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2022 Stormwater Management Training Series

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Western New York Stormwater Management Training Series March - June 2022

Classes start March 9th and are held every 3 - 4 weeks through June. Classes run 4 hours from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM virtually via Zoom.

Workshop Fee: $175 per class.
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 SW2022 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.

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.

2022 Class Schedule:

  • Post Construction Stormwater Management Practices: Wednesday, March 9
    • 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.
  • SEQRA and the Development Process: Wednesday, April 6
    • Every development project requiring municipal approval in New York must undergo a thorough review of potential environmental impacts in order to comply with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Many times engineers are involved in this process, either representing the development or providing assistance for the municipal review. This class will cover many of the developmental elements that must be evaluated as part of an environmental assessment, as well as provide an overview of the different levels of the required SEQRA documentation from Short Form to Long Form to Environmental Impact Statement. Municipality’s SEQRA responsibilities, review timelines, and types of impact determinations will also be covered.
  • Stormwater Filtration and Infiltration Practices: Wednesday, April 27
    • Filtration and infiltration are effective mechanisms for stormwater pollutant removal, and are present in many stormwater management practices employed for water quality treatment and runoff reduction. This class will examine the essential aspects and design standard of stormwater practices that use filtration and infiltration, including initial design considerations, evaluation of options, testing, sizing, construction, and most importantly: long term maintenance.
  • Updates for the MS4 Permit: Wednesday, May 18
    • 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 with NYSDEC, 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.
  • SWPPP Preparation and Review: Wednesday, June 8
    • 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. Andy Sansone of Monroe County Department of Environmental Services will cover the MS4 SWPPP preparation requirements.


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/Person per course. If you are a part of a NYS or Orange County government office or from the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District, please enter the code SW2022.




Erik Schellenberg
Orange County CCE Commercial Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator
845-344-1234 Ext. 260


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Last updated March 2, 2022