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