Contractor certification training in Rockland
Rockland — By Jan. 1, 2013, all contractors working within 250 feet of any water body (the shoreland zone) will be required to have a certified contractor on site.
For contractors still in need of the required training, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Midcoast Code Enforcement Officers Association, and the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, urge attendance at the Basic and Advanced Training in Erosion & Sediment Control Practices this fall.
A local training session will be held on Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rockland City Hall, 270 Pleasant St. Registration is $35 ($45 after Nov. 5) and includes a manual and morning refreshments.
By attending this session, contractors qualify to become DEP certified in erosion and sediment control practices. Paricipants will also learn about new, state-of-the-art erosion control techniques and ways to save time and money on construction projects, as well as become eligible for discounts, expedited DEP permitting, and other free educational resources.
For more information about the benefits of contractor certification, visit maine.gov/dep/training. Space is limited. Register for this local course today on the Conservation District website, knox-lincoln.org, or call 596-2040 for registration information.