Environmental Compliance Training Programs


EnviroScience is excited to offer a variety of environmental compliance training programs. We can bring these programs to your facility in-house, with EnviroScience experts providing the training, or we can provide customized programs that your company personnel can administer. In either case, your company will benefit from our expertise and quality training programs to ease compliance with environmental regulations. View a comprehensive matrix of all requirements of the below-listed training programs here.

For more information on our various programs, contact Lisa Novosat Gradert by filling out the contact form below.


Large Quantity Generators (LQGs)

Hazardous Waste Facility
Hazardous Waste Facility

Who:  All facility personnel who manage hazardous waste.

What: The training program must include hazardous waste management procedures relevant to the positions. At a minimum, the training program must cover emergency procedures, emergency equipment, and emergency systems. Personnel may receive emergency response training pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations 29 CFR 1910.120(p)(8) and 1910.120(q) (HAZWOPER).

When:  Your staff should complete training within 6 months after the date of their employment or assignment to the hazardous waste duties, whichever is later. Personnel must take part in an annual review of the initial training.

Small Quantity Generators (SQG)

Who:  All employees assigned to waste handling and emergency response duties during normal facility operations and emergencies.

What: Training must provide a thorough familiarity with proper waste handling and emergency procedures.

When:  Employees must not work in unsupervised positions until they have completed the training.


In general, Universal Waste can include electronic devices (TV/monitor/cell phone), lamps and light bulbs, batteries (all types), CRTs and CRT glass, pesticides, non-empty aerosol cans, and mercury-containing equipment.

Large and Small Quantity Handlers

Universal Waste Items
Universal Waste Items

Who:  All employees who handle or have responsibility for managing universal waste.

What:  Training must describe proper handling and emergency procedures appropriate to the type(s) of universal waste handled at the facility.

When: To ensure and maintain universal waste compliance, employees must not work in unsupervised positions until they have completed the training.


Who:  Employees who handle or have responsibilities for managing and/or handling oil.

Aboveground Storage Tank
Aboveground Storage Tanks

What: (Initial) The operation and maintenance of equipment to prevent discharges; discharge procedure protocols; applicable pollution control laws, rules, and regulations; general facility operations; and the contents of the facility SPCC Plan. (Annual) Refresher course detailing the SPCC plan, actions to be taken in response to spill events, emergency protocols, and recently implemented practices and procedures.

When:  Training should occur at the time of the employee’s initial assignment. Annual discharge prevention briefings must describe known discharges, failures, and/or malfunctioning components that occurred in the prior year.


Who:  Any personnel involved in oil spill response activities. Training should be functional in nature according to the job tasks for both supervisory and non-supervisory operational personnel.

What:  Training on the content of the FRP and procedures to respond to the discharges of oil. Training drills and exercises are required with the evaluation procedures. 

When:  Determined by the approved FRP.


Derailment and Associated Spill Response

Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plan (COSRP)

Who: All employees to know and understand their responsibilities.

What:  Content of the COSRP and corresponding roles and responsibilities under the Plan.

When: Training should occur within 90 days of a new hire or change in job function or revision to the plan.  Refresher training should occur every five (5) years.


  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • CWA/ SARA 313 Water Priority Chemicals

Who:  All employees who work in areas where industrial activities or material handling activities are exposed to stormwater, or who are responsible for implementing activities necessary to meet the conditions of this permit (inspectors, maintenance personnel, and all members of the Pollution Prevention Team).

What:  A thorough understanding of potential sources of contaminants, the contents of the SWPPP, site-specific best management practices, processes and materials they are working with, safety hazards, practices for preventing discharges, and response procedures for toxic and hazardous material incidents.

When:  Training at the time of the employee’s initial assignment and annual refresher training.



Who:  A person who: 1) loads, unloads, or handles hazardous materials; 2) designs, manufactures, fabricates, inspects, marks, maintains, reconditions, repairs, or tests a package, container, or packaging component that is represented, marked, certified, or sold as qualified for use in transporting hazardous material in commerce; 3) prepares hazardous materials for transportation; 4) is responsible for safe transport of hazardous materials; and/or 5) operates a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials.

What: General awareness, security, function/job-specific, and safety.  Related training conducted by employers to comply with the hazard communication programs required by OSHA (29 CFR 1910.120 or 1910.1200) or EPA (40 CFR 311.1) may be used to satisfy certain portions of the HAZMAT training that are comparable to the other training.

When:  Initial training to occur within 90 days of for new HAZMAT employee or a HAZMAT employee who changes job functions (must be directly supervised by a properly trained and knowledgeable HAZMAT employee until then).  Recurrent training for HAZMAT employee required at least once every three years. 

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