New Technologies and Concepts in Stormwater Treatment   June 14, 2006  Bordentown, NJ NJCAT, NJDEP and Rutgers Universit

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1. New Technologies and Concepts in Stormwater Treatment June 14, 2006 Bordentown, NJ NJCAT, NJDEP and Rutgers University NEW JERSEY TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION PROCESS

2. NJDEP’s Division of Science, Research & Technology Science resource to NJDEP: Address technical information needs, Identify emerging scientific issues, & Inform agency decision making using current scientific methods Bureau of Sustainable Communities and Innovative Technologies Technology evaluation, certification and research Build NJ sustainable communities network Renewable energy and environmental impacts GHG & climate change Environmental economics Bureau of Environmental Health Science & Environmental Assessment Bureau of Natural Resource Science Emerging issues: pharmaceuticals in drinking water; nanotechnologies; climate change impacts to NJ BSCIT works to advance the use and employment of new environmental and energy-related technologies in NJ. Also, BSCIT is NJDEP’s lead program for the implementation of the NJ Greenhouse Gas/Climate Change Action Plan Other Bureaus: develop and apply various approaches for risk analysis and management including risk assessment methods, and risk communication theory and practice. applications range from media-specific standard setting to cross-media priority setting, deriving quantitative risk-based standards and guidelines for human and ecological exposure from various media. focuses on interpreting and evaluating environmental data and related information in support of the agency’s decision-making, and understanding the multi-media occurrence-fate and transport of contaminants in NJ’s environment. Research studies, expertise, and unique evaluations and monitoring efforts are part of the wide range of means in meeting the needs of the NJDEPartment. It is evident that cross-media functions are essential for critically understanding environmental issues and management options.   Emerging issues: pharmaceuticals in drinking water; nanotechnologies; climate change impacts to NJ BSCIT works to advance the use and employment of new environmental and energy-related technologies in NJ. Also, BSCIT is NJDEP’s lead program for the implementation of the NJ Greenhouse Gas/Climate Change Action Plan Other Bureaus: develop and apply various approaches for risk analysis and management including risk assessment methods, and risk communication theory and practice. applications range from media-specific standard setting to cross-media priority setting, deriving quantitative risk-based standards and guidelines for human and ecological exposure from various media. focuses on interpreting and evaluating environmental data and related information in support of the agency’s decision-making, and understanding the multi-media occurrence-fate and transport of contaminants in NJ’s environment. Research studies, expertise, and unique evaluations and monitoring efforts are part of the wide range of means in meeting the needs of the NJDEPartment. It is evident that cross-media functions are essential for critically understanding environmental issues and management options.  

3. Division of Science, Research and Technology Bureau of Sustainable Communities and Innovative Technologies (BSCIT) Committed to NJDEP’s mission (protect human and ecological health by preventing pollution of air, water and land) Encourage and facilitate the commercialization and use of verified innovative environmental and energy technologies

4. Bureau of Sustainable Communities & Innovative Technologies Implement the 1999 NJ Energy and Environmental Technology Verification Act (NJSA 13:1D-134 et seq.) Goal: “develop and implement cost-effective innovative technologies that will benefit the environment and allow the growth of environmental technology companies in New Jersey” Performance partnership agreement between NJDEP and New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) NJCAT: independent, third party verification entity Requirement: development of testing protocols and establishment of a verification and certification process between NJCAT and NJDEP The NJ Legislature established the Energy and Environmental Verification (EETV) Act at N.J.S.A. 13:1D-134 et seq., which describes a process for the verification and certification of innovative energy and environmental technologies. The goal of the EETV Act is to develop and implement cost-effective innovative technologies that will benefit the environment and allow the growth of environmental technology companies in New Jersey. Enters NJDEP into a performance partnership agreement with New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) Evaluation program to verify the performance claims of innovative environmental and energy technologies Establish protocols for ensuring consistent evaluation of technology categoriesThe NJ Legislature established the Energy and Environmental Verification (EETV) Act at N.J.S.A. 13:1D-134 et seq., which describes a process for the verification and certification of innovative energy and environmental technologies. The goal of the EETV Act is to develop and implement cost-effective innovative technologies that will benefit the environment and allow the growth of environmental technology companies in New Jersey. Enters NJDEP into a performance partnership agreement with New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) Evaluation program to verify the performance claims of innovative environmental and energy technologies Establish protocols for ensuring consistent evaluation of technology categories

5. Verification /Certification Process: Criteria for Technology Eligibility Has to be able to meet NJDEP’s permitting requirements Technology must reflect sound scientific and engineering principles Must provide a net beneficial environmental effect as compared to current technologies quantitative and qualitative analysis of the inputs of raw materials, water, & energy, and the waste streams to water, air, & land. If NJDEP permit requirements apply, the technology must be able to meet them. If NJDEP permit requirements apply, the technology must be able to meet them.

6. Verification /Certification Process: Screening Evaluation Vendor seeking an innovative technology certification? Step 1: Contact NJCAT or BSCIT Preliminary Assessment performed: Is it a proven technology? Where is it in its development? What does it claim to be able to do? What are the impacts and net beneficial effects? If there are negative human health and environmental impacts, are there mechanisms to mitigate them? What is its commercial potential? Can the technology meet NJDEP’s regulatory requirements? A vendor wishing to obtain a certification of an innovative technology can contact the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) or the Bureau of Sustainable Communities and Innovative Technologies (IBSCIT). At this point, the screening process as described above will be conducted. NJCAT collects basic info on the company and its technology. What is its operational status? What is the overall performance claim(s)? A vendor wishing to obtain a certification of an innovative technology can contact the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) or the Bureau of Sustainable Communities and Innovative Technologies (IBSCIT). At this point, the screening process as described above will be conducted. NJCAT collects basic info on the company and its technology. What is its operational status? What is the overall performance claim(s)?

7. Verification /Certification Process: Initial Vendor Meeting Does Preliminary Assessment indicates that technology has potential for being certified? YES – vendor recommended to pursue a verification of the technology through NJCAT. Planning meeting held – NJDEP regulatory program(s), BSCIT, NJCAT & technology vendor. Technical and regulatory criteria for technology’s verification established Evaluation process and schedule developed If the technology has the potential of being certified, the vendor will be recommended to pursue a verification of the technology through the NJCAT. NJCAT has been identified in the EETV Act as the third-party verification entity. Sets tentative time frames for the verification and certification of the technology. If the technology has the potential of being certified, the vendor will be recommended to pursue a verification of the technology through the NJCAT. NJCAT has been identified in the EETV Act as the third-party verification entity. Sets tentative time frames for the verification and certification of the technology.

8. Verification /Certification Process: Verification EETV Act identifies NJCAT as the third-party verification entity in New Jersey. Vendor submits technology performance claims and supporting data to NJCAT. Verification of the claims is done according to established protocols as agreed upon by both NJDEP and NJCAT. The verification report is submitted to BSCIT by NJCAT for NJDEP’s certification. The verification report shall satisfy the format as defined in the NJDEP's Certification Technical Manual. One of the most important aspects of the verification report is to established the net beneficial effect of the technology. The analysis should satisfy the conditions described in slide 8. The verification report shall satisfy the format as defined in the NJDEP's Certification Technical Manual. One of the most important aspects of the verification report is to established the net beneficial effect of the technology. The analysis should satisfy the conditions described in slide 8.

9. Verification /Certification Process: Certification BSCIT ensures that the verification was done according to the agreed upon protocols, including appropriate quality assurance procedures BSCIT prepares a draft certification report, which is reviewed by the appropriate NJDEP regulatory program(s). Upon acceptance: BSCIT prepares a final report Certification letter and certificate (signed by the Commissioner) are sent to the vendor. Certification step confirms the technology’s consistency with DEP regulatory requirements and, may, as in the case of storm water, translate the verification results to a regulatory relevant and approved criterion. In addition to the requirements of the NJDEP Certification Technical Manual, the BSCIT shall ensure that the verification was done according to: Agreed upon protocols. Any additional requirements that have been established by the regulatory programs within the NJDEP. Also, the BSCIT shall ensure that any required ecological and health risk assessment analyses have been done, and analyses of data have been performed according to the most up-to-date and acceptable QA methods. Certification step confirms the technology’s consistency with DEP regulatory requirements and, may, as in the case of storm water, translate the verification results to a regulatory relevant and approved criterion. In addition to the requirements of the NJDEP Certification Technical Manual, the BSCIT shall ensure that the verification was done according to: Agreed upon protocols. Any additional requirements that have been established by the regulatory programs within the NJDEP. Also, the BSCIT shall ensure that any required ecological and health risk assessment analyses have been done, and analyses of data have been performed according to the most up-to-date and acceptable QA methods.

10. Verification /Certification Process: Net Beneficial Effect

11. Verification/Certification Process: Certification Benefits Expedites use of technology by the regulatory programs. NJ verification and certification process nationally recognized – as a result, a NJ-certified technology may receive more expedited approvals elsewhere. Technology information included in NJCAT and NJDEP outreach and education programs. The technology will be included in the appropriate State bid specifications, thus increasing the possibility that it will be selected for a specific need. In the case of manufactured devices for stormwater management, certification of the a technology is required by the regulations In the case of manufactured devices for stormwater management, certification of the a technology is required by the regulations

12. Verification/Certification Process: SUMMARY BSCIT & NJCAT screen vendor’s technology satisfy regulatory framework of NJDEP, and identify the environmental benefits and impacts. Technology performance claims are submitted NJCAT evaluates the claims If data meets the protocol requirements, the technology is verified BSCIT certifies technology, if it: Satisfies NJDEP’s regulatory requirements and demonstrates a Net Beneficial Effect For further Information: Bureau of Sustainable Communities and Innovative Technologies, 609-292-9692 or www.state.nj.us/DEP/dsr/bscit.htm Using vendor’s data to ensure consistency with appropriate general verification protocol. Perform a mass balance whereby the input of raw materials, water and energy usage are compared with output of air emissions, wastewater discharges, and solid waste residuesUsing vendor’s data to ensure consistency with appropriate general verification protocol. Perform a mass balance whereby the input of raw materials, water and energy usage are compared with output of air emissions, wastewater discharges, and solid waste residues

13. Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices VERIFICATION & CERTIFICATION NJ Stormwater Management Regulations (Feb. 2004) “Major developments” -- Stormwater management measures shall be designed to reduce the post-construction load of total suspended solids (TSS) in stormwater runoff generated from the water quality design storm by 80 percent of the anticipated load from the developed site, expressed as an annual average. (7:8-5.5) Standards for structural stormwater management measures (7:8-5.7) “(d) Manufactured treatment devices may be used to meet the requirements of this subchapter, provided the pollutant removal rates are verified by the NJ Corporation for Advanced Technology and certified by the NJDEP.

14. Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices VERIFICATION & CERTIFICATION Two Step Process: INTERIM Verification & Certification Interim conditional certification provides ability for vendors to market their products in NJ while manufactured treatment device (MTD) is field tested and evaluated for final verification and certification. Performance claim made by technology vendor – i.e., device will achieve X treatment efficiency under specific operating conditions Verified by NJCAT using laboratory test results NJCAT verifies based on laboratory dataNJCAT verifies based on laboratory data

15. Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices VERIFICATION & CERTIFICATION INTERIM Verification & Certification NJDEP TSS laboratory testing protocol utilized Specifies: PSD, various percentages of device’s treatment flow rate, influent concentrations, etc. NJCAT issues verification report to NJDEP NJDEP evaluates verification findings in terms of: Consistency with applicable regulations Quality assurance standards Technical quality Net beneficial environmental effect

16. Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices VERIFICATION & CERTIFICATION INTERIM Verification & Certification NJDEP interim certification of hydrodynamic-based MTD: unit granted 50% removal efficiency if verification findings predict that device can exceed this performance level in the field. Interim conditional certification is effective for limited period of time; field testing must be initiated in order to maintain Interim status.

17. Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices VERIFICATION & CERTIFICATION FINAL Verification and Certification Based on field testing Performance claim and testing plan; NJCAT verification TARP (Technology Acceptance and Reciprocity Partnership) “Tier II Stormwater Best Management Practice Demonstrations” (updated 7/03) Multi-state effort to develop standard testing approach for MTDs All NJ MTD final verifications must adhere to this protocol

18. Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices VERIFICATION & CERTIFICATION FINAL Verification and Certification Tier II considered inadequate in terms of certain testing parameters (e.g., influent loading, mean particle size, qualifying storms, etc.) NJ-specific amendments to Tier II field testing requirements promulgated January 2006 Developed collaboratively (NJCAT, NJDEP, vendors, academics) NJDEP Certification -- Critical unresolved issue: How are the NJCAT verification findings “translated” into a single Final Certification treatment efficiency rating? The mean influent concentration of the sediments must be in the range of 100- 300 mg/L. ii. The mean particle size must not exceed 100 µm. At least three (3) influent samples from the overall 15 to 20 storms (as described in the Stormwater Data Collection section) must be tested to establish the particle size distribution for the site. Stormwater data collection: Qualifying 0.1 in 6 hours min. Inter-event Min. 6 water qualsamples (6 influe/6 efflut) for each storm event Etc. The mean influent concentration of the sediments must be in the range of 100- 300 mg/L. ii. The mean particle size must not exceed 100 µm. At least three (3) influent samples from the overall 15 to 20 storms (as described in the Stormwater Data Collection section) must be tested to establish the particle size distribution for the site. Stormwater data collection: Qualifying 0.1 in 6 hours min. Inter-event Min. 6 water qualsamples (6 influe/6 efflut) for each storm event Etc.

19. Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices VERIFICATION & CERTIFICATION For further information: See NJDEP’s NJ Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual, Chapter 9.6 Standard for Manufactured Treatment Devices

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