IGP Amendment Adopted

IGP Amendment Adopted

An Amendment to the California General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities (IGP) was adopted on 6 November 2018. If you’ve been following along with the IGP Amendment, you know the hot topics. (If you haven’t, visit our 21 March 2016 blog post and our 18 January 2018 blog post). The California State … Read more

Hawaii’s Expired (and Expiring) Stormwater General Permits

Hawaii’s Expired (and Expiring) Stormwater General Permits

Clients often find general permits to be a straightforward means of obtaining National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) coverage. However, several Hawaii stormwater general permits have expired, leaving facilities in a difficult position. Continue reading for an overview of general permits, an update on the status of Hawaii’s stormwater general permits, and a discussion of … Read more

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

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