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WHY GI?
New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum
March 11, 2016
• Clean Water Act – 1987 Revisions
– Section 319: Nonpoint sources
• NPDES regulations – 1990
– Source control practices
•...
• March 2007 – Memo on Using Green Infrastructure to Protect
Water Quality in Stormwater, CSO, Nonpoint Source and other
W...
• 2010 Northeast Ohio consent decree – first to include green
infrastructure requirements as part of injunctive relief.
4
• Eliminate tunnel, sewer separation in favor of more
green infrastructure
DC Water Clean Rivers Program
5
• New permits are more specific, measurable
– Washington, DC 2011 MS4 permit
• On-site retention of 1.2 inch storm
• Retro...
• HUD CDBG-DR Funds in Response to Hurricane Sandy
– “In any Action Plan Amendment submitted pursuant to this
Notice, each...
US EPA
8
• 37 projects from 2012-2014:
– Creating green infrastructure conceptual designs
– Modeling the effects of green infrastru...
10
11
• October 2011 – EPA memo on Achieving Water Quality Through
Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Plans
• Jun...
• Latest MS4 Permit effective December 2012
– Los Angeles County Flood Control District
– County of Los Angeles
– 84 munic...
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WATER NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENT INFRASTRUCTURE ENERGY
THANK YOU!
Russ Dudley
Russ.Dudley@tetratech.com
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  1. 1. WHY GI? New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum March 11, 2016
  2. 2. • Clean Water Act – 1987 Revisions – Section 319: Nonpoint sources • NPDES regulations – 1990 – Source control practices • Greenways Commission Report to Florida’s Governor – 1994 – “When we acknowledge the interconnectedness of both our goals and our natural systems, it becomes easier to look at how these systems for a green infrastructure that is just as important to conserve and manage as our built infrastructure.” • Low Impact Development Design Strategies Manual - 1999 2
  3. 3. • March 2007 – Memo on Using Green Infrastructure to Protect Water Quality in Stormwater, CSO, Nonpoint Source and other Water Programs • April 2007 – EPA Green Infrastructure Statement of Intent – Recognized value of and need to develop strategies to promote Green Infrastructure • August 2007 – Memo on Use of Green Infrastructure in NPDES Permits and Enforcement • July 2014 – Federal Agency Support for Green Infrastructure 3
  4. 4. • 2010 Northeast Ohio consent decree – first to include green infrastructure requirements as part of injunctive relief. 4
  5. 5. • Eliminate tunnel, sewer separation in favor of more green infrastructure DC Water Clean Rivers Program 5
  6. 6. • New permits are more specific, measurable – Washington, DC 2011 MS4 permit • On-site retention of 1.2 inch storm • Retrofit 18 million square feet of impervious surfaces during permit term • New annual tree planting rate of 4,150 plantings annually within the District MS4 area (to achieve urban tree canopy coverage of 40% by 2035) – Tennessee small MS4 General Permit • Must infiltrate, evapotranspire, harvest and/or use, at a minimum, the first inch of every runoff event… this first inch of runoff must be 100% managed with no stormwater runoff being discharged to surface waters • Integrate water quality criteria and TMDLs 6
  7. 7. • HUD CDBG-DR Funds in Response to Hurricane Sandy – “In any Action Plan Amendment submitted pursuant to this Notice, each grantee must describe its process for the selection and design of green infrastructure components.” • Rebuild by Design and National Disaster Resilience Competition incorporate green infrastructure requirements • The Partnership for Sustainable Communities 7
  8. 8. US EPA 8
  9. 9. • 37 projects from 2012-2014: – Creating green infrastructure conceptual designs – Modeling the effects of green infrastructure – Quantifying the benefits of green infrastructure – Developing locally tailored technical guidance – Exploring options for green infrastructure outreach – Removing barriers in codes and ordinances – Tackling institutional issues like financing and maintenance 9
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  11. 11. 11 • October 2011 – EPA memo on Achieving Water Quality Through Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Plans • June 2012 – Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework • 6 Elements of an Integrated Plan: – Describe WQ and regulatory issues – Describe existing wastewater/SW systems – Stakeholder process – Identify alternatives – Propose implementation schedules – Measure success and process for improving plan
  12. 12. • Latest MS4 Permit effective December 2012 – Los Angeles County Flood Control District – County of Los Angeles – 84 municipalities within the County • Incorporates 33 TMDLs • Provides incentives for integrated water planning • Led to the development of Enhanced Watershed Management Plans – Compliance – Water quality improvement – Flood and dry weather control – Co-benefits – Economic realities 12
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  14. 14. WATER NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENT INFRASTRUCTURE ENERGY THANK YOU! Russ Dudley Russ.Dudley@tetratech.com

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