Erosion and Sediment Control

Construction - Workshop

“Solar developments don’t cause land disturbance”; BMP’s for Solar Facility Construction in the North East.

Monday, February 12
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PDH: 1

Location: 101B

Level of Presentation: All: Suitable for a broad audience

Large commercial solar projects are becoming an increasingly popular form of developing new renewable energy worldwide. These developments are often interpreted as "low impact or permitted as "limited disturbance". This session will look at the positives and negatives of solar developments in New England as they relate to site compliance and stormwater pollution. Participants will gain a better understanding of the planning considerations, construction challenges and collaborations with regulators to ensure stabilization and compliance.

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Target Audience: Consultant,Contractor,Developer/Builder,Engineer

Ryan Joyce

CPESC - Restoration Specialist
SWCA Environmental Consultants Inc

Ryan Joyce is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) for SWCA Environmental Consultants. He has over 15 years of professional experience on projects throughout New England & New York. His primary responsibilities include developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for state agencies, contractors and private developers. Additional responsibilities include construction oversight and erosion and sediment control inspections. Project work experience includes various levels of ecological restoration, local, state & EPA enforcements cases, solar power developments and ROW transmission sites. He provides training to contractors and developers on compliance and BMP’s. He has presented at several conferences on stormwater quality monitoring work including the 2017 IECA conference. He is member of the Board of Directors for the North East Chapter of IECA. He holds a BA in History & Archaeology and is a Certified Pesticide Applicator in MA, VT, RI, NY, PA, CT and NJ.

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