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2016 Sediment & Erosion Control Workshop
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The course will focus on the methodology for developing the appropriate approach to Environmental Site Design using the MDE methodology specified under the Concept SWM Plan, the Site SWM Plan, and the Final SWM Plan.

When: Sat., Jan. 16, Sat., Jan. 30, Sat., Feb. 20, Sat., Feb. 27, Sat., March 12, Sat., March 26
From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Anne Arundel Community College Arnold Campus, Annex A, Rm 110
101 College Parkway
Arnold, Maryland  21012
United States
Contact: Sally Palatiello

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2016 Sediment & Erosion Control Workshop 

Starting January 16, 2016


Sat., Jan. 16, Sat., Jan. 30, Sat., Feb. 20, Sat., Feb. 27, Sat., March 12, Sat., March 26
From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM (Six-Session Series)


Anne Arundel Community College Arnold Campus, Annex A, Rm 110
101 College Parkway
United States


James W. Whitehead



45 "A” Level CPC’s for MD Surveyors

45 "A” Level PDH’s for MD Engineers


Sally Palatiello
Phone: 800-303-6770


Workshop Details
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The Maryland Society of Surveyors is pleased to present

Sediment & Erosion Control Workshop

This course will be conducted on six (6) Saturdays, beginning Saturday, January 16, Saturday, January 30, Saturday, February 20, Saturday, February 27, Saturday, March 12, Saturday, March 26. Attendance of at least 5 (five) of the six (6) sessions is required for successful completion of the course. In the event of a weather cancellation the make-up date will be Saturday, April 9.

This course is designed to meet the educational requirements of the Maryland State Board for "Sediment & Erosion Control" a specified by the Board. It is the equivalent of a three-credit college course. The course is designed for the practicing intern/technician seeking registration as a Professional Land Surveyor or Landscape Architect. It would also be of benefit as a refresher course for licensed Professional land Surveyors, Professional Engineers or Landscape Architects.


Each student will need the following for this course:
Maryland Sediment Control Manual -
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TR-55 -
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Triangles, drafting pencils, computation paper, and a calculator

Course Outline

1. Formulation of the SCS Soil Survey Manual and How to Use the Survey


2. Overview of Sediment and Erosion Control Practices and Procedures

a. The Erosion Process

b. Factors Influencing Erosion

c. Sedimentation and Erosion and Sediment Hazards

d. Liability and Public Safety

3. Basic Principles of Design and Control


4. Overview of Practices

a. Structural Practices

b. Vegetative Practices

c. Maintenance and Cost


5. Preparing an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan

a. General Guidelines

b. Step-by-Step Procedures

c. Sample Design in Class and with assigned homework

d. Soils Information

e. Soils Survey Information and Soil Types/Geology


6. Engineering Calculations

a. Selecting the Calculation Method/Estimating Runoff/Detention/Flow

b.Overview of the Rational Method...When Is It Appropriate?

c. Overview of TR-55 Method

d. Overview of TR-20 Method

e. Maryland Pond Design Manual Method

f. Flow Routing for Stormwater Detention

g. Stormwater Conveyance Channels


7. Administrative Procedures and Guidelines

a. Plan, Review and Submission Procedures

b. SCS/MDE Jurisdiction

c. The Green Card and You

d. Permits

e. Violations and Enforcement

f. Laws and Regulations/Penalties, Injunctions and Other Legal Actions


8. Final Exam (Pass/Fail)

Students may miss only one equivalent 8-hour session. All assignments must be completed. A passing grade of 70 is required.


 The course will be presented by James W. Whitehead, LS. Mr. Whitehead is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering; his area of focus has been Land Development Engineering. Jim has just completed 20 years with ATCS as a Vice President in the Waldorf Office. Jim is licensed in Maryland, Va., N.C., W. Va., and DC. Jim has taught the 4 required primary educational courses for MSS related to qualification for engineering experience for the past 15 years and has over 600 hours of teaching experience with storm drain, SWM and sediment control design alone.

For specific questions about the content of the course or the required course materials, please contact Jim Whitehead:

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