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Presenter: Gary LaForge

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Day One, Tuesday, June 9, 2020
11:00 am – 2:45 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)

Understanding the Clean Water Act

   Examining the development of the Act through the years
   Phase I Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permits
   Phase I Industrial Permits
   General Permits
   Individual Permits    
   Phase II Stormwater Program
   Combined Sewer Overflow Control Strategy

Examining the NPDES Stormwater Program

  Construction Activities
   Industrial Activities
   Municipal Sources
   Transportation Sources
   Oil and Gas Permitting
   EPA’s Residual Designation Authority

Day Two, Wednesday, June 10, 2020
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)

Creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

   Complying with stormwater control measure requirements
   Describing facility
   Providing assessment of activities and materials
   Including modification and reporting requirements
   Including availability requirements
   Construction site runoff control

Implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs)

   BMPs to achieve “no exposure”
   Stormwater Reduction
   Reuse of Stormwater
   Stormwater Control/Management
   Structural BMPs for Treating Stormwater
   Contingency Planning for Extreme Weather

Sampling and Reporting

   Implementing Monitoring Procedures
   Collecting and Evaluating Samples
   Submitting Annual Reports
   Modifying BMPs
   Maintenance Descriptions & Responsibilities

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     AIA 6.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     LA/CES 6.5 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers:
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885) International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i) (2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Gary LaForge

President at LaForge & Associates, LLC

Mr. LaForge primarily focuses on the areas of municipal services; road construction; stormwater management; flood control; hydraulics and hydrology; domestic water supply, distribution and treatment; and wastewater collection and treatment. His extensive experience includes all aspects of the above design areas, from collection of the initial raindrop through domestic use and wastewater treatment to recycling and reuse. Mr. LaForge has an extensive training background in all areas of capital improvement programs, municipal implementation programs, inspection techniques and stormwater management. His experience includes the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and modeling software to simulate the collection or distribution system of interest, and the experience to understand why the model does not match the actual system measurements. Mr. LaForge is registered as a professional engineer in Illinois and is a member of the American Public Works Association. He earned his B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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: Complying with U.S. EPA Clean Water Act and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the federal Clean Water Act concerning permitting, the NPDES stormwater program, stormwater pollution prevention plans, stormwater best management practices, and stormwater sampling and reporting obligations.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss Clean Water Act permitting requirements for municipal separate storm sewers and industrial permits, including general permits and individual permits.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the National Pollution Discharge Elimination Discharge Elimination System regulation over construction activities, industrial activities, municipal sources, transportation sources, and oil and gas. They will also be able to discuss the impact of the EPAs Residential Designation Authority on stormwater regulations.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assist in the creation of stormwater pollution prevention plans that comply with stormwater control measure requirements, including those for construction site stormwater runoff.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to implement best management practices for stormwater control, including those for stormwater reduction, reuse of stormwater, control and management, structural BMPs for treating stormwater, and contingency planning for extreme weather events.

Learning Objective 5:
Learner will be able to discuss stormwater permitting requirements for sampling, submitting annual reports, and modifying BMPs, if necessary.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development and awareness of stormwater pollution concerns

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/27/2023

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.