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Stormwater Program Shelia Knight, P.E.. Stormwater Program Management EPA – Environmental Protection Agency – Federal Mandate – Clean Water Act 1972 TDEC.

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1 Stormwater Program Shelia Knight, P.E.

2 Stormwater Program Management EPA – Environmental Protection Agency – Federal Mandate – Clean Water Act 1972 TDEC – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation – State requires permit MTSU/Murfreesboro – Local co-permittees - $

3 Permit Types National Pollutant and Discharge System (NPDES) Construction Permits Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

4 NPDES Construction National Pollutant and Discharge System (NPDES) Construction Permits Operators of construction sites involving clearing and grading of > 1 acre Complete and signed NOI – John Cothern Submitted with a Stormwater Pollution and Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for site to TDEC and City of Murfreesboro (integral part of construction documents)

5 NPDES Phase II MS4 Phase II MS4 Permit - requires regulated small MS4s in urbanized areas, as well as small MS4s outside the urbanized areas that are designated by the permitting authority (TDEC), to obtain NPDES permit coverage for their stormwater discharges.

6 Clean Water Act of 1972 Goal  Prevent the contamination of the surface waters of the state

7 MS4 An MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances that is owned by a city or campus designed or used to collect or convey stormwater Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local water bodies

8 What is Stormwater Stormwater is water runoff after a rain storm from streets, construction sites, parking lots, buildings and other areas that goes directly into storm drains and eventually into local streams and rivers.

9 Pervious/Impervious Surfaces Impervious surfaces do not allow water to penetrate into the ground. Pervious surfaces allow water to penetrate into the ground. (infiltration)

10 Stormwater Management Program Six Best Management Plans (BMPs) of The Phase II Permit are: Public Education and Outreach Public Participation and Involvement Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control Post-Construction Stormwater Management for New Development and Redevelopment Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

11 Timeline for Implementation NOC- July 11, 2011 PIE Plan – 12 months – July 11, 2012 Illicit Discharge Policy - 18 months – Jan. 11, 2013 Enforcement and Response Plan – 18 months – Jan. 11, 2013 Public Participation – 180 days – Jan Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) – 12 months – July 11, 2012 Inventory of BMPs – 180 days – Jan Permanent Stormwater Management for Green Infrastructure – 48 months – City Ordinance

12 Timeline for Implementation SWPPP for Municipal Operations – 12 months to plan and develop – July 11, 2011 SWPPP - begin implementation – 12 months – July 11, 2011 Annual Report and Audits – August 2012

13 Public Education & Outreach Targeted Education with (Public Information and Education) PIE plan – 12 months to prepare 5 yr. plan Partner with WaterWorks, Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA) Develop and Distribute media Radio/TV broadcast

14 Public Participation and Involvement EH&S maintain website with important information about the program Update website with public participation opportunities Send complaints to EH&S through website Host litter clean-up events/watershed clean-up Partner with other educational events and include MTSU students

15 Illicit Discharges and SPCC An illicit discharge is disposal of anything other than storm water into the storm water drainage system. This includes illegal connection or tie-ins to the storm sewer system. Sanitary wastewater (sewage overflows) Car wash, laundry or industrial wash water - buses Concrete truck washout - construction Improper disposal of automotive fluids Soapy water used to wash parking lots, loading docks and buildings Mop water dumping in storm drain

16 Illicit Discharge and SPCC Annual screening of outfalls – where our system ties to the City of Murfreesboro or waters of the state Update Spill Prevention and Control Countermeasure (SPCC)Plan Regular inspection on campus per the SPCC Plan

17 Illicit Discharge Examples

18 Construction Runoff Control SWPPP completed by consultant Approved by City of Murfreesboro Contractor is responsible for twice weekly inspections City of Murfreesboro inspects one a month- enforcement MTSU still has ultimate responsibility with the MS4 program to make sure the permit requirements are met MTSU Stormwater City of Murfreesboro On-site PM Contractor

19 EPSC Certification TBR - MS4 Coordinators need Level I and II training Level I – Inspecting Erosion Control BMPs - $200 Level II – Reviewing SWPPP documents - $400

20 Construction Site (Silt Fence) BMPs must be in place per the SWPPP – integral part of construction documents

21 Post (Permanent) Construction Clean First Flush Detention Ponds Water quality vaults Maintenance Plans – must be maintained and tracked

22 Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping Stormwater Pollution and Prevention Plans (SWPPP) Employee training – On-line training module Employee, Vendors, Contractors and Students must be educated

23 Municipal Operations that need Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Building and Vehicle Maintenance Complex Clean maintenance area regularly and do not stockpile loose material near runoff areas/vehicle PM Vehicle Fueling and Washing – contain dirty water Grounds and Landscaping (ball fields and mowing) Tennessee Livestock Center and Miller Coliseum – use BMPs - cleaning Outdoor Storage of Materials – berms Street Sweeping – Measureable goals - tons

24 Examples of Maintenance/Operation

25 Fertilizers and Pesticides Use good BMPs – Test Soil for nutrient overloading Never fertilize 24hrs. prior to a storm event

26 Good/Bad Housekeeping

27 Water Facts Many cities are paying more for bottled water than gasoline – 6(20 oz.)bottles= 1 gal. 70% of earth’s surface is water 3/10 th of 1% of all the world’s water is usable by humans What are you willing to pay????

28 TMDLs and 303d Listed Streams Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for e-coli – Sinking Creek 303d listed streams – State listed priority impaired streams – Sinking Creek – Exceptional Waters of the State Targeted education for pollutants

29 Enforcement for Non-compliance Campus wide program – MTSU must have an Enforcement and Response Plan – 18 months $$$$$$ - Fines for departments Progressive discipline – employees Stop work orders/cancel contract – vendors and contractors TDEC - Annual Report and Audits

30 What if we don’t comply? City of Chattanooga MS4 initially fined - $100, and timeline for bringing program into full compliance – 2005 City of Chattanooga MS4 has been fined again – over $300, – Jan 2011 – If they fail to comply they can be fined up to $1000/day

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