Agenda Details

7:30-8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
> Structured Networking: 7:45-8:20 [info]

Network while you eat! The Structured Networking is a hosted event designed to help you maximize networking with fellow attendees and solution providers.

8:30-9:15 Welcome &  Keynote Address: Bill Moore, Stormwater Program Lead, Washington Department of Ecology
    
9:30-10:45 Session 1 – Concurrent Tracks
Fundamentals 1A Industrial Stormwater Management Fundamentals

Learn the basics of industrial 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) for industrial sites, such as source control and site maintenance.

Moderator

- Mike Peters, StormwateRx LLC  

Speakers

- Mark Blinstrub, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. 
- Owen Reese, Aspect Consulting LLC

Industrial 1B Considerations for Selection of Effective Treatment

The success of a treatment approach may depend as much on the process followed as the technology employed. Review a holistic, stepwise, decision making process for Level 3 sites to help determine needs and evaluate treatment alternatives, including site conditions, contaminant characterization, and source control options, as well as the owner’s preference for initial capital costs vs. ongoing O&M costs.

Moderator

- Kristine Sommer, Clear Water Services

Speakers

- Paul Fendt, Parametrix
- Joe Kalmar, Landau Associates, Inc.
- Bo Li, Washington Dept. of Ecology 

Municipal &
Development
1C Taking the Next Step in GSI

Green Stormwater Infrastructure is evolving at a rapid pace. Permeable pavement specifications were established in 2015 and the field continues to evaluate the hydraulic performance and increase the durability of the wearing surface. Additionally we are advancing bioretention in construction techniques, design and hydraulic performance. Hear from regional experts that are taking this technology to the next level. 


Moderator

- Jessica Knickerbocker, City of Tacoma  

Speakers

- Katie Holzer, City of Gresham
- Ani Jayakaran, Washington State University
- Mark Palmer, City of Puyallup  

Cross-Cutting
Issues
1D When Stormwater Permits Collide

Industrial sites working to comply with the industrial stormwater general permit often find themselves at odds with the municipal new development and redevelopment requirements of the Phase I and Phase II permits. Environmental cleanup projects are now facing construction permit roadblocks that differ from the cleanup regulations. Low Impact Development requirements may run afoul of local groundwater requirements. These are just a few examples of how often competing environmental regulations across Washington 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 permits collide, join the discussion and help find solutions.

 

Moderator

- Ross Dunning, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants 

Speakers

- Curtis Koger, Associated Earth Sciences, Inc.
- Kurt Marx, Marx Environmental Consulting LLC 
- Nathan Soccorsy, Anchor QEA LLC

10:45-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-12:30 Session 2 – Concurrent Tracks
Fundamentals 2A Construction Stormwater Management Fundamentals

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

- Diana Hasegan, Osborn Consulting, Inc. 

Speakers

- Deepa Mungasavalli, Osborn Consulting, Inc.
- Carol Serdar, Washington Dept. of Ecology 
- Roger Stanton, Metro Parks Tacoma

Industrial 2B Inspectors' View From the Field

Hear first-hand from Ecology and City inspectors about their observations from actual sites, both positive and negative, including overall trends, source control issues, the effectiveness of BMPs, treatment successes, and recurring challenges.

Moderator

- Jeffrey Pettey, Gullywasher LLC 

Speakers

Ben Billick, Washington Dept. of Ecology 
- Luis Buen Abad, Washington Dept. of Ecology
- Kevin Hancock, Washington Dept. of Ecology
- Michael Jeffers, Seattle Public Utilities


Municipal &
Development
2C Stormwater Retrofits

Planning for stormwater retrofit opportunities to treat existing untreated areas is a requirement of the NPDES Phase I Permit and may be required for other municipalities down the road. Hear tips about moving through the regulatory, planning, and design process with these often out-of-the-box projects; determining effectiveness to understand when enough is enough; and pragmatic approaches to include retrofit opportunities in your regular stormwater management program.





Moderator

- Alice Lancaster, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Speakers

- Julie Brandt, Parametrix
- Dana de Leon, City of Tacoma
- Dan Gariepy, Washington Dept. of Ecology
- Robin Kirschbaum, Robin Kirschbaum, Inc.
- Jessica Knickerbocker, City of Tacoma

Cross-Cutting
Issues
2D Eastern Washington Issues

When it comes to examining stormwater management issues in Washington state all too often our focus is on the Puget Sound region. In this primer, learn about stormwater management east of the Cascades and how communities in Eastern Washington address a very different set of problems.

Moderator

- Tanyalee Erwin, Washington Stormwater Center  

Speakers

- Larry Cordes, PACE Engineers, Inc.
- David Duncan, Washington Dept. of Ecology 
- Adrianne Pearson, City of Spokane

12:30-2:00 LUNCH & Keynote Address: Chris Wilke, Puget Soundkeeper & Executive Director, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
    
2:00-3:15 Session 3 – Concurrent Tracks
Fundamentals 3A Municipal Stormwater Management Fundamentals

Review the basic elements of municipal 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 municipal settings.

Moderator

- Derek Day, Washington Dept. of Ecology 

Speakers

- Chris Montague-Breakwell, Washington Dept. of Ecology
- Doug Navetski, King County
- Joy Rodriquez, City of Puyallup 

Industrial 3B 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

- Marsi Beeson, GeoEngineers 

Speakers

- Michael Johnson, Enpurion
- Stacy Patterson, Farallon Consulting LLC
- Jason Shrope, Farallon Consulting LLC

Municipal &
Development
3C Implementing Your Stormwater Plan: Challenges & Solutions

A Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) serves as  the foundation for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 Municipal Stormwater Permits. Learn from current permittees about successes and lessons learned for public outreach, internal and external coordination, best management practices, and other SWMP components.

Moderator

- Patrick Domres, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants  

Speakers

- Anita Fichthorn, Port of Tacoma
- Mieke Hoppin, City of Tacoma
- Merita Trohimovich, City of Tacoma

Cross-Cutting
Issues
3D The Impact of Third-Party Lawsuits

For years Clean Water Act lawsuits brought by external parties have been an enforcement tool for stormwater permit compliance. Review how third-party lawsuits remain a dominant enforcement threat and learn the best strategies for avoiding them. In addition, explore the need for proper source control in order to avoid downstream liability exposure.

Moderator

- Owen Reese, Aspect Consulting LLC 

Speakers

- Bradford Doll, Tupper Mack Wells PLLC
- Katelyn Kinn, Puget Soundkeeper
- Michael Nesteroff, Lane Powell PC  

3:15-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-5:00 Session 4 – Concurrent Tracks
Fundamentals 4A Understanding TMDLs

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) are calculated to determine the total amount of a pollutant that a waterbody can handle while still meeting water quality standards. Learn how TMDLs are calculated and how they are used by the EPA and state agencies to comply with the Clean Water Act.

Moderator

- Merv Coover, ERM 

Speakers

- Donovan Gray, Washington Dept. of Ecology
- Tim Hagan, Pierce County
- Amy Moon, Washington Dept. of Ecology

Industrial 4B Industrial Treatment Project Showcase

What was the problem, what worked, and what did it cost? Hear a rapid-fire set of case studies that illustrate what is being learned in the field of industrial treatment for metals and solids/organics.

Moderator

- Jason Martino, Clear Creek Systems, Inc. 

Speakers

- Tom Atkins, Aspect Consulting LLC
- Stephen Bentsen, Floyd Snider
- Nathan Holloway, Clear Water Services
- T.J. Motherbaugh, WaterTechtonics, Inc. 
 

Municipal &
Development
4C Innovative Funding Sources

Learn about creative and resourceful funding strategies utilized by municipalities that go beyond the more traditional state and federal grants to supplement the implementation of their stormwater management obligations.

Moderator

- Kat Elbortoukaly, Entitlement and Engineering Solutions, Inc.

Speakers

- Marcia Medina, GHD
- Jessica Schwing, Washington Dept. of Ecology 

Cross-Cutting
Issues
4D Contaminated Properties and Stormwater

The presence of soil contamination creates significant added complexity to stormwater management. Examine how to address the conflict between containing contamination and the expectation of on-site infiltration, how to work with Permit Administrative Orders, and effective best practices to avoid spreading contaminants.

Moderator

- Angela Nam, WaterTectonics, Inc. 

Speakers

- Christine Nancarrow, Pacific Stormwater Solutions LLC
- Eric Pilcher, Integral Consulting, Inc.
- Beth Schmoyer, Seattle Public Utilities

5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception

Assuring Treatment Results