CONNECTICUT DEEP'S TRAINING FOR MUNICIPAL INLAND WETLANDS AGENCIES
The Connecticut’s 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 2014, training will consist of a Comprehensive Training Program and Continuing Education workshops.
Comprehensive Training Program Component
The DEEP’s 2014 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 full fills 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. It is strongly recommended that new agency members and staff complete the 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 allow one week for receipt). If so, please click below.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have technical problems while using the course, please contact CPPSR at (860)832-2064. You may leave a message at any time, day or night; we will return your call during business hours as soon as we are able.
Continuing Education Component workshops
The DEEP’s 2014 Municipal Inland Wetlands Agency Continuing Education workshops provides municipal inland wetlands agency members and staff the opportunity to complement their knowledge and training 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. It is strongly recommended that at least one member of a municipal inland wetlands agency and staff attend the annual legal and administrative update Continuing Education workshop. The legal and administrative update Continuing Education workshop is offered in May/June of each year. Brochures for such workshop are mailed to every municipal inland wetlands agency in April of each year.
Download this PDF of the brochure for Program Descriptions on both the 2014 Comprehensive Training Program and the 2014 Continuing Education workshops.