Statewide Alternative Compliance Approach for Pesticides - Coming Soon to Your Permit?
Based on the CASQA Pesticide Subcommittee's request, Tanya Bilezikjian requested that the information below be put into the abstract section: This submittal is from a contractor supporting the CASQA Pesticides Subcommittee's work and the Subcommittee's co-chair (who works for Sacramento County). Our subcommittee shared our annual workplan at the March CASQA EPC meeting. That workplan includes a plan to give a presentation on our subcommittee's work at the annual conference, as we have done every year in recent CASQA conference memory. We want to give the presentation for multiple reasons including to educate our members about the unusual compliance approach that CASQA is pursuing for pesticides & toxicity compliance, to inform members how their investment in our pesticides work is paying off, and to recruit member agencies to connect with our subcommittee. After working with past conference chairs to set up various special sessions around pesticides and/or True Source Control, we have found that CASQA's management goals are best achieved by infiltrating pesticides and other true source control presentations (which are often related to CASQA-sponsored projects) into one of the usual conference tracks. The theme of the "alternative compliance" session (Municipal Session 5) meshes well with the messages that the subcommittee would like to share with CASQA members at this year's conference. Our work is a California-specific example of an alternative compliance strategy. This year, as a consequence of a statewide State + Regional water board process that's currently underway, we're poised for a major leap on this alternative strategy, which may cause it to be integrated into MS4 permits all across the state within the next few years. We request that our presentation be "infiltrated" within the agenda, not put into a separate pesticide-specific session, so as to maximize its benefit for CASQA's interests.
Dr. Moran is President of TDC Environmental, LLC. Since the mid-1990s, Dr. Moran has worked with California water quality and pesticides regulators to understand, address, and develop approaches to prevent water pollution from urban pesticide use. Dr. Moran’s work has been honored with numerous awards, including the U.S. EPA Region 9 Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement. She received a B.S. in Chemistry with Honors from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from U.C. Berkeley.