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EHS Regulations Training

Trinity Consultants provides extensive professional training on air quality, water quality, and waste management regulations at convenient locations.


Clean Water Act Permitting and Compliance

This 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 Mar 03, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
Classroom Jun 09, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Chicago, IL
Classroom Sep 22, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO
Classroom Sep 28, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Nashville, TN


Compliance Workshop for Refrigerants & 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 refrigeration systems (including leak repair provisions for Class I and II ODS appliances with refrigerant charge ≥ =50 pounds), motor vehicle air conditioners, and halon fire suppression systems. In addition, the course covers the 2016 and 2020 updates to the refrigerant management requirements within 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F, including extension of the rules to non-ODS substitutes, revised appliance disposal requirements, and overhaul of the leak repair provisions. 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 with regard to refrigerant and other ODS requirements;
  • Manage and/or improve refrigerant and ODS compliance programs; and
  • Audit existing refrigerant and ODS compliance programs.

Type Date Location
Classroom Feb 11, 2021 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Louisville, KY
Classroom Jul 13, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seattle, WA
Classroom Sep 09, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Washington, DC


Environmental Reporting Requirements in Virginia Webinar Series Part 1 - Air Reporting

This 3-part webinar series provides an overview of the environmental reporting fundamentals and requirements during a typical calendar year for facilities in Virginia. The course addresses major environmental reports required through the implementation of practical work exercises that cover program applicability through completion of required forms. A discussion of best practices, or compliance techniques, is also provided.

Type Date Location
Webinar Dec 16, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST/EDT Online
Webinar Jan 20, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST/EDT Online


Environmental Reporting Requirements in Virginia Webinar Series Part 2 - Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) Reporting

This 3-part webinar series provides an overview of the environmental reporting fundamentals and requirements during a typical calendar year for facilities in Virginia. The course addresses major environmental reports required through the implementation of practical work exercises that cover program applicability through completion of required forms. A discussion of best practices, or compliance techniques, is also provided.

Type Date Location
Webinar Feb 24, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST/EDT Online
Webinar Apr 21, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST/EDT Online
Webinar May 19, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST/EDT Online


Environmental Reporting Requirements in Virginia Webinar Series Part 3 - Water/Waste Reporting

This 3-part webinar series provides an overview of the environmental reporting fundamentals and requirements during a typical calendar year for facilities in Virginia. The course addresses major environmental reports required through the implementation of practical work exercises that cover program applicability through completion of required forms. A discussion of best practices, or compliance techniques, is also provided.

Type Date Location
Webinar Nov 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST/EDT Online
Webinar Mar 24, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST/EDT Online
Webinar Jun 23, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST/EDT Online


Introduction to Air Quality Regulations

This 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 Mar 04 - 05, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
Classroom Jun 10 - 11, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Chicago, IL
Classroom Sep 30 - Oct 01, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Nashville, TN


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 Jan 12 - 13, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO
Classroom Jul 13 - 14, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Portland, ME


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 Feb 11 - 12, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pittsburgh, PA
Classroom Apr 27 - 28, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM New Orleans, LA
Classroom Jun 16 - 17, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lexington, KY
Classroom Sep 16 - 17, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ


Introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Permitting

This course presents an introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting requirements. The course discusses the NEPA “stop and think” process for federal projects including the required analyses and timeline.

Type Date Location
Webinar Dec 02 - 03, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST/MDT Online
Classroom Apr 22, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA
Classroom May 18, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ
Classroom Sep 16, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City , UT


Introduction to Waste Management/RCRA

This 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 Mar 02, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
Classroom Jun 08, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Chicago, IL
Classroom Sep 23, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO
Classroom Sep 29, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Nashville, TN


Jurisdictional Boundaries in Midstream: PSM v. PHMSA

In this course, you will examine the boundary between PHMSA and PSM when a pipeline enters a midstream facility. Midstream operations are familiar with the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulation but may not be familiar with where the Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation applies to their operations. This course will examine terminal operations, railcars and trucks, and underground storage.

The instructor will walk participants through real-world examples of determining PSM jurisdiction and applicability, including lessons learned from violations and citations as well as exemptions. At the end of this course, participants should be able to understand the elements involved in evaluating the PSM/PHMSA jurisdictional boundaries at a midstream facility.

Type Date Location
Classroom Dec 02, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX


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 Feb 24 - 25, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Orlando, FL
Classroom Apr 27 - 28, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom Sep 21 - 22, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Columbus, OH


Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permitting Applicability and Avoidance Strategy in Alabama

This ½-day course is designed for environmental personnel who have facilities that are subject to or potentially subject to PSD permitting. The course covers such essential topics as key definitions contained in the federal and state PSD rules, PSD applicability assessments and exclusions, and strategies to avoid PSD permitting as allowed within the framework of the regulations.

Course completion enables attendees to:

  • Understand basic PSD applicability procedures and complicated PSD applicability assessments and exclusions
  • Learn to conduct a contemporaneous netting analysis
  • Air Quality Permitting in Alabama is a recommended prerequisite course

    Type Date Location
    Classroom Apr 28, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mobile, AL
    Classroom Sep 21, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Birmingham, AL


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

    This 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 Jun 16, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Westchester County, NY


    Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Essentials for Arizona Facilities

    This 1/2-day course is designed for individuals responsible for developing, certifying and implementing SPCC plans. The course covers applicability, general requirements for all plans, specific requirements based on facility type, available plan formats, templates, tools and techniques. Course completion will enable attendees to:

    Type Date Location
    Classroom Aug 24, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Phoenix, AZ


    Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Essentials for Nebraska Facilities

    This 1/2-day course is designed for individuals responsible for developing, certifying and implementing SPCC plans. The course covers applicability, general requirements for all plans, specific requirements based on facility type, available plan formats, templates, tools and techniques. Course completion will enable attendees to:

    Type Date Location
    Classroom May 05, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Omaha, NE


    Stormwater Management Essentials

    This half-day course covers the essentials needed to comply with your stormwater management program, including how to craft a plan to provide the greatest operational flexibility and how to choose the best control measures. Practical strategies for managing day-to-day compliance will be a focus of this training.

    Type Date Location
    Classroom Aug 25, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Phoenix, AZ


    Tank Regulations Primer

    This two-day course covers two major topic areas: (1) a primer on storage tank and floating roof features, and (2) detailed instructions on air regulations that apply to storage tanks. Mr. Rob Ferry, who has been involved with storage tanks for more than 40 years, will work with his Trinity colleagues to instruct the course.

    The storage tank primer provides a review of the types of above ground storage tanks and the types of floating roofs that are used in storage tanks, and also provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of the types of rim seals, deck fittings and deck seams common to floating roofs.

    The course then reviews how the various storage tank air regulations fit into the overall EPA regulatory structure and reviews the specific requirements of the regulations. Topics include determination of applicability of the regulations, comparison of the detailed requirements in the various regulations, and outlining of the compliance tasks required by the regulations. Additional topics include guidance on how to conduct the required inspections and a discussion of frequently encountered regulatory interpretation issues.

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    Type Date Location
    Classroom Dec 01 - 02, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albany, NY
    Classroom Jan 12 - 13, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tampa, FL
    Classroom Jul 27 - 28, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO
    Classroom Sep 20 - 21, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX


    Title V Compliance Workshop

    This 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 Nov 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ
    Classroom Feb 26, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Orlando, FL
    Classroom Apr 29, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
    Classroom Sep 23, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Columbus, OH


    Understanding and Application of RMP/PSM Requirements

    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. Throughout the course, the instructor utilizes their industry & consulting experience and solicits attendee discussion to highlight challenges and best practices to implement and manage RMP / PSM programs at their facility. Key program elements with ongoing requirements such as Management of Change, Mechanical Integrity, Process Safety Information, Operating Procedures, and Emergency Response Plans are discussed in more detail. 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 03 - 04, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Kansas City, KS
    Classroom Jul 28 - 29, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Columbia, SC
    Classroom Oct 20 - 21, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM New Orleans, LA


    Understanding Engines: Their Emissions and Your Compliance Requirements

    This course is designed 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 Apr 08, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albuquerque, NM
    Classroom Apr 08, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albuquerque, NM
    Classroom Jun 24, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dulles, VA
    Classroom Sep 21, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Oakland, CA
    Classroom Sep 23, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Irvine, CA


    Water Quality Compliance and Wastewater/Stormwater Permitting in Texas

    This new ½-day course is intended for environmental professionals responsible for water quality permitting and compliance management for their facilities. The course covers essential topics such as water permitting and compliance; stormwater permitting and compliance and other Clean Water Act (CWA) programs.

    Join us as we cover wastewater and stormwater permitting mechanisms in Texas. We will discuss individual as well as general permit options, and provide general guidance on applicability. 

    Type Date Location
    Classroom Jun 08, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dallas, TX