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1 Austin Peay State University Stormwater Program Kristen Spicer, Ph.D.

2 Regulatory Oversight Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Clean Water Act 1972 Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) – NPDES Permits for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

3 Phase II MS4 What is an MS4? A conveyance or system of conveyances Owned by a city, town, or other public entity (university) that discharges to water of the U.S. Designed to collect or convey stormwater (including drains, pipes, ditches, etc.) NOT a combined sewer NOT part of a POTW (sewage treatment plant) Who is covered by Phase II? Operators of small MS4s in “urbanized areas” as delineated by the Census Bureau. Essentially, any MS4 not already covered by Phase I. How did APSU end up on this list? In TN, TDEC decided that education institutions that housed students would be considered a small MS4, essentially a small city within a city.


5 What does this mean for APSU?

6 Stormwater Management Submit Notice of Intent Receive Notice of Coverage Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP)

7 Six Minimum Control Measures Public Education and Outreach Public Participation and Involvement Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Construction Site Runoff Control Post-Construction Runoff Control Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping

8 Timeline for Implementation NOC- July 2012 PIE Plan – 12 months – July 2013 Illicit Discharge Policy - 18 months – Jan 2014 Enforcement and Response Plan – 18 months – Jan 2014 Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) – 12 months – July 2013 Inventory of BMPs – 12 months – July 2013 5-year Permit Cycle – BMPs for each year

9 YEAR ONE – Public Education and Outreach Athletics Grounds / Maintenance HousingCourses Project WET Website PIE

10 YEAR ONE – Public Participation and Involvement Public Meetings * Citizen Involvement Hands-On Events Method for Public Reporting / Complaints / Questions

11 YEAR ONE – Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Administrative Policy prohibiting non- stormwater discharges - DRAFT Develop and maintain a storm/sewer system map of campus Complaint Reporting Mechanism (Work Order Line or Online) Sanitary wastewater (sewage overflows) Car wash, laundry, or industrial wash water Concrete truck washout – construction Improper disposal of automotive fluids Mop water dumping in storm drain

12 Construction Site Runoff Control Maintain an inventory of all projects disturbing 1 acre or more* Modify contract language requiring SWPPPs Develop a review process for SWPPPs Develop an audit program with an audit checklist Staff performing inspections attend TDEC’s Level 1 training

13 Permanent Stormwater Management Develop an inventory and tracking system for permanent stormwater treatment BMPs Review existing design standards for impediments to implementing green infrastructure

14 Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping YEAR ONE Review existing service contracts and modify as necessary Provide General training to Physical Plant staff Develop pollution prevention policies, as applicable Storage of sand, gravel, salt, etc. Sweeping of parking lots What to do with those unknown chemicals Reasonable application of fertilizers and pesticides

15 TMDLs and 303d Listed Streams Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for e-coli – Red River 303d listed streams – State listed priority impaired streams – Red River

16 SWMP Oversight and Reporting Develop and maintain the written Stormwater Management Plan Committee – Krissy Spicer, Tom Hutchins, Lindsay Jackson, Mark Davidson, Director of Facilities, Projects and Planning Annual Report to TDEC

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