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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 2024/04/23 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    This webinar will present many of the practical and cost-effective climate resilient measures that can be implemented for roads to adapt to climate change. Emphasis is given to needed drainage and road-stream crossings measures useful to reduce the risk of storm damage.

    Climate Resilient Measures for Roads and Other Infrastructure


    Tuesday, April 23, 2024
    Time: 11:00AM Mountain Time
    Duration: 1 Hour

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    Presented by: Gordon Keller, PE, GE & Mark Weinhold, PE

    Billions of dollars in damage have been sustained and many lives lost from climate-related storms and fires in recent years. The objective of this webinar is to present some of the road and infrastructure measures that can reasonably be implemented to reduce the vulnerability or likelihood of damage from
    natural disasters. Current road maintenance and attention to thorough drainage detail are critical to avoid concentration of water on roads and prevent damage. Properly designed culverts with conservative capacity and measures to prevent plugging or stream diversion are needed. Stream simulation designed culverts that match natural channel characteristics offer resilience against storms. Various slope stabilization and erosion control measures can be particularly useful to add resilience to roads and prevent landslides, debris flows, and other types of storm damage.

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    Gordon Keller, PE, GE Geotechnical Engineer

    Geotechnical Engineer

    GENESEE GEOTECHNICAL

    Mr. Keller is a licensed Civil and Geotechnical Engineer in California, with over 50 years of project experience with low-volume roads, bridges, drainage, and materials. He is a consultant involved in international roads training on rural road design and best management practices, storm damage repairs, and environmental impact mitigation. Recent work has focused on methods to help reduce the vulnerability of roads infrastructure to the impacts of floods, intense storms, and fires.

    Mark Weinhold, PE, Hydraulic Engineer

    Hydrology/Hydraulic Engineering

    USDA Forest Service

    Mr Weinhold is a licensed Civil and Hydraulic Engineer working with the US Forest Service National Stream and Aquatic Ecology Center team. He is a senior engineer involved in the assessment, design, and repair of road-stream crossings and the implementation of stream simulation structures for aquatic organism passage as well as climate resilience. He has many years of international experience working with watershed management, roads, and drainage infrastructure.

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 2024/03/14 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    Regulation without enforcement is an issue in all areas of law. We will explore the water quality effects of enforcement. using relavant case studies from both the state and local level.

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    Thursday, March 14, 2024
    Time: 11:00AM Mountain Time
    Duration: 1 Hour

    Presented by: Joe Moore

    Join us for an insightful webinar that delves into the intricate relationship between local regulation enforcement and its profound impact on water quality. As communities grapple with the challenges of preserving their water resources, understanding the dynamics of regulatory frameworks becomes paramount. The information presented will focus on case studies and lessons from the field that analyze real-world examples of communities successfully implementing and enforcing water quality regulations.

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    Joe Moore

    SiltWorm

    As an avid outdoorsman with a strong belief in the Clean Water Clean World initiative, I actively contribute to preserving waterways while indulging in my love for outdoor activities. Whether casting a line for fishing, perfecting my archery skills, or coaching CYO girls' basketball, I blend my enthusiasm for nature with a commitment to sustainability through my professional life and the companies I’ve founded.

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  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2024/01/31

    Flocculants are powerful tools that have been used for decades to control erosion, stabilize soil, and remove harmful contaminants from water. Flocculant treatments can meet very low discharge limits, allowing sites to stay in compliance, meet regulations and improve stormwater quality and clarity. Applied Polymer Systems introduced flocculants to the erosion and stormwater industries in the 1990s, drawing from decades of research and use in mining effluent treatment. Anionic polyacrylamide is the most widely accepted and commonly used flocculant due to being both safe for aquatic life, and highly effective.

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    [On Demand] LET'S TALK FLOC: Three Part Series


    A flocculant webinar from the company that brought
    flocculant (Floc) Logs and Polymer Enhanced BMPs to the industry 

    Series Presenters: Seva Bray, Vice President; Kyla Wood, Head of Research and Development & Eddie Snell, Technical Specialist - Applied Polymer Systems

    Flocculants are powerful tools that have been used for decades to control erosion, stabilize soil, and remove harmful contaminants from water. Flocculant treatments can meet very low discharge limits, allowing sites to stay in compliance, meet regulations and improve stormwater quality and clarity.  Applied Polymer Systems introduced flocculants to the erosion and stormwater industries in the 1990s, drawing from decades of research and use in mining effluent treatment. Anionic polyacrylamide is the most widely accepted and commonly used flocculant due to being both safe for aquatic life, and highly effective.

    PAM use is rapidly expanding across the US and world thanks to its safety for environmental applications and effectiveness at targeting and removing difficult and common pollutants like clay, sediments, and metals. In our Let’s Talk Floc Part 1 webinar we detailed the movement and growth of PAM use for erosion and sediment control from its introduction in the 1990s to its widespread and growing adoption in the US today. We also spoke about the important factors that influence how we use flocculants safely and effectively. In Let’s Talk Floc Part 2, we will build on this important information and focus on case studies and examples of how PAMs were, and currently are being utilized to successfully manage erosion, sediment, metals, and stormwater on multiple projects across the United States and Canada. Join Applied Polymer Systems, the company who brought flocculant technologies to this industry 25 years ago, in the second part of our two series Let’s Talk Floc webinar, as we cover how to effectively, safely, and efficiently use flocculants in the field to meet stormwater and erosion and sediment control goals and requirements.

    Thanks to years of education and concerted effort by universities, companies, and organizations like the IECA, flocculant use has evolved from sparse use of what many deemed mysterious “fairy dust”, to widespread adoption and a push towards standardized flocculant training, use and application. With many states recently adopting, preparing to adopt, or considering adopting anionic polyacrylamide into their toolboxes (i.e. pre-approved flocculant lists, QPLs/APLS, or erosion control and stormwater manuals) interest in flocculants and demand for training and information has reached levels never seen before in our industry.  Despite expanded use and interest, confusion and questions still exist, and education is needed to ensure flocculants are used safely and effectively. Join Applied Polymer Systems, the company who brought flocculant technologies to this industry 25 years ago, as we cover how to effectively, safely, and efficiently use flocculants to enhance traditional best management practices to meet stormwater and erosion and sediment control goals and requirements.

    In the first parts of our Let’s Talk Floc webinar series we provided participants a foundation on how to select safe and effective flocculants and polyacrylamides and introduced their many uses for improving erosion and sediment control and stormwater quality. In the second part of this series we built on this information and focused on completed projects including robust dewatering and mainstream theme park applications to provide examples of how PAMs were, and currently are being utilized to successfully manage erosion, sediment, and water clarification. In our third and final Let’s Talk Floc Webinar we will use this foundation and apply the acquired skills and knowledge to work through projects that have a need for flocculant use from start to finish. Participants who have not yet had the opportunity to view Let’s Talk Floc 1 or 2, but have a basic understanding of how polymer flocculants work, and their various E&SC and stormwater applications can still benefit from this upcoming presentation and learn the process of proper flocculant planning and use. This interactive webinar will use example sites and give an opportunity for participant participation to work through the flocculant process including planning, regulations, sampling for product matching and selection, application, troubleshooting, maintenance, and disposal.

    Part One Learning Objectives:

    1. Understanding the basics of flocculant technologies and how to select safe and effective flocculants for treatment systems
    2. Understand what anionic polyacrylamide is, how it works, and why it is the standard flocculant used for erosion and sediment control and stormwater treatment in the industry
    3. Gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the steps needed to apply, maintain, and troubleshoot flocculants in field applications
    4. Recognize how traditional BMPs may be enhanced using anionic PAM to improve sediment control and water treatment 

    Part Two Learning Objectives: 

    1. Review how to select appropriate flocculants for projects based on specific project goals and site characteristics. 
    2. Learn components needed to plan and implement effective PAM treatments for Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management. 
    3. Understand common management and use requirements for PAM applications through real world examples and case studies of PAM treatments. 

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    Seva Iwinski Bray

    Vice President

    Applied Polymer Systems

    Seva Iwinski Bray is an environmental scientist, Vice President of Applied Polymer Systems, and a co-founder of IY Progen Systems. She has over 15 years of experience in erosion and sediment control and stormwater management utilizing flocculant treatments. She holds a BS in Bioenvironmental Science from Texas A&M University. Her most common industry roles include technical training to educate companies, agencies, engineers, and other industry professionals on flocculant treatments that are safe for use in the open environment as well as assisting in continual research and advancements for polymers in E&SC and water clarification.

    Eddie Snell

    Technical Specialist

    Eddie Snell works for Applied Polymer Systems, Inc. and has over 40 years of experience working in the watershed protection, erosion, sediment control, and stormwater industries. Prior to working for Applied Polymer Systems, Inc, Eddie worked for the Walt Disney World Company and the Reedy Creek Improvement District (local government) in the environmental management and watershed programs division. He holds a four-year degree in environmental science. His passion in life is the immediate and future protection of water resources.

    Kyla J. Iwinski-Wood, PhD

    VP Research and Development

    Applied Polymer Systems, Inc.

    Kyla Iwinski-Wood is an environmental toxicologist with a passion for clean water and applying science to find real world solutions. She works for Applied Polymer Systems where her primary roles are researching new or improved polymer uses and technologies as well as assisting with technical training, support, and presentations. She worked as a consultant for APS beginning in 2007 until accepting a permanent position as head of Research and Development in 2016. She holds a PhD from Clemson University where her doctoral work focused on water resource management and ecotoxicology. She also has a master’s degree in biology from Northern Michigan University where she investigated the feasibility of polyacrylamide for removing nuisance and toxic algae from freshwater.

    Each webinar in this series is worth One (1) Professional Development Hour. A total of Two (2) Professional Development Hours are available in this series. 

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will celebrate and showcase the Australasian Chapter's Environmental Excellence Award winners for 2023. Bruce Highway, Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 3) - Edmonton to Gordonvale Project (E2G) - AND - NIWA Weather Forecasting – A New Zealand First in the Construction Industry.

    IECA Australasia Chapter's Environmental Excellence Award Winners for 2023

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    On-Demand
    PDH Credits: 1

    Bruce Highway, Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 3) - Edmonton to Gordonvale Project (E2G)

    Presented by: Andrew Kindness

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    The Bruce Highway, Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 3) - Edmonton to Gordonvale Project (E2G) is located south of Cairns in Far North Queensland.

    It marks a significant advancement in infrastructure, focusing on the duplication of a 10.5 kilometre stretch of the Bruce Highway and realignment and upgrade of 4.7 kilometres of the Queensland Rail North Coast Line. Accompanying these primary objectives is the construction of new local roads, pedestrian and rail bridges.

    Situated in a floodplain region, E2G contended with a unique set of environmental challenges - from constructing multiple bridges and managing tropical soils to grappling with unpredictable weather.

    E2G's unique approach to implementing innovative solutions for environmental management, while weathering three tropical wet seasons and two tropical cyclones, without diminishing their commitment to erosion and sediment control performance will be discussed in this presentation.  Hear how they adopted innovative technologies, utilising drones for site mapping and erosion and sediment control evaluations, initiated trials for new erosion and sediment control products, and championed strategies that intertwined sustainability goals with erosion and sediment control planning.

    NIWA Weather Forecasting – A New Zealand First in the Construction Industry

    Presented by: Stephanie Kirk

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    Everything we do in the erosion and sediment control space is driven by the weather. Is it going to rain today, will that cyclone really end up hitting our site, do we need to install additional measures to help prepare? We focus on continually improving erosion and sediment control device design, investing in the latest water quality technology, applying chemical flocculants, and many more. When the weather governs so much of our world, why are most contractors not going above and beyond to invest in quality weather forecasting software?

    This presentation will compare the accuracy of publicly available weather forecasting sites when compared with a top-tier weather forecasting provider and how investing in quality forecasting software can help your site save time and money and help you prepare more accurately for weather events.

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    Stephanie E. Kirk

    Environmental Manager - Takitimu North Link

    HEB Construction

    Stephanie Kirk works for one of New Zealand's top contractors - HEB Construction. Recently becoming a fully accredited CPESC, she is currently acting as the Environmental Manager for the Takitimu North Link roading project which has over 3 million m3 of earthworks.

    Prior to Takitimu, Stephanie spent the last two years looking after the environmental management for construction of Turitea Windfarm and four years as Environmental Advisor on the Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway. She has also spent time as a council compliance officer working throughout New Zealand. This has given her a well rounded understanding of erosion and sediment control from the contractor, client and council perspective.

    Andrew Kindness

    HSA Group (John Holland, Seymour Whyte, Aecom)

    Andrew Kindness is a skilled Sustainability and Environmental Advisor with a strong background in Environmental Sustainability and diverse experience in infrastructure construction. His experience spans projects such as the Sydney Metro TSE Mega Project, Blue Mountains Heritage Station Upgrades, and the E2G project in Cairns. As a member of IECA and a CPESC, Andrew has a keen interest in the erosion and sediment control discipline. Currently, he leads sustainability outcomes for the Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale (E2G) Project in Cairns while also supporting the team in managing erosion and sediment control using best practices. His dedication to innovation and knowledge-sharing has positioned him as a valued professional in the field of sustainability and environmental management.

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2023/12/13

    This webinar will examine the basic principles of stream erosion and the various practices that are utilized to address and repair stream bank and bed erosion in the upper Midwest.

    Restoration of Streams in the Midwest

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    On-Demand
    Duration: 1 Hour

    Presented by: Jonathan Koepke, CPESC

    Streambank and bed erosion is a significant issue, especially in urban and urbanizing areas where property, infrastructure, and habitat can be lost. These issues require specialized knowledge and techniques to effectively solve in a sustainable manner. This presentation will review the various types of erosion that occur in urban streams and the different practices and products utilized to address them, including why certain practices fail where others succeed. The importance of site evaluation, geomorphic processes, knowledge of hydraulic forces, and limitations of various technologies and practices will be a focus of the presentation. 

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    Jonathan Koepke

    President

    Jonathan Koepke, CEPSC, LEED-AP  is the Vice President and General Manager for ENCAP, Inc. in DeKalb, IL. Jonathan is a three time graduate of Northern Illinois University where he completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees and holds a Masters in Business Administration. He is also the current President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the IECA as Treasurer.

    Ryan Alltop (Moderator)

    Encap Inc.

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Members Only Benefit: IECA offers 1 PDH credit for members that complete the Environmental Connection Magazine Content Quiz.

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    IECA members have the opportunity to earn one (1) Professional Development Hour per Environmental Connection Magazine (4 per year) by completing the quarterly Environmental Connection Magazine Quiz. You're already reading Environmental Connection, so why not get the extra credits? For a digital copy of the current issue, please visit: http://www.ieca.org/archives 

    This quiz is for the 1st Quarter 2024 edition. Once you have read the entire magazine, complete the quiz with 70% or better to receive your credit.

    At the completion of this quiz you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2023/11/09

    Following participation in the webinar, attendees should have a better knowledge of the basic illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE) components, the methods for assessing their IDDE program, and the various ways to use IDDE program data to enhance and drive other stormwater actions.

    Getting the Most From Your IDDE Program

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    On-Demand

    Presented by: Heather Buck, CPSWQ, CPMSM, CESSWI, CISEC

    Many regulated communities struggle with how to accomplish the requirements of the illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE) minimum control measure (MCM).  There are numerous approaches, methods, and uses for the information created and collected for this portion of the overall stormwater program.  Further, some communities wonder how to best utilize the information in other areas of the program.  The federal IDDE program requirements will serve as the basis for discussion, while examples of requirements from several states will also be given.  This webinar will cover the basics for those who may need it, and enhancements or additions for those looking to grow their programs. Following participation in the webinar, attendees should have a better knowledge of the basic IDDE components, the methods for assessing their IDDE program, and the various ways to use IDDE program data to enhance and drive other stormwater actions.

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    Heather Buck, CPSWQ, CPMSM, CESSWI, CISEC

    Resource Planner

    As a Resource Planner with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC in Indianapolis, Indiana, Heather works with the MS4 Coordinators from several NPDES Phase II communities in Indiana to develop and implement all components of their Stormwater Quality Management Programs (SWQMP). Heather also completes erosion and sediment control inspections on behalf of both public agencies and private development. In addition, Heather completes various water quality evaluations through chemical, physical, and biological data collection and analysis; including IDDE screening, QHEI, macroinvertebrate, and fish community sampling.

    Dr. Scott Rogers, PE, CPMSM (Moderator)

    Environmental Coordination Engineer

    Alabama Department of Transportation

    Dr. Scott W. Rogers is the Environmental Coordination Engineer in the Design Bureau of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). His service at ALDOT since 2010 has primarily consisted of coordinating the ongoing development of the ALDOT MS4 program among many ALDOT offices and communicating the outcomes of that program in various ways to other government agencies, the professional community, and the citizens of Alabama. Since assuming the role of Environmental Coordination Engineer in October 2017, he has participated in the coordination of ALDOT’s environmental activities more broadly. He is Chair of the MS4 Management Subcommittee of the IECA Education Committee and is on the board of directors of the Alabama Stormwater Association. Dr. Rogers holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Auburn University in Auburn, AL, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama and a Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management.

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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2023/10/26

    The Five Pillars of Stormwater Management is a fundamental approach to managing construction stormwater that includes managing communication, managing work, managing water, managing erosion, and managing sediment. The Five Pillars concept categorizes and prioritizes application of control measures and practices in order of effectiveness and economy.

    IECA Young Professionals Webinar Series 

    Five Pillars of Construction Stormwater Management

    ON-DEMAND

    Part One: The Five Pillars of Construction Stormwater Management Overview and Introduction

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    The Five Pillars of Stormwater Management is a fundamental approach to managing construction stormwater that includes managing communication, managing work, managing water, managing erosion, and managing sediment. The Five Pillars concept categorizes and prioritizes application of control measures and practices in order of effectiveness and economy. In the first of this two-part series, stormwater and sustainability professional, Barry Fagan will provide an overview of the Five Pillars and will describe application and implementation of the first three pillars. 

    Presented By: Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, ENV SP, CPESC, CPMSM 

    Part Two: Pillars Four & Five - Managing Erosion and Sediment

    Managing Erosion - Understanding the Players in the Game

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    Think of erosion and sediment management like a game of soccer or football (depending on where you’re from!). Sediment controls are the goalie. They are the last line of defense and can save you from losing the game. They are always required no matter how good your team is. Erosion controls are the players on the field. A strong focus on keeping soil where it is in the first place (erosion control) – that’s how you win the game!

    Presented By: Kel Sanson, CPESC

    Effective Sediment Management is Universal 

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    Sediment management is the last line of defense in keeping pollutants from leaving a project area. Using the right tools for the job is crucial in effectively containing and managing any potential discharges. There are numerous tools to choose from when approaching a difficult sediment control problem, and having a thorough knowledge of your site and BMPs will help decide which tool is right for the job. This section of the presentation will also highlight some complications and examples of BMP failures and successes.

    Presented By: Matt Klaser, CESSWI, CPESC

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    Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, ENV SP, CPESC, CPMSM

    Fagan Consulting LLC

    Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, ENV SP, CPESC, CPMSM is a stormwater and sustainability professional who supports infrastructure development at the intersection of built and natural environments. Barry’s expertise is based on decades of experience managing and supporting stormwater programs and infrastructure projects and promoting environmental responsibility. Barry works in transportation, renewable energy, and urban environments. Barry and his wife, Tracey formed Fagan Consulting LLC in 2022 to further their mission of helping good people deliver liveable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure.

    Kel Sanson

    Senior Environmental Consultant

    SEEC

    Kel is a CPESC, and has significant on-ground construction environmental management experience. He is a Senior Environmental Consultant at Strategic Environmental & Engineering Consulting (SEEC). Over the last 17 plus years Kel has worked on numerous gas, energy, mining, road and residential projects across Australia. He also delivers industry training to construction personnel and regulators. In his spare time Kel is firmly attached to his camera, or climbing mountains, or on camping adventures with his daughter….. and his camera.

    Matt Klaser, CESSWI, CPESC

    Environmental Specialist

    POWER Engineers, Inc.

    Matt Klaser is a CESWI and CPESC with over a decade of experience in the stormwater industry. Matt is an Environmental Specialist with POWER Engineers in San Antonio, Texas. During his career, Matt has worked on a number of construction, industrial, and municipal stormwater projects as well as many other natural resources projects. Matt has been a member of IECA for the past six years in the national and regional chapters. When not working, Matt likes to spend time with his family outdoors (when not sweltering hot), gardening, or searching for the best breakfast tacos.

    Kirsty Dykes (Moderator)

    Senior Environmental Advisor

    Fulton Hogan

    Kirsty obtained a Master of Science in Geography the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2012 with a thesis titled ‘Constructed wetlands for nutrient attenuation’ which focused on ameliorating water quality from agricultural runoff in southern New Zealand.

    Upon completion of university Kirsty moved to Australia where she has been working as an environmental advisor across the mining and civil construction sectors for the past 10 years. Currently she is Senior Environmental Advisor at Fulton Hogan Construction, a large civil construction company with Projects across Australia and New Zealand. Her role as an environmental advisor is varied across all aspects of environmental management however erosion and sediment control and associated water quality and management is where her passion lies.

    Kirsty became involved with IECA in 2017 when she was awarded the IECA Young Professional Scholarship and has been working with them since.

    In her spare time Kirsty likes to live an active lifestyle, enjoying hiking, discovering South East Queensland and is a keen traveller, exploring all that Australia and the world has to offer.  

    Jaime Schussler, M.S., CPESC-IT (Moderator)

    Assistant Professor

    Oklahoma State University

    Dr. Jaime Schussler is an assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Schussler’s research focuses on stormwater management, specializing in erosion and sediment control. Her work aims to find implementable solutions to manage increased stormwater runoff and sediment loads from construction, urban, agricultural, and reclamation sites. Her experience extends to surface water hydrology, water resources engineering, and surface water quality. 

    This webinar contains two parts, each worth (1) Professional Development Hour. 

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2023/10/05

    In the 2022 Federal CGP, the term ‘qualified inspector’ was defined to include a required minimum certification level for all sites operating under the federal CGP. To support this, the EPA has created a national certification program, and has approved other certifications that also meet this standard. Currently, some states have state-focused certifications that have been approved as meeting the new EPA standards, which allows state-based (delegated authority states) inspectors to gain greater knowledge of the NPDES permit, practices, BMPs and requirements that affect the projects they are inspecting.

    Qualified Inspectors and State-specific CGPs

    Pathways to Creating a Qualified Inspection Workforce

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    On-Demand

    Moderators: Kristi Anspach, CPESC and Donald Pearson, EI, CPESC
    Panelists: Rebecca Forman, David Harris, Kendra Henderson and Greg Schaner

    This webinar is put together by the IECA Erosion and Sediment Control education track committee. In the 2022 Federal CGP, the term ‘qualified inspector’ was defined to include a required minimum certification level for all sites operating under the federal CGP. To support this, the EPA has created a national certification program, and has approved other certifications that also meet this standard. Currently, some states have state-focused certifications that have been approved as meeting the new EPA standards, which allows state-based (delegated authority states) inspectors to gain greater knowledge of the NPDES permit, practices, BMPs and requirements that affect the projects they are inspecting. The panel will discuss how states have launched certification program and discuss how successful the current programs are. The group will dive into lessons learned on creating a program, and how the program should develop over time.

    [Can't attend live? No problem! Sign up and receive access to the recording on-demand, posted shortly after the conclusion of the live webinar.]

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    Kristi Anspach, CPESC, CESSWI (Moderator)

    Assistant Resident Engineer

    Summit Design and Engineering Services

    Kristi has worked in the field of stormwater pollution prevention and erosion and sediment control since 1996, after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She spent the first decade of her career as a regulatory inspector, working first with two county-based local erosion and sediment control programs and later with the Roadside Environmental Unit of the NC Department of Transportation. During her time working with regulatory and permitting authorities, Kristi found an additional interest in policy and permit drafting, which has carried forward throughout her career. Since 2006, Kristi has worked in the private sector focusing on stormwater and NPDES planning and compliance for residential and commercial construction. Throughout the past fifteen years, she has also served on various stakeholder and technical groups in North Carolina, including those responsible for drafting updates to the statewide NC Construction General Permit for Stormwater and the NC Sedimentation Control Administrative Code.

    Donald Pearson, EI, CPESC (Moderator)

    Assistant Resident Engineer

    Summit Design and Engineering Services

    After graduation from North Carolina State Universities Biological and Agricultural Department in 1990, Donald began a 30-year career with the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Roadside Environmental Unit that ended with his retirement in May of 2021.  Donald started a second career with Summit Design and Engineering Services in late June 2021.  Donald’s responsibilities with NCDOT’s Roadside Environmental Unit included oversite of numerous infrastructure projects within the Piedmont area of the State to ensure environmental compliance with the North Carolina Sedimentation and Pollution Control Act, State and Federal Water Quality requirements, and NPDES permit expectations.  Donald obtained his Certification as an Engineering Intern in 1999, his Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control Certification (CPESC) in 2004, and his Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspector Certification (CESSWI) in 2023.   He has his Remote Pilot Certificate for operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) and utilizes that skill to assist in a variety of operations on Highway Construction Sites within North Carolina.

    His new career with Summit Design and Engineering, allows him to perform similar functions to those he did with NCDOT, but over a smaller territory.  Donald also teaches the Level 1 and 2 Erosion and Sediment/Stormwater Control Certification Classes, through NC State University’s Crop and Soil Science Department, for individuals planning to work on NCDOT projects.  He is currently serving a three year term on the NC Sedimentation Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee which offers support and guidance for the State’s Land Resources group staffed under the NC Department of Environmental Quality.  Recently he was assigned a position on the IECA Educational Track Erosion and Sediment Control Subcommittee.  He is a native of Raleigh, NC and currently resides in Fuquay Varina with his wife Robin.  They are proud parents of two children Megan (28) and Riley (25).

    Greg Schaner

    Attorney Adviser, Water Permits Division

    US EPA

    Greg started work for EPA’s Office of Water in 2003. His focus at EPA during that time has been almost entirely on the NPDES stormwater permitting program. In that role, Greg has worked on the 2003, 2012, 2017, and 2022 CGPs, and the 2005 MSGP, and led the effort to revise the MS4 permitting regulations in 2015 and 2023. Prior to EPA, Greg worked at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the State of Maryland’s Natural Resources Department. 

    Kendra Henderson

    Department of Ecology, Washington

    Kendra Henderson works for the Washington State Department of Ecology as the Construction Stormwater General Permit writer. In this position, she manages the Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) training program and the CESCL database. She has been in her current role for a year and with Ecology a little over four years.

    David Harris

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    David Harris is the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s State Roadside Environmental Engineer. David has over 30 years’ experience working in erosion and sedimentation control for highway construction and maintenance activities. He is a registered professional engineer and has had the privilege of working with some of the greatest erosion control professionals in the country while at NCDOT.

    Dr. Rebecca Forman

    University of Minnesota

    Rebecca is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota’s Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program.  Prior to joining the Program staff, she spent more than 12 years as an environmental consultant specializing in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) construction and industrial Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) design and inspection and in due diligence and environmental compliance investigation and reporting. She is passionate about protecting aquatic systems and is equally passionate about understanding the best methods to help non-traditional students learn. Rebecca is the recipient of the 2022 Innovation Award from the Minnesota Erosion Control Association for her work developing the Erosion Program’s online courses.

    Alex Zimmerman, CPESC CISEC CESSWI QSP

    Owner, Creative Courses

    Alex Zimmerman CPESC, CISEC, CESSWI, AK-BC-NT-WA-CESCL, QSP Alex Zimmerman brings over 20 years of large scale construction and reclamation experience to Erosion and Sediment Control and stormwater training. From large disturbance, linear, and single-family construction to restoration and emergency landslide repair, his experiences add to informative trainings on real world issues for construction site and facility operators, inspectors, and designers. Alex has been helping project teams succeed by planning for the productive and compliant completion of varied construction and restoration projects. Alex has been recognized by various associations and agencies for his professional course preparation and delivery. Developing custom trainings for audiences as varied as Alaska Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska Department of Transportation, South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association, Building Industry Association of Washington, North Dakota Solid Waste & Recycling Association, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Northwest Territories Department of Transportation, and the British Columbia Erosion and Sediment Control Association. Alex stays up to date and informed on the latest regulations and compliance challenges. He was a past recipient of the Educational Achievement award by the International Erosion Control Association.

    This webinar is worth one (1) Professional Development Hour. 

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    Members Only Benefit: IECA offers 1 PDH credit for members that complete the Environmental Connection Magazine Content Quiz.

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    IECA members have the opportunity to earn one (1) Professional Development Hour per Environmental Connection Magazine (4 per year) by completing the quarterly Environmental Connection Magazine Quiz. You're already reading Environmental Connection, so why not get the extra credits? For a digital copy of the current issue, please visit: http://www.ieca.org/archives 

    This quiz is for the 4th Quarter 2023 edition. Once you have read the entire magazine, complete the quiz with 70% or better to receive your credit.

    At the completion of this quiz you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

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