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Day One: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
8:30 am – 12:30 pm PST (including 30-mins. of break)
Day Two: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
8:30 am – 12:30 pm PST (including 30-mins. of break)


Presented by Rachael Keish, PE

California Stormwater Management 2021       Day One
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 8:30 am – 12:30 pm PST (including 30-mins. of break)

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements
and Procedures in California
Background and development of national and state regulations
and permit requirements
Activities exempt from construction general stormwater permit requirements
Complying with NPDES and the California State Water Resources Control Board
• Notice of intent requirements
• What the permit covers and does not cover
• Application process
• General requirements and standard conditions
• Implementing, monitoring and assessing SWPPPs

Understanding and Applying the Science of Stormwater
Hydrology, soil science and drainage
Identifying consequences of storm events
Stormwater modeling
Runoff reduction, routing and storage
Infiltration and percolation

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


California Stormwater Management 2021        Day Two
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 8:30 am – 12:30 pm PST (including 30-mins. of break)

Choosing Appropriate Storm Water Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
Including required element
Assessing building sites
Choosing best management practices (BMPs)
Planning for required inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping
Obtaining plan certification
Implementing SWPPPs

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



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Professional Engineers
7.0 CE Hours

7.0 CE Hours

AIA  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
7.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
7.0 CE Hours

LA CES  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
7.0 HSW PDH’s

Floodplain Managers

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Sitework)

Continuing education is not
mandatory for California engineers,
architects, or landscape architects.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 7.0 continuing education hours to California-licensed professional engineers, architects, and landscape architects. Continuing education is not mandatory for license maintenance in California. The hours earned at this webinar may qualify for continuing education credit in other states. Refer to specific state continuing education rules to determine eligibility..

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA CES.

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

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).




Rachael Keish

Keish Environmental

CEO at Keish Environmental
Ms. Keish has over 20 years of experience in environmental engineering, specializing in stormwater and construction mitigation compliance. Ms. Keish is a California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) qualified trainer of record under the construction and industrial stormwater permits, as well as a qualified SWPPP practitioner/developer (QSP/D) and qualified industrial stromwater practitioner (QISP). She has also conducted state-wide stormwater trainings on visual trash assessment for full trash capture equivalence. Her project experience includes work as seconded staff on a Phase II MS4 program, as well as in design and construction on large infrastructure projects. She is also an Envision sustainability professional (ENV SP), and an ISI verifier and trainer. Ms. Keish is currently serving as CASQA Non-Traditional Subcommittee co-chair and WTS Women’s Leadership Program chair.

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: California Stormwater Best Management 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines stormwater permit requirements and procedures, the science of stormwater, stormwater best management practices, stormwater pollution prevention plans, and plans for inspecting, monitoring, maintaining and record keeping stormwater management practices.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with national and state stormwater regulations and permit requirements, and they will be able to determine which construction projects they apply to.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to apply the science of stormwater to identify the consequences of storm events and form strategies to reduce runoff, route and store stormwater and encourage infiltration and percolation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assist in stormwater management planning that includes green infrastructure practices and techniques.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to aid in the development of stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) by assessing building sites, choosing best management practices, and planning for required inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping of stormwater management efforts.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                          LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: An awareness of the environmental concerns of stormwater runoff

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/03/2023

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.