Pima Association of Governments’ 2013 Seminar on Stormwater Regulations for the Construction Industry
DATE HELD: May 8, 2013. 2:30-4:30 pm
LOCATION: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, lower level meeting room, in downtown Tucson.
Brought to you by PAG and the Stormwater Management Working Group.
Snacks and drink sponsored by SAHBA
PRESENTER: Chris Henninger, Supervisor of the Stormwater and General Permits Unit at Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), will present the updated Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) 2013 Construction General Permit (CGP). A panel of stormwater managers from the local jurisdictions within Pima County will also be present to answer questions.
TOPICS: Stormwater discharges generated during construction activities can cause an array of physical, chemical and biological water quality impacts. The CGP authorizes stormwater discharges from construction-related activities where those discharges have a potential to enter surface waters of the United States or a storm drain system. Construction operators may continue to apply for stormwater permit coverage under the 2008 CGP, until the Department's approval and issuance of the 2013 CGP. The new 2013 CGP became effective Monday, June 3, 2013 (see updates here: http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/water/permits/cgp.html).
RESOURCES: Pima Association of Governments (PAG) will provide handouts describing local regulations, contacts, and maps delineating permit areas will be provided to attendees.
AUDIENCE: The seminar targets both new and experienced stormwater managers, operators, regulators, developers, contractors, designers and inspectors.
PAST ANNUAL SEMINAR RESOURCES: Past PAG Stormwater Construction Seminars provided presentations on additional related topics that are available online. Presentations included: the governance of the AZPDES program; requirements for the development and implementation of an operator’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP); guidance on new tools for Low Impact Development (LID), rainwater harvesting and Green Infrastructure (GI).
CREDIT: Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) will receive 2 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) through the Association for State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).