Tag: npdes permits

The NPDES permits program is authorized by CWA section 402. The initial permits issued in the 1970s and early 1980s focused on POTWs and industrial wastewater—typically “process” wastewater and cooling water where applicable, and in some cases, industrial stormwater. The 1987 WQA expanded the program to cover stormwater discharges explicitly, both from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) and industrial sources. The MS4 NPDES permits require regulated municipalities to use Best Management Practices to reduce pollutants to the “Maximum Extent Practicable.”

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

Seattle (September 7, 2017) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of writing, administering and enforcing water quality discharge permits in the state. Until now, the job of writing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, performing facility inspections

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

Seattle (September 7, 2017) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of writing, administering and enforcing water quality discharge permits in the state. Until now, the job of writing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, performing facility inspections

Reader Profile: Jennifer Hildebrand

Reader Profile: Jennifer Hildebrand

Jennifer Hildebrand, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, ToR, QSD, and QSP, is the environmental compliance group manager for WSB & Associates in St. Paul, MN. She didn’t set out in life to go into the industry, but today, she is one of its shining stars.

Her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in business management

Flood Warning Systems

Flood Warning Systems

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Stormwater Magazine in June 2009.

When it comes to addressing stormwater management problems and dealing with the permitting process of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), stormwater managers and hydrologists have more tools in the toolbox these days than ever before. Software programs can

EPA Finalizes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to electronically report data required by the National Pollutant

Editor’s Comments: Too Much or Too Little?

Editor’s Comments: Too Much or Too Little?

Stormwater managers often divide their responsibilities into two general categories: managing water quality, and managing water quantity. In the early days, “stormwater management” essentially meant “flood control” in many communities. What was in the water mattered less than that we kept it off the streets and out of people’s basements.

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