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New Mexico Stormwater

New Mexico State Overview

The state of New Mexico and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMDE) administer the Federal Construction General Permit (CGP) for stormwater discharges associated with construction activities. Such discharges define the runoff of any pollutants into waters of the United States (New Mexico) from areas where land disturbing activities (clearing, grading or excavation) occur, or where construction materials or equipment are located. The EPA expects that compliance with the conditions of this permit will result in stormwater discharges that adhere to Federal water quality standards.  This permit authorizes the discharging of stormwater runoff from construction sites where:

(1)   Land disturbing activities are equal to, or greater than one (1) acre of total land.

(2)   Construction activities involve less than one (1) acre of total land area, but are part of a common plan of development or sale equal to or greater than one (1) acre of land.

(3)   Your project is located in an areas where EPA is the permitting authority.

*Permit number NMR120000, The Federal Construction General Permit, authorizes coverage for stormwater discharges within New Mexico and related Indian Territory, excluding Navajo Reservation Lands which are covered by the Arizona Construction General Permit (CGP) (AZR100001).

            (4) As designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Stormwater discharges including stormwater runoff, snowmelt runoff, and surface runoff and drainage associated with construction activities. 

The state of New Mexico and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMDE) administer the Federal Construction General Permit (CGP) for stormwater discharges associated with construction activities. Such discharges define the runoff of any pollutants into waters of the United States (New Mexico) from areas where land disturbing activities (clearing, grading or excavation) occur, or where construction materials or equipment are located. The EPA expects that compliance with the conditions of this permit will result in stormwater discharges that adhere to Federal water quality standards.  This permit authorizes the discharging of stormwater runoff from construction sites where:

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Level 2 - - QCIS - Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater - (QCIS) - New Mexico (CI247)

Type: Online | Price: $639.00

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Course Overview

The 16-hour, Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) – New Mexico 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 Federal Construction General Permit* and 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 Federal Construction General Permit.

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

* Coverage under the 2012 CGP is available for eligible construction activities in the following areas:

  • Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, District of Columbia
  • American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway and Wake Islands, North Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico
  • Indian Country lands within Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Areas within Colorado, Delaware, Vermont, Washington subject to construction by Federal Operators
  • Limited areas of Oklahoma and Texas

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the components and framework of the Federal Construction General Permit and the 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. 2012 Federal Construction General Permit
  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: 16-Hours PDH: 16 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2-Years Course PDF
 

Level 2 - QCIS - Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater - (QCIS) - New Mexico - Recert (CI247R )

Type: Online | Price: $319.00

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Course Overview

The 8-hour, Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) – New Mexico online recert program for 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 Federal Construction General Permit* and 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 Federal Construction General Permit.

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

* Coverage under the 2012 CGP is available for eligible construction activities in the following areas:

  • Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, District of Columbia
  • American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway and Wake Islands, North Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico
  • Indian Country lands within Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Areas within Colorado, Delaware, Vermont, Washington subject to construction by Federal Operators
  • Limited areas of Oklahoma and Texas

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the components and framework of the Federal Construction General Permit and the 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. 2012 Federal Construction General Permit
  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: 8-Hours PDH: 8 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2-Years Course PDF
 

Level 2 - - QPswppp - Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans - (QPswppp) - New Mexico (CP247)

Type: Online | Price: $739.00

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Course Overview

The 18.5-hour, Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (QPswppp) - New Mexico 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 Federal Construction General Permit* and 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 Federal Construction General Permit.

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

* Coverage under the 2012 CGP is available for eligible construction activities in the following areas:

  • Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, District of Columbia
  • American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway and Wake Islands, North Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico
  • Indian Country lands within Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Areas within Colorado, Delaware, Vermont, Washington subject to construction by Federal Operators
  • Limited areas of Oklahoma and Texas

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the components and framework of the Federal Construction General Permit and the 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. 2012 Federal Construction General Permit
  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: 18.5 PDH: 18 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2-Years Course PDF
 

Level 2 - QPswppp - Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans - (QPswppp) - New Mexico-Recert (CP247R)

Type: Online | Price: $439.00

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Course Overview

The 11-hour, Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (QPswppp) – New Mexico 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 Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) in compliance with the Federal Construction General Permit* and 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 Federal Construction General Permit.

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

* Coverage under the 2012 CGP is available for eligible construction activities in the following areas:

  • Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, District of Columbia
  • American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway and Wake Islands, North Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico
  • Indian Country lands within Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Areas within Colorado, Delaware, Vermont, Washington subject to construction by Federal Operators
  • Limited areas of Oklahoma and Texas

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the components and framework of the Federal Construction General Permit and the 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. 2012 Federal Construction General Permit
  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 Course PDF
 

Stormwater Management for Oil and Gas Construction Activities (CS2OG)

Type: Online | Price: $599.00

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Course Overview

The 15-hour, Stormwater Management for Oil and Gas Construction Activities online credentialing program is comprised of seven (7) courses and corresponding exams.

This credentialing program is a problem-centered curriculum which covers conditions commonly encountered during oil and gas construction activities pertinent for stormwater management. 

The program is designed for individuals involved in stormwater management for oil and gas construction activities including inspectors, plan designers, regulators and BMP installers.

The program's central focus educates and trains on how to select, install and maintain Best Management Practices (BMPs) for common conditions encountered during oil and gas exploration and construction activities.

Learning Objectives

The CS2OG program will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of concentrated aspects of stormwater management so individuals can:

 

  • Identify the basic requirements of the regulatory program for stormwater management during oil and gas construction activities.
  • Describe the specific Best Management Practices (BMPs) implemented  to control sources of pollution during the following activities:

                                    -        Road construction

                                    -        Stream crossings

                                    -        Well Pad construction

                                    -        Pipeline construction

                                    -        Drilling operations

  • Describe the installation and maintenance requirements for Best Management Practices (BMPs) used during oil and gas construction activities. 
  • Explain the inspection and evaluation process for implemented erosion and sediment control Best Management Practices (BMPs) for proper use, installation and maintenance.

Required Learning Modules

  • Introduction to Regulatory Requirements for Oil and Gas Construction
  • The Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) and the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Overview
  • Best Management Practices for Erosion and Sediment Control and Other Pollutant Sources
  • Working In Road Construction and Waterways
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Well Pad and Pipeline Construction Sites
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs) For Well Pad Construction Site Reclamation
  • Stormwater Management Inspections For Oil and Gas Construction Sites
Course Length: 15 PDH: 15 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2-Years Course PDF DEMO
 

Level A - - Intro to Erosion and Sediment Control / Subcontractor Awareness 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: 0 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2 - years Course PDF
 

Level 1 -- Stormwater Management for Construction Activities - New Mexico (CI147)

Type: Online | Price: $239.00

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Course Overview

This Level 1 program covers an overview of the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Program, and the proper installation and maintenance of temporary pollution controls (Best Management Practices - "BMPs").

Intended Audience:

  • Contractors, Builders, Developers, Utility Contractors
  • Site Superintendents
  • Construction Project Managers
  • Installation and Maintenance Personnel

 

At the completion of this program you will receive:

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 Permitting Program
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Identify the components and the framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.
  • Define Erosion Control, Sediment Control, and Pollution Prevention
  • 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.
  • Describe the pollution prevention measures required while on a construction site.

Required Learning Modules

  1. Intro to the NPDES Permitting System
  2. Erosion Control
  3. Sediment Control
  4. Pollution Prevention
Course Length: 6 PDH: 0 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: 2 - years Course PDF
 

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
 

Federal Constrution General Permit Course (CSR00)

Type: Online | Price: $179.00

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Course Overview

This 4.5-hour computer based training course educates professionals about the Federal Construction General Permit.  The Federal Construction General Permit covers stormwater and non-stormwater related construction discharges to waters of the United States from construction sites with a land disturbance area of one acre or more.

The Federal Construction General Permit is applicable for construction sites within Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Indian Country lands, federal facilities, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories.

Learning Objectives

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the 2012 Federal Construction General Permit so that you will understand:

  • The history of the Clean Water Act and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program.
  • The authorization process using the electronic Notice of Intent system (eNOI), and associated timelines.
  • The erosion and sediment control requirements, as well as the requirements associated with site stabilization and pollution prevention.
  • Allowable and prohibited stormwater and non-stormwater discharges.
  • Inspection requirements and corrective actions.
  • The makeup and requirements of a compliant Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
  • How to terminate permit coverage using the eNOI system, and associated deadlines.
  • Standard permit conditions including penalties for non-compliance.

Required Learning Modules

  • Federal Construction General Permit (Part I of II)
  • Federal Construction General Permit (Part II of II)
Course Length: 4.5 PDH: 4 Course Rating: not yet rated
Certificate Length: N?A
 

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.

Learning Objectives

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

Learning Objectives

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

Learning Objectives

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 

Learning Objectives

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.

Learning Objectives

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

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