IECA Completes Online Training Course for Texas Association of Builders
Denver, Colo. – The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) recently launched the “SWPPP It or Sweat It” online stormwater training course for the Texas Association of Builders (TAB). The “SWPPP It or Sweat It” training course provides a basic understanding of stormwater management and the common tasks necessary to manage runoff from construction sites for contractors. The course is a collaborative effort between the Texas Association of Builders, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency.
“The Texas Association of Builders is pleased to offer its nationally recognized course through IECA, and we are proud of the training partnership that has been forged between the associations,” said Scott Norman, executive director of TAB. “Our goals with regard to stormwater compliance are the same. We want to provide education on both the law and best practices while, ultimately, protecting our most precious of natural resources. This program provides the building community with the tools to help us meet those objectives.”
The course runs approximately one hour in length and provides knowledge checks to participants. Completion of the training course is the first step in applying for the TAB’s Yellow Sticker Program - a stormwater self-certification sticker program. This program presents contractors with a yellow sticker to display on construction sites that will inform regulators that they have completed a self-assessment of the site.
The course will be hosted through IECA and may be found at www.ieca.org/tab.