Course Description: 

This course provides an overview of EPA and Department of Ecology requirements for Phase I and Phase II municipal stormwater permits, and how these requirements translate into municipal Operations and Maintenance programs. The course identifies the necessary elements for a compliant and effective municipal stormwater program and explores how new program requirements will affect municipal operations in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • What stormwater is, how it gets polluted, and Clean Water Act regulatory history
  • Basics of how municipal programs regulate, are regulated and policy drivers
  • Federal and WA State Stormwater Permit requirements
  • Overview of SWMP (Stormwater Management Plan) and its crucial elements
  • How Operations and Maintenance staff activities  contribute to SWMP programs
  • Briefly explore how Low Impact Development (LID) and associated Best Management Practices (BMPs) will change municipal operations

Prerequisites: None

Length: 2 hours

Cost: $150/person

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