Through the CEC/ETC program, CEC keeps you informed about regulatory items that affect you. Whether you’re new in your career and looking to grow your knowledge quickly, or you’re an experienced professional committed to staying up to date on issues affecting your work, these free training courses are for you! You’ll leave your course with timely know-how and takeaways to tackle these important regulations and requirements—you’ll also earn continuing education contact hours.


March 14 | Air Quality Permitting & Compliance

April 18 | Introduction to Stream & Wetland Delineation 

May 16 | Sampling & Managing Environmental Data 

June 20 | Introduction to NEPA & Environmental Justice

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Air Compliance Challenges

You’ll learn how to manage the ongoing compliance responsibilities of your air permit once it is issued. Topics to be discussed from the perspective of the many industries CEC serves will include monitoring, performance testing, recordkeeping, and reporting. Practical aids to help you understand complex and evolving air quality regulations will also be discussed.


Air Permitting Basics

You’ll learn basic federal and state air permitting requirements for major and minor construction permits and major and minor operating permits. We explain how the Clean Air Act is structured and walk through the federal requirements that are implemented through most state programs. We discuss what triggers the need for air permits and how to obtain authorizations to build, modify, and operate sources and in attainment and nonattainment areas.


Air Quality Permitting & Compliance

You’ll learn answers to the questions: Why are air permits required? What goes into getting air permits? How do I comply with my permit? And, what other air compliance topics could affect my business?


Clean Water Act & NPDES Overview

You’ll learn the basics of water regulations, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) plans; Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP); and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans. We cover regulations at the federal level and the state level.


Endangered Species Act Compliance

You’ll learn about the content of ESA, other related state and federal laws, alternative pathways to ensure compliance, and so much more!


Intro to Environmental Regulations

You’ll learn about compliance with permits and applicable regulations (air, water, waste, and spill responses). New environmental managers, plant managers, and operations managers, this course is for you!


Intro to NEPA & Environmental Justice

You’ll learn about the history and importance of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and how to properly comply with the act!


Intro to OSHA Regulatory Requirements

You’ll learn basic Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulatory requirements for safe work practices, employee training, chemical exposure and monitoring, chemical right-to-know labeling (for hazard communication), and ergonomic issues. This course will also highlight interactions with OSHA for both inspections and compliance.


Intro to RCRA Regulations

You’ll learn about hazardous and non-hazardous waste regulations. Waste generators, this course is for you! We concentrate on compliance, Part B permit requirements, and how to avoid “major source generator” status.


Intro to Stream & Wetland Delineation

You’ll learn the basic concepts of jurisdictional waters (streams and wetlands) identification and delineation, what indicators are used by regulators to define streams and wetlands, what distinguishes waters from uplands or exempt non-jurisdictional features, and why pre-construction delineations are important for due diligence and compliance!


Maintaining Compliance for the Natural Gas Industry

You’ll learn the myriad and often confusing monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements during construction, operation, or permit close-out for well pads or facilities such as compressor stations, interconnects, and metering sites.


Sampling & Managing Environmental Data

You’ll learn the “what,” “how,” and “why” of key aspects of environmental sampling, and the importance of properly managing your environmental data.


Solar Development 101

You’ll learn about solar development issues and challenges and hear about case studies associated with solar development on landfills!


You’ll receive
a certificate for continuing education contact hours upon completion of an assessment quiz following each course. The number of continuing education contact hours is based on the duration of the course.

“I am always looking for training resources for our plant-level associates. This one is very easy to follow and is comprehensive as well.”

“Both presenters did an excellent job of generalizing the information with as much detail as necessary to explain the information.”

“I have enjoyed every session in the training; it was beneficial, in a logical sequence, and to the point. From 2015 through 2017, I visited almost 27 organizations in the USA for benchmarking visits to improve the EAD inspection and permitting program. Honestly, your presentation is the best that summarizes complicated processes and procedures. Providing all of this knowledge in four hours training that’s awesome, and of course, I would like to join other training topics as well.”



Custom Training Programs

CEC has a history of successful trainings offered to regulators and in partnership with regulators, as well as custom trainings for clients based on their specific needs pertaining to operations and compliance. We are recognized as the experts and are often asked to teach alongside representatives from agencies. Our experts prepare agendas for trainings ranging from short breakfast or lunch presentations to single- or multi-day symposiums and workshops. Certificates for continuing education contact hours are available to attendees.

Examples of past trainings include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamentals of Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control for Construction Sites
  • Floodway Encroachment Training
  • Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule Informational Program
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Program

If you’d like to discuss opportunities for custom training with our experts, please contact Mike Sheleheda.