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  • 03/21/2016 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Download: 2016 CASQA Trash Policy Amendment Documents



    Webcast: CASQA (California Stormwater Quality Association) – “TRASH POLICY AMENDMENT”

    Hosting City: City of Patterson

    Time: March 10th, 2016, 9AM – 3PM

    Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 1 Plaza, Patterson, CA  95363

     

    Background:     On April 7, 2015, the State Water Board adopted an Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California (Ocean Plan) to Control Trash and Part 1 Trash Provision of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries (ISWEBE Plan). Together, they are collectively referred to as 'the Trash Amendments'. The project objective for the Trash Amendments is to provide statewide consistency for the Water Boards' regulatory approach to protect aquatic life and public health beneficial uses, and reduce environmental issues associated with trash in state waters, while focusing limited resources on high trash generating areas. 

     

    Purpose/Goal(s): To obtain information regarding this new amendment that is being adopted by the State for all MS4 Phase IIs.  The State will be sending letters to all Phase IIs within the next month or so requiring Cities to respond within 90 days on how they will comply with the new requirements of 100% trash capture policy.  There is two tracts (Tract 1 & Tract 2) that Phase IIs can select from.  One of the tracts will require implementation / retrofit of existing infrastructure to ensure that no trash enters the storm system/waterways.  This will cost money on installing trash capturing devices as well as high on-going maintenance costs.  If Cities go with this Tract, they will be given up to 10 years to implement.  The second option is to implement enhanced BMPs (such as additional street sweeping in target areas), but Cities will probably be required to produce some type of plan/effectiveness study to prove that this will work.  So in order for Phase IIs to make the decision that is best for their Cities, it is important to become familiar with this policy.

     

    In the meantime, Cities need to start looking at their overall Land Use priority areas and start working on desktop cost estimates for both options.

     


  • 01/04/2016 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jan 27, 2016: City of Newman


    Feb 24, 2016: City of Lodi


    Mar 23, 2016: City of Escalon


    Apr 27, 2016: San Joaquin County


    May 19, 2016: San Joaquin County Ag Center


    May 25, 2016: City of Turlock


    June 22, 2016: City of Tracy


    Jul 27, 2016: Stanislaus County


    Aug 24, 2016: City of Lathrop


    Sep 28, 2016: City of Ceres (CASQA Conference Month)


    Oct 26, 2016: City of Manteca


    Nov 16, 2016: City of Patterson (Thanksgiving Month)


    Dec 15, 2016 (Thu): Port of Stockton - Strategic Meeting (10am - noon)


  • 10/28/2015 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    https://www.owp.csus.edu/upcoming-events/2015-sacramento-regional-lid-conference.php.        


    2015 Sacramento Regional LID Conference
    Wed, Nov 4, 2015

    Registration is now open for the fifth regional Low Impact Development (LID) Conference Hosted by the American Basin Council of Watersheds, California State University, Sacramento, and the City of Sacramento.

    Sponsors and presenters please do not use the Eventbrite registration. You'll have a special front desk check in at the conference.

    Eventbrite - 2015 Sacramento Regional LID Conference


  • 09/21/2015 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    STORM WATER AWARENESS WEEK


    Storm Water Awareness Week is offering free, one-hour workshops all over the state of California!


    September 21 (Mon) ~ September 25 (Fri)


    More info such as class, training, location, schedules, etc. can be found at


    http://www.stormwaterawareness.org


    The workshops are high-quality storm water education that is designed to assist storm water professionals in earning continuing education credits.



  • 09/15/2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    California Coastal Cleanup Day

    Saturday, September 19, 2015

    9AM to Noon


    For more info: 

    www.coastalcleanupday.org

    or 

    (800) COAST-4U








  • 09/08/2015 7:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Draft Prop 1 Storm Water Grant Program and Draft Storm Water Resource Guidelines have been made available. This may be a wonderful opportunity for "Regional" coordination and application. Coordinated efforts may produce a higher competitive edge for those who join together to apply.


    As a reminder - in order to be eligible for these grants, any municipality who is applying must have a Storm Water Resource Plan. There will be a series of workshops available the end of September and First week in October.


    Proposition 1 SWGP Guidelines and Storm Water Resource Plan Guidelines Development Schedule

    • Draft SWGP and Plan Guidelines Released Friday, August 28, 2015
    • Public Comments Due - Noon (12:00 pm) on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    • Public Workshops for Draft SWGP and Plan Guidelines Scheduled: 

      • Tuesday, September 29th - Region 5, Fresno Branch Office
        9:00am - 12:00pm 
        Kings Conference Room 1685 E Street, Suite 200 
        Fresno, CA 93706

      • Wednesday, September 30th - Orange County Water District
        9:00am - 12:00pm
        Board Room 
        18700 Ward Street
        Fountain Valley, CA 92708

      • Thursday, October 1st - Region 2 Office
        9:00am - 12:00pm
        Room 1 
        1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
        Oakland, CA 94612

    For more information visit - http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/swgp/prop1/

  • 08/28/2015 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Stanislaus County Public Works has an job opening for Assistant Engineer - SWPPP in the Engineering Services Division.  This is a full-time position subject to overtime, standby, and callback assignments.   

     

    To view the complete job description and to apply, please visit www.stancounty.com

     

    If you have any questions please call me at (209) 525-4167

     

    Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete County application. 

    Stanislaus County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    M. Angelica Arellano
    Confidential Assistant III
    Public Works
    (209) 525-4167


  • 08/28/2015 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi All,


    Thanks to grant funds from Waste Management, PG&E, and the Lower Mokelumne Partnership, (US Fish and Wildlife, CA Dept. Of Fish and Wildlife, and EBMUD), the City of Lodi  has secured funding for three Marine Science study field trips for this year’s City of Lodi Storm Drain Detectives and friends.  More info, curriculum, etc. for  the Marine Science Program:  http://www.sfbaymsi.org/schoolprograms/discoveryvoyage.html   

    Teachers who have chosen their trip are noted.   Other interested adult stakeholders/partners/educators/chaperones are welcome to join us.  RSVP if interested. 

    Teachers- Sill waiting to hear from a few of you. Feel free to fill the half full busses.

    Itineraries for three (3) round trips are as follows:


    Tuesday, November 10, 2015- 7:15am-7:30pm: SF BAY- Lodi- San Francisco-Lodi

    Tokay High- Sandi Starr- 35-40 students- (10-15 seats available)

                    Leaving from Lodi High School, 3 S. Pacific Ave., Lodi, at 7:3015 AM

                    to  San Francisco Pier 39 (Aquarium of the Bay),  (http://www.aquariumofthebay.org/plan-a-visit/hourslocation)

                    to Pier 40 Harbor, SF, and return.   

     

    Monday, February 15, 2016-  7:3015am- 7:00pm- DELTA- Lodi-Locke- Antioch-Lodi-  

    OPEN- 50 seats available.

                    Leaving from Lodi High by 7:3015 AM, 3 S. Pacific Ave., Lodi

                    Isenberg Sandhill Reserve- Woodbridge Road, Woodbridge (https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Woodbridge-ER)

                    Delta Cross Channel

                    Locke- 13920 Main St, Walnut Grove, CA 95690

                    Oakley- Big Break East Bay Park-

                   (http://www.ebparks.org/parks/big_break)

                    Antioch Marina-  One Marina Plaza, Antioch, CA 94509 and return.


    Friday, April 1, 2016- 7:15am- 7:30pm- SF BAY- San Francisco- Redwood City-  

    Lodi High- Ms. Turner- Honors Biology- 35 students- (10-15 seats available)

                    Leaving from Lodi High by 7:30am AM, 3 S. Pacific Ave., Lodi,

                    Aquarium of the Bay- Pier 39, SF- (http://www.aquariumofthebay.org/plan-a-visit/hourslocation)

                    Marine Science Institute- 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94063-4715 (http://www.sfbaymsi.org/aboutus/directions.html) and return.


    Thanks,

    Kathy Grant

    Kathy Grant

    City of Lodi- Public Works

    Watershed Program Coordinator

    209.333.6800

    Ext. 2317

    Cell- 209.327.2063


    John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is:

    “that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably

    linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.”


  • 04/23/2015 8:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    Free, customizable Guidance!  

    Free Webinar!  

    What more could a stormwater permittee want?!

    CASQA Members,

    CASQA will be demonstrating how to use its new Program Effectiveness Assessment and Implementation Plan (PEAIP) Frameworks guidance in a free webinar on Thursday, April 30, 2015; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Click here for webinar access instructions

    The Small MS4 General Permit (Phase II Permit) requires each Permittee to develop a PEAIP by the end of the second year of the Permit (June 2015).  To assist the Phase II community with this effort, CASQA has developed a PEAIP Framework (one for traditional MS4s and one for non-traditional entities) that can then be tailored by each Permittee.  The Framework is meant to provide a common platform for the PEAIP in a customizable, user-friendly format for agencies to use as they develop their individual documents.

    Please click here to download the PEAIP Framework  

     

     

    California Stormwater Quality Association | CASQA

    P.O. Box 2105

    Menlo Park, CA 94026-2105

    650.366.1042 (voicemail only)

    info@casqa.org

    www.casqa.org

     

     

     

     


  • 04/20/2015 6:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello, 


    We are a team of graduate students from U.C. Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy working with the EPA to help Region 9 better assist local communities across California in managing and financing their stormwater programs.


    If you are receiving this email, we have not yet received your response to our survey seeking information on your stormwater program.


    Please take five minutes to help us identify how the EPA can best assist you, by filling out our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BF8W5DH. The more responses we receive, the more informed our recommendations will be. 



    Thank you very much for your help,

    Ari and team   

    UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

    --

    Ari Ettinger

    ari.ettinger@berkeley.edu 

    503-349-2420

    Master of Public Policy Candidate, 2016

    Goldman School of Public Policy

    University of California, Berkeley


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