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New Training Workshop Focuses on Bottom Line for Industrial Stormwater

  • 10/25/2018 8:19:00 AM
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Industrial and commercial facilities with "stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity" are required to obtain NPDES permits, known as General Permits #1 and #3.  A new training opportunity has been developed to help those facilities understand their permitting requirements, develop pollution prevention plans, and implement best management practices with the goal of staying in compliance.

The workshop, scheduled for November 29, 2018 at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny, is presented by the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership (ISWEP) ( and co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Iowa DNR).

Who should attend?:  Company managers, site supervisors, environmental managers and staff, consultants, contractors, and others.  Presentations will feature experts on industrial stormwater permitting and compliance, including:

  • Mark Matthews, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:  "Why are you here?  Basics of industrial stormwater permitting"
  • Joe Griffin, Iowa DNR:  "What is the Iowa DNR process and implementation expectations?"
  • Rebecca Svatos, Stanley Consultants:  "How to implement stormwater pollution prevention plans"
  • Alison Manz, Iowa DNR Field Office 4:  "How to comply with your permit and keep DNR and the public happy"
  • Allison Sambol, Felsburg, Holt, and Ullevig:  "Keeping it clean - best management practices to control runoff"
  • Patti Cale-Finnegan, ISWEP:  "Bringing it back home - training key staff"

Seating is limited for this workshop.  Registration information is online at:  For questions, contact Patti Cale-Finnegan, or 515-490-4684.