These courses will teach you about SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans).
Courses vary from One Professional Development Hour to Three Professional Development Hours.
Presented by Mike Chase (original Webinar held December 12, 2012)
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.
This detailed training is geared towards contractors and sub-contractors. Training modules include: History and Requirements of the Clean Water Act, Basic Stormwater Management, Inspections and Documentation, Phases of Construction Management, Principles of Erosion and Sediment Control, Best Management Practices- Structural Controls, Best Management Practices- Procedural Controls.
There will be a 10 question quiz after each of the seven modules in which you will need to achieve a 70% score or higher. Upon completion of this course with a passing grade of 70% or higher (on each quiz), you will receive a certificate for 7 Professional Development Hours.
You will have seven days to complete this (approximately) 300 minute, 7 module course.
Stormwater pollution prevention plans are dynamic, changing documents that can mean the difference between a profitable project and one that initiates environmental violations. Start your project right, spend the time to write a SWPPP that really works. Take this course to find out information that will start your project out with a set of skills and documents that virtually guarantee success.
Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours
You will have seven days to complete this (approximately) 160 minute, 4 module course.
This course shows employees how erosion, sediments and other potential surface water pollutants are controlled at construction sites. The program focuses on Best Management Practices (BMPs) that are widely used at most construction sites including: silt fence, stabilized entrances/exits, drop inlet protectors and others. The program illustrates how these BMPs work and how they can fail. Employees are encouraged to promptly report any failing BMPs. By making all employees "look-outs" for BMP problems, this training program is an important part of the required BMP maintenance program.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to print a certificate for 1 Professional Development Hour.
Course time is approximately 14 minutes. You will have a 24 hour period to complete the course.