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Observations on Implementing Technology for “Effective” Stormwater Compliance Jesse Poore, CFM Felsburg Holt & Ullevig Col...
Insert Talking Points Here <ul><li>Enforceability necessitates standardization in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Education is...
 
 
2007 29  MS4 projects -  485  filed inspection records 16.7  per project 0  Enforcements 2010  25  MS4 projects -  450  fi...
 
 
http://workawesome.com/ NPDES Inspections Reports Database Effectiveness
 
 
A System to Manage… <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Project Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><...
 
 
 
 
 
 
What’s the Problem? What’s the Corrective Action? Is it Immediate?
 
 
 
NDOR ECO Database - Now <ul><li>Full management capability of every Corrective Action – no more papers left in the truck <...
NDOR ECO Database - Future <ul><li>Format enhanced user interface and helps </li></ul><ul><li>Expand environmental inspect...
NDOR’s Ideal Conditions <ul><li>Unable to produce MS4 Annual Report information readily with comprehensive data </li></ul>...
 
A System to Manage… <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Project Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner </li></ul></ul><ul>...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omaha Permix Database - Next <ul><li>Modeling Urban Water Quality Benefits  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stormwater Management Mo...
Omaha’s Ideal Conditions <ul><li>New Post-Construction requirements enforced </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Permits and Inspect...
Parting Words of MS4 Advice
Contacts <ul><li>NDOR ECO Database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ron Poe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>402-479-4499 </li></ul></ul><u...
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Implementing Technology for “Effective” Environmental Compliance

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August 10, 2011 presentation to the Colorado Stormwater Council of MS4s. Demonstrated how technology can be used to improve how MS4s approach permit compliance, target efforts, and educate your audience.

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Implementing Technology for “Effective” Environmental Compliance

  1. 1. Observations on Implementing Technology for “Effective” Stormwater Compliance Jesse Poore, CFM Felsburg Holt & Ullevig Colorado Stormwater Council Denver, Colorado August 10, 2011
  2. 2. Insert Talking Points Here <ul><li>Enforceability necessitates standardization in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Education is only talking points until it becomes anecdotal and relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting water quality can be done with minimum effort </li></ul><ul><li>Most compliance programs are terrible at determining effectiveness </li></ul>
  3. 5. 2007 29 MS4 projects - 485 filed inspection records 16.7 per project 0 Enforcements 2010 25 MS4 projects - 450 filed inspection records 18 per project 0 Enforcements
  4. 8. http://workawesome.com/ NPDES Inspections Reports Database Effectiveness
  5. 11. A System to Manage… <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Project Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS4/Non-MS4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report Contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let Date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Inspector Access </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection Machines* </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection Types </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection Questions </li></ul><ul><li>BMP Categories </li></ul><ul><li>BMP Types </li></ul><ul><li>BMP Type Notes/Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>BMP Non-Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>References for Non-Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Corrective Action Information </li></ul><ul><li>* Only required for satellite use </li></ul>
  6. 18. What’s the Problem? What’s the Corrective Action? Is it Immediate?
  7. 22. NDOR ECO Database - Now <ul><li>Full management capability of every Corrective Action – no more papers left in the truck </li></ul><ul><li>Growing body of data to support Compliance Assistance – training, review process, site visits </li></ul><ul><li>Equipping ability to target worst problems and problem causers (avoiders) </li></ul><ul><li>Automated email notification of submitted reports </li></ul>
  8. 23. NDOR ECO Database - Future <ul><li>Format enhanced user interface and helps </li></ul><ul><li>Expand environmental inspection types </li></ul><ul><li>Inject project specific questions on standard list </li></ul><ul><li>Build summary reports for Target Audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Add an inspection scheduling feature </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a semi-public interface </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodate numeric limits and monitoring </li></ul>
  9. 24. NDOR’s Ideal Conditions <ul><li>Unable to produce MS4 Annual Report information readily with comprehensive data </li></ul><ul><li>District Environmental Coordinators willing to give input on design and test in the field </li></ul><ul><li>NPDES Permits issued State-wide for 250 jobs annually = High risk of documentation violation </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized leadership with comprehensive buy-in for Agency environmental compliance </li></ul>
  10. 26. A System to Manage… <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Project Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicant for Permits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Permits </li></ul><ul><li>Project Permit Supporting Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Document Review and Comment </li></ul><ul><li>Project Inspections </li></ul><ul><li>Users and User Privileges </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection Types </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection Questions </li></ul><ul><li>BMP Categories </li></ul><ul><li>BMP Types </li></ul><ul><li>BMP Non-Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>References for Non-Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Corrective Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate Corrective Actions </li></ul>
  11. 33. Omaha Permix Database - Next <ul><li>Modeling Urban Water Quality Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BASINS 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System for Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis INtegration (SUSTAIN) Model </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public GIS interface with BMP Fact Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Summary Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancements of User Interface and Helps </li></ul>
  12. 34. Omaha’s Ideal Conditions <ul><li>New Post-Construction requirements enforced </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Permits and Inspections already conducted on-line (antiquated system) and have promised tools to community for compliance </li></ul><ul><li>ACEC-Nebraska demanding more transparency and accountability to Review process </li></ul><ul><li>$5.2B Combined Sewer Overflow (message) </li></ul><ul><li>Haven’t addressed the legality of submitting plans that aren’t wet-stamped yet </li></ul>
  13. 35. Parting Words of MS4 Advice
  14. 36. Contacts <ul><li>NDOR ECO Database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ron Poe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>402-479-4499 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Omaha Permix Database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nina Cudahy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>402-441-3915 Ext. 229 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Felsburg Holt & Ullevig </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesse Poore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>402-438-7530 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Three Points Consulting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mike McNitt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>303-886-2083 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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