Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.


Superfund Task Force Recommendations: Expediting Cleanup and Remediation Process

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

EPA has announced the report of a Superfund Task Force charged with developing recommendations to streamline and improve the superfund program.  The task force report describes 42 recommendations to streamline and improve the program.  The recommendations are divided into 5 goals including specific strategies which are planned to commence within 12 months. The goals include: […]


Best Management Practices for Stormwater

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

In continuation of my previous blog, there are many structural BMPs available for stormwater control but choosing appropriate site-specific BMP is the key aspect in achieving the right results. There are several factors affecting the BMP selection: Process involved and the chemicals present at the site; Proximity to waterbodies and population; Age of the facility […]


Best Management Practices for Stormwater

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

Best Management Practices (BMPs) prevent or reduce the stormwater pollution and protect the water quality of receiving water bodies. They are designed to reduce stormwater volume, peak flows and non-point source pollution through infiltration and detention. Stormwater BMPs are classified into two categories, Structural and Non-structural BMPs Structural BMPs involve design and construction. Examples Include: […]


Stormwater

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

Multi-Sector General Permit coverage will be issued to an operator of regulated industrial activity that discharges stormwater into waters of the U.S. in an area where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority. This includes Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, District of Columbia, all U.S. territories except for the Virgin Islands, federally operated facilities in […]


STORMWATER & PRETREATMENT

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

Phase II MS4 Permit: The Phase II MS4 Permit has been public noticed on July 3, 2017 by the Division of Water. Comments are due by August 2, 2017 which may be filed electronically at DOWPublicNotice@ky.gov. The permit documents can be found at (Agency Interest ID 35050): http://dep.gateway.ky.gov/eSearch/Search_Pending_Approvals.aspx?Program=Wastewater&NumDaysDoc=30.  Please note that the public notice also […]


Stormwater Permitting

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

Permitting is designed to prevent stormwater runoff from discharging pollutants into local surface waters. As I have mentioned in my previous blog, the Clean Water Act authorizes EPA to regulate point sources such as Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), Construction Activities and Industrial Activities, that discharge pollutants into waters of the US through the […]


Pretreatment Program – P2

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

As the name suggests, Pollution Prevention (P2) is the program/practice of reducing or eliminating the use of toxic substances at the source by modifying the production process which helps to reduce the amount of pollutants released into the environment. One objective of the Pretreatment Program is to promote recycling and reclamation of municipal, industrial wastewater […]


HAULED WASTES – POTW Pretreatment Program

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

Many POTWs accept hauled waste in addition to the waste received through the collection system. “Hauled waste” refers to the transportation means by which the waste reaches a facility. These wastes can be non-domestic waste or sewage or domestic waste. Wastes could include restaurant grease, chemical toilet waste, wastewater from drilling processes, and even hazardous […]


REPORTING REQUIREMENTS – INDUSTRIAL USERS

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

In my previous blog post, I talked specifically about Categorical Industrial User (CIU) Reporting Requirements and schedule for reporting. In continuation of that, this blog entry focuses upon the Reporting Requirements for all Significant Industrial Users (SIUs). Periodic Compliance Report (40 CFR 403.12(h)): The Periodic Compliance Report must be submitted by SIUs at least once […]


Pretreatment Program – Reporting Requirements by Industrial Users (IUs)

Shri Vani Sripada, E.I.T.

Demonstration of compliance requires certain Industrial Users (IUs) to submit and maintain reports. Since POTWs are responsible for receiving and analyzing reports including communicating applicable standards to IUs, these requirements are also important for POTWs. In this blog, part of a series, I will talk about Categorical Industrial User (CIU) Reporting Requirements: Baseline Monitoring Report […]