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California Industrial Storm
Water Compliance…
the Cascade is Coming!
September 8, 2016
BlueScape Environmental
training@bl...
Webinar Topics
Topic	
   Subtopic	
  
1. Overview of California
Industrial Storm Water
Regulations
•  Storm Water Programs...
About BlueScape
•  Founded in 1997
•  Extensive experience with Environmental, Health &
Safety Regulations
–  Storm Water,...
Overview of California
Industrial Storm Water
Regulations
Storm Water Regulation Overview
•  Water runoff from our cities, highways, industrial facilities and
construction sites ca...
Storm Water Regulatory Programs
Municipal Separate
Storm Sewer System
(MS4) Permits
California
Department of
Transportatio...
Poll Question
Is your facility currently required to have a
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan?
¢ Yes
¢ No
¢ I don’t...
Exempt and Non-Exempt
Industrial Facilities
•  Required industrial facilities must comply with the 2014
IGP permit to be i...
Basic IGP Requirements for
Covered Facilities
•  Covered facilities
–  Must develop and implement a storm water pollution
...
Covered Facilities Monitoring,
Testing & Inspections
•  Monitoring Plans, Sampling and Inspections
–  Facility shall have ...
Exceedance Response
Actions (ERAs)
Poll Question
Will your facility need to complete a
Level 1 ERA evaluation and report?
¢ Yes
¢ No
¢ I don’t know
¢ Not...
Exceedance Response Actions
(ERAs)
•  ERAs are required when an annual Numeric Action
Level (NAL) or instantaneous maximum...
Numeric Action Levels (NALs)
•  For basic pollutants monitored (TSS, pH, and O&G),
an exceedance of the annual average for...
Numeric Action Levels (NALs)
Average	
  of	
  all	
  
samples	
  
Level 1 ERA Status: Now What?
Level 1 Status
•  If an annual or instantaneous NAL is exceeded as
discussed, than Level 1 s...
Role	
  of	
  the	
  QISP	
  
•  QISP = Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner
•  Required to perform ERAs when Dis...
Level 1 ERA Status
•  Level 1 Status (cont.)
–  Training of Employees by QISP
–  Revise SWPPP
–  Start implementing new/mo...
Level 1 ERA Report
•  Due January 1 (January 1, 2017)
•  Prepared by QISP
•  Report Requirements
–  Must contain a summary...
Is	
  Your	
  Facility	
  Heading	
  to	
  Level	
  2	
  Status?	
  
•  Level 2 ERA Status
–  Any subsequent reporting yea...
What are Level 2 ERA
Demonstrations?
•  Level 2 ERA Facility Demonstrations
–  Industrial activity BMP demonstration to sh...
Tips	
  for	
  SWPPP	
  Updates	
  and	
  
ImplemenDng	
  BMPs	
  
•  Retain a QISP
•  Keep SWPPP Current
•  Train Your Em...
Questions?
Contact Information
BlueScape Environmental
James Westbrook, President
Robert Kuykendall, CHMM
Hari Gupta, PE, ...
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BlueScape California Industrial Storm Water Compliance Webinar 090816

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This webinar by Robert Kuykendall and Hari Gupta of BlueScape Environmental covers the California Industrial Storm Water Program requirements.

The first part of the webinar provides an overview of the Program, including applicability, conditional exclusions and Notice of Non-Applicability, Storm Water Prevention Plan Requirements, the SMARTS reporting system, monitoring and sampling, and the role of the QISP. The second part discusses Level 1 and 2 Exceedance Action Requirements (ERAs), including 2016 evaluation and reporting requirements, and tips for implementing SWPPs and BMPs.

BlueScape can be reached at training@bluescapeinc.com or 877-486-9257 for questions, customized training, and support for developing and implementing storm water plans.

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BlueScape California Industrial Storm Water Compliance Webinar 090816

  1. 1. California Industrial Storm Water Compliance… the Cascade is Coming! September 8, 2016 BlueScape Environmental training@bluescapeinc.com 877-486-9257
  2. 2. Webinar Topics Topic   Subtopic   1. Overview of California Industrial Storm Water Regulations •  Storm Water Programs in California •  Program Applicability, Conditional Exclusions and Notice of Non-Applicability (NONA) •  Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) requirements •  SMARTS Electronic Reporting Requirements •  Best Management Practices and Requirements •  Monitoring Plans, Sampling and Inspections •  Role of the QISP in Storm Water Compliance 2. Level 1 and Level 2 ERA Evaluations •  Trigger for Evaluation / Pollutant Numeric Action Levels •  Level 1 ERA Report Requirements •  Is your facility heading to Level 2 Status? •  Tips for SWPPP and Implementing BMPs
  3. 3. About BlueScape •  Founded in 1997 •  Extensive experience with Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations –  Storm Water, Air Quality, Spill Prevention, Chemical Risk Management –  See www.bluescapeinc.com •  Wide Range of Industries Served –  Chemical plants, power plants, data centers, building materials, aerospace, refineries, coating manufacturing, industrial gas, and oil & gas processing •  BlueScape EHS – EMS and managed compliance services to reduce business risk •  BlueScape Technical Services - Solve tough EHS permit and compliance issues: -  Develop permit and compliance strategies, quickly obtain permits -  Technical analysis tools -  Leverage agency relationships, lead negotiations -  Compliance, enforcement and variance support •  Move business forward, reduce business risk  
  4. 4. Overview of California Industrial Storm Water Regulations
  5. 5. Storm Water Regulation Overview •  Water runoff from our cities, highways, industrial facilities and construction sites can carry –  Pollutants that degrade water quality –  Impact the beneficial uses of our waters. •  Federal Clean Water Act prohibits certain discharges of storm water containing pollutants. •  National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) –  Authority and Framework for regulating storm water discharges comes from the Federal Clean Water Act •  US EPA delegates it’s federal permitting program to State of California –  Two decades State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board); Regional Water Quality Control Boards and the US EPA regulates the run off and treatment of storm water in construction, industrial, municipal, residential areas of California.
  6. 6. Storm Water Regulatory Programs Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permits California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) PHASE 1 MS4 Permit Statewide Construction Storm Water General Permit (Construction General Permit (CGP)) Statewide Industrial Storm Water General Program (IGP) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems CALTRANS is the largest municipal storm water discharger in California Construction projects that disturb one or more acres of soil, or disturb less than one acre but apart of a larger project Industries Regulates storm water entering into local municipal systems Regulates storm water discharges from linear network of highways and road facilities Regulates construction storm water based on project-specific overall risk Regulates storm water from industrial activity areas from over 10,000 industries Phase 1: Medium: (100,000 to 200,000 people Large (>250,000 people) Phase 2: Small municipalities (<100,000 people) Non Traditional Small Operations: Military Bases, public campuses, prisons and hospital complexes not under Phase 1. One statewide Phase 1 MS4 Permit CGP requires temporary and post construction best management practices. Measures to prevent erosion and reduce sediment and pollutants in discharges at construction sites. IGP requires industry owners to implement best technology available to reduce pollutants in their storm discharges. Requirement for Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and monitoring in accordance with regulatory levels specified in statewide permit
  7. 7. Poll Question Is your facility currently required to have a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan? ¢ Yes ¢ No ¢ I don’t know  
  8. 8. Exempt and Non-Exempt Industrial Facilities •  Required industrial facilities must comply with the 2014 IGP permit to be in compliance with the Clean Water Act •  Exempted or Non Exempt –  Conditional Exclusion – No Exposure Certification (NEC) •  For facilities that have no exposure of industrial activities and materials to storm water –  Notice of Non-Applicability (NONA) •  Allows facilities designed to contain storm water. No discharges •  Submit a Technical Report in the SMART system –  Notice of Intent (NOI) •  Facilities that discharge storm water associated with industrial activity    
  9. 9. Basic IGP Requirements for Covered Facilities •  Covered facilities –  Must develop and implement a storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) including Best Management Practices (BMPs) •  Electronic Reporting Requirements –  Certify and submit all permit-related compliance documents via the Storm Water Multi Application Reporting and Tracking System (SMARTS) •  Best Management Practices (BMPs) –  Implement minimum BMPs and advanced BMPs to achieve compliance with the effluent and receiving water limitations
  10. 10. Covered Facilities Monitoring, Testing & Inspections •  Monitoring Plans, Sampling and Inspections –  Facility shall have a written site-specific plan –  Collect and analyze samples from at least 4 Qualifying Storm Events (QSEs) during the first four hours of discharge or start of facility operating within the previous 12 hours –  Perform monthly storm water discharge visual observations during the compliance year (July 1 – June 30) •  Perform the appropriate Exceedance Response Actions (ERAs) when there are exceedances of the Numeric Action Limits (NAL) leading to a Level 1 or 2 Status.  
  11. 11. Exceedance Response Actions (ERAs)
  12. 12. Poll Question Will your facility need to complete a Level 1 ERA evaluation and report? ¢ Yes ¢ No ¢ I don’t know ¢ Not a Facility Manager
  13. 13. Exceedance Response Actions (ERAs) •  ERAs are required when an annual Numeric Action Level (NAL) or instantaneous maximum NAL exceedance occurs for basic pollutants (TSS, pH*, O&G) or the annual average NAL for additional pollutants is exceeded during a reporting year. •  First time NAL exceedance, Discharger status changes from Baseline to Level 1 status •  Second exceedance for the same parameter(s) in a subsequent reporting year, Discharger status is changed from Level 1 status to Level 2 status
  14. 14. Numeric Action Levels (NALs) •  For basic pollutants monitored (TSS, pH, and O&G), an exceedance of the annual average for the parameter and/or two or more exceedances of the instantaneous maximum NAL results in the facility being in Level 1 status •  For additional parameters such as metals, COD, BOD, N+N monitored, exceedance of the annual average NAL results in a Level 1 status •  Annual average is calculated from all sampling data from all sampling locations
  15. 15. Numeric Action Levels (NALs) Average  of  all   samples  
  16. 16. Level 1 ERA Status: Now What? Level 1 Status •  If an annual or instantaneous NAL is exceeded as discussed, than Level 1 status begins on the next July 1 (July 1, 2016 for compliance year 2015-2016) •  Discharger is required to conduct a Level 1 ERA Evaluation using a QISP by October 1 •  Level 1 ERA Evaluation Tasks –  Review SWPPP, and –  Evaluation of Industrial Pollutant Sources –  Assessment of existing Monitoring/Sampling Plan –  Assessment of existing minimum BMPs and any advanced BMPs (if any) whether adequate –  Identification of additional BMPs; modify existing BMPs
  17. 17. Role  of  the  QISP   •  QISP = Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner •  Required to perform ERAs when Discharger reaches Level 1 & Level 2 status •  Performs the Annual Comprehensive Facility Compliance Evaluation (Annual Evaluation) for Level 1 and 2 Status Facilities •  Assists in preparation of Annual Reports •  Prepares Level 1 ERA Evaluation and Report •  Prepares Level 2 ERA Action Plan and Technical Report •  Trains appropriate SWPPP team members when facility is a Level 1 or Level 2 status •  Be informed, responsible, and attentive to the required duties of QISP & maintain registration in good standing.
  18. 18. Level 1 ERA Status •  Level 1 Status (cont.) –  Training of Employees by QISP –  Revise SWPPP –  Start implementing new/modified minimum BMPs –  Ensure internal procedures in place to track BMPs designed and implemented in SWPPP Once BMPs implemented, QISP to revisit facility and assess Level 1 actions If NAL for pH was exceeded, Level 1 facility has to use pH meter (can’t use pH strips)
  19. 19. Level 1 ERA Report •  Due January 1 (January 1, 2017) •  Prepared by QISP •  Report Requirements –  Must contain a summary of the Level 1 evaluation •  All new or revised BMPs added to SWPPP –  Discharger must certify and submit electronically via SMARTS
  20. 20. Is  Your  Facility  Heading  to  Level  2  Status?   •  Level 2 ERA Status –  Any subsequent reporting year in which the same parameter(s) has an NAL Exceedance (annual average or instantaneous maximum) –  Level 1 status changes on July 1 (2017) of the subsequent year –  What you must do? •  Submit a Level 2 ERA Action Plan by January 1 (2018) containing schedule and selected demonstrations •  Submit a Level 2 ERA Technical Report by January 1 (2019) containing details on the selected demonstrations
  21. 21. What are Level 2 ERA Demonstrations? •  Level 2 ERA Facility Demonstrations –  Industrial activity BMP demonstration to show industrial pollutant sources and advanced BMPs designed to achieve compliance with effluent limitations and/or NALs; feasibility analysis –  Non-Industrial Pollutant Source Demonstration that the pollutant is from run-on, aerial deposition from man-made sources, or generated by onsite non-industrial sources that solely caused exceedances –  Natural Background Pollutant Source Demonstration that pollutant that caused NAL exceedance was solely due to natural background not disturbed by industrial activity
  22. 22. Tips  for  SWPPP  Updates  and   ImplemenDng  BMPs   •  Retain a QISP •  Keep SWPPP Current •  Train Your Employees •  Perform Inspections •  Maintain House Keeping •  Minimize Exposure •  Prevent Spills & Releases •  Implement advanced BMPs ahead of time in Level 1 stage (e.g., permanent shelters, control and treatment, erosion and sediment controls) •  Reduce Runoff with Vegetation
  23. 23. Questions? Contact Information BlueScape Environmental James Westbrook, President Robert Kuykendall, CHMM Hari Gupta, PE, QISP 877-486-9257 training@bluescapeinc.com www.bluescapeinc.com The webinar presentation will be posted on Slideshare and YouTube

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