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Thursday, September 21, 2023
8:30 am – 4:30 pm EDT

Presented by Mark D. Jones, P.E.

NPDES Rules and Regulations

  • Review of new regulation changes
  • Understanding and managing a SWPPP
  • Inspection and reporting protocols
  • Corrective action requirements and timeframe for compliance

Principles and Practices of Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control

  • Causes of erosion
  • Importance of vegetation
  • LID and other practices to minimize site disturbance
  • Vegetation establishment 101

Non-structural Best Management Practices for Erosion Prevention (BMPs)/Sediment Control

  • Using riparian areas/buffer zones and vegetated filter strips
  • Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding, and mulching
  • Chemical soil stabilization

Structural BMP’s for Erosion Prevention/Sediment Control – Temporary Perimeter BMPs

  • Construction entrances
  • Compost filter socks
  • Silt fence
  • Straw bales
  • Wood chip filter berm
  • Rock filter
  • Sediment traps/basins
  • Diversion swales
  • Inlet protection
  • Pipe slope drains
  • Rock filters
  • Concrete washouts
  • Pumped filter bags
  • Erosion control blankets (ECBs)

Structural BMP’s for Erosion Prevention/Sediment Control – Permanent BMPs

  • Riprap/energy dissipatos
  • Spillway protection
  • Level spreader
  • Turf reinforcement matting (TRMs)
  • Channel linings
  • Anti-seep collars

Green Engineering for Streambank and Shoreline Stabilization

  • Brush layering
  • Coir logs
  • Soil lifts/encapsulated soil layers
  • Reinforced vegetation
  • Log vanes

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5-Hour Learning Opportunity

6.5 HSW LUs 

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

6.5 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Sitework)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar and concurrent webcast are open to the public and are designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed landscape architects in Pennsylvania. Professionals seeking continuing education credits in other states may be able to claim the hours earned at this event; please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

 The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This course has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 6.5 CECs for floodplain managers.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the course for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum of 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)


Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Principal at Hartech Engineering & Consulting, LLC

Mr. Jones, P.E. is president of Hartech Engineering which was founded in 2007 as a multi-discipline civil engineering consulting firm providing infrastructure, development and municipal design services for the public and private sectors. Bringing over 30 years of engineering expertise along with specific state-of-the-art, computer-aided technology to achieve efficient, cost saving design solutions, he also provides hydrology and hydraulic studies and reports along with general civil engineering support for prime consultants to PennDOT or local municipality projects. Mr. Jones is a licensed pilot and studied Military Civil Engineering while serving in the USAF and continues his Masters education locally through Penn State. Additionally, he is also a registered professional engineer in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona and Georgia.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5-hour course provides design professionals with best management practices (BMPs) to prevent erosion and control sediment. The course begins with an analysis of NPDES rules and regulations and a review of the principles and practices of erosion prevention and sediment control. The course then provides and explains how to utilize specific structural BMPs (both temporary and permanent) and non-structural BMPs before concluding with a discussion on green engineering for streambank and shoreline stabilization.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the causes of erosion, explain the importance of vegetation, and discuss the principles and practices of erosion prevention.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to utilize permanent, structural BMPs to prevent erosion and control sediment, including spillway protection, channel linings, and turf reinforcement matting.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to utilize temporary, structural BMPs to prevent erosion and control sediment, including silt fences, sediment traps, rock filters, erosion control blankets, and many more.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to utilize non-structural BMPs to prevent erosion and control sediment, including buffer zones, vegetated filter strips, chemical soil stabilization, and sodding.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and earthwork

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Seminar Price: $319.00

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