Agenda

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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Friday, December 16, 2022
8:30 am – 4:15 pm EST (including a 45-min. break)

 

Agenda
Introduction and Overview of Construction and Industrial Stormwater Regulation/Permitting

Permitting for Stormwater During Construction Activity and For Industrial Operation Discharges
General Permits for construction –
• New PAG-01 for “Small” projects <5 acres
• PAG-02 for projects 5 acres or more
Individual permits for special situations
• On-site soil contamination above cleanup standards

Industrial Stormwater Permitting
Industrial Stormwater – Definition and industrial sectors requiring coverage
Stormwater coverage options (NEC, PAG-03, individual stormwater & WW module)
PAG-03 General Permit (Current status, what’s changing, permit specifics)

Common Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Stormwater Permits
Brief review of relevant stormwater hydrogeology
Construction permits (including new or final draft PADEP PCSM manual)
Industrial permits

Government Enforcement and Private Citizen Suits –Part 1
Proactive response to DEP notice of violation
How to respond to citizen suit statutory notice of intent to sue within 60 days

Municipal Stormwater Regulation
Government Enforcement and Private Citizen Suits – Part 2
“Diligent prosecution” and other legal defenses to citizen suit
Plaintiff recovery of legal costs and how that impacts litigation strategy

 

 Webinar Instructions
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Credits

Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Administration)

Floodplain Managers
6.0 ASFPM CECs 

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in Pennsylvania. 

 HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses. 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

 The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

 The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Administration (Preferred Provider No. 1232). 

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 6.0 CECs for floodplain managers. 

 Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 

 

Speakers

Mitchell E. Burack

Civil and Environmental Engineer with Burack Environmental Law Office

Mr. Burack with Burack Environmental Law Office has over 40 years of exclusively environmental legal experience, including four years as an enforcement attorney with U.S. EPA in Washington, DC, and ten years as a partner with Pepper Hamilton, LLP, in Philadelphia. Mr. Burack has represented industrial and commercial clients in a wide variety of regulatory and enforcement matters including: stormwater citizen suit and agency enforcement actions, stormwater permitting, Brownfield site acquisitions, site cleanups, and cost-recovery claims against historic site owners. Mr. Burack is a 1976 graduate of University of Illinois (B.A., Psychology) with a law degree from Washington University (St. Louis) in 1979. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and the District of Columbia, and he is an approved mediator pursuant to Rule 53.3 of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Burack has published articles in the Pennsylvania Bar Journal, Philadelphia Business Journal, the Legal Intelligencer, and the Route 422 Business Advisor. 

 

Paul Hagerty

Civil and Environmental Engineer with ALL4 LLC

Mr. Hagerty is a civil and environmental engineer with over 30 years of experience in the environmental and civil engineering consulting industry. Mr. Hagerty’s areas of competency and practice have included environmental permitting and compliance, environmental insurance support, storage tank containment system compliance, dam and waterway engineering, environmental remediation, landfill design and compliance, stormwater management, natural resources, land development support, remedial design, contaminated sediment management, residential metals remediation and construction QA/QC. Mr. Hagerty is dual licensed as a professional engineer (DE, MD, MO, NJ, PA and VA) and a professional geologist (DE). He earned his B.C.E., Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware and his M.S., Civil/Environmental Engineering from Villanova University.

Derron LaBrake

Derron LaBrake, Wetland Scientist, Wetlands & Ecology, Inc.
Wetlands & Ecology, Inc. is a small environmental consulting firm based in southeastern Pennsylvania. While our office is currently located in southeastern Pennsylvania, we consider the lower 48 states our service area. Incorporated in 1999, W&E’s owners have a combined total of over 50 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry; are known for providing distinctive solutions and exceptional service to our clients. W&E was formed with the objective of providing high quality and specialized environmental services to the regulated community. The owners have strong business relationships that grew from many years of always thinking innovatively and meeting the needs of their clients. W&E is a company with a unique culture that has long client relationships and long-term organizational stability. One of our cornerstones principles is that our people are our most valuable asset for meeting the needs and expectations of our clients. W&E is a firm that is recognized for our high level of scientific expertise and uncompromising professional integrity. W&E’s professionals take ownership of clients’ needs on all projects, and that is what drives us to find and deliver the solutions that achieve the goals or our clients. At W&E the regulated community gains the advantage of working with highly skilled scientists who are committed to success on each and every project.

Erik White, P.E.

President at UEG Consulting, LLC

Mr. White has over 25 years of experience in engineering, ranging from compliance and industrial wastewater and air treatment system evaluations to remedial study/design projects. Mr. White works with clients across a variety of industries, including iron and steel, utilities, specialty chemicals, food and food additive processing, and petroleum refining. He has particular expertise in industrial wastewater and stormwater regulatory review and implementation support under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program. Mr. White earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Dan Wright

Dan Wright Montrose Environmental Group
Mr. Wright is the director of operations for the Site Design at Montrose Environmental Group. He is a civil engineer and serves as project manager and senior project consultant for numerous land development projects. His duties include project planning; engineering analysis; municipal and permitting agency coordination; and production of land development plans, construction plans, and reports. Mr. Wright has been working in the site design field since 1984, working on large and small multi-disciplined private and public land development projects. Mr. Wright has developed a unified design approach that coordinates planning, architecture, and landscape architecture with the civil engineering design based on his experience working with various types of clients. This approach has enabled Mr. Wright to successfully manage projects from conceptual design through completion of construction on a variety of commercial, residential, industrial, and institutional projects. Mr. Wright’s duties include project planning; engineering analyses; and production of land development plans, construction plans, and reports. Mr. Wright specializes in creating engineering designs that are efficient but that also enhance the project. Complex grading and utility coordination designs significantly contributed to several redevelopment projects in the City of Philadelphia. Mr. Wright is also the township engineer and township zoning officer for Charlestown Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Navigating Stormwater Permit and Compliance Requirements for Construction Activity,
Industrial Facilities and Municipal Systems in Pennsylvania

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6-hour course is intended to assist design professionals with identifying and complying with stormwater regulations and permitting requirements for construction activity, industrial facilities and municipal systems in Pennsylvania. The course discusses the regulatory requirements, identifies common best management practices and explores government enforcement and private citizen suits.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to locate and discuss specific stormwater regulations and permitting requirements impacting construction activities, industrial facilities and municipal systems in Pennsylvania.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to compare different types of permits, including general permits for construction, PAG-01, PAG-03, PAG-04 and individual permits.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assess common best management practices for stormwater permits and review the relevant stormwater hydrogeology.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss government enforcement of stormwater regulations and permitting requirements, private citizen suits, and how to respond proactively.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with stormwater management issues and practices

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/26/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to fchapman@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00

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