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Stormwater Committee Meetings for 2018:

  • December 20, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Special Meeting Focusing on Draft MSGP

 

Update December 2018

 

  • EPA and USACE have signed a proposed rule revising the definition of WOTUS. EPA is hosting a webcast on January 10, 2019 (follow link for more  info). https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise
    •  A brief summary of changes:
      • No changes to Traditionally Navigable Waters (TNW definition now includes ‘territorial seas’)
      • Removes Interstate Waters as an independent category of jurisdictional waters
      • Rivers and streams that contribute perennial or intermittent flow to downstream traditional navigable waters in typical year are jurisdictional under the proposal; no ephemeral features are considered jurisdictional under the proposal.
      • Fewer ditches may be considered jurisdictional (removes upload and ephemeral ditches)
      • Fewer lakes and ponds may be jurisdictional (removes non-navigable, isolated lakes and ponds)
      • No changes to impoundments of jurisdictional waters
      • Wetlands must abut or have a direct hydrological surface connection to a jurisdictional water in a typical year for a wetland to be considered jurisdictional

 

Update October 2018

 

 

Update September 2018

 

Clean Water Act § 404 Dredge & Fill Program (CWA 404) Update

09/04/2018  

Water Quality Division

Clean Water Act§ 404 Dredge & Fill Program (CWA 404)

 

Greetings Valued Stakeholders, 

I am pleased to announce that our selection of technical working group (TWG) members and chairpersons is complete. With more than 115 applicants, and many applying for multiple work groups, we worked to create groups representing diverse interests and including those with the technical expertise to assist in this process. TWG members were selected from the pool of applicants, approved by ADEQ's Water Quality Division Director and reviewed by the respective chairs of each TWG. The complete list of TWGs, chairpersons, and members can be found in the sidebar of the CWA 404 Rulemaking web page. 

The next few months will see significant work accomplished through the groups and their members, with complete reports due to ADEQ on December 20. These reports will include recommendations in each of the TWG areas identified by stakeholders at our meetings this past summer. 

Between now and the end of the year, we will continue to hold stakeholder meetings for the entire group to gather feedback to assist the TWGs and report on their progress. We’ve targeted early October for our next stakeholder meeting and will email the details soon. 

Please continue to look for meeting announcements in your inbox, and visit the CWA 404 web page for updates on TWG progress, charters and recommendationsathttp://azdeq.gov/cwa-404. 

Sincerely, 

Andy Koester
Manager, AZPDES Individual Permits Unit
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Phone: 602-771-4689
Email:koester.andy@azdeq.gov 


About ADEQ

Under the Environmental Quality Act of 1986, the Arizona State Legislature established the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in 1987 as the state agency for protecting and enhancing public health and the environment of Arizona. For more information, visithttp://www.azdeq.gov/. 

ADEQ will take reasonable measures to provide access to department services to individuals with limited ability to speak, write or understand English and/or to those with disabilities. Requests for language interpretation, ASL interpretation, CART captioning services or disability accommodations must be made at least 48 hours in advance by contacting Ian Bingham, Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator at 602-771-4322 or bingham.ian@azdeq.gov. Teleprinter services are available by calling 7-1-1 at least 48 hours in advance to make necessary arrangements. 

ADEQ tomará las medidas razonables para proveer acceso a los servicios del departamento a personas con capacidad limitada para hablar, escribir o entender inglés y / o para personas con discapacidades. Las solicitudes de servicios de interpretación de idiomas, interpretación ASL, subtitulados de CART, o adaptaciones por discapacidad deben realizarse con al menos 48 horas de anticipación contactando a Ian Bingham, Coordinador de Anti-Discriminación del Título VI al 602-771-4322 o bingham.ian@azdeq.gov. Los servicios de teleimpresores están disponibles llamando al 7-1-1 con al menos 48 horas de anticipación para hacer los arreglos necesarios.  

Upcoming Operator Certification Trainings & Events

09/04/2018  

Upcoming Operator Certification Trainings & Events

Register todayto secure a placeat the following events designed for operators, owners & managers of public water and wastewater systems, and earn PDHs for your operator certification renewal during workshops and training.

 

Resources & Updates

ADEQ Operator Certification Page >

More ADEQ Operator Certification Training Opportunities >

GateWay Exam Dates >

Updated Exam Reference Materials >

Check Your Operator Certificate Expiration Dates >

Operator Certification Monthly Inspection>

 

ADEQ Free Operator Training-Safe Drinking Water Rule Review

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m.

ADEQ Phoenix Office--Room 3175 A/B & Via Webinar

1110 W WashingtonSt.,

Phoenix, AZ85007

AGENDA & REGISTRATION

 

ADEQ Free Operator Training-Arsenic Treatment Technologies

Monday,October 29, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.

ADEQ Phoenix Office--Room 3175 A/B

1110 W WashingtonSt.,

Phoenix, AZ85007

AGENDA & REGISTRATION

 

Update August 2018

 

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Bulletin

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announces CWA 404 Assumable Waters Changes 

View/Download CWA 404 Memo >

For more stakeholder information, visit http://azdeq.gov/cwa-404

 

Update July 2018

 

The Arizona Water Protection Fund Fiscal Year 2019 Grant Application Workshop

Date/Time: Friday, August 10, 2018; 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Arizona Dept. of Water Resources, 1110 W. Washington St. Suite 310, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Middle Verde Conference Room, 4th Floor

The Arizona Water Protection Fund (AWPF) supports projects that develop or implement on the ground measures that directly maintain, enhance and restore Arizona’s river and riparian resources. The AWPF Commission is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 AWPF grant cycle. The AWPF Commission awards grants under three categories: capital projects, research and water conservation. The AWPF promotes the use of incentives emphasizing local implementation rather than regulation to address resource concerns. As such, the AWPF Commission’s philosophy has been to utilize a grassroots approach to improving river and riparian resources statewide.  Find more information here.

 

The Arizona Water Protection Fund Fiscal Year 2019 Grant

Deadline: September 7, 2018

The Arizona Water Protection Fund (AWPF) supports projects that develop or implement on the ground measures that directly maintain, enhance and restore Arizona’s river and riparian resources. The AWPF Commission is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 AWPF grant cycle. The AWPF Commission awards grants under three categories: capital projects, research and water conservation. The AWPF promotes the use of incentives emphasizing local implementation rather than regulation to address resource concerns. As such, the AWPF Commission’s philosophy has been to utilize a grassroots approach to improving river and riparian resources statewide.   AWPF staff will be hosting one grant application workshop, details can be found above. Find more information here.

 

 

Please consider submitting a Stormwater specific abstract for next year's AZWater Conference!

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OPEN
2019 AZ Water Annual Conference & Exhibition
April 16-18, 2019
Phoenix Convention Center, South Building, Phoenix, AZ
Abstracts due October 12, 2018


 

 

Older News

 

The Stormwater Committee will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, July 24th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM at the Flood Control District of Maricopa County Headquarters; 2801 W Durango St., Phoenix, AZ 85009

 

 

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Bulletin

 

CWA 404 Primacy Stakeholder Meetings in Phoenix and Tucson | June 6 & 7

 

ADEQ is moving forward with meetings to gather stakeholder input on assuming the Clean Water Act Section 404 permit program (CWA 404).

 

June 6 | Phoenix | Meeting Info >  

June 7 | Tucson | Meeting Info >

 

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Please join us for our monthly meeting today at the Flood Control District of Maricopa County located at 2801 W. Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009, Adobe Rooms. If you can't join in person, please join by phone by calling (571) 209-6390, Access Code = 996 293 058.

The agenda can be accessed here: azwater_sw_committee_mtgag_5.pdf

 

Look forward to seeing you!

 

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The Construction Stormwater Workshop held last Wednesday was a success! Thank you to Luke AFB, our speakers, and of course all our participants!

 

Please join us for our monthly meeting tomorrow at the Flood Control District of Maricopa County located at 2801 W. Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009, Adobe Rooms. If you can't join in person, please join by phone by calling (571) 209-6390, Access Code = 996 293 058.  Download the agenda here: AzWater_SW_Committee_MtgAg_4.pdf

 

 

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Important Construction Stormwater Workshop Details for Luke AFB on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

 

  • Base security confirmed that everyone who registered is approved.
  • Please be sure to go to the Falcon Dunes Golf Course located at 15100 Northern Ave, Waddell, AZ 85355 – do not go to the main gate for Luke AFB. There should be sufficient parking at the Golf Course, but in the event the lot is full, you can park along Northern Avenue (note, the Golf Course is on Northern Avenue, not Northern Parkway).
  • Remember to bring your driver’s license and wear/bring your steel-toed boots and any prescription PPE. All other PPE will be provided.
  • Coffee and juice will be provided during onsite check-in (8:30 – 9am). For those who wish to have something more substantial, the restaurant will be open and available for you to purchase breakfast items.
  • Due to security protocols, no personnel substitutions are permitted. If you cannot attend, please do not send anyone in your place, they will not be able to participate in the workshop. Apologies for any troubles this may cause.

 

 

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The Water Environment Federation has announced the winners of its sixth annual stormwater video competition.  To see information on the recent winners, click here http://stormwater.wef.org/2017/09/wef-announces-winners-2017-stormtv-competition/

 

The Association of State Floodplain Mangers (ASFPM) Annual National Conference is calling for presenters! Submit your presentation today!

 

The Storm Water Solutions editorial team wants your nominations for the Stormwater and erosion control Top Projects. The top ten will be recognized in a future issue and will be announced at a special presentation at the SWS conference and exhibition in November. ENTER NOW.

 


Read Governor Ducey's LETTER to the USEPA Headquarters in response to the Proposed Revision to the Definition of "Waters of the United States".

If you missed the ADEQ's Water of the United State Rule Stakeholder input Meeting the presentation can be found HERE.

Additionally, the Triennial Review of Surface Water Quality Standards PRESENTATION by ADEQ is a good read that provides valuable information.

 

The Stormwater Committee is proud to share the newly drafted Vision and Mission Summary. Please review and provide any feedback by attending our next meeting.

 

If you are interested in joining this committee then click the Group Pages->Join Us menu at the to of this home page to navigate to the committee's Join Us web page.

 


The AZ Water Association's Stormwater Committee works in conjunction with STORM, a regional outreach association promoting stormwater pollution prevention.

 


 

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