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Training Resources

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Training Links

Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Stormwater Program,
(216) 201-2000

  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Manual
    PDF Manual

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, (216) 524-6580

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District


Lorain County Community Development, (440) 328-2322

  • Maintains a library of resources related to storm water regulations and compliance

Lorain County General Health District, Jim Boddy, 440-322-6367, 440-244-2209, or 440-236-8722
Can assist with portions of the illicit discharge requirements through a cooperative agreement with communities

  • Technical assistance and training to individuals planning to locate outfalls and track sources to the outfalls.
  • Locate (from its records) common tiles utilized for home sewage treatment systems (HSTSs) discharge and track sources to outfalls.
  • Help identify HSTSs and semi-public or commercial sewage systems (less than 25,000 gallons per day) known to discharge to an MS4
  • Visual screening of priority areas to determine the quality of discharge water from the MS4, utilizing field tests when applicable. Receive and respond to nuisance complaints as related to failed or malfunctioning HSTSs
  • Provide annual documentation for any and/or all selected items
  • Visual inspections and dye testing can be performed when possible and/or necessary

Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District, Nancy Funni, (440) 326-5800/5805,

  • Provide technical assistance to individuals, groups, and units of government in Lorain County for the management of natural resources including soil, water, forest, and other related issues.
  • Drainage program – in cooperation with the Lorain County Commissioners and the Lorain County Engineer
  • Landowner Drainage Site Reviews
  • Planning and survey design for conservation practices such as waterways, filter strips, wetlands, erosion control structures, animal waste systems, composting facilities, fertilizer and chemical storage facilities.
  • Pond Application and Design
  • Subdivision Reviews in unincorporated area
  • Pollution Abatement Program
  • Annual Seedling Sale
  • Annual Fish Sale for Stocking Ponds
  • Yearly Rainfall Summary

Lorain County Solid Waste District, 440-329-5440

  • Recycling Collection Programs Year-round collection of mercury & mercury-containing implements, year-round scrap tire drop-off, fluorescent bulb & ballast recycling, large appliance pick up & recycling, household battery collection & recycling, paper collection & recycling, printer cartridge collection & recycling
  • Recycling Collection Events County Pride Day & annual scrap tire collection, Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days, Annual Computer & Cell Phone Collection Days, phone book collection and recycling
  • Recycling & Solid Waste Management Support Programs Trash and recycling containers for outdoor events
  • Educational Services Classroom programs and materials for educators, speakers and presentations for community groups


Medina County Health Department, Environmental Division, 330-723-9523 or 888-723-9688

Medina Soil and Water Conservation District, (330) 722-2628 ext.3


Summit County Combined General Health District, Environmental Health
Phone: (330) 926-5600

Summit Soil and Water Conservation District, (330) 929-2871


Center for Watershed Protection

  • Training
  • Stormwater Manager's Resource Center
  • Model ordinances
  • Slideshows
  • Manuals

Chagrin River Watershed Partners, (440) 975-3870

Environmental Education Council of Ohio

Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)

EPA (Ohio), Northeast District Office, Dan Bogoevski, (330) 963-1145

  • Quarterly training sessions in Twinsburg office
  • Public education video on storm water runoff and its impacts on streams and other water bodies in urban areas, “Tempest in a Channel: Stormwater Runoff’s Impact on Urban Streams.” This is available on standard tape or DVD - contact Chris Cotton at Ohio EPA’s Southwest District Office in Dayton at (937) 285-6442, or via e-mail at

Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center, Daila Shimek, 216-687-9221

  • Technical assistance, examples of best practices
  • Training

Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, Andy Vidra and Pamela Davis, 216-241-2414

  • Model ordinances to address construction and post construction requirements
  • Training programs in cooperation with other agencies

Northeast Ohio Public Involvement/Public Education (NEOPIPE) group

  • Public education and involvement publications

Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP)

Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center, Phone: 877-800-0031, 614-387-7359

Ohio State University Extension Offices

Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners, 216-201-2001 x 1224


Guidance document for reportable quantities of spilled substances on the Ohio EPA website:
Go to then click on “Release Reporting Requirements” which is in a .pdf (Adobe) format.

Additional information on reportable quantities:

Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Training Tools

Municipal Facilities SWP3 Template (Word document)
Stormwater Toolbox for Maintenance Practices (Word document)

City of Los Angeles
Employee Pollution Prevention Training Guide

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