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Training Calendar

What Stormwater Training Are You Looking For?

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
September 2, 2015 Syracuse Builders Exchange
6563 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY 13206
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: August 28, 2015)
Melissa Gould
315-437-9936, ext. 25
September 2, 2015 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk
423 Griffing Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: August 28, 2015)
Paul TeNyenhuis
September 30, 2015 Greene County Emergency Services Building
25 Volunteer Drive
Cairo, NY 12413
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: September 23, 2015)
Jake Buchanan
October 1, 2015 Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: September 28, 2015)
Corey Humphrey
October 7, 2015 Farm & Home Center
2715 Route 44
Millbrook, NY 12545
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: October 2, 2015)
Jennifer Lusk
845-677-8011, ext. 3
October 22, 2015 Town of Chili Town Hall
Main Meeting Room
3333 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: October 14, 2015)
Katie Jakaub
October 22, 2015 College Lounge, Ulster County Community College
491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
8:15 am - 1:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: October 16, 2015)
845-883-7162, Ext. 3
November 5, 2015 Rockland County Fire Training Center - Auditorium
35 Firemen's Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: October 29, 2015)
Nicole Laible
December 2, 2015 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk
423 Griffing Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: November 27, 2015)
Paul TeNyenhuis
December 4, 2015 Essex County Fairgrounds
3 Sisco Street
Westport, NY 12993
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
*Pre-registration required
(Deadline: December 2, 2015)
David Reckahn

Stormwater Training and Conferences:

2014-2015 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, http://cceorangecounty.org

Sponsors: Stormwater Coalition of Monroe County and Monroe County SWCD
Location: Monroe Community Hospital, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620
Contact: Katie Jakaub, katiejakaub@monroecounty.gov
Contact: Kelly Emerick, 585-753-7380; kellyemerick@monroecounty.gov, www.monroecountyswcd.org

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, www.saratogastormwater.org

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 www.cnyrpdb.org/stormwater

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.