NACT 335 Principles of Environmental Compliance & Enforcement

DATES: October 24-26, 2017


Workshop Location

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Southwest Regional Office
400 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745
Room: Waterfront A and B

INSTRUCTORS: Tom Maslany and David Janik


New, entry-level stationary source inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists.


Those completing this course will gain a basic understanding of the general information associated with air pollution control and enforcement. The following topics will be covered in this course:

• Developing a framework for designing effective compliance strategies

• Understand different concepts and principles of environmental compliance and enforcement


This intensive 2.5 day course provides a framework for designing effective compliance strategies and enforcement programs. The course defines the terms compliance and enforcement, introduces basic principles, and explores different approaches for implementing each element of the framework. The instructors who guide participants through the concepts and principles of environmental compliance and enforcement deliver the course through a series of exercises. Participants, through a “case study” will take part in a negotiation session to resolve a violation of environmental requirements that mimics a real-life enforcement situation.

This course is designed for a student that seeks to understand the complete compliance process including enforcement. The student should come away with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a productive member of a compliance team. The two and one-half day course will focus on the enforcement case process used by US local, state and federal environmental agencies- primarily the administrative and civil judicial processes. Topics include targeting, collecting data that is necessary for case development, determining compliance status, selecting the appropriate enforcement option, penalties, negotiation, and case resolution follow-up. The course discusses all violation resolution options including informal actions, formal notices, administrative orders and administrative consent orders, civil litigation settlement, and case litigation. The importance of proper documentation and adherence to procedures will be emphasized. The course includes a combination of lectures, exercises, and roleplaying. A manual is included with the course.


Registration will be handled through APTI-Learn at #.  

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2017

NOTE: There is NO registration fee for state and local government employees attending this meeting. A $36.00 registration fee will be charged for Federal employees.


Residence Inn by Marriott
3896 Bigelow Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Room Rate: $129.00 plus taxes

On-line Reservations: Book your group rate for MARAMA

Reservations by Phone: 412-586-2651 (Please reference MARAMA’s room block)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 29, 2017

Note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 3 nights (October 23rd, 24th, and 25th) for 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency.  Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the course location.  If other additional support is needed, pre-approval is necessary and a request must come from your agency’s Air Director (or their designee) and emailed to MARAMA’s Executive Director, Susan Wierman, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Sue Dilli and Jackie Burkhardt (, prior to the event. A list of what type of support is needed, an estimate of additional costs and the reason for the support is essential to include.