Workshop set for contractors and operators

Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District and Southern Tier West will host a DEC-endorsed four-hour Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop for construction site contractors and operators at the BOCES LoGuidice Educational Center, 9520 Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. The workshop will be Thursday, Feb. 28 at 12:30 p.m.

All contractors and subcontractors working under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Permit GP-0-10-001 (SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity), must identify at least one Trained Contractor from their company that will be responsible for implementation of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and have at least one trained contractor perform a daily site inspection when soil disturbance activities are being performed. Also, developers must have a qualified inspector conduct regular site inspections in accordance with GP-0-10-001.

All qualified inspectors and trained contractors must complete four hours of training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control through a program endorsed by NYDEC, SWCD or CPESC every three years.

Upon completion, each participant will receive a NYS DEC registration number that is valid for three years. Certified professionals in erosion and sediment control (CPESC), LAs and PEs are exempt from these training requirements.

Pre-registration fee is $85 per attendee or $90 at the door, which includes refreshments and all training materials. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register. Please contact Dave Spann or Debra Kelley at (716) 664-2351 to register.

Also check the NYSDEC website for more trainings and additional information at