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Upcoming Webinars

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.Upcoming training sessions and registration information will be posted below.

Advanced ECHO Webinar

This webinar series will demonstrate more advanced search tools offered on the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website. Each webinar will be recorded and shared on the ECHO training page. Topics for each webinar will be selected based on user feedback. If you have questions about specific tools, please use the Contact Us link at the top of the page. Every 6 months we will highlight a new tool.

The August webinar will focus on water search tools. We will demonstrate examples of searching for pollutant information through the various water tools available on ECHO. Feel free to share the registration link with anyone who might be interested!

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 22 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Registration: Register for the Advanced ECHO Webinar
Presentation: Coming soon

Intro to ECHO Webinar

This webinar focuses on a basic demonstration of searching and navigating the ECHO website. Learn how to utilize ECHO in your communities and workplaces to identify facility history with compliance and enforcement. Note that this webinar is repeated every 6 months and not recorded.

Date and Time: Coming Fall 2017
Registration: Coming Fall 2017
Presentation: Intro to ECHO (PDF) (15 pp, 363 K)
Notes: Practice search (DOCX) (1 pp, 13.3 K)


ECHO Webinar Series

Recordings of webinars are posted below as they become available.

Intro to ECHO Map Filter Webinar

This webinar introduced the new ECHO Map Filter tool. Map Filter brings analysis of cross-program and Clean Water Act dischargers into a simple map-based format, which makes it easy to turn facilities on and off and change search criteria without returning to the original search form. The tool also adds further area context by including the ability to add various map layers, such as schools and impaired waters. 

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
Presentation: ECHO Map Filter (PDF) (16 pp, 341 K)
RecordingStream the ECHO Map FilterEXITwebinar in MP4 format; note that a registration step is required prior to downloading and that EPA plans to replace this link in the future with an option that does not require registration. 
Verbatim webinar transcript: ECHO Map Filter Demonstration (PDF) (8 pp, 391 K)

Intro to Navigating ECHO State Dashboards and Comparative Maps

Building off of the May 3, 2016, introduction to ECHO demonstration, our third spring webinar explored two additional features of the ECHO website. During this webinar, we introduced the data visualization tools called the ECHO State Dashboards and Comparative Maps.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Presentation: Intro to Navigating ECHO State Dashboards and Comparative Maps (PDF) (9 pp, 218 K)
Recording: Stream the Intro to Navigating ECHO State Dashboards and Comparative Maps - A Web Demonstration Exitwebinar in MP4 format; note that a registration step is required prior to downloading and that EPA plans to replace this link in the future with an option that does not require registration.
Verbatim webinar transcript: Intro to Navigating ECHO State Dashboards and Comparative Maps (PDF) (6 pp, 160 K)

Introduction to ECHO - A Web Demonstration

Building off of the "Introduction to the Acts in ECHO" webinar, our second webinar provided the introduction demonstration you'd been looking for. During this webinar, we showed you how to conduct some basic, popular searches on the ECHO website. We demonstrated the search process and how to interpret the reports received from a search.

Date and Time: Tuesday May 3, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Presentation: Intro to ECHO (PDF) (10 pp, 220 K)
Recording: Stream the Intro to ECHO - A Web Demonstration Exitwebinar in MP4 format; note that a registration step is required prior to downloading and that EPA plans to replace this link in the future with an option that does not require registration.
Verbatim webinar transcript: Intro to ECHO (PDF) (9 pp, 288 K)

Intro to the Acts in ECHO

This one-hour webinar was the first in a series of Spring 2016 webinars that took us back to the basics in EPA's ECHO website. We looked into the origin of the acts for which data are found in ECHO -- the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. With a better understanding of where these acts came from and why the permits and violations are so important to track, searches on ECHO can become deeper and even more questions can begin to be answered. After laying the brickwork down with these important acts, we highlighted tools that are sometimes overlooked or underused.

Date and Time: Tuesday March 22, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Presentation: Acts Tracked in ECHO (PDF)(18 pp, 1.4 MB)
Recording: Stream the Acts Tracked in ECHO Exitwebinar in MP4 format; note that a registration step is required prior to downloading and that EPA plans to replace this link in the future with an option that does not require registration.
Verbatim webinar transcript: Intro to ECHO (PDF) (6 pp, 269 K)

ECHO Training for the Public

This one-hour webinar provided an introduction to EPA's ECHO website. ECHO is a regularly updated resource, available to both internal and external parties that allows users to access detailed information including, but not limited to, the compliance status, inspection history, and pollutant discharges at any specific EPA-regulated site. ECHO focuses on Clean Air Act stationary sources, Clean Water Act dischargers, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste handlers, and Safe Drinking Water Act public water system. Webinar participants learned how to work with all of ECHO’s features and gained understanding of a valuable resource that can enhance their understanding of monitoring and enforcement of environmental regulations. Anyone who does work involving EPA-regulated sites can benefit from learning about ECHO and its various features.

Date and Time: Tuesday June 2, 2015: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Presentation: ECHO Basic Training for the Public (PPT)(180 K)
Recording: ECHO Basic Training for the Public

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