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Storm Water Management Workshops Offered for Idaho Construction Industry

Release Date: 7/30/2002
Contact Information: Mark MacIntyre
(206) 553-7302

July 30, 2002

Workshops to be sponsored by Idaho Associated General Contractors and U.S. EPA
To help members of Idaho’s development and construction industry better understand the requirements of federal storm water regulations, the Idaho Associated General Contractors (Idaho AGC) and The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have joined forces to hold a series of informational workshops across the state. Workshops are scheduled for Idaho Falls(Aug. 20), Boise (Aug. 22), and Coeur d’Alene (Aug. 28). Registration cost is $60 per person, which includes all course materials, refreshments and lunch.
Tailored specifically for the construction trade, each workshop will feature both Idaho erosion control experts and EPA officials, who will present the latest in storm water pollution control techniques and regulation details. They will also be available to answer questions and will offer attendees additional information resources. The workshops are being conducted in advance of EPA construction site inspections in Idaho, which are slated for the Fall of 2002. 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 Idaho’s streams, rivers and lakes.

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 in March 2003, as well as additional Idaho cities that will be subject to the requirements in March 2003
  • What you should expect during a site inspection
  • Workable erosion and sediment controls for Idaho construction sites.

Idaho Falls Workshop
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Eastern Idaho Technical College
1600 South 25th East (Hitt Road)
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Boise Workshop
Thursday, August 22, 2002
Idaho AGC Office
110 N. 27th
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Workshop
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Kootenai County Planning Department
651 Government Way
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

According to Idaho AGC, the workshop partnership is an example of the industry’s continuing commitment to the community.

"Idaho contractors want to do their part to make sure we have clean water in Idaho streams and lakes" stated Michael Gifford, Idaho AGC Executive Vice President. "These workshops will give Idaho's contractors the information and the tools they need" he added.

To attend one of the workshops, please contact Lisa Losness, Idaho AGC, at 208-344-2531, or visit their website at for a copy of the registration form. Space is limited, so register early.

The Idaho AGC is the state’s largest and oldest commercial construction association. The AGC has 800 member firms involved in commercial building and highway construction. The association was formed in 1934 and currently maintains offices in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls.

The EPA Region 10 office is located in Seattle, Washington. EPA is responsible for education and enforcement of federal storm water and erosion control regulations in Idaho.
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