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SWPPP Inspection Training

If you work at a construction site and are responsible for conducting SWPPP inspections for the permit holder, you must be able to:

  • Inspect a site to ensure that the approved ESC plan is being properly implemented;
  • Identify any maintenance needs and evaluate the effectiveness of ESC practices in minimizing erosion and sediment discharge;
  • Inspect pollutant generating activities in the pollution prevention plan for the proper implementation, maintenance and effectiveness of pollution prevention measures; and
  • Identify and document any pollutant generating activities not within the pollution prevention plan
If you need training to effectively perform the above SWPPP inspection tasks, see the MOST Center's free online Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction Sites training information below.

Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction Sites (MOST)

This training is now hosted by the University of Maryland. Users wishing to enroll in MOST courses will be required to create a UMD Associate's Account. 

Existing MOST courses will continue to be offered for FREE for approximately one year (March 2021, or sooner based on registration numbers). After that time, users will be required to pay a small per-course registration fee.

To take the training, please visit MOST.


Conducting inspections for a VSMP authority? Check out Regulatory SWPPP Inspections.

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