The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission is launching a series of stormwater management training courses that would be helpful to municipal officials.

The initial course will review new permit requirements for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) and implementation timeframes for Massachusetts and New Hampshire small MS4 communities. The course is designed for municipal stormwater officials in small MS4 communities.

The Massachusetts Board of Wastewater Operator Certification has authorized six training contact hours for the Latest Municipal Stormwater Management Concepts course.

For many communities, municipal stormwater regulatory and programmatic requirements are governed by state and federal discharge permits. MS4 permit requirements, as written by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are evolving in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The NEIWPCC course is intended to review elements of the new EPA permits. Focus will include Notice of Intent (NOI) submission requirements, the timeline for new programmatic requirements, model local ordinances, and the benefits of regional collaboration. In addition, asset management and system mapping options will be explored.

The six-hour course will be conducted by NEIWPCC staff, along with representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. EPA, and private consultants.

The course will be offered on Aug. 27 and Sept. 17 at the NEIWPCC office, 650 Suffolk St., Suite 410, in Lowell. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with sign-in beginning at 8 a.m.

The cost is $85 for municipal officials and $135 for private industry. Checks or money orders should be made payable to “NEIWPCC Training.”

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration must be done at least seven days in advance of the first day of the course. Registrations after this time will incur a $15 late fee.

Participants must attend ALL hours of training to be eligible for TCHs, which are awarded upon completion of a course. The certificates are mailed to participants.

To register, visit For more information, contact NEIWPCC at 978-323-7929 or