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Presenter: Michael LaSala

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: State College, PA

Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center
One Country Club Lane
State College, PA 16803
Phone: 814-234-8000

This seminar is closed or full.


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

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements and Procedures for Small MS4s

   Defining MS4s: large, medium and small
   Understanding Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection requirements for small MS4s
   Understanding USEPA expectations/requirements for small MS4s
   Determining when a TMDL plan, pollutant control measures (PCMs), or nutrient/sediment pollutant reduction plan is required

Obtaining General and Individual Permits for Phase II (Small)Systems

   Permit application requirements
   Special conditions for sensitive waters
   Review and permitting process
   Complying with program requirements

Development and Implementation of a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP)

   Development of program components
   Establishing program goals
   Complying with annual reporting requirements
   Implementation and updates (iterative process)

Elements of a SWMP

   Impaired waters plan (TMDLs, PRPs, etc.)
   Minimum control measures (MCMs) (public education, illicit discharge detection and elimination, etc.)
   Evaluating and selecting best management practices (BMPs)
   How elements support program goals

Sample Programs and Goals

   Reviewing developed and tracked program goals
   Maximum extent practicable methodology

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects and architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in Pennsylvania. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Pennsylvania.

Professional engineers, architects, and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in many cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This course is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (AIA Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education Systems for 6.5 HSW PDHs. The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs.

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.


Michael LaSala

Senior MS4 Program Manager/Analyst at LandStudies, Inc.
Mr. LaSala provides technical assistance across the company’s three divisions: Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Science, and Construction, and he provides NPDES assistance — primarily related to MS4 permits — throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Additionally, his unique experience in municipal operations has served LandStudies’ clients through intergovernmental cooperation, ordinance development, and comprehensive planning. Mr. LaSala has earned the designation of certified professional in municipal stormwater management (CPMSM) (formerly CMS4S) from EnviroCert International. The CPMSM certification recognizes individuals who are technically and ethically qualified to develop, implement, manage and coordinate a municipal stormwater management program (SWMP) to achieve and maintain compliance in conformance with applicable NPDES MS4 regulations and permits.

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.