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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 to Matthew Espie at Matthew.Espie@dc.gov or 202-715-7644 to confirm that space is available in the session you would like to attend. 

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

  • Thursday, November 6, 2014
    9 am–4 pm
    DDOE Room 509
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    9 am–4 pm
    DDOE Room 509

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

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    9 am–4 pm
    DDOE Room 509
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    9 am–4 pm
    DDOE Room 509

Office Hours

Compliance with the District’s 2013 stormwater regulations involves steps and considerations that may be unfamiliar for design engineers accustomed to the District’s old regulations.  If you are struggling with the design of a stormwater management plan, sign up for a free, half hour, one-on-one opportunity to discuss specific site design compliance questions, including the components of a site plan; how to use and interpret the compliance calculator tools; full consideration of standards and specifications; and maintenance responsibilities.  Participants must have completed the General Compliance training. These tutor sessions will not provide determinations, or approvals of products or site designs.


  • Friday, November 14, 2014
    9 am–4 pm
    Sign up for a free half hour time slot

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.

  • Rainwater Harvesting
    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    1 pm-3 pm
    DDOE Room 718
  • Permeable Pavement
    Monday, December 15, 2014

    1 pm-3 pm
    DDOE Room 718

Generation and Certification of Stormwater Retention Credits (SRCs), Discount on Stormwater Impervious Fees, and Use of the Online Application Portal

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    9 am–3 pm
    DDOE Room 509

Training Locations:

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.