Other Events Related to New Hampshire MS4s

Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series: Stormwater-Driven Design: Water Supply Protection Through Green Infrastructure and Open Space Improvements at Fresh Pond Reservation in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tuesday, October 23rd, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST 

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This webinar will showcase priority projects undertaken by the City of Cambridge Water Department (CWD) to protect its water supply and promote ecosystem restoration and recreation within Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge’s largest open space. Cambridge is an urban community bordered by the Charles River with 55% of its land area comprised of impervious surfaces such as roadways, rooftops, and parking lots. CWD sources drinking water from a 24-square mile watershed providing 13 million gallons per day of finished water to residents and businesses in Cambridge. CWD is implementing the Fresh Pond Reservation Master Plan which provides the blueprint for future land use, recreational use, and natural resource management. With input from residents and city departments, CWD has created and restored 23 acres of habitat, installed 23 green stormwater management features, and installed over 11,000 linear feet of accessible pathways. The proximity of the Reservoir makes stormwater treatment an urgent priority. Webinar content will include interagency coordination, effective stakeholder involvement, accessibility, public safety, urban forestry, resiliency, healthy soils, integrating native plants into design, and sustainable landscape management practices.

Presenters will include:
David Kaplan, Watershed Manager, Cambridge Water Department
Duke Bitsko, PLA, Principal, Jason Bobowski, PLA, Sr. PM, Hatch
Frank McPartlan, P.E., Senior Professional, Kleinfelder

*Registration site- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2011108315662813698

For information on Soak Up the Rain and the webinar series-http://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain

 

Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series: Greening the Streets of Watertown, MA: Edenfield Avenue “Green Streets” Demonstration Project

Thursday, August 30th 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST

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This webinar will showcase actions taken by the Town of Watertown and the Charles River Watershed Association to turn Edenfield Avenue into the first “green street” in Watertown, MA. “Green streets” is an innovative stormwater management approach that captures rain where it falls by using vegetation, soil and engineered systems to slow, filter and cleanse stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces (https://www.epa.gov/G3/learn-about-green-streets ).

Presenters: 

Pallavi Kalia Mande, Director, Blue Cities, Charles River Watershed Association

Matthew Shuman, P.E., Town Engineer, Watertown Dept. of Public Works

*Registration site https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8438992928424112642

  

Green Streets in Dense Communities:  Wednesday, September 12th, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST

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This webinar will showcase results of a two year planning initiative by the City of Cambridge and the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) to identify and design green infrastructure strategies for dense, residential city streets. CRWA designed three individual “green streets”, an innovative stormwater management approach that captures rain where it falls by using vegetation, soil and engineered systems to slow, filter and clean stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces (https://www.epa.gov/G3/learn-about-green-streets). Based on this design process and input from residents and various city departments, CRWA also designed a Green Streets Guidance document for the City to help facilitate incorporation of green infrastructure systems into all roadway improvement projects.

Cambridge is an urban community bordered by the Charles River with 55% of its land area comprised of impervious surfaces such as roadways, rooftops, and parking lots. The proximity of the Charles River, which has an established total maximum daily load (TMDL) for phosphorus, makes stormwater treatment an urgent priority. In addition to improving water quality, Cambridge is interested in using green streets to enhance other community goals such as improved pedestrian and bike travel and climate adaptation.

Presenters:

Julie Dyer Wood, Director of Projects, Charles River Watershed Association, Weston, MA; and

Melissa Miguel, P.E. Supervising Engineer, Department of Public Works, City of Cambridge, MA

 *Registration site- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6949262425055015682   

For information on Soak Up the Rain and the webinar series- http://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain   

 

Save the Date for the “The Lost Art of Communication”

Asset Management Workshop for Water Infrastructure

  • Drinking Water
  • Wastewater
  • Stormwater

October 30, 2018    7:30AM- 4:00PM

Location: NHDES Concord Offices

Registration information and agenda will be sent at a later date.

Contact hours will be available. Hot lunch will be provided.

Lost Art of Communication – Save the Date

 

EPA NOI Q&A Webinar – September 18th

Question & Answer Webinar on Completing a MS4 Notice of Intent (NOI)

EPA will be hosting another Q&A NOI webinar on September 18th.  This is a great opportunity for those of you who are unable to attend the webinar on August 9th.

Following is the registration link for the September 18th webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5874081889803570945.  EPA will answer commonly asked questions and Newt Tedder will be available to answer questions. To prepare for the webinar, EPA suggests that you first view the NOI video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhqpEATwjMc&feature=youtu.be.

Please note that the webinars will not be recorded.  EPA will be posting NOI “Frequently Asked Questions” on their webpage at:  https://www.epa.gov/npdes-permits/stormwater-tools-new-england in the near future.  Stay tuned!

 

EPA NOI Q&A Webinar – August 9th

Question & Answer Webinar on Completing a MS4 Notice of Intent (NOI)

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Use this link to register for the webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6834405240755920387

In Advance of the Webinar

Please view EPA’s NOI Instructional Video: Completing a Notice of Intent (NOI) to Discharge under the 2016 Massachusetts and 2017 New Hampshire MS4 Permits (https://youtu.be/mhqpEATwjMc). The video covers the following topics:

  • Who must file a NOI?
  • NOI submission requirements
  • Using the new interactive NOI template
  • NOI section-by-section review
  • Making eligibility determinations under the Endangered Species and National Historic Properties Acts
  • The NOI submission process

Submit Your NOI Questions

Feel free to submit your NOI questions in advance of the webinar to Samantha Couture at couture.samantha@epa.gov.

For more information

Massachusetts and New Hampshire permit websites: https://www.epa.gov/npdes-permits/npdes-stormwater-permit-program-new-england#smallms4program

Stormwater Tools in New England website: https://www.epa.gov/npdes-permits/stormwater-tools-new-england

Upcoming Webinar

Greening the Streets of Watertown, Massachusetts: Edenfield Avenue “Green Streets” Demonstration Project
Thursday, August 30th 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST

Watertown is an urban community bordered by the Charles River. Fifty percent of its land area is comprised of impervious surfaces such as roadways, rooftops, and parking lots.  This webinar will showcase actions taken by the town and the Charles River Watershed Association to turn Edenfield Avenue into Watertown’s first “green street”.

Presenters:
Pallavi Kalia Mande
, Director, Blue Cities, Charles River Watershed Association
Matthew Shuman, P.E., Town Engineer, Watertown Dept. of Public Works

For more information and to register (PDF) (2  pp, 711  K, About PDF)

Doing Asset Management on a Budget:

May 31, 2018  8:00am- 3:15 pm $40 for NHWPCA members $60 for non-members 0.6 CEUs NHDES Offices at Pease Trade Port Portsmouth NH 

Please register at: NHDES Registration Form

This is a hands-on course and all participants are encouraged to bring their laptops. We will be working with two free software platforms to develop Asset Management tools that the operator can use. See Information Flyer for more details. Training hours approved for Water & Waste Water programs. Enrollment limited to 40. Sign in begins at 8:00 am. Driving directions available upon request.

Taught by: John Jackman, P.E. & Rychel Gibson, E.I.-  Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.  Make checks  payable to NHWPCA and mail to NHDES

EPA New England NOI Webinar:

June 7, 2018 1:00 PM to assist NH and MA MS4s to prepare their NOI submissions to meet the upcoming deadline.

Please register at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2917037723179739137

Or: Check out the Information Flyer

Intended audience: Municipal DPW directors and staff; town counsel; elected officials; and all others interested in stormwater issues. During the webinar, we will review:

• Who must file an NOI?
• NOI submission requirements
• Completing an NOI section by section
• Making eligibility determinations under the Endangered Species and National Historic Properties Acts
• Using the new interactive NOI suggested template, and
• The NOI submission process

Presenter: Newton Tedder, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.From: Mary Dever-Putnam, Chief, Environmental and Compliance Assistance Unit, US EPA Region I

 

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