Course Schedule - TxDOT Environmental

Basic Water and Wastewater Regulations



This course includes an overview of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Clean Water Act (CWA). The course covers the following NPDES permit types: storm water, industrial wastewater, Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW), and pre-treatment. Participants will develop permitting strategies that meet and exceed applicable regulatory standards within their industry.


  • Clean Water Act
  • Enforcement trends
  • Nation Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program and Pre-treatment Permits
  • Other water regulations (e.g., Spill Prevention, Containment, and Countermeasure (SPCC), Wetlands)
  • Permits for Industrial Dischargers
    • Basis for effluent limits
    • Developing reasonable permit limits
    • Draft permit evaluation and negotiation
    • Reporting and Monitoring
  • Permits Types
  • Case studies
  • Storm Water Permits and Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Water conservation
    • Local limits
    • Basic conservation practices
  • Top violations and how to prevent them

Three Day Course

Fee: $495.00

Construction General Permit Compliance This course provides background information for contractors providing stormwater activities to satisfy the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES), as required under Construction General Permit TXR150000, as established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). After you complete registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link for the actual course.
Fundamentals of Air Quality


CEE 201

This course will assist participants in navigating air quality regulations. Significant air regulations and the industry implications are covered. This course is beneficial to environmental, health and safety professional as well as operations personnel, process engineers, environmental attorneys and others who need an introduction or update on federal air quality regulations.

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of the Clean Air Act
  • Common sources of air pollution
  • Preparing and maintaining an emissions inventory
  • Regional Programs/Common Elements of State Programs
  • Permitting - Discusses the most common types of air permits and some basics of preparation
    • General permitting issues
    • New Source Review (NSR)
    • Title V
    • Permit by Rule
  • Toxics Release Inventory - air specific issues
  • Title III
  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Maintenance and repair of control equipment
  • Best Management Practices (BMP's)
  • Monitoring
  • Preparing for an inspection
  • Top violations and how to prevent them
  • Emissions banking and trading
  • Public relations ("nuisance complaints")
  • Upcoming regulations and how to prepare

Three Day Course

Fee: $495.00

Introduction to Environmental Compliance


CEE 101

This course is designed to give safety professionals the tools they need to ensure their workplace is in compliance with environmental regulations, reduce environmental risk and anticipate pending environmental issues. The course will cover the basics of environmental regulations and demonstrate how to identify pertinent regulations. It will also cover how to manage common tasks associated with an environmental department such as permitting, avoiding violations, preparing for an inspection, keeping records and preparing reports. The course will follow a case study through each media to allow attendees to apply knowledge of topics discussed during the course.

Topics Covered:

Environmental Management Systems

  • Environmental Law Overview
  • Identifying which laws apply to your facility (Aspects/Impacts)
  • Permitting Process - General Principles for preparing, modifying and compliance
  • Violations and Procedures
  • Dealing with Multiple Agencies
  • Intro to Environmental Regulations
  • State/local regulatory authorities

Air Quality

  • Clean air Act
  • Compliance and Recordkeeping
  • Construction and Operating Permits
  • Introduction to Air Permits
  • Standards for Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT)
  • Standards for National Emission for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs)
  • Indoor Air Quality

Water Quality

  • Clean Water Act
  • Industrial Discharge Permits
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) Program and Pre-treatment Permits
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures
  • Storm Water Permits
  • Other Water Regulation

Waste Regulations

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Classification and management of waste
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (1980)(CERCLA)


  • Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Pollution Prevention Act
  • Toxics Release Inventory
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Risk Management Plans

Other Environmental Issues

  • Voluntary Programs
  • Resources for compliance assistance
  • Environmental Regulations under Development
  • Certification programs for doing business at home and abroad
  • Public relations

Fee: $695.00

Revegetation During Construction This course is for contractors who are performing seeding, sodding, hydraulic mulching, erosion control and stabilization efforts under a construction contract with the Texas Department of Transportation. This training provides background information on TxDOT Standard Construction Specifications Item 160 "Topsoil", Item 161 "Compost", Item 162 "Sodding for Erosion Control", Item 164 "Seeding for Erosion Control", Item 166 "Fertilizer", Item 168 "Vegetative Watering" and Item 169 "Soil Retention Blankets." After you complete registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link for the actual course.
Waste Management


CEE 401

This course is designed for professionals who need to understand rules and regulations for managing, storing and shipping hazardous waste. The course will also deal with the basics of managing non-hazardous waste, permitting processes, common violations and waste minimization.

Intro to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Waste Classification

  • Non-hazardous
  • Industrial
  • Hazardous
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)

  • Emergency Planning Requirements
  • Working with local agencies
  • Management of non-hazardous waste

    Management of industrial Waste

    Hazardous Waste

  • Classification of hazardous Waste
  • Labeling
  • Storage
  • Transportation
  • Cradle-to-Grave responsibility

  • Treatment
  • Disposal
  • Minimization, reuse and recycling
  • Long term liability issues (e.g. selling property etc.)
  • Remediation
  • Safety and liability management

  • Insurance
  • Permitting Requirements

  • Large Quantity Generator (LQG)
  • Small Quantity Generator (SQG)
  • Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG)
  • Other
  • Violations

  • Avoiding the most common violations
  • Dealing with a violation
    • Dispute process
    • Compliance order
  • Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP)

Three Day Course

Fee: $495.00

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