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Field Manual for Erosion & Sediment Control in Georgia.

As of October 7th, 2008, the EPA has concluded enforcement actions which will require polluters to spend an estimated $11 billion on pollution controls, clean-up and environmental projects - an all time record for the EPA.  "Today's action involved an Arizona land developer and a contractor who were charged with violations of the Clean Water Act for bulldozing, filling and diverting approximately 5 miles of the Santa Cruz River. This action contributes to the EPA's record-shattering enforcement results" said Granta Nakayama, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
This Newsletter is aimed at bringing you up to speed with the Clean Water Act as well as it's impact in Georgia.  
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Your "Georgia Erosion Certification Card"...When does it Expire?
The answer to this question is simple.....3-years after your initial certification.  Also, did you know that you can get re-certified up to 1-year in advance of your card expiration date without it causing your deadline to move forward.  That's good news!
Believe it or not, other answers to questions you may have are simple too, but depending on who you ask they can seem like a complicated moving target.
Before you ask just anyone about Georgia's erosion laws, permits, certification requirements, etc., you should first find out for yourself by learning what the law really says.  That's where the NPDES Training Institute can help! We work hard at untangling the web of complicated stormwater laws and permits.  We are known for "Training that Helps it all Make Sense!"
Our recertification courses offer "lots of stuff" that many other courses simply don't call us at 678-469-5120 or signup at to get to our GeoLOGIC training website. 
Erosion & Sediment Control Workshop
GA EPD logoLAST MINUTE NOTICE: The City of Griffin will be holding its annual Erosion and Sediment Day on October 21st, 2008 at 10 am. The event will start at Griffin Technical College Lecture Hall for a presentation by Georgia EPD to inform attendees of the changes to the NDPES Construction Stormwater General Permits.  Up close demonstrations of E & S best management practices will be featured.  Go to for more information. You must call in advance to reserve your spot.  
If you can't make the workshop, don't forget that GeoLOGICs NPDES Training Institute specializes in customizing courses to fit your specific needs.  You can register to take our NEW RECERTIFICATION COURSE - "Site Inspections and Stormwater Sampling for Construction Sites", where the new NOI and NPDES General Permit are studied in detail.  This course is worth 4 CEUs.  Call us to register or go to our website at  
Facility: The River Bluff Subdivision
Location: Burke County
Order Number: EPD-WQ-4989
Date of Issue: October 02,2008
Cause of Order:
Violations of Rules for Water Quality Control/tree cutting in buffer zone, no Notice of Intent  
Requirement(s) of Order:     Install/maintain erosion and sediment controls as required in orignal Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Plan and permanently stabilize site; submit properly revised ES&PCP for site; provide approvable Buffer Zone Rehabilitation Plan for all impacted state waters at site, including type/species of proper vegetation; implement plan  
Settlement Amount: $50,025
Facility: T & R Custom, Inc. 
Location: Schley County
Order Number: EPD- WQ-4987
Date of Issue: October 02,2008
Cause of Order: Improper Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Plan; buffer encroachment; sediment impact to state waters  
Requirement(s) of Order:     Revise ESPCP to fully comply with General NPDES Permit for Storm Water Discharges, including proper erosion and sediment controls; submit for approval, remediation plan to restore stream buffer vegetation and correct sediment impact to state waters; provide verification from design professional that all E&S controls have been implemented according to Plan; have certified personnel to record daily rainfall, perform site inspections and record Plan implementation  
Settlement Amount: $25,000

For More information about Georgias Enforcement Actions go to
Georgia Enforcement
We look forward to serving you!  Please contact me directly at 678-469-5120 with your questions or suggestions.
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T. Luke Owen, PG
GeoLOGIC Environmental Solutions, Inc.
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