Structural Stormwater BMP Operations and Maintenance under MA MS4 General Permit-Virtual Classroom

Date: 9/15/2022 9:00 AM - 9/15/2022 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual





Course Description

Regulated communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must manage stormwater runoff to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants and protect water quality.  To accomplish this, a variety of structural stormwater management practices, called Best Management Practices (BMPs) or Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs), have been constructed. These practices include bioretention areas and rain gardens, detention basins, constructed stormwater wetlands, wet basins, infiltration basins and structures, swales, propriety devices, as well as structural pretreatment and accessory items.  SCMs must be inspected annually, at a minimum, and maintained to perform as intended and maximize useful life.

This workshop will focus on structural stormwater management practice infrastructure operations and maintenance as required under the Massachusetts MS4 General Permit.
In this course participates will learn:

• What stormwater runoff is and how it effects water quality.

• Stormwater management practices used in Massachusetts and how they function.

• Inspection and maintenance requirements of each stormwater practice.

• Best practices for inspections.

• Common maintenance needs.

Target Audience

Public Works Directors, Town Engineers, Conservation Commissioners and Agents, and others who have direct or indirect responsibility related to the inspection and maintenance of stormwater management practices.

After you register you will receive a link to register with Zoom for the virtual class.

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at or 413-800-2655 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

First Name Affiliation
Rebecca New England Civil Engineering Corporation
Taylor Tighe & Bond
Joanna VHB
Tom Town of Dennis
Todd Town of Shrewsbury
Peter Town of Richmond
William Town of Lunenburg DPW
Stephane Town of Concord
Eileen Town of Burlington
Shawn City of Leominster
Delaney Town of Ayer
Kate Town of Tolland DPW
Kevin Town of West Boylston DPW
Danielle Town of Richmond
Jonathan Town of Southwick DPW
Leah Town of Westborough
Jason City of Somerville
Jeff City of Fitchburg
Paul Town of Uxbridge
Andrew Town of Westborough
Tim Town of Longmeadow DPW
Joe City of Westfield
Timothy Town of Bourne
Bryan Town of Orleans
Geoffrey Town of Ware DPW
Doug City of Northampton
Jennifer DCR- Division of Water Supply Protection
Chris Town of Deerfield
Bernardo Town of Wellesley DPW
Kyle Town of Westborough
Kevin Town of Deerfield
Michael Town of Bedford DPW
Emily Town of Brewster DPW
Vincent Town of Shrewsbury
Mark City of Quincy
Bryanna University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Chris Town of Dennis
Sheri Town of Westborough
Jacob Town of Tyngsborough
  • Matthew Moyen
    at Tetra Tech, Inc.
    Mr. Moyen has over 15 years of experience providing planning, design, permitting, and construction services for public agencies and private clients. He has supported MassDOT’s Impaired Waters Program for the past decade, with a focus on design, permitting, and inspection of Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs), also known as Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs). Matt assisted with the development of MassDOT’s Stormwater BMP/SCM Inspection Program to define a consistent and complete inspection process that has resulted in a clear scope and protocol for statewide inspections and maintenance recommendations. His team has implemented and helped refine this program for the past 5 years.