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1 MS4 Opening Meeting 2007 Palm Beach County MS4 Year 4 Audit

2 DEP & SAIC Points of Contact SAIC MS4 Inspector: Robert van den Akker SAIC Science Drive Orlando, FL Ph: (407) Fax: (703) DEP Contact: Sarah Jozwiak Ph: (850)

3 Overview  Audit Schedule  Annual Permit Assessment Process  Audit Opening Meeting Opening Meeting Records Review Records Review Special notes Special notes  Annual Report Section VII, Columns C – F Section VII, Columns C – F Attachments Attachments Signatory Requirement Signatory Requirement  Permit Reapplication

4 Year 4 Audit Schedule DateTimeActivityPermitteeLocation July 16th MON. 1:00 – 5:00 Records Review/ Site Visits City of West Palm BeachCity of West Palm Beach Offices July 17th TUE. 8:00 – 12:00 Records Review/ Site Visits Village of WellingtonVillage of Wellington Offices 1:00 – 5:00 Records Review/ Site Visits Village of Royal Palm Beach Village of Royal Palm Beach Offices July 18th WED. 9:00 – 11:30 Joint MeetingAll Permittees Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District Offices 357 Hiatt Drive Palm Beach Gardens 1:00 – 3:00 Records Review/ Site Visits City of GreenacresCity of Greenacres Offices 3:00 – 5:00 Records Review/ Site Visits City of Lake WorthCity of Lake Worth Offices July 19th THURS. 8:00 – 12:00 Records Review/ Site Visits City of Boynton BeachCity of Boynton Beach Offices 1:00 – 3:00 Records Review/ Site Visits City of Riviera BeachCity of Riviera Beach Offices 3:00 – 5:00 Records Review/ Site Visits Village of North Palm Beach Village of North Palm Beach Offices *Reserve date* July 20th FRI. 8:00 – 10:00 Possible Records Review/Site Visits City of Lake WorthCity of Lake Worth Offices 10:30 – 12:30 Possible Records Review/Site Visits Village of North Palm Beach Village of North Palm Beach Offices

5 Annual Permit Assessment Process Submit: Annual Report Receive: Audit Notification *and AR Comments* Letter **Possibly Submit: AR Comment Response **Possibly Provide for Review: Audit Materials (records & ordinances) **Possibly Receive: Audit RAI Letter **Possibly Submit: Audit RAI Response Receive: Year 3 Permit Assessment Letter **Possibly Submit: Permit Assessment Response **Possibly Receive: Addendum to Permit Assessment Letter

6 Audit: Opening Meeting  AR Comments Inspector’s AR comments...some in addition to DEP’s Inspector’s AR comments...some in addition to DEP’s Any questions on DEP’s AR Comments Any questions on DEP’s AR Comments Submittal of response Submittal of response  Permit reapplication to be submitted with Year 4 AR  General questions?

7 Audit: Records Reviews  The records reviews focus on correlating the data reported in the AR in Column C with the permittee’s documentation/records reported in Column D for each reporting item.  When a large number is reported, need to see at least a sample of the record reported.  Provide records from the reporting year only.  The implementation of any non-reportable requirements, such as legal authority, policies, procedures, will also be reviewed.  Site visits will be conducted as time allows.

8 Audit: Satisfactory Records  Must have a record/documentation for every value reported in Column C. Just like taxes...you need receipts for those deductions! Just like taxes...you need receipts for those deductions!  Can estimate values for certain reporting items but still need to document how the estimate was arrived at.  The record must be an actual record documenting the value reported. A copy of the Construction Activities brochure does not document that 75 of them were distributed. A copy of the Construction Activities brochure does not document that 75 of them were distributed.  The record must clearly reflect the reporting item was accomplished. A list of construction projects does not demonstrate that pre- construction reviews for E&S controls were performed for them. A list of construction projects does not demonstrate that pre- construction reviews for E&S controls were performed for them.

9 Audit: Special Notes  Inspectors may change from year to year  The program is evolving – it is not static  Purpose of the annual report review and audit is for DEP to get an in-depth view of how well the permit requirements are being implemented  The annual report is also for: Your benefit for next year’s report Your benefit for next year’s report Analysis of yearly MS4 activities Analysis of yearly MS4 activities  EPA and DEP

10 AR: Most Common Reporting Errors  Not explaining why reporting “0” activities in Column C for: Pro-active illicit discharge inspections Pro-active illicit discharge inspections Training (illicits, spills, construction) Training (illicits, spills, construction) Inspections (MS4, muni. facilities, constr. sites) Inspections (MS4, muni. facilities, constr. sites) Pesticide/herbicide certifications (if report “0” for both personnel & contractors) Pesticide/herbicide certifications (if report “0” for both personnel & contractors)  Leaving gaps in Column D or Column E when reported a value in Column C  Not reporting an actual document name, or the correct document name, in Column D

11 AR: Section VII, Column C  Only numbers or a frequency (if specified in the reporting item) are to be inserted here.  Do not leave Column C blank or insert “N/A” if no activities, rather insert a “0” and explain why the lack of data.  Only report a value in Column C if have a record to support it. If no record, need to report “0.”  Place any notes/comments regarding the reported values in Column F.

12 AR: Section VII, Column D  Be as specific as possible about the actual title of the record/document.  Avoid generic terms such as: Log, spreadsheet, folder, file, checklist, report, Log, spreadsheet, folder, file, checklist, report, Paper records, electronic file, Excel, database Paper records, electronic file, Excel, database Public Works files Public Works files  Avoid the name of an entity such as: Streets Dept. Streets Dept. Bob Green Bob Green Volunteers Volunteers

13 AR: Section VII, Column D (cont.) Indicate the full title and type of the record from which the values in Column C were obtained: Commercial/Residential Construction Site Inspection Checklists Commercial/Residential Construction Site Inspection Checklists Green Turf Monthly Invoices Green Turf Monthly Invoices JMC Services, Inc. Invoices (2/3/06, 6/10/06) JMC Services, Inc. Invoices (2/3/06, 6/10/06) to Bob Green, Public Works Director, from Jane Smith, WAVE, on 8/6/06 to Bob Green, Public Works Director, from Jane Smith, WAVE, on 8/6/06 Streets Division Monthly Summary Reports – Activities #60 and #61 (or name the line items) Streets Division Monthly Summary Reports – Activities #60 and #61 (or name the line items) Smirnoff Database – Search Code 112 Smirnoff Database – Search Code 112 Daily Work Orders – SW Codes 4, 5, and 9 Daily Work Orders – SW Codes 4, 5, and 9 Illicit Discharge Training Sign-in Sheet (6/12/06) Illicit Discharge Training Sign-in Sheet (6/12/06) DEP Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector Certifications DEP Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector Certifications

14 AR: Section VII, Column E  Be as specific as possible. Include the department name as well as the particular division, and even the responsible person’s position title. Include the department name as well as the particular division, and even the responsible person’s position title.  If more than one entity conducts the activities under a single permit requirement, such as the municipality and the county, list both with detail – do not simply state “Palm Beach County” as the other entity. Also, include the POC for that entity.  Be sure to include the name of any contractors hired to perform an activity.

15 AR: Section VII, Column F  Reasons for permit requirements not completed  Reasons for variances from normal activities  Notes/comments regarding the entities performing the activities  Listing of names of certified/trained staff (if short list)  Indicate if number in Column C is an estimate and how it was arrived at  Provide information on any additional activities not recorded (so can’t be reported in Column C)

16 Permit Reapplication: Comments Requested by DEP  Part II of the permit Particularly Table II.A.1.a...need to include all components of your MS4 and inspection and maintenance frequencies Particularly Table II.A.1.a...need to include all components of your MS4 and inspection and maintenance frequencies  Part III of the permit  Tailored MS4 AR Form Column B reporting items ONLY (all other parts of the form are per Rule (2), F.A.C.) Column B reporting items ONLY (all other parts of the form are per Rule (2), F.A.C.)

17 Permit Reapplication: Permit Changes  All provisions will likely be applicable to all permittees but need to be implemented only as applicable. For example, Part III.A.5 now only applicable to County will likely be expanded to all munis. For example, Part III.A.5 now only applicable to County will likely be expanded to all munis.  For the purpose of greater clarity:  Additional requirement details, either pulled directly from Part II or new language.  Additional annual reporting detail, but not the full list of items in tailored forms. Trying to sync the permit more with the annual report form.  Moving around/splitting/combining  Moving around/splitting/combining of some provisions.

18 Permit Reapplication: Next Steps  Permit will not be reissued by expiration date Current permit will automatically be administratively continued until it is reissued Current permit will automatically be administratively continued until it is reissued Have no set schedule for when permit will be reissued Have no set schedule for when permit will be reissued  Use flow chart as guidance for permittee responsibilities and timing of steps  3 official versions: Draft → Intent to Issue → Final  Public notice required of: Draft & Intent to Issue  Facility Decision Schedule will be the first item you receive

19 SAMPLE FACILITY DECISION SCHEDULE Process Elements Projected Date of Completion Permit Application received (is complete)1/1/07 Effective Date of Permit Application (date of Decision Schedule Letter)1/7/07 Draft Permit/Fact Sheet to Applicant and EPA1/14/07 (A) Applicant to Publish Public Notice of Draft Permit (no later than)2/14/07 (B) Applicant to Provide Proof of Publication of Draft Permit Notice (no later than)3/1/07 (C) Public Comment Period Ends (no later than)3/16/07 (D) Intent to Issue (ITI) Permit/Fact Sheet to Applicant and EPA4/15/07 (E) Applicant to Publish Public Notice of ITI Permit (no later than)5/15/07 (F) Applicant to Provide Proof of Publication of ITI Permit Notice (no later than)5/23/07 (G) Public Petition Period Ends (no later than)5/30/07 (H) Final Permit to Applicant and EPA6/30/07 (I) USE THE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE TO FILL IN THE SCHEDULE: A. Draft Permit/ Fact Sheet to Applicant and EPA (Date 0)* B. Applicant to Publish Public Notice of Draft Permit (A + 30 days) C. Applicant to Provide Proof of Publication of Draft Permit Notice (B + 14 days) D. Public Comment Period Ends (B + 30 days) E. Intent to Issue (ITI) Permit/Fact Sheet to Applicant and EPA (D + 30 days) * F. Applicant to Publish Public Notice of ITI Permit (E + 30 days) G. Applicant to Provide Proof of Publication of ITI Permit Notice (F + 7 days) H. Public Petition Period Ends (F + 14 days) I. Issue Final Permit (F + 30 days)* * These are estimated dates that are not based on the administrative timelines for permitting.

20 Future Reporting  Year 5: 10/01/06-09/30/07, due 03/30/08  Year 1: 10/01/07- 1yr. from re-issuance date, due 6 months later Will be longer than 12 months Will be longer than 12 monthsExample If the permit is reissued on 12/10/07: Year 1: 10/01/07-12/09/08, due 06/09/09 Year 2: 12/10/08-12/09/09, due 06/09/10

21 Permit Template Review  DEP developed a permit “template” to try to achieve more consistency…your permit will likely look very much like the template  DEP is striving for more consistency in the permits: With DEP rules & policy With DEP rules & policy With Federal rules & policy With Federal rules & policy Between permits Between permits Among like permittees (e.g., FDOTs) Among like permittees (e.g., FDOTs)

22 DEP & SAIC Points of Contact SAIC MS4 Inspector: Robert van den Akker SAIC Science Drive Orlando, FL Ph: (407) Fax: (703) DEP Contact: Sarah Jozwiak Ph: (850)


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