Complying with Minnesota Industrial Stormwater Requirements Eagan, MN Friday, November 30, 2012

This full day training seminar will cover the requirements of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for industrial storm water discharges. The course will begin with a discussion of the regulation of stormwater discharge under the Federal Clean Water Act, and then the specific requirements under the MPCA industrial permit, issued in 2010. This will include sector specific requirements, use of benchmark monitoring, effluent guideline monitoring and corrective action requirements. The morning session will include a discussion of additional requirements for stormwater discharges to impaired waters and other special waters identified in the MSGP.

The afternoon session will focus on implementing best managemt practices and development of a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) at individual facilities. This will include a discussion of monitoring and reported requirements to comply with the Minnesota MSGP.

Industrial Stormwater Laws and Regulations

  • Federal Clean Water Act overview
  • Application of Clean Water Act to stormwater discharges

Minnesota industrial stormwater permitting process

  • Overview of permit requirements
  • Industrial sector-specific requirements
  • Benchmark monitoring/effluent monitoring
  • Corrective action triggers

Application of Rules/Permit to Individual Facilities

  • Impaired waters/TMDLs
  • Nondegradation/antidegradation requirements
  • Special waters
  • Wetlands
  • Industrial sites with potential soil/groundwater contaminants
  • Local and regional requirements

Creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

  • Complying with stormwater control measure requirements
  • Describing facility
  • Providing assessment of activities and materials
  • Modification and reporting requirements
  • Availability requirements
  • Construction site runoff control

Implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs)

  • BMPs to achieve “no exposure”
  • Stormwater reduction
  • Reuse of stormwater
  • Stormwater control/management
  • Structural BMPs for treating stormwater
  • Contingency planning for extreme weather

Sampling and Annual Reporting

  • Setting up monitoring procedures
  • Collecting and evaluating samples
  • Submitting annual reports
  • Modifying BMPs
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