EHS Regulations Training

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


Air Quality Permitting in the Dakotas

Trinity’s one-day course offers comprehensive training on federal and North/South Dakota air regulations, permitting requirements, and updates on recent regulatory developments. The course proves especially beneficial to operations and environmental personnel from industry that are responsible for obtaining permits and maintaining air quality compliance, as well as those who need a general understanding of these issues. Frequent examples and practical information are provided throughout.

Type Date Location
Classroom Sep 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fargo, ND


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 Dec 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ
Classroom Jan 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT
Classroom Mar 18, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom May 20, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
Classroom Aug 05, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT


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 refrigerant systems (including leak repair provisions for equipment with refrigerant charge = 50 pounds), motor vehicle air conditioners, and halon fire suppression systems. In addition, the course will cover the recent 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 to the leak repair provisions with phased in compliance dates of 1/1/2017, 1/1/2018, and 1/1/2019. 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 refrigerant and other ODS requirements
  • Manage and/or improve refrigerant and ODS compliance programs
  • Audit existing refrigerant and ODS compliance programs

Type Date Location
Webinar Feb 12, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST/CDT Online
Classroom Jun 04, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Princeton, NJ
Classroom Jul 14, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seattle, WA
Classroom Aug 18, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dallas, TX


Hazardous Waste Combustion Workshop - CAA and RCRA Intertwined

This new 1-day course is designed for industry and environmental professionals who are working in the field of hazardous waste combustion and want to better understand topics surrounding the combined authority and implementation of RCRA and the HWC MACT requirements. The content covers the regulatory history, current regulations affecting hazardous waste combustion/management, implementation details, and industry resources. The course format includes classroom lecture with interactive discussions throughout that are intended to maximize understanding of the dual regulatory structure.

Type Date Location
Classroom Nov 20, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Atlanta, GA
Classroom Mar 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pittsburgh, PA
Classroom Apr 15, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Chicago, IL


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 Dec 12 - 13, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ
Classroom Mar 19 - 20, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom May 21 - 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
Classroom Aug 06 - 07, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT


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 Nov 12 - 13, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gulfport, MS
Classroom Feb 25 - 26, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albuquerque, NM
Classroom Jul 14 - 15, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Baltimore, MD


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 13 - 14, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tampa, FL
Classroom Apr 28 - 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM New Orleans, LA
Classroom May 19 - 20, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Boston, MA


Introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Permitting

This 1-day 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
Classroom May 13, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albuquerque, NM
Classroom Oct 02, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO


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 Dec 10, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ
Classroom Jan 21, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT
Classroom Mar 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom May 19, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
Classroom Aug 04, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT


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 Nov 12 - 13, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA
Classroom Feb 18 - 19, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Charlotte, NC
Classroom Apr 28 - 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
Classroom Jul 08 - 09, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Beaver Creek, CO
Classroom Sep 15 - 16, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM St. Louis, MO


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 Apr 21, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Syracuse, NY
Classroom Jun 16, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT
Classroom Sep 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Richmond, VA


Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Essentials

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 Apr 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Iowa City, IA
Classroom Jul 28, 2020 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX


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.

SEATING IS LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!

Type Date Location
Classroom Nov 11 - 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM New Orleans, LA
Classroom Jan 27 - 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Long Beach, CA
Classroom Sep 21 - 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX


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 Nov 14, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA
Classroom Feb 20, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Charlotte, NC
Classroom Apr 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
Classroom Jul 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Beaver Creek, CO
Classroom Sep 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM St. Louis, MO


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 04 - 05, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ
Classroom Jul 15 - 16, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Chicago, IL
Classroom Oct 07 - 08, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX


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 Nov 05, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
Classroom Mar 03, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Houston, TX
Classroom Jun 18, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO
Classroom Sep 15, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Ann Arbor, MI


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; storm water permitting and compliance; spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPCC) planning and compliance; wetlands permitting; 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. We will also briefly discuss recent regulatory changes and proposed changes to the definition of “waters of the US” and implications on the permitting programs.

Type Date Location
Classroom Jul 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dallas, TX