Workshop: Municipal Stormwater Program and Permit Evolution: Lessons Learned and Action Priorities

Date / Time:
Wednesday, Oct 17 8:35am to 10:15am
Meeting Room 5 (Lower Level)
Track / Session:
Invited Workshop Track / Municipal Stormwater Program and Permit Evolution
Short Description: 

In two conference sessions, this workshop will share the findings and recommendations of two national workshops and will seek specific feedback about which findings and recommendations are most relevant to California, and how best to take actions to build state and local capacity to do better in MS4 program management and regulatory oversight. Presenters are key program managers and opinion leaders from organizations that are in a position to invest in specific projects, products, and actions to implement workshop recommendations, based in large part on feedback received at the CASQA Annual Conference.

Speaker / Panelist 1:
Scott Taylor, Michael Baker International / National Municipal Stormwater Alliance
Biography: Scott Taylor is with Michael Baker International, Inc., in their Carlsbad, CA office. Mr. Taylor received his BSCE from Cal Poly Pomona, and his MSCE from Cal State Long Beach. He is an ASCE Fellow, and a Diplomate in Water Resources Engineering. Mr. Taylor is a registered professional engineer in ten states. He is Chair of the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance, a 501(c)3 entity dedicated to clean water for the nation. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA). He has over 34 years of experience in flood management and surface water quality.
Speaker / Panelist 2:
David Smith, U.S. EPA, Region 9
Biography: David Smith is the Manager of the NPDES Permits Office at EPA Region 9 in San Francisco. He also manages Region 9’s Sustainability and Technology Innovation Teams.  Dave previously managed Region 9’s Wetlands and TMDL programs and worked for the State of California, the Congressional Budget Office, and several environmental consultants. He also worked in real estate development and managed his family’s buffalo-cattle ranch in Oklahoma. Dave holds degrees from UC-Berkeley and Wesleyan University.
Speaker / Panelist 3:
Drew Kleis, City of San Diego
Biography: Drew Kleis is the Deputy Director of the City of San Diego’s Storm Water Division of the Transportation Storm Water Department. In this position, Drew leads the City’s flood risk management and storm water quality compliance efforts. Drew is a supporter of establishing asset management principles in storm water programs, and participated in the development of a Watershed Asset Management Plan for the City’s Storm Water Division ( Drew received his B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara, and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Speaker / Panelist 4:
Thomas Mumley, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
Biography: Thomas Mumley has been an Assistant Executive Officer at the San Francisco Bay Water Board since 2007. Tom has worked at the San Francisco Bay Water Board for 35 years with experience in nearly all program areas of the Water Board including development and implementation of water quality standards, development and implementation of Total Maximum Daily Loads, NPDES wastewater and stormwater permits, nonpoint source control and watershed management, and enforcement. He was one of the origin participants on the State Stormwater Quality Task Force, and he is currently an Executive Sponsor of the State Water Board Strategy to Optimize Resource Management of Storm Water. Tom received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.