Sediment Basins & Surface Skimmers - How They "Should" Work. For Re-Certification of your Level 1A, 1B and II 2.13.18 Marietta

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If you need some clarity when it comes to sediment basin design, installation and maintenance of surface skimmers and baffles, this class will cover everything you need to know!

BONUS: A certificate of completion will be provided for each attendee that can be used to fulfill your GSWCC re-certification as well!
Answers to questions covered in the class will include:
1) What types of Surface skimming (Sk) devices can I legally install?
2) How do I connect the skimmer to the outlet of a temporary basin?
3) What kind of baffle designs will work best in various situations?
4) Are there resources available to design and construct one myself so I can save money?
5) Can I use the 5th Edition Greenbook instead of the 6th Edition and not worry about installing a surface skimmer device?

Jim Spotts PhD and CPESC, is recognized nationally as an expert on sediment basin design and performance. In this 4-hour recertification course (worth 4 PDHs), Jim will present relevant research and practical methods used to design sediment basins, including the installation and maintenance of surface skimmers and baffles.

Course Objectives:


To learn the sediment basin design, installation and maintenance of surface skimmers and baffles and the dramatic effect these devices have on water quality. Participants will also learn the resources and tools available for NPDES permit compliance 


Who Should Attend:

Contractors, Design Professionals, Engineers, Consultants, E&S Installation & Maintenance personnel, Landscape Architects, Equipment operators, etc.

Participants will learn:


· Sediment basins and the control devices (skimmers and baffles) installed for water quality.

· Regulatory changes in sediment basin design and installation

· New required components of sediment basins, including best practices for design, installation and maintenance.

· Criteria to inspect and maintain sediment basin BMPs and components for compliance with project permits.



  • When

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Associated General Contractors
    1940 The Exchange SE
    Atlanta, Georgia 30339

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