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Are you trying to implement the new MDBP rules?  Do you have questions about the requirements of the new rules?  If so, you have come to the right place!

This site is your one-stop for information about past and upcoming training for the implementation of the Stage 2, LT2 and Ground Water rules.  On this site you will find information about Webcasts, train the trainer sessions, and other training opportunities designed to help you with the implementation of the Stage 2, LT2 and Ground Water rules as well as the older rules if applicable to you.

Please use the links below or the box to the left to find out more about past and upcoming training sessions.

New Trainings Announced

New trainings will be announced here.


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Past Training Materials


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Ground Water Rule (GWR)

If you are implementing the GWR and are interested in trainings, you may download and view a power point presentation from a previous training.  New Webcasts and other training opportunities will be posted.


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Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2)

If you are implementing the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) and are interested in trainings, you may use our on-line training module or request a Webcast.  New Webcasts and other training opportunities will be posted.

Training Modules

The modules provide guidance and instruction on sample collection and analysis, and expand on the LT2 guidance manuals.

Webcasts

LT2 Source Water Sampling

Course Description:  This Webcast covers source water sampling for LT2 monitoring. Topics include sampling locations, sample collection techniques, packing and shipping samples, and arranging for laboratory analytical services.  The Webcast is intended for public water systems and other personnel that will be collecting source water samples for the LT2.
Sponsored by: EPA, OGWDW
Intended for: water system staff and others collecting source water samples for the LT2
Duration: 2 hours
For More Information, Contact: Edward Moriarity (stage2mdbp@epa.gov), 202-564-3864

Using the Data Collection and Tracking System (DCTS) to Comply with the LT2

Course Description: This Webcast will cover the following topics: registering for DCTS using the CDX Web site; submitting an LT2 intent to grandfather, source water monitoring data, or intent to provide full treatment using DCTS; entering sample schedules and creating facilities; and how a public water system can identify their laboratory and upload and review Cryptosporidium and E. coli samples.
Sponsored by: OGWDW, U.S. EPA
Intended for: EPA Regions, states, public water systems, and laboratory staff who will interact with the DCTS.
Duration: 2 hours
For More Information, Contact: Edward Moriarity (stage2mdbp@epa.gov), 202-564-3864


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Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR)

If you are implementing the Stage 2 rule and are interested in trainings, you may use our on-line training module or request a Webcast.  New Webcasts and other training opportunities will be posted.

Webcasts

Stage 2 DBPR Compliance Requirements

Webinar (PDF) (76 pp, 1MB)
Course description:  The objective of the webinar is to help assist public water systems in complying with Stage 2 DBPR compliance requirements. The presentation details the compliance monitoring requirements, Stage 1 DBPR requirements and public notification and consumer confidence reporting of DBPR violations and data.
  Sponsored by:  U.S. EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Washington D.C.
  Intended for:  EPA Regions, states, public water systems interested in learning the requirements of Stage 2 DBPR compliance requirements.
  Duration:  2 hours
For More Information, Contact Adrienne Harris (stage2mdbp@epa.gov), 202-250-8793

 

Overview of the Stage 2 DBPR & LT2

Course Description: The first half of the four-hour Webcast discusses Stage 2 and the second half addresses LT2. The Webcast covers both early implementation and rule compliance requirements.
Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Washington, DC
Intended for: EPA Regions, states, public water systems and laboratory staff interested in learning the requirements of the new rules.
Duration: 4 hours
For More Information, Contact: Edward Moriarity (stage2mdbp@epa.gov), 202-564-3864

How to Submit Your Stage 2 IDSE Plan Electronically Using the IDSE Tool

Course Description:  The goal of this Webcast training is to inform the Stage 2 systems how to request CDX and DCTS access, how to access the IDSE Tool, and, finally, how to submit electronically via the IDSE Tool.  The training will review how to fill out the Standard Monitoring Plan, the System Specific Study Plan, and the 40/30 certification templates electronically.  It will also address how to generate and submit a PDF file.
Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Washington, DC
Intended for: For water utilities that need to comply with the Stage 2 DBPR, States and Regions
Duration: 2 hours
For More Information, Contact: Edward Moriarity (stage2mdbp@epa.gov), 202-564-3864

IDSE Tool & DCTS: Implementation Tools for Early Implementation of Stage 2 DBPR & LT2 for EPA Regions and States

Course Description:  General information on the IDSE tool, DCTS & IPMC, demonstration on how to find LT2 information submitted by systems & laboratories in the DCTS, how to create reports to track both LT2 & Stage 2 submissions, demonstrate how reviewers will be able to go into the DCTS & approve/disapprove Stage 2 submissions, how to utilize the IDSE tool.  Q & A session will also be part of the training.
Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Washington, DC
Intended for: EPA Region and State staff that will be working on early implementation for Stage 2 DBPR and LT2.
Duration: 2.5 hours
For More Information, Contact: Edward Moriarity (stage2mdbp@epa.gov), 202-564-3864

IDSE Tool & DCTS: Implementation Tools for Early Implementation of Stage 2 DBPR & LT2 for Systems & Laboratories

Course Description:  General information about the IDSE Tool & DCTS, demonstration on how labs will upload Crypto, E. Coli samples, show how systems will be able to approve/contest samples, display the IDSE tool wizard & how it determines IDSE requirements, exhibit the IDSE Plan/Report & how it allows systems to submit IDSE submissions online.  Q & A sections will also be part of the training.
Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Washington, DC
Intended for: Systems & laboratory staff that will be working on early implementation requirements for Stage 2 DBPR & LT2.
Duration: 2.5 hours
For More Information, Contact: Edward Moriarity (stage2mdbp@epa.gov), 202-564-3864

Tools for Compliance with the Stage 2 DBPR & LT2

Course Description:  The Webcast will discuss the Data Collection and Tracking System (DCTS), Individual Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE) Tool, and the Information Processing & Management System (IPMC).
Sponsored by: OGWDW, U.S. EPA
Intended for: EPA Regions, states, public water systems and laboratory staff who will be implementing or complying with these new rules.
Duration: 4 hours
For More Information, Contact: Edward Moriarity (stage2mdbp@epa.gov), 202-564-3864


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Surface Water Treatment (SWT) Rules

The Surface Water Treatment Rules Training is a comprehensive look at all of the regulations affecting surface water treatment.

  • Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR)
  • Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR)
  • Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR)
  • Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR)
  • Other rules, as issues regarding simultaneous compliance arise.

SWT Rules Training

Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR)

IESWTR Slide Presentation

These presentations contain information on the IESWTR, Special Primacy Requirements (40 CFR 142.16), and State Primacy Revision Applications. The slide presentations can be used to instruct States and Regions on how to implement these rules.

  • The IESWTR slide presentation is available in
    • PDF (446 KB PDF File, 78pgs) or
    • PowerPoint (293 KB PPT File) format.
  • The Primacy Revision slides are available in
    • PDF (218 KB PDF File, 9pgs) or
    • PowerPoint (46 KB PPT File) format.

D-DBP Slide Presentation

These presentations contain information on the D-DBP rule, Special Primacy Requirements (40 CFR 142.16), and State Primacy Revision Applications. The slide presentations can be used to instruct States and Regions on how to implement these rules. 

  • The D-DBP slide presentation is available in
    • PDF (396 KB PDF File, 116pgs) or
    • PowerPoint (458 KB PPT File) format.
  • The Primacy Revision slides are available in
    • PDF (218 KB PDF File, 9pgs) or
    • PowerPoint (46 KB PPT File) format.

For more information, please contact Adrienne Harris at harris.adrienne@epa.gov. Click on the links below for training materials.

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