Apr 27 - 29

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago

The Clean Water Compliance Workshop is designed for new and advanced environmental professionals and those that just need a good refresher. From day 1 we will walk you through the requirements that apply at facilities having to manage concerns such as the legal and proper disposition of stormwater from your facility, the discharge of process and industrial wastewater under NPDES or pretreatment permits, the need for construction-related water permits (such as the 404 permit and contruction stormwater), and various programs to protect water quality (such as the SPCC and UST programs). We will teach you compliance strategies and how to avoid costly mistakes while providing in-depth discussions and examples designed to guide you through CWA and SDWA interpretations, regulations and guidelines. Throughout this course you will gain a working familiarity and understanding of water, wastewater and stormwater regulation, and you'll learn how to navigate through these regulatory programs and how to apply the regulations at your facility operations and any plant expansions. You will receive a comprehensive, indexed and well organized set of powerpoints from the presentation that address both the basic and advanced concerns you may have, with references to key preambles, online guidance and other key EPA documents. In addition, this seminar is a wonderful chance to meet and converse with other environmental professionals in your industry. Bring your family and make a vacation out of it! Topics Covered: • History of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) • How you work effectively with a regulatory program by understanding the key principles of how administrative law regulatory systems are constructed and administered • "Waters of the United States" Under the Clean Water Act • The legal principles that determine how you must interpret and apply water quality statutes, administrative regulations, agency guidance and court decisions in order to keep you facility legal • Determining when something becomes a regulated Water • Understanding water quality standards and technology based standards to protect waters • Determining when you have a regulated discharge to a covered water • Determining what permit, plan and/or approval you need for your impact on the covered water • Understanding and complying with available general permits such as the MSGP or CGP • Negotiating and obtaining individual NPDES permit conditions with fair and reasonable limits • How enforcement process works and best be managed to your advantage when problems occur • Preparation and Planning to Avoid Accidental Releases to Regulated Waters • The rules for determining what must be reported in terms of releases to covered waters and the environment