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Presenter: Scott Gorneau and 3 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Natick, MA

Courtyard by Marriott Natick
342 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-655-6100

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:00 pm

2016 MA and 2017 NH MS4 Permit Overview for 
Nutrient Control and BMP Optimization Stormwater

Next Generation Innovative Stormwater Management

   What is low impact development and green infrastructure
   Space efficient subsurface storage
   Mechanical treatment and screening
   Vegetated/biological treatment systems
   Runoff reduction techniques

Infiltration and Filtration BMPs for Nutrient Reduction

   BMP examples
   Pollutant load reduction analyses examples

Nutrient Control Planning and Pollutant Source Identification Reporting

   Calculation of total MS4 area draining to impaired waters, 
      Impervious area and DCIA for the target catchment 
   Identification and prioritization of areas high N loading 
   BMP retrofit and development opportunities

BMP Optimization and Prioritization for the New MS4

   Optimization for retrofitting and redevelopment 
   BMP sizing to achieve the greatest performance for least cost
      by type and size while factoring in multiple land uses, soils, performance, 
      cost, and constraints 
   Optimization at multiple scales: sizing an individual system, optimization
      by land use and watershed-scale

Collaboration in Green Infrastructure/LID/MS4 Projects 
from Design to Post-Construction

   Lessons from the field 
   Municipal partnerships for success

The Importance of Pretreatment for Low Maintenance BMPs

   Most pretreatment approaches are hugely inadequate 
   Goal is to use existing staff and equipment 
   Appropriate selection for land-use trash and debris load 
   Separate maintenance for aesthetics and functionality 
   Cost to maintain versus cost of pretreatment

The Cost of LID/Green Infrastructure –
Capital Cost and Long Term Cost of Ownership

   What are the typical metrics 
   Green vs conventional 
   What is included in upfront capital costs 
   What are the long-term costs

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

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

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

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs/CE Hours

Floodplain Managers
     6.0 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 HSW contact hours to architects in most states, including Massachusetts. Educators and courses for Massachusetts architects are not subject to pre-approval.

This course offers 6.0 PDHs/CE hours to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW CE hours to landscape architects in most states. Continuing education is not mandatory in Massachusetts. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and the LA/CES.

The Board of Cerification of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators approved this program for 6.0 TCHs.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.0 CECs.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a construction contractor continuing education requirement.

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.


Scott Gorneau

National Manager of Stormwater Solutions, ACF - Convergent Water Technologies Alliance

As national manager of stormwater solutions for the ACF-CWT Alliance, Mr. Gorneau is responsible for offering innovative green infrastructure/low impact stormwater solutions that enable new applications and raise the bar on performance, cost effectiveness and verification. Mr. Gorneau previously served as regional vice president for FABCO Industries where he was responsible for engineering design, specification and installation of manufactured stormwater management systems. He earned a BS degree in Biological Systems Engineering and an MS degree in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln which provided the necessary knowledge for him to launch his career into the technical sales and specified engineered products industry. He spent the subsequent time since graduation gaining experience and expanding his knowledge of the industry on a wide variety of civil and environmental engineering design projects for private and public sector clients. Mr. Gorneau is a registered professional engineer in Maine and New Hampshire, and he is a Maine certified stormwater inspector. He has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 1999, serving as section president in 2014.

Dr. Robert M. Roseen, P.E.

Principal and Owner, Waterstone Engineering, PLLC

Dr. Roseen is a recognized industry leader in green infrastructure and urban watershed renewal, and he is the recipient of an Environmental Merit Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 1. He consults nationally and locally on stormwater management and planning and currently leads one of the first-in-the-nation integrated planning efforts in coastal New Hampshire. He directed the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center for 10 years and is well versed in the practice, policy and planning of stormwater management. Dr. Roseen has 20 years of experience in the investigation, design, testing and implementation of innovative approaches to stormwater management. His broad area of expertise includes water resources engineering, stormwater management, low-impact development (LID) design, porous pavements, nutrient and TMDL studies, stream restoration and erosion and sediment control. Dr. Roseen has led the technical analysis of numerous studies examining land use and climate change impacts on municipal flooding. He has participated in many significant and award winning green infrastructure projects.

Newton Tedder

Environmental Scientist at EPA Region 1

Mr. Tedder holds a masters degree in Geology from Boston College, specializing in surface water and groundwater contamination due to road salt application. He has more than 12 years of experience in hydrology and hydrogeology in the public and private sectors where he has worked developing public water supplies, tracking surface water pollution and, most recently, regulating surface water contamination due to stormwater. Mr. Tedder has been at EPA Region 1 for seven years and currently serves as the lead permit writer for the Massachusetts Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Separate Storm Sewer System (TS4) permit.

Rob Woodman, PE

Senior Stormwater Engineer, ACF in Maine

Mr. Woodman serves ACF as senior stormwater engineer. His skill set bolsters ACF’s engineering technical support service allowing ACF to better serve their clients and customers with value added, project specific and engineering technical support. Mr. Woodman earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering in 2004 from the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia. His schooling provided the necessary knowledge for Mr. Woodman to launch his career into site civil design and the ever-trending green infrastructure industry. He spent the first 10 years as a design and project engineer for a private engineering consulting firm, gaining experience and expanding his knowledge of the industry on a wide variety of civil and stormwater engineering design projects for private and public sector clients throughout New England. He is a registered professional engineer in Maine and Pennsylvania, a certified professional in erosion and sedimentation control, Maine DEP certified stormwater inspector, master gardener and entrepreneur.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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