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Stormwater Services and Information for King County, Washington

2016
Certified Erosion Sediment Control Lead training

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is again presenting the annual Certified Erosion 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.

This is the first notice of the classes, and more information will be provided to interested staff. If you are not sure whether or not you are currently registered, you can query Dept. of Ecology's CESCL database.

If you are interested in the class, send an email to, gary-paul.reinke@kingcounty.gov.  Application paperwork including the class number will be sent to you. You have to use your section/division task numbers but have to 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 to me as hard copy to the following address:

Chris Gallagher, Civil Engineer II, PE, CESCL
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 $11 /day.  I will include directions in the email confirming your registration for the class.

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

ONE DAY CESCL RECERTIFICATION CLASS (APRIL 28th) $275.00

The one-day re-certification class will be held on April 28th 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 2015 or within six months (either way) of their expiration date.  Training materials will be available online.

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 from 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.

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
  • New Updates to the DOE Stormwater 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) will be 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.  Training CDs will be supplied.

The second day (May 25th) of this course will be conducted at the King County Roads Renton Shops, located at 155 Monroe Ave NE, in Renton.  The meeting will be held 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.  Depending on which side you drive in from, you will see the huge parking area in front of the D-Building.  Park there and walk around D-Building to the J-Building.

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
  • New Updates to the DOE Stormwater Manual

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 or within a 5-minute drive from 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. Once we receive a copy of your signed Training Request, you will be added to the class. Non-King County applicants must pay in advance.

Name

City or King County Division

Address of work

City

State

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