Intro to Water and Wastewater Regulations (Online Simulcast)

Dates: September 20-22, 2023

Meets: W, Th and F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: UT Arlington Online

Fee: $795.00

Jack Arias

Jack A. Arias


Dr. Jack A. Arias was born in Arequipa-Peru and joined EPA R6 in 2003. Dr. Arias is currently an Environmental Scientist and Engineer in the Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division (ECDWA), where currently assists the Water Enforcement Branch (oil and gas, industrial processes, wastewater, and concentrated feeding animal operations areas) as an inspector, enforcement officer, and technical scientist. In addition, he forms part of the International Partnership Program between EPA and OEFA-Peru, R6 Incident Management Team for Disaster Response, Adjunct professors at the University of Texas Arlington, and R6 Special Emphasis Program Committee.

Dr. Arias holds a PhD in Science in the Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, MS degree in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at El Paso and a BS degree in Biology Conservation in Biological Science from National University of San Agustin Arequipa-Peru. Dr. Arias is an Environmental Scientist with over 25 years of experience in both the university sector and the federal government. He is involved in the oil and gas and an international collaboration to improve Intergovernmental Partnership between Peru (OEFA) and the U.S. EPA Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Division.

He worked with OEJTA as a coordinator of the R6 EJ Showcase Project Initiative in Port Arthur Texas and Tribal Liaison and technical support in Oklahoma. He worked at the RCRA MACT EEE Facility Assessment Section as an inspector, risk assessor, and technical support. He worked as an outreach assistant and coordinator in the EPA R6 Border Outreach Office at El Paso Texas. He taught and worked as a research assistant in Bioremediation and Phytoremediation technologies at the University of Texas at El Paso. He worked as a principal investigator in the Myrmecology studies in the Bamboo Tropical Forest in Peru - University of Utah. He collaborated in various Projects in conservation and tropical wildlife with the Foundation ANAI TALAMANCA COSTA – RICA. He was instructor and research assistant in the University of San Agustin, Arequipa-Peru.

He loves God, his family and authentic friends. He enjoys ministries, kayaking, camping, outdoor adventures, racquetball, soccer, cricket, swimming, and most importantly quality time with God, family and friends.

Introduction to Water and Wastewater Regulations

This course provides an introduction to the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), to include the NPDES permit types for storm water, industrial wastewater, domestic wastewater, and pre-treatment. Case studies and class activities will be used to provide opportunities for participants to utilize knowledge gained during the course. The course will facilitate student's ability to attain and maintain compliance with applicable water and wastewater regulations, and to better understand how those regulations impact their organization.

Learn about the key water and wastewater program elements listed below:

  • History of EPA water laws
  • Major EPA Water & Wastewater Regulations
    • Safe Drinking Water Act
    • Clean Water Act
    • Oil Pollution Act
  • Characteristics of Water
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPES)
  • Types of permits:
    • NPDES
    • Wastewater Permits
    • Pretreatment Permit
    • Storm Water Permit
    • Land Application Permit
    • Drinking Water Infrastructure Permit
  • Benefits of applying pollution prevention to water programs
  • Methods to comply with the requirements
  • Common violations of the Clean Water Act

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To access our online courses, you will need a computer with high-speed internet access, and the app. I also suggest having a microphone so that you can talk directly with the instructor and your fellow students.

The week before class begins, you will receive instructions on where to go to download the App, how to access the online classroom, and your invitation to the classroom.

Please take some time to log into the classroom before the day of class to test your connection and get your login information set up.

If you have any questions please contact us by phone at 817.272.2581 or by email at for assistance.

Fee: $795.00

UT Arlington Online


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