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Presenter: Carl Menconi CPESC, CESSWI

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Seattle, WA

Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-448-9444

This seminar is closed or full.


Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar is now being offered as an online webinar.
Follow this link for registration: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133163/stormwater-management-2020-seminar/seattle-wa

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements and Procedures

   Background and development of national and state regulations and permit requirements
   Activities exempt from construction general stormwater permit requirements
   Complying with NPDES and the Washington State Department of Ecology
      • Notice of intent requirements 
      • What the permit covers and does not cover
      • Application process 
      • General requirements and standard conditions
      • Implementing, monitoring and assessing SWPPPs

Understanding and Applying the Science of Stormwater

   Hydrology, soil science and drainage
   Identifying consequences of storm events
   Stormwater modeling
   Runoff reduction, routing and storage
   Infiltration and percolation

Choosing Appropriate Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

   Stormwater management planning
   Sizing criteria
   Green infrastructure practices
      • Preservation of natural features and conservation design
      • Reducing impervious cover
   Green management techniques
      • Conservation of natural areas 
      • Riparian buffers and filter strips
      • Vegetated swales 
      • Disconnected runoff
      • Stream daylighting 
      • Rain gardens
      • Green roofs 
      • Stormwater planters
      • Rain barrels/cisterns 
      • Porous pavement
      • Proprietary practices

Developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)

   Including required elements
   Assessing building sites
   Choosing best management practices (BMPs)
   Planning for required inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping
   Obtaining plan certification

Developing Plans for Inspection, Monitoring, 
Maintenance and Recordkeeping

   Understanding the science and terminology of stormwater management and monitoring
   Implementing monitoring plans
   Reviewing stormwater BMP case studies

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

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

Professional Engineers
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
     7.0 PDHs

Architects &
Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW PDHs
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW
     7.0 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers a 7.0 continuing education opportunity to Washington professional engineers (not required for license renewal), which will qualify for 7.0 PDHs in other states. This course also offers 7.0 HSW PDHs to Washington architects and landscape architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Washington.

This seminar approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.

Engineers, architects and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit in other states 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 event for 6.5 CECs.

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

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.


Carl Menconi CPESC, CESSWI

Project Consultant with Environmental Project Consulting LLC

Mr. Menconi has more than 30 years experience in environmental restoration, consulting, and training, and he has designed and taught courses in erosion and sediment control and other environmental topics. He is a Washington certified erosion and sediment control lead (CESCL) and has surveyed streams and constructed in-stream habitat projects, specializing in placing logs and boulders with hand equipment. Mr. Menconi has also supervised and directed hand crews on stream restoration, trail construction, other environmental restoration projects.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Stormwater Management

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines stormwater permit requirements and procedures, the science of stormwater, evaluating stormwater best management practices, developing stormwater pollution prevention plans, and the inspection, monitoring, maintenance and recordkeeping of stormwater management practices.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to comply with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System requirements for obtaining stormwater permits for new construction.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the consequences of storm events and use stormwater models to predict runoff and routing.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to choose stormwater best management practices, including conservation of natural areas, riparian buffers, vegetated swales, rain gardens, cisterns and porous pavement.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the contents of stormwater pollution prevention plans, including best management practices and plans for required inspection, maintenance and record keeping.

LUs: 7.0 LU|HSWs.                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development and inspection and an awareness of stormwater runoff issues

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/25/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.