, will affect state Industrial General Permits. In the states where the EPA is the regulating body (New Mexico, New Hampshire, and West Virginia), the impact will be immediate.

California on the Rise, by Jonathan Meronek and Alissa Barrow, discusses the emerging general commonalties of “lessons learned” that can help dischargers successfully manage their stormwater programs.

Jonathan and Alissa explain best practices that help businesses understand and prepare ahead of the expected changes. The strategies can streamline preparation and response to minimize risk and help prevent fines and lawsuits.


 

About the Authors: Jonathan Meronek is a State of California IGP Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner – QISP. With SCS Engineers for over 17 years, he leads Stormwater Management in the Southwest U.S. Alissa Barrow has 10 years of experience as an environmental professional specializing in environmental assessment, remediation, and compliance. Find a stormwater professional near you.

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Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

Important Permit Compliance Tasks: July 15th Deadline Rapidly Approaching for Annual Reports

June 19, 2017

Federal regulations require NPDES industrial stormwater Discharger to certify and submit via SMARTs an Annual Report on or before July 15th of each reporting year. Each facility should have already prepared the Annual Comprehensive Facility Compliance Evaluation (ACFCE). Per IGP Section XVI, the Discharger shall include in the Annual Report:

  • A Compliance Checklist that indicates a discharger has complied with, and has addressed, all applicable requirements of the IGP; this includes Monthly Non-Stormwater Discharge (NSWD) and Best Management Practices (BMP) inspections, Sampling Event Observations, Ad Hoc Reports completed, HUC-10 Watershed pollutant source assessment for impaired pollutants and sampling frequency reductions;
  • The Discharger must address any exceptions for non-compliance during the reporting year (e.g. not collecting four (4) Qualifying Storm Events (QSEs); and
  • Identify sections/page numbers of all revisions made in the SWPPP, including the Site Plan, drainage areas and improved/added BMPs…

To learn more about filing, read the SCS Stormwater June Newsletter. 

We hope that you find these tips helpful.  If you have questions about sampling techniques, how to be prepared for storms, permitting, or anything else for compliance in California contact: Jonathan Meronek, , or your local office.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am