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As experienced professionals working in the environmental and regulatory compliance field, Aegis is well aware of the constantly evolving nature of our industry. Compliance managers, industry experts, consultants and others are constantly challenged to stay abreast of this change for both daily operational purposes as well as strategic business initiatives. Based on our many years of combined industry experience, Aegis has assembled a one-stop shop of useful resources and tools to assist our customers in navigating many environmental regulatory subjects.

From our training resources, technical webinars, routine regulatory updates, whitepapers and quick links to many useful websites, Aegis hopes to provide the latest information concerning our regularly evolving industry. Check the links below often for the latest environmental news and tools.

Training

One of the most important things you can do for your employees and your company is to educate them. Proper training can reduce the cost of company insurance premiums, help avoid an expensive environmental clean-up and penalties and fines, ensure a competitive EMR rate and reduce the expense of loss-time accidents

However, searching through stacks of environmental regulations to delineate specific training requirements is a daunting task for over-worked environmental coordinators. Aegis’ environmental training experts can relieve that worry by providing an inexpensive comprehensive training assessment to assist you in determining your specific training needs. We can audit and make recommendations on existing training programs or help you setup a comprehensive training program complete with a database tracking system and recommended course options.

We have the ability to design courses that are tailored to the specific needs of your employees and offer the flexibility to alter our existing courses. We specialize in assisting you to determine what training is required for whom so that your shrinking training budget is used for training the correct individuals on the correct material at the correct frequencies. We’ll help you identify the best training methods for a focused audience and design the courses to educate efficiently. Aegis offers training in multiple delivery methods, including, but not limited to, interactive online training, webinars, and onsite (off-the-shelf and custom).

Interactive Online Training and Webinars

Aegis offers electronic options such as interactive online training and live webinars. These delivery methods have been a rising trend for companies that want to achieve quality interactive training and cost-savings. You can purchase Aegis’ online training individually with the click of a button or you can contact Aegis to order a batch of online training so multiple people at your facility can take the course. The online training features topics related to hazardous waste, hazardous material transportation, and spill prevention control and countermeasures regulations. Aegis is currently expanding this course catalog, so check back often to find the course you are looking for or make a course suggestion by contacting us at jwitt@aegisenv.com.

Live webinars are a great way to train your employees on complex regulatory requirements while giving them the advantage of interaction with an expert in the field. Aegis can train your employees by means of a webinar on our off-the-shelf training topics or can tailor the training webinar to your facility’s needs. Webinars are a great tool for comprehensive training while reducing the costs of travel by the trainer or your employees.

Onsite Training

Aegis is well-known for its outstanding onsite training capabilities. Aegis comes to you nationwide with their highly trained experts for all of your environmental training needs. Training courses can be customized to be specific to your facility and its operations. Some regulations require “function-specific” or “site specific” training such as the Department of Transportation-Hazardous Material Regulations and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans. Aegis will discuss all of the regulatory requirements and assist in determining applicability to the unique circumstances at your facility. You and your employees will be prepared to apply the knowledge gained from Aegis’ training to your operations.

Offsite Training

Aegis can host training courses at offsite locations which allow attendees from different industries and companies to take classes together and learn from each other’s experiences. These classes can be applied to all types of facilities and can be a great cost-effective way to send just a few individuals to receive the training they need. Offsite training courses include, but are not limited to, RCRA for Generators, Department of Transportation-Hazardous Waste Regulations, and Dangerous Goods by Air-using IATA Regulations.

Training Records Management

Documentation of required training is as important as the training itself. Aegis has developed an off-the-shelf Training Tracker program using Microsoft Access(R). This training module helps you keep track of your courses, instructors, trainees, and required training. Printable rosters and emailable reports of upcoming training needs are standard features to this Module. Aegis can also customize the Training Tracker for your specific company needs.

 

Online Courses

Online Training provides your company with the flexibility to schedule your own environmental training, which you can take on your own time without leaving your desk. Using our own highly experienced trainers, Aegis has developed a suite of interactive environmental training courses to help you meet your regulatory requirements. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate to display your course completion.

Purchase Instructions Click the “Buy” button below each course to purchase using PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account. You can pay by credit card within PayPal. Once your purchase is complete, an email will be sent to you with login information for you to start your course immediately. Courses may be stopped at any time and restarted at the same place they were previously stopped. Certificates can be printed immediately, and you will receive an email containing a link to your certificate for printing or downloading.

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UST Operators Training ($140)

Aegis, a Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved training provider, is offering an Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training for UST Operators Class A and B to meet the state requirements specified in 9VAC25-580 et. seq. All UST Operators must be trained by August 8, 2012. This online course has been designed with the UST Operator in mind. It is self-paced without audio, so this course is recommended for those who are already versed in the UST rules and UST operations. There are five modules that can be taken at your own pace within 30 days. After each module, there will be a test on which you must score an 80% or better to continue to the next module. (If you do not have a passing score, you will be able to repeat the module and retake the test.) After successful completion of the course, each attendee will receive a wall-framable certificate. Aegis is a Virginia corporation and our staff has over 150 years of combined experience dealing with Virginia regulations.

 

RCRA Universal Waste (40 minutes, $39)

Whether you are a large quantity handler or small quantity handler of universal waste, you must be trained initially and annually thereafter if you are a large quantity generator of hazardous waste. This interactive session will delve into EPA’s universal waste program detailing the types of waste streams covered (specific types of batteries, lamps, mercury-containing equipment and pesticides), the benefits and requirements of managing these materials as universal waste and the proper handling practices. This course is required for facility personnel who manage universal waste or respond to emergencies as appropriate to their job duties. Audience examples could be: electricians responsible for changing fluorescent tubes, personnel responsible for packaging lithium batteries and personnel responsible for completing shipping documentation for the shipments of universal waste.

 

Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plan (60 minutes, $59)

All oil-handling personnel at facilities subject to the SPCC Plan requirement must be trained on an annual basis. This interactive training will review the applicability of the Oil Pollution Prevention Rule in 40 CFR 112, detail the component of a successful SPCC Plan, and discuss operational procedures and best management practices designed to prevent oil spills. This training will provide the viewer with regulatory guidance and access to the most recent regulations. This course is required for all oil-handling personnel as specified in 40 CFR 112 at facilities subject to the SPCC requirements. Audience examples could be: machine operators that may handle oil, emergency responders, personnel responsible for conducting oil-related inspections, engineers responsible for designing structural best management practices (BMPs) for oil containers, and those responsible for fuel deliveries and transfer operations.

 

US DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Awareness Training (60-90 minutes, $69)

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all hazmat employees receive DOT Hazardous Material Training initially and every three years thereafter. DOT training requirements specified in 49 CFR 172.800 require hazmat employees to be trained in 1) DOT awareness and familiarization, 2) function-specific, 3) safety, 4) security awareness, and 5) in depth security training if one has a Safety and Security Plan. This training will give you a glimpse into the world of the requirements for transporting hazardous materials, including – but not limited to – hazard classification, packaging, marking, labeling, and shipping paper, placarding, and safety and security plan requirements. This interactive training guides you through the regulations in just a short amount of time qualifying you for receiving DOT awareness and familiarization training. Audience examples could be: shippers, transporters, packagers, importing and exporting personnel, managers, supervisors and laboratory personnel.

Webinars

Aegis is excited to offer convenient training that is accessible to all, without leaving your office. Webinars are a great tool to get important information live at your fingertips. You can sign on using your computer or dial up through the phone and communicate with the speaker and organizers throughout the webinar.

See below for recordings of our past webinars and the schedule of upcoming webinars. If you would like to suggest a webinar topic, please send your recommendations to Scott Mortimer at smortimer@aegisenv.com.

Upcoming Webinars

To Be Announced

Past Webinars

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Regulatory Alerts

  • Regulatory Alert – September 2017

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements: Air Quality Virginia DEQ Proposes Significant Increases to Air Permit and Emissions Fees Virginia DEQ is proposing significant increases to permit and emissions fees in 2018 and beyond.  As examples, the following are proposed for 2018: Major NSR permit application fee of $63,000 (in 2017, this fee is $31,894 on the Application Fee Form), Title V permit renewal application fee of $15,000 (in 2017, $10,631), Minor NSR permit application for synthetic minor sources $3,000 (in 2017, $531).  Therefore, if you have a Title V renewal or NSR permitting activity ...
  • Regulatory Alert- June 2017

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements:   Air Quality Virginia DEQ Proposes Significant Increases to Air Permit and Emissions Fees Virginia DEQ is proposing significant increases to permit and emissions fees in 2018 and beyond.  As examples, the following are proposed for 2018: Major NSR permit application fee of $63,000 (in 2017, this fee is $31,894 on the Application Fee Form), Title V permit renewal application fee of $15,000 (in 2017, $10,631), Minor NSR permit application for synthetic minor sources $3,000 (in 2017, $531).  Therefore, if you have a Title V renewal or NSR permitting activity ...
  • Regulatory Alert – March 2017

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements:   Air Quality EPA Updates to Air Quality Modeling In December 2016, EPA published significant updates to the Appendix W Guideline on Air Quality Models.  These include updates to AERMOD, updating NO2 chemistry, replacing CALINE3 with AERMOD for mobile source applications, providing techniques for secondary chemical formation of fine particle and ozone pollution and publishing ozone modeling guidelines.  For more information, contact Jessica Gunter at jgunter@aegisenv.com.   DOEE Updates to Air Regulations In Washington D.C., the Department of Energy and Environment has published proposed regulations to include: revisions to Title V fees, addition ...
Regulatory Alert Archive

White Papers

 

Environmental Aspects of Business Growth Economic Considerations for Water Compliance

In order to maximize business growth and avoid unforeseen costs, it is important to know ahead of time what potential environmental aspects must be considered for a new business venture or project. Planning ahead of time to meet required compliance objectives will reduce later expenses in retrofit or remediation, and limit potential legal costs for non-compliance.

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Tools for Tracking Compliance

Corporations, and the environmental compliance professionals serving at or for them, need a variety of tools to manage the many varied and dynamic requirements of environmental regulations. Frequently, personnel (from operators to supervisors to engineers) are asked to manage compliance for regulations on which they have little to no formal training; while the demands of their main job tasks often does not allow sufficient time to effectively understand such complex environmental regulations.

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Environmental Aspect of Business Growth – Economic Considerations for Waste Management Strategies

One of the easiest ways to save operating costs is by managing waste streams properly from the start. This is true of everything from office wastes to process wastes. Regardless of whether a business growth venture or project involves a new facility or improvements to an existing operation, consideration of waste generation and its appropriate management should be included early on in the planning stages. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to consider the facility or process as a box.

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Managing Environmental Inspections

Your Inspector just called to let you know that tomorrow will be your Environmental Inspection, perhaps in water or air or waste. As you put it on the calendar, you are wondering what the Inspector might find, and worrying about which items could result in violations that are problematic to your facility, and therefore to you…. There are some easy ways to prepare for your inspection that will help it go smoothly. Obviously, being in total compliance with your permits 365 days a year is the very best way to manage an inspection.

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White Papers

Managing Environmental Inspections

Your Inspector just called to let you know that tomorrow will be your Environmental Inspection, perhaps in water or air or waste. As you put it on the calendar, you are wondering what the Inspector might find, and worrying about which items could result in violations that are problematic to your facility, and therefore to you…. There are some easy ways to prepare for your inspection that will help it go smoothly. Obviously, being in total compliance with your permits 365 days a year is the very best way to manage an inspection.

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