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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT
Friday, September 9, 2022 
9:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT


Presented by
Peter M. Hanrahan

Agenda Highlights
Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements
The Clean Water Act of 1972
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements
Standards and Specifications
Permitting, Approval & Requirements

Goals for and the selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices
Causes of erosion and sedimentation
Minimizing site disturbance
Preserving native vegetation
The importance of buffer zones

Sediment Control Best Management Practices
Perimeter protection
Concentrated flow protection
Stormwater inlet protection
Sediment trapping
Temporary diversions

Flocculants and Jobsite Sediment Control

Preparing Jobsites for Winter Shutdown

Erosion Control Best Management Practices-Vegetation Establishment
Erosion control blankets
Turf reinforcement mats
Cellular confinement
Porous pavement

Streambank and Shoreline Protection – Bioengineering and More
Coir fiber rolls and mats
Rock vanes/cross vanes
Live staking

Drainage and Ground Stabilization Best Management Practices
Surface drainage
Subsurface drainage
Concentrated flow drainage
Ground stabilization

Operations and Maintenance Planning


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7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
7.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Sitework)

Floodplain Managers:


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for
landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. 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, architects and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute
of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §79-1.5(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 7.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 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 webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 7.0 CECs for floodplain managers.

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits.

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


Peter Hanrahan CPESC

Peter M. Hanrahan, CPESC Principal at Hanrahan Environmental LLC
Mr. Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and has more than 44 years of industry experience.  He has made presentations nationally and in Canada, Taiwan and the Dominican Republic for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, and the American Water Works Association.

Mr. Hanrahan’s articles have been published in many magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News.

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 and Sediment Control

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour live course examines the goals, requirements, and practices of erosion and sediment control. The course investigates the causes of erosion and sedimentation, demonstrates how to minimize site disturbance, explores strategies to control erosion and sedimentation including the use of vegetation and other non-structural tools, discusses flocculants and how to prepare job sites for winter shutdowns, streambank and shoreline protection, and operations and maintenance planning.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to utilize practices that minimize project site disturbances that cause erosion and preserve native vegetation.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to control sedimentation through practices such as perimeter protection, concentrated flow protection, dewatering, stormwater inlet protection, sediment trapping and temporary diversions.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with federal Environmental Protection Agency erosion and sediment control requirements and regulations.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to control erosion with the use of best practices, including seeding, mulching, turf reinforcement, hydro mulches, cellular confinement, and porous pavements.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to establish practices to protect streambanks from erosion and be able to explain how to stabilize them.

Learning Objective 6:
Learners will be able to utilize drainage and ground stabilization practices and plan for operations and maintenance.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and earthwork

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/21/2025

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.