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Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Storm Water Compliance for Landscapers: "To be Fined or Not to be Fined"

by Ken Kristoffersen

Seminar Price: $60


Room: Sustainability & Water Conservation Center

Landscapers have the potential to provide a critical service to the environment by helping to ensure clean air and clean water. Be a leader and beat your competition.

This program is designed to inform landscapers about various Best Management Practices (BMP's) when and where they should be used, as well as the impact of failing to do it right. Most landscapers don't realize that failure to properly install BMPs can result in significant fines to owners and their contractors (landscapers).

Those landscaping companies that understand and embrace the regulations, and then effectively install, inspect and maintain the BMPs, will find themselves in a unique position, which they can leverage to grow their business.

Ken Kristoffersen


CAL-Storm Compliance, Inc. / CISEC

Ken has over 18 years of Storm Water Compliance experience including SWPPP development, Inspections and Compliance Training. In 2001, Ken started Clear Water Service with several partners to meet the requirements of the 2003 Construction General Permit. He cut his teeth in the industry developing and training field crews to install various sediment and erosion control BMPs such as: Silt Fence, Gravel Bags, Straw Wattles, as well as hydro-mulching and hydro-seeding.

As the regulations evolved and the compliance training requirements for developers and inspectors became tougher, Ken decided to start CAL-Storm Compliance in 2010 to fully meet the requirements of the 2009 Construction General Permit.

CAL-Storm Compliance produces over 130 new SWPPPs, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans each year, as well as employing inspectors that cover over 100 project sites at any given time. Ken is also a Trainer of Record (ToR) for the State required QSP/QSD Certification, a Certified Inspector, Sediment & Erosion Control (CISEC), a national/international Inspector Training Program, and has trained over 700 inspectors in the State.

For the past two years, Ken has been an active board member of the CISEC organization, as well as an Ambassador for the Western Chapter of International Erosion Control Association, IECA.

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We are excited to announce this is Ken Kristoffersen's first time presenting at the Landscape Expo.

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