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Basic Inspector Training

Date: September 23 – 25, 2014

Description:   The course covers the legal, technical, administrative, and communication aspects of compliance inspections conducted under all EPA statutes. The basic knowledge needed to conduct compliance inspections that support EPA enforcement programs will be provided. All EPA personnel who conduct field inspections must complete this three day course to satisfy the basic training requirements of Presidential Order 3500.1.

Maximum Number of Participants: 40

Audience Information: Course is open to inspectors from Tribal, Federal, and State groups and agencies

Location: EPA Region 6 Office, Dallas, Texas, Arkansas Conference Room, 12th floor

Registration: E-mail David Long (long.david@epa.gov) to reserve a seat

Additional Information: Presentation topics will include:

  • Enforcement Program Overview
  • Inspections (separate presentations for Planning, Entry, Inspection Elements, and Report Writing)
  • EPA Records and Databases
  • Health and Safety Issues
  • Sampling and Laboratory Considerations
  • Inspection Records and Photographs
  • Quality Assurance Programs
  • Inspector Ethics
  • Credentials
  • Confidential Business Information
  • Inspections at Tribal Owned Facilities
  • Inspections at Federal Facilities
  • Criminal Investigations
  • The Enforcement Process
  • Appearing as a Witness

A final agenda and course logistic information will be emailed directly to registered attendees.

Contact: David Long (long.david@epa.gov) or call (214) 665-7323

Air Training

Clean Air Act

Inspector Training

Basic Inspector Training

Environmental Statutes Training

Inspection Skills Refresher Training

Health and Safety for Non-EPA Employees Only
(EPA employees should take the course at Skillport)
FIFRA
EPCRA & CERCLA
  • Non-313 Inspectors
  • This course is for EPA personnel and EPA authorized representatives. The course teaches the history of EPCRA, its requirements for industry to report the storage and release of certain chemicals, and the requirement for state and local agencies to prepare communities in the event of chemical emergencies.  This course also includes information on CERCLA Section 103 release notification requirements and its relationship to EPCRA Section 304 emergency notification requirements.  The course provides various scenarios an inspector may encounter during an inspection. Please click on the “Course Registration” link and enter your Login ID (EPA email address) and Password. Then click on “Continue” to register for the course. You will immediately receive an email confirmation that you may launch the course.  A certificate is issued after passing the final exam.
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PCB
Refresher Courses
RCRA

Underground Storage Tanks

Water

Financial Model Training

Introduction to the Economic Benefit Model (BEN)

  • This course will enable users with little or no economic background to use the BEN enforcement economic model in calculating the economic benefit portion of the penalty in enforcement cases. The course consists of three modules: Module 1 introduces the user to the basic concept of economic benefits it fits into EPA’s penalty approach; Module 2 is an introduction to the financial theory and concepts necessary to use the BEN enforcement economic model: and Module 3 is an introduction in how to use the BEN enforcement economic model. (Please note: that these modules are not interactive, but students can run the BEN model at the same time as the course if they want to work through the in-class exercise in Module 3.)
  • BEN Model Module 1
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  • BEN Model Module 2
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  • BEN Model Module 3
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Ethics of Environmental Enforcement

  • This course, offered by Project ENCRIPT of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) will identify the ways in which unethical behaviors, by white collar criminals, might affect the course of an inspection or an investigation.  The course objective are to:  define ethics as it is related to the environmental enforcement professional, understand the concept of environmental justice, understand the difference between ethics and morals, understand the ethical issues for the environmental enforcement professional.
    Register at: LEMIT website

Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) Training Modules

  • Gaining Access to ICIS: The online training module to provide step-by-step instructions on accessing the Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS).  ICIS is a secure system only available to EPA and state users.
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  • Roles & Responsibilities of a Regional System Administrator: The online training module to provide information on the roles and responsibilities of an ICIS Regional System Administrator.
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  • ICIS Navigation & Searching Techniques: The online training module to provide instructions on the use of navigation tools available in the ICIS database.
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  • ICIS Module 1 Adding a Facility: Online training module to instruct ICIS users on how to add a facility into the ICIS database.
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  • ICIS Module 2 Adding a Permit: Online training module to instruct ICIS users on how to add an NPDES permit into the ICIS database. The various types of permits are discussed in detail.
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  • ICIS Module 3 Compliance Monitoring -- State: Online training module to instruct ICIS users on how to add a State inspection into the ICIS database.
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  • ICIS Module 4 Informal Enforcement Action: Online training module to instruct ICIS users on how to add an informal enforcement actions into the ICIS database.
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  • ICIS Module 5 Permit Tracking Events: Online training module to instruct ICIS users on the use of permit tracking events for ICIS-NPDES users. Detailed discussion on which permit tracking events are automatically or manually generated by the user.
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  • ICIS Module 6 Search Enforcement Actions: Online training module that instructs ICIS user on how to search for an enforcement action record into the ICIS database.
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  • ICIS Module 7 Single Event Violations: Online training module that instructs ICIS users on the definition of single event violations and how to enter the violations into the ICIS database.
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  • Reports Training Module: Online training module to instruct participants on preparing an inspection report.
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  • Preparing to Enter A Permit: Online training module to instruct participants on entering a permit.  This module is very helpful if this is your first time entering a permit.
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