Storm Water management-Timeline

The University has committed to meeting certain measurable goals within a defined timeline. The permit (2011-TTU-MS4Permit-signed.pdf) requires efforts in 5 individual areas:

  • Public Education and Participation
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
  • Permanent Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

The timeline is as follows:

FY 2012

  • Public Education and Participation
    • Develop a Stormwater Website (Due 12/ 2011)
    • Develop a Public Information and Education plan (PIE)
    • Develop a Method to Track Public education activities
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
    • Develop an illicit discharge reporting mechanism
    • Maintain map of sewer system
  • Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
  • Permanent Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

 

FY 2013

  • Public Education and Participation
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
    • Develop an illicit discharge reporting mechanism
    • Maintain map of sewer system
    • Develop an administrative policy prohibiting non-stormwater discharges (to be completed by December 31, 2012)
    • Develop and implement an Enforcement Response Plan (ERP), including training of enforcement staff (to be completed by December 31, 2012). 
    • Develop policies and procedures for outfall screening, tracking, and identifying illicit discharges, including training of screening staff (to be completed by December 31, 2012).
  • Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
    • For projects disturbing 1 acre or more, modify contract language requiring contractors to implement stormwater pollution prevention plan
      (SWPPP) controls and obtain a Notice of Coverage (NOC) from TDEC (Due December 31, 2012)
    • Develop and implement a SWPPP review process to determine the completeness and overall BMP effectiveness for projects disturbing 1 acre or more (Due December 31, 2012)
    • Develop a plans review checklist to document plans review (Due December 31, 2012) 
    • Develop or reference technical guidance materials for design of SWPPPs that is at least as restrictive as the TN CGP (Due December 31, 2012).
    • Develop and implement an inspection program to conduct inspections on construction projects disturbing one acre or more to evaluate construction site compliance. Develop a site inspection checklist to ensure that construction projects are complying with the requirements of the construction site runoff control program (Due December 31, 2012).
  • Permanent Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
    • Review policies and procedures related to grounds maintenance activities. Identify policies and procedures that should be modified to decrease the potential for negatively impacting stormwater runoff from grounds maintenance activities.
      • Develop written policies for practices that need to be revised.
      • Develop written policies for practices where none exists.
    • Training on revised policies and procedures.
    • Evaluate practices at the garage to determine if additional controls or practices are needed to minimize the potential for negatively impacting stormwater quality.
      • Develop written policies for practices that need to be revised.
      • Develop written policies for practices where none exists.

FY 2014

  • Public Education and Participation
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
    • All new projects disturbing 1 acre or more required to obtain coverage under the CGP as well as go
      through review/inspection
    • SWPPPs reviewed
    • Inspection report completed for each inspection.
  • Permanent Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
    • Quarterly training on revised policies and procedures.

FY 2015

  • Public Education and Participation
    • Develop a storm drain marking program
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
    • All new projects disturbing 1 acre or more required to obtain coverage under the CGP as well as go through review/inspection
    • SWPPPs reviewed.
    • Inspection report completed for each inspection.
  • Permanent Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
    • Develop and implement a set of requirements to establish, protect and maintain a permanent water quality buffer along all waters of the state at sites disturbing one acre or more. Incorporate requirements into contract language.
    • Modify contracts to require permanent stormwater management practices on projects that disturb 1acre or more.
    • Adopt technical guidance documents for use in the design of permanent stormwater management practices. The technical guidance will include the following design criteria: runoff reduction of the first 1 inch of runoff; 80% total suspended solids removal, and no net increase in runoff.
    • Review new construction plans for sites that disturb one acre or more to ensure permanent stormwater management practices have been addressed.
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
    • Quarterly training on revised policies and procedures.

FY 2016

  • Public Education and Participation
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
    • All new projects disturbing 1 acre or more required to obtain coverage under the CGP as well as go through review/inspection
    • SWPPPs reviewed.
    • Inspection report completed for each inspection.
  • Permanent Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
    • Continue to include contract language for the protection and maintenance of water quality buffers.
    • Maintain permanent stormwater management technical guidance materials on website
    • Continued plans review to ensure appropriate permanent stormwater storage
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
    • Quarterly training on revised policies and procedures.
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