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A United States Government website produced by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA). This site provides access to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), The Federal Register, the e-CFR (a prototype of a daily updated version of the CFR), the system where you can comment on proposed regulations, and a discussion on how the rulemaking process works
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
This site enables users to search and comment on EPA regulations and significant guidance documents, and to learn how environmental regulations are written. The site also includes new sections for finding regulations and related documents, plus regulatory history, statutory authority, supporting analyses, compliance information, and guidance for implementation. Searches for regulatory information can be conducted by environmental topics, such as water or air, or by business sectors, such as transportation or construction.
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each volume of the CFR is updated once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basis.
The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a prototype of a currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The e-CFR prototype is a demonstration project. It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR prototype is authorized and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office (GPO). The OFR updates the material in the e-CFR on a frequent basis with the most recent date of update displayed on the home page.
Established by EPA to increase the transparency of the rulemaking process, Reg DaRRT serves as a portal to EPA's priority rules, providing citizens with earlier and more concise information about agency regulations. It also allows users to search for EPA rules that relate to specific interests. Rulemaking Gateway provides brief overviews of specific EPA rules and additional ways to search rules based on the phases they are in (e.g., pre-proposal, proposal), the topics they relate to (e.g., air, water), and the impacts they might have (e.g., impacts on small businesses or environmental justice).
This web site was put together as part of a port industry focus group effort. This tool emphases environmental, land-based, regulatory issues facing port tenants and authorities. Included are common port operations cross referenced with regulatory requirements; audit program incentive opportunities; enforcement case studies and updates; inspector checklists.
These are presidential documents which require Federal facilities to perform an action, participate in an activity, or develop and implement an environmental-related policy.
This 1991 memo includes factors that DOJ considers important in evaluating whether to prosecute environmental violations. These factors include voluntary disclosure of the violation, cooperation, preventative measures and compliance programs, persuasiveness of non-compliance, internal disciplinary action, and subsequent compliance efforts. It was the intent of DOJ to encourage self-auditing, self-policing, and voluntary disclosure of environmental violations stating that these activities are considered mitigating factors in the Department's environmental enforcement activities. The necessity of having a thorough environmental auditing program cannot be overemphasized. The priority that DOJ assigns to auditing and self-disclosure as critical mitigating factors in environmental criminal prosecutions is an indication of how important it is for federal facilities to develop and implement sound and thorough auditing programs.
EPA memorandum dated February 13, 2006, by Assistant Administrator Granta Y. Nakayama, reaffirming the existing Guidance on Calculating the Economic Benefit of Noncompliance by Federal Agencies issued on September 30, 1999.
DOD Environmental Standards for Substantial Installations in Foreign Countries
These documents are developed in accordance with DOD Instruction 4715.5, Management of Environmental Compliance at Overseas Installations, dated 22 April 1996, to address the protection of human health and the environment in each foreign country where DOD maintains substantial installations. Note these documents are only available to U.S. military personnel who have a FedCenter.gov membership account.
In accordance with DOD Instruction 4715.5, Management of Environmental Compliance at Overseas Installations, dated 22 April 1996, this document is used as a baseline in the development of Final Governing Standards. Note this document is only available to U.S. military personnel who have a FedCenter.gov membership account.
Guidance for the Clean Air Act (CAA)
EPA currently issues over 100 letters or memoranda per year on Clean Air Act (CAA) applicability or monitoring issues under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS, 40 CFR 60) and the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP, 40 CFR 61 and 63) programs. These written responses are broadly termed "applicability determinations". The ADI also contains "regulatory interpretations" which are written responses that apply to the broad range of NSPS and NESHAP regulatory requirements as they pertain to a whole source category; and applicability determinations issued pursuant to the chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) regulations, cited in 40 CFR 82. The ADI, a computerized database of such letters and memoranda, allows users to search by date, office of issuance, subpart, citation, control number, or string word searches.
Questions and answers concern how to prepare a RMP, submit a RMP, and accessing RMP information.
This website, provided by the EPA Office of Enforcement, is a collection of current, active EPA policies and guidance in relation to CAA, including: stationary sources; New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs); CAA Section 114 : Inspection, Entry and Monitoring; new source review (NSR); prevention of significant deterioration (PSD); mobile sources; and acid rain.
Answers to the most common questions related to the General Conformity Rule.
This document seeks to clarify the impact of the Clean Air Act (CAA) Conformity Rules (Proposed) on federal facilities. It was written by Bill Frank from the U.S. EPA Federal Facilities Enforcement Office (FFEO).
The final interpretation is that the plain language and structure of certain sections of the operating permits regulations (40 CFR 70 and 71) do not provide an independent basis for requiring or authorizing review and enhancement of existing monitoring in title V permits. EPA believes that other rules establish a basis for such review and enhancement. The final rule interpretation is effective on 16 January 2007. POC is Peter Westlin, EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Mail code: D243-05, 109 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone: (919) 541-1058; fax number (919) 541-1039; e-mail address: westlin.peter@epa.gov (Federal Register: December 15, 2006 [Rules and Regulations] , Page 75422-75431)
This document (EPA420-F-07-053, August 2007) responds to questions EPA has received concerning the manner in which the EPA intends to implement and ensure compliance with the regulations in the Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources (“MSAT2”) rulemaking published on February 26, 2007 (72 FR 8428).
Guidance for the Clean Water Act (CWA)
Starting on page 47058 of the attached file, a section by section, paragraph by paragraph discussion is recorded as to the intent of the regulation.
This map provides information about rainwater harvesting regulations throughout the United States. FEMP designed the map to help agencies decide where to implement rainwater harvesting projects. The interactive map lets users click on a state to learn about the state's rainwater harvesting regulations and technical resources.
This site details the steps to be taken towards meeting the EPA water program's strategic plans.
In instances when state-specific water quality standards have not been developed or approved by EPA, the Agency will propose and/or promulgate standards for a state until such time as the state submits and EPA approves their own standards. The lists do not include states, territories or tribes covered only by federal standards applicable to multiple states, such as the Bacteria Rule for Coastal and Great Lakes Waters, and the National Toxics Rule.
This EPA website provides a fact sheet for each of the 29 industrial sectors regulated by the multi-sector general permit (MSGP). Each fact sheet describes the types of facilities included in the sector, typical pollutants associated with the sector, and types of stormwater control measures used to minimize the discharge of the pollutants. The website also provides guidance on preparing a SWPPP and monitoring Stormwater as well as providing templates for SWPPPs.
EPA 833-R-04-002A, July 2004
The Office of Wastewater Management of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Water prepared this guidance document to assist municipalities that own or operate publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) in developing and implementing local pretreatment programs. It discusses issues such as how to determine pollutants of concern, the data needed to develop local limits, and implementing local limits.
EPA has issued final guidance on conducting effective post-construction compliance monitoring to assess the performance of measures implemented under long-term combined sewer overflow (CSO) control plans, as provided in EPA's 1994 CSO Control Policy. This guidance will assist CSO permittees in developing post construction compliance monitoring plans that collect sufficient data for evaluating the effectiveness of CSO controls and assessing compliance with the Clean Water Act requirements. See
This memorandum, dated 8 May 2006, is from the EPA Office of Water Assistant Administrator to the Regional Directors, Water Division Directors, and Branch Chiefs. The memorandum urges the use of the “qualifying local program” provision for the management and oversight of stormwater runoff from construction activities. This provision offers the opportunity to increase administrative efficiencies in the stormwater program by formally recognizing local construction management programs that meet or exceed the provisions in EPA's construction general permit.
Issued August 2013, the guidance document is intended to assist regional inspectors in reviewing a facility's implementation of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule at 40 CFR part 112 and understanding the rule's applicability, and to help clarify the role of the inspector in the review and evaluation of the performance-based SPCC requirements. The guidance document is also available to owners and operators of facilities that may be subject to the requirements of the SPCC rule and the general public on how EPA intends the SPCC rule to be implemented. The document is designed to provide a consistent national policy on several SPCC-related issues.
EPA has compiled state, territorial, and authorized tribal water quality standards that EPA has approved or are otherwise in effect for Clean Water Act purposes. In instances when state-specific water quality standards have not been developed or approved by EPA, the Agency will propose and/or promulgate standards for a state until such time as the state submits and EPA approves their own standards. Any federally proposed or promulgated replacement water quality standards are also identified. Please note the water quality standards may contain additional provisions outside the scope of the Clean Water Act, its implementing federal regulations, or EPA's authority. In some cases, these additional provisions have been included as supplementary information.
This site provides guidance for developing SWPPPs for construction activities as well as providing templates.
This is EPA's first "how-to" manual on designing and implementing water quality trading programs. The Toolkit helps NPDES permitting authorities incorporate trading provisions into permits.
Guidance for CERCLA
This website provides information about contaminated federal facility sites in specific communities, access to technical fact sheets and tools and resources to help government agencies and their contractors fulfill cleanup obligations.
In this document, dated 1 December 2008, the Department of Justice, said that the Pentagon had no legal grounds to resist cleanup orders from the EPA.
Guidance for EPCRA
This website focuses on EPA's compliance assistance tools supporting the Emergency Preparedness and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA). It enhances environmental compliance assistance by providing links to documents, tools, information and other related and linked Web sites for compliance with environmental requirements related to EPCRA.
Questions submitted to the EPA about EPCRA and their answers.
Guidance for FIFRA
EPA guidance on labeling secondary or service containers used for pesticides.
Guidance for the U.S. EPA's to use in determining the appropriate enforcement response and penalty amount for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Issued. Dec. 2009.
This site provides information on the revised standard and how best to comply.
Guidance for RCRA
This EPA website describer key federal responsibilities under RCRA, RCRA basics, and federal facilities enforcement of RCRA.
This is a database is designed to enable users to locate documents, including publications and other outreach materials, that cover a wide range of RCRA issues and topics.
This EPA website identifies which states have been authorized for which portions of RCRA. State authorization is a rulemaking process through which the EPA delegates the primary responsibility of implementing the RCRA hazardous waste program to individual states in lieu of the EPA.
Maintained by EPA's RCRA Enforcement Division, this site contains the policy, guidance, and other documents that are currently used in RCRA Enforcement and the RCRA Enforcement Policy and Guidance Archives with the documents that are no longer used. Topics include, but are not limited to: groundwater, inspections, permitting, and USTs.
Guidance for RCRA, Subtitle C
This memorandum, dated May 2013, transmits a separate revised memorandum that provides guidance and a checklist for evaluating the regulatory status of materials that would, under usual circumstances, be commercial chemical products (CCPs). CCPs are not solid waste if they are appropriately stored or managed for use, legitimately reclaimed, or appropriately stored or managed for legitimate reclamation; CCPs are solid waste if they are abandoned by being accumulated, or by being stored, or treated before, or as a means of, being disposed. The checklist is designed to assist in applying this regulatory structure to specific situations and evaluating whether a particular CCP, managed in a particular way, is a solid waste.
This EPA website provides information on the basic requirements, links to needed forms, and industry/sector specific information as well.
This document describes the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) hazardous waste listing regulations under the authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C and includes hyperlinks to information that EPA has generated over the years to explain the listing regulations. The objective of this document is to consolidate and streamline the information on listing regulations to help Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff, state staff, industrial facilities, and the public understand hazardous waste listing regulations.
This variance, effective November 2002, applies specifically to radioactively contaminated cadmium-, mercury-, and silver-containing waste batteries .The Regulatory Bulletin discusses the LDR treatment standard established for these mixed waste batteries, the DOE petition that requested the treatability variance, the rationale for granting the variance, and implementation at the State level.
This is an information management system designed to document the progress of each state and territory in establishing and maintaining RCRA-authorized hazardous waste management programs.
Guidance for RCRA, Subtitle I
This EPA website identifies issues associated with the storage of alternative fuels in USTs.
This EPA website provides and overview of the cleanup process as well as strategies that advance cleaning up stalled or legacy UST releases, as well as recently identified releases.
An EPA Brochure which highlights the implementation time frames.
Updated to reflect the 2015 revisions to the UST regulations, this 36-page booklet summarizes federal UST requirements for installation, reporting, spill and overfill prevention, corrosion protection, release detection, walkthrough inspections, compatibility, operator training, repairs, financial responsibility, release response, and closure.
The questions and answers in this document provide information about the 2015 underground storage tank (UST) regulation.
This database is designed to enable users to locate documents, including publications, OSW memos, and other outreach materials, that cover a wide range of RCRA issues and topics.
Maintained by EPA's RCRA Enforcement Division, this site contains the policy, guidance, and other documents that are currently used in RCRA Enforcement and the RCRA Enforcement Policy and Guidance Archives with the documents that are no longer used. Topics include, but are not limited to: groundwater, inspections, permitting, and USTs.
This website provides information on EPA, Regional, State, and Tribal points of contact for UST programs.
Guidance for the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
This website provides background information, guidance, and tools pertaining to the management of arsenic in drinking water at all sizes of community water systems.
This EPA website provides injection well owners or operators with the information they need to comply with Class II permitting requirements for DFHF. It also provides State Class II programs with SDWA information they need for DFHF in their states. Lastly, it provides general information on UIC Class II permitting as it applies to DFHF.
This EPA website provides a collection of updated guidance, tools, and overviews of the standards for drinking water contaminants.
This site details the steps to be taken towards meeting the EPA water program's strategic plans.
An EPA learning portal designed to help water systems, especially small water systems, comply with EPA's Arsenic Rule which is effective 23 January 2006. The portal enables the user to work through a decision tree and educate themselves about treatment options before committing to any given treatment.
This memorandum, dated 15 November 2006, clarifies EPA's expectations concerning the appropriate time increment used to express "total maximum daily loads" (TMDLs).
This EPA website provides background information on all types of UICs, fact sheets, guidance documents, and current regulatory requirements.
Overview of the new requirements for public water systems related to total coliforms management. The new requirements go into effect 1 April 2016.
This website provides background information, guidance, fact sheets, and tools to facilitate understanding the requirements of the Stage 1 and Stage 2 rules as well as implementing them.
Guidance for TSCA
This EPA website is a portal to health information, regulatory information, training, guidance documents, and O&M practices concerning asbestos.
EPA answers to questions on how to manage asbestos in renovation and demolition operations.
Memorandum issued on 14 August 2003 stating the Agency will not consider the transfer of ownership of real property that is contaminated with PCBs as a prohibited distribution in commerce of PCBs.
EPA Q&A manuals, guidance manuals, and policy statements.
EPA has issued guidance on the handling of PCB-containing fluorescent light ballasts in schools. While directed at schools, it applies to any other building owner or operator as well.
This EPA website provides information on which uses and/or manufacturing of asbestos is banned in the U.S.
Guidance for EPA Programs
Formerly known as the "Yellow Book" this website compendium of information provides field-level personnel a primer for complying with environmental requirements and understanding the enforcement and compliance processes used by EPA at federal facilities. Included on the site is a definition of what is included in the terminology "federal facilities," summaries of the enforcement process for federal facilities, and information on available assistance for achieving compliance.
This EPA website provides an overview of EPA's enforcement authority as well as copies of enforcement policy and guidance.
Key policy and guidance documents for EPA's compliance and enforcement program at federal facilities.
This website provides access to information on the status of regulatory actions by Agency. Users can select the EPA and review the titles of rules which are in the pre-rule, proposed rule, or final rule stage. Links are provided for the text of the rule and information provided on expected publication dates.
State Regulations
EnvCAP has prepared state resource locators for a wide range of topics to help you find important environmental compliance information specifically for your state. The topics include: stormwater, hazardous waste, asbestos, endangered species, wetlands, universal waste, air pollution, construction and demolition debris, lead-based paint, mercury, OSHA.
This provides a link to the state environmental regulatory agencies.
The Environmental Compliance Assistance Platform's state regulations locator tool.
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Databases/Software Tools
This EPA website provides federal and state compliance information and sustainability content for various combustion processes (i.e., boilers, incinerators, reciprocating internal combustion engines [RICE], and wood heating appliances) that are impacted by federal and state regulations. The site includes calculators to estimate emissions from boilers fired by: propane, butane, natural gas, and oil.
READ is the authoritative source of information about EPA information resources. Each information resource has a record in READ. Each record identifies if the information resource is an application/system or a model. The record also includes basic information about the resource such as: Title, Acronym, Description, Contact information, and Organization that owns or operates it. More detailed information also is available in a READ record, such as whether the resource supports a particular Governmental statute and, in the case of an application/system, how the application/system conforms to the Enterprise Architecture (EA). Life cycle information, user types, and access information are other data that can be found in a READ record.
The discharge monitoring report pollutant loading tool brings together millions of records and allows for easy searching and mapping of water pollution by local area, watershed, company, industry sector and pollutant. Searches can show "top 10" lists to help users easily identify facilities and industries that are discharging the most pollution and impacted waterbodies.
The TDB can help drinking water utilities, water treatment process design engineers, researcher organizations, federal and state regulators, professional organizations, environmental groups, and academicians. It can be used to identify effective drinking water treatment processes, to plan for future treatment plant upgrades, to provide information to first responders to spills or emergencies, to recognize research needs, to complement literature reviews and literature searches, and to assist regulators in Best Available Technology and Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) decisions.
The ECHO State Comparative Maps provide a quick interactive way to review national trends and compare states and territories.
The purpose of this web-based tool is to help a variety of stakeholders evaluate the economic and social impacts of pollution controls needed to meet water quality standards set for specific uses for a waterbody, such as swimming or fishing. This tool could be used by states, territories, tribes, local governments, industry, municipalities and stormwater management districts. The tool will help stakeholders identify and organize the necessary information, and perform calculations to evaluate the costs of pollution control requirements necessary to meet specific water quality standards. The tool prompts users to submit treatment technology information, alternative pollution reduction techniques and their costs and efficiencies, and financing information, as well as explain where that information can be found.
All self-disclosed civil violations, with the exception of new owner disclosures, must be made through the eDisclosure portal. Although EPA is not modifying the substantive conditions in its Audit Policy or Small Business Compliance Policy, the eDisclosure portal streamlines and modernizes EPA's approach to handling disclosures under these two policies. The changes will result in faster and more efficient resolution of self-disclosures, while saving considerable time and resources for regulated entities and EPA.
A Web-based tool that provides public access to compliance and enforcement information for approximately 800,000 EPA-regulated facilities. ECHO allows users to find permit, inspection, violation, enforcement action, and penalty information covering the past two years. The site includes facilities regulated as Clean Air Act stationary sources, Clean Water Act direct dischargers, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste generators/handlers. The data in ECHO are updated monthly.
CDX is the point of entry on the Environmental Information Exchange Network (Exchange Network) for environmental data submissions to the Agency. Its use is supported by the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) which provides the legal framework for electronic reporting under all of EPA's environmental regulations.
The site is used to report alleged violations of environmental law. Any member of the public can report an alleged violation. The site guides the user through the process and asks questions in a way that allows the person reporting a potential violation to clarify exactly what he or she is reporting. Once a tip is filed online, it is reviewed by the criminal enforcement program at EPA headquarters, within 48 hours if possible.
FedCenter.gov's Facility Regulatory Tour is an activity-based guide designed to help Federal facility environmental managers meet their regulatory requirements. It also provides information on green products, P2 opportunities and best practices related to a particular facility activity.
This website provides ready access to federally maintained geospatial data, services and applications. The website makes it possible for users to create customized maps using federal geospatial data and common geographic maps. They also can integrate their own data into the maps, and share the maps through Web browsers and mobile applications. The platform was developed by the Federal Geographic Data, an interagency committee chaired by the Secretary of the Interior. The panel also includes members from the Office of Management and Budget, Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Examples of maps in the system include: EPA cleanup sites; National Wetland Inventory; USA Soil Survey; and the USGS National Map.
Learn the condition of local streams, lakes and other waters anywhere in the US... quickly and in plain language. See if your local waterway was checked for pollution, what was found, and what is being done. The source of this information is a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) database of State water quality monitoring reports provided under the Clean Water Act.
The FedCenter's My Community / My Facility page provides access to the numerous data systems which contain information about issues such as: your compliance record, the permits you have, the wastes generated by your facility and your neighbors, the status of your watersheds, air monitoring data, spills your facility has reported, and population statistics.
The MyEnvironment search application is designed to provide a cross-section of environmental information based on the user's location. It includes MyAir, MyWater, MyEnergy, MyHealth, MyClimate, MyLand, and MyEnvironmental Reports.
This portal provides access to groundwater data from multiple, dispersed databases in a web-based mapping application. The portal contains current and historical data including water levels, water quality, lithology, and well construction.The portal is sponsored by the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI).
The roster search and referral system is accessible to anyone contemplating the use of consensus building and dispute resolution services where environmental, natural resources, or public lands issues are involved.
This EPA tool is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property. The Calculator accesses several national databases that provide soil, topography, rainfall, and evaporation information for the chosen site. The user supplies information about the site's land cover and selects the types of low impact development (LID) controls they would like to use.
A web-based electronic reporting tool that Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitted facilities can use to submit their monthly discharge monitoring reports (DMR). These reports certify whether permit holders are in compliance with their discharge standards.
The 2015 MSGP requires operators to electronically submit notices of intent (NOIs), annual reports, notices of termination (NOTs), discharge monitoring reports (DMRs), and no exposure certifications unless the EPA Regional Office has granted the operator an electronic reporting waiver, in which case the operator may mail the paper forms. EPA requires existing dischargers covered under the 2008 MSGP to submit a new NOI for coverage under the 2015 MSGP using NeT-MSGP, instead of the Stormwater eNOI (SWENOI) system used for the 2008 MSGP. Existing dischargers are not required to submit a notice of termination to terminate coverage under the 2008 MSGP. If your facility no longer needs industrial stormwater permit coverage, you do not need to submit an NOI for coverage under the 2015 MSGP. However, you should terminate coverage under the 2008 MSGP electronically using the SWENOI system (if your original NOI was submitted electronically) or by submitting a paper notice of termination form. NeT-MSGP is accessed through EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX). To access NeT- MSGP from CDX, users must create a CDX account registered in NeT-MSGP or update an existing CDX account by adding the NeT-MSGP program service.
The NPDES General Permit Inventory search tool allows users to search for NPDES general permits by permit number, permit name, state, EPA Region, date issued, date expired, or permit category. Search results display basic permit information, as well as a link to electronic permit documents when available. As of 2014 the database contains both stormwater and non-stormwater general permits. Because this is an ongoing effort, the search engine below may not include all general permits. If you are unable to find a permit or would like more information on a specific permit in the inventory, contact your permitting authority for assistance. EPA's general permits cover discharges in areas where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority, which includes four states (Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Mexico), Washington, D.C., all U.S. territories except the Virgin Islands, most Indian Country lands, federal facilities in four additional states (Colorado, Delaware, Vermont, and Washington), and a few additional areas as specified on the Specific State Program Status page. All other states have the authority to issue general permits.
This EPA web-based application that will allow users to easy access to chemical-specific information from the Office of Pesticide Programs' website and several other important sources. Pesticide Chemical Search is designed to consolidate information related to pesticide chemicals (active ingredients), making it easier to find related regulatory and scientific information.
This site provides information on the status of EPA's priority rulemakings, as well as information on the status of retrospective reviews of existing regulations.
The Safe Drinking Water Act requires states to report drinking water information periodically to EPA. This information is maintained in a federal database, the SDWIS Fed Data Warehouse. Included is basic information about each public water system, including: the system's name; ID number; city or county served; number of people served; type of system (residential, transient, non-transient); whether the system operates year-round or seasonally; and characteristics of the system's source(s) of water. SDWIS also include violation information and enforcement information including actions states or EPA have taken to ensure that a public water system returns to compliance if it is in violation of a drinking water regulation.
The SSOAP toolbox is a suite of computer software tools used for quantification of RDII and facilitating capacity analysis of sanitary sewer systems. This toolbox includes USEPA Storm Water Management Model Version 5 (SWMM5) for performing dynamic routing of flows through the sanitary sewer systems.
This database contains information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's drinking water regulations, as reported to EPA by the states. These regulations establish maximum contaminant levels, treatment techniques, and monitoring and reporting requirements to ensure that water systems provide safe water to their customers. This search will help you to find your drinking water supplier and view its violations and enforcement history since 1993.
This EPA tool is a dynamic rainfall-runoff simulation model used for single event or long-term (continuous) simulation of runoff quantity and quality from primarily urban areas. The runoff component of SWMM operates on a collection of subcatchment areas on which rain falls and runoff is generated. The routing portion of SWMM transports this runoff through a conveyance system of pipes, channels, storage/treatment devices, pumps, and regulators. SWMM tracks the quantity and quality of runoff generated within each subcatchment, and the flow rate, flow depth, and quality of water in each pipe and channel during a simulation period comprised of multiple time steps.
SUSTAIN is a decision support system to facilitate selection and placement of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Low Impact Development (LID) techniques at strategic locations in urban watersheds. It was designed for use by watershed and stormwater practitioners to develop, evaluate, and select optimal BMP combinations at various watershed scales on the basis of cost and effectiveness.
Scroll down the UIC overview page to reach this tool. EPA has ten regional offices. Each regional office oversees local state, territory, and tribal UIC activities. Select your state from the provided menu, or click on your region to find local UIC information about: public notices, ermitting and registration, Tribal concerns, Regional UIC guidance documents, and Contacts.
This is a data transfer system which now allows states, tribes and other organizations to share their biological and habitat monitoring results. All data shared using the WQX framework can be accessed on-line in the STORET Data Warehouse, EPA's repository for water quality data.
Directories/Catalogs/Newsletters
This monthly publication provide current information regarding environmental and energy-related actions and events throughout respective Federal EPA Regions. Events reported may be relevant to U.S. Army and other Military Services' activities and operations. The Reviews are designed to alert environmental decision makers, planners and program managers of developments potentially relevant to their overall responsibilities.
This monthly publication provide current information regarding environmental and energy-related actions and events throughout respective Federal EPA Regions. Events reported may be relevant to U.S. Army and other Military Services' activities and operations. The Reviews are designed to alert environmental decision makers, planners and program managers of developments potentially relevant to their overall responsibilities.
This monthly publication provide current information regarding environmental and energy-related actions and events throughout respective Federal EPA Regions. Events reported may be relevant to U.S. Army and other Military Services' activities and operations. The Reviews are designed to alert environmental decision makers, planners and program managers of developments potentially relevant to their overall responsibilities.
This monthly publication provide current information regarding environmental and energy-related actions and events throughout respective Federal EPA Regions. Events reported may be relevant to U.S. Army and other Military Services' activities and operations. The Reviews are designed to alert environmental decision makers, planners and program managers of developments potentially relevant to their overall responsibilities.
Provides links to compliance assistance resources users should know about.
Monthly bulletins summarize publicized investigative activity and adjudicated cases by EPA's Criminal Enforcement special agents, forensic specialists, and legal support staff.
Libraries/Repositories
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each volume of the CFR is updated once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basis.
This page contains an index of EPA documents related to water quality standards, including those referenced in the WQS Handbook. You can sort the index alphabetically, by publication date, or by topic.
Organizations
A professional organization dedicated to the development and professional practice of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) auditing. Its mission is to enhance the practice of EHS auditing by creating a national forum and organization to advance ideas, procedures and member interaction.
NEIC is the only environmental forensic center accredited for environmental data measurement activities. The Center conducts applied research to solve problems raised in the implementation of EPA rules and regulations and leads in developing innovative techniques, practices and procedures. NEIC promotes the transfer of new and/or applied technology, and works cooperatively with others who have environmental enforcement responsibilities or who work in the field of environmental science.
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Lessons Learned
 
General
Database of EPA's frequently asked questions.
This guide, dated January 2013 and released by American Rivers, encourages permitting approaches that encourage or require "low impact development" or "green infrastructure." The guide combines model permit language with excerpts from comment letters that have helped to drive permit evolution, and is intended to be a resource for community and watershed advocates.
Compliance Auditing
A part of EPA/305-B-04-003, Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, April 2005, this checklist addresses asbestos requirements related to construction.
This guide is an organized collection of information and series of options for industry, regulators, auditors, consultants and the public, intended to measure compliance with environmental performance standards against established benchmarks. It focuses on compliance with air, water, waste prevention, waste management, and toxic reduction standards for facilities in the United States. While the guide does not recommend a specific course of action, it establishes a tiered framework of essential components, beginning with those standards where a deviation presents the greatest potential public health, environmental, and business risks.
NOTE: This Guide must be purchased from ASTM.
A part of EPA/305-B-04-003, Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, April 2005, this checklist addresses information related to dredge and fill (Section 404) environmental requirements for construction projects.
A part of EPA/305-B-04-003, Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, April 2005, this checklist addresses emergency planning and notification requirements along with related clean-up issues.
A part of EPA/305-B-04-003, Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, April 2005, this checklist reviews the requirements for generators of hazardous waste.
A regulated entity has 21 days from the time it discovers that a violation has, or may have, occurred to disclose the violation in writing to EPA. Discovery is when any officer, director, employee or agent of the facility has an objectively reasonable basis for believing that a violation has, or may have occurred. Entities must now make almost all disclosures through the eDisclosure System.
In the 11 April 2000 revised policy, the incentives that EPA makes available for those who meet the terms of the Audit Policy include the elimination or substantial reduction of the gravity component of civil penalties and a determination not to recommend criminal prosecution of the disclosing entity. The Policy also restates EPA's long-standing practice of not requesting copies of regulated entities' voluntary audit reports to trigger Federal enforcement investigations and reflects EPA's continuing commitment to encouraging voluntary self-policing while preserving fair and effective enforcement. It lengthens the prompt disclosure period to 21 days, clarifies that the independent discovery condition does not automatically preclude Audit Policy credit in the multi-facility context, and clarifies how the prompt disclosure and repeat violations conditions apply in the acquisitions context.
OCONUS Compliance Assessment Protocols (OCAP manuals) are environmental compliance assessment manuals intended for use by Department of Defense (DOD) installations that are located outside the Continental United States (i.e., OCONUS). The OCAP manuals are based on Final Governing Standards (FGS) developed specifically for use in countries that host larger DOD installations. The manuals enable users to: identify applicable environmental regulations, document instances of environmental noncompliance, develop action plans to eliminate the noncompliance, and prevent future noncompliance. Service-specific supplements to the FGS-based OCAP manuals are available for use by the U.S. Air Force and by the U.S. Army. The FGS-based manuals are updated as necessary; the service-specific supplements for use OCONUS are updated quarterly as necessary. FedCenter.gov membership is also required for access to these documents.
A part of EPA/305-B-04-003, Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, April 2005, this checklist planning, handling, storage, and training requirements related to the use and storage of petroleum products.
A part of EPA/305-B-04-003, Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, April 2005, this checklist addresses requirements for PCB processing and use prohibitions for construction activities.
A part of EPA/305-B-04-003, Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, April 2005, this checklist addresses Construction General Permit (CGP) requirements including planning and control measures.
The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Guide is a compliance assessment manual based on U.S. OSHA regulations. It consolidates requirements from the General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910) and the Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926), and it also includes those for Federal OSH programs and reporting (29 CFR 1904 and 1960). The OSH Guide may be used in self-audits, external audits, and as a reference tool. The manual enables users to: identify applicable regulations, document instances of noncompliance, develop action plans to eliminate the noncompliance, and prevent future noncompliance. Agency-specific supplements to the OSH Guide are available for the Air Force, the Air Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard. Also in this series are manuals based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements found in 10 CFR 20 and 10 CFR 31. The manuals are updated quarterly as necessary. Access is restricted to FedCenter.gov members and Federal Agency sponsorship.
Between 1997 and 2001 the EPA issued 11 audit protocols that provide coverage of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act (CWA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). In addition, there is a "how to" manual on designing and implementing environmental compliance auditing programs for Federal agencies and facilities. NONE OF THESE DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED SINCE THEIR ORIGINAL PUBLICATION.
For up-to-date regulatory information and audit process development, multiple Federal agencies use the U.S. TEAM Guide and the State Supplement to TEAM. These audit protocols/checklists address Federal and state/territory regulations in the following subject areas: air emissions; cultural resources, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, natural resources, NEPA, EMS, environmental noise, cleanup sites, pollution prevention, petroleum storage, pesticides use and storage, storage tanks, toxic substances (PCBs, asbestos, radon, lead-based paint), wastewater, and drinking water. These audit protocols/checklists are available to personnel from department/agency TEAM partners via FedCenter.gov membership. If your Department/Agency is not a TEAM partner, or for more information about TEAM, please view the fact sheet.
The Environmental Compliance Assessment System (ECAS) program was developed and implemented by HQDA in 1991-92 in response to the recommendation made by EPA in 1986. Active army installations are assessed for compliance performance approximately every three years.
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This memorandum, dated 7 July 2008, clarifies EPA's position regarding the relationship between EO requirements and proposed Federal Agency SEPs. The document explains those situations where a proposal that is similar in nature to directives of an EO may otherwise be acceptable under the SEP policy regarding acceptance of proposals "that may not have otherwise occurred" without the settlement.
The EPA's Civil Enforcement at Federal Facilities website provides compliance policy and guidance for federal facilities across the following enforcement topics: CAA, CERCLA, Cross-Media, CWA, EPCRA, FIFRA, RCRA, SDWA, and TSCA.
Key policy and guidance documents for EPA's compliance and enforcement program at federal facilities.
The EPA policy and guidance documents provided below relate to EPA's Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP) Policy that are currently in use.
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These slides were presented in December 2011 as a part of EPA's Watershed Academy.
Offered as part of the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) Continuing Education Courses, this course will provide an introduction to the concepts and technologies of low impact development, with an overview and emphasis on strategies for protecting and conserving water on site. If you don't have a WBDG account, you will have to register (for free) before gaining access to the courses.
The objective of this course is for each DoD student to comprehend advanced technical and regulatory requirements of air quality. The course will enable students to build on basic knowledge to effectively manage a complex and dynamic air quality program. Topics include: air emission inventory techniques, state implementation plans, permit maintenance, New Source Review, Air Force air quality issues, and legal issues.
This is a course offered to DoD students to prepare activity/installation Air Quality Managers for managing an activity/installation air quality management program. Topics include: Compliance, emission inventories and processes, sampling, permitting, pollution prevention and reduction strategy, control technology, indoor air quality, resource management, EPA perspective, conformity, sampling and analysis modeling, emission control technology and emission credits. The course is intended for military Active duty or a civil service employee working in air compliance whether at regional or facility level.
Learn more about the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly released proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. The webcast will provide a broad overview of the proposed rule and its costs and benefits. The webcast presentation will be posted in advance. Participants are eligible to receive a certificate for attending this webcast.
Offered by Federal Occupational Health, classroom training is available related to asbestos abatement, asbestos inspection, asbestos operations and maintenance, and asbestos awareness. The courses vary in duration depending on the complexity of the material being addressed.
This course is a joint EPA/State of California training. The course is designed to teach environmental agency inspectors and other environmental compliance professionals core knowledge, skills, and cross program awareness needed to conduct quality inspections.
This is an online eLearning course that is required of all inspectors seeking EPA inspector credentials and meets the requirements of EPA Order 3500.1. The course covers topics such as the role of the inspector, gathering and using evidence, sampling, inspection report writing, and the role of the inspector after the inspection is compete. This course is offered through the EPA National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) and is open to Federal (including non-EPA), state, local, and tribal personnel after they register for an Adobe Connect account via the NETI website. The link to access the available courses is also located at this website.
The General Conformity Rule ensures that the actions taken by federal agencies in nonattainment and maintenance areas do not interfere with a state's plans to meet national standards for air quality. The training module covers all aspects of the rule and is divided into four modules.
Becoming a skilled negotiator improves management effectiveness and preserves positive working relationships. The program works from the proven premise that every negotiation involves multiple dimensions of interests and introduces attendees to a straightforward model to plan and engage in negotiations effectively.
The overall goal of the course is for attendees to come away with an understanding of principles and techniques for maintaining a professional demeanor while managing conflict, as well as knowledge of strategies that help keep a conflict from getting in the way of productivity.
This day-long training provides the skills to develop, manage, monitor, document and promote a successful recycling program for construction and demolition debris. Participants receive three year Accreditation in Construction Waste Recycling and training to obtain LEED construction waste management points.
This one-hour webinar provides an introduction to EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website. ECHO is a regularly updated resource, available to both internal and external parties that allows users to access detailed information including, but not limited to, the compliance status, inspection history, and pollutant discharges at any specific EPA-regulated site. ECHO focuses on Clean Air Act stationary sources, Clean Water Act dischargers, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste handlers, and Safe Drinking Water Act public water system. Webinar participants will learn how to work with all of ECHO's features and will gain understanding of a valuable resource that can enhance their understanding of monitoring and enforcement of environmental regulations. Anyone who does work involving EPA-regulated sites will benefit from learning about ECHO and its various features.
Training is sponsored by the Auditing Roundtable. It addresses issues such as ethics and standards of conduct, audit program design, pre-audit activities, onsite audit activities, post-audit activities, and internal controls.
Addresses inventorying chemicals, emergency planning, emergency releases, and community right-to-know.
This webcast will focus on two key elements of energy management for utilities-(1) determining how much energy your utility is using in each part of your operation and (2) conducting an energy audit to identify specific opportunities for greater efficiency and expected cost savings. Information on various assessment and audit tools will be provided, including those geared specifically to small and medium sized utilities.
Training is sponsored by the Auditing Roundtable. It addresses regulatory applicability, typical process operations, and pollution prevention.
This Site provides information on available, accredited renovation, repair, and painting trainers accredited by EPA.
This course will identify the ways in which unethical behaviors, by white collar criminals, might affect the course of an inspection or an investigation. Course Objectives: Defining ethics as it is related to the environmental enforcement professional; Understanding the concept of environmental justice; Understanding the difference between ethics and morals; Understanding the ethical issues for the environmental enforcement professional. This course is offered through Project EnCriPT, Environmental Crime Program Training. Project EnCriPT is a training resource for various aspects of environmental enforcement. It is a cooperative agreement between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, or LEMIT, a division of Sam Houston State University's Criminal Justice Center.
Facilitation skills are used to form productive teams, plan programs, and to implement controversial projects. Trained facilitators help groups communicate productively, constructively manage diverse points of view, and create concrete actions as a result of meetings.
These are training materials developed by GSA. The training targets GSA's building managers but can be used as needed for helping to develop your own agency's training program. The materials include a test, or assessment at the end to quiz trainees on what they have learned.
This online course contains an overview of Cal/EPA Boards, Departments and local agencies, environmental law, environmental science, the role of the environmental inspector and basic field health and safety.
This rule applies to gasoline tanker trucks and gas stations. It sets practice standards and requires recordkeeping. Requirements are based on your monthly throughput.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to describe the following: general principles of quality assurance; general quality assurance considerations for the acquisition, installation, and operation of air quality monitoring systems; quality control programs and data quality assessment for SLAMS and PSD air monitoring; and audit criteria and procedures for air quality monitoring networks.
These are training materials developed by GSA. The training targets GSA's building managers but can be used as needed for helping to develop your own agency's training program. The materials include a test, or assessment at the end to quiz trainees on what they have learned.
This 5-day course is designed for personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and, to a lesser extent, response to an accident involving hazardous materials. It provides basic information needed to meet the forty hours training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). After completing this course, participants will be more knowledgeable in hazardous waste operations, team functions, personnel health and safety procedures, and operation of field monitoring equipment. This course is limited to personnel from EPA, other Federal agencies, Tribes, and State and Local Government, and is free of charge for them. Personnel not directly employed by a government agency (e.g. private industry or contractor) cannot be accepted into this course.
Training is sponsored by the Auditing Roundtable. It addresses health and safety regulatory applicability and impacts of various work activities.
This course introduces terms used in ambient air monitoring and presents practical information about the monitoring process. Theoretical monitoring concepts are also described.
The goal of this course is to familiarize air pollution inspectors with the principles of baseline inspection techniques, to present basic descriptions of fan and ventilation system operations and specific air pollution control devices, and to present the applicable Level 1 and 2 inspection steps for these control devices. The course also presents general considerations for all facility inspections, including safety procedures.
This APTI course is an introduction to the operation of boilers. It is designed for engineers and other technical persons responsible for inspecting boilers. The course focuses on the major components of boilers and how boilers operate to produce steam, heat and electricity.
Sponsored by EPA's APTI, this introductory course is designed to assist air pollution professionals and others in understanding the process of developing an air emissions inventory. The course will define common terms and concepts associated with the development of an emissions inventory as well as presenting and explaining the various components of developing an air emissions inventory. This course will cover the major aspects of preparing emission inventories by examining each step in the emissions inventory development process. This is course number APTI SI: 419A.
This one hour web-based course makes available consistent, high quality environmental justice training to Federal personnel across the country.
This course is offered through the EPA National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) and is open to Federal (including non-EPA), state, local, and tribal personnel after they register for an Adobe Connect account via the NETI website. The link to access the available courses is also located at this website.
This 24 hour course provides information needed by personnel who generate hazardous waste to perform their duties safely and in compliance with legal and Navy policy standards. The RCRA regulation 40 CFR 262 establishes standards for HW generators. In California, this course covers - Title 22. For other states, upon request, this course can be modified to include local state laws and requirements. This course is offered by the Navy and personnel eligible to attend include personnel (military or civilian) who generate, package, handle, store, transport, or manage hazardous materials or waste in the performance of their duties.
This APTI course is designed to introduce students to the terms and concepts associated with Title V requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The level of information is such that the course will provide an overview for technical, nontechnical, management, and other personnel needing to understand the fundamentals of the Title V permit process.
This EPA presentation provides an introduction to injection wells, the framework of the UIC program, relevant geology, and the challenges facing today s UIC program.
This EPA presentation is designed to acquaint technical personnel with basic permitting components and issues.
Offered by Federal Occupational Health, classroom training is available related to lead abatement, lead inspection, lead paint repair and maintenance, and lead awareness. The courses vary in duration depending on the complexity of the material being addressed.
EPA is hosting a 3 part webinar series discussing the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). This webinar will cover lead and copper federal requirements, health effects and sources, monitoring requirements, 90th percentile calculations, requirements to inform the public, and requirements related to treatment changes and new sources. This webinar will be repeated 18 May 2016.
EPA is hosting a 3 part webinar series discussing the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). Presenters will discuss public education requirements, corrosion control treatment, optimal water quality parameters, source water monitoring, and lead service line replacement requirements. This webinar will be repeated 29 June 2016.
This EPA website links to state requirements and training opportunities for drinking water facility operators.
Offered by the Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC), This course provides an overview of low-impact development approaches and resources for building industry professionals. Low Impact Development (LID) is an alternative, systems-level approach to conventional stormwater management. Critical for the Pacific Northwest where water quality and salmon habitat protection are key issues, LID offers opportunities for sustainable site design and water efficiency.
The purpose of the course is to recertify housekeeping and medical facility personnel who package and ship regulated medical waste. Personnel who package and ship other biomedical material (e.g. samples and specimens) should register for the 5-day USAPHC Transport of Biomedical Materials Course. This course is offered by the U.S. Army Public Health Command.
These slides were presented in December 2011 as a part of EPA's Watershed Academy.
This EPA webinar presented on 29 March 2016 the performance of various POU/POE treatment systems.
Originally offered by the EPA's Water Permits Division in September 2012, this course is intended for Pretreatment Coordinators, Industrial Dischargers, and Consultants.
Originally offered by the EPA's Water Permits Division in September 2010, this 2-h course discusses the background of industrial wastewater surveys used to identify industrial user discharges of concern to POTWs and procedures for conducting surveys.
Originally offered by the EPA's Water Permits Division in June 2011, this 2-h course is intended to inform interested parties who might otherwise be unfamiliar with the requirements of the National Pretreatment Program. Topics reviewed will include how the Clean Water Act pertains to the program, the General Pretreatment Regulations, and the POTW pretreatment program implementation requirements.
Originally offered by the EPA's Water Permits Division in September 2011, this 2-h course is intended to inform interested parties who might otherwise be unfamiliar with the requirements of the National Pretreatment Program. This webcast defines the 3 types of Pretreatment Standards, the users associated with them, and how these standards are applies.
Originally offered by the EPA's Water Permits Division in October 2012, this course is intended for Pretreatment Coordinators, Industrial Dischargers, and Consultants.
Originally offered by the EPA's Water Permits Division in January 2011, this 2-h course discusses the regulatory background or the POTW's requirement to conduct compliance inspections at industrial facilities, required compliance inspection frequencies for the different industrial user classifications, procedures for conducting compliance inspections, inspector responsibilities and qualifications, and procedures for handling confidential information.
Originally offered by the EPA's Water Permits Division in September 2011, this 2-h course is intended for POTW personnel responsible for local pretreatment program implementation. This webcast provides an overview of the local limit development process, the implementation of local limits on discharges to POTW, and the content of a local limit evaluation report.
From EPA, multiple modules addressing topics such as containment buildings, air emissions at hazardous waste sites, drip pads, tanks, used oil, universal waste, closure, etc. These modules were developed to be used as training for call center specialists. These modules are no longer updated by the EPA but can be used as a reference.
An overview of microbial contaminants, the health risks they pose, treatment techniques, the SDWA, and 6 year review. This training is presented by EPA.
Powerpoint presentation providing insight to the August 2013 revision to the Guidance for Regional Inspectors. Presentations on the material were done throughout October and November 2013.
This EPA training provides an overview of the risk communication requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
An interactive, behind-the-scenes, approach to understanding the programs, regulations, and people that protect your drinking water. This training is presented by EPA.
A series of PDF presentations by the EPA Drinking Water Academy with an overview of the SDWA.
Discussion of the EPA Audit Policy and how it works. Presentation given at the Federal Environmental Symposium – East, June 2008 by Jose J. Jimenez of EPA Region 3.
EPA has developed three Web-based training modules on topics related to TMDLs and NPDES permitting. The presentations are intended for TMDL developers and NPDES permitting staff to gain a better understanding of TMDL implementation through NPDES permits. Each module is offered as a recorded presentation that enables participants to review the material on demand in a self-paced environment. In addition, the modules are also available as unrecorded PowerPoint presentations with slides and scripts.
This course provides an overview of TSCA and the regulation of toxic substances including asbestos, PCBs, and lead-based paint. This course is offered through the EPA National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) and is open to Federal (including non-EPA), state, local, and tribal personnel after they register for an Adobe Connect account via the NETI website. The link to access the available courses is also located at this website.
In early 2011, EPA held six national implementation workshops for Regional and State regulators to provide an overview of the Class VI GS rule elements, implementation considerations, and the primacy application, review, and approval process. This training includes the presentations from those workshops.
3-h Web-based course (not CD-ROM) is designed to orient new employees, provide refresher training, and supplement annual training for the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. Topics include the function of each class of well, variations of well types within a class (when applicable), mechanical integrity testing (MIT) of each well class, and plugging and abandonment of each class of well.
DOE's UST workshop addressing leak detection, reporting, and response. Training is in PDF files.
Presentation by Cliff Rothenstein, EPA OUST, on September 7, 2005, at the ECOS Federal Facilities forum on the Underground Storage Tank Compliance Act of 2005.
These are training materials developed by GSA. The training targets GSA's building managers but can be used as needed for helping to develop your own agency's training program. The materials include a test, or assessment at the end to quiz trainees on what they have learned.
The UST-LUST Virtual Classroom – currently consisting of two modules – provides cost effective, core-curriculum training to state and EPA UST inspectors and staff, as well as others interested in learning about USTs. The first module, Introduction To The Underground Storage Tanks (UST) Program, provides an explanation of the UST regulations; identifies the differences between the UST and leaking UST programs; discusses financial responsibility; and orients new users to the components of an UST system. The second module, Basic UST Inspector Training, describes how inspectors can prepare for and conduct compliance inspections at typical UST sites.
This course is offered through the EPA National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) and is open to Federal (including non-EPA), state, local, and tribal personnel after they register for an Adobe Connect account via the NETI website. The link to access the available courses is also located at this website.
EPA has developed a series of Web-based training modules on maintaining and operating small wastewater and drinking water treatment systems. This information is geared toward system operators and managers in Indian country, and could be of benefit to anyone operating and maintaining a small water or wastewater system. The training modules are based on a series of 11 in-person training workshops that EPA held across the country for federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and U.S. Territories in 2011-2012, which provided instruction on how best to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain small wastewater and drinking water systems. Modules included in the training cover: sewer systems, lift stations, O&M. and lagoon management.
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