Katie Carpenter is a tremendous asset to the Non-15 Program in the Fresno office. Katie’s attitude and work ethic, in addition to her in-depth technical knowledge and experience with the Water Board, allows her to take on some of the most challenging tasks that our office has encountered. Katie consistently demonstrates her ability to be the lead staff on complex projects and provides thorough review allowing management to make well-informed decisions. Management consistently receives high praise for Katie from both the public and co-workers.
Katie has recently taken the lead for reviewing Nitrate Initial Assessments submitted for food processors and domestic wastewater treatment facilities to comply with the nitrate control program of CV-SALTS. Her knowledge of the facilities and CV-SALTS requirements were crucial to her review of the Assessment reports.
Katie's new role within the unit is to continue drafting a General Order for food processors within the region to allow efficient and consistence permitting.
Katie also has her hands in the day-to-day permitting tasks including: issuing Notices of Applicability and Monitoring and Reporting Programs for existing General Orders, reviewing Reports of Waste Discharge to begin the start of the permitting process for individual Waste Discharge Requirements, review of a CEQA document for modification to a major winery, handling multiple inquiries from the public and regulated community related to CV-SALTS and Local Agency Management Programs, and processing Public Records Act requests.
Katie possesses a vast amount of experience and knowledge of the Non-15 Program and is a valuable member of our Fresno office team. She is very deserving of this award.