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Environmental Streamlining Task Force Water Quality Ordinance April 5, 2012.

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1 Environmental Streamlining Task Force Water Quality Ordinance April 5, 2012

2  Background  Discussion  Recommendation Presentation Outline

3  Background  Discussion  Recommendation Presentation Outline

4 Background 1965 – Special Act creates “Air and Water Pollution Control Act” From that authority comes… Orange County Water Pollution Control Rules Revised Orange County Water Quality Rules Revised (current version)

5 Background Authorized “wastewater plants”: permitting modifications renewals revocation transfers

6 Wastewater Program: Staffing - 1 FTE + supervisor/clerical support Inspections - monthly Records – monthly operating reports Fees - $500 / application Background

7 EPO actions: 1)Issues construction/expansion/modification permits Requires BCC concurrence May be appealed 2)Issues operating permits/extensions No BCC concurrence May be appealed

8 Adopted state rules by reference for: Water quality standards Wastewater permitting Monitoring UIC Operator certification Background

9  Background  Discussion  Recommendation Presentation Outline

10 Discussion Duplication Phasing out Need to modernize

11 Duplication: Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Chapter Domestic Waste Chapter Biosolids Chapter Industrial Waste Discussion

12 Phasing out: Wastewater Treatment Plants in Orange County Package plants: 1970’s ~ ’s ~ 60 Currently ~ 40 Discussion

13 Need to modernize: Reference state water quality standards surface waters underground waters NPDES – TMDL

14 Discussion Need to modernize: Each NPDES permittee shall ensure legal authority to control discharges to and from the MS4, including discharges from industrial activity and construction sites. Prohibit illicit discharges and connections to the MS4

15 Discussion Need to modernize: Control spills and dumping into the MS4 Control through interagency agreements the contribution of pollutants from one portion of the MS4 to another Carry out inspections and monitoring necessary to determine compliance

16  Background  Contents  Recommendation Presentation Outline

17 Repeal duplicative wastewater permitting program language and modernize code to reflect current state water quality standards and NPDES requirements Recommendation

18 Environmental Streamlining Task Force Water Quality Ordinance April 5, 2012


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