Agenda for Today’s Workshop September 26, 2013
Today’s Agenda A. Materials to be Covered 1. Training and Outreach Materials 2. Sump Pump Discharge Policy 3. CMRSWC Website 4. Small Development Stormwater BMP Toolbox 5. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Template 6. 15 Standard Operating Procedures 7. Salt/Sand Application Benchmarking B. Basecamp Overview C. Tablet Purchases for Expansion Communities D. Next Meeting
Basecamp • File Sharing Website Coalition Communities • Email Invite From Tata and Howard to Access Site https://tatahoward.basecamphq.com/
Tablets • ASUS TF700T – 32 GB • Ordered During 1st Reporting Period • Distribution and Training 2nd Reporting Period
Next Meeting A. Meeting of the Steering Committee in October B. Training/Information Sessions 2nd Quarter (October – December) 1. PeopleGIS Training for Expansion Communities 2. Water Quality Kits Training 3. Workshop for Expansion Communities Task 12 – Cost/Benefit Analysis Task 13 – Drainage Extension Task 15 – IDDE Documentation Packet
Part 1 USEPA’s Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program Training and Outreach Materials Community Innovation Challenge Grant 2013
Stormwater Issues Image source: National Forest Service (data from St. Paul, MN)
Acronyms and Terms MS4: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System • Stormwater and sanitary sewage in separate systems • Population density criteria IDDE: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination • Identify sanitary sewer discharges entering storm system 303(d): Impaired Water • Water body that does not meet WQ criteria BMP: Best Management Practice • a practice or engineered system to control pollution.
Stormwater Regulation Goals 1990’s - USEPA started regulating quantity of stormwater • Get the volume of water offsite as fast as possible • Drainage plans for new development. 2003 - the USEPA began to focus more on water quality • Reduce erosion, sedimentation, and scour • Eliminate cross connections USEPA Region 1 issued the MS4 Permit in May 2003. It expired in May 2008 but is still administratively in effect.
How is the MS4 Program Administered? By the State Maine Vermont Connecticut Rhode Island By USEPA New Hampshire Massachusetts
Status of the New MS4 Permits NH Draft MS4 Permit: Public comment closed February 20, 2009. MA Draft Northern Coastal Permit: Public comment closed March 21, 2010. MA Draft Interstate, Merrimack, and Southern Coastal (IMS) Permit: Public comment closed March 11, 2011. Revised NH Draft MS4 Permit: Public comment closed August 15, 2013 Final MS4 Permits can be Issued at Anytime
Steps of the MS4 Program • Submit a Notice of Intent for coverage 2. Create a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) • Reduce/eliminate runoff to max extent practicable • Make a commitment to specific goals (BMPs) • Address each of the Six Minimum Control Measures • Identify tasks, timeline and responsible parties • Define efforts shared with other entities 3. Submit an Annual Report to the regulatory authority • Report on progress • Revise or update any BMPs
Six Minimum Control Measures Public education and outreach Public involvement and participation IDDE Construction site stormwater runoff control Post-construction stormwater management (new and re-development) Pollution prevention and Good Housekeeping for municipal operations. Image Source: Stanne/NYSDEC via NOAA Ocean Service Education
1: Public Education and Outreach Focused messages aimed at a variety of audiences • Residential: do not dump oil in catch basins; wash cars on grass; pick up after your dog. • Industrial: regulated under MSGP?; materials storage. • Commercial: salt application; catch basin maintenance; materials storage. • Institutional: parking lot maintenance; IDDE; materials storage. Image Source: USEPA
1: Public Education and Outreach Media • Municipal website and local cable access channels • Articles in local paper • Doorknob hangtag • Local fairs and community events • Curricula in local school districts • Twitter and Facebook
1: Public Education and Outreach Developments/Other: • Measure effectiveness of each message. • In MA and NH, developers can be a target audience • Watershed-based: “waterfowl congregational area” • Alternatives to traditional fertilizer • Alternatives to traditional detergent • Residential, do-it-yourself Stormwater BMPs Image Source: Johnson County (Indiana) Partnership for Water Quality
2: Public Involvement and Participation • The public as stakeholders in community’s water quality • Active, not passive, part of the process • Involvement in both development and implementation • catch basin stenciling • stream cleanups • adopt a beach or highway • Boy Scout projects • Sponsorships from local businesses or organizations • Teaming arrangements with local universities
2: Public Involvement and Participation Developments/Other • Social media as a participation tool • Con Com or development association as a partner • Strong community support is required before completing stormwater utility feasibility study Image Source: Alliance for Watershed Action and Resource Education
Topics for Outreach and Training Materials Agricultural Automotive Care Commercial and Urban Sources Construction Erosion and Sedimentation Fertilizer Games and Media General Stormwater and Nonpoint Sources Homeowners Illicit Discharges Pet Waste Septic Systems
Summary of Pending New MS4 Permit Stormwater compliance is not going anywhere. In fact, the cost of stormwater compliance will continue to approach the cost of wastewater compliance.