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An Introduction to Environmental Regulations For Manufacturers and Industry

Robert P. Stevens, P.E., DEE

Course Outline

This three hour course introduces the environmental regulatory system in the United States. It presents an introduction to the major federal environmental rules affecting manufacturers and industry. This course is organized to present these rules as follows:

This course will be particularly useful for persons who work in manufacturing and industries who want to understand what rules may affect their operations, and it will help persons familiar with some but not all of these environmental regulations to broaden their understanding of the regulatory system.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this three hour course, the student will have a basic understanding of:

Course Introduction

The environmental rules in the United States are quite complex. Typically, specialists in one or more environmental areas are employed to interpret and implement programs to meet environmental rule requirements. However, managers and professionals working with manufacturing and industrial facilities should be aware of the overall environmental regulatory framework for several reasons:

Course Content

The course content is in a PDF file (56 KB) Environmental_Regulations.pdf. You need to open or download this document to study this course.

Course Summary

The major federal environmental programs affecting manufacturers and industry were described in this course according to:

The required knowledge about the facility was introduced with a series of questions. Environmental regulations were then introduced by discussions on the overall concept and terms used with the regulation, followed by questions on how they might apply. The understanding developed from this course should help facility personnel and environmental professionals recognize overall regulatory program requirements.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites and links:


The above site includes links to the following regulated areas: Air, cleanup, compliance and enforcement, economics, ecosystems, emergencies, environmental management, human health, industry, international cooperation, pesticides, pollutants/toxics, pollution prevention, research, treatment and control, wastes, and water.

Once you finish studying
the above course content,
you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.