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Storm-water Management Workshops for Construction Industry

Release Date: 4/18/2003
Contact Information: Avery Jenckes Alaska General Contractors Association
(907) 561-5354

April 18, 2003

To help members of Alaska’s development and construction industry better understand the requirements of federal storm water regulations, the Alaska Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a series of informational workshops in Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks.

Workshops are scheduled for Centennial Hall in Juneau (April 24), the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel (April 28), and the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel(April 30).

The purpose of the federal storm water runoff regulations for developers and construction firms is to ensure that soil from construction sites does not end up polluting Alaska’s streams, rivers, and lakes. The 1992 federal requirements for storm-water management have recently been expanded and now require smaller construction sites to manage storm-water run-off. The EPA plans to conduct inspections of Alaska construction sites to determine whether contractors are following the regulations.

Tailored specifically for the construction trade, each workshop will feature presentations by erosion control experts and EPA officials who will offer the latest in storm-water pollution control techniques and permit requirements. The experts will also be available to answer questions and will direct attendees to additional information resources.
    Topics covered in the workshops will include :
    • Which construction activities require a storm water permit;
    • How to apply for permit coverage for your site;
    • New EPA requirements for construction sites that took effect last month;
    • What you should expect during a site inspection; and
    • Workable erosion and sediment controls for Alaska construction sites.
Juneau Workshop
Thursday, April 24, 2003
Centennial Hall
101 Egan Drive
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Anchorage Workshop
Monday, April 28, 2003
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel
401 E. 6th St.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fairbanks Workshop
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel
813 Noble St.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you would like to attend one of the workshops, please contact Avery Jenckes, Alaska AGC, at 907/561-5354, or visit their website: for a copy of the registration form. Space is limited, so register early. The AGC’s registration fee is $150.

The EPA Region 10 office is located in Seattle, Washington. The EPA is responsible for education and enforcement of federal storm water and erosion control regulations under the Clean Water Act. The Region consists of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington.