Any site that is disturbing over one acre is required to gain coverage under the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity. As a requirement of this permit the owner must identify the contractor or subcontractors that will be responsible for installing, constructing, repairing, replacing, inspecting and maintaining the erosion and sediment control practices included in the SWPPP. This person is known as the trained contractor and is responsible for the day to day implementation of the SWPPP.
A trained contractor is defined as an employee from the contracting (construction) company identified as having received the four (4) hours of Department endorsed training in proper erosion and sediment control principles from a Soil and Water Conservation District, or other Department endorsed entity. This certification must be renewed every 3 years.
In Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties over 17- 4 Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Contractor Trainings have been offered and approximately 750 individuals have received their wallet cards to become trained contractors.
For more information on becoming a trained contractor please contact our office at (607) 535-0878.
Contractor Certification Statement
Training sessions on State stormwater regulations and appropriate local regulations/ processes for adequate review of proposed development projects have also been held for planning boards, code enforcement officers and other municipal officials
Upcoming Contractor Trainings
New York State Stormwater Training Calender- http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8699.html
- Rural Stormwater Coalition (Stormwater Tool Box)
- Agricultural Management Practices that do/don't require a permit
- Fact Sheet- Disturbance of 5 acres or more
- Stormwater Permit Information for Highway Activites
- Small Home Site Construction (Erosion & Sediment Control Plan)
- Construction Stormwater Inspection Manual