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Primer on Sewage Facilities Planning Modules

Primer on Sewage Facility Planning Modules (WEBINAR) Presenter: Roger Lehmann, All County & Associates When?  10:30am-11:30am, Thursday, June 11, 2020 Cost? Free for members Description:
The Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (Act 537) requires municipalities to develop and implement official plans that address the sewage disposal needs of their jurisdiction. Each time a new development is proposed, the municipality is required by state law to revise this official plan through a process referred to as a “Sewage Facilities Planning Module” (Planning Module), administered by the PA DEP. Unless your project qualifies for one of the planning exemptions / exceptions provided in Act 537, a package of sewage facilities planning forms appropriate for the project must be completed & planning approval obtained. This presentation will consist of a review of the planning process as well as which planning modules are meant for which type of project. Attendees will earn 1…more »

5 Common Mistakes in Wetland Delineation and Permitting

5 Common Mistakes in Wetland Delineation and Permitting (WEBINAR) Presenter: Laurel Mueller, Soil Services Company, Inc. When?  9:30am-10:30am, Thursday, May 21, 2020 Cost? Free for members only Description:
This webinar will focus on five common mistakes in wetland delineation and permitting, including: neglecting preliminary research and mapping; over-mapping by lazy, chicken, or uneducated delineators; not distinguishing wetlands from waters; not knowing the regulations; and, no protection by a JD **Your members-only link to access the webinar will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the event date.** Attendees will earn 1 PDH…more »

How Water Moves Through Soil

How Water Moves Through Soil (WEBINAR) Presenter: Joe Valentine, Quality Inspections Inc. When?  9:30am-10:30am, Thursday, May 7, 2020 Cost? Free for members only Description:
This webinar will focus on how water moves through soil. Water flow through soil can be saturated or unsaturated flow. How water moves and the potential transport of contaminates is directly affected by the type of water flow. An explanation of water flow principals will be presented. **Your members-only link to access the webinar will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the event date.** Attendees will earn 1 PDH. Download PRESENTATION…more »

CCCD Plan Submission Procedured (3/25/20)

Good afternoon, Please see the attached process for how we will be keeping permit applications moving through the permitting process in these extenuating circumstances. Let myself or one of our team members know of any questions – thank you, Gordon Roscovich, CPESC
Urban Team Leader
Chester County Conservation District…more »

Amended Soils

*** As a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 (the coronavirus), this month’s CCE general membership meeting planned for March 19th has been canceled.***   Manufacturing and Production of Amended Soils Presenter: JJ Loudin, Sweetwater Natural Products LLC When?   Thursday, March 19, 2020; 8:30am-10:00am Description: This presentation will dig a little more deeply into the changes affecting stormwater management in PA, describe the contents of “Sweetwater 100 Bio-Mix”, considerations for improved detail of the soil specification on plans, and blending & installation of amended soils. Attendees will earn 1 PDH…more »

NPDES Permitting Updates

NPDES Permitting Updates Presenters: Molly Deger, District Engineer; Gordon Roscovich, Urban Team Leader, CCCD When?   Thursday, February 20, 2020; 8:30am-11:00am Where?  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGED.  Instead of meeting at the West Goshen Township Building, this meeting will now be held at: The Spackman Center Auditorium, Brandywine Hospital, 215 Reeceville Road, Coatesville, PA 19320  (See: https://brandywine.towerhealth.org/community/spackman-center/) Parking?  Free parking available in Lots A, B, and C.  (Please only park in these designated lots as the others are for patients at the hospital). Refer to campus map for more details. Cost?   Free for CCE members — Non-members welcome to attend for Free! Description: Effective December 8, 2019, new forms are required to be submitted for applications for coverage under PAG-02 and Individual NPDES Permit Applications. This presentation will be led by the Chester County Conservation District’s Urban…more »

Trail Design Do’s & Don’ts

The Do’s and Don’ts of Trail Design Presenters: Natasha Manbeck, PE; McMahon Associates, Inc. When?   Thursday, January 16, 2020; 8:30am-10:00am Where?  West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, 2nd Floor, West Chester, PA 19380 Cost?   Free for CCE members Description: Trail design is not always a “walk in the park.”  Learn the basic requirements and best practices for trail planning and design, including ways retrofit trails in constrained environments.  This session will include an overview of key features for trail design, including widths, surfaces, accessibility, grades, and crossings.  Additionally, participants will learn successful strategies for trail planning, such as evaluating alignments, identifying funding, and engaging the public.  Learn do’s and don’ts of trail planning and design through a review and discussion of local case studies. Attendees will earn 1 PDH…more »

Holiday Party 2019

CCE Holiday Party 2019 When?   Wednesday, December 4, 2019;  5:30pm – 7:30pm Where?   Twenty9 Restaurant & Bar, 16 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, PA 19355 Cost?   Free (RSVS requested) Description: Come and share the holiday spirit with your fellow engineer colleagues and other CCE members!  Enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers, and friendship on the evening of Wednesday, December 4th at Twenty9 Restaurant & Bar in Malvern. Please RSVP by Nov 29th so we can adequately plan for food…more »

Carlson Civil Suite

Civil Design Applications with Carlson Software Presenters: Christina French, Print-O-Stat & Michael Hyman, Carlson Software When?   Thursday, November 21, 2019; 8:30am-10:00am Where?  West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, 2nd Floor, West Chester, PA 19380 Cost?   Free for CCE members Description: Print O Stat and Carlson Software present the benefits for Carlson Civil Suite.  This presentation will cover a high level overview of the benefits of Carlson Software supporting all your civil design applications. We will review all four components of the Civil Suite – Civil, Survey, Hydro, and GIS, and show examples of how others are using the software today. These four civil-related modular programs, working together, will allow you and your team to create all of your deliverables at a fraction of the long-term costs of other software providers. Attendees will earn 1 PDH. Carlson YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi1FghnaBpnWuQYp7wv2WFA…more »

Retroreflectivity

Retroreflectivity Presenter: Jerry Baker, Traffic Planning & Design When?   Thursday, October 17, 2019; 8:30am-10:00am Where?  West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, 2nd Floor, West Chester, PA 19380 Cost?   Free for CCE members Description:
Retroreflectivity is the property of a material that returns light to the source. In the case of roadways at night, the retroreflective materials may be traffic signs and pavement markings and the source is usually the headlights of a vehicle. Unfortunately, the retroreflective characteristics of traffic control devices gradually deteriorate over time. As a result and as a safety precaution, it is important to replace traffic control devices prior to the time when they no longer meet the needs of the nighttime driver.
The FHWA has developed guidance for public agencies to determine the appropriate level of sign retroreflectivity required by nighttime drivers. In 2004, the FHWA issued a Notice of Proposed Amendment to…more »