CONNECTICUT DEEP'S TRAINING FOR MUNICIPAL
INLAND WETLANDS AGENCIES
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) municipal inland wetlands agency training is supported by the Center for Public Policy and Social Research (CPPSR) at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). CPPSR at CCSU will provide a framework for participant registrations and will assist with program logistics. For 2015, training will consist of a Comprehensive Training Program.
Comprehensive Training Program
IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND MADE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ONLINE COMPREHENSIVE COURSE, YOU WILL HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL WITH YOUR UNIQUE USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have technical problems while using the course, please contact the IT Help Desk at (860)832-1720.
The DEEP's 2015 Municipal Inland Wetlands Agency Comprehensive Training Program is presented pursuant to the General Statutes of Connecticut section 22a-39 and is designed for new agency members and staff. The Comprehensive Training Program consists of an on-line course offered through a CCSU website platform. This interactive, multi-media, self-paced, on-line training course will teach participants the fundamentals of the Connecticut Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act.
The course will "walk" participants through each section of the law and will discuss various procedural topics that such agencies encounter on a regular basis (i.e.: ex-parte communication, how to make a "record", etc.). The roles and responsibilities of municipal inland wetlands agencies will be emphasized. Additional information, including but not limited to, wetland soils, the functions and values of wetlands and watercourses, stream crossing best management practices, and site plan re-view will be presented.
A DEEP-issued certificate will be awarded to participants after completion of the program course. Completion of the Comprehensive Training Program fulfills the training requirement for duly authorized agents pursuant to the General Statutes of Connecticut section 22a-42(c)(2).
Further, a voucher allowing one person to complete the Comprehensive Training Program has been mailed to each municipal inland wetlands agency with instructions on its use. To receive complementary registration, the designated participant must include the original DEEP voucher with the mailed registration form, or use the voucher code with on-line registration. The voucher is not applicable to continuing education workshops.
Registration fees charged for the Comprehensive Training Program online course are refundable ONLY prior to December 1, 2015 AND if the registrant has not entered the online course. Please call CPPSR at: 860-832-2064 to cancel.
Continuing Education Workshops
(NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED)
DEEP Municipal Inland Wetlands Agency Continuing Education Workshops provide municipal inland wetlands agency members and staff the opportunity to complement their knowledge with additional training. Of particular importance is the necessity to relay current legal and administrative information, such as court case opinions and amendments to the law. Workshops offered as continuing education will consist of annual legal and administrative updates; and technical, field oriented classes.
Due to limited workshop enrollment, participants must preregister. Registration is on a first come, first-served basis with priority being given to inland wetlands agency members and staff. Comprehensive training program vouchers are not applicable to continuing education workshops.
Continuing education workshops are offered as resources allow. When a workshop is scheduled a brochure or flyer containing a program description and registration information will be mailed to municipal inland wetlands agencies.
State of Connecticut
Department of Energy
& Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, Hartford CT 06106