Preparing for the New 2014 Stormwater Regulations

Mon., August 26, and Tue., August 27, 
2 – 5 p.m. each day
(Included with all Full Conference Registrations or register only for the Stormwater Summit for $330)

This may be the most important education you attend all year. The new stormwater regulations will be out for public comment in June 2013 and are scheduled for implementation in January 2014. Enforcement and accountability are likely to be enhanced in all-new permits for most cities and towns. So if you’ve been coasting, it’s time to dust off and pony up.

This Public Works Summit doesn’t focus on vendors, and we aren’t looking at academic research. This is a real How-To summit that focuses on what you will need to do, and how you will need to do it. This is news you can use at your agency, in your community and at your state house. Everything YOU need on the new regulations is here.

In this Summit, you will learn…

  • what draft regulations say and mean to your community;
  • first-hand from practitioners how TMDLs can be implemented;
  • broad, national level talking points to help illustrate the issues and better prepare you to address your community concerns to EPA, elected officials and stakeholders questions/concerns;
  • about potential costs of compliance;
  • how watershed-based permitting has been discussed based on existing model programs in resource-rich areas and could require compliance regardless of political boundaries;
  • how new regulations could impact water rights in terms of stream base flow and groundwater recharge;
  • and much more.

The new regulations may be more stringent, but you’re not alone and what works for one local agency may very well work for you. Join your colleagues at the Public Works Stormwater Summit and network with other concerned people to learn more.

Monday featured speaker:

Ms. Connie Bosma, Municipal Branch Chief, Water Permits Division, Office of Water
US Environmental Protection Agency

Monday afternoon Speaker Panel:

  • Ms. Julie Ufner
    Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties, Washington, D.C.
  • Brenna Mannion, PE
    Manager of Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Washington, DC
  • Ms. Karen Hobbs
    Senior Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Paul Hindman
    Water Resources Management Committee Chair, Urban Drainage & Flood Control District, Denver, CO
  • Mr. Gregor G. Meyer, PWLF
    Public Works Director, City of Woodland, Woodland, CA

Tuesday afternoon practitioner sessions:

  • It Takes a Village- Systems Approach to Water Quality Permit Compliance
  • Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs): Develop a Plan
  • Breaking Down TMDLs --Are We Really the Problem?

To register for the Public Works Stormwater Summit only, please fill out the registration form PDF*, or call APWA's registration company at 708-486-0705.

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