MS4 Permit Seminar

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MS4 Permit Seminar

ASCE OC EWRI and the Professional Development Committee invite you to the 2022 MS4 Permit Continuing Education Seminar!

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Orange County Water District 18700 Ward Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

About this event

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPES) permit program addresses water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants to waters of the United States. Created in 1972 by the Clean Water Act, the NPDES permit program is authorized to state governments by the EPA to perform many permitting, administrative, and enforcement aspects of the program. Stormwater permits issued on a statewide basis or a regional basis are enforced by the local regional board. The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) issued two General Permits (Stormwater Industrial General Permit and Stormwater Construction General Permit) to address most of the industrial facilities and the construction sites within California. In addition, the SWRCB issued two state-wide Municipal Permits, the Caltrans MS4 Permit and the Phase II MS4 Permit.

This seminar will focus on the MS4 Permit within Orange County and surrounding jurisdictions. The learning objectives include:

  • Understanding the background and implementation of the MS4 Permit at the regional level.
  • Understanding the anticipated changes to the MS4 Permit.
  • Ability to apply the requirements to local projects that satisfy the MS4 Permit.

Date: December 9th, 2022

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Orange County Water District 18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708


  • ASCE Members: $60
  • Non-Members: $75

*A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided*

Please meet our speakers:

Adam Fischer - Chief of the Inland Storm Water Unit at the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board

Adam Fischer is the supervisor of the Inland Storm Water Unit at the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board. His duties include oversight of the development of the Regional MS4 Permit. Fischer has 17 years of experience in NPDES regulation and 6 years of experience in Clean Water Act Section 401 Certifications with the Santa Ana Water Board. He holds degrees in environmental science, environmental science and management, and civil engineering.

Richard Boon - Chief of Watershed Protection at Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District

Richard Boon has 34 years of experience in water quality protection and management gained in local and national government, both in the United Kingdom and United States.  Prior to joining the District in 2017, Boon managed the Orange County Storm Water Program.  He is a Board member and a past Chair of the California Storm Water Quality Association.

Remi Candaele PE, MS, QSD, QISP - Senior Project Manager at Q3 Consulting

Remi Candaele brings a versatile background in planning, design, and construction support of Public Works and Institutional projects with an emphasis on storm water improvements. He has extensive experience in water management, street improvements, bike trails, water quality compliance, and master planning of utilities. Candaele has also prepared numerous publications and conference proceedings covering a wide range from new methods in water resources and the implementation of water strategic plans.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals who would like to gain a better understanding of the MS4 Permit and how to apply permit requirements to local projects.
  • Professionals with a general understanding of the MS4 Permit who would like to know more about the upcoming changes to the permit.

For any questions, please contact the ASCE OC Professional Development Committee at

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