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Wed: 9:00am - 2:30pm

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Rockport, ME 04856


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    Contractor Training:

    Basic Erosion and Sediment Control Practices


    Wednesday, October 30 from 8:00am - 4:00pm

       Union Town Office, 567 Common Rd, Union

       Cost: $70, ncludes am/pm snack, lunch and training materials

    Please Register by Friday October 25 (No refunds!)

    ---Download Registration Form (send with check)

    ---Complete form below and pay with credit card (processing fees apply)

    FMI: julie@knox-lincoln.org or 596-2040

    Why a course in erosion control practices?

    Due to the high rate of soil erosion that occurs on areas disturbed by construction, the use of effective erosion control practices is critical to protecting the quality of Maine waters.To help contractors and those involved with shoreland zoning comply with the Maine Erosion Control Law, Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed this training program - and a manual - on effective erosion control techniques.


    7:30am     Registration
    8:00am     Introduction to Certification Program/Why is Erosion Control Needed?
    9:00am     What is Erosion & Sedimentation
    10:00am   BREAK
    10:15am   Erosion Control Best Management Practices
    Noon         LUNCH
    12:45pm   Laws and Reulations Requiring Erosion Control
    1:30pm     Six Elements of Erosion Control Planning
    2:15pm     BREAK
    2:30pm     Performing In-Water Work
    3:00pm     Erosion Control Planning Design Exercise
    3:40pm     Next Steps in Becoming Certified/Course Survey
    4:00pm     Adjourn

    Completion of this training, followed by a site evaluation, qualifies a contractor to become Maine DEP certified in erosion and sediment control practices.

    For the complete Non-Point Source Training Schedule, including recertification trainings, across the state, click HERE.

    For more information about the benefits of contractor certification, visit Contractor Certification

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