Austin Peay State University Stormwater Program Kristen Spicer, Ph.D.

Austin Peay State
Stormwater Program
Kristen Spicer, Ph.D.
Regulatory Oversight
• Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) –
Clean Water Act 1972
• Tennessee Department of Environment and
Conservation (TDEC) – NPDES Permits for
Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer
Systems (MS4)
Phase II MS4
• What is an MS4?
• A conveyance or system of
• Owned by a city, town, or other
public entity (university) that
discharges to water of the U.S.
• Designed to collect or convey
stormwater (including drains,
pipes, ditches, etc.)
• NOT a combined sewer
• NOT part of a POTW (sewage
treatment plant)
• Who is covered by Phase II?
• Operators of small MS4s in
“urbanized areas” as delineated
by the Census Bureau. Essentially,
any MS4 not already covered by
Phase I.
• How did APSU end up on this list?
• In TN, TDEC decided that
education institutions that housed
students would be considered a
small MS4, essentially a small city
within a city.
What does this mean for APSU?
Stormwater Management
• Submit Notice of Intent
• Receive Notice of Coverage
• Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP)
Six Minimum Control Measures
Public Education and Outreach
Public Participation and Involvement
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Construction Site Runoff Control
Post-Construction Runoff Control
Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping
Timeline for Implementation
NOC- July 2012
PIE Plan – 12 months – July 2013
Illicit Discharge Policy - 18 months – Jan 2014
Enforcement and Response Plan – 18 months – Jan 2014
Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) – 12 months – July 2013
Inventory of BMPs – 12 months – July 2013
5-year Permit Cycle – BMPs for each year
YEAR ONE – Public Education and Outreach
Project WET
Grounds /
YEAR ONE – Public Participation and
Public Meetings *
Citizen Involvement
Hands-On Events
Method for Public Reporting / Complaints / Questions
YEAR ONE – Illicit Discharge Detection and
• Administrative Policy prohibiting nonstormwater discharges - DRAFT
• Develop and maintain a storm/sewer
system map of campus
• Complaint Reporting Mechanism (Work
Order Line or Online)
Sanitary wastewater (sewage overflows)
Car wash, laundry, or industrial wash water
Concrete truck washout – construction
Improper disposal of automotive fluids
Mop water dumping in storm drain
Construction Site Runoff Control
• Maintain an inventory of all projects
disturbing 1 acre or more*
• Modify contract language requiring SWPPPs
• Develop a review process for SWPPPs
• Develop an audit program with an audit
• Staff performing inspections attend TDEC’s
Level 1 training
Permanent Stormwater Management
• Develop an inventory and
tracking system for permanent
stormwater treatment BMPs
• Review existing design
standards for impediments to
implementing green
Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping
• Review existing service
contracts and modify as
• Provide General training to
Physical Plant staff
• Develop pollution prevention
policies, as applicable
• Storage of sand, gravel, salt,
• Sweeping of parking lots
• What to do with those
unknown chemicals
• Reasonable application of
fertilizers and pesticides
TMDLs and 303d Listed Streams
• Total Maximum Daily Load
(TMDL) for e-coli – Red River
• 303d listed streams – State
listed priority impaired
streams – Red River
SWMP Oversight and Reporting
• Develop and maintain the written Stormwater Management Plan
• Committee – Krissy Spicer, Tom Hutchins, Lindsay Jackson, Mark
Davidson, Director of Facilities, Projects and Planning
• Annual Report to TDEC