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8 Pre-Conference Workshops and 6 Certifications

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  August 27 and 28

Technical Assessments on Storm Water Pollutant Discharges
(Previously referred to as Developing Effective and Practical Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans)
Sunday and Monday August 27, 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Registration Fee: $275.00

  August 27

Sunday August 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Registration Fee: $275.00

  August 28

Monday August 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Registration Fee: $275.00

Monday August 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit

Registration Fee: $275.00

Monday August 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit

Registration Fee: $275.00

Monday August 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit

Registration Fee: $275.00

Monday August 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit

Registration Fee: $275.00

Monday August 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
0.5 Continuing Education Unit

Registration Fee: $275.00

  Certifications, August 27 and 28

Monday and Sunday August 27, 28, 2017
CISEC
ENVIROCERT

Registration requires additional information and prior approval

 

 

 

Technical Assessments on Storm Water Pollutant Discharges


Two-Days: Sunday, August 27 and Monday, August 28
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
Registration Fee: $275

This intermediate level course for designers and reviewers will be a “hands-on” presentation about developing effective and practical pollution management plans for different projects (e.g., subdivision, linear, commercial, etc.). Participants will learn about optimizing the use of temporary structures to minimize pollutant discharges due to runoff and wind. Erosion control methods will be presented and shown how their continued use can reduce construction costs during project development. Emphasis on identifying limitations of sediment and erosion control methods will be continually stressed throughout the two-day class. While working in small groups, participants will develop pollution managements narratives and sediment and erosion control drawings by assessing site conditions, deciding how project development will occur, identifying BMPs to use, generating specifications, creating inspection requirements, and so forth. The class will culminate with each group presenting their narrative and the accompanying sediment and erosion control drawings.

INSTRUCTORS
Dr. Jerald Fifield
Since 1982 when Dr. Fifield started HydroDynamics Incorporated, he has been actively involved with drainage, sediment and erosion control, water rights, and nonpoint pollution control. Through his company, he develops sediment and erosion control plans, completes drainage analysis, provides inspection services, and teaches about controlling sediment and erosion on construction sites. Jerry has authored numerous professional papers, researched sediment and erosion control products, and written sediment and erosion control manual for designers and a field manual for inspectors and contractors.

Tina Evans
Since earning her degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1999, Tina Evans has been working as a consultant at HydroDynamics Incorporated. She is involved with research for expert testimony, works on SWPPP development, and completes construction site inspections. Tina also assists with drainage assessments, develops sediment and erosion control plans for contractors, coordinates activities associated with sediment and erosion control, analyzes drainage issues for homeowners, and teaches about controlling sediment and erosion on construction sites.

Manual plus supplemental material will be provided for participants.

 


 


Repairing Entrenched, Incised, and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams – Techniques and Case Studies


Monday, August 28, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
Registration Fee: $275

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Urban stream entrenchment, incision, and degradation are a high-priority, national issue leading to poor water quality, loss of riparian function, loss of aquatic habitat and costly threats to infrastructure. Roads, highways and bridges are especially subject to these impacts; the repairs and remediations are often costly and commonly rely on riprap, concrete or other “hard engineering” techniques that do not address the underlying problems – excess stream energy. Acquiring environmental permits for riverine projects in areas of sensitive species is also problematic - Resource Agencies often want designs with less rock, include bioengineering, and utilizing natural design methods.
This course will deal with some of the tools needed to design and build naturally functioning stream, river, and creek reaches.   The material will be presented with the extensive use of Case Studies.  John McCullah will present projects utilizing Bioengineering and Environmentally-Sensitive techniques from US, and Canada, to New Zealand, some spanning over 15 years.  Case studies will be enhanced with the use of Dirt Time video clips.
In 2005, the Transportation Research Board and National Cooperative Highway Research Board published NCHRP Report 544 – Environmentally Sensitive Channel and Bank Protection Methods. Often referred to a “Alternatives to Riprap”, this report, authored by J. McCullah, D. Gray, and D.F. Shields was published on CD and includes over 50 Techniques, from re-directive Rock Vanes and Bendway Weirs to Vegetated Rip Rap and Longitudinal Stone Toe with Live Siltation. It incorporates design considerations, construction specifications and detailed drawings (in AutoCad format).  CD/DVD Version of ESenSS design guidance manual will be provided free to all class attendees. 

This class is a must for Engineers, Hydrologists, Planners, and Ecologists who are challenged with Urban Stream “greening”, highway repair, and channel restoration. Join these experienced project designers and builders to see what has worked and what not.  The training will be fast and fluid, using case studies, Dirt Time movie clips and extensive use of Case Studies.  Guidance documents, including the NCHRP Report 544 – Environmentally Sensitive Channel and Bank Protection Methods on CD, will be provided for free.
John will present information that will be exceptionally relevant to the Pacific Northwest where endangered salmonid species and the associated life stage habitats are of concern.   As a watershed restorationist and design/ build contractor John will show how special construction techniques, combined with these “self-mitigating habitat enhancing methods” can build projects; 1. Without requiring costly river diversions/isolation techniques, 2. Without excessive destruction of the stream banks and channel bottoms, 3. Using designs that include appropriate bioengineering methods to ensure maximum geotechnical and habitat enhancements, and 4. With little to no downstream increases in turbidity!

Attendees will learn about “thalweg management”, an approach to natural river design that looks at the vectors of high velocity during large flows, not just the average channel velocities or shear.  And you will learn about the environmentally–sensitive redirective techniques, such as Rock Vanes and Bendway Weirs, which can be employed to “manage the thalweg”.  Redirective methods, using well graded stone and a wide array of bioengineering have been used successfully for decades throughout the US.  Similarly, John has designed and built projects in ecologically sensitive streams throughout California, Canada and New Zealand.  John will present relevant project case studies to show “the proof’s in the pudding”.

 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
Basic Fluvio-geomorphology
Stream Form and process
Lane’s Equation, Channel Evolution Model
Cause and effects of Entrenchment
Proper Function – how a stream “naturally dissipates excess energy” is a design clue
Techniques for Channel and Bank Stabilization
The NCHRP Report 544 – Environmentally Sensitive Channel and Bank Protection Methods
Biotechnical – use of engineered materials with vegetation
Large wood debris, living walls
Engineered rock riffles as grade control
Redirective vs. Resistive bank protection
Other Solutions
Flood terraces, inset floodplains

INSTRUCTOR
John McCullah, President, Salix Applied Earthcare, Northern California
John McCullah is a fluvio geomorphologist and Certified Professional Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist (CPESC) with more than 20 years of experience implementing erosion control, stream/river restoration, and bioengineering projects. John’s trainings are filled with first hand, practical experiences. He will show you not only what applications work, but why some practices are not so good! This course will focus on low-cost and environmentally sensitive methods to control riverbank erosion.

John has a B.S. from Humboldt University in Watershed Geology, an A.A. in Biology from Shasta College, and is a CA Landscape Contractor. He has been an adjunct instructor at Shasta College for 16 years. As past Project Manager for Trinity and Western Shasta RCDs and as current Executive Director for Sacramento Watersheds Action Group, he has had extensive experience designing, building, and monitoring projects.

 


 


BMP Selection to Improve Your Watershed

Monday, August 28, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
Registration Fee: $275

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Selecting the right Best Management Practices (BMPs) is crucial for protecting and improving watersheds, but understanding the array of choices and the conditions in which different BMPs are most effective can seem overwhelming.

This comprehensive workshop guides program managers and engineers through the criteria necessary for selection of the most effective BMPs for a project. It begins with a discussion of pollutant types and their sources, moving into an overview of pollutant removal unit processes, followed by a discussion on regulations for impaired waters, NPDES, TMDLs, and numeric nutrient criteria. The next part of the course addresses the difference between new development BMP design and retrofitting existing development for TMDL compliance.

A detailed description of 33 BMPs is given—from ponds, alum injection systems, and constructed wetlands, to various types of media filters, inlet devices, sand filters, hydrodynamic devices, and more. Low-impact development rainwater harvesting methods and applications will be demonstrated. A section on selection criteria gives participants a list of factors for making the best choices, including not only pollutant removal effectiveness, but also types of pollutants, available space, groundwater level, soil type, and maintenance costs. The workshop also includes discussions of first flush, monitoring of BMPs, and BMP removal efficiency databases. Several computer models and case studies of pollutant loading calculations for TMDL compliance and pollutant removal calculations for BMPs and treatment trains are demonstrated. An in-depth look at BMP inspections and maintenance will also be given along with a method to track sediment removals from street sweeping and maintenance activities to achieve reductions in TMDL allocations.

INSTRUCTOR
Stuart Stein, P.E., DWRE, and president of GKY and Associates
Stuart Stein has over 33 years of experience in stormwater management and water resources engineering, including watershed management plans, stormwater and drainage studies, MS4 compliance, BMP design and analysis, TMDLs, and flood studies. He has coauthored several publications, including the Federal Highway Administration’s popular Evaluation and Management of Highway Runoff Water Quality, and its Urban Drainage Design Manual, Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 22. He assisted the EPA’s Office of Policy in evaluating the impacts of land development alternatives (e.g., traditional sprawl, smart growth) on water quality. Stuart serves on the faculty of Virginia Tech’s civil engineering department, where he teaches urban hydrology and environmental systems modeling. He was also chair of the ASCE’s National Urban Water Infrastructure Management Committee and chair of the ASCE TMDL Evaluation Task Committee.

 


 

 


Construction Site SWPPP Compliance:  Tools, Tricks, and Tips


Monday, August 28, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
Registration Fee: $275

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This fresh approach to stormwater compliance for construction sites will focus on strategies that are not necessarily highly technical; rather, they demand high levels of common sense. If you or your construction site exposes more than an acre of disturbed soil, you already understand the confusing, comprehensive regulations surrounding stormwater compliance.

What the industry or the regulatory professionals have not yet provided, is a simplified approach to satisfying these regulations. What can one construction site do to manage the runoff and still remain profitable? This course will be the first step in demystifying the intense, broad regulations that affect construction projects all throughout the United States.  This will be done by placing focus on determining with a risk assessment mindset, what strategies are the most important in maintaining an environmentally compliant project?

In addition to onsite examples, participants will look into the design issues that often set projects up for failure, learning important lessons and mistakes to avoid when correctly assessing a site for environmental compliance and determining what practices will best manage compliance. Finally, the participant will learn what to do when unforeseen circumstances occur; how to plan for extreme situations and what types of language to include for rapid response procedures.

Although not intended for academic purposes, this course will speak to strategies and processes of compliance, focusing on techniques, not specific practice installation or performance standards. In addition, the goal of this course is to share common misconceptions, techniques that expose sites to the highest level of risk, and the common sense strategies for compliance that many sites do not take full advantage of.

Participants can expect to walk away with specific techniques for each phase of construction.  This will aid the site manager in making sure their project is not fined. In addition to case history examples, interviews with project managers and site environmental penalty examples, this course provides real data to consider when making site management decisions.

The key concept remains: plain, construction-focused language that will allow the participant to make informed decisions for environmental compliance.

INSTRUCTOR
Jennifer Hildebrand, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, CISEC environmental compliance manager, WSB and Associates Inc.
Jennifer Hildebrand has been involved in the erosion and sediment industry for more than 23 years. She has an M.A. in business administration from Augsburg College, and specializes in compliance strategies within the stormwater market. Currently with WSB and Associates, Jennifer’s experience and industry involvement allow WSB to deliver excellence in environmental compliance to their clients. Her specialties include stormwater compliance issues, training and awareness programs, site inspection programs, compliance program design, and site plan reviews. She has developed and delivered education and compliance programs in both the construction and post construction stormwater market. Her involvement in the construction industry has provided her with valuable experience in a wide variety of stormwater compliance products and services.  As a result, Jennifer has developed a selection of technologies that involve several methods of hydraulic application techniques and biotechnical stabilization practices throughout the United States and Canada. This private industry experience and public representation experience provides opportunities for facilitation of appropriate stormwater, erosion, sediment, control programs, and techniques. In addition, this experience illuminates the challenges and opportunities that exist in post construction phases of stormwater compliance. Her presentations and classes have been conducted in many states throughout the United States and Canada. She has also spoken and presented materials at multiple government agencies and Departments of Transportation. She has been a part of specifications and standards development for Wisconsin; Iowa; Minnesota; North and South Dakota; and Manitoba, Canada.

 


 

 


Stormwater Pollution Modeling for LID, TMDL, and Retrofitting Analyses— An Overview of WinSLAMM


Monday, August 28, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
Registration Fee: $275

This course requires all attendees to have a laptop computer with them for use during the course. If you plan on attending with someone from your organization, you may also share a computer.

Attendees with their own laptop may use a temporary license of the model during the course. WinSLAMM can be run on a PC with Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and will need a CD drive and/or a USB port to load the program. You will need administrative privileges for the computer if the program is not pre-loaded.

Course Description
This hands-on, computer-based course will demonstrate how to use WinSLAMM to utilize source area stormwater controls to maintain or create a hydrologically functional landscape that mimics natural watersheds’ hydrologic functions (volume, frequency, recharge, and discharge). By integrating source area controls into site design, you can approach the pre-development site stability to retain water and pollutants.

You will learn to:
• Quantify pollutant sources in complex urban watersheds
• Predict the performance and impact of many interacting development and control options
• Calculate pollutant loads and runoff volumes from various structural and non-structural management scenarios
• Estimate and compare the costs of stormwater control practices

About WinSLAMM
WinSLAMM is a Windows-based, continuous simulation computer program, that helps water resources professionals make effective decisions by modeling the stormwater impacts of new or existing developments and evaluating the benefits of various control measures. The WinSLAMM model has been used for over 15 years to calculate urban stormwater runoff volume, pollution loads, and assess a wide range of management measures. The model enables accurate planning-level and design-level analyses. Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources has adopted the model for regulatory compliance purposes. The WinSLAMM batch processor provides data for decision makers to select the most cost-effective alternative stormwater control practices. WinSLAMM is typically used in continuous simulations of at least one year of local rain events to examine these issues over a wide range of actual site conditions.

The one-day course will cover:
• Modeling terminology and preparing to model WinSLAMM theory and practice
• WinSLAMM model features and navigation
• Base file setup
• Grass swale & filter strip modeling/design
• Biofilter modeling/design
• Analyzing an example LID subdivision development for stormwater volume and TSS loads

INSTRUCTORS
John Voorhees, P.E., PH, Water Resources Engineer, AECOM

Dr. Robert Pitt, Ph.D., P.E., Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems, University of Alabama

James Bachhuber, PH, Brown and Caldwell
James Bachhuber is a nationally respected hydrologist with extensive experience in urban stormwater management planning, pollution modeling, stormwater permitting, ordinance development, and the analysis of urban stormwater BMPs. At the Wisconsin DNR, he helped develop applications for rural and urban nonpoint source pollution load models. As a consulting engineer, he manages water resource projects dealing with urban stormwater runoff, environmental impacts, and TMDLs.

Caroline Burger, P.E., Water Resource Engineer, Brown and Caldwell
Caroline Burger has 10 years of experience in stormwater management planning, pollution modeling and monitoring, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater permitting, ordinance development, and analysis of BMPs. She has extensive experience using WinSLAMM and has been a key part of the team involved with the calibration and development of the WinSLAMM model itself.

 


 


Fundamentals of an MS4 Stormwater Management program


SUNDAY, August 27, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
0.5 Continuing Education Unit
Registration Fee: $275

Course Description
Breaking down the fundamental components of a Municipal Stormwater or MS4 General Permit
This course identifies the components and fundamental considerations that go in to developing a stormwater management program for a permitted municipality. This workshop breaks down each core element of a program and identifies areas of consideration necessary to meet regulatory requirements.

Content includes:
•             Permit requirements and paradigm shifts in municipal stormwater management
•             Identify necessary program elements for a complete MS4 program
•             Fundamental program considerations for IDDE, private and public infrastructure inspections
•             Small works erosion and sediment controls
•             Discussion on maintenance programs including LID infrastructure
•             Considerations for sampling programs
•             Group discussions on elements of a program and lessons learned

The content is designed to help municipalities develop a comprehensive stormwater management program and how to plan for meeting today’s permit requirements while looking towards the future.

INSTRUCTOR
Nathan Hardebeck, CWT, LLC, Principal
Nathan Hardebeck has over 16 years of experience in the environmental consulting field with an emphasis on best management practices (BMPs) and program management related to stormwater services. His professional experience and responsibilities include providing training and technical expertise for stormwater management for public agencies as well as working on behalf of private clients and industries on their management and BMP and sampling programs.  A gifted educator, Nathan is much sought after presenter at conferences, seminars, and symposiums. He has the ability to communicate complex information using real-life examples that holds the audiences’ attention while they learn the intricacies of topics including stormwater management, BMPs, and erosion control.  He is a published author and photographer.

 


 

 


Biotic Ligand Model - An Overview

Monday, August 28, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
0.5 Continuing Education Unit Registration
Fee: $275

Course Description
At the BLM workshop, attendees will learn the fundamentals of metals toxicology and bioavailability in the environment and how the BLM can address a wide range of water quality scenarios. Software use and options will be demonstrated for generating the EPA-recommended ambient water quality criteria (AWQC) for copper, as well as evaluating the aquatic life toxicity of various metals based on simple water quality measurement. Basic options will be covered for estimating missing parameters and using simplified inputs, as well as more advanced options for developing benchmarks for time-variable scenarios, evaluating multiple metals, and evaluating more complicated toxicological effects such as fish olfactory and behavior responses. Attendees will learn about best practices for gathering BLM input datasets and hear a summary of national and international status of BLM use and adoptions by States for AWQC and site-specific WQC. Case studies including NPDES scenarios will be provided. Attendees will receive software and course materials to take home for future reference.

This introductory presentation provides an overview of the BLM and addresses commonly asked questions, such as:

What is the BLM?
Why is the BLM an improvement over EPA's old hardness-based copper criteria?
How do the BLM-derived criteria compare to the hardness-based criteria?
What input parameters are needed to run the BLM?
How has the BLM approach been applied in practice?


Instructor:
Bob Santore MS, Partner, Windward Environmental
Bob Santore is an environmental scientist with over 20 years of experience in environmental and aquatic chemistry, EPA regulatory issues, site-specific criteria, water quality modeling, and chemical modeling. Bob has led efforts in developing BLM versions for a variety of metals and environmental media, for both freshwater and marine environments. These efforts have resulted in a number of software packages that provide easy-to-use approaches to assess metal bioavailability when setting site-specific water quality criteria and assessing ecological risk associated with metals in the environment.


 

 

 

Fundamentals of Industrial Stormwater Management

Monday, August 28, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
0.5 Continuing Education Unit Registration
Fee: $275

Course Description:  An analysis of the fundamental components of an Industrial Stormwater or Multi-Sector General Permit
This course identifies the components and the fundamental considerations that go in to developing a stormwater management program for an industrial operation. This workshop communicates practical steps to consider in implementing a cost-effective and compliant program at your facility. The workshop breaks down each element of a program and what decision processes are needed to meet regulatory requirements.
Content includes:
•             Permit requirements and the policy drivers of industrial stormwater management
•             How to develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
•             Fundamentals of a Sampling Plan, Monitoring and Reporting
•             Considerations for a Spill Prevention and Emergency Cleanup Plan
•             The world of Best Management Practices (BMPs) from operational to treatment, and more.
The content is designed to help permittees understand the fundamentals of a comprehensive stormwater management program, but also goes in depth into sampling and monitoring and the information will assist even the most seasoned engineers and consultants.

INSTRUCTOR Nathan Hardebeck, CWT, LLC., Principal
Nathan Hardebeck has over 16 years of experience in the environmental consulting field with an emphasis on best management practices (BMPs) and program management related to stormwater services. His professional experience and responsibilities include providing training and technical expertise for stormwater management for public agencies as well as working on behalf of private clients and industries on their management and BMP and sampling programs.  A gifted educator, Nathan is a much sought after presenter at conferences, seminars, and symposiums. He has the ability to communicate complex information using real-life examples that holds the audiences’ attention while they learn the intricacies of topics including stormwater management, BMPs, and erosion control.  He is a published author and photographer.


 

 


CISEC and EnviroCert Certifications

Applicants should read through the registration process carefully and prepare the information requested. Please direct all questions about eligibility or registration procedures to the contacts listed under each certification.

CISEC®

Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC®)

CISEC Training Modules and Examination (Skill Level: Intermediate)

Review Course ($275.00):
Sunday August 27, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Monday August 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Certification Exam (approval required): 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Why Attend this Course?
CISEC, Inc. provides a nationwide inspector certification program (see www.cisecinc.org) for individuals that: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in the principles and practices of sediment and erosion control and their applicability to development of discharge permit documents,

Demonstrate the necessary skills to observe onsite and offsite conditions that impact the quality of storm water discharges from active construction sites,

Demonstrate the ability to inspect installed best management practices and their ongoing maintenance to determine if the mitigation measures will minimize the discharge of sediment and other pollutants from active construction sites,

Demonstrate the ability to communicate and report on their inspection of active construction sites as to whether compliance issues may exist with federal, state and/or local discharge permit regulations.

This two-day intermediate level course will provide training modules to those
Seeking to become construction site sediment and erosion control inspectors,

Seeking a comprehensive education program that meets sediment and inspection requirements as found in EPA’s Construction General Permit, and

Provide an opportunity for inspectors, designers, and regulatory personnel to improve upon their educational background before sitting for the CISEC certification examination.

Course Outline
Day 1 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Module 1: EPA Rules & Regulations Clean Water Act

NPDES 2012 General Permit

Evaluating the CGP

Understanding a SWPPP and the S&EC Drawings

 

Module 2: Background of an Inspector

Definitions

Erosion, sediment and sedimentation

Polymers and Sedimentation

A Primer on Hydrology

Hydrographs and sedimentation

Watersheds and discharge points

Critical Inspector Requirements

SWPPPs and BMPs

Communication

Recognizing Limitations

CISEC Code of Ethics

 

 

Module 3: Inspecting BMPs Understanding the Phases of Construction

Inspecting

Barriers

Check structures

Drains and inlets

Sediment Containment Systems

Polymers

Wind/Dust control methods

Erosion control practices

Hazardous waste material sites

Writing and Assessing Inspection Reports

 

 

Day 2 (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.)
Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections Inspection Requirements

Role of Designers, Inspectors, and Contractors

Inspector Responsibilities During Construction Activities

Inspection Reports

Reporting on BMP Maintenance

Documentation and Communication

Working with Contractors and Clients

Inspecting Construction Sites

During Grading

During Construction

 

 

Day 2 (1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
CISEC Certification Examination

Register for the one-and-one-half day Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) training modules on Sunday and Monday, August 21 and 22, and apply through CISEC Inc. (at www.cisecinc.org) to determine whether you are eligible to take the examination on Monday, August 3. You may register to attend the training modules only without having to take the examination. Also, there is no requirement to take the training modules before sitting for the certifying examination.
Please note: To take the CISEC certification examination you must have received a letter of approval from the CISEC Inc. See details under “How to Apply for the Examination.” Additional information and the required forms are available at www.cisecinc.org.
What is CISEC?
If you are an experienced construction site inspector, you can take the next professional step by becoming a CISEC to show your distinction and professionalism in the field.
Any individual registered as a CISEC must be ready to demonstrate:
Comprehensive knowledge in the principles and practices of sediment and erosion control and their applicability to development of discharge permit documents
The necessary skills to observe onsite and offsite conditions that impact the quality of stormwater discharges from active construction sites
The ability to inspect installed best management practices and their ongoing maintenance to determine if the mitigation measures will minimize the discharge of sediment and other pollutants from active construction sites
The ability to communicate and report on their inspection of active construction sites as to whether compliance issues may exist with federal, state, and/or local discharge permit regulations
How to Get Certified
A CISEC is one who has demonstrated his or her proficiency in observing, inspecting, and reporting on the implementation of stormwater pollution prevention plans by passing the 3.5–4.0 hours certification examination with a score of 75% or better.
Minimum Qualifications
An applicant becoming a CISEC must demonstrate the following background and expertise:
A complete understanding about sediment and erosion processes, and how the discharge of pollutants associated with construction activities may impact the environment
The ability to meet EPA’s requirements for a qualified inspector and an understanding of federal regulations associated with the NPDES discharge permit
Ability to read and understand construction site stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs), and able to fully comprehend accompanying sediment and erosion control drawings
Construction site experience on inspecting the installation and maintenance of BMPs, identifying waste management problems, and addressing impacts by non-stormwater discharges
The ability to communicate and write accurate inspection reports. Applicants are expected to have inspection skills in one or more of the following types of construction projects: large land development, linear (e.g., roadway, pipeline), vertical (e.g., town homes, single-family residence), or big box (e.g., commercial buildings).
An applicant’s skills will be determined through testing and training provided by the CISEC program, which is designed for achieving proficiency in the process of inspecting and reporting on construction site sediment and erosion control practices.
How to Register for the Training Modules -Two Step Registration Process:
Anyone is eligible to attend the training modules on Sunday and Monday, August 21 and 22. However, you must complete the StormCon registration form and mail or fax it to us, or register online at www.StormCon.com to reserve your space.
Your registration fee for the training modules includes a manual with essential information and material for inspectors. Whether you’re taking the examination or are considering becoming certified in the future, this is a great opportunity to review the principles of site inspection and erosion and sediment control.
Please note: CISEC Inc. will NOT process any StormCon registration fees for the training modules. You must register and pay to StormCon ($275.00) and all eligibility fees are paid to CISEC for the exam.
How to Apply for the Examination
To be eligible to sit for the CISEC examination on Monday, August 22, you must receive approval from CISEC Inc. This requires submittal of an application and paying the $150 (if you are registered for the training modules) or $350 (if you are not taking the training modules) processing fee to CISEC Inc. StormCon will NOT process any processing fees for the certification examination.
For a CISEC examination application form and fee information, please visit www.cisecinc.org. To download an application PDF form, visit www.cisecinc.org/id1.html, or the “Training and Exam Date” tab as found on the website. You are not eligible to take the certification test unless you have received a confirmation letter from the CISEC Inc. prior to the examination date.
CISEC Examination Application Deadline
The CISEC review committee needs at least 21 days to evaluate your information and to determine your eligibility to sit for the examination. Your materials must be received by CISEC Inc. no later than August 1, 2017.
CISEC Contact Information
Phone: 720-235-2783
Fax: 303-841-6383
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.cisecinc.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 188, Parker, CO 80134
Who Sponsors CISEC Certification?
The Certified Inspector in Sediment and Erosion Control program was launched at StormCon in 2005 and is sponsored by CISEC Inc. and its registrants. Today, CISECs are demonstrating throughout the United States their inspection skills and expertise by fulfilling requirements set forth in the Construction General Permit as developed by EPA.
The State of California Water Resources Control Board acknowledges that a CISEC is a “Qualified SWPPP Practitioner” able to conduct construction site sediment and erosion control inspections throughout the State of California. Numerous states, municipalities, developers, builders, and private contractors are emulating the State Water Board policy and recognizing that the CISEC program is setting the nationwide industry standard for certifying construction site sediment and erosion control inspectors.

 

INSTRUCTOR

To be Determined


 

 

EnviroCert Certifications (CESSWI™, CPESC®, CPSWQ®, CPMSM™, CPISM™)

 

Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI™)

Review Course:
Sunday, August 27
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Certification Exam:
Monday, August 28
8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

WHAT IS CESSWI?
The CESSWI program is intended to ensure certificants meet the Federal requirements including the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System definition of “Qualified Personnel.” CESSWI training and certification addresses all aspects of providing complete inspections for erosion and sediment control and stormwater compliance. These professionals have been tested and have demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of: documentation, communication, safety, the rules and methods of erosion and sediment control and stormwater control and management.

CESSWI CERTIFICATION BENEFITS YOU BY

  • Demonstrating proficiency in the erosion, sediment, and stormwater inspection field
  • Enhancing your technical and professional credibility
  • Satisfying the qualified-person requirement in some local and state programs
  • Increasing personal value, recognition, and marketability
  • Encouraging greater commitment and personal career growth

Register for the full-day Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) Exam Review Session on Sunday, August 27, and apply to take the exam on Monday, August 28, or participate in the review session and take the exam at a later date. You may register to attend the review session only, without having to take the exam.

HOW TO GET CERTIFIED
Applicants must successfully pass a proctored one-day exam covering safety, communication, documentation ethics, plan management, inspector duties, BMPs, and federal and state laws and regulations. A full-day exam review session is offered on Sunday, August 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exam is offered the following day, Monday, August 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You must have prior approval to take the exam on Monday, August 28.

HOW TO REGISTER AND APPLY FOR THE EXAM
Anyone is eligible to attend the full-day review session on Sunday, August 27. Please visit www.envirocert.org Certification Portal to begin the application process. You are not eligible to take the exam unless your application has been approved.

CESSWI EXAM APPLICATION DEADLINE
The CESSWI review committee needs 35 days to evaluate your information and confirm your eligibility to sit for the exam.

 

ENVIROCERT INTERNATIONAL, INC. CONTACT INFORMATION
Melissa McKinney
Operations Manager
EnviroCert International Inc.
6 E. Medical Court Drive, Marion, NC 28752
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 828-655-1600 Ext. 133 Fax:
828-655-1622
Web: www.envirocert.org

 


Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC®)

Review Course:
Sunday, August 27
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Certification Exam:
Monday, August 28
8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

WHAT IS CPESC?
Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control is a designation that provides evidence of qualifications in erosion and sediment control principles and applications. The CPESC® certification represents many disciplines and specialties that work to produce site-specific plans and designs that comprehensively address current and potential erosion and sedimentation issues with practices and measures that are cost effective, understandable and that meet environmental and regulatory requirements.

CPESC CERTIFICATION BENEFITS YOU BY

  • Enhancing your professional credibility
  • Promoting public awareness of the erosion and sediment control profession
  • Allowing you greater influence on policy decisions affecting technical and professional issues
  • Providing access to educational opportunities and sources of information
  • Leveraging your career opportunities through professional contacts

Register for the full-day Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control Exam Review Session on Sunday, August 27, and apply to take the exam on Monday, August 28, or participate in the review session and take the exam at a later date. You may register to attend the review session only, without having to take the exam.

 

HOW TO GET CERTIFIED
Applicants must successfully pass a proctored one-day exam covering hydrology, environmental indicators, impacts of urbanization, and federal and state laws and regulations. A full-day exam review session is offered on Sunday, August 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exam is offered the following day, Monday, August 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

HOW TO REGISTER AND APPLY FOR THE EXAM
Anyone is eligible to attend the full-day review session on Sunday, August 27. Please visit www.envirocert.org Certification Portal to begin the application process. You are not eligible to take the exam unless your application has been approved.

CPESC EXAM APPLICATION DEADLINE
The CPESC review committee needs 35 days to evaluate your information and confirm your eligibility to sit for the exam.

ENVIROCERT INTERNATIONAL, INC. CONTACT INFORMATION
Melissa McKinney
Operations Manager
EnviroCert International Inc.
6 E. Medical Court Drive, Marion, NC 28752
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 828-655-1600 Ext. 133 Fax:
828-655-1622
Web: www.envirocert.org

 


Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ®)

Review Course:
Sunday, August 27
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Certification Exam:
Monday, August 28
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHAT IS CPSWQ?
The Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality is a designation that provides evidence of qualifications in stormwater management principles and methods. The CPSWQ program was created to provide professional credentials to individuals working with stormwater quality issues. Individuals holding the CPSWQ Certification have the knowledge and abilities to help projects meet federal stormwater requirements including the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System definition of “Qualified Personnel” and also know how to ensure that the projects they oversee, meet the requirements of State and Local regulations.

CPSWQ CERTIFICATION BENEFITS YOU BY

  • Enhancing your professional credibility
  • Promoting public awareness of the stormwater profession
  • Allowing you greater influence on policy decisions affecting technical and professional issues
  • Providing access to educational opportunities and sources of information
  • Leveraging your career opportunities through professional contacts

Register for the full-day Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) Exam Review Session on
Sunday, August 27, and apply to take the exam on Monday, August 28, or participate in the review session and take the exam at a later date. You may register to attend the review session only, without having to take the exam.

HOW TO REGISTER AND APPLY FOR THE EXAM
Anyone is eligible to attend the full-day review session on Sunday, August 27. Please visit www.envirocert.org Certification Portal to begin the application process. You are not eligible to take the exam unless your application has been approved.

CPSWQ EXAM APPLICATION DEADLINE
The CPSWQ review committee needs 35 days to evaluate your information and confirm your eligibility to sit for the exam.

ENVIROCERT INTERNATIONAL, INC. CONTACT INFORMATION
Melissa McKinney
Operations Manager
EnviroCert International Inc.
6 E. Medical Court Drive, Marion, NC 28752 
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 828-655-1600 Ext. 133 Fax:
828-655-1622
Web: www.envirocert.org

 


Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management (CPMSM™)

Review Course:
Sunday, August 27
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Certification Exam:
Monday, August 28
8:00 A.M. – 1:00P.M.

WHAT IS CPMSM?
The purpose of the CPMSM program is to certify individuals who are technically and ethically qualified to manage or coordinate nationally consistent EPA NPDES MS4 programs which are in compliance with applicable (local, state, provincial, and federal) laws and regulations. CPMSM certification is available to those who have the educational training, as well as the demonstrated expertise and experience in MS4 programs. The primary target audience for this certification is Phase II MS4 staff. However, others such as Phase I MS4 staff, contractors, regulators, etc. could also benefit by obtaining the certification.

 

 

TYPICAL WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE THAT SOMEONE SEEKING THE CERTIFICATION MAY HAVE INCLUDES

  • MS4 Program Coordinators typically serve as an overall program manager.
  • Coordinators manage all six minimum control measures
  • (public education and outreach, public participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post-construction runoff control, and good housekeeping and pollution prevention).
  • Coordinators must work well with various inter-agency departments since the MS4 permit affects many activities within a regulated MS4 area.
  • Coordinators may control or assist with their overall program budget and funds.
  • Coordinators give input
  • and are responsible for ordinance language, as well as implementing those ordinances for illicit discharge, construction runoff, and post-construction runoff control.
  • Coordinators manage database information pertaining to their NPDES MS4 permit.
  • Coordinators are responsible for compiling and submitting compliance reporting to their state permitting authorities.

CPMSM CERTIFICATION BENEFITS YOU BY

  • Enhancing your professional credibility
  • Promoting public awareness of the EPA NPDES MS4 program
  • Allowing you greater influence on policy decisions affecting technical and professional issues
  • Providing access to educational opportunities and sources of information
  • Leveraging your career opportunities through professional contacts

Register for the full-day CPMSM Exam Review Session on Sunday, August 27, and apply to take the exam on Monday, August 28, or participate in the review session and take the exam at a later date. You may register to attend the review session only, without having to take the exam and obtaining pre-approval.

HOW TO GET CERTIFIED
Applicants must successfully pass a proctored one-day exam covering the six minimum control measures, environmental indicators, overall MS4 program management, as well as federal and state laws and regulations. A full-day exam review session is offered on Sunday, August 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exam is offered the following day, Monday, August 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You must have prior approval to take the exam on Monday, August 28.

HOW TO REGISTER AND APPLY FOR THE EXAM
Anyone is eligible to attend the full-day review session on Sunday, August 27. Please visit www.envirocert.org Certification Portal to begin the application process. You are not eligible to take the exam unless you application has been approved.

CPMSM EXAM APPLICATION DEADLINE
The CPMSM review committee needs 35 days to evaluate your information and confirm your eligibility to sit for the exam.

ENVIROCERT INTERNATIONAL, INC. CONTACT INFORMATION
Melissa McKinney
Operations Manager
EnviroCert International Inc.
6 E. Medical Court Drive, Marion, NC 28752
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 828-655-1600 Ext. 133 Fax: 828-655-1622
Web: www.envirocert.org

 


Certified Professional in Industrial Stormwater Management (CPISM™) * EXAM ONLY

Certification Exam:
Monday, August 28
8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

WHAT IS CPISM?
(ECI) provides a Professional Certification in Industrial Stormwater Management to verify that Certified Professionals have demonstrated a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the overall industrial practices from a Federal perspective.  The Multi-Sector General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (MSGP) is a federally mandated permit which encompasses stormwater discharges for industrial facilities. The ECI industrial certification (CPISM) ensures that the professional has met the Federal requirements outlined by the EPA’s MSGP.

CPISM CERTIFICATION BENEFITS YOU BY

  • Permit coverage guidelines and requirements;
  • Eligibility under the permit;
  • Compliance, violations and corrective action measures;
  • Effluent and pollutant control measures and limitations;
  • Discharge sources, outfall locations and monitoring;
  • Appropriate sampling and testing procedures;
  • Maintenance and good housekeeping;
  • Mitigation design elements;
  • Development of BMP measures to reduce and prevent industrial stormwater discharges.
  • Preparing SWPPP and monitoring programs; and,
  • Post Construction BMPs and Lid Methods


HOW TO REGISTER AND APPLY FOR THE EXAM

Please visit www.envirocert.org Certification Portal to begin the application process. You are not eligible to take the exam unless your application has been approved.

CPISM EXAM APPLICATION DEADLINE
The CPISM review committee needs 35 days to evaluate your information and confirm your eligibility to sit for the exam.

ENVIROCERT INTERNATIONAL, INC. CONTACT INFORMATION
Melissa McKinney
Operations Manager
EnviroCert International Inc.
6 E. Medical Court Drive, Marion, NC 28752
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 828-655-1600 Ext. 133 Fax:
828-655-1622
Web: www.envirocert.org

Cancellation Policy:
Pre-Conference / Regular Conference Cancellation Policy: Cancellations prior to July 1, 2017, will be subject to a processing fee of 35%. After July 1, 2017, registration fees will not be refunded, but may be applied to another individual's registration fees. StormCon must be notified in writing prior to August 21, 2017 of any transferred registration. A completed form with the new attendee's information must accompany the notification.

Pre-conference Workshop Cancellations: Please register early. Workshops will be cancelled 10 days prior to the event if there is low enrollment at the time. When a workshop is cancelled, candidates will be notified immediately and will receive a complete refund of all pre-confereence workshop fees only. Refunds for credit card transactions processed online will be refunded back to the credit card within 4 - 6 weeks after the cancellation. If workshop registration was not completed online you will be refunded by check within 6 - 8 weeks after the cancellation.

StormCon is not responsible for expenses incurred beyond the enrollment fees.

StormCon is not responsible for EnviroCert certification cancellations. Please see their policy regarding registration and cancellation.