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
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 Pacific Northwest’s leading stormwater event, the conference brought together regulated companies, governments, solution providers, and … Read more
As an update to a prior blog post found HERE, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants produced a final version dated December 2014 of the “Washington State Marine Terminal AKART* and ISGP Corrective Action Guidance Manual.” The Manual was prepared for the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA), and published by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) on their website along … Read more
Many facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest are in the midst of updating their stormwater plans and looking at ways to make additional improvements in their stormwater quality. Our team has assembled this list of tips that we have accumulated over the years of supporting our industrial clients. It is easier (and usually cheaper) to prevent … Read more
Hosted by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) for the 8th year in a row, the Managing Stormwater in Washington conference has become the Northwest’s leading stormwater event, bringing together regulated companies, governments, solution providers, and regulators to provide an exceptional forum for learning, networking, and business development. Kennedy/Jenks, heavily involved in the stormwater arena … Read more
The Port of Tacoma is responsible for maintenance of the stormwater systems at the 56-acre Olympic Container Terminal, 12-acre North Intermodal Yard, and the 22-acre South Intermodal Yard located on the General Central Peninsula in Tacoma, Washington. Stormwater runoff from the three sites is covered under the State of Washington Department of Ecology’s Industrial Stormwater General … Read more
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PORT AUTHORITIES – 2014 AWARD Kennedy/Jenks received notice that the Port of Tacoma’s project “Biofiltration – West Hylebos Log Yard” has been selected by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) to receive the 2014 Comprehensive Environmental Management award. The award was recognized at the AAPA Annual Convention in Houston, Texas in … Read more
We wrapped up a fantastic week in Portland, Oregon at StormCon 2014, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Expo. Our team not only presented at seven separate sessions, Kennedy/Jenks was also the sponsor for the Thursday bus tour to the Port of Portland, OR and Port of Vancouver, WA marine terminal facilities. We … Read more
Preparations are well underway for Kennedy/Jenks’ participation at this year’s StormCon Expo, hosted at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon August 3rd – 7th, 2014.
As all industrial facilities in Washington State are aware, the State of Washington Department of Ecology Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP) is one of the most stringent stormwater discharge permits in the United States.