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A. Approved Instructor; Fee: For a training program to be approved, it must be taught by an approved instructor certified by the City. A person may apply for certification by submitting a letter of application, a fifty dollar ($50.00) application fee, and a resume detailing educational history and experience in the area of erosion control. They must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of: (Ord. 48-14, 12-16-2014, eff. 1-1-2015; amd. 2019 Code)
2. Sediment transport and deposition;
3. Erosion and sediment control technology, implementation and maintenance;
4. Local ordinances regulating erosion and sediment control, including this chapter;
5. Federal NPDES regulations.
B. Determination By Director: The Director shall determine approval of a request for instructor certification by an analysis of the person's demonstrated competence, experience, education, training and understanding of the applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
C. Validity Of Instructor Certification: An instructor's certification shall be valid for three (3) years from the date of issuance.
D. Class Completion Notification: After each class held by a certified training instructor, the instructor shall notify the Director of all persons who have successfully completed the program, including their names, addresses, telephone numbers and employers. Certification will be sent by the Director to applicants who have successfully completed the program.
E. Program Preapproval: A training program must be preapproved by the Director and must include educational materials on the following subjects:
1. Ecological and resource value of the waters of the State and the U.S.;
2. The proper and effective methods of erosion and sediment control implementation and maintenance, and the benefits of such;
3. Recognition of improperly implemented erosion and sediment control BMPs and the methods of correction;
4. The purpose and provisions of any laws, regulations and ordinances on erosion and sediment control, including this chapter;
5. A description of sediment as a pollutant;
6. The processes of erosion, sediment transport and sediment deposition;
7. The required responsibilities of supervisory and enforcement personnel pursuant to this chapter;
8. The effect of storms on erosion control measures;
9. Emergency remedial action;
10. Dewatering practices;
11. Management of hillsides;
12. Proper measures for areas subject to flooding, including those outside the floodplain; and
13. The difference between erosion control and sediment control.
F. Certificate Validity: A City Certificate of Training shall be valid for three (3) years from the date of issuance. A change of employment has no effect on the validity of the certificate. A certificate holder must attend the next available training program after three (3) years has elapsed. If the certificate holder does not attend a training program as directed, the certificate shall expire the day following the designated program.
G. Other Certifications: Certifications from other cities, states or associations may be accepted upon approval of the Director, when the applicant can demonstrate the prior certification was based on standards similar to those found in this chapter. (Ord. 48-14, 12-16-2014, eff. 1-1-2015)
H. Lost Certificate Replaced; Fee: Lost certificate of trainings will be replaced by the City for a fee in such amount as established by the City Council. (Ord. 48-14, 12-16-2014, eff. 1-1-2015; amd. 2019 Code)