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Montana Stormwater

Montana State Overview

In Montana, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is authorized to administer the NPDES Program through the Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) Program.

In 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disseminated rules establishing all Phase I construction of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Program. Phase I addressed, among other discharges, discharges from large construction activities disturbing five (5) acres or more of land. In Montana, since 1992 the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has been issuing general permits for storm water discharges from larger construction projects through the MPDES Program.

Phase II of the NPDES Permitting Program covered smaller construction activities disturbing between one (1) and five (5) acres. Phase II was initiated by EPA in 1999. Montana since has incorporated the MPDES Phase I and Phase II storm water management requirements.

As per the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), all project site operators whose construction sites will result in a disturbance (areas that are subject to clearing, excavating, grading, stockpiling earth materials, and placement/removal of earth material) performed during construction projects of equal to or greater than one (1) acre of total land area is required to obtain permit coverage under the General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activity General Permit.

A project site owner or operators requiring coverage under the General Permit for Storm Water Discharge Associated with Construction Activity must file an application through the Montana DEQ’s Water Protection Bureau. The owner/operator must submit the following documentation for coverage review and consideration: (1) a Notice of Intent (NOI); (2) a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP); and (3) an application fee (fluctuates depending on the total acres of disturbed land).

In Montana, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is authorized to administer the NPDES Program through the Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) Program.

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Free Webinar (Apr 4 @ 2p EST): The 5-Steps to Managing a Successful Stormwater Planned Maintenance Program [1-PDH]

Type: Virtual | Price: $0.00

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Course Overview

This presentation will cover the 5-Steps to Implementing a successful stormwater planned maintenance program at multiple sites across a wide range of regulatory compliance areas.

The information provided will help the attendee understand the concepts and steps behind building a successful planned maintenance program for multiple sites.

The 5-Steps include:
1. Awareness – Regulatory and Public Response
2. Identify – Types of Systems
3. Inventory – Stormwater Assets and Structures
4. Assess – Condition of Systems
5. Implement – Planned Maintenance Program

Learning Objectives

• List the Three (3) categories of stormwater systems commonly found on a commercial property.
• Communicate the importance of implementing a stormwater planned maintenance program.
• Articulate how the use of technology aids in the successful implementation and management of a stormwater planned maintenance program.

Outline:
1. Introductions
a. Andrew Demers and StormwaterONE
b. Anna Griggs and Apex Companies
c. Topics to be covered
2. Identifying the various types of stormwater system
3. Stormwater asset cataloging,
4. How to determine the regular inspection and maintenance needs,
5. Projecting costs
6. Managing program data

Special Instructions

Audience:
• Agency Regulators and Staff
• Professional Engineers
• Municipal Stormwater Managers
• Industrial Facility Managers
• Retail Property Owners
• Multisite Property Operators

Prerequisites

PDH Hours: 1
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This course was well explained in detail

This course was well explained in detail, learned more as an inspector to look for on entering a construction site, look outside the box!


Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Philip G.
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