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Arizona Stormwater

Arizona State Overview

Stormwater runoff (discharge) from Arizona construction sites is regulated under section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).  Section 402 outlines the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.  The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) governs stormwater and non stormwater related discharges from construction sites under the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) permitting program. The AZPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Construction Activity requires owners or operators of construction sites to apply for AZPDES General Permit coverage if his/her project site will incorporate: (1) land disturbing activities equal to, or greater than one (1) acre; and (2) construction activities involving less than one (1) acre of land disturbing activity but is part of a common plan of development or sale equal to or greater than one (1) acre.

The rules and regulations associated with AZPDES General Permit for Construction Activities is intended to protect the natural water resources of the State of Arizona.  These regulations are vital to Arizona’s effort to protect and improve water quality within the state. 

To learn more about stormwater management, check out the Stormwater Management section on this website and enroll in one of our online certificate programs before it rains again.

Stormwater runoff (discharge) from Arizona construction sites is regulated under section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).  Section 402 outlines the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.  The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) governs stormwater and non stormwater related discharges from construction sites under the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) permitting program. The AZPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Construction Activity requires owners or operators of construction sites to apply for AZPDES General Permit coverage if his/her project site will incorporate: (1) land disturbing activities equal to, or greater than one (1) acre; and (2) construction activities involving less than one (1) acre of land disturbing activity but is part of a common plan of development or sale equal to or greater than one (1) acre.

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QCIS - Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (CI248)

Type: Online | Price: $559.00

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Course Overview

The 14-hour, Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) online credentialing program is comprised of five (5) courses and corresponding exams. 

This credentialing program educates individuals to properly inspect and maintain a construction site in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.

This program educates students on the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the NPDES permitting program.

This program has been reviewed and recognized by the EPA and is a Level 300 United States Green Build Council approved training.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the components and framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permitting program.
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.
  • Summarize the communication process necessary between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution plan designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project.

Required Learning Modules

  1. Intro to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Program
  2. Principles and Practices of Erosion Control
  3. Principles and Practices of Sediment Control
  4. Principles and Practices of Pollution Prevention
  5. On-site Construction Inspections

Course Length: 14-Hours PDH: 14 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2-Years Program Outline

 

QPswppp - Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (CP248)

Type: Online | Price: $659.00

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Course Overview

The 16.5-hour, Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (QPswppp) online credentialing program is comprised of six (6) courses and corresponding exams.

This program educates individuals to prepare Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.

As a QPswppp, you will receive a dual credential as a QCIS, which qualifies you to inspect and maintain construction sites for stormwater compliance. This program covers the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the NPDES permitting program.

This program has been reviewed and recognized by the EPA and is a Level 300 United States Green Build Council approved training.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the components and framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect a construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.
  • Summarize the communication process necessary between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution prevention plan designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project.

Required Learning Modules

  1. Intro to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program
  2. Principles and Practices of Erosion Control
  3. Principles and Practices of Sediment Control
  4. Principles and Practices of Pollution Prevention
  5. On-site Construction Inspections
  6. Preparation of a Construction SWPPP

Course Length: 16.5 PDH: 16 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2-Years Program Outline

 

QCIS - Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater - Recert (CI248R)

Type: Online | Price: $279.00

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Course Overview

The 7-hour, Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) online recert program is comprised of five (5) courses and corresponding exams.

This program is designed to re-educate individuals who possess a QCIS or QPswppp credential to properly inspect and maintain a construction site in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.

This program covers the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the NPDES permitting program.

This program has been reviewed and recognized by the EPA and is a Level 300 United States Green Build Council approved training.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the components and framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permitting program.
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.
  • Summarize the communication process necessary between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution plan designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project.

Required Learning Modules

  1. Intro to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program
  2. Principles and Practices of Erosion Control (Condensed)
  3. Principles and Practices of Sediment Control (Condensed)
  4. Principles and Practices of Pollution Prevention (Condensed)
  5. On-site Construction Inspections (Condensed)

Course Length: 7-Hours PDH: 7 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2-Years Program Outline

 

QPswppp - Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans - Recert (CP248R)

Type: Online | Price: $359.00

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Course Overview

The 9-hour, Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (QPswppp) online recert program is comprised of six (6) courses and corresponding exams.

This program is designed to re-educate individuals who possess a QCIS or QPswppp credential to prepare compliant Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs).

As a QPswppp, you will receive a dual credential as a QCIS, which qualifies you to inspect, and maintain construction sites for stormwater compliance. This program covers the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the NPDES permitting program.

This program has been reviewed and recognized by the EPA and is a Level 300 United States Green Build Council approved training.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the components and framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect a construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.
  • Summarize the communication process necessary between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution prevention plan designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project.

Required Learning Modules

  1. Intro to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program
  2. Principles and Practices of Erosion Control (Condensed)
  3. Principles and Practices of Sediment Control (Condensed)
  4. Principles and Practices of Pollution Prevention (Condensed)
  5. On-site Construction Inspections (Condensed)
  6. Preparation of a Construction SWPPP

Course Length: 9 PDH: 9 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2-Years Program Outline

 

Intro to ESC: Subcontractor Short Course (CSSC1)

Type: Online | Price: $99.00

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Course Overview

This 1.5-hour computer based training course will educate non-land disturbing subcontractors and support staff on the basic principles and practices of erosion and sediment control, and promote the importance of complying with stormwater regulations for construction activities. This course has been reviewed and recognized by the EPA and is a Level 100 United States Green Build Council approved course.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this Subcontractor Short Course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components and the framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.
  • Describe erosion and sediment control Best Management Practices (BMPs) and the role they play in preventing pollution from entering neighboring surface waters of the State.
  • Identifying subcontractor responsibilities in maintaining the integrity of Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Describe the pollution prevention measures required while on a construction site.

Required Learning Modules

This course contains (1) one learning module which covers:

  • General Permit Information
  • Best Management Practices 
  • Construction Site Pollution Prevention
  • Keeping a Compliant Construction Site

Course Length: 1.5 PDH: 1 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: NA

 

Principles and Practice of ESC Series (CSPP1)

Type: Online | Price: $449.00

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Course Overview

This 9-hour computer based training series is intended to serve as adjunctive training for individuals who have attended a state specific permit training program and are seeking a more comprehensive understanding of the Principles and Practices of Erosion Control, Sediment Control, and Pollution Prevention.

Learning Objectives

This program will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of all aspects of erosion and sediment control so you can:

  • Describe the principle differences between erosion control and sediment control Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Describe effective pollution prevention methods.
  • Identify the steps necessary to install and maintain BMPs on a construction site.
  • Explain the technologies and solutions available for maintaining stormwater management compliance on construction sites.
  • Identify BMP structure deficiencies and make proper recommendations and/or corrections to BMPs on construction projects.

Required Learning Modules

  • Principles and Practices of Erosion Control
  • Principles and Practices of Sediment Control
  • Principles and Practices of Pollution Prevention

Course Length: 9 PDH: 9 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: N/A

 

Low Impact Development and the Basics of Bioretention ()

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Course Overview

Low Impact Development (LID) embodies a paradigm shift in how land is developed and how storm water is managed from that development. LID is achieved through the implementation of techniques that mimic pre-development hydrologic conditions by addressing storm water runoff at the source point versus the “end of the pipe.” The bioretention system, which reduces runoff volumes while decreasing pollutant loads found in nonpoint source flow, represents one of the most commonly applied Low Impact Development devices in green infrastructure today. This webinar will introduce the basics of bioretention systems, how they work, why they work and how they can save on project costs.

Course Length: 1 PDH: 1 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: N/A

 

Understanding EPA’s NPDES MS4 Permit Program ()

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Course Overview

From the March 2012 Storm Water Solutions Virtual Expo, this Stormwater USA/Storm Water Solutions CEU webinar will address the many changes occurring at present and anticipated in the near future for EPA’s NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program.

  • Pete Yakimowich, P.E., Senior Consultant, ARCADIS
  • Dan Markowitz, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, ARCADIS
  • Anwer Ahmed, P.E., DWRE, Vice President, Stormwater Discipline, ARCADIS

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Course Length: 1 PDH: 1 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: N/A

 

Green Infrastructure Solutions for Wet Weather ()

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Course Overview

From March 2013, this Free CEU webinar addresses Green Infrastructure in the U.S. and abroad and touches on the U.S. rules and regulations for G.I. implementation.

  • Dr Les Lampe, Vice President, Black & Veatch Corporation
  • Jeff Henson, Director of Water Resources and Associate Vice President, Black & Veatch
  • Jim Schlaman, Project Engineer, Black & Veatch 

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Course Length: 1 PDH: 1 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: N/A

 

Collaborative Stormwater Management Solutions ()

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Course Overview

This Free CEU webinar will address the the environmental, physical and financial solutions that can be jointly applied for stormwater management in the United States. 

  • Kathryn Edwards, Project Manager, Arcadis, U.S., Inc
  • Pete Yakimowich, P.E., Senior Consultant, ARCADIS

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Course Length: 1 PDH: 1 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: N/A

 

Stormwater Management for Oil and Gas Operations ()

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Course Overview

This webinar will cover the basics of erosion and sediment control for oil and gas operations. The discussion topics will include how to select, install and maintain appropriate Best Management Practices (BMP) for erosion and sediment control based on common site conditions such as constructing a well pad location, pipelines and access roads. The program will focus on effective preventative techniques to control erosion. Additional topics will include how to implement sediment removal practices as well key elements of conducting an inspection of erosion and sediment control features.

Course Length: 1 PDH: 1 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: N/A

 

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