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GAR Training Seminars

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DOEE recorded one of its live GAR webinars in September 2020 and formatted it into 4 separate videos which may be viewed at any time. The GAR training summarizes and clarifies GAR applicability and requirements. It is intended to supplement the GAR Regulation and Guidebook, not replace the information provided.

- GAR Training Video Part I: Introduction to GAR (length - 16:41)

- GAR Training Video Part II: GAR Applicability (length - 33:10)

- GAR Training Video Part III: Plan Development, Permitting Process, and Construction (length - 59:02)

- GAR Training Video Part IV: Landscape Elements and Submission Requirements (length - 01:44:45)

DOEE offers free training seminars on the Green Area Ratio (GAR). Each seminar provides an overview of GAR, the plan submittal process, the Guidebook, and the role of the Certified Landscape Expert (CLE). A Certificate of Completion is provided only for individuals who attend a live GAR training. See below for upcoming live trainings and how to register. A PDF of the presentation slides is also available.

Training: Best Plan Submission Practices

These trainings will provide users with best practices for creating and submitting SWM, ESC, and GAR plans for a smooth plan review process. Participants will learn what information plan reviewers check, understand common errors and how to avoid them, and see examples of good plan submissions.

Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) & Green Area Ratio (GAR) – Best Plan Submission Practices

Monday, October 18, 2021
ESC - 10:00 am – 11:00 pm - Web Ex video conference
GAR - 11:00 am – 12:30 pm - Web Ex video conference

Monday, December 6, 2021
ESC - 10:00 am – 11:00 pm - Web Ex video conference
GAR - 11:00 am – 12:30 pm - Web Ex video conference

Additional relevant DOEE training sessions may be found at Training Sessions on Stormwater Management Rule and Guidebook.

Location: Web-Ex video conference; invites and reminders will be emailed to registrants.

Please register online or RSVP to Brandon Hunt at [email protected] or (202) 688-3415.