CPESC – Erosion and Sediment Control Exam Review Course & Exam

cpesc test CPESC   Erosion and Sediment Control Exam Review Course & ExamThe Insight team has routine training opportunities and is working diligently to keep our staff compliant with the 2009-0009-DWQ, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for developing and implementing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP).  In keeping with these efforts, Insight is hosting a review course and exam for eligible candidates interested in certification as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).

The CPESC Exam review is an intensive one-day (8 hour) course designed for consulting engineers, land and water resource specialists, landscape architects, environmental agency managers, code enforcement officers, and others who have an active interest in erosion control, will provide an overview of the CPESC examination topics, including federal and state rules and regulations, site planning and management, soil loss prediction, runoff control, soil stabilization, and sediment control.

Certification as a CPESC is based upon scholarly preparation, knowledge, and experience. Professionals listed on the registry will:

     (a) Meet the educational and practical experience standards
     (b) Subscribe to the code of ethics
     (c) Qualify for particular identification of special abilities, and
     (d) Pass a qualifying examination.

This course will be administered through JCG Environmental Consulting, Inc., a CPESC certified instructor, and will aid candidates in preparing for the exam.  To register for this class please visit the JCG Consulting website or contact by email.

Course and Exam Specifics

CPESC Exam Review Course:

     8:00 am to 5:00 pm
     Thursday, July 21, 2011
     Registration Fee: $200.00 for review course.

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CPESC Exam:

     8:00 am to 1:00 pm
     Tuesday, July 26, 2011
     Registration Fee: $75.00 for exam.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) – Insight’s Team is ready for the New QSD/QSP requirements. Are you?

stormwater blog Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) – Insight’s Team is ready for the New QSD/QSP requirements.  Are you?July 1, 2011 is fast approaching and with each passing day the time to meet the training and certification requirements for the 2009-0009-DWQ, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit slips away. The General Permit requires Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Developers (QSD) and practitioners (QSP) to obtain appropriate training or certifications, two years after adoption to ensure their level of knowledge and skills are adequate to design and evaluate projects that comply with General Permit requirements. Previously there were no required training or certification programs for contractors, preparers of soil erosion and sediment control SWPPPs, or field inspectors.
Effective July 1, a QSD and QSP must possess one of the following certifications and or registrations specified in the General Permit “and” must have attended a State Water Board-sponsored or approved Qualified SWPPP Developer training course.

Qualified SWPPP Developer Requirements:

1. A California registered Professional Civil Engineer;

2. A California registered Professional Geologist or Engineering Geologist;

3. A California registered Landscape Architect;

4. Registered Professional Hydrologist (American Institute of Hydrology)

5. Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)TM registered through EnviroCert International, Inc.;

6. Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) TM registered through EnviroCert International, Inc.; or

7. A professional in erosion and sediment control registered through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET);

Qualified SWPPP Practitioner Requirements:

1. Certified erosion, sediment and storm water inspector registered (EnviroCert International, Inc)

2. Certified inspector of sediment and erosion control registered (Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control, Inc)

Insight’s team has routinely implemented the new SWPPP requirements and assisted our clients’ permitting needs since their release in July 2010. The majority of our projects have included earthwork construction, groundwater remediation, and soil remediation.
Do you have the appropriate qualifications and site/construction experience to provide your clients with a NPDES) permits and to identify a projects stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), including the Best Management Practices (BMPs)?

Insight Environmental, Engineering and Construction, Inc. Attending the SAME JETC 2011 Conference!

same Insight Environmental, Engineering and Construction, Inc. Attending the SAME JETC 2011 Conference!We are excited to announce that Insight Environmental, Engineering and Construction, Inc. (IEECI) will be participating in the annual Society of American Military Engineers 2011 JETC Conference again this year. The conference will be held on May 24-27, 2011 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

We will be presenting our display at booth numbers 601 & 603, and invite everyone to stop by and receive a special gift.  In addition IEECI will be will be hosting its annual raffle, so stop by and get your raffle tickets!  Last year, an iPad and an iTouch were given out to two lucky conference attendees.  This year’s event will be bigger, better, and more enjoyable.

In attendance will be our top executives at IEECI including our President/CEO Aqeel Mohammad. We are an active company within the SAME organization and we are always looking forward to networking with other SAME members.

Be sure visit our Facebook page and “Like us” to keep updated on our event status and company news!

Insight Environmental, Engineering and Construction, Inc. Brings in 2011 with New Technology: Social Media and a New Website

2010 was a busy and successful year for us here at Insight Environmental, Engineering and Construction, Inc. (Insight).  We know that business is a “team sport” and we acknowledge the contributions of all of our employees, clients, partners, subcontractors, and vendors who contributed to the year.  Thank You!  We look forward to an even greater 2011 with all of you!

During 2010, we invested in new methods and technology for conducting business and connecting with our clients, customers, partners and others in our business network.  Even though we knew Insight might be among some of the first in our construction management services industry to use these new tools, we felt ready and wanted to be in front of the curve.  We embraced social media and new technology.  We committed time and resources becoming educated and implementing new tools.

First, we started in first quarter 2010 with a large Facebook initiative, getting trained and launching our Insight Environmental, Engineering and Construction, Inc. Facebook page.

IPAD 300x225 Insight Environmental, Engineering and Construction, Inc. Brings in 2011 with New Technology: Social Media and a New WebsiteSecond,  in May, Insight sponsored a display booth at the Society of American Military Engineers JETC Conference in Atlanta that highlighted new technology tools.  At our booth, we held live “Like Us On Facebook” sessions which earned extra raffle tickets, for those who “Liked Us” live, to enter our Grand Raffle Prizes of an Apple iPad and iPod Touch.

Third, we started our use of LinkedIn, created a corporate Insight Environmental page.  We are in the process of training and expanding our utilization and presence on LinkedIn.

Fourth, we upgraded our website.  As you can see, it is now more user friendly, has much more information about projects, services areas, and more photos.

Lastly, we’ve added a new blog.  We’ll use this blog to update you on Insight company news, industry news and events, and various other items of interest.  We hope you’ll stop by our blog and share your comments and also come visit and “Like Us” on Facebook.  We’d love to connect with you on Social Media and to communicate with you.

Now that we’ve implemented our Social Media infrastructure, our plans for 2011 include expanding our use of these tools.  We hope to hear from you and to connect.  We also look forward to your input and feedback.  Tell us what you’d like to hear and we’ll do our best to write about it in our blog or include it on our Facebook page.  We would also enjoy hearing from you about how you are using Social Media, what’s working for you, and how we can support you.

We support an environment of easy and open communication and we think Social Media is just at the beginning stages of what it will bring to the quality and effectiveness our business relationships.  Won’t you join us?