Stormwater

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Facilities conducting industrial activities under certain Standard Industrial Classifications (SICs) are required to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits to discharge stormwater. In the Pacific Northwest, these Industrial operations obtain permit coverage either under the Washington State Department … Read more »

Hawaii Stormwater Enforcement Actions on the Rise

The State of Hawaii Department of Health Clean Water Branch (CWB) is responsible for ensuring that construction sites, industrial facilities, and municipalities are carrying out their operations in compliance with their respective stormwater permits. CWB inspectors regularly visit permittee facilities … Read more »

Recent Court Rulings on Stormwater Discharges, Part 2

This post is Part 2 of recent court decisions impacting stormwater permit holders.  As previously reported, one of the greatest concerns of stormwater dischargers is the potential for third party enforcement under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  While the vast … Read more »

Summer 2016 Conferences and International Press Coverage

Managing Stormwater in Oregon   On June 21st, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants was again the Title Sponsor for the second annual Managing Stormwater in Oregon conference in Portland, Oregon. This conference is hosted annually by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC). Oregon’s … Read more »

Recent Court Rulings on Stormwater Discharges of Concern to Permit Holders

This is the first of two blog posts on recent court rulings regarding stormwater One of the greatest concerns of stormwater dischargers is the potential for third party enforcement under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  Most actions are brought about … Read more »

Managing Stormwater In Washington 2016

    On March 9th, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants was the Title Sponsor for the Managing Stormwater in Washington conference, the most attended stormwater conference in the Northwest. This conference is hosted annually by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC). As the … Read more »

California Draft TMDL-Based Action Levels Available for Public Comment

The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted a revised NPDES General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities (IGP) in April 2014, which became effective last year (July 2015). Kennedy/Jenks Consultants previously discussed the … Read more »

Washington’s New Construction Stormwater General Permit

The new Washington Construction Stormwater General Permit (Permit) has arrived and is now in effect! Most provisions of the new Permit are similar to the 2010 permit, but new definitions, clarifications, and provisions for Low Impact Development (LID) facilities are … Read more »

Employee Training: A Key Element of Successful Stormwater Compliance

Your employees are the front line of defense when it comes to protecting stormwater runoff quality.  Industrial stormwater discharge permits include requirements for employee stormwater awareness and best practices training.  Regulators know that employees’ day to day operations are the … Read more »

Late Summer Preparations for Fall Rain

September is already half over, and for those of us in the Pacific Northwest, this means the rainy season is just around the corner. In Washington State, facilities operating under the Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP), are required to sample … Read more »