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Presenter: Kim Kotkoskie

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Amherst, NY

Buffalo Marriott - Niagara
1340 Millersport Hwy.
Amherst, NY 14221
Phone: 716-689-6900

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 State Department of Environmental Conservation
      Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control
   General permits - requirements and enforcement
   Construction site inspections

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 construction site
   Soil loss equations (RUSLE, MUSLE)

Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

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

Non-Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and mulching
   Establishment of buffer zones
   Chemical treatment


   Erosion protection
   Stabilization and repair

Erosion and Sediment Control Plans

   Site data
   Design process with sizing examples
   Inspection and maintenance

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

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

Professional Engineers
     6.5 CE Hours/PDHs

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

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in 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 Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED SponsorNo. 35).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.

Engineers, architects, and landscape architects seeking continuing education credits outside New York will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been approved by 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.


Kim Kotkoskie

Capital Region Environmental Engineering & Compliance (CREEC), PLLC

Ms. Kotkoskie is a registered professional engineer in New York with over 20 years of experience. Ms. Kotkoskie has managed many engineering and construction projects for a variety of large entities including a chemical manufacturer, the federal government/military, and a global engineering/consulting firm. Ms. Kotkoskie has also worked with many local land developers from the planning to construction phases, and she has performed the role of a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) officer for a town in upstate New York. Throughout these different roles, she gained valuable experience in the areas of environmental compliance, engineering, negotiation, documentation and recordkeeping, and inspection readiness, as well as project planning, budgeting and construction.

Ms. Kotkoskie has a passion for stormwater and erosion and sediment control. She prides herself in finding practical solutions that meet compliance, are within a reasonable budget, and are sustainable. She is an engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Clemson University, as well as a business graduate from RPI. Ms. Kotkoskie is also a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC) with Enviro Cert International and an active participant in her local municipal stormwater coalition and watershed management plan working group for an impaired waterbody.

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.