QSP/D Class August 25 – 27, 2021

San Francisco Bay Area (San Jose) QSP/D Training – Keish Env

Keish Environmental is offering the State Mandated QSP/D Training here in the San Francisco Bay Area/South Bay!


If anyone has not yet sent in their proof of vaccination status, please send that in as soon as possible. Due to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety and well-being of all attendees, I am now restricting the class to only those who are fully vaccinated (i.e., vaccinated plus 2 weeks).  If we do not receive your proof of vaccination, your registration will be cancelled and refunded.  Please contact us immediately if this is the case.

Also, given the alarming rise in Delta variant and Santa Clara County now requires that all attendees wear face coverings/masks.  The current Santa Clara County regulations where the class is being taught are attached, and must be adhered to at all times.  If these change between now and the class we will let you know.  Disposable face coverings/masks will be provided at the class for anyone that needs one. Note that the order states that:

  • “Face covering” means a face covering that is well-fitted to an individual and covers the nose and mouth especially while talking, consistent with the guidance of the CDPH. A face covering does not include a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck, collar, or single layer of fabric or any mask that has an unfiltered one-way exhaust valve.

On behalf of everyone attending, especially my children who are too young to vaccinate, I thank you for keeping everyone’s safety first so that we can continue with the scheduled class. I look forward to seeing you on the 25!

August 25 – 27, 2021

The classes will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day located at:

Conference Training Center

2055 Gateway Place

San Jose, CA 95035

The course includes:

Construction General Permit (CGP) & Training Notes
A continental breakfast served on-site each day

A brief  QSP/D course synopsis:

At the Qualified Stormwater Practitioner (QSP) 2-day class, attendees will learn about the construction regulatory environment, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, and Clean Water Act requirements that the Construction General Permit for Stormwater (CGP) stems from.  They will engage in interactive modules that address erosion processes and sediment control theory and practice – with real-word examples highlighting jobsites with issues and what causes them.  Next, the storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) implementation module focuses on how SWPPPs give QSPs the tools to do something about these common project issues.  The final modules of the 2-day QSP course focus on SWPPP monitoring and reporting, with hands on examples of how to observe and document compliance at a construction site as required by the CGP.

The 3rd day of the course is for Qualified Stormwater Developers (QSDs), and goes into more detail and depth on what’s required to prepare a SWPPP, the minimum elements, mandatory Best Management Practices (BMPs), calculation of project Risk Level/Type and how it affects the selected BMPs. After highlighting key elements needed for successful project planning, the course includes interactive activities to put to use the materials learned throughout the course.  Finally, attendees will learn what’s necessary for project stabilization and closeout under the CGP at the conclusion of a job.

We have a large classroom with a garage bay door that opens. Persons with vaccines may go maskless, but masks are required for persons whom are not vaccinated

This course is being taught by Rachael Keish, P.E., a CASQA qualified Trainer of Record with 21 years experience in construction management, this course will highlight difficult stormwater BMP implementation issues – and practical solutions!