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Training

The following web-based trainings are available on DEP’s Clean Water Academy.

Minimum Control Measures

Minimum Control Measures Part 1: This course was developed to provide citizens of municipalities regulated by MS4 NPDES permits with a basic understanding of MS4 permit requirements. Included in this course are an overview of the following MCMs:

  • MCM 1 – Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts;
  • MCM 2 – Public Involvement and Participation; and
  • MCM 3 – Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDD&E).

Minimum Control Measures Part 2: This course was developed to provide citizens of municipalities regulated by MS4 NPDES permits with a basic understanding of MS4 permit requirements. Included in this course are an overview of the following MCMs:

  • MCM 4 - Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control;
  • MCM 5 - PCSM in New Development and Redevelopment; and
  • MCM 6 - Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping.

MCM 3: Outfall Inspections: This course provides step-by-step guidance on how to conduct dry weather screenings of MS4 outfalls to evaluate for the presence of illicit discharges.

PRP Development and Implementation

Pollutant Reduction Plan Mapping Basics: This training was developed to assist MS4 permittees with developing mapping for their Pollutant Reduction Plans.

Stream Restoration Crediting: This training provides an overview of the documentation that DEP expects to see when stream restoration projects implemented to meet permit required pollutant load reductions are submitted for review.

External Training

The following courses were not developed by DEP and therefore the educational materials included within these courses is not intended to serve as regulatory guidance.

  • Urban Stormwater Basics: This course developed by Penn State Extension introduces the basic stormwater concepts necessary to understand how urban stormwater is managed and regulated in Pennsylvania and the role all municipal employees play in helping with that effort.
  • Stormwater Basin Retrofitting: Produced by the Westmoreland Conservation District, this two-part video, discusses the design, assessment, retrofitting, and maintenance of stormwater basins.