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The Maine DEP contracts with NEIWPCC for many of the administrative duties for Maine's Nonpoint Source Training Center (NPSTC). These duties are administered through the NEIWPCC South Portland/JETCC office.
The Maine DEP NPSTC develops and produces training courses in erosion control practices, and watershed protection. It also administers a voluntary certification program for contractors who participate in the erosion control courses. To publicize these events, the Nonpoint Source Training Center distributes two newsletters with training schedules each year plus periodic flyers. Participants in these classes include excavation contractors, consultants, Code Enforcement Officers, Professional Engineers, landscape designers, septic system installers, homeowners, as well as personnel working on erosion control, road maintenance, and stormwater management plans.
Becoming a Certified Contractor in Erosion Control: Effective January 1, 2013, Maine DEP requires contractors who disturb soil in the shoreland zone to have someone on site who is DEP certified in erosion control practices. To become a certified contractor, you must attend the Basic & Advanced Erosion Control Practices course and successfully complete a construction site evaluation.
To learn more about the Nonpoint Source Training Center visit the Maine DEP NPS page.
Attention Certified Contractors!
Do you need Continuing Education and unable to attend a class? Consider taking your training online or purchase a CD-ROM:
Links to Online Courses: