CASQA 2017 – Kennedy/Jenks Stormwater Team Talks Stormwater in California’s Capital

CASQA 2017 – Kennedy/Jenks Stormwater Team Talks Stormwater in California’s Capital

Ross Dunning (Federal Way, WA), Katie McCoy (Rancho Cordova, CA), and Rachel Morgan (San Francisco, CA) represented the Kennedy/Jenks Stormwater Team at the 2017 California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) 13th Annual Conference. The Kennedy/Jenks team enjoyed three days of vibrant conversation in Sacramento, CA and presented in two sessions: Ross Dunning – West Hylebos Pier … Read more

A Rainy Day at a Solar Farm

A Rainy Day at a Solar Farm

Elevated ground-mount solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities present a unique situation for stormwater management because they usually involve an impervious surface elevated above a pervious vegetated surface. In this blog post, we will discuss the unique hydrologic processes at these solar PV facilities and the associated stormwater permitting requirements in various states across the country. Hydrologic … Read more

US EPA Stormwater Finance Forum

US EPA Stormwater Finance Forum

The US EPA Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center held Stormwater Finance Forums in Alhambra and Oakland, California in April 2017. Attendees were surveyed for finance strategies and challenges, and the general tone of responses was consistent with common struggles we hear from clients: funding for municipal stormwater is difficult to identify, acquire, and keep. … Read more

StormCon 2017 – The KJ Stormwater Team Celebrates All Things Stormwater

StormCon 2017 – The KJ Stormwater Team Celebrates All Things Stormwater

The Kennedy/Jenks Stormwater Team went all out to showcase our stormwater engineering expertise and our enthusiastic stormwater team as we wrapped up an exciting week in Bellevue, WA at StormCon 2017, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Expo. The Kennedy/Jenks team represented by staff from Massachusetts, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington, presented in … Read more

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