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Alaska Stormwater Management

Alaska State Overview

The Alaska Storm Water Steering Committee (ASWSC) is comprised of eight members:

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
Alaska Railroad Corporation
Associated Builders and Contractors Alaska
Associated General Contractors of Alaska
Municipality of Anchorage
U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska

The ASWSC has developed a storm water training program "Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead" (AK-CESCL) to enhance compliance with the requirements of the Construction General Permit. While DEC is active in development and implementation of the AK-CESCL training program it is currently not a DEC requirement that an AK-CESCL trained person be on-site during construction. However, it is a contract requirement of some of the ASWSC organizations that an AK-CESCL trained person be on-site during construction of their projects.

Stormwater runoff (discharge) from Alaskan 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.  Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation (Alaska DEC) governs stormwater and non stormwater related discharges under The Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) permitting program. The APDES General Permit or what is known as the Alaska Construction General Permit (ACGP) limits the amounts and types of substances that can be discharged into waters of the state of Alaska. The APDES General Permit also sets monitoring and reporting mandates to ensure that any discharge leaving a construction project site where (1) land disturbing activities equal to or greater than one (1) acre; and (2) construction activities involving less than one (1) acre and which is part of a common plan of development or sale equal to or greater than one (1) acre will not jeopardize Water Quality Standards (WQS) and/or human health.

The rules and regulations associated with the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Discharges from Large and Small Construction Activities is intended to protect the natural water resources of the State of Alaska.  These regulations are vital to Alaska’s effort to protect and improve water quality within the state.  These important regulations were framed in accordance with the Clean Water Act as amended by the Water Quality Act and issued under provisions of Alaska Statutes, the Alaska Administrative Code (AAC) as amended, and other State laws and regulations.

 

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

The Alaska Storm Water Steering Committee (ASWSC) is comprised of eight members:

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Stormwater Management for Construction Activities - ADVANCED (Level 1+ - Contractors, Field Maintenance, Foreman)

Type: Virtual | Price: $449.00

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Course Overview

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

Live Virtual Sessions consists of:
1. Introduction to Stormwater Management - Session 1
2. Practical Applications of BMPs - Session 2

Learning Objectives

-- Identify the components and framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

-- Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).

-- 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.

-- Describe the pollution prevention measures required while on a construction site.

-- Identify the steps necessary to inspect construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.

-- Summarize the communication process necessary between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution plan designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project.

Special Instructions

Login instructions will be available upon enrollment.

Prerequisites

PDH Hours: 9
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Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater - ADVANCED (QCIS+)

Type: Virtual | Price: $999.00

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Course Overview

The Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater – Advanced (QCIS+) credentialing program employs a blended training approach, combining five ADA compliant self-paced interactive online courses with three Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) sessions. This advanced program equips individuals with the necessary qualifications to conduct thorough stormwater inspections in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.

Live Virtual Sessions consists of:
1. Introduction to Stormwater Management - Session 1
2. Practical Applications of BMPs - Session 2
3. Conducting Inspections - Session 3

Learning Objectives

-- Identify the components and framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

-- Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).

-- Articulate the steps necessary to inspect a construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.

-- Demonstrate how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.

-- Assess the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices/Stormwater Control Measures.

-- 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.

Special Instructions

Login instructions will be available upon enrollment.

Prerequisites

PDH Hours: 20
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Qualified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans - ADVANCED (QPSWPPP+)

Type: Virtual | Price: $1,224.00

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Course Overview

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.

Live Virtual Sessions consists of:
1. Introduction to Stormwater Management - Session 1
2. Practical Applications of BMPs - Session 2
3. Conducting Inspections - Session 3
4. SWPPP Preparation - Session 4

Learning Objectives

-- Identify the components and framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

-- Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).

-- Articulate the steps necessary to inspect a construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.

-- Demonstrate how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.

-- Assess the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices/Stormwater Control Measures.

-- 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.

-- Prepare a Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

Special Instructions

Login instructions will be available upon enrollment.

Prerequisites

PDH Hours: 25
Course PDF
 
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