Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 2.00

Approval Number: SRA0023B

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Course Description

Florida CILB Course Approval Number: 0010094
Oregon CCB Series B Course Approval Number: SRB0023

This two hour interactive distance-learning course is designed to introduce the participant to EPA’s  Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP). Construction site operators will want to apply these guidelines when working on sites required to comply with stormwater discharge requirements. Stormwater runoff from construction sites can cause significant harm to rivers, lakes and coastal waters. A SWPPP is often required (by your construction general permit) and will help you prevent stormwater pollution. A SWPPP is more than just a sediment and erosion control plan. It describes all the construction site operator’s activities to prevent stormwater contamination, control sedimentation and erosion, and comply with the requirements of the Clean Water Act.

In the next two hours we’ll review how to prepare a SWPPP in order to receive NPDES permit coverage for their stormwater discharges


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand what stormwater runoff is and its impacts
  • Identify who is required to have a permit
  • Recognize elements of a stormwater plan on a construction site
  • Define the various roles and responsibilities of those involved
  • Explain how to assess a site for stormwater needs
  • Identify approaches to natural resource protection
  • Develop a site map
  • Select best management practices
  • Understand how to implement a SWPPP

Instructor Bio

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

Other Approvals

Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB): 0010094
Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB): 0010094
Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: FCILB-0010094
Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE): 0009621
General Education: PACE-DSP-211
Nebraska Board of Engineers: 1111101
National Professional Engineer board: 1111101