Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:30 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:30 – 5:00 pm

Introduction to Stormwater Management in Virginia         D. Sample

   Overview of the Virginia Stormwater Management and the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) programs

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements and Procedures         G. Snead

   Background and development of national and state regulations and permit requirements

   Activities exempt from construction general stormwater permit requirements

   Complying with Virginia Department of Environmental Quality regulations

      • Notice of intent requirements

      • Special conditions for sensitive waters

      • Review and permitting process

   Implementing, monitoring and assessing SWPPPs

Understanding and Applying the Science of Stormwater         D. Sample

   Hydrology, soil science and drainage

   Classifying storm eventsIdentifying consequences of storm events

   Stormwater modeling

Developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)         G. Snead

   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)         D. Sample

   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         G. Snead, D. Sample

      • Inspection and inventory

      • Maintenance and management

      • The science of monitoring

      • Implementing monitoring plans

      • Stormwater BMP case studies



     7.0 HSW Cont. Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects

     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers

     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

Floodplain Managers

     7.0 ASFPM CECs


     Non-MandatoryContinuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects (HSW) and 7.0 continuing education hours to engineers in most states, including Virginia. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No.J885) and by the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs.

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

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 7.0 CECs.

This course offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to contraction contractors. It has not been preapproved in any state with contractor continuing education requirements.

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


David Sample

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia TechDr. Sample is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he has worked since 2008. As urban areas expand, the amount of impervious surfaces increases, resulting in large increases in runoff. This causes numerous downstream flooding, water quality, and ecological impacts. Dr. Sample’s research focuses on improving the management of urban stormwater at its source. Dr. Sample’s research program has advanced the design of best management practices (BMPs), which are a means of treating runoff to improve resulting water quality. Outputs from his work include improved mathematical models and monitoring techniques for assessing BMP performance.These outputs support improved design. Better designed BMPs are more predictable, and will achieve greater pollution reduction at lower costs, which will lead to improved surfacewater quality. Dr. Sample’s extension/outreach program integrates his research activities, and has increased awareness of water quality issues and disseminated knowledge on effective stormwater management through fact sheets and workshops. A recent example of one of his workshops is “Urban Stormwater Modeling for Effective Design of Best Management Practices” was cosponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This workshop focuses on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Storm Water Management Model (SWMM). Dr. Sample’s extension program reaches audiences such as extension agents,consulting engineers, planners, elected officials, and the general public. Dr. Sample received BS and ME degrees from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) in Environmental Engineering and a PhD degree from the University of Colorado (Boulder, CO) in Civil Engineering (Water Resources). He isa registered professional engineer in Virginia, and is board certified by the Academy of Water Resource Engineers. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Sample has previously worked for 22 years in consulting and municipal government. He has authored or coauthored over 150 journal articles, conference proceedings and/or presentations, extension publications, and reports.

Ginny Snead P.E.

Associate at A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT), Williamsburg, VA
Ms. Snead is a water resources engineer with more than 25 years of consulting and state government experience, specializing in water planning, engineering and policy in Virginia and in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Her municipal experience includes stormwater master planning, BMP and retrofit design, inspection oversight, plan review and programmatic planning and reporting services. Her prior experience includes directing the Office of Stormwater at the Virginia DEQ and managing the Office of Regulatory Programs at the Virginia DCR which governed both the NPDES (MS4, Construction General Permit) for stormwater and the TMDL implementation plan programs, and which included the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program, the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (and Virginia Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse), the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Program and Nutrient Management. Ms. Snead led the state team negotiating Virginia’s 2013 MS4 NPDES permits with U.S. EPA Region III which still serve as the basis for MS4 permits in the Commonwealth. She has served as the project manager and technical lead on projects including stream restoration, outfall stabilization and BMP retrofits as well as on MS4 compliance projects. She currently serves as a member of the Chesapeake Bay Urban Stormwater Workgroup, closely following and commenting on the changes in stormwater BMP crediting in the Bay. She also serves on the committee developing protocols for manufactured treatment devices, to encourage innovation in MS4 TMDL compliance options. Ms. Snead is the current board chair for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a non-profit focused on improving the health of the Bay, and she serves as a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Chesapeake Bay Stakeholder Advisory Panel.