Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Best Management Practices-Virtual Classroom

Date: 3/3/2022 8:30 AM - 3/3/2022 10:30 AM

Location: Virtual





Course Description

The workshop will focus on common erosion prevention and sediment control BMPs associated with linear projects, including primarily roadway and utility infrastructure work, addressing the MS4 permit’s MCM Construction Measures BMPs.

Focus will be given to three areas:
1. Regulatory context under EPA’s NPDES Construction General Permit, including the requirements of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (“SWPPP”), and a basic review of erosion and sedimentation processes.

2. Types of information ordinarily included in the SWPPP, including a discussion of BMP selection and site management, engineering design considerations, importance of understanding stormwater flows, and construction sequencing and phasing.

3. Culminate with interactive exercises and a review of lessons learned from “real-world” project examples. Ideally, the lessons learned from these case studies can be applied to future situations and result in the implementation of better overall erosion prevention and sediment control practices.

These focus areas address the MS4 permit’s MCM Construction Measures BMPs.

Target Audience

Local engineering and public works officials, environmental consultants and engineers, conservation commissioners and agents, and site contractors.

ATTENTION: After registering you will receive an email containing a link to pre-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 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

First Name Affiliation
Michael City of Cambridge DPW
Paul City of Cambridge DPW
Dominic City of Cambridge DPW
Yilkal City of Cambridge Traffic
Elissa Town of Dedham
Jonathan Town of Southbridge DPW
Bruno City of Cambridge DPW
Jay City of Melrose DPW
John City of Newton DPW
Jane City of Cambridge DPW
Robert Town of Natick DPW
Christine Town of Williston
Kristin Town of Bedford DPW
Paul Town of Dartmouth
Christopher City of Newton
Tamsin Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)
Frank Town of Southbridge
Tyler Town of Watertown
Omar Town of Lexington
Jeff Town of Natick
Randall Town of Southampton
Tara Cape Cod Commission
Kathleen Cape Cod Commission
Michael City of Newton DPW
Chris Town of Westborough
Louis City of Cambridge DPW
Laurie Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)
Emily City of Cambridge DPW
Matt Town of West Springfield DPW
Paul Town of Watertown DPW
Michael Town of Southbridge
Giovanna City of Salem
Kyle Town of Westborough
Derek Town of Westborough
Yaser City of Cambridge DPW
Eric Town of Wakefield
Matt Town of Watertown
Isabel Town of Billerica
John Town of Southbridge
Yutao Town of Acton
Chris Town of Dennis
Catherine City of Cambridge Traffic
David City of Cambridge DPW
  • Mike Howard
    Principal at Epsilon Associates
    Mr. Howard has nearly 30 years’ experience providing environmental consulting and permitting services for state agencies (MassDOT, MBTA, MassDCR) and other public and private sector clients.  Mike has conducted training programs and workshops for several organizations on the topics of erosion prevention and sediment control, NPDES SWPPP documentation and environmental compliance inspections.  Mike is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist and a Certified Wetland Scientist by the State of New Hampshire.  Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists. Mike is also a former Conservation Agent for the Town of North Andover.