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Professional Development, University Extended Education, California State University, Fullerton

This online class will provide an overview of the history and development of stormwater programs and review current regulations and reporting requirements.

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The Program

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State and local programs regulating municipal and industrial stormwater discharges are constantly changing. Professionals involved with monitoring, implementing, or reporting on best management practices must be able to understand and support regulations aimed at controlling stormwater runoff. This online class will provide an overview of the history and development of stormwater programs and review current regulations and reporting requirements. Participants will also learn steps required to meet Municipal Stormwater Permit (NPDES) obligations and identify funding opportunities.

Who should attend?

  • Program Managers
  • Inspectors/Spill Responders
  • Planners
  • Plan Checkers
  • Construction Inspectors
  • Commercial/Industrial/Municipal Inspectors
  • Public Works Analysts
  • Contractors
  • Cost Estimators
  • Property Management Firms and their Managers
  • Water Quality Manager

Upon completion of the class, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of federal and state regulatory history and permits
  • Understand the role of municipalities in planning, implementing and monitoring activities to ensure permit compliance
  • Understand stormwater management plans and their reporting requirements
  • Identify and discuss BMPs and LID approaches for achieving stormwater pollution reduction goals
  • Identify tools and discuss mechanisms for funding state mandates

The online class will cover:

Storm Water Regulations Overview

  • Overview of the Clean Water Act
  • Overview of Municipal Stormwater Permit (NPDES)
  • Porter Cologne Act
  • Statewide General Construction Permit Overview
  • Scrap Metal Permit Overview
  • Drainage Area Management Plans and Water Quality Management Plans Reporting Requirements

Low Impact Development and Smart Growth as it pertains to NPDES Regulations

  • Best Management Practices for Municipalities
  • Low Impact Development and CAL Green (new Building Codes)

Funding Mechanisms for Stormwater Programs

  • State Revolving Fund
    • Funding Opportunities for Municipalities
  • Assessment Districts
    • Overview of Proposition 218 Regulations
    • How to Set up Stormwater Assessment Districts
    • Case Study – Moreno Valley Stormwater Assesment Districts

Industry Resources:

American Planning Association, California Chapter: http://www.calapa.org
Association of Energy Engineers, Southern California Chapter: http://www.aeesocal.org
CA Landscape Contractors Association, San Diego: htt://www.clcasandiego.org
California Coastkeeper Alliance: http://www.cacoastkeeper.org/
California Stormwater Quality Association: http://www.casqa.org/
California Water Environment Association: http://www.cwea.org/
Clean Water Network: http://www.cleanwaternetwork.org/
National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies: http://www.nafsma.org/
State Water Resources Control Board: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/

Veronica Martinez
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Please contact Veronica Martinez for the next course offering

  • Cost: $150