"DON'T MISS THIS!"
Erosion & Sedimentation Day 2009
The City of Griffin will be holding its annual Sediment and Erosion Control Day on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at 10 am. Similar to last year, the event will start at Griffin Technical College (501 Varsity Road, Griffin, 30223).
10am to 12am:
- Michael Mitchell with EPA Region 4 covering the proposed 10 NTU construction effluent limitation;
- Ben Ruzowicz with GSWCC will present the new plan review checklists;
- Michael Breedlove with Breedlove Land Planning will be discussing the steps to have an alternative BMP accepted on an ES&PC Plan using a seep berm as an example; and
- Maryann Gerber with EPA Region 4 will focus her presentation on green infrastructure technologies that work in the Piedmont region.
In the afternoon, from 1pm to 3pm, we will be moving to the City of Griffin Test Site (1869 Abbey Road, 30223) for field demonstrations of E & S BMPs.
Mulching Systems for|
Erosion Control & Re-vegetation
IECA Southeast Chapter
Erosion & Sediment Control
Training and Field Day
6 PDH Credits
Registration: $25 per person ($50 after September 15)
Thanks to our vendors, the registration costs have been kept very low to encourage the attendance of public works employees, regulators, and field personnel.
www.geosynthetictesting.com/reg and register online or download registration forms and send a check.
Questions? Call Joel Sprague, TRI at 864/242-2220.
Hotel Arrangements - All training will be held at TRI's Denver Downs Research Facility (DDRF). Therefore, there is no conference hotel. Following are the hotels located within 1 mile of DDRF at I-85's Exit #19.
NPDES ENFORCEMENT Cedar Creek water reclamation facility; Athens Clarke County Unified Government
Location: Clarke County
Order Number: EPD-WQ-5115
Date of Issue: September 02,2009
Cause of Order: Violations of NPDES Permit/continuous effluent limitation exceedances
Requirement(s) of Order: Submit evaluation results to EPD, regarding Cedar Creek Sewer Basin interceptor lines, including identified problems, repairs completed and correction action plan/schedule for remaining repairs; continue to provide Capital Improvement Plan updates until further notice; bi-annually, submit status reports addressing sewer system inspection/evaluation program, completed repairs identified in corrective action plan and construction of 4.0 MGD facility upgrade; 4.0 MGD activiated sludge plant shall be completed by February 1, 2012; stipulated penalties
Settlement Amount: $22,876
Wamego Sand Company Agrees to $95,000 for Violations of Clean Water Act
Wamego Sand Company, Inc., has agreed to pay a $95,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act at its Concrete Materials Company facility.
According to a civil complaint and consent agreement the EPA determined that the facility substantially exceeded the effluent limits of its storm water permit over a nearly four-year period, beginning in 2005. The company also violated sampling, reporting, recordkeeping and inspection requirements of that permit, according to the filing.
As runoff flows through ready-mix concrete and sand and gravel facilities, it picks up pollutants, including sediment, used oil, solvents, and other debris. Polluted runoff harms or kills fish and wildlife, and impacts drinking water quality.
City of Villa Rica
North Sweetwater and Tallapoosa West water pollution control plants
Location: Carroll County
Order Number: EPD-WQ-5132
Cause of Order: Violations of NPDES Permit/sewage sludge in Sweetwater's receiving stream, Town Creek and Tallapoosa's tributary of Little Tallapoosa River; unpermitted discharges to Little Tallapoosa River;
Requirement(s) of Order: Submit Standard Operating Procedures for implementation/operation of dechlorination system at both WPCPs, & SOP for reporting spills; begin proper clean up project at Town Branch Creek, including appropriate sampling; provide proper corrective action plan/schedule to address bacterium causing excessive foam throughout both facilities & Town Branch Creek; submit updated SOP for chlorine contact chambers' operations; submit CAPs/schedules for interim/long term plan for manual bar screen at Sweetwater, upgrades for both WPCPs & methods to keep solids in WPCPs; implement SOP for receiving streams' evaluation for both WPCPs; submit 2008 industrial pretreatment program annual report & progress report for implementing fats, oil and grease management program; stipulated penalties.
Settlement Amount: $60,000