Tennessee Stormwater Management

Tennessee Stormwater Management

Tennessee Stormwater Training

Over the past 30 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) have realized the great impact stormwater runoff can have on our streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands. Stormwater discharges from construction activities and developed areas can carry numerous pollutants, such as sediment, nutrients, bacteria, oil and grease, trash, pesticides and metals. Unlike sanitary and industrial wastewater, stormwater is not treated prior to entering receiving waters.

Federal, state and local governments have passed regulations to address stormwater runoff pollution. The primary methods to manage stormwater runoff are with the use of Erosion Prevention and Sediment Controls (EPSCs) for construction activities, and permanent Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs) for developed areas. The proper design, construction, inspection and maintenance of these EPSCs and SCMs are critical steps towards improving and protecting water quality. Stormwater management educational resources and training for design professionals, contractors, and state and local officials are equally necessary.

In an effort to meet this need, TDEC has partnered with The University of Tennessee to establish the Tennessee Stormwater Management Training program. The program offers multiple educational resources and training opportunities, including the preparation and implementation of stormwater pollution prevention plans for construction activities (TNEPSC Level 1 & Level 2), and the design and management of stormwater runoff from developed areas (SCM Design & Inspection and Maintenance).

 To learn more about the Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (TNEPSC) Training Program for Construction Activities visit tnepsc.org.

• To learn more about the NEW Permanent Stormwater Management Training Program please visit tnpermanentstormwater.org.

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City of Chattanooga Stormwater Regulations Seminar
The Chattanooga Branch of ASCE-TN Chapter of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute is sponsoring a free one-day seminar on the City of Chattanooga Stormwater Regulations.

TNSA Annual Conference - Call for Presentations
Join us at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, Tennessee, as we explore challenges and discover solutions to the ever-changing world of stormwater management in Tennessee. This year’s theme is Fall into Green”. We are looking for presentations that inspire and educate, that provide realistic and cost-effective solutions to managing stormwater runoff, and innovative approaches to meeting MS4 permit requirements. Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2015, to be considered. For additional information or if you have questions please contact Jennifer Watson at admin@tnstormwater.org or Crystal Piper at cpiper@hamiltontn.gov.

Read the March 2015 issue of the Tennessee Stormwater Association’s TNSA Times – a monthly newsletter containing relevant and timely stormwater information and resources, including local success stories.

The EPA Region 4 and the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) are hosting the second annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference. Presentations will inform and educate MS4 operators, consultants, contractors and others practicing in the discipline of stormwater management, stormwater quality and erosion and sediment control. The conference will be held June 15-16, 2015 at the Holiday Inn-Atlanta Perimeter. View more details about the event or download a flyer.  

Tennessee Erosion Prevention

Tennessee Erosion Prevention