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Certified Connecticut UST Training Now Available

Big News! Connecticut UST Class A/B Certification Program training has recently been added to our online course catalog. This course has been reviewed and approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and successful completion of this training will award UST Class A/B operator certification in the state of Connecticut.   This 9 […]

Sentencing for Explo Systems execs in Louisiana Explosive Waste Disposal Case

Major case sentencing is in for Explo Systems executives. Interesting read about the dangers of noncompliance and what it can do to you, your business and the environment: EPA and Law Enforcement Partners Announce Sentencing in Louisiana Explosive Waste Disposal Case “DALLAS – (Nov. 30, 2018) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined law enforcement […]

Spotlight on Environmental Justice

Training Spotlight: Environmental Justice (EJ) Awareness “Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” – epa.gov The Environmental Justice movement continues to grow as communities strive for equality with environmental […]

November 15 is America Recycles Day

Today is America Recycles Day! You probably already know how to recycle common goods like paper, plastics, aluminum and glass, but what about batteries, used motor oil, tires, light bulbs and household hazardous waste items? If you are already an avid recycler, great! That’s the first step. Next step is to ensure you are doing […]

Company Settles with Penalties for Violating the Federal Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is wrapping up, but the efforts to promote awareness and safety shouldn’t. The dangers of lead exposure and lead poisoning, particularly in children, continue. A window and glass installation company faces penalties for violating the federal Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule:   “Firm settles violations with U.S. EPA, provides equipment […]

It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week #NLPPW2018

This National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week marks a week of recognition and awareness, October 21-27, with the theme being Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children…”   What can you do to stay safe and […]

Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations You Should Know

Do you know the Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations? If not, you should. Businesses can be quick to dismiss the importance of proper waste disposal, but human health and the environment depend on it. Violating RCRA regulations puts you at risk. Knowing what you can do to avoid violations can help keep you and your […]

California company to pay for hazardous waste violations

Hazardous waste violations lead to hefty settlement for Inglewood, California company.   “U.S. EPA Settlement with Inglewood, Calif. facility Requires Safer Management of Hazardous Waste  Company will purchase equipment for Los Angeles County first responders LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Rho-Chem, LLC, a solvent recycling and storage […]

Did you know?

Did you know that Envicomply is an approved vendor of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for our Underground Storage Tank Class A/B Operator training? We can even be linked to directly from their site! Successfully completing this training will award a certificate which grants UST Class A/B operator certification in […]

Are You Hurricane Ready?

With Hurricane Florence quickly approaching the Southeastern states, it’s important to prepare yourself in the event of a disaster. This means having your emergency kits packed, planning an evacuation route if necessary, and knowing what to do in its aftermath. We’ve assembled a checklist of helpful Hurricane Preparedness Tips for you: Pack a kit of […]

10% Off Training Now!

10% Off Your Online Environmental Compliance Training Now-Sept 12. Avoid Workplace Violations and Fines. Get the Environmental Compliance Training you need. And now get it for 10% off! Use code: TRAIN10

SDWA violations bring $365,000 penalty for Louisiana company

Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act lead to large civil penalty payment for Louisiana building manufacturing company: EPA AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACH $365,000 SETTLEMENT WITH CERTAINTEED FOR ALLEGED SAFE DRINKING WATER VIOLATIONS “DALLAS – (August 24, 2018) Under a settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), CertainTeed […]

Training Spotlight: Contractor Course Packs!

Did you know we offer 9 different Contractor Training Course Packs? Each training curriculum is tailored to your specific job role and ranges from 11-21 individual courses!   Training package categories include: Electrical     Environmental Manager Awareness     Hazard Abatement     Landscape     Mechanical     Painting     Plumbing   […]

Clean Water Act Violations for 4 California Companies lead to Costly Civil Penalties

Settlements made with four Oakland companies over Clean Water Act violations. The EPA announced its settlements yesterday totaling $137,000 in civil penalties. “… the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with four Oakland companies—Sierra Pacific Ready Mix, Argent Materials, National Recycling Corporation, and Nor-Cal Rock—over Clean Water Act violations. Under the terms of the settlements, the […]

Will You Make the UST Deadline?

Are you aware of the upcoming UST training requirements deadline? This October marks the deadline to be in compliance with the 2015 underground storage tank (UST) regulation and the 2015 state program approval regulation. As part of the EPA’s 2015 revision, minimum training requirements for designated Class A, B, & C operators were established.   “Operators […]

Civil penalties and violations for two Arizona companies in noncompliance

Clean Water Act violations lead to civil penalties and settlements for two Arizona companies. Both companies have improved their pretreatment systems to comply with local and federal standards, but at the loss of over 118 thousand dollars in total and to the detriment of the city’s sewer system. These companies failed to comply with the […]

Training Spotlight: Environmental Manager Awareness Course Pack

Are you an Environmental Manager in charge of overseeing your company’s environmental performance? Do your responsibilities include making sure your organization is compliant with environmental regulations in areas such as air quality, waste, clean water, and pollution? Ensuring your company is operating in an environmentally compliant manner is crucial to avoid violations, fines and penalties […]

Most Common RCRA Violations?

Are you falling victim to the most common RCRA violations? We’ve compiled a list of common violations to help you maintain compliance. Check out these common hazardous waste violations that have been cited by many state/tribal agencies and regional EPA inspectors.   Most Common RCRA Violations: Employee Training: Employees who have hazardous waste-related duties must be […]

New Dust-Lead Hazard Standards in Our Future?

Read about the recent proposal from EPA to strengthen the dust-lead hazard standards. Good news for health safety, specifically in children.   EPA Proposes Strengthening the Dust-Lead Hazard Standards to Reduce Exposures to Children WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal to lower the dust-lead hazard standards for public comment. The new […]