NPDES Permitting 101…. and Beyond
Abstract: NPDES Permits are like opinions…everyone has one. This session will focus on providing the audience with a basic, but deep understanding of municipal wastewater permitting. It will show some of the nuances in permitting and what to be aware of as a you file your permit application and review your final NPDES Permit. The two presenters, a former Missouri State regulator and an engineer from a leading design/build firm will guide the audience through the intricacies of the State’s rule and regulations that can make the permit process challenging for the utility operators and managers to understand. The presenters will illustrate how and why analytical sample results from past years impact current permit effluent limits. Finally, this session will show the attendees the “numbers” behind the “trade-craft” of NPDES Permit development.
Lacey Hirschvogel is the Environmental and Public Policy Manager with Missouri Public Utility Alliance. She leads the Missouri Public Water Council, a branch of MPUA that focuses on training, education, and planning assistance for municipal water and wastewater utilities. Lacey advocates for MPUA’s members on legislative and regulatory issues. Lacey joined MPUA after working for the Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program as an environmental scientist where she wrote municipal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater permits and developed state policy and regulations. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Affairs degree at the University of Missouri.
Jeff Barnard, P.E. is the Global Practice Leader at Burns & McDonnell’s St. Louis regional office. He has a strong background in capital improvements planning for wastewater systems, including wastewater needs forecasting; inflow & infiltration studies; system hydraulic modeling; wet weather storage facilities; sewer system evaluation surveys; corrosion evaluation and control; system rehabilitation; and NPDES permitting. Mr. Barnard has specific experience in the design of pump stations, gravity sewers, and treatment plant processes.
Time, Date, Location
11:30am to 1:00pm, January 16, 2020, at the Engineering Center, 4359 Lindell, St. Louis 63018. Registration starts at 11:30am and lunch is served at 11:45am. The program will begin promptly at 12:00pm. One (1) PDH is available.