The fourth Nutrients Permitting Workshop was held at the AlexRenew facility in Alexandria, Virginia and focused on identifying challenges and building solutions regarding water quality standards and permitting for nutrients. Over 85 attendees from 26 different states as well as representatives from EPA Headquarters and Regional offices participated. Day 1 Dana Thomas – Introduction to… Read More »
The week of September 17, 2019, ACWA hosted the 2019 National NPDES Permit Writers Workshop in Washington, DC. In total, 125 people participated at this meeting with representatives from 41 states, 7 EPA regions, ACWA staff and EPA Headquarters. We also had 100+ people participate in this meeting remotely. Topics for this meeting included permit… Read More »
ACWA held the 2017 Nutrients Permitting Workshop in Boise, Idaho. The first of seven workshops, over fifty individuals from the states and EPA participated. Presentations were given on POTW technologies, permitting flexibilities and innovations, the interrelation of permitting for nutrients and other pollutants, and other issues. A group of attendees also visited the Dixie Drain project in… Read More »
In April 2018, ACWA hosted the 2018 National Pretreatment Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland. The two-day meeting held at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center brought together over 80 representatives from states and EPA Headquarters and Regions to discuss issues including pretreatment enforcement, the Dental Amalgam Rule, contaminants of emerging concern, deindustrialization and changing industries, food processing and… Read More »
The June 2018 Nutrients Permitting Workshop was held in Columbus, Ohio. The second workshop in a series of seven, the Columbus workshop focused on the relationship between technology and permitting for nutrients. Presenters spoke on specific types of technology, optimization and alternative approaches to nutrients removal, costs analyses, operator training, small systems, and more. Also,… Read More »
The workshop focused on the relationship between permitting for nutrients and TMDLs. Representatives from 27 states attended along with representatives from EPA Headquarters and 5 Regions. Topics included breaking down barriers between TMDL and permitting programs, CAFOs and MS4s, reassessing and reevaluating TMDLs, politics and public perceptions of TMDLs and permits, small systems, variances and… Read More »
This meeting was intended to help support states and EPA to further identify challenges & barriers to NPDES program implementation, highlight opportunities for permitting authority program improvement & enhancement, showcase innovations, assist with analysis of training, guidance, tools, and other support material needs, improve administrative efficiencies, clarify roles and responsibilities, promote program streamlining, build stronger… Read More »
The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources' Amanda Minks presentation on Wisconsin’s Multi-Discharger Variance program for phosphorous.