Introduction to the course: 

This course provides an overview of erosion principles, sediment control practices, & stormwater management requirements during construction throughout the Chesapeake Bay. This course is for anyone who wants to understand the principles and practices needed to keep polluted stormwater from leaving construction sites. Individuals responsible for demonstrating compliance with an Erosion Sediment Control plan or the conditions of a Construction General Permit will find the material a useful starting place.

You may take this course as a refresher but it will not replace statutory requirements for a “Responsible Person”, “Responsible Land Disturber”, or other state mandated construction site management certification.

Materials used in this course are derived primarily from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) course, Stormwater Management for Contractors & Operators, and supplemented by materials from the State of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DE DNREC) for their Blue Card program. Additional materials are gathered from sources throughout the Chesapeake Bay.

Course Syllabus:

Module 1: The Science of Erosion (30 min)

Module 2: Rules, Strategies, and Structures (30 min)

Module 3: Onsite Management Structures and Pollution Prevention Components (30 min)

Module 4: Pollution Prevention and SWPPP Inspections (30 mins)

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