Compliance Academy Class Topics

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

Because most industries contract with a laboratory to analyze their compliance samples for them, the focus of this class is to help the customer 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 City of Phoenix (COP) City Code Chapter 32 C 'Stormwater Protection Ordinance', COP Stormwater Management Program and Stormwater pollution prevention practices or Best Management Practices (BMPs).