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Stormwater can muddy your profits! Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) construction stormwater point-person for an overview of the 2017 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for stormwater discharges from construction activities to Waters of the United States, better known as the Construction General Permit (CGP). This AGC WebEd will provide background on the federal construction stormwater regulations, discuss important changes to the federal CGP, review the brand-new electronic process for starting and stopping permit coverage and lots more.
The Lane Construction’s Senior Environmental Manager (also Chairman of AGC’s Environmental Forum) will engage U.S. EPA in a question and answer session to proactively address concerns that are likely to pop-up in the minds of the GC “operators” who need to use the new permit.
With fines of up to $51,570 per day per Clean Water Act violation and the potential for all owners and operators of the construction site (e.g., developers, builders, contractors and even consulting engineers) to be joint and severally liable, you'll want to hear this!
AGC of America’s environmental advisor will moderate this WebEd and teach you how to use the AGC-supported Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (CICA) Center (www.cicacenter.org) website to find state permitting information/tools/templates for stormwater, as well as loads of additional resources on environmental compliance.
The 2017 CGP replaces EPA’s 2012 CGP, which expires Feb. 16, 2017. It directly applies where EPA is still the permitting authority (including ID, MA, NH, NM, Indian country lands, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories except the Virgin Islands) and it serves as a national model for state-issued CGPs.
- Understanding the regulatory framework that governs stormwater discharges from construction activities and the potential for enforcement actions by environmental agencies, local governments and environmental groups.
- Become familiar with the 2017 CGP and recognize the new requirements that likely will set the standard for state stormwater discharge permits for construction projects.
- Learn how to start and stop coverage under the 2017 CGP and other practical aspects of permit compliance.
- Find out about the latest AGC-supported online compliance tools, including a state-specific stormwater resource locator.
Senior Environmental Advisor
AGC of America
Leah Pilconis is an attorney, consultant, and change agent for environmental law and policy issues that impact the construction industry. Having spent the last 16 years establishing and leading AGC’s environmental advocacy efforts, Leah has represented the Association’s 26,000+ member companies in a multitude of environmental rulemakings – by preparing comprehensive legal comments, testifying at public hearings, managing national coalition efforts, developing effective education/outreach tools, and voicing the industry’s position at hundreds of meetings with government staff and other key stakeholder groups.
Water Permits Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Emily Halter is an economist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Wastewater Management. Emily works on issues and policy related to construction stormwater, municipal wet weather, and green infrastructure. She holds an MA in environmental policy from the George Washington University and a BA in economics from Virginia Tech.
Chris Monahan, REM
Sr. Environmental Manager
The Lane Construction Corporation
Raised in Northern Va, Chris is responsible for overseeing environmental issues associated with Lane projects and plants, primarily within the Mid-Atlantic region, since 2005. Chris was responsible for implementing and overseeing Lane’s company-wide project Environmental Management System and has special interest in wastewater treatment. Chris has a BS in environmental sciences, with an emphasis in geology, from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Chris currently serves as the Chair of AGC's Environmental Forum Steering Committee.
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