Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 – 4:30 pm

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements and Procedures for MS4s

   Clean Water Act 101

      • How did stormwater regulations come about?

      • Connectivity to other water quality regulations

   Colorado stormwater program requirements

      • Construction

      • Industrial

      • MS4sDefining MS4s: large, medium and small

   General and individual permits

   Common acronyms

Obtaining Individual Permits for Phase I (Large and Medium-Size) Systems

   Permit application requirements

   Special conditions for sensitive waters

   Review and permitting process

   Complying with program requirements

Obtaining General Permits for Phase II (Small) Systems

   Permit application requirements

   Special conditions for sensitive waters

   Review and permitting process

   Complying with program requirements

Developing MS4 Best Practices for Phase II Systems

   Public education

   Public involvement

   Illicit discharge



   Pollution prevention/good housekeeping

Complying with Requirements for Phase II Monitoring, Recordkeeping and Reporting

   Understanding the science and terminology of stormwater management and monitoring

   Implementing monitoring plans

   Reviewing stormwater BMP case studies

   Lessons learned



     6.5 HSW PDUs/Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects

     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers

     6.5 PDHs

Floodplain Managers

     6.5 ASFPM CECs


     Non-Mandatory CE

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including Colorado architects.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

Colorado architects, engineers and landscape architects with continuing education requirements 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 activity for 6.5 CECs.

This event also offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education 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.


Angie Fowler


Water Services Sector Leader at SGMMs. Fowler is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado and has 19 years of combined water resources engineering and project management experience. She has built strong relationships within the local water resources community through her project work and as a part of local project leadership teams, including the Roaring Fork Watershed Collaborative, the Middle Colorado Watershed Council and the Colorado River Basin Roundtable. Ms. Fowler has a depth of experience in both point source and nonpoint source discharge permitting. Her experience includes NPDES permitting, total maximum daily load (TMDL) consulting, and site-specific standards development. She also has extensive experience characterizing surface water quality impacts from a watershed perspective. Ms. Fowler has designed water quality monitoring plans, and she has performed sample collection and data analysis to support development of site-specific standards and address water quality issues. She has developed and conducted several training workshops and sessions to educate municipal, state, and private agencies about MS4 stormwater permitting requirements, TMDLs, water quality trading frameworks, the Clean Water Act, 401 and 404 permitting and related regulations. She earned her B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her M.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering with an emphasis in groundwater hydrology from Colorado State University. Ms. Fowler was recently appointed to the Colorado Ground Water Commission, representing the Municipal and Industrial Sectors for the Western Slope.