Developing or Enhancing Your IDDE Program
MS4 staff of all levels will be able to utilize information presented in this course. For those just starting their MS4 journey, an overview of the requirements and basic considerations will be presented. Similarly, tools for program evaluation and enhancements will be discussed for those more familiar with this minimum control measure.
Summarize the background, regulations, and requirements of the NPDES MS4 Program.
Examine key MS4 Program Elements.
Discuss efficient, cost-effective means to not only meet basic compliance items but also do what is best for your regulated MS4 entity.
Assess existing programs via self-audit using course material.
Identify considerations for future program enhancement.
Course Level: All
Credit Notice: IECA is an Authorized Provider of IACET CEU credit. This course offers 0.1 IACET CEU Credit. Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.
IECA CEU Online Course
from December 01, 2015
Heather Buck, CPSWQ, CMS4S
As a Resources Planner at Christopher Burke Engineering, Ltd., Ms. Buck is responsible for the development of Watershed Management Plans and Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans as well as providing technical assistance to NPDES Phase II MS4 communities. She has been responsible for conducting water quality assessments for watershed planning, conducting public presentations regarding water quality and resource protection, facilitating meetings, and providing general research and technical support on a variety of projects.
Ms. Buck's previous responsibilities have included conducting education and outreach programs related to watershed planning and natural resource protection; grant writing, implementation and required reporting; facilitation and interpretation of volunteer water quality monitoring efforts; and serving as a liaison between numerous State and local agencies and local stakeholders.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Science degree in Environmental, Safety, and Health Management from the University of Findlay. Heather is an officer of and active in the Indiana Lake Management Society, and is a Certified Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Specialist (CMS4S) as well as an Approved Instructor. She earned the Certified Watershed Manager (CWM) designation after completion of the Ohio Watershed Academy, a professional development course offered by the Ohio State University Extension.
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Lori Gates, CPESC, CPSWQ, CMS4S,
As a Senior Project Manager with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. since 2003, Lori is responsible for environmental assessments, studies, and regulatory compliance for water resources and environmental projects. Her specific duties involve ensuring that all municipal, construction, and industrial storm water quality projects and permits are in compliance with the NPDES Storm Water Permit program, including Section 402 of the Clean Water Act, the Phase I and Phase II MS4 program permitting programs, the Construction Run-off program, and the Industrial Run-off program and project oversight of on-going required permit implementation activities. Previous duties include serving as the State of Indiana’s lead technical expert for the NPDES Storm Water program and interacting frequently with EPA at the Region 5 level, EPA headquarters, as well as, other EPA Regions. Lori also is involved in local Watershed Planning and Regional Watershed Coordination projects. She received the Indiana Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM)’s “Chairman's Award for Outstanding Service in Support of the INAFSM” in 2006 and is a past chair of the state-wide Stormwater Committee. Lori also is a Past Chair of the EnviroCert International Board of Directors and is a Past Chair of the CMS4S, Inc. Council. She was a primary author on the CMS4S Review Course manual and is an Approved Instructor for the CMS4S and CPSWQ certifications.
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