The City of Phoenix Industrial Pretreatment Compliance Academy was established to inform and educate permitted industrial facilities on the importance of and how to maintain compliance with the requirements of the Industrial Pretreatment Program.
Students are awarded 2-3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) at the end of each class and students who complete all six classes receive a Diploma.
Wastewater Discharge Permit
This class explains what a permit says and means, essentially "translating" it for the student. Permit topics include: Definitions, Discharge Limits, Self-Monitoring Requirements, Record Keeping, Authorized Signatory, Notification Requirements, Compliance Schedules, Toxic Organic Management Plan (TOMP), and Slug Control Plan (SCP).
Wastewater Compliance Sampling
This class discusses some of the different kinds of samples that are collected, methodology of sample collection, handling and storage of samples, how to complete the necessary paperwork associated with collecting compliance samples, primary and secondary wastewater measuring devices and how the measurement of wastewater flows relates to compliance sample collection. You are welcome to bring your pH meter(s) for an interactive calibration demonstration.
Laboratory Analytical Issues
The focus of this class is to help the attendee become a more sophisticated consumer of laboratory services. This class includes a tour of the City's in-house laboratory that follows a sample from receipt through analysis, showing the steps the laboratory chemists takes to produce a numerical result. The lecture portion of the class discusses the types of services laboratories can provide and what information the customer should provide to and receive from their laboratory.
This class explains what action or inaction on the part of the customer constitutes a violation, and then discusses what the City's response might be. Other information includes steps the customer can take to mitigate the city's enforcement response and appropriate responses to a Notice of Violation, are also discussed. In-class exercises include calculating a civil penalty amount.
Pollution Prevention (P2)
This class discusses ways industrial users can implement pollution prevention measures in their own facilities. Through an interactive class exercise, students learn how every aspect of production can benefit from reducing the amount of pollution generated, thereby reducing disposal costs and legal liability. Industry-specific pollution prevention information packets are provided to each student.
Stormwater Compliance Overview
This class gives an overview of Stormwater regulations, including the Phoenix City Code Chapter 32 C 'Stormwater Protection Ordinance', the City's Stormwater Management Program, and stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).