The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is offering a number of courses across the state for a wide range of topics, including the spreading of winter salt on Maine roads. The variety of topics and how they are presented are based on feedback the department has received from its customers.
For those business owners, snowplow contractors and property managers who are interested in increasing performance and saving money when applying winter salt, the center is again offering three half-day programs on salt management. These will be held in the Portland, Lewiston and Brewer areas.
The DEP Nonpoint Source Training Center has trained over 760 contractors, engineers, consultants and municipal officials in the 2014 winter/spring season. This fall, the center is building on its previous classes and offering classes in-person, online or through webinar.
The center will also hold three sessions for builders and contractors on Permitting Requirements. The half-day course, entitled “Permitting 101,” is designed to provide information on what activities require permits under various environmental laws, such as the Natural Resources Protection Act, (NRPA) the Stormwater Law, the Site Location of Development Law and others.
To learn more about any of the trainings or register for one visit www.maine.gov/dep/training.