Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:05 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:05 – 1:05 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:05 – 4:00 pm

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements and Procedures

   Background and development of national and state regulations and permit requirements

   Activities exempt from construction general stormwater permit requirements

   Complying with US Environmental Protection Agency regulations

      • Notice of intent requirements

      • Special conditions for sensitive waters

      • Review and permitting process

      • Implementing, monitoring and assessing SWPPPs

Developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)

   Including required elements

   Assessing building sites

   Choosing best management practices (BMPs)

   Planning for required inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping

   Obtaining plan certification

   Implementing SWPPPs

Choosing Appropriate Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

   Stormwater management planning

   Sizing criteria

   Green infrastructure practices

      • Preservation of natural features and conservation design

      • Reducing impervious cover

   Green management techniques

      • Conservation of natural areas

      • Riparian buffers and filter strips

      • Vegetated swales

      • Disconnected runoff

      • Stream daylighting

      • Rain gardens

      • Green roofs

      • Stormwater planters

      • Rain barrels/cisterns

      • Porous pavement

      • Proprietary practices

Developing Plans for Inspection, Monitoring, Maintenance and Recordkeeping

   Understanding the science and terminology of stormwater management and monitoring

   Implementing monitoring plans

   Reviewing stormwater BMP case studies


     6.0 HSW CE Hours
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

Landscape Architects
     6.0 HSW CE Hours
     6.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.0 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Mandatory CE Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in most states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in South Carolina.

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.0 HSW PDHs.

Architects, engineers, and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at the seminar in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.0 CECs.

This seminar offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for course approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Tara Merrill

ES&T Inc.

Environmental Consultant and President at ES&T Inc.Ms. Merrill operates a consulting firm offering specialized services for private and public sector-projects along the coast of Georgia and South Carolina. Her firm handles residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, transportation, stormwater and marine projects. Ms. Merrill’s work includes Federal and state environmental permitting, wetland delineations, wetland and stream restoration, watershed assessment plans, water quality monitoring, coastal resiliency/hazard mitigation plans, green infrastructure planning, regulatory compliance audits and violation resolution consulting. She is the principal author and co-designer of Green Growth Guidelines published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Coastal Regional Development Center. Ms. Merrill earned her B.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.