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Hawaii Stormwater Management

Hawaii State Overview

The State of Hawaii and the Department of Health was delegated authority by the EPA to implement their own National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Program in November of 1974. Since the birth of the State’s NPDES Program, the Hawaii Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch is currently structured to implement and maintain the Statewide Clean Water Program for recreational and ecosystem protection services by incorporating: (1) engineering analysis and permitting; (2) water quality monitoring; (3) water quality violation enforcement; and (4) polluted runoff control management.

The Engineering Section of Hawaii’s Clean Water Branch administers the following:

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Program for discharges of wastewater from municipal, industrial and federal facilities.

  • NPDES Permitting Program for discharges of stormwater from Municipal Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) and industrial facilities. 

  • Issues Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certifications for federal permit for construction near shore or inland waters.    

The Monitoring Section of Hawaii’s Clean Water Branch identifies and evaluates the following:

  • Sources of water pollution through area surveillance, compliance inspections and complaint investigations.

  • The impact of water pollutants on public health.

  • Compliance with rules by source testing, water sampling and other studies.

The Enforcement Section of Hawaii’s Clean Water Branch determines the following:

  • Compliance with permit conditions through site inspections and water source testing.

  • Corrective action measures through administrative court mandates.

The Hawaii Clean Water Branch requires operators of a construction site to apply for coverage under their Construction General Permit (CGP) if their project will: (1) result in the disturbance of one (1) acre or more of total land area via clearing, grading and excavation; (2) result in disturbances less than one (1) acre of total land area that is part of a larger common plan of development or sale if the larger common plan will ultimately disturb one (1) acre or more of total land area.

The State of Hawaii and the Department of Health was delegated authority by the EPA to implement their own National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Program in November of 1974. Since the birth of the State’s NPDES Program, the Hawaii Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch is currently structured to implement and maintain the Statewide Clean Water Program for recreational and ecosystem protection services by incorporating: (1) engineering analysis and permitting; (2) water quality monitoring; (3) water quality violation enforcement; and (4) polluted runoff control management.

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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
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Human-induced accelerated erosion can increase the rate of erosion by more than 2,000 times that of natural occurring erosion.


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