Through the CEC/ETC program, CEC keeps you informed on 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 half-day, sales-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 Units.


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 and 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 and 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

This is an introductory course on the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Tailored for broad range of professionals faced with projects that may have impacts to threatened or endangered species. You will learn how to navigate the ESA compliance process. We will provide basic information on the content of ESA, other related state and federal laws, alternative pathways to ensure compliance, obtaining “take” authorization under Section 7 (Federal Agency Consultations), and obtaining a “take” permit under Section 10. Participants are encouraged to share specific examples of ESA compliance challenges they may be facing.

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!


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.

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.


You’ll earn 0.4 Continuing Education Units.

Thursday, March 17 – Endangered Species Act Compliance

Wednesday, April 13 – Clean Water Act & NPDES Compliance

Thursday, May 12 – Air Quality Permitting and Compliance

Thursday, June 9 – Intro to Environmental Regulations


Does your company have a group of 8 or more people interested? Email us and we’ll provide a private training!