CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training 2-Day in Oregon

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Course Title: CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training 2-Day in Oregon
Course ID: CESCLOR-101
Status: CLOSED
Date(s): June 1, 2017: 8:00am - 5:00pm
June 2, 2017: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Marion County Public Works**CLASS IS FULL**
5155 Silverton Rd. NE
Salem, OR
Instructor: Nathan Hardebeck
Tuition: $400
$375 / $375* (Before May 13, 2017)
Class is Closed




Upon completion of the training, attendees will have a firm understanding of how to simply and confidently comply with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements for stormwater management on construction sites. NWETC’s 2-day CESCL course is a dynamic interaction between traditional classroom style and hands-on exercises.

Day 1 is spent in the classroom discussing impacts of erosion and sedimentation, regulations, CESCL responsibilities and examining the most up-to-date techniques in the management of sediment and construction sites through BMP descriptions and case studies. In this Oregon course, we will examine BMPs and regulations specific to managing stormwater in Oregon, while also completing the necessary information for WA CESCL certification. We will also discuss details of the Oregon 1200C and 1200CN permits, and how they relate to the CESCL activities on construction sites.

Day 2 starts in the classroom with a review of a variety of case studies. Next, attendees will take the certification exam. On the afternoon of day 2, the class will visit field sites and practice inspections and best management practices of choosing mats, blankets, check dams, bonded fiber matrix, straw, and other erosion control techniques for various site locations.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.

“Great content.  Lots of real life situations discussed.  The focus on Oregon regulations, as wells as how things are done in WA, ID, & MT also helps gain perspective.” D. O’Brien, June 2013


Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) certification is required in the state of Washington and Oregon by the Washington State Department of Ecology and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for personnel responsible for construction stormwater inspections and sampling at construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a WA CESCL card, good for three years.

NOTE: The Construction Stormwater General Permit requires that site inspections be conducted by personnel certified in CESCL. This  CESCL certification course is recognized as meeting the training and certification requirements of the General Permit, and BMP C160 Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) in Ecology’s stormwater management manuals.

Intended Audience:

The intended audience is field personnel, managers from businesses and municipalities who implement and oversee the Oregon 1200C permit in addition to conractors, agencies, engineers, and consultants. Those attending will also receive a CESCL certification with the Washington State Department of Ecology. 

Continuing Education Units: 1.60 CEUs

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Course Topics


1.     Erosion and Sedimentation Impacts

·       Examples and Case Studies

2.     Erosion and Sedimentation Processes

·       Definitions

·       Types of Erosion

·       Sedimentation

3.     Factors Influencing Erosion Potential

·       Soil

·       Vegetation

·       Topography

·       Climate

4.     Regulatory Requirements

·       NPDES - Construction Stormwater General Permit

·       Local requirements and permits

·       Other regulatory requirements

5.     Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

·       13 Elements of a SWPPP; discuss suggested BMPs (with examples)

6.     Monitoring/Reporting/Record keeping

·       Site inspections/visual monitoring

·       Water quality sampling/analysis

·       Monitoring frequency

·       Adaptive management

·       Reporting

7.     Monitoring/Reporting/Record keeping

·       Site inspections/visual monitoring

·       Water quality sampling/analysis

·       Monitoring frequency

·       Adaptive management

·       Reporting

About the Instructor

Nathan Hardebeck

Nathan Hardebeck

Nathan Hardebeck, owner of CWT, LLC., has over 15 years of experience in business development in the environmental consulting field with an emphasis on best management practices (BMPs) and program management related to stormwater services. His professional experience and responsibilities include providing technical expertise, implementation of BMP programs, treatment technologies and providing stormwater and environmental training for both public agencies and private businesses.  

A gifted educator, Nathan is in demand as a presenter at conferences, seminars, and symposiums. He has the ability to communicate complex information using real-life examples that hold the audiences’ attention while they learn the intricacies of topics, including stormwater management, BMPs, and erosion control.  He has been asked to participate on many policy development committees and is active in many of the educational conferences as part of the development committee. He has authored many articles on a variety of stormwater topics in both local and national publications.


What to Bring

Pen or pencil to take notes. Drinks and snacks will be provided each day. Lunch will be on your own.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations:

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.


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*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members.

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