Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District and
WNY Stormwater Coalition will host two DEC-Endorsed 4-hour Erosion and
Sediment Control Workshops for Construction Site Contractors and Operators
in Winter 2016 at the Erie County Emergency Services Training Facility in
Cheektowaga, New York. The workshops will be Thursday January 7th and
Tuesday February 16, 2016.
All contractors and subcontractors working under the
NYS Department of Environmental Conservations (NYSDEC) Permit GP-0-15-002 (SPDES
General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity), must
identify at least one Trained Contractor from their company that will be
responsible for implementation of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP),
and have at least one Trained Contractor perform a daily site inspection
when soil disturbance activities are being performed. Also, developers must
have a Qualified Inspector conduct regular site inspections in accordance
All Qualified Inspectors and Trained Contractors must
complete 4 hours of training in the principles and practices of erosion and
sediment control through a program endorsed by NYDEC, SWCD or CPESC, Inc.
every three years. Upon completion, each participant will receive a NYS DEC
registration number that is valid for 3 years. Certified Professionals in
Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), LAs and PEs are exempt from these
training requirements. These events are not a workshop series; they are the
same class being provided on two different days.
Registration fee is $95.00 per attendee and includes
refreshments and all training materials. Attendees must pre-register.
Please contact Don Stribick at (716) 652-8480 to register for either of the
Also check the NYSDEC website for more trainings and
additional information at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8699.html.