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Make Brine Work for You: Brine Making Workshop

Learn about using brine as a tool in your winter maintenance program to increase your level of service while saving money. Topics covered will include: Benefits of using brine, types of winter maintenance practices that incorporate brine, how to make brine and types of equipment needed depending on your needs, how to retrofit trucks and calibrate your equipment, and how the MS4 program affects your winter maintenance practices.

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MS4 Series: Stormwater BMP/Facility Inspection

This workshop will highlight appropriate procedures and considerations for facility/BMP inspections, appropriate documentation, and supporting processes with physical examples (such as inspection checklists).

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Administering the National Flood Insurance Program

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MS4 Series: Screening/Monitoring - Wet Weather Sampling vs. Dry Weather

Wet weather outfall monitoring and sampling provides one of the most powerful sets of information to support and measure program effectiveness as required by regulations. This workshop will highlight benefits and considerations of both wet weather outfall monitoring and appropriate dry weather monitoring used for illicit discharge detection processes and how the two types sampling approaches support each other. You will gain an understanding of how sampling approaches encompass “prior to system entry”, “in the system”, and “system discharge” concerns.

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MS4 Series: A Local Perspective on Addressing MS4 Requirements

Ever wonder how other local governments in Western Pennsylvania are managing their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program? Tim Schutzman, Waterworks Coordinator, highlights what Cranberry Township, Butler County, is doing to meet their MS4 permit requirements.

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MS4 Series: 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.

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Act 167 Implementation Workshop

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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.

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

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