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1 Middle Tennessee State University Stormwater ProgramShelia Knight, P.E.
2 Stormwater Program Management EPA – Environmental Protection Agency – Federal Mandate – Clean Water Act 1972TDEC – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation – State requires permitMTSU/Murfreesboro – Local co-permittees - $
3 Permit TypesNational Pollutant and Discharge System (NPDES) Construction PermitsPhase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
4 NPDES ConstructionNational Pollutant and Discharge System (NPDES) Construction PermitsOperators of construction sites involving clearing and grading of > 1 acreComplete and signed NOI – John CothernSubmitted 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 MS4Phase 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 1972Goal Prevent the contamination of the surface waters of the state
7 MS4An MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances that is owned by a city or campus designed or used to collect or convey stormwaterPolluted 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 StormwaterStormwater 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 OutreachPublic Participation and InvolvementIllicit Discharge Detection and EliminationConstruction Site Stormwater Runoff ControlPost-Construction Stormwater Management for New Development and RedevelopmentPollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
11 Timeline for Implementation NOC- July 11, 2011PIE Plan – 12 months – July 11, 2012Illicit Discharge Policy - 18 months – Jan. 11, 2013Enforcement and Response Plan – 18 months – Jan. 11, 2013Public Participation – 180 days – Jan. 2012Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) – 12 months – July 11, 2012Inventory of BMPs – 180 days – Jan. 2012Permanent 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, 2011SWPPP - begin implementation – 12 months – July 11, 2011Annual Report and Audits – August 2012
13 Public Education & Outreach Targeted Education with (Public Information and Education) PIE plan – 12 months to prepare 5 yr. planPartner with WaterWorks, Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA)Develop and Distribute mediaRadio/TV broadcast
14 Public Participation and Involvement EH&S maintain website with important information about the programUpdate website with public participation opportunitiesSend complaints to EH&S through websiteHost litter clean-up events/watershed clean-upPartner 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 - busesConcrete truck washout - constructionImproper disposal of automotive fluidsSoapy water used to wash parking lots, loading docks and buildingsMop 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 stateUpdate Spill Prevention and Control Countermeasure (SPCC)PlanRegular inspection on campus per the SPCC Plan
18 Construction Runoff Control SWPPP completed by consultantApproved by City of MurfreesboroContractor is responsible for twice weekly inspectionsCity of Murfreesboro inspects one a month- enforcementMTSU still has ultimate responsibility with the MS4 program to make sure the permit requirements are metMTSUStormwaterCity of MurfreesboroOn-site PMContractor
19 EPSC Certification TBR - MS4 Coordinators need Level I and II training Level I – Inspecting Erosion Control BMPs - $200Level 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 FlushDetention PondsWater quality vaultsMaintenance Plans – must be maintained and tracked
22 Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping Stormwater Pollution and Prevention Plans (SWPPP)Employee training – On-line training moduleEmployee, Vendors, Contractors and Students must be educated
23 Municipal Operations that need Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Building and Vehicle Maintenance ComplexClean maintenance area regularly and do not stockpile loose material near runoff areas/vehicle PMVehicle Fueling and Washing – contain dirty waterGrounds and Landscaping (ball fields and mowing)Tennessee Livestock Center and Miller Coliseum – use BMPs - cleaningOutdoor Storage of Materials – bermsStreet Sweeping – Measureable goals - tons
27 Water FactsMany cities are paying more for bottled water than gasoline – 6(20 oz.)bottles= 1 gal.70% of earth’s surface is water3/10th of 1% of all the world’s water isusable by humansWhat are you willing to pay????
28 TMDLs and 303d Listed Streams Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for e-coli – Sinking Creek303d listed streams – State listed priority impaired streams – Sinking Creek – Exceptional Waters of the StateTargeted education for pollutants
29 Enforcement for Non-compliance Campus wide program – MTSU must have an Enforcement and Response Plan – 18 months$$$$$$ - Fines for departmentsProgressive discipline – employeesStop work orders/cancel contract –vendors and contractorsTDEC - 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 – 2005City of Chattanooga MS4 has been fined again – over $300, – Jan 2011 – If they fail to comply they can be fined up to $1000/day