Agenda Details

7:30-8:30

Registration & Networking – Continental Breakfast
 - Networking Breakfast [info]

8:30-9:15 Welcome & Keynote Address
Keith Anderson, Special Advisor to the Director, Oregon Deparment of Environmental Quality
Mark Riedel-Bash, Stormwater Program Coordinator, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
9:30-10:45 Session 1 – Concurrent Tracks

Stormwater
Fundamentals
1A DEQ Basics: Understanding the Stormwater Spider Web

The Clean Water Act requires that states issue National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. NPDES permits are required for storm water discharges from construction and industrial sites and municipalities. This primer on DEQ’s stormwater permits and programs will address questions like: When is DEQ water quality permit is required? What type of water quality permit do I need? How do I obtain a water quality permit? What’s the difference between and general permit and an individual permit? 

Moderator  

- Kendra Skellenger, Anchor QEA, LLC 

                                                  
Speakers

- Sara Christensen, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality 

Industrial Stormwater
Treatment
1B Teir II: Now What?

Tier II corrective action is triggered when effluent benchmark levels on an industrial site are regularly exceeded. Businesses facing Tier II corrective action must develop a response which requires a Stormwater Pollution Control Plan (SWPCP) and ultimately the installation of a stormwater treatment system. Hear from experts responding to these Tier II corrective actions about the compliance timeline, volume reduction, treatment options, system effectiveness, and long-term costs. 

Moderator

- Deonne Knill, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants      

Speakers

- Tammie Wilson, Vigor Industrial LLC  

Municipal
Stormwater Management
1C  Municipal Stormwater Permit Fundamentals

Review the basic concepts behind municipal stormwater permitting, including what is expected under the Phase II permit, addressing Minimum Control Measures, and how new EPA rules may create additional requirements.

 

Moderator

- Daria Gneckow, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

Speakers

- Libby Barg, Barney & Worth, Inc.
- Wendy Edde, City of Bend
- Mark Riedel-Bash, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality 

Cross-Cutting 
Issues
1D Inspectors' View From the Field

Hear first-hand from DEQ and other agency inspectors about their observations from actual industrial sites, both positive and negative, including overall trends, source control issues, the effectiveness of BMPs, treatment successes, and recurring challenges – plus how to prepare for an inspection and work in partnership with your agency.

Moderator

- Lael Rogan, SAPA Group 

Speakers

- Brandon Iwasaki, Clear Water Services
- Laura Johnson, City of Portland
- Michael Kennedy, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality  

10:45-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-12:30 Session 2 – Concurrent Tracks
Stormwater
Fundamentals
2A Understanding the Industrial Stormwater Permit

Learn the basic elements of industrial stormwater management, including general permit requirements, the implications of Tiers I & II, how to understand and implement a Stormwater Pollution Control Plan (SWPCP), and the essential role of proper monitoring and sampling procedures.

Moderator

- Tim Logan, Landau Associates, Inc. 

Speakers

- Mark Riedel-Bash, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality 

Industrial Stormwater
Treatment
2B Treatment Case Studies - Part 1

Explore an illustrative set of case studies that demonstrate successful treatment of challenging pollutants – covering alternatives that were evaluated as part of the selection process, operational results, and installation and O&M costs.

 

Moderator

 

Speakers

 

Municipal
Stormwater Management
2C GSI Case Studies 

By capturing stormwater close to where is falls, GSI instillations reduce runoff volume and improve the quality of any stormwater that is not captured. Now that GSI has become common practice, much is being learned about these installations. Review a series of case studies that illustrate best practices, maintenance for optimal performance, covering vegetation, permeable pavement, and other system elements – along with the long-term cost implications. 

Moderator

- E. Jay Murphy, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

Speakers

- Meghna Babbar-Sabens, Oregon State University 
- Timothy Kurtz, City of Portland
- Jadene Stensland, Clean Water Services

Cross-Cutting 
Issues
2D Legal Issues & Enforcement

Join a conversation with agency regulators, environmental advocates, and industry representatives about enforcement strategies, third-party lawsuits, and staying out of trouble. Take this opportunity to pose your own questions to representatives on both sides of the enforcement issue. 

Moderator

- Jeanette Shuster, Tonkin Torp LLP 

Speakers

- Courtney Brown, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Brad Rose, Hoffman Construction Company 

12:30-2:00 LUNCH & Keynote Address
    
2:00-3:15 Session 3 – Concurrent Tracks
Stormwater
Fundamentals
3A Understanding the Construction Stormwater Permit

Review the basic elements of construction stormwater management, including general permit requirements and their enforcement, creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), proper sampling techniques, and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) in construction settings. 

Moderator

- Marcia Medina, GHD 

Speakers

- Michael Kennedy, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality 

Industrial Stormwater
Treatment
3B Treatment Case Studies - Part 2

Review additional case studies that demonstrate successful treatment of problematic pollutants – covering alternatives that were evaluated as part of the selection process, operational results, and installation and O&M costs.

 

Moderator

 

Speakers

 

Municipal
Stormwater Management
3C Post Construction Stormwater Management

Post-Constriction stormwater runoff regulations have become a common requirement in development and redevelopment project. Several changes are on the horizon that could influence these practices, including MS4 permit requirements and the Biological Opinion for FEMA’s Flood Insurance Program in Oregon. 

Moderator

- Sara Christensen, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality 

Speakers

 

Cross-Cutting 
Issues
3D When Programs Collide

Sites working to comply with the industrial stormwater general permit often find themselves at odds with the new development and redevelopment requirements of the municipal permits. Further, environmental cleanup projects are now facing construction permit roadblocks that differ from the cleanup regulations. These are just a few examples of how often competing environmental regulations across Oregon confuse both the regulated community and the agency’s responsible for enforcing them. Through real world examples, learn about the challenges that arise when stormwater programs collide, join the discussion and help find solutions. 

Moderator

- Kim Marcus, ERM 

Speakers

- Matt Kohlbecker, GSI Water Solutions, Inc.
- Joan Synder, Stoel Rives LLP 

3:15-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-5:00 Session 4 – Concurrent Tracks
Stormwater
Fundamentals
4A BMPs - Doing the Easy Stuff First

A great deal of site pollution can be controlled through Best Management Practices (BMPs). Generally low-tech in nature, and often inexpensive, they represent an essential first step in any control program. Learn how to select the approaches best suited to your site, and how to make sure they work over the long run.

Moderator

- Dylan Stankus, ERM

Speakers

 

Industrial Stormwater
Treatment
4B Lifecycle of an Industrial Stormwater Project

Designed as a “deep dive” case study on a single industrial project, this session will examine in depth the site characteristics and problems encountered, evaluation, treatment, cost, operations and maintenance, and results. 

Moderator

- Brendan Robinson, ERM  

Speakers

 

Municipal
Stormwater Management
4C Effective Stormwater Education

Avoidance is the first step in the mitigation process. Stormwater cleanup begins with preventing contamination, and non-point sources in particular require a public effort. Explore best practices in public education, engagement, and outreach about ecological stewardship, and how individuals and the community can contribute to cleaning up stormwater. 

Moderator

- Shelia Sahu, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Speakers

- Ely O'Conner, Clean Water Services 

Cross-Cutting 
Issues
4D The Science of Stormwater

The magnitude of the stormwater challenge is driving research and innovation. Hear about new technologies, approaches, and other developments that are advancing the state of the industry. 

Moderator

- Michael Pronold, City of Portland 

Speakers

- Curtis Hinman, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Joe Kalmar, Landau Associates, Inc.
- TJ Mothersbaugh, WaterTectonics 

5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception