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Stormwater Management Training

Southeastern New York Stormwater Managment Training Series

SouthEastern New York Stormwater Management Training Series February – April 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Classes start February 1st and are held every 3 - 4 weeks through April.
Classes run 4 hours from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM virtually via Zoom.

Workshop Fees: $175 per class; $125 for NYS or OC Government or OCSWCD employee.

If you are a part of a New York State or Orange County government office or from the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District, please enter the code SW2023 when checking out online or reference the code if registering over the phone.

4 PDHs, 4 LUs, and 4 CEUs are expected to be awarded for all of these classes.

PLEASE NOTE that it is the policy of the Eastern NY SW RTC not to refund “no show” registrants.

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the course date and will be charged a $25 fee.

Substitutions and transfers are acceptable up to the day of any course.

Who Should Attend?

You should attend the training if you are one of the following: Code Enforcement Officer, consulting/municipal design engineer, Municipal Planning Board member, land use planner/developer, stormwater professional, teacher, municipal staff, consultant, or landscape architect.

John has been a practicing civil engineer since 1981 and is a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC), and a Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management (CPMSM). John has prepared & reviewed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), provided guidance for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), & participated with DEC in the development of the current stormwater regulations & design manuals. John also teaches a graduate level Stormwater Management class at SUNY-Environmental Science & Forestry & has been conducting stormwater trainings across New York State for over 15 years. He has also been Planning Board Chairman for over 10 years in his hometown.

2023 Class Schedule:

1. Hydrology; 02-01-2023 ~ 4.0 PDH available for this course.

2. SMPs; 02-22-2023 ~ 4.0 PDH available for this course.

From dry detention to tree plantings, the NYS Stormwater Design Manual outlines the numerous possibilities for selecting practices to meet the permit requirements for peak flow mitigation, water quality treatment and runoff reduction. This class will review the characteristics and performance of each of these practices and will provide an overview of the many considerations that must be made to choose the most appropriate ones for site specific needs. Practice sizing, construction and maintenance of each practice will also be covered.

3. SWPPP Preparation and Review; 03-15-2023 ~ 4.0 PDH available for this course.

Preparing, reviewing, and implementing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is essential to stormwater management for both the public and private sectors. The SWPPP is a key component of the Construction General Permit and of Minimum Control Measures 4, 5, and 6 of the MS4 General Stormwater Permit. In the new draft MS4 permit, municipalities are required to prepare SWPPP’s for their own facilities. This class will review all of the required elements of partial and full SWPPP’s, including site planning, E & SC, hydrology, good housekeeping, post construction management and maintenance. Preparation and review checklists will be provided and examined.

4. MS4 Permit Updates; 04-05-2023 ~ 4.0 PDH available for this course.

From education, to administration, to inspection, municipalities designated by the state as Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4’s) have numerous responsibilities. In many instances, these municipalities must rely on their consulting or staff engineers to meet the technical components of these obligations. This class, presented jointly withNYSDEC, and Andy Sansone of the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, will provide guidance for municipal officials, and engineers assisting municipalities in complying with the six minimum measures of the MS4 permit.

Specific discussion topics will include:

Storm sewer shed and outfall mapping

Illicit Discharge Detection

Preparation of the Stormwater Management Program Plan

Construction Site inspections

SWPPP review

TMDL/303d requirements

Maintenance programs and agreements

Good housekeeping

Preparation of Annual Reports

Retrofit programs

SWMP and SWPPP preparation for municipal facilities

Recently, DEC has released the new DRAFT MS4 General Permit which will eventually be finalized for a new five year term.The new permit clarifies and simplifies the existing permit while introducing new compliance challenges and obligations. The draft permit modifications and their impact to MS4’s will be covered in detail.

5. Stormwater Management Design Manual Updates ; 04-26-2023 ~ 4.0 PDH available for this course.


We accept credit card payments over the phone by calling 845-344-1234 or online at the registration link below OR you can mail a check to our office at 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 Middletown, NY 10940. Please make checks payable to: CCEOC and Attention: Stormwater Registration. Payment must be received by our office at least 2 days prior to the class date.

Additional details will be sent to registered individuals prior to the class date including Zoom registration information to access the course. Registration starts at 8:00 AM and classes will be held from 8:30 AM -1:00 PM.


$175 per class; $125 for NYS or OC Government or OCSWCD Employee



Erik Schellenberg
Commercial Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator
(845) 344-1234, Ext.260

Last updated January 25, 2023