18th Annual Oregon Stormwater Conference

Laws, Permits, Science and Public Policies

State and Federal Policies and Priorities
Evaluating Sources of Contamination in Stormwater
Industrial and Municipal Permitting
Compliance, Enforcement and Third Party Litigation
Underground Injection Control
Case Studies & More

October 1, 2012
World Trade Center
Portland, Oregon

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8:00-8:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast
       
8:30   Conference Kick-off - Welcome and Introductions
     
  Holly Duncan, President
Environmental Law Education Center

WATER QUALITY AND STORMWATER PERMITTING - LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

8:30-9:00 Water Quality and Stormwater - Big Picture Issues
    What are the ultimate goals of the water quality regulatory and permitting programs?
    What do we know about contaminants in stormwater?
    Challenges faced by the regulated community and possible strategies.
     
  Janet Gillaspie, Executive Director
Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies
       
9:00-9:30 National and Regional Water Quality Priorities for US EPA
    State and Federal Collaboration on Water Quality Issues
    Coordinating Stormwater and Other Clean Water Act Programs
    EPA Compliance Inspections and Enforcement
     
  Joel Salter, Water Program Coordinator
US Environmental Protection Agency, Oregon Operations Office
       
9:30-10:00 Water Quality and Stormwater Management in Oregon
    Policy Developments and Agency Water Quality Priorities
    How Do All the Water Quality Programs Fit Together?
    Latest Developments in Oregon's Stormwater Permitting Program
     
  Dennis Ades, Surface Water Quality Section Manager
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       

10:00-10:30 Break

 

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT STORMWATER? - INFORMATION AND STRATEGIES

10:30-11:00 Contaminants in Stormwater - Conclusions from Recent USGS Study
    Reconnaissance Study on Discharges into the Columbia River Basin
(released May 2012)
    Contaminants in Wastewater Treatment Plan Effluent and Stormwater Runoff
     
  Jennifer Morace, Oregon Water Science Center
US Geological Survey
       
11:00-11:30 An Integrated Approach to Controlling Contaminants in Stormwater
    Evaluating an entire range of contaminant pathways and reducing contaminant sources
    Controlling stormwater sources: selecting effective options and measuring effectiveness
     
  Warren Hansen, PE
Windward Environmental LLC
       
11:30-12:00 Underground Injection Control
    Incorporating UICs into Stormwater Management Strategies
    How to use fate and transport analyses to demonstrate when stormwater infiltration to a UIC is protective of groundwater
     
  Heidi Blischke, SR. Hydrogeologist
GSI Water Solutions, Inc.
       
       

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)
       

INDUSTRIAL AND MUNICIPAL STORMWATER PERMITTING & CASE STUDY

   
1:00-1:30 Municipal Permitting
    Update on Municipal Permits and Pretreatment Requirements
    Significant MS4 and Phase I and Phase II Issues
    Working Towards TMDLs for Benchmarks
     
  Benjamin Benninghof, Municipal Stormwater Coordinator
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
1:30-2:00 Industrial Permitting
    Important Changes to 1200 Z Permit
    City of Portland's Experience Implementing the New Permit
    Big Issues: Low Impact Development and Feasibility of BMPs at Industrial Sites
     
 

Michael Pronold, Industrial Stormwater Manager
City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services

       
2:00-2:45 DETAILED CASE STUDY: Calbag Metals Co.
    Stormwater Pollution Control at an Industrial Facility
    Advanced Filtration & Pollutant Reduction
     
 

Greg Will, Operations Manager
Calbag Metals, Co.
and
Ayn Generes, PE Engineering Manager
StormwateRx LLC

       

2:45-3:15 BREAK

       
INSPECTIONS, ENFORCEMENT AND LITIGATION
Presentations and Panel Discussion
3:15-4:30 Practical Advice for Inspections and Enforcement Actions
    EPA's National Enforcement Initiative and Oregon DEQ's Enforcement Program
    Regulatory Authority to Conduct Inspections
    Preparing for an Inspection and Responding to an Enforcement Action
     
 

Brian King
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

       
  Oregon Compliance & Enforcement Program
    Latest Developments in DEQ's Enforcement Program
    Enforcement of Benchmarks and Other Permit Violations
     
 

Les Carlough, J.D., PhD
Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

       
  Conservation Community and Third Party Litigation
    Role of Non-Government Organizations in Enforcing Permits
    Third Party Litigation and Stormwater Permits
     
 

Kieran O'Donnell
O'Donnell Gesmundo PC

Representing Northwest Environmental Defense Center

       

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