Gain a thorough understanding of the basic elements of industrial stormwater management including general permit requirements and 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.
Jason Magnussen, Pro-Vac, LLC
Anita Fichthorn, Port of Tacoma Stacy Patterson, Farallon Consulting Tonya Wolfe, Washington State Department of Ecology
Gain a thorough understanding of the basic elements of municipal stormwater management including general permit requirements and enforcement; watershed planning; source control; creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); proper sampling techniques; and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) in municipal settings.
Jennifer Schmitz, Clear Water Services
Jana Braaten, Port of Seattle Eli Mackiewicz, City of Bellingham Public Works Department Alison Schweitzer, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
Gain a thorough understanding of the basic elements of construction stormwater management including general permit requirements and enforcement; creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); proper sampling techniques; and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) in construction settings.
Derek Heitz, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.
Evan Dobrowski, Washington State Department of Ecology Marie Holt, Spectra Laboratories Meghan Veilleux, Landau Associates, Inc.
This session will address a range of topics related to facility stormwater monitoring and permit compliance. Panelists will cover the recent Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) decision and the impact of that decision on the types of industrial activities and areas that require stormwater monitoring. The topic of “Substantially Identical Discharge Points” under the Industrial Permit will be discussed along with case study examples of the potential pitfalls with use of that sampling reduction option. Other subjects to be covered will be proper source trace sampling, use of Ecology’s water quality atlas to determine if the final discharge location is within a 303(d) impaired waterway, and the applicability of “consistent attainment” for TSS under certain circumstances.
John Allen, Nisqually Environmental Brad Doll, Tupper Mack & Wells PLLC Joe Kalmar, Landau Associates, Inc.
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.
Connie Sue Martin, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
Derek Heitz, Clear Creek Systems, Inc. Kristine Sommer, Clear Water Services
This session will break down Ecology’s long-term municipal Stormwater Action Management Plan (SMAP) requirements and underlying goals; discuss strategies to characterize, protect, and improve receiving water health; and look at ways to integrate all of this into future development needs and opportunities. Please join Ecology staff along with others to discuss Phase I and II strategies to help you analyze the unique characteristics of your watershed and your jurisdiction.
Arianna Frender, Parametrix
Julie Brandt, Parametrix Janet Geer, City of Bothell Todd Hunsdorfer, King County Christian Nilsen, Geosyntec Consultants Abbey Stockwell, Washington State Department of Ecology
Do you have a great watershed plan for your stormwater system and lack the funds to implement it, or are you a private developer looking for an opportunity to improve water quality beyond your project? Join us to discuss alternative financing mechanisms for stormwater utilities. Two national experts will discuss community base private public partnerships (CBP3) and stormwater crediting programs. We will also provide an overview of work by Washington State Department of Commerce on ways to finance stormwater work beyond utility rates and grants.
John Phillips, Parametrix
Seth Brown, Storm & Stream Solutions Janet Clements, Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC Troy Hunt
Infiltration is a great way to manage stormwater and now that it is a more common strategy, much is being learned about the broad range of systems and installations. Panelists will present a set of case studies that delve into site assessment; system design; BMPs (best management practices); monitoring of water quality and quantity; and maintenance for optimal performance.
Will Guyton, Aspect Consulting, LLC
Scott Kindred, Kindred Hydro, Inc. John Knutson, Aspect Consulting, LLC Erik Pruneda, Aspect Consulting, LLC Erika Vossbeck, SoundEarth Strategies, Inc.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically disrupted our world in ways that we never expected. Yet work with regulatory agencies, clients, and stakeholders continues. What impact is COVID-19 having on the environmental sector? Panelists will discuss how restrictions have impacted operations, business continuity, agency engagement, and strategies for adapting due diligence practices to create productive out-comes.
Michael Nesteroff, Lane Powell PC
Nim Desai, SoundEarth Strategies, Inc. David Giglio, Washington State Department of Ecology
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances, sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals”, are a category of thousands of man-made chemicals (including PFOS, PFOA and GenX). These chemicals don’t break down and can accumulate over time, so their presence can be extremely persistent in the environment. Amid mounting health concerns, regulations moved swiftly in 2020 and are expected to continue in 2021 with both state-level and EPA rulemaking in progress. Speakers will discuss methods for treating PFAS in stormwater applications, including pre-treatment, activated carbon, ion exchange, and ozofractionation.
TJ Mothersbaugh, WaterTectonics, Inc
Baxter Miatke, Arcadis Cathy Swanson, Purolite Christina Theys, Calgon Carbon Corporation
Microplastics might be small in size (generally less than 5 mm in diameter), but they are a big concern for our environment. There are significant levels of microplastics polluting the ocean, freshwater, and land. Microplastics are a growing concern across the globe. Research shows that it’s not just wildlife that is threatened by plastics in our water, humans are also ingesting these microplastics. Laundry from the Unites States and Canada alone produces nearly 1,000 tons of plastic microfibers that end up in our wastewater treatment plants. As a result, state regulators are beginning to look at controlling microplastics in water. Panelists will examine the occurrence of micorplastics in stormwater; efficacy of best management practices (BMPs); methodologies for microplastics analyses; and the latest research in microplastics toxicity.
Andrew Kaparos, Hart Crowser
Sarah Mass, Haley & Aldrich Ruth Sofield, Western Washington University Rick Zimmer, Eurofins