EBC Water Resources Webinar: Industrial Stormwater Permitting – What’s Happening Now and What’s on Tap for the Future?


Date: October 15, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

This EBC Water Resources webinar will provide an in-depth review of the proposed updates to regulations for industrial facilities with stormwater discharges including providing an overview of the 2020 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) which would replace the 2015 MSGP upon finalization (expected in November 2020). This proposed permit would cover stormwater discharges from industrial facilities in areas where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority. The EPA speaker will give an overview of the significant proposed changes and comments received and discuss the continuing ITO process for unpermitted facilities, and anticipated time frame for new NOIs.

We will also hear from MassDEP on their approach to existing permit renewals and how they are beginning to incorporate PFAS monitoring into industrial discharge permits.  Massachusetts Surface Water Quality Standards do not include numeric criteria for PFAS but the Department cites 314 CMR 4.05(5)(e) for the “narrative” criteria that “[a]ll surface waters shall be free from pollutants in concentrations or combinations that are toxic to humans, aquatic life or wildlife.”

Our program will conclude with a presentation that will attempt to demystify PFAS and its effects on human health and the environment, discuss what states around the country are planning (or not planning) to do to address PFAS in surface waters, and discuss the implications that PFA surface water quality monitoring may have on the industry going into the future.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the program.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please send an email to EBC staff ([email protected]) following the conclusion of the program to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – Water Resources Webinar – Industrial Stormwater Permitting


Program Chairs: 

  • Andrea M. Braga, P.E., CPESC, Principal Water Resources Engineer, Jacobs
  • Caroline Hampton, Water Resource Department Manager, VHB

Speaker Agenda:

Proposed 2020 MSGP Changes and Summary of Comments Received

  • David Gray, Environmental Engineer, Stormwater and Construction Permit Section, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region One

MassDEPs strategy on PFAS Monitoring at Industrial Facilities

  • Stephanie Cooper, Deputy Commissioner of Policy and Planning, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

PFAS in Surface Waters – What we know, What we don’t know, and Why it matters!

  • Chris McCarthy, Principal Technologist, Jacobs

Attendee List

PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Water Resources Webinar: Industrial Stormwater Permitting – What’s Happening Now and What’s on Tap for the Future? completed on October 15, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Water Resources Webinar – Industrial Stormwater Permitting

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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