A Countywide Compliance Project for E.9 and E.11: Findings from the Field, and Bringing it All Together in GIS

Date / Time:
Tuesday, Oct 20 2:40pm to 3:10pm
Track / Session:
GIS Data Management / Information Technology and Data Visualization

The countywide Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) assists Marin’s 11 cities and towns and the County of Marin with Phase II Stormwater Permit compliance tasks.
In June 2015, MCSTOPPP completed a two-year Countywide Compliance Project to help member agencies meet specific mapping and monitoring requirements in sections E.9, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, and E.11, Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Permittee Operations. By relying on the countywide program municipalities shared the cost of testing equipment, field monitoring, data management, and mapping. The results of this project were used to identify priority areas where staff will conduct ongoing priority outfall monitoring and business/field inspections to find potential pollution hot spots and address them according to the permit requirements.
This presentation will provide attendees with information on field results, overcoming project obstacles, and delivering a living online product. Lessons learned, benefits of GIS tools and spatial data, and contingent next steps will be highlighted. In addition, the presentation will cover novel GIS techniques used to complete mapping tasks and how separate Trash Amendments priority land use buffered areas were integrated.

Primary Speaker:
Howard Bunce, Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program
Howard Bunce has worked for the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) since 2007. Through a joint effort of Marin’s municipalities, MCSTOPPP promotes stormwater protection and implements NPDES Stormwater Permit compliance tasks. As Engineering Technician III, Howard assists the member agencies with permit compliance tasks. Howard is also the local stormwater coordinator for the County of Marin and conducts enforcement and outreach for illicit discharges and creek violations, and construction site inspections. Howard has a B.S. in Environmental Technology with an emphasis in Water Quality and Hazardous Materials Management from Sonoma State University, and has CESSWI and QSP certifications.
Supporting Speaker 1:
Liz Lotz, Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program