Lessons Learned - Metals Industry Operations and Compliance with the IGP
Metals industries (fabrication shops, machine shops, fence manufacturers, metal casting industries, scrap metal recyclers, others) have unique and challenging issues in regard to managing storm water discharges to meet California's 2014 Industrial General Permit for Storm Water Discharges. What seem to be the most obvious and straight forward solutions do not reduce the site's industrial impact to discharged storm water and in many cases make the impact from the industrial storm water discharges worse. Several case studies profiling a fence manufacturer, a fabrication shop, a metal casting foundry and a die casting operation will be presented. The case studies will document the past, current and future activities that these facilities are engaging in to find a sustainable and long term solution to ensure that storm water discharges from the selected sites meet the established Numeric Action Levels. The case studies will provide 1) information regarding facility status when our firm was brought on board and started working with the site, 2) Collaborative actions between the facility staff, consulting staff, regulatory agencies and other actors as changes are made to the site and storm water sampling results are reviewed, 3) summaries of activities and changes at the sites that show significant improvement, some promise, failed to provide any improvement or are unworkable, or made the results much worse than before the activity or change was implemented. Final remarks will provide the opportunity for questions and answers and also provide information regarding current status of the facility.
Currently Senior Project Manager for KERAMIDA Environmental, Inc. (environmental consulting firm) in the Sacramento office. Group Leader for the Metals Industry Storm Water Group. Qualified Environmental Professional (international certification), Trainer of Record and Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner in California. Over 30 years working in environmental compliance for manufacturing industries, primarily focusing on the metals industries, including foundries, die casters, machine shops, metal fabrication shops and scrap metal facilities. Past experience includes Plant Environmental Manager for Chrysler Foundry, Corporate Environmental Manager for Copeland Corporation, Plant EHS manager for Technikon, LLC, who operated the Casting Emission Reduction Program for the Department of Defense for over 10 years.