NMED Construction Stormwater Training

NMED will be providing training on the EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction General Permit (CGP) requirements to provide a refresher to the construction community. The target audience for these presentations will be the owners and/or operators responsible for obtaining permit coverage, so likely attendees would be the signatory authorities and environmental staff for companies covered under the CGP.

Material presented will focus on the eligibility requirements for permit coverage (including Endangered Species Act and National Historic Preservation Act requirements) and a high level overview of the permit and its requirements, including information on SWPPPs (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans), water quality information, inspection requirements, corrective action requirements, stabilization measures, and an overview of what NMED and EPA look for during compliance evaluation inspections.

Training will be offered on the following dates, times and locations:
  • March 14, Harold Runnels building auditorium (1190 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe), 9am to 4pm with a lunch break – 180 spots available
  • March 19, NMDOT District 3 Meeting Room (7500 Pan American Blvd., Albuquerque), 9am to 4pm with a lunch break – 80 spots available
  • March 21, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Roadrunner Room (200 Picacho Blvd., Las Cruces), 9am to 4pm with a lunch break – 100 spots available

The training will include an interactive session in order to get hands-on with implementation of permit requirements, as well as time for questions and answers. The agenda is below:
  • 9am:          Introductions and water quality overview
  • 9:30am:     Permit Eligibility: Owner/Operator Definition and other general eligibility
  • 9:45am:     Permit Eligibility: ESA and NHPA processes to determine eligibility
  • 10:45am:   Break
  • 11am:        Permit overview & What NMED and EPA are looking for during a compliance inspection
  • Noon-1:15pm:  Lunch
  • 1:15pm:    BMP implementation and maintenance - guest speaker
  • 2pm:         Interactive CGP Exercise
  • 4pm:         Adjourn
If interested, please register below. As we have limited space and potentially large interest, please only register one or two representatives from your company so that we can reach as many interested parties as possible. No food or drink (other than water) is allowed in the meeting spaces, but please bring materials to take notes!  

Surface Water Quality Bureau, New Mexico Environment Department
Sarah Holcomb / Program Manager, Point Source Regulation Section
Surface Water Quality Bureau, New Mexico Environment Department
Office: 505-827-2798 / Fax: 505-827-0160
1190 S. Saint Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505
PO Box 5469, Santa Fe, NM 87502