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Stormwater Mitigation Plan Webinar

Stormwater Mitigation Plan Webinar
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In 2022, The Watershed Institute will be hosting free monthly webinars for professionals in the environmental field and engaged public members. Among a variety of topics, we will explore the environmental laws that arose after the Clean Water Act, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. These Technical Friday events will occur on the 1st Friday of each month from January to March between 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.  


Technical Friday Series


Stormwater Mitigation Plans: Why Your Municipality Needs One and How to Develop and Implement Your Plan

Time: 12 - 1:15 p.m.



Not every site can accommodate the stormwater management measures required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and local ordinances.  There are physical and technical issues that may prevent a site from being able to fully meet the quantity, quality, and recharge requirements.  The stormwater management rules provide for relief in such situations, but only if the municipality has a mitigation plan. Without a mitigation plan, municipalities do not have the authority to grant relief from these requirements.

Join us to learn more about mitigation plans. Should all municipalities have one?  What does a municipality need to do in order to develop a plan?   What are the components of a good mitigation plan?  What should a municipality do with a plan once it has been developed and adopted?

Moderator:  Michael L. Pisauro, Jr. Esq. Policy Director for the Watershed Institute



Gabriel Mahon, P.E. graduated from Lafayette College in 2004 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and he is currently a licensed professional engineer in both Pennsylvania and Delaware. He spent the first 12 years of his professional career working in the NJDEP Division of Land Use Regulation as an environmental engineer responsible for reviewing the engineering aspects of Land Use Regulation applications to ensure compliance with the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, Stormwater Management rules, and Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules. For the last 3 years, he has been working in the NJDEP Division of Water Quality, where he is now the Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control (BNPC). As the Bureau Chief of BNPC, he is responsible for managing the NJPDES industrial stormwater permitting program, the NJPDES discharge to groundwater program, the onsite wastewater management (septic system) program, and the municipal stormwater regulation program, which includes the Stormwater Management rules (N.J.A.C. 7:8) and the NJPDES municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permitting program. 


Dan Van Abs is a Professor of Practice for Water, Society & Environment at Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, where he focuses on planning and management policy for water infrastructure, water supply, wastewater and watershed protection. Previously, he was a career manager in State government with the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council, NJ Water Supply Authority and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and was Technical Director of the Passaic River Coalition for four years. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is a licensed Professional Planner in New Jersey, Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and member of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council.


This event is brought to you by the New Jersey Section of American Water Resources Association and The Watershed Institute. This course will offer 1 PE credit. Our application to provide CLE credits for this course is pending. If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Pri Oliveira at poliveira@thewatershed.org






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