About the National Stormwater Center
The National Stormwater Center was founded by John Penn Whitescarver with a commitment to promoting and advocating compliance with the Clean Water Act.
As one of the first employees at EPA, and a member of the team that developed the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program (NPDES), John held the unwavering belief that well-trained stormwater inspectors make the difference in restoring and maintaining the waters of the United States. John served the National Stormwater Center as its Founder and Executive Director.
Our objective is to provide required training to qualify stormwater inspectors and stormwater permit personnel, and to provide stormwater permit compliance assistance to industrial, construction, and municipal stormwater permittees. We accomplish this through a variety of educational programs, services, tools, and resources developed by our instructors, who are former enforcement officials at the Federal or State level.
Graduates of our courses now have access to a library of stormwater information designed to help them with their day-to-day responsibilities. Graduates also have the benefit of our monthly, no-cost CSI-Network meetings! Our instructors develop and deliver our quality coursework and oversee our qualified Compliance Team’s delivery of stormwater assistance service programs.
Our office staff are available to help you with all your stormwater needs. 888-397-9414
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