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Vermont State Overview

The state of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Watershed Management Division’s mission is, “To protect, maintain, enhance and restore the quality of Vermont's surface water resources. To accomplish this mission, the Division comprises three media-specific programs that provide for the comprehensive management of Wetlands, Rivers, and Lakes. The Division also supports the integrity of surface waters by administering programs to regulate wastewater discharges and stormwater runoff. The Division has recently completed a major initiative to improve its overall management of Vermont’s surface waters. As a result, our new Monitoring, Assessment and Planning program serves to integrate the Division’s efforts across these programs through the use of the Statewide Surface Water Management Strategy, and to develop basin plans consistent with this strategy.

Vermont’s State Stormwater Permit Program regulates discharges (runoff) from impervious surfaces. To comply with the state’s jurisdictional thresholds revolving around the amount of impervious surfaces to meet all Stormwater Management Rules: (1) Stormwater Management Rules for Non-Stormwater Impaired Waters; and (2) Stormwater Management Rule for Stormwater Impaired Waters, the permit program mandates that any project owner or operator go through Section (A) of Vermont’s Stormwater Permit Worksheet or the State Stormwater Permit State Stormwater Jurisdiction Flow Chart to determine what permit coverage is required. An operator or owner of a project site is required by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to apply general permit coverage through Vermont’s State Stormwater Permit Program in order to commence any sort of land disturbing activities.

In order for a project owner or operator to apply for permit coverage on his/her construction site he/she must first determine whether their construction activities are one of the following:

Low Risk Construction Activities:

Projects that qualify as “Low Risk” do so because of favorable site conditions. For these projects, owners or operators are required to file a Notice of Intent (NOI) certifying that they will employ the measures contained in the Low Risk Site Handbook for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control. A complete application for a Low-Risk eligible project will be automatically authorized following a 10-day public comment period provided no comments are received.

Low Risk Construction Activity Construction General Permit Application Requirements:

  • Complete Appendix A of the General Permit to determine if the project site qualifies for CGP coverage as “Low Risk.”

  • Complete the Notice of Intent (NOI) for Low Risk Projects.

  • The owner or operator must bring the completed Notice of Intent (in person) to the municipal clerk in the municipality where the project will be taking place.

  • The owner or operator must wait for the Notice of Intent (NOI) to be posted by the municipal clerk. Once posted, the owner or operator must also complete Section E of the CGP and document the date on which the Notice of Intent (NOI) was posted.

  • The operator must then submit the completed Appendix A and Low Risk Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Watershed Management Division for approval.

Moderate Risk Construction Activities:

Projects that qualify as “Moderate Risk” require the development of a site-specific Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) Plan that meets the requirements of the general permit and abides by all Vermont’s State Stormwater Permit Program requirements as well as Vermont Standards and Specifications for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control.

Moderate Risk Construction Activity Construction General Permit Application Requirements:

  • The owner or operator must complete Appendix A of the General Permit to determine if the project site qualifies for CGP coverage as “Moderate Risk.”

  • The project owner or operator must prepare an Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) Plan. (Each EPSC Plan shall be developed by a “Qualified Professional” adhering to the Vermont Standards and Specifications for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control).

  • The owner or operator is also required to complete all EPSC Summary Forms.

  • The owner or operator must bring the completed Notice of Intent (in person) to the municipal clerk in the municipality where the project will be taking place.

  • The owner or operator must wait for the Notice of Intent (NOI) to be posted by the municipal clerk. Once posted, the owner or operator must also complete Section E of the CGP and document the date on which the Notice of Intent (NOI) was posted.

  • The operator must then submit the completed Appendix A, Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) Plan and Moderate Risk Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Watershed Management Division for approval.

The state of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Watershed Management Division’s mission is, “To protect, maintain, enhance and restore the quality of Vermont's surface water resources. To accomplish this mission, the Division comprises three media-specific programs that provide for the comprehensive management of Wetlands, Rivers, and Lakes. The Division also supports the integrity of surface waters by administering programs to regulate wastewater discharges and stormwater runoff. The Division has recently completed a major initiative to improve its overall management of Vermont’s surface waters. As a result, our new Monitoring, Assessment and Planning program serves to integrate the Division’s efforts across these programs through the use of the Statewide Surface Water Management Strategy, and to develop basin plans consistent with this strategy.”

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CP214: QPSWPPP - Qualified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans - Vermont

Type: Online | Price: $659.00

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Program Overview

The 16.5-hour, Qualified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (QPSWPPP) online credentialing program is comprised of six (6) courses and corresponding exams.

This program educates individuals to prepare Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit 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 permit program.

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

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CP214R: QPSWPPP-Recert - Qualified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans Recert - Vermont

Type: Online | Price: $359.00

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Program Overview

The 9-hour, Qualified Preparer of Stormwater 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 Stormwater 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 permit program.

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

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CI214: QCIS - Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater - Vermont

Type: Online | Price: $559.00

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Program Overview

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

This credentialing program educates individuals within the State of Vermont to properly inspect and maintain a construction site in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit 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 permit program.

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

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CI214R: QCIS-Recert - Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater Recert - Vermont

Type: Online | Price: $279.00

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Program 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) permit 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 permit program.

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

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CS2OG: Oil & Gas - Stormwater Management for Oil and Gas Construction Activities

Type: Online | Price: $599.00

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Program Overview

The 15-hour, Stormwater Management for Oil and Gas Construction Activities online certificate 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.

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CS2OGR: Oil & Gas-Recert - Stormwater Management for Oil and Gas Construction Activities Recert

Type: Online | Price: $299.00

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Program Overview

The 15-hour, Stormwater Management for Oil and Gas Construction Activities online recert 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.

Prerequisites: Stormwater Management for Oil and Gas Construction Activities (Code: CS2OG)

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CSR00: Federal Construction General Permit

Type: Online | Price: $179.00

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Program 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.

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CSPP1: Principles and Practice of ESC Series

Type: Online | Price: $449.00

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Program 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.

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CI114A: Stormwater Management for Construction Activities Advanced- (Level 1 Advanced - Contractors, Field Maintenance, Foreman)

Type: Online | Price: $279.00

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Program 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.

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CI114AR: Stormwater Management for Construction Activities Advanced Recert - (Level 1 Advanced - Recert)

Type: Online | Price: $279.00

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Program 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.

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CI114: Stormwater Management for Construction Activity

Type: Online | Price: $239.00

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Program Overview

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

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CI114R: Stormwater Management for Construction Activity Recert

Type: Online | Price: $239.00

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Program Overview

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

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MO199: Public Education, Outreach and Involvement for MS4s

Type: Online | Price: $79.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Public Education, Outreach and Involvement for MS4s is designed to cover some of the key components necessary for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to adhere to the first two of the six (6) Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) that an operator of an MS4 is required to include in its Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).  These control measures are required to meet the conditions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  

This course will cover the requirements, BMPs and Measurable Goals to be developed and implemented for the first Minimum Control Measure which is Public Education and Outreach and the second Minimum Control Measure which is Public Participation and Involvement.

An informed and knowledgeable community is crucial to the success of a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) since it helps to ensure the following:

  • Greater support for the program as the public gains a greater understanding of the reasons why it is necessary and important. Public support is particularly beneficial when operators of MS4s attempt to institute new funding initiatives for the program or seek volunteers to help implement the program; and
  • Greater compliance with the program as the public becomes aware of the personal responsibilities expected of them and others in the community.  This includes the individual actions they can take to protect or improve the quality of area waters.

As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.  The NPDES program has Phase I and Phase II rulings and control measures.  This course also provides a history of the NPDES program as well as an introduction to the MS4 Program for Phase I and Phase II entities.

Guidelines for developing and implementing these control measures are covered in addition to the reasons why public education and outreach as well as public participation and involvement are required.  Educational materials, strategies, forming partnerships, reaching diverse audiences and communities are discussed.  Implementation challenges are reviewed including alternative advertising methods and targeting population sectors.

Detailed BMPs and specific and quantifiable Measurable Goal examples for each of these BMPs are provided that can be directly used in a Phase I and Phase II Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP).

This course also provides MS4 recordkeeping and annual reporting guidelines as well as a sample Annual Report and additional resources.

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MO199R: Public Education, Outreach and Involvement for MS4s Recert

Type: Online | Price: $79.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Public Education, Outreach and Involvement for MS4s is designed to cover some of the key components necessary for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to adhere to the first two of the six (6) Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) that an operator of an MS4 is required to include in its Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).  These control measures are required to meet the conditions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  

This course will cover the requirements, BMPs and Measurable Goals to be developed and implemented for the first Minimum Control Measure which is Public Education and Outreach and the second Minimum Control Measure which is Public Participation and Involvement.

An informed and knowledgeable community is crucial to the success of a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) since it helps to ensure the following:

  • Greater support for the program as the public gains a greater understanding of the reasons why it is necessary and important. Public support is particularly beneficial when operators of MS4s attempt to institute new funding initiatives for the program or seek volunteers to help implement the program; and
  • Greater compliance with the program as the public becomes aware of the personal responsibilities expected of them and others in the community.  This includes the individual actions they can take to protect or improve the quality of area waters.

As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.  The NPDES program has Phase I and Phase II rulings and control measures.  This course also provides a history of the NPDES program as well as an introduction to the MS4 Program for Phase I and Phase II entities.

Guidelines for developing and implementing these control measures are covered in addition to the reasons why public education and outreach as well as public participation and involvement are required.  Educational materials, strategies, forming partnerships, reaching diverse audiences and communities are discussed.  Implementation challenges are reviewed including alternative advertising methods and targeting population sectors.

Detailed BMPs and specific and quantifiable Measurable Goal examples for each of these BMPs are provided that can be directly used in a Phase I and Phase II Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP).

This course also provides MS4 recordkeeping and annual reporting guidelines as well as a sample Annual Report and additional resources.

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MI199: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)

Type: Online | Price: $99.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) covers key components necessary for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to develop and maintain an IDDE Program.  This course covers the available tools that are associated with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to establish or re-establish your MS4 IDDE Program. 

This course provides insight into finding the sources of discharges and highlights problems in identifying illicit discharge sources.  This course also provides information on illicit discharge detection, clues and possible findings, conducting inspections and sampling as well as non-stormwater outfall discharges with examples. 

In addition outfall monitoring, program mapping considerations, common approaches to outfall screening including typical physical and chemical indicators are covered.  Information on inspection documentation, investigation, reporting and environmental crimes are covered.  Lastly, it provides tips on developing an effective IDDE Program.

As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.  The NPDES program has Phase I and Phase II rulings and control measures.  This course defines where IDDE is one of the six (6) Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) that the operator of a Phase II regulated small MS4 is required to include in its stormwater management program to meet the conditions of the NPDES permit.

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MI199R: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Recert

Type: Online | Price: $99.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) covers key components necessary for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to develop and maintain an IDDE Program.  This course covers the available tools that are associated with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to establish or re-establish your MS4 IDDE Program. 

This course provides insight into finding the sources of discharges and highlights problems in identifying illicit discharge sources.  This course also provides information on illicit discharge detection, clues and possible findings, conducting inspections and sampling as well as non-stormwater outfall discharges with examples. 

In addition outfall monitoring, program mapping considerations, common approaches to outfall screening including typical physical and chemical indicators are covered.  Information on inspection documentation, investigation, reporting and environmental crimes are covered.  Lastly, it provides tips on developing an effective IDDE Program.

As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.  The NPDES program has Phase I and Phase II rulings and control measures.  This course defines where IDDE is one of the six (6) Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) that the operator of a Phase II regulated small MS4 is required to include in its stormwater management program to meet the conditions of the NPDES permit.

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MR199: Construction Site Runoff Control for MS4

Type: Online | Price: $149.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Construction Site Runoff Control for MS4s is designed to cover some of the key components necessary for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to adhere to the fourth Minimum Control Measure (MCM) that an operator of an MS4 is required to include in its Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).

This Construction Site Runoff Control Minimum Control Measure is required to meet the conditions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. 

The EPA Phase II Final Rule requires an operator of a regulated small MS4 to develop, implement, and enforce a program to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff to their MS4 from construction activities that result in a land disturbance of GREATER than or EQUAL to ONE (1) acre.

The MS4 operator is required to have an ordinance or other regulatory mechanism requiring the implementation of proper erosion and sediment controls, and controls for other wastes, on applicable construction sites.  Other requirements include having procedures for site plan review of construction plans that consider potential water quality impacts and procedures for site inspection and enforcement of control measures.

Operators must determine the appropriate BMPs and measurable goals.  The following BMPs are detailed including: Silt fence, slope drains, hydro-mulch, vegetative stabilization, various types of check dams, inlet protection types, dust control, track-out, street sweeping, waste control, and spill reporting.  Several videos are included that cover the selection, inspection and maintenance procedures.

Quantifiable Measurable Goal examples are provided for multiple BMPs. These can be used in a SWMP.  They are intended to gauge permit compliance and program effectiveness.  MS4 recordkeeping and the MS4 Annual Report are explained in this course.  Additional resources are provided from the EPA and other stormwater agencies as well.

Also, there are additional StormwaterONE courses for construction site inspectors as well as preparers of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) in the following two credentialing programs:

  •    The Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) program is                  comprised of five (5) courses and corresponding exams; and
  •    The Qualified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (QPSWPPP) program is comprised of six (6) courses and corresponding exams.
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MR199R: Construction Site Runoff Control for MS4 Recert

Type: Online | Price: $149.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Construction Site Runoff Control for MS4s is designed to cover some of the key components necessary for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to adhere to the fourth Minimum Control Measure (MCM) that an operator of an MS4 is required to include in its Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).

This Construction Site Runoff Control Minimum Control Measure is required to meet the conditions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. 

The EPA Phase II Final Rule requires an operator of a regulated small MS4 to develop, implement, and enforce a program to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff to their MS4 from construction activities that result in a land disturbance of GREATER than or EQUAL to ONE (1) acre.

The MS4 operator is required to have an ordinance or other regulatory mechanism requiring the implementation of proper erosion and sediment controls, and controls for other wastes, on applicable construction sites.  Other requirements include having procedures for site plan review of construction plans that consider potential water quality impacts and procedures for site inspection and enforcement of control measures.

Operators must determine the appropriate BMPs and measurable goals.  The following BMPs are detailed including: Silt fence, slope drains, hydro-mulch, vegetative stabilization, various types of check dams, inlet protection types, dust control, track-out, street sweeping, waste control, and spill reporting.  Several videos are included that cover the selection, inspection and maintenance procedures.

Quantifiable Measurable Goal examples are provided for multiple BMPs. These can be used in a SWMP.  They are intended to gauge permit compliance and program effectiveness.  MS4 recordkeeping and the MS4 Annual Report are explained in this course.  Additional resources are provided from the EPA and other stormwater agencies as well.

Also, there are additional StormwaterONE courses for construction site inspectors as well as preparers of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) in the following two credentialing programs:

  •    The Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) program is                  comprised of five (5) courses and corresponding exams; and
  •    The Qualified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (QPSWPPP) program is comprised of six (6) courses and corresponding exams.
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MP199: Post-Construction Stormwater Maintenance

Type: Online | Price: $99.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Post-Construction Stormwater Maintenance covers Post-Construction stormwater maintenance on various types of Best Management Practices (BMPs) including:  Structural, Manufactured, Low Impact Development (LID), and Above and Below Ground Detention and Retention systems.  Examples of these types of BMPs include:  Bioretention facilities, Rain gardens, Vegetated “Green” roofs, Catch basins, Inlets/outlets, and Oil water separators.

Post-construction stormwater management in areas undergoing new development or redevelopment is necessary because runoff from these areas has been shown to significantly affect receiving water bodies.

This course covers Post-Construction maintenance tasks, issues, causes and correction of deficiencies as well as repair strategies for BMPs.  The BMP maintenance tasks are for MS4s, developers, and property owners to address stormwater runoff after construction activities have completed.

As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.  The NPDES program has Phase I and Phase II rulings and control measures.

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MP199R: Post-Construction Stormwater Maintenance Recert

Type: Online | Price: $99.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Post-Construction Stormwater Maintenance covers Post-Construction stormwater maintenance on various types of Best Management Practices (BMPs) including:  Structural, Manufactured, Low Impact Development (LID), and Above and Below Ground Detention and Retention systems.  Examples of these types of BMPs include:  Bioretention facilities, Rain gardens, Vegetated “Green” roofs, Catch basins, Inlets/outlets, and Oil water separators.

Post-construction stormwater management in areas undergoing new development or redevelopment is necessary because runoff from these areas has been shown to significantly affect receiving water bodies.

This course covers Post-Construction maintenance tasks, issues, causes and correction of deficiencies as well as repair strategies for BMPs.  The BMP maintenance tasks are for MS4s, developers, and property owners to address stormwater runoff after construction activities have completed.

As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.  The NPDES program has Phase I and Phase II rulings and control measures.

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MG199: Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operators

Type: Online | Price: $119.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operators is designed to cover some of the key components necessary for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to adhere to the sixth Minimum Control Measure (MCM) that an operator of an MS4 is required to include in its Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).

This control measure is required to meet the conditions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.

The Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Minimum Control Measure requires the MS4 operator to examine and then alter their own actions to help ensure a reduction in the amount and type of pollution that:

  • Collects on streets, parking lots, open spaces, and storage and vehicle maintenance areas and is discharged into local waterways; and
  • Results from actions such as environmentally damaging land development and flood management practices or poor maintenance of storm sewer systems.  Minimizing the potential pathways for contaminants carried in runoff is a key way to control pollutant discharges from MS4s.

This course will cover types and sources of pollution, MS4 implementation procedures including requirements of an operator, guidelines for development, and key components of the SWMP.  The MS4 inventory process is outlined in detail along with planning process key components, steps to generate and maintain the inventories, and determining fixed facilities and field programs.  Identifying potential pollutant generating activities are also discussed. The MS4 assessment process is included for fixed facilities and field programs to identify and select BMPs as well as defining BMP objectives.

New construction, the Construction General Permit (CGP), the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) are discussed focusing on requirements and mandates that must be upheld to stay in compliance on a construction site.

The following BMPs are detailed including: Construction waste, material storage, secondary containment, dust control, track out, street sweeping, and general pollution prevention standards.  Pavement cleaning, litter control, and equipment and vehicle cleaning guidelines are included. Spill reporting and spill kits on construction sites are also covered.

MS4 recordkeeping, construction site recordkeeping, the Notice of Intent, signed certifications, and the MS4 Annual Report are explained in this course.  Additional resources are provided from the EPA and other stormwater agencies.

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MG199R: Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operators Recert

Type: Online | Price: $119.00

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Program Overview

StormwaterONE’s online course for Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operators is designed to cover some of the key components necessary for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to adhere to the sixth Minimum Control Measure (MCM) that an operator of an MS4 is required to include in its Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).

This control measure is required to meet the conditions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  As authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.

The Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Minimum Control Measure requires the MS4 operator to examine and then alter their own actions to help ensure a reduction in the amount and type of pollution that:

  • Collects on streets, parking lots, open spaces, and storage and vehicle maintenance areas and is discharged into local waterways; and
  • Results from actions such as environmentally damaging land development and flood management practices or poor maintenance of storm sewer systems.  Minimizing the potential pathways for contaminants carried in runoff is a key way to control pollutant discharges from MS4s.

This course will cover types and sources of pollution, MS4 implementation procedures including requirements of an operator, guidelines for development, and key components of the SWMP.  The MS4 inventory process is outlined in detail along with planning process key components, steps to generate and maintain the inventories, and determining fixed facilities and field programs.  Identifying potential pollutant generating activities are also discussed. The MS4 assessment process is included for fixed facilities and field programs to identify and select BMPs as well as defining BMP objectives.

New construction, the Construction General Permit (CGP), the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) are discussed focusing on requirements and mandates that must be upheld to stay in compliance on a construction site.

The following BMPs are detailed including: Construction waste, material storage, secondary containment, dust control, track out, street sweeping, and general pollution prevention standards.  Pavement cleaning, litter control, and equipment and vehicle cleaning guidelines are included. Spill reporting and spill kits on construction sites are also covered.

MS4 recordkeeping, construction site recordkeeping, the Notice of Intent, signed certifications, and the MS4 Annual Report are explained in this course.  Additional resources are provided from the EPA and other stormwater agencies.

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CSSC1: Intro to Erosion and Sediment Control / Subcontractor Awareness Course

Type: Online | Price: $59.00

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Program Overview

This 1.5 hour online 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.

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CSSC1R: Intro to Erosion and Sediment Control / Subcontractor Awareness Course Recert

Type: Online | Price: $59.00

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Program Overview

This 1.5 hour online 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.

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Green Infrastructure Solutions for Wet Weather

Type: Webinar | Price: Free!

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Program 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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Collaborative Stormwater Management Solutions

Type: Webinar | Price: Free!

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Program Overview

This FREE 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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Understanding EPA’s NPDES MS4 Permit Program

Type: Webinar | Price: Free!

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Program Overview

From the March 2012 Storm Water Solutions Virtual Expo, this Stormwater ONE/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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Low Impact Development and the Basics of Bioretention

Type: Webinar | Price: Free!

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Program 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.

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Stormwater Management for Oil and Gas Operations

Type: Webinar | Price: Free!

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Program 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.

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"Very good presentation" -eCampus Webinar Series: Understanding EPA's NPDES MS4 Permit Program


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