The 2019 National NPDES Permit Writers Workshop is intended to help support states and EPA showcase permit writer innovations, assist with analysis of training, guidance, tools, and other support material needs, improve administrative efficiencies, clarify roles and responsibilities, build stronger linkages to WQS & TMDLs, modernize permit terms and data management, discuss program performance measures, and identify program areas where targeted technical assistance would be most beneficial.


The National NPDES Permit Writers Workshop is a national event specifically organized by state and federal regulators for EPA and state program staff representatives. Attendees include:

• State and EPA staff involved with drafting and managing NPDES permits

• Partnering state/federal agency staff that provide technical/regulatory assistance to the NPDES programs

• Invited guests

2019 National NPDES Permit Writers Workshop

  • September 17 - 19, 2019
  • 2660 Woodley Road Northwest
    Washington, District of Columbia
    United States

Event Workshops

TRACK 1: 316(b) CWIS

September 18, 2019  09:00 - 17:00
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:6

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM                     Break
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM                     Impingement BTA Performance Study
States Highlight Challenging Areas, Monitoring Requirements, Alternative Approaches
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM                      BPJ Facilities
States Highlight Challenging Areas, Discuss and Possibly Develop Checklist, Discussion of Numbers Nationally, ESA Implementation Challenges
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM                        Lunch on Your Own
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM                          De Minimis
Discuss Determinations, Amount and Type of Data Utilized, Thresholds, Alternative Approaches for Making the Case
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM                          CWIS Factsheet
States Highlight Challenging Areas, Discuss and Develop Checklist
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM                           Break
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM                           Facility Closures
Short Term and Long-Term Requirements, How to Handle Planned Closures, Discuss and Possibly Develop Checklist
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM                           Regulatory Updates
Discuss Biggest Challenges, Definitions that Need Improvement, Other Ways the Rule Could be Improved
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM                           Wrap Up and Adjourn