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Designated Erosion Control Inspector Program

About the DECI Program

DECI Training Workshop Presentations - March 28, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
College of Lake County, Building C, Downstairs Auditorium
19351 W. Washington Street, Grayslake
6 PDHs, 6 CECs

     Agenda (PDF format 116KB)

     DECI Program (PDF format 534KB)
     Kurt Woolford, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission  

     SE/SC Best Management Practices BMP Part I (PDF format 1.5MB)
     Brian Cook, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission 

     Directional Drilling Part I (PDF format 120KB)
     Erica Spolar, Hampton Lenzini and Renwick Inc. 

     Directional Drilling Part II (PDF format 400KB)
     Bob Gardiner, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission 

     Appropriate BMP Installation Measure to Control Erosion, Stabilize Soil (PDF format 689KB)
     Marcy Knysz, Cardno JFNew 

     Case Study - New Gurnee Grade School Site Design Using SE/SC Controls (PDF format 651KB)
     Geoffrey Perry, Gewalt Hamilton Associates

     A DECI Guide to Vegetative Stabilization (PDF format 1.3MB)
     Valerie Jakobi, Bollinger Environmental, Inc. 

     SE/SC Best Management Practices (PDF format 1.3MB)
     Ed Weskerna, McHenry Lake Soil & Water Conservation District

     Case Study - SE/SC for Linear Road Projects (PDF format 1.7MB)
     Glenn Petko, Lake County Division of Transportation

     Introduction to Meteorological Prognostication (PDF format 721KB)
     Bob Gardiner, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission

DECI Re-Listing Process Underway

To be relisted, you will need to provide SMC with the following prior to March 31, 2014:

  1. A signed statement requesting re-listing by the SMC; and,
  2. Check or money order for $60.00 made payable to Lake County SMC for the DECI relisting processing fee; and,
  3. Documentation, using the Continuing Education reporting form, of a minimum number of hours of work-related training per guidelines in the memo.

Re-listing Documents  

Field Inspection Form

If you would like to receive a fillable Word version of the DECI Field Inspection Form, email Brian Cook.


The DECI Exam is available to take on-line. Please email Brian Cook for the link.

DECI Continuing Education

There are several opportunities available for continuing education.  The following is a partial list of options that SMC has reviewed and approved:

  • Encap, Inc. offers a series of short (3-5 minute)  videos, "The Erosion Control Minute," on a variety of topics that are very applicable to the DECI program. The series archive may be found at SMC will approve 0.25 continuing education hours per video watched.
  • is an online resource for a variety of professional education opportunities. A couple SMC approved courses are:
    • RV-5503 Basic Erosion and Sediment Control – 6 hours
    • RV-1840 Erosion and Sediment Control – 8 hours
      Take either of these approved courses as an alternate to a DECI workshop.
  • is an online resource for a variety of professional education opportunities. A couple SMC approved courses are:
    • C142 – Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management Practices – 4 hours
    • C188 – Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – 3 hours
      Take both of these approved courses as an alternate to a DECI workshop.


Contact Information
For DECI information:
Brian Cook
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