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Project Title: Improving the Next-Generation EPA Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges

PIN: DELS-WSTB-16-03        

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Water Science and Technology Board


Johnson, Stephanie

Subject/Focus Area:  Environment and Environmental Studies

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   10/16/2017

Dr. Allen P. Davis - (Chair) - (Chair)
Allen P. Davis, Chair, is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Charles A. Irish, Sr. Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Davis' interests are in aquatic and interfacial environmental chemistry. For two decades, he has been investigating sources and treatment of pollutants in urban storm water runoff with a focus on nature-based practices, particularly bioretention. In 2010 he was awarded the A. James Clark School of Engineering Faculty Outstanding Research Award recognizing exceptionally influential research accomplishments related to urban storm water quality, its management, and the concept of Low Impact Development. He is author or co-author of over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and a text on Stormwater Management for Smart Growth. From 2001 to 2010, he was Director of the Maryland Water Resources Research Center. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the new ASCE Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Maryland, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute, and a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer. Dr. Davis holds B.S., M.C.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delaware.

Mr. Roger Bannerman
Roger Bannerman worked as an environmental specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 41 years. For much of that time, he directed research projects investigating urban runoff. Topics addressed by his studies over the years include the quality of urban streams, identification of problem pollutants in stormwater, toxicity of stormwater pollutants, effectiveness of different stormwater control practices, sources of stormwater pollutants, selection of cost-effective control practices, and benefits of low-impact development. He has applied these results to management plans developed for most urban areas in Wisconsin. This includes the calibration of the urban runoff model called the Source Loading and Management Model. The results of his research projects have been used to develop Wisconsin’s administrative rules that regulate stormwater management. Mr. Bannerman received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Humboldt State College and an M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in water chemistry.

Dr. Shirley E. Clark
Shirley E. Clark is a professor of environmental engineering at Penn State Harrisburg and chair of Penn State Harrisburg’s graduate programs in environmental and civil engineering. Dr. Clark’s research has primarily focused on improving the effectiveness of stormwater treatment systems. She has evaluated two manufactured treatment systems - inclined plate settlers and upflow filter systems – to document their performance for the US EPA ETV program. Her laboratory, in mesocosm studies, optimized bioretention media to treat stormwater runoff at Boeing’s Santa Susana facility, including determining media performance for removing pollutants such as dioxin and radionuclides. Her recent industrial stormwater research focused on determining the performance of various treatment systems (hydrodynamic separators, ponds, filters, and chemical treatment systems) in operation at multiple recycling facilities. The client concern was whether the treatment systems could meet permit requirements, primarily for the removal of sediment and heavy metals. Dr. Clark has published extensively on stormwater treatment and predicting the performance of treatment systems based on theoretical analysis of the systems. Dr. Clark holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Washington University, an M.S.C.E. degree in environmental engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in environmental health engineering, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. L. D. Duke
L. Donald Duke is a professor of environmental studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has worked in energy efficiency, water quality analyses, and stormwater management for private consulting firms and served for two years in the total maximum daily load unit of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. Dr. Duke’s research interests are in water resources including water quality assessments of natural systems; watershed-scale and regional-scale planning and management strategies; and federal, state, and local policies and programs for flood control. He applies quantitative methods and engineering analyses to environmental data as a means to assess public policies with the intent to assess effectiveness of environmental policies and decision-making. Dr. Duke has worked with various federal, state, and local agencies on local and regional-scale management tools, including hazardous waste mitigation and stormwater compliance plans. Dr. Duke earned his B.S. degree in civil engineering and B.A. degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on resources planning.

Ms. Janet Kieler
Janet S. Kieler is the director of environmental programs for Denver International Airport. In this role, Ms. Kieler is responsible for directing environmental compliance and performance including environmental planning and analysis related to air quality, water quality, waste, wetlands, and endangered species. Previously, Ms. Kieler served for 11 years as the permits section manager for the Water Quality Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment where she oversaw the issuance of state and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit actions, compliance monitoring through field inspection and review of self-reported data, data management, and business processes. Ms. Kieler also worked for Denver International Airport previously for 8 years, where she was responsible for industrial stormwater permit compliance, management of contracted operations to recycle captured aircraft deicing fluid, and planning and designing new infrastructure to support collection, storage, recycling, and disposal of spent aircraft deicing fluid. Ms. Kieler also worked 6 years in environmental consulting. Ms. Kieler earned her B.S. in environmental engineering from Northwestern University.

Dr. John D. Stark
John D. Stark is a professor of ecotoxicology at the Washington State University (WSU). Dr. Stark is also the director of the Washington Stormwater Center and a member of the Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel. He also runs the WSU Salmon Toxicology Research Laboratory. Dr. Stark specializes in ecological risk assessment of threatened and endangered species with particular emphasis on salmon and their food, and has conducted research on the effects of polluted stormwater runoff on salmon and aquatic invertebrate health. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from Syracuse University, a B.S. degree in forest biology from S.U.N.Y. Environmental Science and Forestry School, an M.S. degree in entomology from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. degree in entomology and pesticide toxicology from the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Michael K. Stenstrom
Michael K. Stenstrom is Distinguished Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research and teaching are in the environmental engineering area with emphasis on biological treatment methods and applications of computing technologies to environmental engineering research. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Stenstrom has performed research to characterize stormwater and minimize its impacts on the environment. Dr. Stenstrom’s expertise is in process development for stormwater management and wastewater treatment systems, including mathematical modeling and optimization. He applies these mathematical techniques along with statistical methods to urban runoff and stormwater issues. Through his research, he has developed several models for estimating pollutant discharges in stormwater runoff. Dr. Stenstrom received his B.S. in electrical and computer engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental systems engineering from Clemson University.

Dr. Xavier Swamikannu
Xavier Swamikannu is an assistant adjunct professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He previously worked for more than 20 years at the California Water Quality Control Board in Los Angeles and served as its chief of stormwater programs, partnering with UCLA faculty to fund research and bring science into public decision-making. His research interests include the progress of regulatory policy for water quality protection, its implementation, and effectiveness in the United States and California. Areas of focus include the potential water quality impacts of hydraulic fracturing, eliminating barriers to the implementation of green infrastructure, better understanding of the effectiveness of stormwater control measures, and standardizing water quality modeling methods for use by local governments in surface water pollution control planning. Dr. Swamikannu was a member of the National Academies’ Committee on Reducing Stormwater Discharge Contributions to Water Pollution. He was also a U.S. Fulbright Senior Environmental Leadership Fellow at the Government of India’s Central Pollution Control Board. Dr. Swamikannu received his B.S degree in natural and chemical sciences from St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore, India, his M.S. degree in environmental sciences from Texas Christian University, and his doctorate degree (D.Env.) in environmental science and engineering from UCLA.

Statement of Committee Composition
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: Michael K. Stenstrom

The conflict of interest policy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ( prohibits the appointment of an individual to a committee authoring a Consensus Study Report if the individual has a conflict of interest that is relevant to the task to be performed. An exception to this prohibition is permitted if the National Academies determines that the conflict is unavoidable and the conflict is publicly disclosed. A determination of a conflict of interest for an individual is not an assessment of that individual's actual behavior or character or ability to act objectively despite the conflicting interest.

Michael Stenstrom has a conflict of interest in relation to his service on the Committee on Improving the Next-Generation EPA Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges because he serves on the Santa Susana Stormwater Expert Panel, a committee constituted to provide guidance to Boeing and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on stormwater management at the Santa Susana site.

The National Academies has concluded that in order for the committee to accomplish the tasks for which it was established, its membership must include at least one person with current experience in, and knowledge of, statistical and numerical methods in the analyses of industrial stormwater data. As described in his biographical summary, Dr. Stenstrom has extensive current experience developing models to estimate pollutant discharges in stormwater runoff, and in applying mathematical modeling and statistical methods to the analysis of urban and industrial stormwater data.

The National Academies has determined that the experience and expertise of Dr. Stenstrom is needed for the committee to accomplish the task for which it has been established. The National Academies could not find another available individual with the equivalent experience and expertise who does not have a conflict of interest. Therefore, the National Academies has concluded that the conflict is unavoidable.

The National Academies believes that Dr. Michael Stenstrom can serve effectively as a member of the committee, and the committee can produce an objective report, taking into account the composition of the committee, the work to be performed, and the procedures to be followed in completing the study.