2018 Workshop Materials
 
 

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Workshop

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's (PEMA) State Hazard Mitigation Officer will provide information on available Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster and Non-Disaster Hazard Mitigation grants.

The workshop will cover eligible planning initiatives and mitigation activities, project development, cost share, grant agreements, required documentation.—the entire grant process, cradle to grave. The target audiences for these workshops would be municipalities that have participated in the County Hazard Mitigation Plan and adopted the plan. 

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Ensuring Complete and Correct Elevation Certificates

The Elevation Certificate (EC) is a tool used to determine the proper premium rate for a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance policy. It is also used throughout the country to document elevation information to ensure compliance with local floodplain management regulations. As such, it is important for local officials to ensure that the EC is filled out completely and correctly. Officials cannot assume that just because a professional seal is on the form, that the surveyor or engineer who filled it out got everything right. Once the municipality accepts the EC, the municipality may be stuck with the liability for correcting it and/or addressing any larger problems caused by incomplete or inaccurate information. This session will discuss the purpose of the EC, its importance, the information captured on it, and how municipal officials can ensure that ECs are filled out correctly and completely.

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Stormwater Fees and Multi-Municipal Stormwater Management

Stormwater management is one of the fastest rising costs in many municipal budgets. Communities are being compelled to make significant investments due to regulatory requirements and aging infrastructure, but most communities don’t have the general revenue to afford these investments.  Municipalities need a creative solution to finance their stormwater management costs. Stormwater fees and regionalization could be the answers they are seeking.

In this workshop, a panel of experts in finance, law, and engineering will discuss how to set up a stormwater fee, including the differences between what has been authorized under the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act and recent legislation authorizing home rule and 2nd class townships to charge a fee without an authority.  Experts will also provide a case study of how more than 30 municipalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania are projected to save millions of dollars on stormwater management through regional partnerships, and representatives of the Bradford Sanitary Authority will discuss their own experience with implementing a stormwater fee.  Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the economic benefits of stormwater fees and regionalization for managing stormwater costs.  They’ll also learn how to determine whether these options are right for their community and what steps they would need to implement them locally. All speakers will be available for a question and answer session at the end of the workshop.

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Lowering Flood Risk and the Cost of Flood Insurance:FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS) Program

More frequent and intense storm events have led to a greater flood risk in our region. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance policy holders throughout the SPC region collectively pay millions of dollars in flood insurance premiums every year. Municipal officials have the opportunity to put hundreds of thousands of dollars back into their residents’ and business owners’ pockets. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) Program promotes strong floodplain management practices and provides discounts on NFIP flood insurance premiums throughout participating jurisdictions. This session will discuss the CRS Program, how to determine if participation is right for a municipality, municipal activities that would earn CRS Program credit, and how to enter and succeed in the CRS Program. 

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MS4 Series: Recognizing, Reporting, & Eliminating Illicit Discharges Training (MCM #3)

August 4, 2015

Sign-In Sheet

August 5, 2015

Sign-In Sheet
  1. Workshop Flyer
  2. Presentation: Path to Compliance IDDE

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Make It Drain! Training

June 16, 2015

  1. Sign-In Sheet

June 18, 2015

  1. Sign-In Sheet

Workshop Flyer

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MS4 Series: MS4 Mock Inspection Training

May 20, 2015

  1. Sign-In Sheet
  2. Flyer

May 21, 2015

  1. Sign-In Sheet
  2. Flyer

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MS4 Series: Path to MS4 Compliance: Mastering the Minimum Control Measures and Preparing for the Future

April 29, 2015

  1. Sign-In Sheet

April 30, 2015

  1. Sign-In Sheet
  1. Workshop Flyer
  2. Presentation: Path to Compliance - 6 MCMs

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MS4 Series: Ordinance Enforcement and Funding Resources Workshop

Sign-In Sheet

  1. Presentation - Ordinance and Funding
  2. DEP Model Ordinance 11-2008
  3. Washington County SWM Ordinance
  4. Lawrence County SWM Ordinance
  5. Butler County Model Ordinance Act167
  6. HRG Field Observation Report
  7. Agenda & Bio

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Flooding Workshop

  1. Practical Considerations for Flood Management and Planning
    Erin Kepple, Water Resource Manager
  2. DEP Presentation
  3. PEMA-Final Initial Damage Reporting SWPA Workshops Version

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MS4 Series: Construction Site and Post-Construction Stormwater Management & Long-Term Stormwater Management (MCMs 4&5)

January 12, 2016

  1. Sign-in Sheet

January 13, 2016

  1. Sign-in Sheet
  1. Workshop Flyer
  2. MCMs No. 4 & 5 Construction Site and Post-Construction Stormwater Management
  3. MCM 5: A Simplified Approach & Stormwater Management Design Assistance Manual Option

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MS4 Series: Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations (MCM #6)

October 20, 2015

  1. Sign-In Sheet

October 21, 2015

  1. Sign-In Sheet
  1. Workshop Flyer
  2. MCM 6 Module 1 - MS4 Overview
  3. MCM 6 Module 2 - MCM6 Overview
  4. MCM 6 Module 3 - Interactive Scenarios
  5. MCM 6 Module 4 - Group Quiz Activity
  6. MCM 6 Module 5 - Sample Information
  7. End of Presentation Quiz

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MS4 Series: Public Education and Participation: It’s Where Your SWMP Ends! (MCMs 1&2) (A perspective based on USEPA expectations)

This workshop outlines considerations for building and facilitating cost-effective Public Education and Outreach Plans (PEOPs) for MCM #1 and Public Involvement and Participation Plans (PIPPs) for MCM #2 of an issued MS4 Permit. A perspective based on USEPA expectations.

March 30, 2016
Sign-in Sheet

March 31, 2016
Sign-in Sheet

  1. Workshop Flyer
  2. Speaker Information
  3. Agenda
  4. Public Education and Participation (MCMs 1 & 2): It’s where your SWMP ends! PowerPoint Presentation
  5. MCM 1&2 Worksheets
  6. Workgroup Activity
  7. Additional Resources from presentation
    EPA Resources:
    1. EPA Field Test Inspection Manual
    2. EPA NPDES Compliance Inspection Manual
    3. EPA Protocol for Audits
    4. City of Baltimore Compliance Inspection

    Mapping Resources:
    1. DEPWave
    2. National Hydrography Dataset

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Act 167 Implementation Workshop

April 14, 2016
Sign-In Sheet

  1. HRG Ordinance Enforcement Presentation

 

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MS4 Permit Program Management: A Perspective Based on USEPA Expectations

Why do I have to develop a map of my regulated MS4? Why do I need to keep an inventory of development and redevelopment projects that discharge stormwater to the MS4? Why do I need to distribute educational materials to target audiences? In simplest terms, these activities are designed to help support an effective Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) that has appropriate goals—but more importantly an appropriate purpose based on the facilitation of a program that reduces the discharge of pollutants from an MS4, protects water quality, and is aligned with three primary water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act. The six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) in a SWMP are not the SWMP itself, but elements and vehicles to facilitate a SWMP with established goals and objectives. This workshop provides considerations for effective program management based on USEPA expectations and the intent of the Clean Water Act.

May 18, 2016
Sign-in Sheet

May 19, 2016
Sign-in Sheet

  1. Workshop Flyer
  2. Speaker Information
  3. MS4 Permit Program Management Perspective based on USEPA Expectations PowerPoint Presentation
  4. MCM Summaries
  5. SWMP Guidance Flowchart
  6. Basic Annual Review Document
  7. Additional Resources from presentation
    EPA Resources:
    1. EPA Field Test Inspection Manual
    2. EPA NPDES Compliance Inspection Manual
    3. EPA Protocol for Audits
    4. City of Baltimore Compliance Inspection

    Mapping Resources:
    1. DEPWave
    2. National Hydrography Dataset
 

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