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Presenter: Walter Hamilton, III

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Roanoke, VA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14965

Product Number: 18 VAEROSSC 1 16 CDMN JB

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This audio recording is approximately 6.5 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 4:30 pm

Goals for and Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Practices that minimize site disturbance
   Preservation of native vegetation
   Selecting appropriate practices for disturbed areas on the construction site

Non-Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Best Practices

   Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and mulching
   Use of geotextiles
   Chemical soil stabilization
   Establishment of buffer zones

Stream and Bank Stabilization

   Stream bank erosion protection
   Bank stabilization and repair

Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Earthen dikes
   Drainage swales
   Pipe drains
   Subsurface drains
   Silt fences
   Check dams

Sediment Traps and Sediment Basins

   Calculating flow rates and capacity
   Designing and sizing
   Maintenance plans


Walter Hamilton, III

Engineer III, Fairfax County, Virginia
Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years’ experience in the field of erosion and sediment (E&S) control from both the planning and field implementation perspectives. He began his career in 1980 as a soil conservationist with the then USDA Soil Conservation Service, now called the Natural Resources Conservation Service. In 1985, Mr. Hamilton began his career with the Fairfax County Government as an E&S control specialist and was charged with the responsibility of overseeing the County’s E&S Control program during the time when Fairfax County was considered one of the fastest growing jurisdictions in the United States. During his 16-year tenure as the County’s E&S control specialist, Mr. Hamilton was influential in developing many program enhancements that are still being implemented today. He has garnered many awards and recognition as an erosion and sediment control expert, and he is a sought-after instructor and authority regarding erosion and sediment control matters at the local and state levels. Mr. Hamilton has a dual combined administrator certification from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for erosion and sediment control and stormwater management.