Compliance

National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) eLearning Center

The NETI eLearning Center provides online eLearning, live webinar, and classroom training opportunities to environmental enforcement personnel (including government inspectors, the legal community, and investigators) in federal, state, tribal and local governments.

Training for Federal, State, and Tribal Governments Personnel

NETI eLearning Center Account Registration

Instructions to register for a NETI eLearning Center Account 

EPA personnel may use their Adobe Connect user ID (EPA email address) and password to access the NETI eLearning Center Training Catalog. Obtain or reset your password.

Federal (non-EPA), state, local, and tribal personnel may register for a NETI eLearning Center account to access the Training Catalog.

Available Courses

  • Upcoming Classroom Courses and Live Webinars

    ECHO – Enforcement and Compliance History Online (Classroom/Webinar)

    • The Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) Website is a publicly available resource, designed and operated by OECA. ECHO was designed to track permits, inspections, violations, and enforcement actions of facilities holding a CAA, CWA, RCRA, and SDWA. Join Jessica Johnson, EPA ECHO expert, discuss how ECHO is used by inspectors and enforcers to target facilities for inspection and track enforcement actions and how the public and non-government agencies use ECHO to learn more about their community. This is an opportunity to learn how to get the most out of an ECHO search.
    • Date:  June 22, 2017
    • Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for ECHO

    FIFRA - Pesticide Registration and Enforcement* (Classroom/Webinar)

    • Toxic terrors are balanced against economic considerations and health protection. Pesticide use has a wide range of implications for society and the global ecosystem. Join Attorney, Mike Walker, Director of the National Enforcement Training Institute, and Environmental Protection Specialist Brian Dyer, for an in-depth discussion of this important national practice area.
    • Date: June 27, 2017
    • Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT.
    • Location: EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for Pesticide and Enforcement 

    CWA Coffee Break “30 Minute” Series (Classroom/Webinar)

    • Effluent Guidelines --- How important are the effluent guidelines in determining the appropriate NPDES permit limits for a facility? For what types of facilities have effluent guidelines been developed?  How are effluent guidelines developed? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this session.
    •  Presenter: Carey Johnston, EPA, Office of Compliance.
    • Date:  June 28, 2017
    • Time:  10:00 am – 10:30 am EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226

    EPA: International - Controlling Shipments of EPA-Regulated Goods/Wastes Through Ports.*

    • Join International Attorney Eva Kreisler’s panel, that includes EPA expert Mario Jorquera, and Attorneys Mark Garvey and Carol King, and staff from OECA and OAR, including EPA Experts, Brian Dyer and Jeremy Arling, for a wide-ranging panel discussion on matters relating to the entry and exit of dangerous goods/wastes subject to EPA requirements at U.S. ports.
    • Date: June 29, 2017
    • Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT.
    • Location: EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for EPA International – Controlling Shipments of EPA- Regulated Goods/Wastes Through Ports

    CWA Coffee Break “30 Minute” Series (Classroom/Webinar)

    • Wetlands --- How does EPA regulate wetlands? What’s the importance of wetlands ecologically? If you wanted to fill in that swampland to build your tennis courts, what Statutes and regulations would apply? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this session. Presenter: EPA Attorney, JT Morgan.
    • Date:  July 5, 2017
    • Time:  10:00 am – 10:30 am EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for Wetlands

    Overview of OECA and the Criminal Enforcement Program* (Classroom/Webinar)

    Uncle Sam as Polluter?  Enforcement Activities at Federal Facilities*(Classroom/Webinar)

    • Federal installations from the Department of Defense military installations to your corner Post Office must comply with federal environmental law through a series of Executive Orders and federal statutes. Join attorneys Ava Azad and William Lindsey as they explain the process to ensure compliance at our federal facilities.         
    • Date:  July 11, 2017
    • Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for Uncle Sam as Polluter

    CWA Coffee Break “30 Minute” Series (Classroom/Webinar)

    • CAFOs --- What are Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)?  What are some of the possible environmental problems at CAFOs? What are some of the impediments to effective violation detection and enforcement at CAFOs? Did your lunch today likely grow up at a CAFO? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this session. Presenters: Kathy Greenwald and Kristin Buterbaugh, EPA HQ, OECA, Office of Civil Enforcement.  
    • Date: July 12, 2017
    • Time:  10:00 am – 10:30 am EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226.
    • Register for CAFOs

    Former Law Clerks tell it like it is! (Classroom Only)

    • Former Law Clerks tell it like it is! Views from former EPA Summer Interns: Environmental Law in Government, Private Practice, Corporate America and Beyond. John Cossa, Tim Serie, Anthony Pappetti, Beveridge & Diamond; Jim Chen, Tesla Motors; Jerry Gidner, Department of the Interior; Lorraine Baer, Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Catherin Giljohann, Council on Environmental Quality; Michael Kellerman, FERC; Kelly Brantner, EPA; Brian K. Thompson, EPA; Stephanie Rich, EPA-OGC; Evan Belser, EPA; Keith Bartlett, EPA; Kristin Buterbaugh, EPA; Sarah Gonzalez, EPA; David Smith-Watts, EPA; Scott Yager, American Cattleman’s Association; Todd Stedeford, EPA.
    • Date: July 13, 2017
    • Time:  3:00 pm – 4:45 pm EDT. 
    • Location: EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226

    Superfund:  Cleaning up Contaminated Sites* (Classroom/Webinar)

    CWA Coffee Break “30 Minute” Series (Classroom/Webinar)

    • Fracking -- Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, is a drilling technique used for extracting oil or natural gas from deep underground. Fracking is a hotly debated environmental and political issue. Some insist it is a safe and economical source of clean energy; some, however, claim fracking can destroy drinking water supplies, pollute the air and contribute to the greenhouse.  Presenter: EPA Attorney, Jeffrey Speir.
    • Date:  July 19, 2017
    • Time:  10:00 am – 10:30 am EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for Fracking – Hydraulic  

    The Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA)*(Classroom/Webinar)

    • What does it really mean to manage waste from “cradle to grave?” Join Senior Attorney Pete Raack to learn how this important, cross-cutting regulatory program manages the toxic refuse of a great consumer society.
    • Date: July 20, 2017
    • Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT.
    • Location: EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for RCRA  

    The Clean Air Act: It’s Not Necessarily Gone With the Wind* (Classroom)/Webinar)

    • Join EPA Expert Mario Jorquera and Attorney Mike Walker for an in-depth assessment of one of the most far reaching environmental statutes administered by EPA – from tail pipe emissions to major stationary sources.     
    •  Date:  July 25, 2017
    • Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for It’s Not Necessarily Gone With the Wind

    CWA Coffee Break “30 Minute” Series (Classroom/Webinar)

    • Sewer Overflows --- What are the main causes of sewer overflows and how can such overflows be reduced or eliminated?  What’s the difference between combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs Learn the answers to these questions and more in this session.  Presenter: Seth Heminway.
    • Date: July 26, 2017
    • Time:  10:00 am – 10:30 am EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for Sewer Overflows

    e-Commerce: Trends and Research Tools 

    • A technique to aid in case development? This course will cover tools and techniques that can aid in determining information such as website ownership, the identities and locations of “e-tailers.” Techniques covered will include identifying and using IP addresses and domain registries, pinging websites, leveraging intellectual property databases to determine attribution, gathering historical internet data to aid in case development, and an understanding of how website traffic is routed, reviewing source code, and using statistical data. This presentation will cover the fundamentals of internet technical architecture, as well as an overview of e-Commerce. This course will give a holistic understanding of e-commerce, a comprehension of internet technology and infrastructure, which is of great utility. Presenter: Joe Varco.
    • Date: July 26, 2017
    • Time:  2:00 am – 3:00 pm EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for e-Commerce: Trends & Research Tools

    The Toxic Substances Control Act* (Classroom/Webinar)

    • Join EPA attorney, Mark Garvey as he discusses topics from PCB’s Asbestos and Residential Lead Paint to nanotechnology and green chemistry. TSCA’s broad reach has implications for domestic producers, importers and anyone who manufactures, buys or uses chemicals or chemical substances. Join EPA Attorney, Mark Garvey as he discusses topics from PCB’s Asbestos and Residential Lead Paint to nanotechnology and green chemistry. He will also cover the changes made to TSCA as part of TSCA Reform signed into law on June 22, 2016.  TSCA’s broad reach has implications for domestic producers, importers and anyone who manufactures, buys or uses chemicals or chemical substances.
    • Date:  July 27, 2017
    • Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for TSCA  

    Suspension & Debarment: An Administrative Tool for Addressing Non-Compliance* (Classroom/Webinar)

    • Join Attorney, Jamie Lemley, EPA and OECA Suspension & Debarment Official.  EPA OARM, as he discusses Suspension & Debarment: An Administrative Tool for Addressing Non-Compliance.
    • Date:  August 1, 2017
    • Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT.
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for Suspension & Debarment 

    CWA Coffee Break Series “30 Minute” Series (Classroom/Webinar)

    • Pretreatment --- If NPDES-permitted facilities have to meet certain standards and permit limits, what applies to facilities that discharge to the city’s sewer system? What is the pretreatment program? What could happen if facilities do not comply with pretreatment regulations?  Learn the answers to these questions and more in this session.
    • Presenter: Attorney, Rebecca Roose.
    • Date:  August 2, 2017
    • Time: 10:00 am  – 10:30 am EDT
    • Location:  EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Register for Pretreatment -- NPDES permitted facilities

    NEPA - The National Environmental Policy Act *(Classroom/Webinar)

    • Join us as attorney Candy Schaedle discusses The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA is a United States environmental law that established a U.S. national policy promoting the enhancement of the environment. Additionally, it established the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Learn how the Act establishes national environmental policy and goals for the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of the environment and provides a process for implementing these goals within the federal agencies.     
    • Date: August 3, 2017
    • Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT.
    • Location: EPA, HQ, WJCS, 6226
    • Registration for NEPA  

    NOTE: *For each webinar, NETI will provide, upon request, attendance confirmation documentation (for classroom and webinar attendance) and any other documentation you may need for submission to your respective states for your Continuing Legal Education (CLE). CLE for webinars are allowed in many states.  Some states allow attorneys to earn credit through self-submission. Please contact your state Mandatory CLE (MCLE) regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules. To view requirements for MCLE information for your state go to: American Bar Association

  • On-Demand eLearning Training Courses

    Use your Adobe Connect Username and password to view and enroll in the on-demand elearning training courses in the Adobe Connect Training Catalog.

    ICIS Air Training ModulesThis course contains six ICIS-Air online training modules. These training modules provide EPA’s headquarters, regional, delegated agency, and Local Control Region (LCON) staff with an introduction of best practices and tools used to manage data entry in the ICIS-Air application.  This course is available to all ICIS users in state, local, and tribal environmental agencies, as well as users in the private sector. Additional modules will be available in the near future.  No certificate is offered for these modules.

  • Recorded Webinars

    Clean Water Act

    Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly know as Superfund)

    Environmental Justice (EJ)

    Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)/Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)/Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

     National Historic Preservation Act

    Safe Drinking Water Act

    Other

Training for the Public and the Regulated Community

  • On-Demand eLearning Training Courses

    Financial Model Training

    • Basic ABEL Training (CST101W)
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    • INDIPAY Training (CST114W)
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    • Intermediate ABEL Training
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    • Advanced BEN Training (CST306W)
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    • 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.) 
    • 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

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