2020 Stormwater Compliance Virtual Seminar

November 4-5, 2020


Stormwater regulations are complex, ever-evolving, and essential for EHS pros to understand. Building on the fundamentals of the Clean Water Act, the AFS Stormwater Compliance Virtual Seminar will provide the latest regulatory and technical information on rapidly changing stormwater rules. This seminar is especially timely given the many recent changes to state General Stormwater Permits and the newly proposed 2020 EPA Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP).

Highlights include development of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), comparison of EPA 2020 MSGP with state specific permits, tips, Best Management Practices (BMPs) and pitfalls. Real world examples of foundry stormwater issues and solutions will reinforce course content!

Program, Speakers Agenda Subject To Change


  • November 4-5, 2020

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
9 – 9:20 a.m.
I. Introduction and Purpose
9:20 – 9:50 a.m.
II. Fundamentals of the Clean Water Act

Ron Hayes, Keramida, Inc., Chatsworth, CA

A.) Stream Use Designation
B.) Water Quality Standards
C.) User Impairments
D.) Anti-degradation
E.) Effluent vs Water Quality Based Limits
F.) Opportunity for Third Party Involvement

9:55 – 10:35 a.m.
III. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Permits

Finn Hotstream, TRC Environmental Corp, Madison, WI

A.) Types of Permits
• General (Industrial Multi-sector & Construction Permits)
• Individual

B.) EPA’s Multi-Sector General Permit
• Applicability and Effect on State Agencies
• Potentially Applicable Sectors for the Foundry Industry
• Basic Requirements
• 2015 vs 2020 proposed

10:35 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
IV. Stormwater Permit Compliance

Ron Hayes, Keramida Inc., Chatsworth, CA

A.) Non-numeric Technology-Based Effluent Limits
B.) Benchmarks and Data-comparison
C.) Visual Evaluations
D.) Inspections
E.) Reporting and Recordkeeping
F.) Non-Stormwater Discharges
G.) Corrective Actions and the Iterative Process
H.) When is Enough Truly Enough?
I.) Common Compliance Pitfalls
J.) Frequently Asked Questions

11:30 a.m. – Noon
Noon – 12:45 p.m.
IV. Stormwater Permit Compliance Continued
12:55 – 2 p.m.
V. Comparing States to the 2020 EPA Multi-Sector General Permit
2 - 2:30 p.m.
Question & Answer Session
Thursday, November 5, 2020
9 – 10 a.m.
VI. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Development

Mack Overton, Keramida Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Steven Blasko, M&H Valve, Anniston, AL

A.) Introduction to the AFS SWPPP Resources and Tools
B.) Identification of Outfalls
C.) Identification and Status of Receiving Waters
D.) Identification of Pollutants and Pollutant Sources
E.) Identification of Allowable Non-Stormwater Discharges
F.) Selection of BMPs
G.) Inspection Requirements
H.) Monitoring Requirements
I.) Corrective Action Process
J.) Training
K.) Record Keeping Requirements

10:05 – 10:35 a.m.
VII. Typical Foundry Pollutants and Sources

Mike Blankestyn, TRC Environmental Corp., Cleveland, OH

10:40 – 11:40 a.m.
VIII. Stormwater Sampling

Mack Overton, Keramida Inc., Indianapolis, IN

A.) Locations
B.) Sampling Procedures
C.) Methods of Analysis

11:40 – 12:10 p.m.
12:10 – 1:10 p.m.
IX. Best Management Practices

Steven Blasko, M&H Valve, Anniston, AL
Mike Bowles, Kennedy Valve, Elmira, NY

A.) Non-structural Controls
• Operational
• Administrative
• Source Elimination
B.) Fundamentals of Stormwater Pollutant Removal
C.) Cost-effective Temporary Controls
D.) Stormwater Structural Controls
• Hydrodynamic Separators
• Filter Systems
• Low Impact Development (LID) Methods
• Ponds
• Wetland Treatment Systems
E.) Defining “Best Industry Practices”


1:10 – 2 p.m.
X. Construction Stormwater Overview

Mike Blankestyn, TRC Environmental Corp., Cleveland, OH

A.) Applicability
B.) Definition of Disturbance
C.) Definition of a Project (Piecemeal)
D.) Notice of Intent (NOI) and SWPPP Development

2 – 3 p.m.
XI. Real Foundry Example problems

Utilize knowledge gained from this course and apply it to presented foundry scenarios. Identify things such as applicability of a general stormwater permit, compliance status, corrective action requirements, and determine BMPs, etc.

3 – 3:30 p.m.
XII. Question & Answer Session


Registration Fees

Member Price: $480.00
Non-Member Price: $720.00

Cancellations & Substitutions

Substitutions will be accepted anytime. However, cancellations of confirmed registrants with full refund of fees will not be accepted unless received at least two weeks prior to the conference date. In the unlikely event the conference is cancelled for any reason, AFS liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.