Online Environmental Bootcamp (32 Hours)
This Basic Environmental Boot Camp course provides a broad range of environmental regulation and their applicability to different industry. This course is design to help both new and veteran professionals to maintain the regulation and compliance required for their facility. This dynamic and interactive 32 hour course review the background of each environmental law/regulation, carry you into the specifics, and provide expert insights into how the laws and regulations may apply to your facility. If you are a seasoned veteran in the world of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), then this is an excellent refresher course to meet annual training needs. Basic Environmental Compliance Boot Camp covers the following topics:
Introduction to Environmental Law: This module of the course looks over the basis and statue of the federal environmental laws. Module provides a brief introduction of all major environmental laws and regulations such as the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).
Clean Air Act: This Module of the course covers the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA). This module describes the legislative overview of the CAA and describes in detail the history of Clean Air Act. This includes Criteria Pollutants, their health effects and the achievements of CAA. After providing a framework of the scope of the areas covered by the Act, the course will review each major CAA title (as modified by the 1990 Amendments).
Title V Air Permit: This module of the course is designed to introduce students to the terms and concepts associated with Title V requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990. The level of information is such that the course will provide an overview for technical, non-technical, management and other personnel needing to understand the fundamentals of the Title V permit process.
Clean Air Act: This module of the course provides insight on the controls focused on discharges to surface water, which evolved out of The Clean Harbors Act of 1899. Pollution controls were added in 1948, 1956 and 1965. In 1972, point source discharges were developed to place theoretical limits of contaminants that bodies of water could handle. This course provides a foundation to help us understand the use and need for clean water with an ever-growing demand for it.
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit: This module of the course examines, in-depth, the key provisions of the Clean Water Act, including technology-based requirements, effluent limitations, water quality standards, permitting, enforcement, control of polluted runoff, and resolution of interstate disputes. The module evaluates the success of the Clean Water Act in protecting and improving water quality and discusses other statutory and common law mechanisms for water pollution control. The course provides significant practice with interpretation of statutes and regulations.
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA): This module of the course is designed to present a summary of the MAJOR components of the SDWA as it exists today. This course covers the history of drinking water regulation in the United States prior to SDWA's enactment, as well as an overview of SDWA's evolution up to and including the 1996 Amendments. It describes the process used to set drinking water standards. This module looks at Compliance, What is required according to the Public Notification Rule, Consumer Confidence Reports, Total Coliform Rule, Surface Water Treatment Standards, The Disinfection by Product Rules, Lead and Copper Rule, Inorganic Contamination, and Radionuclides Contamination.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA): This module of the course is an in-depth study of the application of hazardous waste regulations with an emphasis on generator compliance, site investigation & remediation, permitting, enforcement, and liability. This module also provides an in-depth examination of the regulation of toxic and hazardous substances, this course will address major federal legislation regarding the management and disposal of hazardous wastes, and the clean-up of disposal sites (toxic waste dumps) contaminated by hazardous substances. This module also address associated disposal and clean-up issues, such as those involving state restrictions on the interstate and international transportation of hazardous wastes, criminal and civil liabilities for illegal activities, and insurance coverage for clean-up liability. Information on how to comply with the 2006 Hazardous Waste Manifest changes is also included.
Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HMTA): This module of the course is intended to serve as an introduction to the principles, regulations, policies and opinions of environmental regulation and hazardous materials management and transportation. Upon completion, the student will have a working knowledge of various aspects of hazardous materials as they relate to compliance with current federal, state and local environmental regulations. The course provides an overview of the requirements to safely transport hazardous materials. It also discusses some of the regulatory requirements of the Department of Transportation.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA ): This module of the course provides students with a basic understanding of many of the major provisions of CERCLA that are currently in place including, release reporting requirements in CERCLA Section 103 and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) Sections 302-312. This module provides an in-depth review of the Remedial investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) process as it applies to DOE's environmental restoration program. Topics include Superfund program, cleanup and abatement orders, release reporting, the National Contingency Plan (NCP), the administrative record and the hazard ranking system, among other topics. At the conclusion of this module, students will have pre-advance knowledge of appropriate regulations and work practices subject to hazardous waste management and cleanup requirements.
Underground Storage Tank: This module of the course offers a general review of the US laws & regulations on UST and regulations in terms of Underground storage tanks that leak hazardous substances. This module is designed to familiarize you with the universe of regulated USTs, and the technical and financial requirements that apply to them. The course also focuses on petroleum equipment, rules and responsibility of facility, and best management practice in case of leak or release.
Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Act (SPCC ): SPCC Plans are required by the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990. This module of the course is to provide students with the basic requirements of SPCC, emergency response in the event of a release, and to prevent discharges of petroleum products from reaching navigable waters of the United States. This module overviews the spill and leak prevention measures and training of employees minimize chances of accidental discharge.
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA): This module of the course presents the theories, principles, and approaches to emergency management. It is designed to help a facility owner or operator comply with the reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, 42 U.S.C. s. 11001, et seq. (SARA). An analysis of past disasters will be presented along with their impacts on policy formation leading up to the current FEMA all-hazards approach. The role, duties, and importance of the Emergency Manager will be discussed throughout the Module. Finally, legal issues involving emergency management will be presented.