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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 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

What is the Panhandle SEEP?

  • Erosion-sediment control training

  • Optional certification

  • Technical resource


Erosion of soils impacts

Erosion of Soils: Impacts

  • Recreational uses

  • Water supplies

  • Aquatic habitat

  • Algae growth


Erosion of soils impacts1

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

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


The committee

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

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

Purpose

  • Increase skill and knowledge

  • Facilitate communication

  • Change current perception in development practices

  • Protect our resources


Key elements

Key Elements

  • Voluntary

  • Collaborative

  • Idaho Panhandle

  • Local pool of expertise

  • Suitable for–

    contractors, developers,

    design professionals,

    regulatory personnel

  • Demonstration of

    knowledge for certification


Curriculum

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


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Certification requirements

Certification Requirements

  • 12 hours Classroom and Field

  • Examination

  • Code of Conduct

  • Continuing Education

  • Renewal

  • Revocation


Administration and assistance

Administration and Assistance

  • Panhandle Area Council – Economic Development Agency

  • Steering committee - 8 member Board

  • Assistance from local agencies


Participation incentives

Participation Incentives

  • Marketing Tool

  • Stewardship

  • Avoid fines

  • Minimize stop work orders


Panhandle seep

Questions? Visit our website

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


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