EHS Regulations Training



Clean Water Act Permitting and Compliance

This 1-day course is designed for persons who need to understand the basics of water programs authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA). The course covers such essential topics as water permitting and compliance; storm water permitting and compliance; spill prevention, control and countermeasures planning and compliance; wetlands permitting; and other CWA programs. The course format includes practical exercises and an open group discussion sessions intended to maximize understanding of the material. Course completion will enable attendees to:

  • Determine wastewater and storm water permitting
  • Understand spill prevention, control and countermeasure planning requirements
  • Develop practical compliance strategies

Type Date Location
Classroom Aug 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ
Classroom Sep 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA
Classroom Nov 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albany, NY
Classroom Mar 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom May 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO


Compliance Management for Fugitive Emissions and LDAR Programs

This 1-day course benefits corporate and facility environmental personnel responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable air quality regulations with respect to fugitive emissions and leak detection and repair (LDAR). The course includes a review of fugitive emissions sources and emissions quantification methods. It includes a discussion of various regulations requiring control of fugitive emissions and focuses on managing an LDAR program to comply with the regulatory requirements. It also includes important tips for managing LDAR contractors.

Type Date Location
Classroom Sep 21, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Atlanta, GA
Classroom Nov 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom Apr 17, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Chicago, IL


Compliance Workshop for Ozone Depleting Substances

This ½-day course is for environmental and maintenance personnel tasked with complying with the 40 CFR Part 82 ozone depleting substance (ODS) requirements. The course covers regulatory requirements regarding phase out schedules, labeling, stationary refrigerant systems (including leak repair provisions for equipment with refrigerant charge of >50 pounds), motor vehicle air conditioners, and halon fire suppression systems. Both classroom and webinar sessions utilize real world examples and interactive discussions to reinforce important concepts and best practices. Attendees learn to:

  • Integrate the responsibilities of maintenance technicians, maintenance contractors, and environmental professionals regarding ODS requirements
  • Manage and/or improve ODS compliance programs
  • Audit existing ODS compliance programs

Type Date Location
Webinar Sep 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST/CDT Online
Classroom Nov 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
Webinar Feb 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST/CDT Online


Complimentary Webinar - Refrigerant Rule Revisions: Is Your Facility Prepared?

Recent amendments to the Montreal Protocol and U.S. EPA refrigerant management regulations in 40 CFR Part 82 will significantly impact refrigerant compliance programs at industrial, institutional, and commercial facilities. The revised international treaty, which is likely to go into effect in 2019, expands its focus from ozone depleting substances (ODS) to greenhouse gases (GHGs) through a phase out schedule for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) such as R-134a and R-410A, which are some of the most commonly used refrigerants across the U.S. The U.S. EPA has already moved forward with initial changes to their regulations by disapproving the use of certain HFCs in specific end-uses and overhauling the refrigerant management regulations within 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F. The revised Subpart F provisions contain numerous substantial updates, including extending the requirements to cover substitute refrigerants that do not contain ODS, lowering the leak rate thresholds that trigger repair requirements, adding leak inspection or monitoring requirements, adding numerous recordkeeping requirements, as well as numerous other updates with phased compliance deadlines of 1/1/2017, 1/1/2018, and 1/1/2019.

Type Date Location
Webinar Jun 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST/EDT Online


Introduction to Air Quality Regulations

This 2-day course is for industry and environmental professionals seeking a broad exposure to current U.S. air quality regulations. The course looks at current U.S. regulations, and covers such essential topics as ambient air quality standards, attainment status, construction and operating permits, and various regulatory programs such as NSPS, NESHAPs, NSR and Title V.  Course completion enables attendees to:

  • Determine the applicability of final regulations, and ways to avoid becoming subject to new regulations
  • Identify common compliance pitfalls, and ways to reduce your facility’s air regulatory risks
  • Understand how various federal regulatory programs fit together and the distinguishing characteristics of these programs

Type Date Location
Classroom Sep 14 - 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seattle , WA
Classroom Nov 09 - 10, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albany, NY
Classroom Mar 08 - 09, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom May 17 - 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO


Introduction to Environmental Regulations (Multimedia)

This 2-day course is for those who wish to learn about or gain a better understanding of environmental regulations. The course covers such essential topics as air quality permitting and compliance; water quality permitting and compliance; waste management; spill prevention, control and countermeasures planning; emergency planning and community right-to-know; and toxics substances control. The course format includes practice sessions and discussions to review key concepts culminating in a multi-media group exercise of a real scenario. Course completion enables attendees to:

  • Determine which regulations apply and why
  • Understand environmental compliance requirements
  • Develop smart strategies for ensuring on-going compliance

Type Date Location
Classroom Jul 11 - 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Indianapolis, IN
Classroom Oct 24 - 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Atlanta, GA
Classroom Feb 27 - 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Beaver Creek, CO
Classroom May 01 - 02, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Ann Arbor, MI


Introduction to OSHA Regulations

This 2-day course is for new and experienced OHS and SHE managers and others needing an introduction to the most common OSHA regulations. The course covers a wide range of OSHA requirements including confined space entry, lockout-tag out, industrial hygiene, audiometric monitoring, guarding, electrical safety, and much more. Attendees develop a strong foundation in the following:

  • OSHA recordkeeping requirements and life critical standard requirements
  • Process safety management requirements
  • Hazard communication requirements
  • Employee engagement

Type Date Location
Classroom Aug 15 - 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
Classroom Dec 05 - 06, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Charlotte, NC
Classroom Jan 30 - 31, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX


Introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Federal Air Quality Permitting on Tribal Lands

This new 1-day course presents an introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and federal air quality regulations and permitting requirements on tribal lands. The course discusses the NEPA “stop and think” process for federal projects including the required analyses and timeline. It also covers EPA’s New Source Review and Title V regulations, permitting requirements, and practical approaches to compliance. 

Type Date Location
Classroom Aug 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT
Classroom Jun 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA


Introduction to Waste Management/RCRA

This 1-day course is designed for managers and others who need to understand the nuts and bolts of RCRA waste management. The course covers such essential topics as waste identification and classification, generator status determination and generator requirements, hazardous waste, universal waste, used oil, underground storage tanks, and how state waste regulations differ from federal regulations. The course format includes practical exercises and interactive discussions intended to maximize understanding of this challenging material.

Type Date Location
Classroom Sep 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA
Classroom Nov 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albany, NY
Classroom Mar 06, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom May 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO


Miscellaneous Organic NESHAP (MON) Operating Scenarios Complimentary Webinar

Operating scenarios hold the key to compliance for TheMiscellaneous Organic NESHAP, or MON in 40 CFR 63, Subpart FFFF. The MON operating scenario records are an ever-changing summary of MON applicability determinations and key compliance data, while the MON reporting requires facilities to submit initial operating scenario and notification of any updates as they occur. Given the wide breadth and quantity of data tracked, effective compliance with the operating scenario recordkeeping and reporting provisions can be a daunting task.  To help aid these efforts, attendees for this webinar will be provided a detailed review of the extensive data required in a MON operating scenario records, a practical analysis of MON reporting for new operating scenarios and process changes, and a discussion of what a strong manage of change program should provide. 


Type Date Location
Webinar Jul 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST/CDT Online


NSR/PSD Compliance Workshop

This 2-day course benefits plant and corporate environmental professionals with compliance, auditing, and air permitting responsibilities. The course covers essential topics such as permit applicability assessments, key regulatory definitions, types of modifications, exemptions, and emissions netting/emissions change calculations and thresholds. It also addresses best available control technology (BACT)/lowest achievable emission rate (LAER) assessments, dispersion modeling, Class I areas, and non-attainment offsets. The course includes “real life” case studies and group exercises to maximize understanding of this challenging material.

Type Date Location
Classroom Jul 12 - 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Beaver Creek, CO
Classroom Sep 12 - 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Kansas City, MO
Classroom Nov 07 - 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
Classroom Feb 20 - 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Orlando, FL
Classroom Apr 24 - 25, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom Jun 12 - 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Richmond, VA


Overview of Air Quality Regulations

This 60-90 minute module provides an overview of Clean Air Act programs and requirements. It covers the air pollutants addressed by CAA programs, how EPA defines clean air, how states implement CAA provisions, air permitting programs for industrial sources, and standards related to new sources and emitters of air toxics. It also describes EPA’s Risk Management Program, requirements related to ozone-depleting substances and pollutants that contribute to the formation of acid rain, and most recently, requirements around greenhouse gas emissions. This module is a go-to resource for environmental professionals new to air quality responsibilities, operations personnel who need general familiarity with air quality requirements, and anyone who needs a refresher on the complex air programs.

Type Availability Length
ELearning On Demand 60-90 minutes


Overview of Environmental Regulations

This 60-90 minute module provides an overview of major U.S. environmental laws, the role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the interplay between state and federal regulations, and key requirements of environmental regulations affecting industrial facilities. The user can examine each topic sequentially or select the topic of immediate concern. Each module covers applicability and key regulatory requirements. Knowledge checks are provided throughout the course to ensure mastery of important concepts. This training module provides a comprehensive overview for environmental professionals who are new to the field or specific media responsibilities, or who just need a refresher, as well as operations, legal, or administrative personnel who need general familiarity with the environmental requirements that may impact a facility.

Type Availability Length
ELearning On Demand 60-90 minutes


RCRA Waste Refresher and Update

This 1-day course is designed for individuals with a basic understanding of waste management regulations who wish to strengthen and update their knowledge on more recent RCRA developments. The course provides a review of RCRA regulations, including important nuances, and an overview of recent regulatory developments. The course format includes interactive discussions and examples drawn from real scenarios. Course completion will enable attendees to:

  • Develop a clearer understanding of waste regulations
  • Catch up on the recent developments
  • Learn about upcoming regulations
  • Type Date Location
    Classroom Nov 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM New Orleans, LA
    Classroom Jun 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Newark, NJ


    Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Planning and Requirements

    This 1-day course is designed for managers and others responsible for developing and implementing SPCC plans. The course covers such essential topics as applicability criteria and exemptions, general requirements for all plans, specific requirements for each type of facility, integrity testing, exclusions, and environmental equivalence. The course format includes illustrative examples and case studies intended to maximize understanding of this topical material. Course completion will enable attendees to:

    • Determine when and how SPCC planning applies
    • Develop and implement SPCC plans
    • Understand the distinction between requirements and recommended practices

    Type Date Location
    Classroom Aug 29, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
    Classroom Apr 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Minneapolis, MN


    Title V Compliance Workshop

    This 1-day course is for new and experienced professionals interested in learning how to minimize the impact of Title V operating permits, reduce duplicate or unnecessary monitoring, and standardize permits across agencies. It provides strategies on how to ensure compliance while minimizing operational intrusions required by Title V permits. Example permit conditions are discussed to illustrate how agencies and companies have approached compliance demonstration requirements. Information on when to re-open a permit and the modification process will be provided.

    Type Date Location
    Classroom Jul 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Beaver Creek, CO
    Classroom Sep 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Kansas City, MO
    Classroom Nov 09, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
    Classroom Feb 22, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Orlando, FL
    Classroom Apr 26, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
    Classroom Jun 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Richmond, VA


    Understanding and Application of RMP/PSM Requirements

    This 1.5 day course is designed for plant and corporate staff who are responsible for elements of the RMP and PSM programs. Beneficial for new and experienced staff alike, it provides not only a broad understanding of the RMP and PSM requirements, but also discusses proposed changes to the requirements and recent enforcement activities. Instructor experience, group discussions, and examples of enforcement citations will be utilized to maximize understanding of this material. Course completion will enable attendees to:

    • Review their RMP and PSM programs against current applicability and compliance requirements
    • Understand impacts to their programs from potential changes to the RMP and PSM regulations
    • Evaluate recent enforcement activities to determine potential areas for improvement in their program documentation

    Type Date Location
    Classroom Jul 19 - 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Oklahoma City, OK
    Classroom Oct 18 - 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Boston , MA


    Understanding and Application of RMP/PSM Requirements - 2 day

    This 2 day course is designed for plant and corporate staff who are responsible for elements of the RMP and PSM programs. Beneficial for new and experienced staff alike, it provides not only a broad understanding of the RMP and PSM requirements, but also discusses proposed changes to the requirements and recent enforcement activities. Instructor experience, group discussions, and examples of enforcement citations will be utilized to maximize understanding of this material. Course completion will enable attendees to:

    • Review their RMP and PSM programs against current applicability and compliance requirements
    • Understand impacts to their programs from potential changes to the RMP and PSM regulations
    • Evaluate recent enforcement activities to determine potential areas for improvement in their program documentation

    Type Date Location
    Classroom Mar 08 - 09, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO


    Understanding Engines: Their Emissions and Your Compliance Requirements

    This 1-day course is for environmental personnel responsible for air regulatory compliance for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE). The course covers engine differentiations, air emission calculations, common air pollution controls, applicability and compliance requirements of the three main federal engine regulations (NSPS IIII, NSPS JJJJ, and NESHAP ZZZZ, a.k.a., the RICE MACT), and what to do if you’re just now finding out about your engines’ applicability. Group discussion and exercises help clarify this challenging material. Course topics include:

    • Engine design and air pollution control device feasibility
    • Why engine types are regulated differently
    • Rules of thumb for quickly assessing requirements for engines
    • Tools to understand regulatory requirements and anticipate compliance requirements

    Type Date Location
    Classroom Sep 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM St. Louis, MO
    Classroom Jan 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ
    Classroom Apr 17, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albany, NY


    Webinar: Strategic Environmental Permitting Considerations for Facility Expansions

    Considering expansion?  If so, don’t miss this webinar for a practical discussion of the permitting hurdles that must be cleared and tips for doing so efficiently. The webinar will include a review of the applicable permitting programs, typical timelines for permit review, and frequent stumbling blocks. Attendees will gain understanding on how to effectively manage environmental aspects of the project, how to prepare for the technical challenges, and the potential cost and timing implications.

    Presenters:
    Jay Hofmann - President/CEO
    Jay has taught hundreds of training courses over the past 30 years on new source permitting. He has also been personally involved the permitting of many industrial expansions and is a renowned expert on the regulatory requirements and how to ensure a streamlined process and flexible outcomes.

    Jose Orsini - Principal Consultant
    Jose has nearly 30 years of experience in environmental permitting and planning, including greenfield site developments and expansions for industrial, residential (including coastal),commercial, touristic, mass transportation, aviation, ports, landfills, and regional drinking water distribution projects.  He also has significant experience with environmental reviews conducted under NEPA.

    Type Date Location
    Webinar Jun 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST/CDT Online


    Webinar: Strategic Environmental Permitting Considerations for Greenfield Construction – A Fatal Flaw Perspective

    Planning construction of a new facility is a daunting task with environmental considerations among the most significant. Approaching the project with a fatal flaw perspective can save time and money by identifying any deal-breakers early in the process when there is still flexibility to mitigate issues or re-direct efforts. This webinar will guide attendees through the requirements for a new facility in a way that is designed to identify stumbling blocks early, mitigate problems effectively, and streamline the required processes while optimizing flexibility.

    Presenters:
    Jay Hofmann, President/CEO
    Jay has taught hundreds of training courses over the past 30 years on new source permitting. He has also been personally involved the permitting of many industrial expansions and is a renowned expert on the regulatory requirements and how to ensure a streamlined process and flexible outcomes.

    Jose Orsini - Principal Consultant
    Jose has nearly 30 years of experience in environmental permitting and planning, including greenfield site developments and expansions for industrial, residential (including coastal),commercial, touristic, mass transportation, aviation, ports, landfills, and regional drinking water distribution projects.  He also has significant experience with environmental reviews conducted under NEPA.

    Type Date Location
    Webinar Jun 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST/CDT Online