Final Oregon 1200-Z Permit – Issued

Final Oregon 1200-Z Permit – Issued

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued the final 1200-Z industrial stormwater general permit, which became effective 1 August 2017. DEQ received over 500 comments on the draft permit from over 50 commenters. DEQ prepared a response to comments letter that identified and individually addressed each comment. Comment responses were grouped into pertinent … Read more

Draft Oregon 1200-Z General Industrial Stormwater Permit Changes

Draft Oregon 1200-Z General Industrial Stormwater Permit Changes

If adopted, the industrial stormwater permit will expand permit coverage to more industries and trigger the need for advanced treatment to reach benchmarks Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is currently seeking public comment on the draft 1200-Z General Industrial Stormwater Permit (1200-Z), which becomes effective 1 July 2017. Comments will be accepted through 20 … Read more

Oregon Industrial Permit Makeover

Oregon Industrial Permit Makeover

Executive Summary Oregon’s new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 1200-Z permit, slated to become effective 1 July 2017, will combine the Columbia Slough 1200-COLS and current 1200-Z into one permit. The two stakeholder meetings held by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) at the end of 2016 provided limited engagement for meeting attendees … Read more

Zooming in on Particles

Zooming in on Particles

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 of Ecology (Ecology) Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP), or the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality … Read more

Hawaii Stormwater Enforcement Actions on the Rise

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 and job sites to inspect for noncompliance, identifying issues such as poorly maintained best management … Read more

Sustainable Remediation of a Nitrate Plume

Sustainable Remediation of a Nitrate Plume

Sustainable Remediation of a Nitrate Plume: It’s all About the Bugs Background A release of approximately 15,000 gallons of ammonia nitrate and urea (liquid fertilizer) occurred in 2003 next to a railroad track. Initial response activities included the excavation of two recovery trenches, soil sampling from the two trenches, installation of slotted polyvinyl chloride (PVC) … Read more

Summer 2016 Conferences and International Press Coverage

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 most comprehensive stormwater conference, the event brought together regulated companies, governments, solution providers, and regulators … Read more

Kennedy/Jenks to Present at Upcoming Remediation Conference

Kennedy/Jenks to Present at Upcoming Remediation Conference

Kennedy/Jenks Consultants is proud to announce that two staff members from the Life Sciences & Risk Assessment Community of Practice are presenting their work at the Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in Palm Springs, California from May 22-26, 2016. On the evening of May 23, Josh Hopp is presenting a … Read more