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Stormwater Services and Information for King County, Washington

2016
Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead training

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is again presenting Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) training recognized by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology).  There will be a one-day refresher class and a two-day initial training course, both of which provide certification for a period of three years.  Once you have taken the two-day class, a one-day refresher is required every three years.

If you are not sure whether or not you are currently registered, you can query Ecology's CESCL database.

If you are interested in the class, send an email to, eric.bosserman@kingcounty.gov.  Application paperwork including the class number will be sent to you. Use your section/division task numbers but reference the Stormwater Section’s CESCL number.

If you are a King County employee, you will receive a KC training request form and a spreadsheet, both of which must be completed and returned.  If you are not a King County employee, you are responsible for completing any training request form required by your employer.  Your CESCL application material may alternatively be sent as a hard copy to the following address:

Eric Bosserman, Engineer II
King County Stormwater Services Section
KSC-NR-0600
201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104-3855

Classes will start at 7:30 AM and end no later than 5 PM.  We will try very hard to finish by 4:30 PM each day, but dismissal time is dependent on whether the class starts promptly in the morning and after lunch. Each session is required by Ecology to last for no fewer than 8 hours.  Anyone more than 30 minutes late will be considered absent and will not be certified.

The King Street Center can be reached by bus, the Sounder Train, or Light Rail (get off at the International District/Chinatown stop).  If driving, please try to carpool.  Parking under the King Street Center building is $16 for early bird special.(Event prices may preempt this.) Directions to King Street Center will be included in the email confirming your class registration.

Once you complete the class, you will automatically be registered with Ecology.

ONE DAY CESCL RECERTIFICATION CLASS (APRIL 13th) $275.00

The one-day re-certification class will be held on April 13th at the King Street Center Building (201 South Jackson, Seattle) in the 8th floor conference room. This training will include presentations from four certified instructors. This course is a refresher course for those who have CESCL certification that expires in 2016 or within six months (either way) of their expiration date.  Download PDF versions of training presentations here.

Do NOT take this class if you have never held a CESCL certification or if it is longer than six months from the expiration date of your certification.  If this class is more than 6 months after the expiration date of your most recent CESCL certification, you must retake the two-day class to be re-certified.  If your certification will expire after these dates and before the next regularly scheduled class in April of next year, you should sign up for this year’s class.

If you will take this class within 6 months following the expiration of our CESCL certification, you do not need to take the two-day class to be re-certified, BUT you may not work as a CESCL beginning with your expiration date and continuing until the end of this class. 

The one-day course will cover the following subjects:

  • Introduction and Erosion Impacts
  • Erosion Processes and Influencing Factors
  • Stormwater Regulations
  • The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Construction Site Monitoring
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Practical Applications
  • Relevant updates to the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington and King County Surface Water Design Manual

TWO DAY CERTIFICATION CLASS (MAY 24th & 25th) $350.00

The two-day training course is held on two successive days in May.  The training will take place at two locations.  The first training day (May 24th) is at the King Street Center (201 South Jackson, Seattle), 8th floor conference room, starting at 7:30 AM.  This training will include presentations from four certified instructors.  The training subjects are listed at the end of this email.

The second day (May 25th) of this course will occur at the King County Roads Renton Shops, located at 155 Monroe Ave NE, in Renton.  We'll begin in the J-Building crew meeting room.  There is plenty of parking at the north end of the complex.  If you park anywhere else, you will be asked to move your vehicle. If you come in from Jefferson Ave NE turn left, if coming from Monroe Ave NE turn right, drive through the gate and you will see the huge parking area in front of the D-Building.  Park there and walk around D-Building to the J-Building.

Directions for the second day of class on May 25th

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This is a map of the Renton shops at 155 Monroe Avenue. The blue star is the parking lot. Do not park anywhere else. You will be blocking the shop area parking and could be towed.

Most of the coursework for the second day will involve hands-on field work, and each student must supply their own Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).  This equipment is mandatory for this coursework, which consists of installing a variety of BMPs for ditches and side slopes at the Renton site.  The field gear includes:

 

  1. Waterproof boots (steel toes not required)
  2. Hard hat
  3. Raingear
  4. Clothing appropriate for the weather (you may want to bring an extra set for the ride home – expect to get muddy and wet)

There will not be extra equipment, and without it you may not participate.

The two-day course will cover the following subjects:

  • Introduction and Erosion Impacts
  • Erosion Processes and Influencing Factors
  • Stormwater Regulations
  • The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Construction Site Monitoring
  • Best Management Practices (BMP’)
  • Practical Applications
  • Relevant updates to the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington and King County Surface Water Design Manual
  • In-field BMP installation

Coffee, snacks, and water will be provided at the King Street Center.  Lunch is on your own, but there are many restaurants within a 5-minute walk of King Street Center and within a 5-minute drive of the Renton shops.

Instructors:

Doug Navetski – Environmental Programs Managing Supervisor

Chris Tiffany – Capital Projects Manager, CPESC

John Bethel – MS, LG, CESCL

Chris Dew – BSG, CPESC

If you apply, please provide the following information on the MS-Excel sheet you receive. We will only accept the Excel sheet that we send to you as it is a simple cut and paste to our master list. Once we receive a copy of your signed Training Request, you will be added to the class. Applicants who do not work for King County must pay in advance.

First Name, Last Name

Company or King County Division

Address of work, City, State & Zip Code

Work Phone #

Email address

For more information about Certified Erosion Sediment Control Lead training, please contact Eric Bosserman, engineer, King County Stormwater Services Section.