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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 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 05, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT
Classroom Aug 26, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
Classroom Oct 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Atlanta, GA


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
Classroom Aug 18, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dallas, TX
Classroom Feb 11, 2021 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Louisville, KY


Complimentary Webinar: What are “Good Faith Efforts”? PSM/RMP Compliance Discretion and COVID-19

In response to the health and safety concern presented by the coronavirus in essential industries, OSHA and the EPA have both published enforcement discretion notices that are meant to add some breathing room for facilities juggling regulatory compliance with personal safety. However, the stipulations put in place for facilities to lean on these temporary enforcement policies, especially with regard to the OSHA PSM and EPA RMP standards, are vague as to what facilities must do to qualify for leniency in compliance. Facilities must demonstrate “good faith efforts”, but what does that really mean with regard to PSM/RPM program elements?

This webinar will explore how COVID-19 can affect several major elements of your PSM/RMP program, what a“good faith effort” looks like to comply with that respective element, and howto document your decisions to ensure both OSHA and the EPA agree that acitation is not warranted. Will your facility properly leverage the interim enforcement policies to ensure regulator discretion is in your favor?

Join us as we examine how to determine the best way to align these enforcement discretion policies with internal PSM/RMP program goals so that your process safety program integrity is not sacrificed for a temporary reprieve on regulatory obligations.

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Type Date Location
Webinar Jun 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST/CDT Online


Effective SPCC Compliance Strategies

Do you struggle with SPCC Plan updates and compliance? In this webinar, we will share expert strategies to effectively and efficiently comply with SPCC requirements.

Type Date Location
Webinar Jun 03, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST/CDT 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 Aug 06 - 07, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT
Classroom Aug 27 - 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
Classroom Oct 29 - 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Atlanta, GA


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 14 - 15, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Baltimore, MD
Classroom Nov 04 - 05, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Ridgeland, MS
Classroom Jan 12 - 13, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO


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
Webinar Jun 01 - 02, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST/EDT Online
Classroom Feb 11, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pittsburgh, PA
Classroom Apr 27 - 28, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM New Orleans, LA


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 Aug 18, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albuquerque, NM
Classroom Oct 01, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO
Classroom Apr 22, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seattle, WA
Classroom May 18, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ


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 Aug 04, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Salt Lake City, UT
Classroom Aug 25, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Philadelphia, PA
Classroom Oct 27, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Atlanta, GA


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 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
Classroom Nov 10 - 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ
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


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 Sep 09, 2020 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuscaloosa, AL
    Classroom Apr 28, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mobile, AL


    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
    Webinar Jun 15 - 16, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST/MDT Online
    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 Jul 28, 2020 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
    Classroom May 05, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Omaha, NE


    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 Sep 21 - 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dallas, TX
    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


    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 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
    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


    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 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
    Classroom Mar 04 - 05, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Kansas City, KS


    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 Aug 13, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Denver, CO
    Classroom Sep 15, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Ann Arbor, MI
    Classroom Apr 08, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Albuquerque, NM


    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