Diana Dishman and Craig Heimbucher Coauthor Article in The Water Report and Present at NEBC
June 16, 2016

Integral Consulting Inc. (Integral) staff Diana Dishman and Craig Heimbucher, P.E., recently published “Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon Using the Biotic Ligand Model” in The Water Report, a monthly newsletter of record in the water field. The article describes draft rules proposed by Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to update the copper water quality standards in Oregon, and discusses what these changes might mean for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Discharge System (NPDES) permit holders in Oregon.

Continuing on that topic, Ms. Dishman and Mr. Heimbucher will present during stormwater management and regulatory sessions at an upcoming Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) Conference in Portland, Oregon, on June 21, 2016.  The conference “Managing Stormwater in Oregon” is the state’s most comprehensive stormwater conference.

In “The Science of Stormwater” session from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m., scientist Diana Dishman will present on the biotic ligand model and how it may be applied to develop the new water quality criteria for copper in Oregon.  During a session on industrial stormwater fundamentals, Mr. Heimbucher will present “What Do You Have and Where Did It Come From?” from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Mr. Heimbucher will describe Tier I corrective action requirements under Oregon’s NPDES industrial stormwater general permit.

NEBC is the regional trade association representing leading service and technology firms who are working to protect, restore, and sustain the natural and built environment.

Integral is a sponsor for this NEBC conference.  For more information on Integral’s presentations, please contact Diana Dishman at ddishman@integral-corp.com or Craig Heimbucher at cheimbucher@integral-corp.com

Visit the conference web site at http://www.stormwaterconf.com/or16/