BMP Inspection and Maintenance Training in  North Carolina Bill Lord  Bill Hunt, PE, PhD N.C. Cooperative Extension Servic...
The Certification is… <ul><li>Intended for People on Job Site </li></ul><ul><li>NCSU Recommends to Cities & Counties that ...
Why Offer This Course ?
Why Offer This Course ?
Why Offer This Course ?
Cities requiring BMP I&M Training Durham  Cary  Apex  Wilson 3
Why Offer This Course?  Cary, NC
Cary Stormwater BMPs <ul><li>Approximately 425 BMPs in Cary  </li></ul><ul><li>According to one of Cary’s inspectors:  Tim...
Cary BMPs… <ul><li>~ 20% of BMPs have failures:  embankment breaches, improper construction, lack of vegetation, sedimenta...
Example of City Requiring Training
 
 
Courses <ul><li>12 courses offered over 2006-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>We plan on offering 6 per year spread across North Car...
Course Locations Across North Carolina  2 3
Geographic distribution of students <ul><li>Majority from North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>75 from other states </li></ul>
Attendance <ul><li>759 people have attended as of Feb. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>726 people have been certified </li></ul><ul...
Examination <ul><li>40 multiple choice and true/false questions </li></ul><ul><li>4 written discussion questions </li></ul...
Discussion Questions (5 points each):  For each question explain : <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>a.  Why  the following cond...
Evaluation <ul><li>As a result of feedback from evaluations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Added field tour on day one </li></ul></...
How long will my certification last? <ul><li>Three Years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>December 31, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ho...
Workshop Web Site
 
Certificate Holders
 
E-mail 7/15/2008 <ul><li>Ms. Smith,  </li></ul><ul><li>Recently the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) adopted th...
Course Content <ul><li>12 modules </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on basics </li></ul><ul><li>Lot’s of repetition </li></ul><ul...
 
Stormwater BMP Maintenance  Background and Definitions
What’s the difference?
Watersheds and stormwater quality problems Stormwater BMP Maintenance & Inspection
In NC, 17 river basins, and approximately 5000 stream miles (16%) are impaired by sediment, pathogens, low DO, nutrients, ...
Stormwater Regulations
Rules and Regulations <ul><li>EPA Phase I of NPDES -1990 in N.C. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cities > 100,000 </li></ul></ul><ul...
Best Management Practice  Functions
BMP Water Quality Credits Neuse and Tar River Basins <ul><li>  N  P </li></ul><ul><li>Wet pond     25 40 </li></ul><ul><li...
Elements of BMP Maintenance
Old Habits…
Retention Pond Maintenance
Sedimentation <ul><li>Forebay cleanout </li></ul><ul><li>Is sediment hazardous waste? </li></ul><ul><li>How deep should th...
Stormwater Wetland Maintenance
Different Features of Stormwater Wetlands Have Different Functions
Bioretention Maintenance
Water delivery to BR beds
Level Spreader Maintenance  Jon Hathaway, EI Extension Engineer Bio. and Ag. Engineering Department North Carolina State U...
What is a Level Spreader ? “ We Bring Engineering to Life”
Other Green BMPs
Poorly Maintained Ditch/Swale
“ Parking Lot” BMPs: Permeable Pavement Sand Filters Manufactured Products
Filling gaps with gravel
Certification and Tomorrow’s Test
Field Tours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • William G Lord, Area Specialized Agent, Environmental Education [email_address] (919) 496-3344 103 South Bickett Blvd Louisburg, NC 27549
  • BMP Inspection and Maintenance Training in North Carolina

    1. 1. BMP Inspection and Maintenance Training in North Carolina Bill Lord Bill Hunt, PE, PhD N.C. Cooperative Extension Service North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
    2. 2. The Certification is… <ul><li>Intended for People on Job Site </li></ul><ul><li>NCSU Recommends to Cities & Counties that they require someone present on site inspection/ maintenance crew has this certification </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Offer This Course ?
    4. 4. Why Offer This Course ?
    5. 5. Why Offer This Course ?
    6. 6. Cities requiring BMP I&M Training Durham Cary Apex Wilson 3
    7. 7. Why Offer This Course? Cary, NC
    8. 8. Cary Stormwater BMPs <ul><li>Approximately 425 BMPs in Cary </li></ul><ul><li>According to one of Cary’s inspectors: Timothy Grady, RLA: </li></ul><ul><li>95% of BMPs fail initial inspection as they require repairs </li></ul><ul><li>Most repairs are maintenance related: erosion, trash removal, tree removal </li></ul>
    9. 9. Cary BMPs… <ul><li>~ 20% of BMPs have failures: embankment breaches, improper construction, lack of vegetation, sedimentation </li></ul><ul><li>On second inspection ~ 95% pass, as owners better appreciate value of maintenance after investing in repairs… </li></ul>
    10. 10. Example of City Requiring Training
    11. 13. Courses <ul><li>12 courses offered over 2006-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>We plan on offering 6 per year spread across North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>All courses have sold out </li></ul><ul><li>We limit enrollment to approximately 50 to facilitate interaction, tours, and grading </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $150 per person </li></ul>
    12. 14. Course Locations Across North Carolina 2 3
    13. 15. Geographic distribution of students <ul><li>Majority from North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>75 from other states </li></ul>
    14. 16. Attendance <ul><li>759 people have attended as of Feb. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>726 people have been certified </li></ul><ul><li>Profession breakdown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19% engineers and landscape architects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24% landscapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>57% government officials </li></ul></ul>
    15. 17. Examination <ul><li>40 multiple choice and true/false questions </li></ul><ul><li>4 written discussion questions </li></ul><ul><li>80% required to pass </li></ul><ul><li>2 hour time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Exam passing rate 95.6% </li></ul><ul><li>Course content is altered to reinforce concepts missed on the exam </li></ul><ul><li>Object is EDUCATION </li></ul>
    16. 18. Discussion Questions (5 points each): For each question explain : <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>a. Why the following conditions are a problem in the specified stormwater BMP </li></ul><ul><li>b. What could have caused the problem, </li></ul><ul><li>c. How to repair the BMP to make it function properly </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A 30 foot long level spreader filled with sediment with water passing over only a 3 foot section. </li></ul>
    17. 19. Evaluation <ul><li>As a result of feedback from evaluations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Added field tour on day one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review field tour via PP on day two </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dropped pre-test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Added class self introductions on day one </li></ul></ul>
    18. 20. How long will my certification last? <ul><li>Three Years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>December 31, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do I avoid a lapse in my certification? </li></ul><ul><li>Short Update Courses will be held in 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No test will be required for update </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why do I need a re-certification? </li></ul><ul><li>BECAUSE THINGS CHANGE AND WE CONTINUE TO LEARN </li></ul>
    19. 21. Workshop Web Site
    20. 23. Certificate Holders
    21. 25. E-mail 7/15/2008 <ul><li>Ms. Smith, </li></ul><ul><li>Recently the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) adopted the Maryland Stormwater Manual. Our firm is looking at the possiblility of offering inspection & maintenance of BMPs and your organization is the only one I have been able to locate that offers training and certification. Could you tell me if your program would satisfy the requirements of Maryland. As to date MSD does not have licensing requirements those offering such services. Thanks in advance for your help. </li></ul><ul><li>Regards, </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew V. McGrath </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] ClearFields Group 951 West Outer </li></ul>
    22. 26. Course Content <ul><li>12 modules </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on basics </li></ul><ul><li>Lot’s of repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Modules are changed to emphasize concepts commonly missed on exams </li></ul>
    23. 28. Stormwater BMP Maintenance Background and Definitions
    24. 29. What’s the difference?
    25. 30. Watersheds and stormwater quality problems Stormwater BMP Maintenance & Inspection
    26. 31. In NC, 17 river basins, and approximately 5000 stream miles (16%) are impaired by sediment, pathogens, low DO, nutrients, & habitat degradation Stormwater BMP Maintenance & Inspection
    27. 32. Stormwater Regulations
    28. 33. Rules and Regulations <ul><li>EPA Phase I of NPDES -1990 in N.C. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cities > 100,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Neuse Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tar Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EPA Phase II of NPDES -2005 in N.C. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities > 10,000, 134 in NC so far </li></ul></ul>
    29. 34. Best Management Practice Functions
    30. 35. BMP Water Quality Credits Neuse and Tar River Basins <ul><li> N P </li></ul><ul><li>Wet pond 25 40 </li></ul><ul><li>Wetland 40 35 </li></ul><ul><li>Bioretention 40 45 </li></ul><ul><li>Grass Swale 20 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Veg Strip w/LS 20 35 </li></ul><ul><li>50’ rip buff w/LS 30 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Permeable Pavements 40-60* 40-60* </li></ul>* Coastal Plain & Sandhills Only
    31. 36. Elements of BMP Maintenance
    32. 37. Old Habits…
    33. 38. Retention Pond Maintenance
    34. 39. Sedimentation <ul><li>Forebay cleanout </li></ul><ul><li>Is sediment hazardous waste? </li></ul><ul><li>How deep should the forebay be excavated? (see the design) </li></ul>
    35. 40. Stormwater Wetland Maintenance
    36. 41. Different Features of Stormwater Wetlands Have Different Functions
    37. 42. Bioretention Maintenance
    38. 43. Water delivery to BR beds
    39. 44. Level Spreader Maintenance Jon Hathaway, EI Extension Engineer Bio. and Ag. Engineering Department North Carolina State University
    40. 45. What is a Level Spreader ? “ We Bring Engineering to Life”
    41. 46. Other Green BMPs
    42. 47. Poorly Maintained Ditch/Swale
    43. 48. “ Parking Lot” BMPs: Permeable Pavement Sand Filters Manufactured Products
    44. 49. Filling gaps with gravel
    45. 50. Certification and Tomorrow’s Test
    46. 51. Field Tours

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