Learn the basic elements of industrial stormwater management, including general permit requirements and their enforcement; creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); proper sampling techniques; and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) for industrial sites, such as source control and site maintenance.
Review the basic elements of construction stormwater management including general permit requirements and their enforcement; creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); proper sampling techniques; and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) in construction settings.
Hear first-hand from DEQ and other agency inspectors about their observations from actual industrial sites, both positive and negative, including overall trends, source control issues, the effectiveness of BMPs, treatment successes, and recurring challenges – plus how to prepare for an inspection and work in partnership with your agency.
Many industrial facilities are facing challenges with difficult pollutants that are not readily manageable with conventional BMPs (best management practices). Hear case studies on evaluating and treating difficult pollutants including dissolved metals, high solids and PAHs.
Explore an illustrative set of case studies that demonstrate successful treatment of challenging pollutants – covering alternatives that were evaluated as part of the selection process, operational results, and installation and O&M costs.
Review additional case studies that demonstrate successful treatment of problematic pollutants – covering alternatives that were evaluated as part of the selection process, operational results, and installation and O&M costs.
The presence of soil contamination creates significant added complexity to stormwater management. Examine how to address the conflict between containing contamination and the expectation of on-site infiltration, permit compliance and administrative orders, and effective best practices to avoid spreading contaminants.
By capturing runoff close to where it falls, Green Infrastructure installations reduce the runoff volumes, peak flow rates, and the amount of pollutants leaving developed sites. Now that Green Infrastructure has become common, much is being learned about these installations. Review a series of case studies that illustrate best practices, monitoring of hydrologic and water quality benefits, and maintenance for optimal performance.
Clean Water Act lawsuits brought by citizen groups continue to be an effective enforcement tool for stormwater permit compliance. Join a conversation with environmental advocates and industry representatives about enforcement strategies, permit challenges, and citizen suits.
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits are required for storm water discharges from construction and industrial sites and municipalities. Compliance with these permits is often fraught with challenges and complications that can lead to unwanted scrutiny and agency enforcement action. Panelists will identify common compliance missteps and discuss current best practices to put you on the path to regulatory compliance and help you stay out of trouble.
The complexity and enormity of the stormwater management challenge is driving research and innovation. Hear about the latest scientific research findings, new technologies, and approaches that are advancing the state of the industry.