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MS4 Audit Preparation

Do you work for a regulated NPDES Phase I or Phase II MS4 entity? Are EPA and/or your state permitting authority gearing up to audit, evaluate, or re-evaluate local MS4 programs in your area? If so, this webinar will assist you with your audit preparations. Even if an audit is not looming in your immediate future, this webinar will provide helpful tips so that you’re always ready to do your best to demonstrate permit compliance. Examples of how MS4 communities have been audited and what tools they have used to successfully survive those audits will be presented. Audit preparations can also be used to help enhance other MS4 program areas so we will highlight those connections. Key elements of audit preparation include knowing what inspectors are looking for and how MS4 communities are being compared to each other. So take a tip from the Boy Scouts and “Be Prepared”!
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$65.00
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Plant Selection for Erosion and Sediment Control

Ever struggle with selecting plant materials specific to erosion and sediment control? What's best; seed or rooted stock, tap or fibrous roots, is more seed better? This course will review the different characteristics of plants and provide answers to these and more questions. It will provide guidance in selecting the best species and plant material types for a specific erosion control, sediment control, or wind stabilization application. Don't miss this discussion on a topic important to anyone who uses plants to stabilize disturbed soils.
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Rain Water Harvesting: Applications and Maintenance

As pressure mounts on domestic water supplies and stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces becomes more of a problem, rain water harvesting can lessen pressure on water supplies and reduce stormwater runoff. Rain water harvesting has been used for centuries. In ancient Rome and Byzantium water was stored in huge underground cisterns to help walled citied withstand sieges. In climates with alternating wet and dry seasons water can be stored in cisterns to provide supply in the dry season. Rainwater harvesting can provide economical irrigation water as well as non-potable water for domestic toilet flushing, clothes washing, and car washing if plumbing codes allow.
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Sampling and Analysis for Meeting Compliance Requirements

Stormwater discharge monitoring has changed over the years, and the visual chocolate vs. vanilla observations have been ramped up to collection and testing of the water to see if meets certain discharge criteria. Most of the sampling requirements stem around turbidity, but there are other constituents (potential pollutants) of concern that may come into play depending upon the construction activities at the time of a rain event. It is important to understand how to collect, handle, store, and test samples to ensure that the results from the testing are defendable. This course will provide information to help prepare the person collecting the samples how to prevent contamination of the samples, understand the equipment and procedures for field testing, and how to document and handle samples that will require lab testing.
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$65.00
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Soil Health and Erosion Control

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Description: This is a live webinar presented by Rhett Kerby, M.S. Today, more than ever, we understand the importance of soil health. Soil health is quickly becoming a topic of international concern. Internationally, lack of soil health negatively effects the quality of life in many countries due to reduced food production, decreased water quality, and increased soil erosion issues. The effects of poor soil health can be lessened or eliminated through education, awareness, and ultimately the adoption of Soil Health Best Management Practices (BMP). In this webinar, Rhett K. Kerby, M.S. will offer real world examples of soil health identifiers and discuss how Soil Health BMPs can be implemented to improve soil health and reduce erosion.
Date:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Steep Slope Investigation and Remediation Techniques

The initial site investigation of a Steep Slope is critical in the selection of the most prudent remediation procedure. This course provides an overview of how to identify different types of slope activity, with on-site techniques and inspection procedures for determining the source of the instability. Following the identification of the slope and its source of instability a method of remediation must be developed. The course will provide a variety of remediation examples along with a review of their installation procedures to strengthen and or reinforce the individual participant’s knowledge and skill in the selection and installation of the appropriate remediation procedure. The focus of the course is to equip the contractor, site inspector or engineer with on-site inspection techniques for slope instability identification, and general knowledge of prudent remediation procedures and their implementation.
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$65.00
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Steep Slope Stabilization Using Environmentally Sound Techni

This course will help you to more effectively evaluate slope failure areas and to conduct the necessary field investigations to support site design. Environmentally sound techniques are emphasized in order to provide a variety of project benefits including aesthetics, soil stability, improved water quality, reduced runoff, and increased species diversity. Case studies are reviewed and provide insight and practical applications of design strategies and methods. Steep slope stabilization successes and failures are included. Case studies with a range of field conditions and design solutions are emphasized.
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$50.00
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$65.00
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Stormwater Low Impact Development Practices • Part 1

This is part 1 of the Stormwater LIDs 2-hour course. Low Impact Development (LID) practices are Best Management Practices (BMPs) developed for managing stormwater runoff from land development sites. LIDs are used (1) to facilitate infiltration of site runoff and (2) to provide treatment of the runoff, thus improving the quality of the runoff entering the local streams and the groundwater. Many LIDs have been developed and are being prescribed by designers and installed by contractors on land development sites. Each has advantages and disadvantages that must be considered if the LID is expected to perform properly. This series will focus on the design and expected function of Bioretention Cells (Rain Gardens) and Green Roofs.
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$65.00
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Stormwater Low Impact Development Practices • Part 2

This is part 2 of the Stormwater LIDs 2-hour course. Low Impact Development (LID) practices are Best Management Practices (BMPs) developed for managing stormwater runoff from land development sites. LIDs are used (1) to facilitate infiltration of site runoff and (2) to provide treatment of the runoff, thus improving the quality of the runoff entering the local streams and the groundwater. Many LIDs have been developed and are being prescribed by designers and installed by contractors on land development sites. Each has advantages and disadvantages that must be considered if the LID is expected to perform properly. This series will focus on the design and expected function of Porous Pavement, Cisterns, Swales and Wetlands.
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$50.00
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$65.00
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Stormwater Low Impact Development Practices • Part One & Part Two

Low Impact Development (LID) practices are Best Management Practices (BMPs) developed for managing stormwater runoff from land development sites. LIDs are used (1) to facilitate infiltration of site runoff and (2) to provide treatment of the runoff, thus improving the quality of the runoff entering the local streams and the groundwater. Many LIDs have been developed and are being prescribed by designers and installed by contractors on land development sites. Each has advantages and disadvantages that must be considered if the LID is expected to perform properly. This series will focus on the design and expected function of Bioretention Cells (Rain Gardens) and Green Roofs.
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$75.00
Nonmember Price:
$100.00
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