CE-003 Transmission Lines, Towers and Substation

CE-003 Transmission Lines, Towers and Substation – PHOTO

Transmission Lines, Towers and Substation

This PDH online course is a part of the Civil course category. This online course introduces you to Environmental Protection and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for planning and conducting transmission line construction and maintenance activities. In this course you will learn how to minimize erosion and prevent or control sedimentation and other pollutants from land disturbance and land management activities. You will also learn how, if properly applied, BMPs would help protect the quality of surface waters and ground water.

Because sediment is the major potential pollutant, and because sediment is a product of soil erosion, the major emphasis of this course will be on those practices designed to reduce or prevent erosion. You will also learn of practices that keep the soil in place and aid in reducing the risk of other pollutants reaching surface waters, wetlands, and ground water.

This course is intended for use by engineers, environmental and construction professionals, transmission line maintenance teams and others interested in learning about the BMPs in Transmission Lines, Towers and Substation construction and maintenance.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to explain / determine:

  • Explain sediment and erosion control processes and principles
  • Explain Best Management Practices for Transmission and Substation Construction and Maintenance Activities, such as:
    • Preconstruction Planning
    • Clearing Practices
    • Construction Site Measures
    • Good Housekeeping
    • Waste Disposal
    • Herbicide Use
    • Storm Water Discharge Management
    • Inspection, Record keeping, and Reporting
    • Field Change Documentation Guidance
  • Determine sensitive resources and buffer zones, such as
    • Streamside Management Zone
    • Wetlands
    • In-Wetland Clearing, Construction, and Restoration Techniques
    • Sensitive Biological Resources
    • Other Sensitive Resources
  • Understand Structural Controls Standards and Specifications such as
    • Straw Bale Barrier
    • Straw Wattle
    • Mulch Berms
    • Silt Fence/Filter Barrier
    • Check Dams
    • Rock Filter Dams
    • Diversion
    • Riprap
    • Access Road and Parking Area Stabilization
    • Water Turnouts
    • Water Bars
    • Broad-based Drainage Dips
    • Temporary Stream Crossing
    • Culverts
    • Construction Entrance/Exit
    • Sediment Basins & Temporary Sediment Trap
    • Polyacrylamide
  • Explain Seeding and Stabilization Techniques
    • Soil Sampling
    • Seedbed Preparation and Soil Amendments
    • Mulching
    • Erosion Control Blankets and Netting
    • Seeding Temporary Vegetation
    • Seeding Permanent Vegetation
    • Federal Noxious Weeds
  • List Seed and Plant Species
    • Single Plant Species for Establishing Temporary Cover
    • Seed Mixtures for Establishing Permanent and Temporary Cover
    • Non Native, Non Invasive Species List

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