Basic and Advanced Coastal Erosion Control Practices
This course is necessary to become a Contractor Certified in Erosion and Sedimentation Control Practices by the Department of Environmental Protection
In 8-hour course, participants will learn why erosion control practices are important, be exposed to the principles of erosion and sedimentation, learn how to properly install and maintain Erosion & Sedimentation Control ('ESC') Best Management Practices ('BMPs'), regulations requiring ESC, using the Department's Permit By Rule process, in-water work procedures, and ESC planning. Participants are provided with information on the proper selection, installation and maintenance of ESC practices using Maine DEP's Erosion and Sediment Control Practices Field Guide for Contractors.
The course is of primary interest to contractors but could also be helpful to municipal code enforcement officers, consultants, engineers and public works employees.
This class is a prerequisite for DEP Erosion Control Certification and also qualifies for 6 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP. Each CEH afford Certified individuals one year of recertification. This class is approved for 4 Credits for Certified Tank Installers by the Board of Underground Storage Tank Installers, January 2021.