The 2021 Erosion Control Workshop, presented by Allegheny, Butler and Washington County Conservation Districts, includes eight webinars with one held every Tuesday and Thursday in February at 1 p.m. The Erosion Control Workshop is an annual event for municipalities, contractors, consultants, developers, engineers and other land development professionals.



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Professional Development Hours | PDH certificates will be emailed to participants who both register for and attend sessions. Each session is
worth one credit hour.
Tuesday, February 2 at 1 p.m.

With the wealth of coal throughout the Appalachian region, encountering coal seams or mining for proposed non-mining projects can result in safety hazards or the potential to cause pollution. This presentation will cover due diligence desktop reviews to identify naturally occurring acid-forming materials or mining hazards; give a brief explanation of mining methods and abandoned mine lands; and describe BMPs to mitigate hazards.

Speaker: Heather Trexler, PG, Tetra Tech
Thursday, February 4 at 1 p.m.

This presentation will focus on recent and upcoming updates related to Chapters 102 and 105 including permits, guidance documents, regulations, and epermitting.

Speaker: Dana Drake, P.E., Waterways and Wetlands Environmental Program Manager PA DEP





Tuesday, February 9 at 1 p.m.

This presentation provides information on design requirements of the Managed Release Concept BMP, as well as a case study with an MRC BMP proposed in a residential land development. An overview of land development challenges along with the hydrologic and hydraulic calculations completed to meet the required design parameters will be presented.

Speakers: Brian Metzler, P.E., Principal and Bob Melnek, P.E., Senior Engineer - T3 Global Strategies, Inc.
Thursday, February 11 at 1 p.m.


An overview of permitting, construction, inspection and compliance of Horizontal Directional Drilling operations.

Speaker: Jeremiah Walker, CPESC, CESSWI – CEO Boden Consulting Services





Tuesday, February 16 at 1 p.m.


A presentation on common completeness and technical deficiency comments made during review of NPDES Construction Stormwater Permits.

Speakers: Michele Meanor, ACCD, and Ian Harrell, BCCD



Thursday, February 18 at 1 p.m.

As many municipalities are required to design and construct Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) projects, it’s important to remember many of these projects involve permits. This presentation will discuss the Chapter 102 and 105 permits that may be required for PRP projects, such as stream restoration and existing pond retrofits.

Speakers: Ashley Neptune, P.E., The Gateway Engineers, and Matt Gordon, ACCD Regulatory Director
Tuesday, February 23 at 1 p.m.

This session will examine the geotechnical, soil, and geologic conditions that seem to impact developments and earthmoving activities. Preliminary evaluation and assessment techniques used to predict potential issues will also be highlighted.

Speaker: Harold (Bud) McCutcheon, P.E. – KU Resources

Thursday, February 25 at 1 p.m.

Learn about issues encountered during construction and post construction and lessons learned to help improve performance of future projects.

Speakers: Ana Flores, EIT, and Ryan Quinn, P.E. – Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority




Starting Tuesday, February 2 at 1 p.m.

Purchase a one-time ticket to attend all eight workshop sessions. Webinars take place every Tuesday and Thursday from February 2nd to the 25th.