NJDEP Qualified Environmental Air Compliance Auditor Program Overview
The NJDEP, in cooperation with the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education, has developed a series established to generate a required list of private qualified approved auditors as mandated in the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990. The Small Business Assistance Program and Small Business Environmental Ombudsman Office will provide lists of qualified auditors (outside the NJDEP) who can evaluate the consistency of a company’s work practices and recordkeeping with applicable clean air requirements.
Earning a spot on this list will let potential customers know that you have completed NJDEP-approved training that has prepared you to perform audits efficiently, effectively, and in keeping with all NJDEP rules and guidelines. Because the NJDEP distributes this list to individuals and organizations who are seeking capable auditors, this program provides exposure to new audiences that can turn into potential business opportunities.
Learn more about the NJDEP Small Business Assistance Program.
If you would like to be listed as an NJDEP Qualified Environmental Air Compliance Auditor, you must do the following:
- Submit a letter or résumé detailing your four-year degree in engineering, environmental science, environmental planning, or related field to Program Coordinator Pam Mayer at email@example.com.
- Complete the following three (3) classes: Air Quality Permitting Seminar, Auditor’s Workshop, and Complying with the NJ Pollution Prevention Act. Course details are below. Courses must be taken within two (2) years of the current date to fulfill these requirements.
- Once you have been added to the NJDEP Qualified Environmental Air Compliance Auditor list, you must attend either the Air Quality Permitting Seminar, Auditor’s Workshop, or Complying with the NJ Pollution Prevention Act every two years to maintain your place on the list. Any of these courses can serve as a refresher to keep you up to date with the latest regulatory changes to the NJDEP air program.
Complying with the NJ Pollution Prevention Act
Learn about the New Jersey Pollution Prevention Act and get a refresher on the Pollution Prevention Planning process. The enforcement policy for the Pollution Prevention Rules and information on technical assistance available for pollution prevention planning will also be covered, among other related topics.
Next offering scheduled for May 2, 2023 – Register now!
Auditor’s Workshop: Managing Environmental Compliance
The basics of auditing, along with an update on regulations, tools, and resources, will be presented in this course. Learn how companies with good environmental management systems incorporate the principles of resource conservation and pollution prevention into their everyday practices to help achieve regulatory compliance.
Next offering scheduled for May 22-31, 2023 (6 hours self-paced online course) – Register now!
Air Quality Permitting Seminar
Learn how to save time and money while keeping our air clean! This course will guide you through the air permitting process in New Jersey, including an “insider’s guide” to the NJDEP website. You’ll learn the latest processes and procedures that will result in the most timely and flexible permits.
Next offering scheduled for June 19-27, 2023 (12 hours self-paced online course) – Register now!
NOTE: If you took Auditor’s Workshop and Air Quality Permitting Seminar in the past and you are already on the list of NJDEP Qualified Environmental Air Compliance Auditors, you are not required to take Complying with the NJ Pollution Prevention Act to maintain your spot on the list. However, you may choose to take it to satisfy the refresher requirement and learn new information that will be helpful for your work.
Substitution of Courses for NJDEP Qualified Environmental Air Compliance Auditors
If you have attended any training programs comparable to the required seminars listed above, you may request an exemption from one or more seminars in writing. Please include a description of the program(s) attended and proof of attendance. Submit your exemption requests to Program Coordinator Pam Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJDEP representatives and industry experts will teach both of these courses.
Who Should Participate in the NJDEP Qualified Environmental Air Compliance Auditor Program?
This program is recommended for professionals who wish to earn a spot on the list of NJDEP Environmental Air Compliance Auditors for Small Businesses. Individuals from a range of professional backgrounds have attended these courses in the past, including:
- Environmental Compliance Managers
- Environmental Health and Safety Professionals
- Plant Managers
- Project Managers
- Regulatory Compliance Officers
- Resource Recovery Professionals
- Wastewater Operators
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about the NJDEP Qualified Environmental Air Compliance Auditor Program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer