Jay Aube Speaks at Water Quality Workshop

Jay Aube, Project Manager and Environmental Permitting Specialist at TFMoran’s Seacoast Division, presented at the Landscaping for Water Quality workshop in Swanzey, NH. The workshop was developed by the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, and other state and local Environmental groups.

The two-day workshop included presentations and practical sessions. Participants learned principles and best practices for creating and maintaining attractive, functional landscapes while protecting water quality in local lakes and rivers.

Jay presented about the NH State Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act.


TFM’s Portsmouth division, MSC, is providing SWPPP inspections for NHDOT projects in the seacoast region.

MSC, a division of TFMoran, is providing Stormwater Inspection services for several high-profile NHDOT construction projects, including the Little Bay Bridge in Dover/Newington for R.S. Audley, Inc. and the highway work on Route 4 and Route 16 for Severino Trucking Co. in the same area.

SWPPP Monitors duties include daily weather forecast monitoring and recording, pre-storm, post-storm and weekly SWPPP inspections, weekly erosion control meeting attendance including preparation and distribution of meeting minutes. In addition to these services, MSC is also providing turbidity monitoring of construction stormwater discharges during rain events, as well as the design and monitoring of flocculation treatment systems used to reduce turbidity in accumulated stormwater to ensure construction site stormwater discharges are within NHDES compliance limits.

Working closely with the NHDOT, NHDES and contractors in the interest of stormwater pollution prevention and erosion control, MSC’s monitors reports are issued within 24 hours of the time of inspection and include pictures of findings, comments, new action items and resolved action items.

NHDOT Specifications require SWPPP Inspectors for their projects to be certified by a third-party organization (Envirocert International) as Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspectors  (CESSWI) or Certified Professionals in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC). The inspection and monitoring duties are being performed by three MSC engineers; Jack McTigue, P.E. CPESC, Jessica Winston, CESSWI and Chris Gagnon, CESSWI.


TFMoran Host Sponsor for AGC of NH – NHDES Agency Luncheon Series

TFMoran was the March host sponsor for the Associated General Contractors of NH’s Agency Luncheon Series. NH Department of Environmental Services was the guest agency and the topics discussed included wetland rules update, waters of the US, redevelopment rules, and legislative topics. TFM’s president Robert Duval, PE started the meeting by discussing the need for engineers to work closely with NHDES staff. TFM’s Senior Project Manager, Dan Blais, CPESC, CESSWI discussed his experiences with NHDES on storm water monitoring and inspections projects such as I-93 widening reconstruction projects at Exit 2 and Exit 3 for George R. Cairns & Sons and Weaver Bros.