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What is the Navy saying about ECATTS?

It is always great to hear such wonderful feedback regarding our military division, ECATTS. We always strive to provide the best training experience possible with Environmental Compliance Training, Made Easy.

Check out what our Navy customers have to say about their ECATTS training:

“GREAT TRAINING!!!!!!!”

“Short, simple, highly informative.”

“Nice video that was able to keep my attention and well-narrated.”

“I appreciate that this can be done on any device with internet connection.”

“Outstanding, direct and to the point training.”

“[Y]ou cannot improve on perfection.”

“Training was concise and effective.  It is good that the organization is being made aware of potential impact on the environment.”

“Very informative on subject matter.”

“The information was well put together and gave a clear picture of what is expected.”

“This video was very nice. I appreciate the work that was put in on making it. Thank you.”

Thank YOU, Navy! Keep up the great work!

New Training

NEW UST Certification Training Available!

We are happy to announce the addition of our newest UST Class A/B Operator Certification Training for the state of Florida! This 9 module certification curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Successfully completing this training will award a certificate which grants UST Class A/B operator certification in Florida.

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In this training, you will learn critical compliance information required to perform your job as a certified UST Class A/B operator in the state of Florida. Module topics include:

UST Operator Training Requirements
  • State UST program requirements
  • Operator requirements and training records
  • Manning facilities
Class A Operators
  • UST Class A and C operator responsibilities and training requirements
  • Retraining and documentation
Class B Operators
  • UST Class B and C operator responsibilities and training requirements
  • Retraining and documentation
Underground Storage Tanks
  • What an underground storage tank (UST) is
  • What tanks qualify as USTs
  • Product compatibility
  • Compatibility requirements
  • Tank venting
  • Secondary containment
  • Sumps
  • Plus more
Spill and Overfill Prevention
  • Correct UST filling practices
  • Spill prevention requirements
  • Overfill protection devices
  • Ball float valves
  • Overfill prevention requirements
  • Plus more
Release Detection
  • Automatic tank gauging (ATG) systems & regulatory requirements
  • ATG leak tests that must be performed monthly
  • Inventory control & common problems
  • Secondary containment with interstitial monitoring
  • Interstitial monitoring devices
  • Under-dispenser containment (UDC)
  • Spill detection inspections
  • Plus more
Corrosion Control
  • Corrosion protection requirements
  • Cathodic protection
  • Cathodic protection testing and recordkeeping
  • Interior lining
UST Financial Requirements
  • Who is responsible for demonstrating financial responsibility
  • What tanks are not covered by the financial responsibility requirements
  • How to demonstrate financial responsibility
  • Required dollar amount of financial responsibility
  • The required scope of coverage
  • When is coverage no longer necessary
  • Plus more
Temporary and Permanent Tank Closure
  • Facility registration
  • Delivery prohibition programs
  • Closing a tank temporarily
  • Closing a tank permanently
Emergency Response
  • UST release response
  • Requirements for reporting releases
  • Spill/leak interim & long-term actions
  • Basic steps to follow when responding to a petroleum spill
  • Spills reaching water
  • Large spills
  • Plus more
Inspections, Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Tank handling and inspection requirements
  • Records that must be available for review
  • What records should be kept and for how long

Learn More & Purchase Now: 

UST Training Florida

And be sure to check out our catalog of other UST state-certified and preparatory training programs:

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Pennsylvania Company Settles with Citation & Penalty for Violating RCRA

Hazardous waste violations bring $78,000 penalty for plastic bag manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania:

“Bemis Company, Inc. Settles Hazardous Waste Violations at Plastic Bag Manufacturing Facility in West Hazleton, Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (June 14, 2019) — Bemis Company, Inc. has agreed to pay a $78,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its plastic bag manufacturing facility in West Hazleton, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.

EPA cited Bemis for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law governing the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. RCRA is designed to protect public health and the environment, and avoid long and extensive cleanups, by requiring the safe, environmentally sound storage and disposal of hazardous waste.

According to EPA, Bemis violated RCRA rules designed to ensure the safe storage of hazardous waste at the facility. The facility generates waste inks and solvents from the printing presses that it uses to print on plastic bread bags.  The alleged violations included:

* Failure to maintain adequate aisle space for hazardous waste containers.

* Failure to perform and record daily inspections of hazardous waste tanks.

* Failure to provide secondary containment for hazardous waste tanks.

*  Failure to provide an adequate hazardous waste management training program.

* Failure to provide volatile hazardous waste tanks with air emission controls, and failure to perform required marking, inspections and monitoring of piping and equipment that conveys this volatile waste.

The settlement reflects the company’s compliance efforts, and its cooperation with EPA. As part of the settlement, Bemis has not admitted liability, but has certified its compliance with applicable RCRA requirements.”

Are you current on your RCRA training? What about your state hazardous waste laws and regulations? Maintaining your compliance is more than just keeping yourself and your company free from violations and penalties. It’s also important to keep everyone safe, including your environment. Stay knowledgeable; stay safe. Check out our Hazardous Waste Management course now:

Hazardous Waste Management

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Topics covered include:

  • What hazardous waste is
  • Hazardous waste training requirements
  • Preparing and responding to emergencies
  • The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • State hazardous waste laws and regulations
  • Hazardous waste vs. solid waste
  • How to determine if something is a hazardous waste
  • Hazardous waste characteristics
  • Listed and universal wastes
  • Hazardous waste generator requirements
  • Hazardous waste minimization
  • Hazardous waste generator status
  • How to properly manage hazardous waste containers
  • Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) requirements
  • How to properly label hazardous waste
  • Hazardous waste recordkeeping
Contractor

Contractors, We’re Here to Help!

Contractors! We want to help make it easier for you. We have the environmental and safety training you need to help get the contracts you want. You know doing your job in a safe and environmentally compliant manner can have major benefits for your business. Benefits like reducing your risk of violations and costly fines, in addition to great PR for you and your company. Plus, we’ve even pre-bundled training courses applicable to the training you need for your specialty. We offer training packages in:

Electrical
Environmental Manager Awareness
Hazard Abatement
Landscape
Mechanical
Painting
Plumbing
Prime

&
Sitework

And did you know that by purchasing your training in one of our course packs, you can SAVE 10%? Get the training you need and start saving by bundling. Check them all out now:

Contractor Course Packs

Underground Storage Tank

Gas Stations to Pay for UST Violations

Underground Storage Tank violations lead to costly penalty and upgrades for gas station owner:

Omaha/Council Bluffs Area Gas Stations, Owned by Mega Saver and Tobacco and Phones 4 Less, Agree to Upgrade Spill Monitoring and Alarm Systems

“(Lenexa, Kan., May 15, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with TFL, Inc., also known as Mega Saver and Tobacco and Phones 4 Less, to pay a civil penalty and upgrade spill monitoring and alarm systems at its gas stations in the Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, area for violations of the Underground Storage Tank provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. TFL, Inc., will pay a penalty of $16,448.

In addition to the penalty, the company also agreed to spend $133,000 to upgrade the monitoring and alarm systems at each of its 23 gas stations in the greater Omaha and Council Bluffs area. The new systems will enable fuel leaks at any of these facilities to be reported directly to a central location so an immediate response to the release can be directed.

Inspections conducted in 2016 by EPA revealed that at nine gas stations owned by TFL, Inc., the company failed to conduct required inspections or keep records concerning equipment designed to detect leaks from underground storage tanks (USTs) containing gasoline and other petroleum products. The inspections also revealed that TFL, Inc., failed to properly maintain overfill protection at two facilities. Overfill protection is designed to prevent gasoline spills when being pumped into USTs at a gas station. This enforcement action is the result of repeated violations over several years.

TFL, Inc., has until March 21, 2020, to complete the upgrade to the monitoring and alarm systems.”

Did you know we offer state-specific Underground Storage Tank Preparatory and Certification training? These complete training programs consist of 9-11 modules and cover important compliance topics such as:

UST Operator Training Requirements

Underground Storage Tanks

Spill and Overfill Prevention

Release Detection

Corrosion Control

UST Financial Requirements

Temporary and Permanent Tank Closure

Emergency Response

Registration Requirements

Inspection Requirements

Recordkeeping and Reporting

UST Courses

Avoid violations like these by getting the training you need before it’s too late. 

Learn more about all of our Underground Storage Tank programs now. 

Military Appreciation Month

Did You Know?

Did you know May is National Military Appreciation month? #NMAM honors all those in the U.S. Armed Forces, current and former, and those who have died in the pursuit of our freedom. Envicomply is powered by our ECATTS federal training system which has proudly served the U.S. military and government agencies for more than 19 years. We are so grateful to all military members, with special acknowledgement to our wonderful clients and friends through ECATTS.

Military Appreciation Month

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NEW Training Added to our UST Catalog!

We are happy to announce the addition of our newest UST Class A/B Operator Certification Training for the District of Columbia! This 9 module certification curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Washington, D.C. Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE).

Successfully completing this training will award a certificate which grants UST Class A/B operator certification in the District of Columbia.

Badge icon "Ribbon (1317)" provided by John Caserta, from The Noun Project under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0)

In this training, you will learn critical information required to perform your job as a certified UST Class A/B operator in the District of Columbia. Crucial compliance information such as:

UST Operator Training Requirements
  • State UST program requirements
  • UST Class A, B, and C operator responsibilities and training requirements
  • Facility and training record requirements
Underground Storage Tanks
  • What an underground storage tank (UST) is
  • What tanks qualify as USTs
  • Product compatibility
  • Compatibility test methods
  • Tank venting
  • Secondary containment
  • Sumps
  • Plus more
Spill and Overfill Prevention
  • Correct UST filling practices
  • Spill prevention requirements
  • Spill prevention inspections
  • Overfill protection devices
  • Overfill prevention requirements
  • Plus more
Release Detection
  • Secondary containment with interstitial monitoring
  • Interstitial monitoring devices
  • Manual tank gauging
  • Tank tightness test
  • Automatic tank gauging (ATG) systems & regulatory requirements
  • ATG leak tests that must be performed monthly
  • Statistical Inventory Reconciliation (SIR)
  • Under-dispenser containment (UDC)
  • Release detection requirements
  • Spill detection inspections
  • Plus more
Corrosion Control
  • Corrosion protection requirements
  • Cathodic protection
  • Cathodic protection testing and recordkeeping
  • Interior lining
UST Financial Requirements
  • Who is responsible for demonstrating financial responsibility
  • What tanks are not covered by the financial responsibility requirements
  • How to demonstrate financial responsibility
  • Required dollar amount of financial responsibility
  • The required scope of coverage
  • When is coverage no longer necessary
  • Plus more
Temporary and Permanent Tank Closure
  • Delivery prohibition programs
  • Closing a tank temporarily
  • Closing a tank permanently
Emergency Response
  • UST release response
  • Spill/leak short-term & long-term actions
  • Basic steps to follow when responding to a petroleum spill
  • Spills reaching water
  • Plus more
Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Where records should be kept
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Plus more

Learn more about our UST Class A/B Operator Certification Training for Washington, D.C. now: 

And be sure to check out our catalog of other UST state-certified and preparatory training programs too:

Earth Day

Earth Day 2019: It’s Almost Here.

Earth Day 2019 is just around the corner. Celebrated Monday, April 22, Earth Day is a worldwide, annual event to support environmental protection. With this year’s theme being “Protect our Species,” the Earth Day Network wants to encourage everyone to unite in an effort to sustain our planet’s species.

“Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered.

… The unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity: climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides to name a few. The impacts are far reaching.

If we do not act now, extinction may be humanity’s most enduring legacy.”

Looking for ways to take action? You can participate in the ‘Protect our Species’ campaign, too. The goals this year are:

  • Educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.
  • Achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats.
  • Build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values.
  • Encourage individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stopping pesticide and herbicide use.

You can learn more about the resources available to you by visiting https://www.earthday.org/earthdayinabox/. Or learn how you can take action by participating in an event or activity by visiting https://www.earthday.org/take-action/.

“The biggest lesson from the first Earth Day: When we come together, the impact can be monumental.”

Earth Day

Earth Hour 2019

Earth Hour: It’s Almost Here

Do you know about Earth Hour? Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Held annually, this event encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

Since 2007, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories to raise awareness for energy consumption and effects on the environment.

You can learn more about it, how to take part and view the countdown on the WWF site at https://www.earthhour.org/what-is-earth-hour.

This year, Earth Hour is scheduled for March 30, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Will you switch off?

Earth Hour