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Getting in Step with Phase II: A Workshop for Stormwater Program Managers and Regulators


Based on the highly popular Getting in Step outreach workshop series, this workshop will not disappoint you. The objective of the workshop is to provide state and local stormwater program managers with innovative tools and real-world examples that can be used to address the six minimum control measures called for by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program Phase II requirements. The workshop includes lively group exercises and many opportunities for discussion.

Four workshops are currently scheduled. Each workshop will highlight the particular stormwater issues faced by states in that area. You are welcome to attend any workshop.

Intended Audience: The workshop is open to state, regional, and local officials and program managers responsible for developing Stormwater Phase II Programs.

Dates and Locations - Provides a listing of scheduled dates for this training course.

Number of Participants (Course Size): Approx. 50-100

Cost: Free. However, please check the individual workshop descriptions for any additional fees.

Time: 2 days

Course Sponsors:

EPA's Water Permits Division
EPA's Office of Wastewater Management, EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, with assistance from many of the states in each region.
EPA Region 6

Sample Agenda:
The course agenda may include the following topics:

  • Public Outreach and Involvement
    • Six basic outreach steps
    • Working with the media
    • Developing effective materials
    • Promoting behavior change in your community
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)
    • Program requirements
    • Survey of Phase I programs
    • What it takes to develop an IDDE program
    • Field and lab assessment networks
  • Construction Site Runoff Control
    • Program requirements
    • Stormwater pollution prevention plans
    • BMPs for controlling construction site runoff
    • Program start-up
    • Training inspectors
  • Post Construction Runoff Control
    • Program requirements
    • Sample new development requirements
    • BMP maintenance and inspection
    • Success stories
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping
    • Program requirements
    • Urban infrastructure
    • Housekeeping practices
    • Training and educating municipal staff

Course Content: Select a specific course location for detailed course content information.

Course Contact:
Liz Hiett (
(703) 385-6000 x360

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