Storm Water Program - Training
California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (CBPELSG Licensee) Licensed QSD Training Program
Consistent with Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 475 Code of Professional Conduct, a CBPELSG Licensee shall provide service for a project in a manner that is consistent with the laws, codes, ordnances and regulations applicable to that project. A CBPELSG Licensee shall not misrepresent his or her qualifications to a prospective or existing client or employer. A CBPELSG Licensee shall not misrepresent to a prospective or existing client the CBPELSG Licensee's scope of responsibility in connection with projects or services for which the CBPELSG Licensee is receiving or will receive compensation from that client.
The State Water Resources Control Board expect that a CBPELSG Licensee has thorough knowledge of the Construction General Permit requirements, and fully understands the supporting documents and other information available on the Water Boards websites. In addition, a CBPELSG Licensee must have a fundamental knowledge of erosion and sediment control and other construction site pollutants to implement the corrective actions necessary to protect Waters of the United States.CBPELSG Licensees can register as a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) via the State Water Board’s Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) online database.
General Permit Training
Construction General Permit Review:
The 2009-0009-DWQ Construction General Permit (CGP) requires that Qualified SWPPP Developers (QSDs) and Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSPs) attend a State Water Board Sponsored Training Course by September 2, 2011. In accordance with these requirements the State Water Board has approved of CASQA’s QSD/QSP training course schedule of these courses is provided by CASQA’s approved Trainers of Record.
Scientific Collectors Permit - Bioassessment Sampling
The Department of Fish and Wildlife requires everyone sampling aquatic biota to get a scientific collector’s permit. Please see information on the California Fish and Wildlife Webpage.
For more information, please email SCPermits@wildlife.ca.gov.
Resources and guidance can be found in the Industrial General Permit Toolbox.
Construction General Permit Videos:
- Introduction to the Legally Responsible Person (June 2013)
- Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) Calculation
- Post-Construction Runoff Reduction Calculation in SMARTS
Industrial General Permit Videos:
CASQA has developed a new CASQA Construction BMP Handbook / Portal to complement the new State Construction General Permit that takes effect July 2010.
CASQA is making the new CASQA Construction BMP Handbook / Portal available now for annual subscription to help permittees and other users prepare for when the new permit takes effect in July. Get more information about purchasing an annual subscription to the Construction BMP Handbook / Portal.
California Best Management Practices Handbooks
The California Stormwater Best Management Practice Handbooks have provided excellent guidance to the stormwater community since their publication by the Stormwater Quality Task Force (SWQTF) in 1993. The SWQTF has initiated the Handbook Update Project to revise and update the Handbooks to reflect current practices, standards, and knowledge gained about the effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMPs), and to make the Handbooks more accessible.
The California Stormwater Quality Association is an independent advisory group of regulated entities. The statements and views on its Website do not necessarily reflect those of the State Water Board or the Regional Water Boards.
The content of these Websites and documents do not necessarily reflect the view and policies of the State Water Resources Control Board, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.