CSI for Construction & Development and MS4 Personnel
Some of the most complex NPDES stormwater permits are those for the Construction and Development (C&D) industry. Navigating through the process of staying in compliance while updating a project's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) when site changes happen daily, and sometimes every few hours, is challenging.
Many states have required Erosion & Sediment control courses. These classes are critical for C&D personnel, and National Stormwater Center instructors teach these courses on a regular basis. However, E&SC classes are about the dirt while NPDES construction permits are about water. Our Construction Permit and Advanced Controls courses focus on the water.
C&D personnel need to understand how to control volume and velocity, how to prevent stormwater and meltwater from picking up pollutants and transporting them, and how to conduct phased construction while staying in compliance with a complex regulatory permit.
Municipal personnel need to understand their role, authority, and discretion for inspecting project sites. They need to assess the effectiveness of controls and be effective working with C&D personnel to keep pollutants out of their community waters. Additionally, municipalities often have construction projects of their own for which they must have permits. These projects often include roadways and bridges.
Our CSI-Construction Permit course gives C&D and Municipal personnel the in-depth understanding they need of the permit that regulates their projects. Our CSI-Advanced Controls course provides an in-depth understanding of the various means by which water can be controlled both on and exiting from project sites. And, of course, we offer Erosion & Sediment Control courses
Permits require "Qualified Personnel" conduct inspections, be part of the Stormwater Team, etc. National Stormwater Center certifies graduates. This certification indicates that the services our graduates conduct are being performed by professionals who have met the established standards of knowledge, experience, and competence required in the field of stormwater inspections.