Helping area businesses and organizations reduce their environmental impacts and operating costs through education, collaboration and technical assistance.

Compliance University

The following is a summary of past Compliance University topics, along with links to some of the resources that were provided:

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Water Use and Wastewater Discharge Roundtable -- April 2008

Participants reviewed regulatory requirements for wastewater treatment and discharge systems, drinking water, water withdrawal, wetlands protection, spill prevention, control and countermeasures and the basics of water conservation. Here are some of the resources that were made available to participants:

OTA Review of Water Rules

Water Conservation Study

Hazardous Waste Management Roundtable -- June 2008

This discussion provided attendees with a comprehensive overview of hazardous waste management rules as well as a brief history of efforts to reduce hazardous waste at the source. Topics covered included federal and state hazardous waste disposal laws, volatile organic compounds and national ambient air quality standards, methods of reducing emissions, and more. Here are some of the resources that were made available to participants:

Hazardous Waste Management

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Regulations and Resources -- March 2011

Rick Reibstein of the Mass. Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) presented an Environmental Reporting Regulatory Matrix and led a discussion of new regulatory developments, such as the designation of Substances of Very High Concern under REACH. Reibstein also highlighted money-saving resources such as the Toxics Use Reduction Institute's demonstration site grant and more. Check out the resources from this presentation.