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Presenter: Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Day One: Thursday, October 1, 2020
8:30 - 11:55 am EDT (including a 10-min. break)

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 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations
   Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements
   Special conditions for sensitive waters
   Review and permitting process
   Implementing, monitoring and assessing PCSM Plans

Understanding and Applying the Science of Stormwater

   Hydrology, soil science and drainage
   Classifying storm events
   Identifying consequences of storm events
   Stormwater modeling

Developing Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Plans

   Including required SWM design elements
   Assessing building sites
   Choosing best management practices (BMPs)
   Planning for required inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping
   Obtaining plan certification
   Implementing SWM / PCSM Plans

Day Two: Friday, October 2, 2020
8:30 - 11:55 am EDT (including a 10-min. break)

Choosing Appropriate Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

   Non-Structural SWM BMPs
      • Preservation of natural features and conservation design
      • Reducing impervious cover
   Structural SWM BMPs
      • Sizing Criteria
      • Infiltration BMPs
      • Green roofs
      • Proprietary practices
      • Riparian buffers and filter strips
   Rain gardens
      • Rain barrels/cisterns

Operation and Maintenance of SWM BMPs

   Long term O&M
   Permit termination

PA DEP - NPDES Chapter 102 Updates

   2019 updates to the NOI
   New requirements for Chapter 102
   Permit NOI and modules
   PCSM spreadsheet

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.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Sitework)

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     6.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects licensed in Pennsylvania. It offers 6.5 PDHs to Pennsylvania geologists licensed in Pennsylvania. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Pennsylvania.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA CES.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Mark D. Jones, P.E.

Principal, Hartech Engineering & Consulting, LLC

Mr. Jones, P.E. is president of Hartech Engineering which was founded in 2007 as a multi- discipline civil engineering consulting firm providing infrastructure, development and municipal design services for the public and private sectors. Bringing over 30 years of engineering expertise along with specific state-of-the-art, computer-aided technology to achieve efficient, cost saving design solutions, he also provides hydrology and hydraulic studies and reports along with general civil engineering support for prime consultants to PennDOT or local municipality projects. Mr. Jones is a licensed pilot and studied Military Civil Engineering while serving in the USAF and continues his Masters education locally through Penn State. Additionally, he is also a registered professional engineer in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona and Georgia.

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: Pennsylvania Stormwater Management 2020

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the stormwater permit requirement and procedures, the application of science to stormwater, post construction stormwater management (PCSM) plans, selecting appropriate stormwater best management practices, the operation and maintenance of stormwater management practices, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection NPDES Chapter 102 updates.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss scientific concepts of hydrology, soil science, and drainage, and they will be able to describe the consequences of storm events. Learners will be able to explain how the concepts and the effects of stormwater should be considered for site development and the need provide protection for buildings and their occupants in the event of extreme weather events.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assist in the development of post-construction stormwater management, which includes assessing building sites, including stormwater management design elements, choosing best management practices, obtaining planning for required inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify, evaluate, and choose appropriate stormwater best management practices, both structural and non-structural, including preservation of natural features, conservation design, reduction of impervious cover, riparian buffers and filter strips, rain gardens, green roofs, rain barrels and cisterns, and proprietary practices.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and comply with federal and state stormwater permit requirements and procedures, and they will be able to reference and interpret new Pennsylvania rules on erosion and sediment control (PA DET - NPDES Chapter 102).

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Knowledge of stormwater concerns and experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/24/2023

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.