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Introduction to Environmental Regulations (Multi-Media)

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


Course topics

Air Quality Issues, including:

  • Clean Air Act Overview
  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards
  • State Implementation Plans
  • New Source Review
  • New Source Performance Standards
  • NESHAPs and MACT Standards
  • Leak Detection and Repair
  • Risk Management Plans
  • Ozone Depleting Substances (refrigerants)
  • GHG Reporting
  • Acid Rain Program
  • Title V Operating Permits

Water Quality, including:

  • Clean Water Act Overview
  • Effluent Guidelines
  • Sampling, Analysis, Reporting
  • Pretreatment Permits for Indirect Discharges
  • NPDES Permits for Direct Dischargers
  • Stormwater Permitting
  • Army Corps of Engineer (404) Permits

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures

  • Applicability
  • Requirements

Drinking Water

  • Public Water Systems
  • Underground Injection Control

Waste Regulations (RCRA)

  • Hazardous Waste Identification
  • Generator Regulations
  • Used Oil
  • Universal Wastes

Underground Storage Tanks

  • Applicability
  • Requirements

Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know

  • Tier II/SDS Reporting
  • Toxics Release Inventory Reporting
  • Release Reporting

Toxic Substances Control Act

  • Lead, Asbestos, Radon, PCBs
  • Chemical Data Reporting

EPA Audit Policy

Compliance Resources

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Nov 04 - 05, 2020 -- Ridgeland, MS
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan 12 - 13, 2021 -- Denver, CO
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What others are saying about this course
  • The course instruction was great. I don't think it could be improved.
  • The handouts and binder are substantial resources that complimented the course well.
  • I liked the instructor. She brought enthusiasm and an investment in our learning that made it extremely easy to follow and understand.
  • I enjoyed the way the instructor presented the materials. She made sure we participated and encouraged questions and comments
  • The instructor was knowledgeable and the exercises helped bring all of the information together.

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