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New York Erosion and Sediment Control

Presenter: Steven Trinkaus, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: White Plains, NY

Crowne Plaza White Plains
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-682-0050

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

New York Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements and Practices

   Environmental Protection Agency regulations
   New York Department of Environmental Conservation
      New York Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control
      Requirements and enforcement

Goals for and Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Causes of erosion and sedimentation
   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

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

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Architects &
Landscape Architects
   6.5 HSW Contact Hours
   6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
   6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     6.5 CE Hours

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and landscape architects and 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers in most states, including New York.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects and landscape architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Educationis an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs.

This event offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been approved in any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Steven Trinkaus, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ

Principal at Trinkaus Engineering, LLC, in Southbury, CT
Mr. Trinkaus is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of low impact development, having presented at many ASCE/EWRI internationalconferences and many other regional conferences and workshops on LID and water quality issues. He was invited to present on LID in Taichung, Taiwan, by the Water Resources Agency in December of 2011. Mr. Trinkaus was also invited to present a poster on LID and sustainable development at the 2012 OCS Convention in Science and Technology in Guangzhou, China. He was invited by Dr. Hyunsuk Shinof Pusan National University to present a workshop on LID in Pusan, South Korea, in June of 2013, and he has become a consultant to the National Smart Green Infra and Low Impact Development Research Group, directed by Dr. Shin. Mr. Trinkaus also presented two papers at the 2012 ASABE Watershed Technology Conference in Bari, Italy, in late May 2012.

Mr. Trinkaus has written LID design manuals for the Towns of Tolland, Plainville, Harwinton and East Granby, Connecticut. He has designed many types of LID treatment systems for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Mr. Trinkaus is chair of the EWRI LID Guidance Document Task Committee and primary author of the Committee’s national guidance document on adopting LID standards, and he is chair ofthe EWRI Filter Strip/Bioswales Task Committee.

Mr. Trinkaus is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut, and he also holds the CPESC and CPSWQ certifications from Envirocert International. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management in 1980 from the University of New Hampshire. He has more than 30 years of experience in the land development field, more than 11 years of experience designing low impact development treatment systems, and six years of experience writing LID regulations and design manuals.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.