Text Size: A  A  A

Urban Stormwater Workgroup

Scope and Purpose

The overarching goals of the USWG is to facilitate the implementation of stormwater controls to achieve the necessary pollutant reduction planning targets as defined under the 2010 Chesapeake Bay TMDL (Bay TMDL); and to support the efforts of the Workgroup members’ state and local stormwater initiatives. The Urban/Suburban Stormwater Workgroup was formed in 2000 to address all stormwater issues, include nutrients, sediment and chemical contaminants.  By working with local governments, the Chesapeake Bay Program can encourage the development and implementation of emerging urban stormwater practices to improve their water quantity and quality function.

Functions include:
• Supporting the WQGIT on urban and suburban stormwater issues.
• Providing data and support to CBP stormwater modeling efforts.
• Reviewing stormwater BMPs.
• Addressing issues of interest to workgroup participants
• Promoting innovation in the field of stormwater.


  • Normand Goulet (Chair), Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  • Tom Schueler (Coordinator), Chesapeake Stormwater Network
  • David Wood (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium

  • Karuna Pajara, Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Meg Andrews, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Katherine Antos, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Marc Aveni, Prince William County Public Works
  • Raymond Bahr, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Jaime Bauer, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Kate Bennett, Fairfax County Department of Public Works & Environmental Services (DPWES)
  • Leslie Burks, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Jennifer Campagnini, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Larry Coffman, LNSB, LLLP Stormwater Services
  • Meosotis Curtis, Montgomery County Environmental Protection
  • Diane Davis, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Andrew Dinsmore, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
  • Sebastian Donner, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
  • Ginger Ellis, Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
  • Gary Fawver, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Jack Frye, Chesapeake Bay Commission
  • Dave Gasper, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Robert Goo, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sandra Goodrow, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Alana Hartman, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
  • Timothy Karikari, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Carol Lamb-Lafay, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Janis Markusic, Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
  • Ken Murin, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Jennifer Orr, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Reggie Parrish, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Joan Salvati, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Drew Siglin, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Bill Stack, Center for Watershed Protection
  • Rebecca Stack, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Steve Stewart, Baltimore County, MD - Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management
  • Jennifer Tribo, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Upcoming Events

    Urban Stormwater Workgroup meeting, September 2015

    Location

    Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room

    Date / Time:

    September 15, 2015
    10:00am - 3:00pm

    Details:

    Monthly meeting for the Urban Stormwater Workgroup. Agenda and materials will be posted when they become available. Contact David Wood (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with questions.


Open Session: Impervious Cover Disconnection Expert Panel

Location

Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room

Date / Time:

September 15, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Details:

Public session for the Impervious Cover Disconnection expert panel.

All participants are encouraged to RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/p1uSZA7L8E

Interested stakeholders are welcome to present relevant data or experiences to the panelists. Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of Q&A and discussion. Due to limited space on the agenda, presentations will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. If interested in presenting, RSVP using the link above and identify yourself as a presenter no later than September 9. Presentations must be provided to Jeremy Hanson (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) by COB September 9. Please note all presentations will be posted to this online calendar entry.

Webinar & Audio Info
Log-in instructions: Shortly before the meeting begins, you can join the webinar here: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/bmpassessment/

Enter as a guest, using your name and affiliation when prompted (e.g., Jane Doe, Chesapeake Bay Program). Use your affiliation for groups of multiple people watching in the same room (e.g., Chesapeake Bay Program).

Audio will be through your computer, so please ensure you have speakers or headphones to listen. Check your computer audio settings to see if your audio is muted.

All webinar participants will be muted and must use the Chat box to ask questions.

If you have not used Adobe Connect for Chesapeake Bay Program meetings in the past, it is recommended that you test your connection and software prior to the webinar: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Meeting objectives:
--Provide context on this BMP review for impervious cover disconnection to stakeholders and expert panel members.
--Provide input to the panel in the form of presentations or discussion that will help inform their evaluation of water quality benefits – specifically nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment reductions – associated with the disconnection of impervious surfaces in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The input requested may address, but is not limited to: data, policy and regulations, experiences with implementation, or tracking and reporting the practices for application toward nutrient and sediment reduction targets.

Experiencing Adobe Connect issues?
It is recommended that you test your connection and software prior to the webinar: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
If you are unable to hear audio after the webinar begins, please double-check your computer audio settings, speakers or headphones to ensure your audio is not muted.

Parking for in-person attendees
There is ample free street parking available in the surrounding area, but allow for extra time to park and walk one or more blocks (extra 10 minutes). Obey posted signs, fire lanes or other restrictions. Paid parking is available on-site at the City Marina for $3/hr or $20/day maximum.

Entering the conference room
The conference room (Suite 117) is located in the green building at the City Marina (410 Severn Avenue). The doors automatically lock and cannot be propped open or unlocked. If nobody is there to let you in you can ask for assistance at the front desk in Suite 112, which is not locked.
Other questions? Contact Jeremy Hanson: 410-267-5753, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Related Files:


Urban Stormwater Workgroup conference call, October 2015

Location

Conference Call

Date / Time:

October 20, 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm

Details:

Conference call for the Urban Stormwater Workgroup. Agenda and materials will be posted when they become available. Contact David Wood (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with questions.


Urban Stormwater Workgroup meeting, November 2015

Location

Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room

Date / Time:

November 17, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm

Details:

Monthly meeting for the Urban Stormwater Workgroup. Agenda and materials will be posted when they become available. Contact David Wood (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with questions.


Past Meetings & Events

  • May 21, 2010 - BMP Panel Intro Call
  • September 15, 2009 - Stormwater Workgroup Meeting
  • September 18, 2008 - Urban Stormwater Workgroup Meeting

  • USWG Research Priorities



    410 Severn Avenue / Suite 112
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    Tel: (800) YOUR-BAY / Fax: (410) 267-5777
    Directions to the Bay Program Office
    Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
    ©2012 Chesapeake Bay Program | All Rights Reserved