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NYSDEC Endorsed 4-Hour Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC) Training

Under the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity, certain contractors (Trained Contractor) and certain Qualified Inspectors are required to complete 4 hours of Department endorsed training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control (E&SC) every 3 years. To satisfy this training requirement, the Department has partnered with County Soil and Water Conservation Districts across the State to deliver a 4 hour E&SC training course. In addition, the Department accepts the following training options as meeting the 4 hour endorsed training requirement:

  • The NYS Builders Association Online version of the DEC endorsed, 4-hour E&SC course (For details click on NYSBA Online Training link in right column of this page under Links Leaving DEC's Website).
  • The 1-day "CPESC Exam Review Course" for those taking the CPESC exam. Eligibility requirements may apply. Local courses may be listed on the training calendar.

Trained Contractor - Prior to the commencement of construction, an owner or operator shall have each contractor and subcontractor, that has been identified as being responsible for implementation of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), identify at least one employee from their company (Trained Contractor) that has received 4 hours of endorsed E&SC training. The Trained Contractor must be on site on a daily basis when soil disturbance activities are being performed and will be responsible for implementation of the practices included in the SWPPP.

Qualified Inspector - An owner or operator of a regulated construction project, with some exceptions, shall have a Qualified Inspector conduct specific site inspections. Certain Qualified Inspectors who work on these sites (i.e., individuals working under direct supervision of, and at the same company as, a licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Landscape Architect of NYS) are required to complete 4 hours of E&SC training under the General Permit.

Note: Beginning in October 2009, some trainers may offer this course with continuing education credits for Code Enforcement Officers and municipal/county planning/zoning board members who complete the 4 hours of E&SC training.

Training Events conducted by the County Soil and Water Conservation Districts
(*Note: See SWCD websites listed for registration information and flyer)
Date Place, Time and Notes Contact Information
October 25, 2018 Chenango Town Hall
1529 State Route 12
Binghamton, NY 13901
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: October 19, 2018)
607-687-3553
palmerm@co.tioga.ny.us
October 25, 2018 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: October 18, 2018)
518-623-3119
jim99@nycap.rr.com
Saratoga County Inter-Municipal Stormwater Management Program
October 31, 2018 Rockland County Fire Training Center - Auditorium
35 Fireman's Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: October 19, 2018)
Brianna Rosamilia
845-596-5479
env@co.rockland.ny.us
Rockland County Soil and Water Conservation District
November 1, 2018 Tompkins County Highway Department
170 Bostwick Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
607-257-2340
ahinickle@tompkins-co.org
November 7, 2018 NYC Department of Design and Construction
Multi-purpose Room
30-30 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
8:45 am - 1:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: October 31, 2018)
Shino Tanikawa
212-431-9676, Ext 1
Shino@nycswcd.net
New York City Soil and Water Conservation District
November 14, 2018 College Lounge, Ulster County Community College
491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
8:15 am - 1:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: November 2, 2018)
845-883-7162, Ext. 6085
Margarete.wagner@ny.nacdnet.net
Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District
November 14, 2018 Syracuse Builders Exchange
6563 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY 13206
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: November 9, 2018)
Melissa Gould
315-437-9936, ext. 25
mgould@syrabex.com
Syracuse Builders Exchange
November 29, 2018 Town of Pittsford Library
24 State Street
Pittsford, NY 14534
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: November 21, 2018)
Josh LaFountain
585-753-7380
mcswcd@monroecounty.gov
Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District
December 4, 2018 Saratoga Hilton
534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: November 30, 2018)
Brendan Manning, AGC NYS
518-456-1134
bmanning@agcnys.org
Associated General Contractors of NYS
December 07, 2018 William F Rice Extension Center
24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: November 26, 2018)
Susan Lewis
518-765-7923
acswcd@gmail.com
Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District
December 7, 2018 Ontario County SWCD Offices
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(November 30, 2018)
Megan Webster
585-396-1450
Megan.webster@ontswcd.com
Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District
December 13, 2018 Syracuse Builders Exchange
6563 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY 13206
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: December 7, 2018)
Melissa Gould
315-437-9936, ext. 25
mgould@syrabex.com
Syracuse Builders Exchange
December 18, 2018 Horseheads American Legion
71 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: December 11, 2018)
Nikole Watts
607-796-2216
stormwatereducator@stny.rr.com
January 8, 2019 Natural Resource Center
7413 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: January 2, 2019)
315-704-6204
cayugaswcd@cayugaswcd.org
http://www.cayugaswcd.org/
February 12, 2019 Natural Resource Center
7413 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: February 5, 2019)
315-704-6204
cayugaswcd@cayugaswcd.org
http://www.cayugaswcd.org/
March 5, 2019 Natural Resource Center
7413 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: February 26, 2019)

315-704-6204
cayugaswcd@cayugaswcd.org
http://www.cayugaswcd.org/

April 9, 2019 Natural Resource Center
7413 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: April 2, 2019)
315-704-6204
cayugaswcd@cayugaswcd.org
http://www.cayugaswcd.org/
April 23, 2019 Natural Resource Center
7413 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: April 16, 2019)
315-704-6204
cayugaswcd@cayugaswcd.org
http://www.cayugaswcd.org/
May 7, 2019
Natural Resource Center
7413 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: April 30, 2019)
315-704-6204
cayugaswcd@cayugaswcd.org
http://www.cayugaswcd.org/
May 14, 2019 Natural Resource Center
7413 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: May 7, 2019)
315-704-6204
cayugaswcd@cayugaswcd.org
http://www.cayugaswcd.org/

Stormwater Training and Conferences:

Stormwater Management Training Series (multiple courses/dates)

Sponsors: Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Orange County
Location: Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Orange County, 18 Seaward Avenue, Suite 300, Middletown, NY 10940
Contact: Rose Baglia at rsb22@cornell.edu or Cathy Hughes cah94@cornell.edu, 845-344-1234

Sponsors: Monroe County SWCD
Co-sponsor: Stormwater Coalition of Monroe County
Location: Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus, Bldg 3, Room 209 (Empire room), 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
Contact: Kelly Emerick, 585-753-7380; kellyemerick@monroecounty.gov

Sponsors: Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Location: Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Contact: Blue Neils, 518-885-8995 Ext. 224, Saratoga County Stormwater Management Program

Sponsors: Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board
Location: CNY RPDB, 126 N. Salina Street, Syracuse NY, 13202
Contact: Kathleen Bertuch at Bertuch@cnyrpdb.org or 315-422-8276 Ext. 208, Central NY Stormwater Coalition

Other Learning Opportunities

Navigate the training opportunities below using "Links Leaving DEC's Website" in the right column of this page.

American Public Works Association
A variety of training opportunities, including video conferences and text-based courses, APWA offers live instructor-led workshops on stormwater management topics.

Center for Watershed Protection
Training workshops on stormwater management and design of control practices across the country.

Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control, Inc.
Training and certification for qualified individuals who apply for and satisfy certification standards as a professional of erosion and sediment control and/or a professional of stormwater quality.

Low Impact Development Center
The LID Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Low Impact Development technology.

New York State Department of State
The NYS DOS home page contains information for local governments, licensed professionals, watershed organizations.

Stormwater Manager's Resource Center
A research and information center for many topics on stormwater or urban watershed management.

Urban Natural Resources Institute
An initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Station, which serves as a point of contact for focused research, development, and information exchange on urban natural resource (UNR) management.

USEPA National Point Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Training
Archived United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Webcasts provide training at "no cost", which can be viewed any time from your personal computer.

Water Environmental Research Foundation
Training opportunities and conferences on a wide range of environmental issues.