Learn the fundamental elements of industrial stormwater management including: general permit requirements and enforcement; creating a Stormwater Pollution Control Plan (SWPCP); proper sampling techniques; reporting methods; and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) for industrial sites, such as source control and site maintenance.
Dan Joseph, Landau Associates, Inc.
Scott De Ridder, Calbag Metals Co. Daria Gneckow, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
Many facilities are facing challenges with common pollutants of concern that are manageable with conventional treatment and BMPs. Hear case studies on evaluating and treating these typical pollutants including copper, zinc, pesticides, oil and grease, and microbes like fecal coliform and E. coli.
Craig Heimbucher, Terraphase Engineering, Inc.
Joshua Ernst, City of Portland Jeremiah Lehman, Contech Engineered Solutions LLC
A Tier I Corrective Action Report must be prepared if site conditions indicate that the Stormwater Pollution Control Plan (SWPCP) is not being followed and sampling confirms that effluent benchmarks have been exceeded or if visual observations show evidence of stormwater pollution. Hear from experts responding to these Tier I corrective actions about the compliance timeline, volume reduction, treatment options, system effectiveness, and long-term strategies for staying out of trouble.
Rita Cooper, ERM
Ellen Dorsey, City of Portland Kathy Jacobsen, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality Michael Johnson, Enpurion
Confused by all the stormwater treatment options out there? Don’t know where to start? The Industrial Pretreatment Primer is designed to get you on the right track. We will provide an overview of industrial stormwater treatment options, real-life experiences, and important considerations for implementing stormwater treatment. We’ll also provide a venue for you to ask questions and discuss specific challenges you have in treating (or planning to treat) stormwater.
Gene Hoilman, AECOM
Peter Evans, StormwateRx, LLC Laura Johnson, City of Portland
As more facilities are being required to install treatment systems they are finding that the initial installation is just the beginning of the process. Maintenance, modifications, and adaptive management are typically required to optimize the performance of these often sophisticated systems. Panelists will present a general overview of industrial stormwater treatment and offer case studies and lessons learned from existing treatment systems.
Kendra Skellenger, Anchor QEA, LLC
Derek Heitz, Clear Creek Systems, Inc. Paul Schmidt, StormwateRx, LLC
Expert practitioners will present an informative set of case studies that illustrate successful treatment of varied, challenging, and problematic pollutants in industrial settings. Panelists will address site conditions; contaminant characterization; treatment selection process and alternatives; installation and operational results, and O&M costs.
Derek Heitz, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.
TJ Mothersbaugh, WaterTectonics Katie Saltanovitz, Landau Associates, Inc. Kristine Sommer, Clear Water Services
Green Infrastructure (GI) standards and procedures are used by engineers, architects, landscape architects, and other agencies to streamline the development of plans and drawings, and reduce the timeline and costs associated with design and approval processes of local stormwater requirements. The goal of GI is to mimic natural processes to improve the quality of stormwater as well as mitigate for the quantity of stormwater discharges. Coming to a common understanding of the value of GI; GI regulatory requirements; and the adaptation of design approaches to measurably improve water quality and quantity will be the focus of this session.
Chuck Esler, Farallon Consulting, LLC
Kim Marcus, ERM Eric Strecker, Terraphase Engineering, Inc.
By capturing runoff close to where it falls, Green Infrastructure installations reduce runoff volumes, peak flow rates, and the amount of pollutants leaving developed sites. Now that Green Infrastructure installations have become common due to local development requirements and their proven benefits, much is being learned about the operation and maintenance of these installations. This session will focus on regulatory expectations for maintenance and most common missteps along with a landscaper’s perspective on maintaining these dynamic systems.
Stacy Hibbard, City of Portland
Bryan Gyllen, DeSantis Landscapes, Inc. Jason Schmidt, City of Portland
The frequency and intensity of severe weather due to climate change poses a very real threat as heavy rainfall events are projected to become more intense over time. Local jurisdictions, with help from researchers and stormwater professionals, are assessing the impact of urban and rural runoff; water body response; and BMP performance under different climate scenarios and the projected increase in heavy precipitation.
Lance Moen, PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc.
Tyler Jantzen, Jacobs Guillaume Mauger, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group John Phillips, Parametrix
PFAS are a large group of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances that are released into the environment through consumer and industrial products, and have widespread exposure and toxicity implications for human health. As we learn more about the sources of PFAS and its persistence in the environment there emerges a need to address its presence in groundwater and surface water as a result of stormwater runoff. Panelists will present an in-depth look at these pervasive “forever chemicals,” their fate and transport in the environment, and how we’re tackling the scope of the challenge and developing solutions.
Joey Hickey, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Bob Anderson, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. Milton Larsen, Kennedy Jenks Consultants Kevin Masterson, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
Learn how permit holders, regulators, and other stakeholders can measure the restoration and maintenance of water quality by maximizing the values contained in their environmental data and how it relates to permit reporting requirements and ultimately Clean Water Act compliance.
Richard Shepard, Applied Ecosystem Services, LLC
What triggers a Clean Water Act enforcement action? How does it begin and what’s its life cycle once it’s in motion? Join our panel of regulators and industry representatives as they shed light on enforcement strategies; causes and timing; and what you can expect if you find yourself in trouble.
Carson Bowler, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC
Sarah Glathar, Farallon Consulting, LLC Douglas Morrison, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP Kieran O’Donnell, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality