BPC Storm Water Briefing: Regulatory Trends, Hot Issues and Pitfalls to Avoid

The Storm Water Briefing was a Great Success!

We couldn’t have done it without the support of the Team at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLP, – Thank you!


What:  A Bay Planning Coalition Expert Briefing on Storm Water: Regulatory Trends, Hot Issues and Pitfalls to Avoid

When: Wednesday, October 23, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm 

Where:  Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, 1111 Broadway, 19th Floor,  Oakland, CA 94607


Below are the power point presentations from the following panelists:


Wendy Manley, Attorney at Law, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean

Wendy Manley’s Presentation

 Tim Potter, Environmental Compliance Superintendent, Central Contra Costa County Sanitary District

Tim Potter’s presentation

 Scott Bourne, Principal, Weiss Associates

Scott Bourne’s Presentation

 Dr. Lucas Paz, Hydrologist, ARCADIS

Lucas Paz’s Presentation


 The California Water Resources Control Board has released the final draft of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial General Permit.

Experts in the legal, technical and administrative fields will speak to the changes, challenges, opportunities and updates related to Storm Water regulation in California and the Bay Area, and will answer questions from the audience.  Industry representatives and those impacted by the industrial general permit are encouraged to attend.

Topics to be covered:

  • Overview of regulatory framework & agency/citizen enforcement
  • Regulatory developments
  • Current legal issues
  • Overview of key elements of proposed Industrial General Permit
  • New prescriptive Best Management Practices
  • Monitoring: New requirements for evaluating and responding to sampling data
  • Shifting from Group Monitoring to Compliance Groups
  •  Enforcement by Local agencies, RWQCB, NGOs at commercial/industrial facilities
  • How local stormwater programs work under the General Industrial Permit standards.
  • Common mistakes that are relatively easy to avoid.
  • Frequently cited stormwater standards and how to avoid such experience
  • Post-construction & treatment – drivers for structural BMPs
  • Green infrastructure & LID in urban and industrial environment
  • Challenges: cost, space constraints, feasibility
  • Examples – retrofits, redevelopment