The Evolution of Regulations - Municipal Regulatory Panel
As the evolution of stormwater management continues, the pressures on Municipal Stormwater Programs grow. This is particularly relevant in 2016 as new and changing national and statewide policies add new regulatory requirements to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Phase 1 and Phase 2 permits. At the same time, City and County staff find themselves in a regulatory role ensuring compliance with local stormwater program requirements, ordinances and codes. This Municipal Regulatory Panel Discussion will focus on these new challenges, successful strategies for addressing local priorities while meeting NDPES MS4 requirements. The panel will consist of federal and state regulatory staff as well as managers and coordinators of local California stormwater programs to discuss, with audience participation, the numerous directives facing local stormwater programs, the role of the local stormwater manager as a “regulator”, new trends and issues on the horizon and how they might be addressed. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the regulatory directives and trends in the municipal stormwater arena and creative suggestions of how to address them.