Overview of Environmental Regulations

This 60-90 minute module provides an overview of major U.S. environmental laws, the role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the interplay between state and federal regulations, and key requirements of environmental regulations affecting industrial facilities. The user can examine each topic sequentially or select the topic of immediate concern. Each module covers applicability and key regulatory requirements. Knowledge checks are provided throughout the course to ensure mastery of important concepts. This training module provides a comprehensive overview for environmental professionals who are new to the field or specific media responsibilities, or who just need a refresher, as well as operations, legal, or administrative personnel who need general familiarity with the environmental requirements that may impact a facility.

ELearning topics
  • Overview of Laws, Regulatory Development Process, and Agencies
  • Air Quality
  • Waste Management
  • Water Quality
  • Oil Spill Prevention
  • Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
  • Drinking Water
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Release Reporting and Clean Up
  • Pesticides
  • Toxic Substances


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