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201 and 205: Municipal IDDE Inspections and Spill Response – Bellingham

May 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Course Description:

This course is designed to increase awareness and provide municipal field staff the tools to detect different types of illicit discharges in the public storm sewer system and to elevate understanding of municipal operation in the prevention and response to spills. The course will describe the MS4 permit requirements for illicit discharge elimination. The course will identify some of the common areas in cities and counties where non-stormwater may be introduced into the stormwater system. The course will discuss how to identify and discover the source of illicit discharges and what steps should be taken within a jurisdiction to prevent this activity from happening. The course offers insight into what to look for to prevent spills from occurring, how to develop and execute a good spill response program, and what things to consider in responding to a spill. This course will set the foundation of understanding that municipal operations can launch from to educate city/county specific procedures and response requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify the difference between a spill and illicit discharge, and the different types of illicit discharges that occur
  • To elevate the awareness of private, commercial and industrial activity that may impact the stormwater system in a jurisdiction
  • To have tools for identification, reporting and investigation to discover the sources of illicit discharges within a municipal system
  • Learn why spill response is important to a municipal program
  • Develop baseline knowledge to identify key elements that should be part of a municipal spill response plan and program
  • Create a higher awareness of what to look for in terms of good housekeeping and proper material storage to prevent spills
  • Obtain an understanding of how to identify a spill, implement low risk prevention and clean up measures, and buy time for the appropriate response for cleanup
  • Increase confidence in the ability to take appropriate action in case of a spill

Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

Questions about this course, email municipal.stormwater@ecoss.org or call 206-767-0432, ext. 1013



May 9, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


ECOSS Industrial Stormwater Education
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Port of Bellingham Harbor Center Conference Room 1801 Roeder Ave Bellingham, WA 98225
1801 Roeder Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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