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The Compliance Assistance program exists to provide services that increase environmental knowledge and encourage behavioral changes. We do this to improve regulatory compliance, achieve exceptional performance and enhance the quality of Kentucky’s​ environment and communities. Below we have our training opportunities for both online and in-person learning. If you would like to request a specific training topic or attend one of our workshops, contact us today!​

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​Enviro​nmental Compliance Assistance Program Upcoming Events:

Course Name
  
Description
  
July 10, 2024

​Join us for the first ever webinar in our new ECAP RECAP webinar series while we dive into the basics of environmental permitting in Kentucky. Whether you're a business owner, environmental consultant, or new to the Environmental, Health and Safety field, this session is tailored to equip you with general knowledge on Kentucky’s required environmental permitting. Our speakers will guide you through the common permits required in Kentucky pertaining to air quality, water quality, and waste management regulations. ​​

Online
September 18, 2024

​The Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (ECAP) is providing an educational opportunity with the goal of assisting and educating regulated facilities so they understand and can comply with air related environmental regulations.

What will you learn?

  • Overview of the Clean Air Act
  • How to obtain an air permit and registration
  • Understanding the requirements of an air permit

Who should attend?

  • Facility managers or owners
  • Environmental professionals
  • Representatives for educational institutions
  • Economic development professionals
  • Consultants
In-Person
October 16, 2024

​The Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (ECAP) is hosting an introductory level workshop to help participants understand regulations relating to waters of the Commonwealth and how to comply with them.

A draft agenda is coming soon. 

What will be covered?

  • Overviews of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) Permits
  • Floodplain management, insurance, and permitting
  • How to appropriately manage stormwater
  • Common violations and what to expect during an inspection

Who should attend?

  • Facility managers or owners and consultants
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Professionals
  • Representatives of retail, manufacturing and industrial facilities
  • Representatives of construction and contracting companies
In-Person
November 20, 2024

​The Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (ECAP) is providing an intro-level workshop to help participants understand regulations governing hazardous waste and how to comply with them.

What will you learn?

  • How waste is regulated and identified
  • Requirements for different waste generators
  • Waste hot topics
  • How to manage universal wastes
  • What happens during inspections
  • How to handle spills and other emergencies

Who should attend?

  • Facility managers
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Consultants
  • Representatives of retail, manufacturing and industrial facilities
  • Representatives of facilities with aerosol cans, solvents, paint, pesticides, light bulbs and ballasts and lawn care chemicals on premises.
In-Person

​Self-​Paced Online Learning 

Module Title
  
Description
  
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This self-paced learning module explains the Annual Compliance Certification (ACC) reporting requirements and how to accurately calculate and submit the required data.

Simplifying Compliance
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This module explains the Semi-Annual Monitoring Report (SAMR) reporting requirements, the data it must include and how and when to submit. 

Simplifying Compliance
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This module will help those who are new to working with an air permit or those who need a refresher understand what is required of a facility. ​

Simplifying Compliance
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This module provides a walkthrough of submitting the Annual Compliance Certification (ACC) and Semi-Annual Monitoring Report (SAMR) electronically using the Kentucky Online Gateway.​

Air Quality
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This short video provides instrctions for creating a new Kentucky Online Gateway Account, and for users who had an account with One Stop Business Portal. ​

Simplifying Compliance
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​A short video on how to navigate in the Kentucky Online Gateway. ​

Simplifying Compliance
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

This video provides a general introduction of air quality, including air pollution, the Clean Air Act and state and federal regulations.​

Air Quality
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This video walks you through determining the type of air permit you might need, and provides a general overview the paperwork and forms needed to fill out an air permit. ​

Air Quality
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This informational video walks through the different sections of a general air permit and discusses the different methods of required recordkeeping practices. ​

Air Quality
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This is an interactive video walking through calculating potential to emit (PTE) e​missons.​

Air Quality
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​This video provides a general introduction of the Clean Air Act and Safe Drinking Water Act, as well as state and federal regulations. ​​

Water Quality
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​This video provides an explanation of solid waste regulations, overview of different kinds of waste, and infromation on landfills. ​

Waste Management
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This video takes a look into universal waste, what is classified as universal waste, and how to properly dispose of it. ​

Waste Management
Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

​​This video dives deeper into waste regulations and why they were created. ​

Waste Management
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