Stormwater Testing and Maintainability Center

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(355)
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1397
Partners: CA, PADOT, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2002
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $135,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Kira Glover-Cutter
Kira.M.GLOVER-CUTTER@odot.state.or.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Brian Smith
brian.smith@dot.gov
Study Champion(s): Kira Glover-Cutter
Kira.M.GLOVER-CUTTER@odot.state.or.us
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Bhaskar Joshi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2020 $10,000.00 Bhaskar Joshi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Rich Heineman Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Rich Heineman Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Rich Heineman Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Rich Heineman Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $5,000.00 Fred Bergdolt Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $5,000.00 Fred Bergdolt Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2018 $5,000.00 Fred Bergdolt Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting requires municipalities and private businesses to adhere to increasingly stringent stormwater quality standards. Stormwater treatment technology can assist users in meeting those standards. Technology vendors, users, and permittees need credible information concerning Stormwater Control Measures (SCM) performance to comply with permit conditions in a timely and cost effective manner. The Stormwater Technology Testing Center (STTC) concept was developed to meet this need through the cooperative efforts of ODOT, Clean Water Services (a local municipal waste-water system), and numerous public and private stakeholders throughout Oregon, Washington, and other regions of the United States.

The STTC will verify the maintainability performance characteristics and costs of innovative commercial-ready stormwater treatment technologies that have the potential to improve protection of water quality and the environment. STTC will provide designers, owners, and permittees of stormwater treatment technologies with an independent and credible assessment of the technology they are purchasing or permitting. The STTC will also have the capability to test three technologies simultaneously for compliance with the Washington Department of Ecology’s Technology Assessment Protocol – Ecology (TAPE) guidelines. Given that the STTC can be easily modified to accommodate other testing protocols, this facility presents multiple opportunities for interagency coordination nationwide, similar to coordination between the Washington State TAPE program and Oregon DOT (STEPP Workgroup, 2014).

To date ODOT has invested over $1M, including FHWA STIC Incentive Program support. Significant progress has already been achieved by ODOT on this project including:

• Business Plan Development

• Maintainability Evaluation Protocol

• Quality Assurance Project Plan Development (Approved by Washington Department of Ecology)

• Site Design and Construction (grading, gravity flow and pumping conveyance systems, control systems, samplers, remote weather stations, etc.)

Link to Informational Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKbGWiOrYBo&feature=youtu.be

Overall objectives of the STTC include:

• Identifying meaningful maintainability metrics for stormwater treatment technologies

• Providing an objective testing and evaluation protocol and process for evaluating the maintainability performance of the technologies that have the most promising potential to reach specific stormwater quality objectives and meet stormwater quality requirements

• Providing technology applicants with credible third-party verification of maintainability performance to facilitate successful technology commercialization and to enhance competitiveness in existing and new markets

• Disseminating widely information comparing testing results and metrics to give technology designers, owners, and permittees confidence in the maintainability characteristics of the technologies they are investing in

• Coordinating efforts with the Washington TAPE program in order to create a comprehensive stormwater treatment technology performance information source.

• Providing streamlined and cost-effective evaluations by eliminating duplication of testing and auditing by public agencies, and duplication of effort by the manufacturers that provide products for evaluation.

Objectives

The specific aim of this proposal is to provide funding for STTC calibration through completion, refinement, and testing of run protocols and business procedures. Proper calibration is essential to assure fair, repeatable, and defensible results when measuring maintainability. In support of FHWA research initiatives (for SP&R funds), the STTC and associated calibrated protocols and procedures will be ideal for downstream Technology Transfer opportunities nationwide. Further, once the facility is fully operational with calibrated run protocols and procedures, stormwater treatment research will be possible, and the run protocols and procedures can be applied to new testing facilities.

Scope of Work

Work needed to bring the STTC into full operation:

Task 1 -- Business Management Services [35%]

1.1 Develop technology selection process

1.2 Develop funds administration process

1.3 Develop and implement Technical Advisory Committee Selection process

1.4 Document and Data Management

1.5 Database and Website Set-up/Support/Maintenance

1.6 Fee Structure for Technology Testing and Data Access

1.7 Program Oversight: Meeting coordination, facilitation, agendas, minutes, form and facilitate working groups.

1.8 Budgets / Expenditure Development and Reporting

1.9 Agreements / IGA’s / Contracting review and development

Task 2 -- Calibration and Testing [40%]

2.1 Weather Station calibration and testing

2.2 Pump and flow control calibration and testing

2.3 Baseline solids loading capacity testing

2.4 Remote operation testing

2.5 Monitoring and control software configuration

2.6 Data security configuration and testing

2.7 Operation & Maintenance Manuals

2.7.1 Pumps

2.7.2 Data Loggers

2.7.3 Auto Samplers and monitoring devices

2.7.4 Flow Level monitoring devices

2.7.5 Telemetry

Task 3 -- Data Protocols and Procedures [25%]

3.1 Data verification and validation protocols

3.2 Data security protocols

3.3 Finalize Methodology for baseline and lifecycle maintenance costs calculations testing

3.4 Data presentation template

3.5 Finalize QA/QC Protocols

Comments

Work is currently underway to complete the calibration of the STTC. Additional partnerships are needed and are actively being pursued (please contact Kira Glover-Cutter; kira.m.glover-cutter@odot.state.or.us; (503) 986-2851). States are encouraged to commit to only the first and second year to accelerate STTC calibration completion. If full funding is received by June 2017, the STTC could be in full operation by Spring 2018. It is desired to complete all of the tasks described above in the 1st year if full funding becomes available. Based upon the current funding participation the schedule for completion of tasks is as follows:

1st Year: Tasks 1.7 [10%]

2nd Year: Tasks 1.2 and 1.8. [10%]

3rd Year: Tasks 1.3, 1.5, and 1.9 [10%]

4th Year: 1.1, 1.4, and 2.5 [10%]

Currently insufficient funds: Task 1.6, 2.1-2.4, 2.6, 2.7, and 3.1-3.5 [60%]

100% SP&R Waiver has been approved.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
TPF-5(355) Waiver Request Letter Solicitation #1397 SPR Waiver Request.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(355) Waiver Approval Letter Approval SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1397.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(355) Acceptance Memo TPF 5(355) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2017 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2017 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2017 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2017 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2018 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2018 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2018 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2018 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Oct 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2019 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2019 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2019 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2019 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2020 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2020.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2020 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2020.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2020 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2020.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2020 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Oct 2020.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2021 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355 Quarterly Report April 2021 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2021 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2021 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public

No document attached.

Stormwater Testing and Maintainability Center

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(355)
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1397
Partners: CA, PADOT, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2002
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $135,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Kira Glover-Cutter
Kira.M.GLOVER-CUTTER@odot.state.or.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Brian Smith
brian.smith@dot.gov
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2019 $10,000.00 Bhaskar Joshi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2020 $10,000.00 Bhaskar Joshi Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Rich Heineman Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Rich Heineman Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Rich Heineman Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Rich Heineman Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $5,000.00 Fred Bergdolt Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $5,000.00 Fred Bergdolt Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2018 $5,000.00 Fred Bergdolt Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting requires municipalities and private businesses to adhere to increasingly stringent stormwater quality standards. Stormwater treatment technology can assist users in meeting those standards. Technology vendors, users, and permittees need credible information concerning Stormwater Control Measures (SCM) performance to comply with permit conditions in a timely and cost effective manner. The Stormwater Technology Testing Center (STTC) concept was developed to meet this need through the cooperative efforts of ODOT, Clean Water Services (a local municipal waste-water system), and numerous public and private stakeholders throughout Oregon, Washington, and other regions of the United States.

The STTC will verify the maintainability performance characteristics and costs of innovative commercial-ready stormwater treatment technologies that have the potential to improve protection of water quality and the environment. STTC will provide designers, owners, and permittees of stormwater treatment technologies with an independent and credible assessment of the technology they are purchasing or permitting. The STTC will also have the capability to test three technologies simultaneously for compliance with the Washington Department of Ecology’s Technology Assessment Protocol – Ecology (TAPE) guidelines. Given that the STTC can be easily modified to accommodate other testing protocols, this facility presents multiple opportunities for interagency coordination nationwide, similar to coordination between the Washington State TAPE program and Oregon DOT (STEPP Workgroup, 2014).

To date ODOT has invested over $1M, including FHWA STIC Incentive Program support. Significant progress has already been achieved by ODOT on this project including:

• Business Plan Development

• Maintainability Evaluation Protocol

• Quality Assurance Project Plan Development (Approved by Washington Department of Ecology)

• Site Design and Construction (grading, gravity flow and pumping conveyance systems, control systems, samplers, remote weather stations, etc.)

Link to Informational Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKbGWiOrYBo&feature=youtu.be

Overall objectives of the STTC include:

• Identifying meaningful maintainability metrics for stormwater treatment technologies

• Providing an objective testing and evaluation protocol and process for evaluating the maintainability performance of the technologies that have the most promising potential to reach specific stormwater quality objectives and meet stormwater quality requirements

• Providing technology applicants with credible third-party verification of maintainability performance to facilitate successful technology commercialization and to enhance competitiveness in existing and new markets

• Disseminating widely information comparing testing results and metrics to give technology designers, owners, and permittees confidence in the maintainability characteristics of the technologies they are investing in

• Coordinating efforts with the Washington TAPE program in order to create a comprehensive stormwater treatment technology performance information source.

• Providing streamlined and cost-effective evaluations by eliminating duplication of testing and auditing by public agencies, and duplication of effort by the manufacturers that provide products for evaluation.

Objectives

The specific aim of this proposal is to provide funding for STTC calibration through completion, refinement, and testing of run protocols and business procedures. Proper calibration is essential to assure fair, repeatable, and defensible results when measuring maintainability. In support of FHWA research initiatives (for SP&R funds), the STTC and associated calibrated protocols and procedures will be ideal for downstream Technology Transfer opportunities nationwide. Further, once the facility is fully operational with calibrated run protocols and procedures, stormwater treatment research will be possible, and the run protocols and procedures can be applied to new testing facilities.

Scope of Work

Work needed to bring the STTC into full operation:

Task 1 -- Business Management Services [35%]

1.1 Develop technology selection process

1.2 Develop funds administration process

1.3 Develop and implement Technical Advisory Committee Selection process

1.4 Document and Data Management

1.5 Database and Website Set-up/Support/Maintenance

1.6 Fee Structure for Technology Testing and Data Access

1.7 Program Oversight: Meeting coordination, facilitation, agendas, minutes, form and facilitate working groups.

1.8 Budgets / Expenditure Development and Reporting

1.9 Agreements / IGA’s / Contracting review and development

Task 2 -- Calibration and Testing [40%]

2.1 Weather Station calibration and testing

2.2 Pump and flow control calibration and testing

2.3 Baseline solids loading capacity testing

2.4 Remote operation testing

2.5 Monitoring and control software configuration

2.6 Data security configuration and testing

2.7 Operation & Maintenance Manuals

2.7.1 Pumps

2.7.2 Data Loggers

2.7.3 Auto Samplers and monitoring devices

2.7.4 Flow Level monitoring devices

2.7.5 Telemetry

Task 3 -- Data Protocols and Procedures [25%]

3.1 Data verification and validation protocols

3.2 Data security protocols

3.3 Finalize Methodology for baseline and lifecycle maintenance costs calculations testing

3.4 Data presentation template

3.5 Finalize QA/QC Protocols

Comments

Work is currently underway to complete the calibration of the STTC. Additional partnerships are needed and are actively being pursued (please contact Kira Glover-Cutter; kira.m.glover-cutter@odot.state.or.us; (503) 986-2851). States are encouraged to commit to only the first and second year to accelerate STTC calibration completion. If full funding is received by June 2017, the STTC could be in full operation by Spring 2018. It is desired to complete all of the tasks described above in the 1st year if full funding becomes available. Based upon the current funding participation the schedule for completion of tasks is as follows:

1st Year: Tasks 1.7 [10%]

2nd Year: Tasks 1.2 and 1.8. [10%]

3rd Year: Tasks 1.3, 1.5, and 1.9 [10%]

4th Year: 1.1, 1.4, and 2.5 [10%]

Currently insufficient funds: Task 1.6, 2.1-2.4, 2.6, 2.7, and 3.1-3.5 [60%]

100% SP&R Waiver has been approved.

Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(355) Waiver Request Letter Solicitation #1397 SPR Waiver Request.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(355) Waiver Approval Letter Approval SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1397.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(355) Acceptance Memo TPF 5(355) Acceptance Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2017 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2017 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2017 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2017 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2018 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2018 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2018 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2018 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Oct 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2019 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2019 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2019 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2019 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2020 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2020.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2020 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2020.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2020 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2020.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2020 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Oct 2020.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report January 2021 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report Jan 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355 Quarterly Report April 2021 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report April 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2021 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report July 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2021 TPF-5(355) Quarterly Report October 2021.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
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