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Panhandle SEEP. Panhandle Stormwater and Erosion Education Program Jamie Davis, Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative March 17, 2008. What is the Panhandle SEEP?. Erosion-sediment control training Optional certification Technical resource .

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Panhandle SEEP

Panhandle Stormwater and Erosion Education Program

Jamie Davis, Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts

Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative

March 17, 2008


What is the Panhandle SEEP?

  • Erosion-sediment control training

  • Optional certification

  • Technical resource


Erosion of Soils: Impacts

  • Recreational uses

  • Water supplies

  • Aquatic habitat

  • Algae growth


Erosion of Soils: Impacts

  • Economic

    • EPA fines ($ 11,000 / Violation)*

    • Stop work orders

    • Erosion-related pollutants cost the U.S. on average $8 billion/yr

    • Agencies expend resources on enforcement and clean up ($500 million / year)*

      *Fifield, Jerald, “Designing for Effective Sediment and Erosion Control on Construction Sites,” 2004.


Origin of the Concept

  • Contractors and Design Professionals

    Their Concerns:

  • Regulatory confusion

  • Lack of technical

    knowledge and skill

  • Impacts to resources

    during the fast-paced

    growth


Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality

CDF Landscape

Lakes Construction

Image Homes, NIBCA

Grossglauser Construction, NIBCA

Landmark Landscape Architects

University of Idaho Extension

Benewah, Kootenai, Shoshone, Bonner, & Boundary Counties

Coeur d’Alene Tribe

Hayden Lake Stormwater

Manager

Panhandle Lakes RC&D

Panhandle Area Council

Panhandle Health District

Kootenai Soil/Water CD

Forest Ventures

Limandri Excavating

Solid Rock Excavating

Contractors Northwest, Inc.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Advanced Engineering

Idaho Dept. of Lands

Lake*A*Syst

Tri-State Water Council

The Committee


Contributors

  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

  • Idaho Soil Conservation Commission

  • Lakes Highway District

  • Post Falls Highway District

  • Post Falls Public Works

  • Shoshone County

  • City of Coeur d’Alene

  • City of Sandpoint

  • Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association

  • Private Citizen

  • Tri-State Water Quality Council

  • Walmart


Purpose

  • Increase skill and knowledge

  • Facilitate communication

  • Change current perception in development practices

  • Protect our resources


Key Elements

  • Voluntary

  • Collaborative

  • Idaho Panhandle

  • Local pool of expertise

  • Suitable for–

    contractors, developers,

    design professionals,

    regulatory personnel

  • Demonstration of

    knowledge for certification


Curriculum

  • Ecology – soil, plants, aquatic

  • Principles of Erosion-Sediment Control

  • BMPs – Best Management Practices

  • Planning and Design

  • Regulatory Requirements

  • Innovative Concepts and Technologies

  • Field Practicum


Erosion control blanketGood Needs help…


Certification Requirements

  • 12 hours Classroom and Field

  • Examination

  • Code of Conduct

  • Continuing Education

  • Renewal

  • Revocation


Administration and Assistance

  • Panhandle Area Council – Economic Development Agency

  • Steering committee - 8 member Board

  • Assistance from local agencies


Participation Incentives

  • Marketing Tool

  • Stewardship

  • Avoid fines

  • Minimize stop work orders


Questions? Visit our website

http://www.plrcd.org/SEEP/


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