Sep 14, 2007

ICEA Brings Stormwater Pollution Prevention Education To Albuquerque

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) partnering with the Mountain States Chapter of IECA and Bernalillo County will educate engineers, contractors, consultants and inspectors about the rules, regulations and compliance strategies associated with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permit.

The full day course, “How to Write a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to Meet NPDES Requirements” will be held Thursday, September 20, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center.

The course is designed to educate and inform construction industry professionals how to best write and use their SWPPP to effectively control stormwater pollutants from leaving their site. SWPPPs are designed to be living documents which require updates as projects progress. Participants will learn how to design and maintain their SWPPP from the site planning and development phase through the final stabilization phase including notice of termination.

Along the way participants will learn how to identify potential pollution sources, calculations for watershed flow rates, soil loss equations and how to select the best controls to meet the primary goal of all SWPPPs—preventing pollutants from being carried off in stormwater discharges.

Bernalillo County is offering free registration to the first 20 registrants who are licensed Professional Engineers (P.E.), licensed contractors or licensed landscape architects who have a business license in Bernalillo County.

More information including pricing and registration is available on the IECA calendar of events at