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Forensic Wetland Webinar

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Please join us for a lunchtime webinar with Daniel Dejoode, Ph.D. (Senior Scientist, Braun Intertec), titled “Forensic Wetland Delineation and Sediment Characterization Webinar.”

Stormwater management and erosion control are important requirements of the federal Clean Water Act. Section 401 requires compliance with water quality requirements. Section 402 requires that all construction sites on an acre or greater of land, as well as municipal, industrial and commercial point source discharges obtain permission under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Section 404 prohibits dredge and fill discharges without a Corps permit and appropriate compensatory mitigation. If erosion control measures fail and sediment is released into Waters of the US, including wetlands, there may be a violation of all three of these sections of the Clean Water Act as well as comparable state standards. If such a failure occurs, how do you decide if a release of sediment should be remediated? Or would it be better left in place to prevent further damage to sensitive streams and wetlands from clean-up activities? This webinar will present a technique for quantifying and documenting released sediment that is explicit and repeatable. It can be used as a basis for discussion of the severity of the release with regulatory agencies, to plan and prioritize remediation, and to demonstrate remediation success. 

Free for all members and nonmembers!

Email minnesotaaep@gmail.com to RSVP.

Details

Date:
March 17
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
WebEx