Ga. Tech to host course on dangers of stormwater runoff to human health, environment

Become aware of "Industrial Stormwater Permitting and Pollution Prevention Plan Requirements" by attending Georgia Tech Research Institute's upcoming course on Managing Environmental Compliance, March 8-10 at the Global Learning and Conference Center on Georgia Tech's Atlanta campus...

ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2006 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) has made stormwater runoff a national compliance priority for the upcoming years.

Stormwater runoff can become a major problem as it can significantly affect water quality. It can pick up chemicals, debris, pollutants and more as it flows to its final destination. These pollutants can initiate in stormwater at hazardous waste sites, construction sites, outside of factories or gas stations and anywhere else that contaminants harmful to drinking water are spilled or disposed.

Being non-compliant with stormwater runoff can have serious impacts on human health and the environment. Make sure your company is not a contributing factor. Become aware of "Industrial Stormwater Permitting and Pollution Prevention Plan Requirements" by attending Georgia Tech Research Institute's upcoming course on Managing Environmental Compliance, March 8-10 at the Global Learning and Conference Center on Georgia Tech's campus in Atlanta.

Sign up today and help avoid costly fines for non-compliance, network with other professionals involved in environmental compliance and keep up-to-date on new and changing environmental regulations. Call 404-385-3500 to register or visit www.pe.gatech.edu (keyword search: EST 6000).

Attendants for this course will earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and AIA, HSW Learning Units. This course can also be used for elective credits for Georgia Tech's Hazmat or OSH Training Certificate Program.

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit applied research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Its approximately 1,200 employees perform or support more than $100 million in research yearly for more than 200 clients in industry and government. To learn more about GTRI, visit www.gtri.gatech.edu.

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