Featured Sessions from Southeast Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference
Listen to updates from EPA Region 4 and a keynote presentation on Sustainability at Marshall Space Flight Center from the 2021 Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference.
Credit: 2 Professional Development Hours
Cost: Free to Professional Plus Members | $25 IECA Members | $50 Nonmembers
EPA’s new Municipal Ombudsman role was created by the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2019 to support communities seeking to comply with the Clean Water Act and provide information on federal assistance opportunities, technical assistance, integrated planning, and more. Come learn about the role and provide input on how this new role might best add value to your programs.
In June 2020, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR): A New Definition of “Waters of the United States (WOTUS),” became effective. The NWPR identifies categories of waters that are federally regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and details what waters are not subject to federal jurisdiction. During this discussion, Kacy Sable will highlight some of the changes to the definition of WOTUS that may affect various permitting requirements and your programs. Kacy will also highlight some of the tools and resources available, to encourage consistent and successful implementation of the NWPR.
Established in 1960, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has a longstanding, successful sustainability program that focuses on energy and water efficiency as well as environmental protection. MSFC is known for pushing the envelope on environmentally responsible operations. In 2005, MSFC built NASA’s first building certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, achieving a Silver rating. MSFC has now grown their green building inventory to nine certified buildings.
EPA Region 4
EPA Region 4
EPA Region 4
Jamie Piziali is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first Municipal Ombudsman. She serves as a resource for communities seeking to comply with the Clean Water Act and works directly with Agency leadership and regional offices to ensure uniform application of agency policies to municipalities. The Ombudsman supports communities in navigating federal assistance opportunities, technical assistance, permitting flexibilities, and integrated planning. Jamie brings almost fifteen years of experience in municipal and industrial wastewater permitting to the role from EPA’s Office of Water.
EPA Region 4
Kacy is recognized as a national expert on WOTUS. As such, she’s performed hundreds of wetland delineations and assessed thousands of miles of streams, in over 20 states. Kacy’s WOTUS findings are documented in numerous expert reports and supplemented by her involvement in many notable court cases. Over the past several years, Kacy has served as an EPA technical lead on the NWPR. She reviewed of a portion of the 800 public comments received on the proposed rule, drafted a portion of the formal responses to the comments on the rule, contributed to drafting the Preamble to the rule, participated on various technical workgroups, as well as assisted with the creation of various implementation tools and resources. Kacy was awarded the EPA Bronze Medal for her NWPR contributions.
Shannon B Fulenwider
You will receive Professional Development Hours per class in this Webinar Series. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is two Professional Development Hours.