Date / Time:
Monday, Oct 7 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Portola - De Anza Ballroom III
Track / Session:
Industrial Track / Training Workshop: Industrial General Permit
Similar to years past, we would like to have a workshop focused on the IGP. This year needed topics for discussion & interaction include:
Key components of the IGP update, infiltration challenges with industrial sites, and implications with new more stringent TMDL action levels/limits.
Speaker / Panelist 1:
Presentation Title: Pollutant Source Assessments
Ed Othmer, Stantec
Biography: Ed Othmer, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, QSP/D ToR, QISP ToR, ENV SP, PMP is the California Stormwater Sector Leader for Stantec and has more than 25 years of engineering experience as a storm water practitioner. Mr. Othmer received his Masters in Civil Engineering from Tufts University. Ed has managed projects for federal, state, local, and private sector clients. Ed routinely teaches stormwater classes for the UCSD Extension Program and serves on several Technical Advisory Committees. Ed is the President of the Industrial Environmental Association, and is a San Diego State University Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Faculty Advisory Board Member.
Speaker / Panelist 2:
Presentation Title: Selecting & Implementing BMPs
Katie McCoy, Kennedy Jenks Consultants
Biography: Katie McCoy (PE, QSD/P, QISP ToR) is a Senior Staff Engineer with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in Rancho Cordova, CA. Katie provides engineering assistance on a wide variety of construction, industrial and municipal projects in California. In addition to providing support services for stormwater-related design projects, she also provides regulatory agency permitting and compliance assistance with the State’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination (NPDES) permits for Municipal, Industrial, and Construction storm water discharges. Her clients include bus maintenance facilities, wineries, water and wastewater treatment plants, food processing facilities, and plastics-handling facilities. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Seattle University.
Speaker / Panelist 3:
Presentation Title: Infiltration 101
Tim Simpson, GSI Environmental Inc.
Biography: Timothy Simpson is a Vice President and Principal Engineer with GSI Environmental and has more than 30 years experience providing environmental and engineering consulting services to a wide variety of clients. For the past 25 years, Mr. Simpson has worked for municipal and industrial clients on NPDES permit compliance issues, including developing and managing analytical monitoring programs, evaluating best management practices, developing short-term and long-term approaches to help dischargers comply with storm water regulations in California and throughout the western United States. He manages several industrial storm water monitoring groups in California and has provided expert consulting services on numerous civil, regulatory, and criminal enforcement matters. Mr. Simpson holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and is a registered Civil and Geotechnical Engineer in California.
Speaker / Panelist 4:
Presentation Title: Regulator Panel Discussion on Implementing the IGP Amendment
Laurel Warddrip (Panel Lead), State Water Resources Control Board
Biography: Laurel Warddrip, Industrial and Construction Storm Water Unit Chief- has worked for the State Water Resources Control Board since 2008 developing Storm Water Permits. She holds a B.S. in plant science from UC Santa Cruz and has completed American River College’s A.S. in Geographic Information Systems program.
Speaker / Panelist 5:
Pushpa Zachariah, State Water Resources Control Board
Biography: Pushpa Zachariah has worked for the State Water Resources Control Board since 2018 developing Storm Water Permits and previously conducted technical research in UCLA’s Sustainable Technology and Policy Program. Pushpa holds a Minor in Biology, Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry, and a Master of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and has completed her Engineering In Training certification.
Speaker / Panelist 6:
Pavlova Vitale, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
Biography: Pavlova Vitale is the Unit Chief of the Enforcement Unit II at the Los Angeles Water Board. Her unit enforces the Industrial and Construction General Permits and the Ag Waiver and Clean Water Act Section 401 Certifications.
Speaker / Panelist 7:
Nerissa Schrader, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
Biography: Ms. Schrader is a California Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer, with more than 25 years of management and technical experience in regulatory policy, engineering and infrastructure, environmental consulting, remedial design, process and manufacturing, and analytical chemistry. She currently serves as Chief of the Stormwater Compliance and Enforcement Unit at Los Angeles RWQCB and supervises/directs technical and policy work of multi-disciplinary technical staff. Her experience includes management of medium to large government and private sector environmental and EPC projects per PMI standards. She also managed a local laboratory and was involved in Superfund CLP and ELAP processes, data evaluation, and QA/QC. She keeps busy at home with her twin girls and as a chairman of a 501(c)3 organization.
Speaker / Panelist 8:
Laurie Walsh, San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
Biography: Dedicated to the stewardship of environment for most of her life, Laurie Walsh has spent the last 25 years at the San Diego Water Board working to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of water resources in the San Diego region. Laurie honed her civil engineering skills as a Bronco at Cal Poly Pomona and is now is the Senior Engineer of the Storm Water Management Unit. Laurie seeks to use the talents of her team to generate the momentum to move towards healthier waters throughout the San Diego Region.