University of Minnesota
Erosion and Stormwater Management
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Construction sites, municipalities, and industrial facilities are subject to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. We offer comprehensive training for designers, inspectors, contractors, and other staff involved with these sites and regulations.

 

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Registration is Now Open for Summer 2015-2016 Courses

Registration for the 2015-2016 Summer Construction training season is now open. Click on the link below to access the schedule.

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Industrial Stormwater Sampling and Monitoring, IS3201

This event will focus on the permit sampling and monitoring requirements of the industrial stormwater permit, including how to take samples and report the lab results. This event is for anyone interested in learning about industrial stormwater requirements, especially industry staff responsible for facility sampling and monitoring of stormwater runoff. Topics include:

-Industrial Stormwater sampling overview
-Locating optimal stormwater monitoring locations
-Differences between monitoring and sampling
-Permit requirements for monitoring, sampling, and reporting
-Benchmark exceedances
-Stormwater reporting requirements
-How to sample stormwater runoff
-Working with testing laboratories

Click on the link below for more information and registration form.

Link to Industrial Stormwater Schedule and Registration

 

Online Registration Links:

Section 321 - May 21, 2015, Arden Hills

Section 322 - June 3, 2015, St. Cloud

Section 323-June 4, 2015, Farmington

Section 324 - September 22, 2015, Arden Hills

 

Industrial Stormwater Regulations, SWPPPs, Sampling and Monitoring (IS2202)

Industrial facilities in Minnesota regulated by the Industrial Stormwater Permit are required to develop a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), conduct sampling and monitoring of stormwater runoff, and adapt to stormwater runoff monitoring exceedances from facilities. This full-day event will cover topics from permit basics, SWPPP development and implementation, and stormwater monitoring to selection of best management practices for SWPPP modification. This event will not provide detailed design guidance for structural practices or detailed responses to benchmark exceedances.
This event is for anyone interested in learning about industrial stormwater requirements, especially industry staff responsible for facility compliance with industrial stormwater regulations. Topics include:

-Industrial Stormwater Regulatory history
-SWPPP requirements
-SWPPP implementation
-Stormwater monitoring, sampling and reporting requirements
-Annual reporting and fees
-ISW case studies
-ISW enforcement

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Link to Industrial Stormwater Schedule and Registration

 

Regulatory Enforcement Training, 4001

This seminar is for people who are responsible for inspecting construction sites for compliance through a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System entity (MS4), or the MPCA.

The next class was offered on May 13, 2015. The location is Best Western Hotel, North Mankato. For more information on future classes, contact the University of Minnesota Erosion program, call 1-800-646-2282.

 

Stormwater Practices Maintenance and Certification

The next class was offered on May 5-6, 2015. The location is Cottage Grove City Hall. Availability is limited, so register soon.

This two-day course is designed for those who inspect, maintain, or direct maintenance on stormwater control measures and practices, such as ponds and infiltration systems. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of BMP processes, mechanics, operations and maintenance needs, and how to create and execute a maintenance work plan. Attendees who complete this pilot course and pass the voluntary exam will be certified in Stormwater Management Practice Maintenance by the University of Minnesota Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program. The certification is a pilot program. This training does not include information on construction and does not meet training requirements for the NPDES Construction permit.

For more information, contact the University of Minnesota Erosion program, call 1-800-646-2282 or 612-625-9733.

 

 

Designing for Volume Control on Linear Projects

Learn how to design to meet NPDES stormwater volume control requirements using infiltration and other techniques, with an emphasis on linear projects in challenging settings. This program will take you through the design process from site layout to construction.

This is a technical training for public and private engineers, and others involved in designing or reviewing stormwater management volume control practices. Attendees should be familiar with the NPDES Construction permit and general design concepts.

This class was held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at the MnDOT Training and Conference Center, Shoreview.

 

 

P8 Modeling Class

This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of water quality modeling with a focus on P8 Urban Catchment Model. P8 is a water quality model for simulating pollutant generation and treatment in urban areas. This course will provide presentations, and hands-on exercises that will introduce you to the Windows version of the P8 model. The course will cover model assumptions, limitations, and application. You will learn how to review the results of water quality models such as P8.

The next class offering has not been set at this time. Check back later for more information or contact the University of Minnesota Erosion and Stormwater Management Program at 612-625-9733 or 1-800-646-2282.

P8 Model Flyer and Registration

Online Registration for P8 Modeling Class

Link to P8 Files for 03-13-2012 Class

Link to Additional P8 Files for 03-13-2012 Class

For more information, contact the University of Minnesota Erosion program at 612-625-9733 or 1-800-646-2282.

 

Utility Construction Installer Certification

All construction sites disturbing more than 1 acre of land need a NPDES permit and trained installers. The emphasis is on permit regulations pertaining to laborer activities and proper installation and quality control of various erosion and sediment control devices for utility installation. Other topics include an overview of pertinent inspection procedures.

This one-day course is designed for those who work on utility construction projects. The course will cover storm water permit requirements, best management practices to use on site, timing of installations, proper installation of BMPs and implementing the SWPPP.

This course was held on March 27, 2015, AGC of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

Enhanced Reactive Filters for Stormwater Treatment, ER5001

Are you responsible for design or decision making for stormwater treatment practices. This technical seminar will provide information on a new class of stormwater control measure which uses iron and other additives in a sand filter to remove pollutants. This seminar will qualify for 5.5 PDHs.

This seminar is for people who are interested in enhanced reactive filters for stormwater treatment. This seminar will cover detailed design topics along with general concepts. Attendees should be familiar with stormwater management fundamentals prior to the workshop. This content has been developed for engineers, designers, and decision makers, but anyone is welcome to attend.

The next class offering has not been set at this time. Check back later for more information. For more information, contact the University of Minnesota Erosion program, call 1-800-646-2282 or 612-625-9733.

 

 

Small Site and Residential Construction Stormwater Management

A new class is being offered from the U of M Erosion and Sediment Control Program called “Small Site Stormwater Management.” This class will focus on NPDES Construction Permit Compliance for light construction and residential builders.

The next class offering has not been set at this time. Check back later for more information. For more information, contact the University of Minnesota Erosion program, call 1-800-646-2282.

 

Stormwater U: Stormwater Pond Excavation

This workshop is for municipal staff and consultants working with stormwater pond maintenance. This event will have presentations on excavation procedures for ponds, field exercises on pond capacity determination and sediment sampling along with networking opportunities.

 

Stormwater U: Designing for Volume Control

This class is for professional designers and reviewers working with infiltration volume control stormwater BMPs. (5.5 PDH)

Best Management Practice Assessment

This class is for those who inspect, design or maintain permanent stormwater BMPs. (5.5 PDH)

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

This class is for municipal staff performing IDDE inspections. (2 PDH) The next class offering has not been set at this time. Check back later for more information. For more information, contact the University of Minnesota Erosion program, call 1-800-646-2282.

 

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Technical Resources

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Program Backgound and History

A short background and history of the University of Minnesota Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program is available here