ECDPW SPDES Compliance

Wendel was retained to perform Environmental Assessments in order to comply with the Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 regarding the Protection of the Environment and Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (6 NYCRR). Wendel performed site investigations at over 30 sites throughout Erie County to evaluate the level of compliance with the NYS State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharge. Site investigation included dye testing, interviewing county personnel, site plans, and daily reports. The investigation identified violations with the SPDES permit for multiple sites as well as other environmental compliance issues and resulted in the planning of corrective actions.

Wendel updated SPDES Permits for each of the compliance deficient facilities following these investigations. Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans were developed for required sites in accordance with New York State requirements.

Wendel completed a Waste Disposal Evaluation including 177 County Facilities. Waste disposal and recycling practices were observed at each of the facilities, review existing waste disposal and recycling contracts with the County, and analyze the data to develop a waste profile. A Universal Waste Management Plan was developed through this investigation and was presented to the County Departments.

As part of these investigations, multiple corrective action projects were identified. Wendel was retained to further design the projects for construction. Civil design team developed a series of corrective action projects that would put the County in compliance with their permits. These projects included Oil/Water Separator (OWS) designs at five different sites. Wendel performed calculations to size the OWS according to the site needs and SPDES MSGP for Stormwater Discharge. In addition, design specifications, construction documents, and design drawings were developed. As part of this service code compliance review and required permits were submitted.