Monday, January 5, 2009

SWPPP Training - What Stormwater Training Is Needed?

The answer will depend on the State your facility is located in – different States will have different training requirements. However, Caltha generally sees three categories for training:

a) SWPPP Awareness Training. This is “high-level” training which may be given to all employees, and covers basics of stormwater program and facility controls that would apply to any employee. In some States, this level of training is all that is required to comply with the discharge permit.
b) Stormwater Training. This training would be addressing employees whose day-to-day work activities relate to the specific controls and procedures the facility has established in its SWPPP, such as dock workers who might be involved with spills.
c) Stormwater Permit Compliance Training. Employees who have been assigned specific compliance tasks, such as conducting inspections, collecting stormwater samples, need to be trained to conduct their tasks.

Other types of training may be required, such as SPCC training or emergency response training, and permitted facilities may also need to consider training for contractors [read more about contractor training] Click here for Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Stormwater Training.

Caltha LLP presents stormwater training programs, prepares site-specific training materials, and offers "train-the-trainer" programs to facilities subject to stormwater permitting requirements.

Click here for more information on State-specific SWPPP - Stormwater Training Resources.

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