Under the Clean Water Act, industrial regulations have become increasingly stringent. Accordingly, since approximately 2014, several states have been adopting stricter compliance standards for the regulation of stormwater at their industrial facilities. Included in these compliance standards are National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations, which help ensure that stormwater pollutants are not discharged into nearby bodies of water, such as streams, creeks, wetlands, rivers, and oceans.
Some common fundamental underpinnings of NPDES regulations are beginning to emerge at the State and Federal levels. One such example is Exceedance Response Action (ERA), or the “tiered” Correction Action Model. The escalation or tiered response standards are based on EPA Benchmark Levels and a potential for future Numeric Effluent Limits (NELs).
The new ERA paradigm has wide-reaching implications for future NPDES permittees of industrial stormwater discharges. This growing regulatory compliance mechanism is already being implemented in California, Washington, and most recently in Oregon. These states are viewed as precursors of future trends throughout the United States, as several key components of the forthcoming MSGP will push other states to move toward similar ERA response scenarios and regulations.
Join Forester University for this live, educational, two-part webinar as speaker Jonathan Meronek, QISP ToR, CPESC, QSDP/D, discusses the future of the tiered ERA paradigm and why stormwater managers and facility compliance personnel have only begun to come to terms with it. He will help you better understand if your site is covered and how an Industrial Permittee can come into compliance.
This course will examine past lessons, including the implementation of effective best management practices, water quality characterizations, and successful compliance strategies. It will also project what the compliance paradigm will look like during the first years of an industrial General NPDES Permit.
By participating in this webinar, attendees will:
- Identify your enemy: Keys to effective industrial facility site pollutant source assessments and water quality characterization
- Observe the successful components of a stormwater management program, including a strong foundational Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
- Learn how to select and implement effective BMPs using a tiered approach to compliance, especially under a compliance level escalation scenario
- Analyze the ever-increasing effects of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on industrial discharges and permittees
- Discover emerging alternative regulatory compliance options under Industrial Permits and what they might mean for the future
- Understand Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and potential applications of additional Numeric Effluent Limits (NELs)
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* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
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