Storm Water Management: Putting the New Construction General Permit to Work for You(VRTEGY927)

Presented by: Tamar J. Cerafici
Duration: 270 minutes

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The EPA's revised version of the Construction General Permit may increase the resources, time and effort needed to comply with storm water management obligations.

Every five years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revises its Construction General Permit (CGP). The newest version, which was effective in February 2017, adds some new provisions that have changed the federal regulatory landscape for construction projects. In addition, state and local regulators may require additional preventive measures.

Do you share liability with other operators on your site? Is your construction discharge authorized? Do you know if your Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is available to the public? Is your training on track? Is your SWPP Plan up to date?

Your company must understand what these changes will mean for your projects, as more resources, time and effort are likely needed to comply with your storm water management obligations. New regulations also mean enforcement action risks from permitting agencies and the potential for debilitating enforcement issues and hefty fines.

To make sure you know the answers to these, and many other, questions, join experienced environmental lawyer Tamar Cerafici for this fast-paced boot camp, where you'll gain practical, hands-on training for the new CGP and SWPPP. You'll take away the tools you need to train your employees, negotiate with regulators, and improve your company's bottom line.

Session Objectives

This interactive boot camp will help you:

  • Best practices for your construction project
  • Elements of new CGP, effective February 2017
  • Understand the significant changes to the 2017 CGP
  • Identify weaknesses in your SWPPP
  • Post-construction and MS4 issues in storm water management and green infrastructure
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and safety issues – avoiding post construction "shocks"
  • How individual state and local programs will implement the permit changes
  • Changes you’ll need to make in training programs
  • How green infrastructure practices relate to your SWPPP
  • Break down new training requirements
  • Outline any requirements you may have for developing a storm water management plan (SWMP)
  • Making revisions to your existing SWPPP
  • New joint and several liability provisions for multiple operators
Session Details
Session-1: Changes to the 2017 CGP: Your Potential Liability and Other Issues

Session Highlights

  • Review new storm water permit, including changes from 2012 (35 minutes)
    • Streamlined permits
    • Learn new discharge authorizations
    • Effluent limitations
    • Adoption of C&D rules
    • Design & sediment control
    • Electronic filing requirements
  • Hidden traps in the 2017 permit – will you get SWMP'd? (30 minutes)
    • Wait: do I have to monitor all of the operators at my sight?
    • Buffer zones
    • Your training could be inadequate!
    • Avoid fines
Session-2: Building the SWPP Plan on the Community Level: What You Need and Your Post-Construction Role in the Community's Regulatory Compliance

Session Highlights

  • SWPPP goals/requirements and building the plan (30 minutes)
    • Brief outline of what you might think you already know!
    • Best Management practices
    • Understand layers of federal, state, and local requirements
    • Best way to implement training requirements
  • How your SWPPP fits into your local MS4 requirements, and post-construction impacts (40 minutes)
    • Discussion of current technologies such as rain gardens, vegetated swales, permeable pavers and a host of other creative programs
    • Case study included
Who Will Benefit
  • Construction site supervisors
  • Administrative managers
  • State and local regulators
  • Environmental specialists
  • Environmental consultants and attorneys
  • Site department managers
  • Office managers
  • CFOs
  • EHS Professionals
  • Facility Manager
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Estimators
  • Hydrogeologists
  • Project managers
  • Construction managers
  • Engineers
  • Environmental scientists
  • Presidents/Vice presidents
  • Environmental compliance professionals
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About Our Speaker(s)
Tamar J. Cerafici

Since the early 1990s, Tamar Cerafici has been helping the regulated community understand how complex environmental laws affect their bottom line. She’s worked with government agencies, small businesses and utilities, bridging the often wide gap between the way regulation is enforced and how – with creative planning – compliance can enhance her clients’ bottom lines. She is one of the few attorneys in the United States to have run the gamut of new nuclear licensing. A popular teacher and speaker, Tamar is licensed to practice law in Utah and Idaho. Currently, she manages a national consulting practice.

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