Stormwater NPDES Related Monitoring Needs

by Harry C. Torno, (M.ASCE), Consultant; 2880 Seapoint Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0065-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0065-2 (ISBN-10), 1995, Soft Cover, Pg. ix, 676
22 cm
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Conference information: An Engineering Foundation Conference | Mount Crested Butte, Colorado, United States | August 7-12, 1994

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This proceedings, Stormwater NPDES Related Monitoring Needs, consists of papers presented at the Engineering Foundation Conference held in Colorado, August 7-12, 1994. The Conference brought together 90 experts in the field of urban stormwater management to discuss the current state of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Nonpoint Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations related to discharges of urban stormwater, and the monitoring requirements under those regulations. The objective was to summarize the current state of stormwater monitoring with respect to meeting these regulatory requirements, and to lay out an agenda for the future. Technical sessions included: 1) An overview of stormwater monitoring needs; 2) locating illicit connections; 3) system runoff characterization; 4) NPDES compliance monitoring; 5) policy and institutional issues of NPDES monitoring; 6) BMP monitoring for data transferability; 7) monitoring receiving water trends; and 8) stormwater and best management practice (BMP) monitoring. There were also extensive discussions, as well as a number of ad-hoc meetings. A major conclusion reached by the conferees was that existing monitoring requirements will not yield the information necessary to determine impacts on the environment or to evaluate the effectiveness of BMPs.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Best Management Practices (BMPs) | Water discharge | Laws and regulations | Urban and regional development | Nonpoint pollution | Urban areas | Structural systems


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