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Training Sessions on 2013 Stormwater Management Rule and Guidebook

Below is a schedule for public training sessions related to the recently finalized 2013 Rule on Stormwater Management and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (2013 SW Rule) and the 2013 Stormwater Management Guidebook (2013 SWMG), which provides technical guidance on how to comply with the rule.  DDOE is committed to ensuring that interested stakeholders have the opportunity to participate in training sessions and will continue to add to this initial schedule based on stakeholder and public interest in additional trainings.

- View documents from training sessions.

Please RSVP by registering online or by contacting Matthew Espie at or 202-715-7644 to confirm that space is available in the session you would like to attend.

Training: General Compliance
Includes site and BMP design, use of off-site retention, and MEP process for PROW associated with parcel-based projects.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
9 am- 4pm - DOEE Room 509

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
9 am- 4pm - DOEE Room 509

Training: Constraints, Design Details, and Large Storms
This training focuses on the details of design, including site constraints and individual BMPs. It also address conveyance, overflow, and detention. DDOE requires that participants have already completed DDOE’s “General Compliance” training.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
9 am- 4pm - DDOE Room 509

Training: Using the Stormwater Database
This training focuses on using the Stormwater Database in the submission process for DDOE review of Stormwater Management Plans (SWMPs), Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Plans, and Green Area Ratio (GAR) Plans, and for participation in the SRC and RiverSmart Rewards programs. The training includes an overview of database functions and exercises to enter mock plans and applications.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
9 am – 12 pm  - DOEE Room 509

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
1 pm – 4 pm  - DOEE Room 509

Monday, March 21, 2016
1 pm – 4 pm  - DOEE Room 509

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
9 am – 12 pm  - DOEE Room 509

Generation and Certification of Stormwater Retention Credits (SRCs) and Discounts on Stormwater Impervious Fees
This training focuses on the Stormwater Retention Credit trading program, RiverSmart Rewards stormwater fee discount program, and submitting online applications.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

1 pm – 5 pm - DDOE Room 509

Training: Specialized BMP Design
Hear from a panel of experts about the design of specific BMP types. The panel’s expertise will span fields outside traditional civil site work, including geotechnical, architectural, and mechanical electrical plumbing engineering.

Green Roofs
Thursday, February 18, 2016

1 pm – 3:30pm  - DOEE Room 509

Rainwater Harvesting
Thursday, March 24, 2016

9:30 pm – 12 pm  - DOEE Room 509

Training Locations:

Unless otherwise noted, all training sessions listed above will be held at the:

District Department of the Environment (DDOE)
1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC  20002

Located two blocks from the NoMa Metro station (red line); take M Street exit.

Please check in with the receptionist on 5th floor to be escorted to the training room.