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CESCL: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training
CESCL-101
Aug 01, 2019 - Aug 02, 2019
Corvallis, OR

CESCL certification is required by the Washington State Department of Ecology, Construction Stormwater General Permit for personnel responsible for monitoring stormwater at construction sites disturbing one or more acres of land, or are part of a larger common plan of development. NWETC’s 2-day CESCL course is a dynamic interaction between traditional classroom style lecture and hands-on field exercises. Interactive dialogue between the attendees and the trainers is also promoted, to encourage a shared learning environment.

Day 1, and the first part of day 2 is spent in the classroom, discussing regulations, discussing impacts to water quality and construction activity, learning the reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the permit, and examining the most up-to-date erosion and sediment control techniques using examples and case studies. Best Management Practices (BMP) products are brought into the class to allow students to see first hand the types of control measures there are available to them in the industry. At the end of the morning on Day 2, the required CESCL exam will be given. 

On the afternoon of day 2, the class will visit a field site to learn more about the BMP products and practice correctly installing a variety of erosion control BMPs. Other BMP demonstrations will also be conducted and the BMP installations performed by the students will be tested against a mock rain event.

Upon completion attendees will have met the requirements of BMP C160 certification and will receive a CESCL card valid for three years.

Registration: Earlybird pricing for registrations $350-$375; $375/$400* thereafter.  Click the registration link below for specific tuition information. (*reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes; government employees; nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members).

For general information contact NWETC by telephone at 425-270-3274 or via e-mail at info@nwetc.org

Please visit https://nwetc.org/course-catalog/cescl-101-mar-19-20-2019 for more details. Leaving Trainex

 

CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Re-Certification
CESCL-102
Aug 01, 2019 - Aug 01, 2019
Corvallis, OR

We are happy to now offer CESCL re-certification courses at a new reduced price.

This exciting course examines the most up-to-date techniques in the management of sediment and construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) card, good for three years. CESCL certification is required in the state of Washington by the Washington State Department of Ecology for personnel responsible for construction stormwater inspections and sampling at construction sites. Participants will also benefit from a dynamic interaction between traditional lectures and hands-on exercises. The course covers the essentials of being a certified lead and includes information on how new regulations will impact CESCL job functions. Upon completion, students will know how to simply and confidently comply with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements of stormwater management.

Note: This CESCL certification course is recognized as meeting the training and certification requirements of the General Permit, and BMP C160 Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) in Washington State Department of Ecology’s stormwater management manuals for Eastern and Western Washington. The Construction Stormwater General Permit requires that site inspections be conducted by a CESCL. 

Registration: Earlybird pricing for registrations $200; $225 thereafter. 

For general information contact NWETC by telephone at 425-270-3274 or via e-mail at info@nwetc.org

Please visit https://nwetc.org/course-catalog/cescl-102-nov-6-2019 for more details. Leaving Trainex

 

Incremental Sampling
Aug 01, 2019 - Aug 01, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Incremental Sampling is a full-day course that focuses on the theory and application of ITRC’s Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM), composite sampling designs, and hybrids of the two. IS hybrid designs are useful to address multiple project goals simultaneously. Since “representativeness” is a key aspect of data quality and ISM/IS data are demonstrably more representative than most discrete data, it will be argued that IS data are indeed “better” than non-IS data. The course will answer questions such as:

  • What is the difference between ITRC’s ISM and EPA’s Incremental Sampling (IS) strategies?
  • Is there written EPA guidance? What features should an ISM or IS design have?
  • Can IS give project risk assessors the data they want, while simultaneously meeting the RPM’s own data needs for characterization or remedial design?
  • How are background concentrations determined and comparisons to background handled using IS?
  • do we know whether IS “worked” for the project?
More information and registration

 

Waste Treatment, Transportation, and Disposal
Aug 05, 2019 - Aug 07, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Waste Treatment, Transportation and Disposal, a 2.5-day advanced training course, focuses on specific technical and regulatory issues that On-Scene Coordinators (OSC) and Remedial Project Managers (RPM) must address when treating, transporting and disposing of waste. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Learn a step-by-step approach to the treatment, transportation and disposal of waste. The course discusses oversight of the major steps in procuring cost-effective and efficient treatment, transportation and disposal of waste. The course explores the complex definitions of solid and hazardous waste and provides real-life examples of how to decide whether wastes are RCRA hazardous during a removal action.
  • Discover practical recommendations for improving the treatment, transportation and disposal process. The course stresses some obvious and other less obvious aspects helpful in improving the transportation and disposal process.
  • Master information about the identification and analysis of waste. Participants will obtain information from experienced professionals about the process of identifying and analyzing special waste types and to arrange for treatment, transportation and disposal of waste.

Waste Treatment, Transportation and Disposal is an advanced-level training course intended for EPA OSCs and other EPA removal program personnel. The course is designed to equip OSCs with the information they need to plan for the treatment, transportation and disposal of wastes generated from removal actions. Other EPA environmental professionals, such as RPMs, site assessment managers, remedial program staff, and Special Team members may also benefit from the course.  THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES, STATES, LOCAL AGENCIES, TRIBES, ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Daily Class Times:
Monday - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

More information and registration

 

DES Oversight Support: Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
Aug 06, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019
New York, NY

This course is a training and practical applications course that provides a comprehensive overview and instruction of how to plan, compete, and administer oversight support (OS) task orders under the Design and Engineering (DES) suite of RAF contracts.

By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

Learn how to develop an OS project delivery strategy. The course discusses how to determine the most optimal project delivery for an OS project with a focus on comprehensive and thorough project planning. This course will highlight the importance of assembling and project team and using risk management to develop project requirements and consider the use of performance based acquisition approaches. In addition, this course will discuss different procurement approaches and task order types available under the DES contract. Last, this course will also discuss workload and funding considerations when assembling an OS task order.

Understand how to consider project-specific needs when completing the Task Order Initiation Form. The course focuses on the elements of the task order initiation form that are critical in project-specific planning. Specifically, this course will explain how to use the key personnel contract clause, how to use the Standard Form (SF)-330 database for DES task orders, and how to write or assemble technical evaluation factors based on key project needs, task order procurement approach, and the suite of contracts being used.

Develop an awareness of the steps and time necessary to conduct fair opportunity. The course discusses the ESO and 2-step DES fair opportunity processes and provides lessons learned and best management practices for review boards for each process.

Gain general knowledge of how to administer OS task orders. This course discusses task order administration under DES with a focus on the process and requirements for task order amendments for each contract, invoice review and approval procedures, and how to evaluate contractor performance.

Apply the knowledge gained during the course. Participants are encouraged to attend their course with their project team and bring an actual OS project to the course. Participants will take part in several breakout sessions that will provide them an opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to their OS project.

This course is a 3-day course and is designed for Remedial Program Managers (RPMs), program support staff and management, and contracting officers who are part of an Integrated Project Team (IPT) that will be planning and competing an OS task order under the DES contract in the next twelve months. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES, STATES, TRIBES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. It is strongly encouraged that all attendees be knowledgeable on the basics of RAF and have preferably taken RAF 101.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

More information and registration

 

Environmental Remediation Technologies
Aug 06, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019
Norcross, GA

This 3-day introductory-level course provides participants with an overview of the treatment technologies most frequently used for cleanups of contaminated media. The emphasis of the course is on the technology description, applicability, and limitations of appropriate treatment technologies. It is intended for new On-Scene Coordinators, Remedial Project Managers, Waste Site Managers, and other environmental personnel interested in remediation.

Topics that are discussed include site characterization; site characterization; fate and transport; technology screening; capping and containment; basic water treatment; chemical reactions and separations; sediment remediation; in-situ treatments; phytoremediation; bioremediation; natural monitored attenuation; soil washing and immobilization; thermal treatment; and process testing.

Training methods include lectures and group problem-solving exercises. Case studies are used to demonstrate applications of the treatment technologies. Group discussions relevant to the course are encouraged.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate appropriate techniques to assess, stabilize, and screen potential remedies for contaminated sites.
  • Identify the processes and explain the limitations of the most frequently used treatment technologies.
  • Identify resources that describe innovative treatment technologies.

Note: Calculators are recommended.

Continuing Education Units: 1.9

 In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at 

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=4

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. 

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

More information and registration

 

Visualizing and Analyzing Environmental Data with R
RSTAT-400
Aug 06, 2019 - Aug 07, 2019
Missoula, MT

This course is designed for participants who wish to gain beginning to intermediate skills in using R for manipulating, visualizing and analyzing their environmental data. R is a comprehensive statistical programming language that is cooperatively developed on the Internet as an open source project. This freely available statistical package R is a powerful tool and is projected to become the most widely used statistical software.

This class is taught using real-world environmental data sets and is hands-on using instructor-led examples. It is applicable to anyone that conducts environmental monitoring or uses environmental data for research, management, or policy-making and is recommended for anyone needing to become proficient with R basics. Being proficient in R will help participants be competitive in their chosen fields.

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the uses of R for working with environmental data
  • Installing R and R libraries
  • Import and export data from a range of sources including Excel and Access
  • Sorting, merging, and aggregating, subsetting, and converting data
  • Query and display data and generate basic data summaries
  • Create a variety of high quality data visualization graphics
  • Perform common statistical tests including t-tests, ANOVA, and linear models
  • Develop basic scripts to automate and document procedures and analyses

Registration: Earlybird pricing for registrations $595/$545*; $645/$595* thereafter
(*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members).

For general information contact NWETC by telephone at 425-270-3274 or via e-mail at info@nwetc.org

Please visit https://nwetc.org/course-catalog/rstat-400-may-7-8-2019 for more details. Leaving Trainex

 

CESCL: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training
CESCL-101
Aug 07, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019
Bremerton, WA

CESCL certification is required by the Washington State Department of Ecology, Construction Stormwater General Permit for personnel responsible for monitoring stormwater at construction sites disturbing one or more acres of land, or are part of a larger common plan of development. NWETC’s 2-day CESCL course is a dynamic interaction between traditional classroom style lecture and hands-on field exercises. Interactive dialogue between the attendees and the trainers is also promoted, to encourage a shared learning environment.

Day 1, and the first part of day 2 is spent in the classroom, discussing regulations, discussing impacts to water quality and construction activity, learning the reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the permit, and examining the most up-to-date erosion and sediment control techniques using examples and case studies. Best Management Practices (BMP) products are brought into the class to allow students to see first hand the types of control measures there are available to them in the industry. At the end of the morning on Day 2, the required CESCL exam will be given. 

On the afternoon of day 2, the class will visit a field site to learn more about the BMP products and practice correctly installing a variety of erosion control BMPs. Other BMP demonstrations will also be conducted and the BMP installations performed by the students will be tested against a mock rain event.

Upon completion attendees will have met the requirements of BMP C160 certification and will receive a CESCL card valid for three years.

Registration: Earlybird pricing for registrations $350-$375; $375/$400* thereafter.  Click the registration link below for specific tuition information. (*reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes; government employees; nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members).

For general information contact NWETC by telephone at 425-270-3274 or via e-mail at info@nwetc.org

Please visit https://nwetc.org/course-catalog/cescl-101-mar-19-20-2019 for more details. Leaving Trainex

 

Superfund Essentials
Aug 08, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Superfund Essentials provides an awareness of the purpose, legal framework and implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Participants are introduced to the various components of the Superfund process.

By taking the course, participants achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the evolution of the Superfund program. The course explores the origin, the accomplishments and future of the Superfund program.
  • Understand the statutory and regulatory basis for the authorities of On-Scene Coordinators (OSC) and Remedial Project Managers (RPM). The course provides an overview of the roles of the OSC and RPM as they are defined in laws, regulations, policy, and guidance, including a comparison of authorities and liabilities.
  • Learn about the three types of response activities defined under CERCLA. The course provides an overview of the components of the removal, remedial and enforcement programs.

The Superfund Essentials course is a 1-day awareness-level course geared towards EPA employees new to the Agency or to the Superfund program as well as other federal, state and local stakeholders. This course does not meet the inspector training requirements of EPA Order 3500.1 for OSCs and RPMs. This course is not available to contractors. Regional Superfund programs interested in offering this awareness-level course to stakeholders should contact Gary Turner, EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI), at turner.gary@epa.gov for details.

More information and registration

 

Logistics Section Chief
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course covers basic training requirements for the Food Unit Leader, Medical Unit Leader, Facilities Unit Leader, Ground Support Unit Leader, Supply Unit Leader, and Communications Unit Leader positions which exist within the Logistics Section. This course is also designed to meet the 16-hour training requirement for the Logistics Section Chief position on a Type 2 Incident Management Team.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have successfully completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400 level courses, IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to fulfill the position of Logistics Section Chief on an Incident Management Team. At a minimum, students should have completed Advanced ICS, I-400 training as a prerequisite.

Objectives
After completing the course, participants will have the necessary information to:

  • Arrive properly equipped at an incident, gather information to access the assignment, and begin initial planning activities of the Logistics Section Chief
  • Determine that facilities, services, and materials are provided for an incident
  • Plan, staff, and manage the logistics section to meet the needs of the incident in a safe and efficient manner
  • Coordinate with other sections to assist in accomplishing the overall objective of the incident
  • Implement the demobilization plan

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=31

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

More information and registration

 

Planning Section Chief
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Planning Section Chief on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. Specific Topics include: Resource Unit Leader (RESL) , Situation Unit Leader (SITL), Documentation Unit Leader (DOCL) and Environmental Unit Leader (ENVL) functional position review; information gathering and evaluation; strategies, meetings and briefings; Incident Action Plan preparation; interactions and information exchange; forms, documents and supplies; and demobilization and closeout.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have successfully completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400, IS-700b and IS-800c, level courses and who have been identified to fulfill the Planning Section Chief position on an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe incident information needs, data gathering methods and data evaluation processes.
  • Describe the PSC role in the transition briefing, the planning review meeting, the operational briefing, and other meetings and briefings .
  • Describe the components of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and who is responsible for preparing them.
  • Describe the PSC role in the preparation of the IAP and other documents .
  • Describe specific elements of the Situation Report (SitRep)  and indentify the ICS functional units responsible for generating each element. 
  • Conduct an operational briefing.
  • Describe demobilization planning and IMT closeout procedures.

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at 

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=26

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

More information and registration

 

Public Information Officer
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course provides participants course work and hands-on training for the position of Public Information Officer (PIO) on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It covers the role and responsibilities of a PIO, duties required of the PIO in all types of incidents, how to establish and organize an Information Office appropriate for the incident, and discusses key functions of the Information Office. Instructional methods include lectures, class discussions, graded evaluations, and group exercises. A certificate of course completion will be awarded to those students who have 100% attendance and who obtain a total course score of 70% or higher.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, 300, and 400, and IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to be a part of an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Public Information Officer (PIO) within the Incident Command System (ICS) structure
  • Identify the major functions of the PIO and their specific responsibilities
  • Describe the duties and assignments of PIO assistants
  • Be able to correctly apply the Crisis Communication plan during a nationally significant incident
  • Describe the U.S. EPA structure for managing data during a nationally significant incident
  • Explain how the PIO interacts, within the ICS structure, with EPA Regional Offices and EPA Headquarters
  • Describe the approval process for communication products
  • Understand the roles and responsibility of the PIO to community relations

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=35 

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

More information and registration

 

Resource Unit Leader
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course provides participants with course work and hands-on training for the position of Resource Unit Leader. It covers the roles, responsibili­ties, and relationships of the Resource Unit Leader and Demobilization Unit Leader to other personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). The student will become familiar with the various incident-related documents and software programs that may be used.
Resource Unit Leader topics include:

  • Organizing and managing the unit
  • Check-in
  • Tracking resource status
  • Operational planning
  • Resource unit products

An extensive exercise in which the student organizes and operates a resource unit serves to test the student's skills.

Demobilization Unit Leader topics include:

  • Organizing and managing the unit
  • Developing the Demobilization Plan
  • Writing the Demobilization Plan
  • Implementing the Demobilization Plan

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA personnel who have shown interest, demonstrated the necessary skills and knowledge, and have accomplished minimum training, including Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, and 300, and IS-700b and IS-800c, appropriate for the position of Resources Unit Leader and Demobilization Unit Leader.

Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the mission, organization, and operation of the resources unit from lecture and small group exercises
  • Identify, track, and account for incident resources from experimentation with T-cards and a variety of other systems
  • Describe the Incident Action Plan and other section work products
  • Accomplish the duties and responsibilities of a Demobilization Unit Leader (DMOB) on a large incident
  • Develop, write, and implement a demobilization plan

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at 

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=32

Note: Calculators are recommended.

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

More information and registration

 

Environmental Unit Leader
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course provides participants course work and hands-on training for the position of Environmental Unit Leader (ENVL). It covers the role and responsibilities of an ENVL and the relationship of the ENVL to other incident personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). The student will become familiar with the various incident-related documents, software programs and other resources that may be used by an ENVL.

Topics include: the Environmental Unit's role in the Incident Command System; staffing and organizing the Environmental Unit; sample plan development; monitoring and sampling techniques; laboratory resources; toxicology; modeling applications and limitations; treatment and disposal; and decontamination. Instructional methods include a combination of lectures, videos, case studies, class discussions, and group exercises.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed the Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, and 300, IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to be a part of an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the management and leadership function of the ENVL Leader
  • Define the interactions of the ENVL with other functional positions in the incident management team
  • Understand how and when to incorporate multiple agency expertise into the Environmental Unit of the Planning Section
  • Define various response technologies that may be needed to support the operations of the Environmental Unit during a major incident
  • Understand toxicology, and health and safety issues as they apply to a response
  • Understand the capability and/or limitations of numerical models as tools to support the operations of the Environmental Unit during a response
  • List the contents of the Environmental Unit Leader Tool Box

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=28

Note: A laptop is recommended

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

More information and registration

 

Finance and Administration Section Chief
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course provides participants course work and hands-on training for the position of Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It covers the role and responsibilities of a FSC and the relationship of the FSC to other incident personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). The course reviews the Job Aids, which include the role and responsibilities, of various Unit Leaders such as the Time Unit Leader, Cost Unit Leader, and Procurement Unit Leader, and Comp/Claims Unit Leader. The student will become familiar with the various incident-related documents and software programs that may use by an FSC. Instructional methods include lectures, class discussions, graded evaluations, and group exercises. A certificate of course completion will be awarded to those students who have 100% attendance and who obtain a total course score of 70% or higher.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, 300, and 400, IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to be a part of an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) in the overall management of the Finance/Administration Section
  • Discuss options for funding the incident and discuss procurement processes
  • Describe the relationship of the FSC to other incident personnel, incident agency personnel, and other contacts
  • Describe the role of the FSC in the development, review, and update of incident related documents, e.g., Site Safety Plan, Demobilization Plan, Incident Action Plan, Interagency Agreements, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Agreements, and Emergency Fund Agreements
  • Describe the role of the FSC in the development of the incident finance package (official files)

Note: A calculator is recommended.

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=19 

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

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Incident Commander
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course is designed to train personnel in the roles and responsibilities of an Incident Commander in a Type 2 Incident Management Team. The course covers the Leadership, Mobilization, Incident Management, Administration, and Demobilization of a Type 2 IMT. This is accomplished through lectures and short exercises. A closed book test is administered at the conclusion of the class. A score of 70% is mandatory for successful completion of the course.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400, IS-700b and IS-800c, level courses.

Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe the role of the Incident Commander in managing complex extended all risk incidents
  • Describe the role of the Incident Commander in leading an Incident Management Team
  • Identify the Incident Management Team's role in using appropriate interpersonal communication skills and management principles necessary for effective and efficient incident management

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=29 

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

More information and registration

 

Liaison Officer
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course is designed to provide training to Agency personnel to develop skills necessary to perform as the Liaison Officer assigned to a Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT). This course is divided into 8 units. It consists of lecture, class discussion, and individual and group exercises.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400, IS-700b and IS-800c, level courses and who have been identified to be part of an Incident Management Team.

Objectives:
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between assisting and cooperating agencies
  • Describe the duties, responsibilities, and authority Agency Representatives must have to perform their duties
  • List the items for consideration in establishing a work location at an incident
  • List the conditions that indicate additional staffing is needed
  • Describe the Liaison Officer's responsibilities in the incident demobilization process

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=30

Note: A calculator is recommended.

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

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Operations Section Chief
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course is designed to meet all the requirements and training needs of the Operations Section Chief for a Type 2 Incident Management Team. The Division/Group Supervisor training is a pre-requisite to the Operations Section Chief Training.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnelwho have successfully completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400 level courses, IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to fulfill the Operations Section Chief position on an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts and use of divisions, groups and branches to effectively manage all-risk incident operations
  • Demonstrate effective information gathering practices to assess incident assignments and determine immediate actions
  • Describe effective information sharing practices
  • Describe why and when tactics may need to be adjusted
  • Demonstrate Operations Section Chief’s role in an Operational Period Briefing
  • Describe Operation Section Chief’s role in managing and adjusting the operational organization
  • Describe Operation Section Chief’s role in risk assessment and safety management
  • Describe the Operations Section Chief's role in developing the operational portion of an Incident Action Plan
  • Describe the Operation Section Chief's role in developing and implementing contingency plans and demobilization plans

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=18 

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

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Safety Officer
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course meets the training needs of the Safety Officer operating on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It is presented in a lecture/discussion format and supplemented with group exercises.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400, IS-700b and IS-800c, level courses and who have been identified to fill the Safety Officer or Assistant Safety Officer positions on an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Arrive at the incident, properly equipped, gather information to assess the assignment, and begin initial planning activities of a Safety Officer
  • Identify, prioritize, and mitigate hazards and risks on the incident
  • Plan, staff, and manage the safety organization to meet the needs of the incident
  • Coordinate and plan with the command and general staff to assist in safely accomplishing the overall incident objectives
  • Ensure that the preparation of special reports for the final incident package and incident close out with agency administrator is completed

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=27 

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

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Situation Unit Leader
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course provides participants with course work and hands-on training for the position of Situation Unit Leader on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It covers the role and responsibilities of a Situation Unit Leader and the relationship of the Situation Unit Leader to other personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). The student will become familiar with the various incident-related documents and software programs that may be used by the Situation Unit Leader.

Instructional methods include lectures, videos, class discussions and group exercises. A certificate of course completion will be awarded to those students who have 100% attendance.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnelwho have completed the Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, and 300,and IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to be part of an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the Situation Unit's mission and function
  • Understand the management and leadership function of the Situation Unit Leader
  • Describe the positions in the Situation Unit and the duties of each position
  • Define the interactions of the SITL with other functional positions in the incident management team
  • Describe the types of and sources of information that the Situation Unit utilizes
  • List the products that the Situation Unit prepares or assists in preparing
  • Complete a Situation Report (SitRep)

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at 

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=33

Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.

This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, August 16th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions.  Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.
 

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Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC)
Aug 14, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019
Chicago, IL

The Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) training course focuses on groundwater characterization and discusses (1) the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity on the investigation and cleanup of groundwater and related media, (2) the need for scale-appropriate measurements and adequate data density, and (3) the tools and strategies that are available to overcome the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity. The course addresses the following technical content:

  • Defining and explaining the need for and benefits of HRSC
  • Understanding the sources and attributes of subsurface heterogeneity and their impact on hydrogeology, contaminant fate and transport, and source and plume relationships
  • Defining and using scale-appropriate measurements, adequate data density and collaborative data sets
  • Explaining the application of HRSC to the characterization of integrated media, including: groundwater, soil, soil vapor, surface water, sediments and bedrock
  • Evaluating potentially applicable tools for subsurface investigations of shallow unconsolidated environments, deep unconsolidated environments, fractured and porous media, and the groundwater and surface water interface
  • Developing effective HRSC implementation and investigation strategies
  • Managing and visualizing HRSC data for decision making
  • Applying HRSC to remedy design, implementation and optimization

After taking this course, participants will be armed with information that will allow them to improve their subsurface investigation approaches and develop more realistic and comprehensive conceptual site models (CSM). CSMs developed based on HRSC strategies and tools will decrease site uncertainty, improve the remedy selection process for groundwater remedies, and better enable the evaluation, design, and implementation of targeted in situ and ex situ groundwater remedies.

The Groundwater HRSC course is an advanced 2-day course. The recommended audience includes EPA, federal, state, tribal and private industry technical project managers, practitioners and other stakeholders involved in groundwater investigation and remediation.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

This class was rescheduled from March 26-27, 2019.

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40-Hour
Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019
Lakewood, CO

This 5-day course is designed for personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and, to a lesser extent, response to an accident involving hazardous materials. It provides basic information needed to meet the forty hours training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazardous substances.
  • Identify concepts, principles, and guidelines to properly protect site or response personnel.
  • Discuss regulations and action levels to ensure health and safety of the workers.
  • Discuss fundamentals needed to develop organizational structure and standard operating procedures.
  • Select and use dermal and respiratory protective equipment.
  • Demonstrate the use, calibration, and limitations of direct-reading air monitoring instruments.

Participants will be more knowledgeable in hazardous waste operations, team functions, personnel health and safety procedures, and operation of field monitoring equipment. In some segments of the course, participants are required to wear respiratory equipment, which precludes wearing eyeglasses. Individuals who are severely restricted without their glasses should be aware that their participation may be limited unless they have contact lenses, their own spectacle kit or spectacle-equipped respirator facepiece. During some exercises, participants are required to wear chemical protective clothing, which may be stressful to certain individuals.

NOTE: A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 is necessary in order to attend this course. Each student must include with their registration a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment. This must be received prior to the course start date. Registration will not be completed, nor will confirmation be sent, until such proof is received by the HazTrain Registrar. If registration done on-line, fax a copy of the respiratory document to the HazTrain Registrar at 301-934-9584.

It is highly recommend you complete the FEMA Incident Command Classes 100, 200, 700 and 800. This training is available for free on the FEMA website. Per EPA direction: Manuals are no longer issued in class. Students will be provided information on where they can go to download a copy to bring to class.

COURSE MANUAL: can be downloaded by registered students. Information will be provided.

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=39

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Tuition:  This course is limited to personnel from EPA, Other Federal Agencies, Tribes, and State and Local Govenment, and is free of charge for them.  Personnel not directly employed by a government agency ( e.g. private industry or contractor) CAN NOT be accepted into this course.  NOTE:  A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 is necessary in order to attend this course.  Each student must include with their registration a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medicallly able to wear respiratory protection euipment.  This must be received prior to the course start date.  Registration will not be completed, nor will confirmation be sent, until such proof is received by the HazTrain Registrar.  If registration done on-line, fax a copy of the respiratory document to the HazTrain Registar at 301.934.9584.

Highly recommend you complete the FEMA Incident Command Classes 100, 200, 700, and 800.  This training is available for free on the FEMA website.

Per EPA directions:  Manuals are no longer issed in class.  Students will be provided information on where they can download a copy to bring to class.

Course Manual:  Can be downloaded by registered students.  Information will be provided.

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Air Monitoring for Emergency Response
Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019
Belleville, MI

This course instructs participants in the practices and procedures for monitoring airborne hazardous materials. It is designed for personnel who evaluate airborne releases of hazardous materials. Evaluation of worker exposure to these releases is emphasized.

Topics covered include air monitoring strategies, techniques and equipment; instrument calibration; instrument limitations; exposure guidelines; air dispersion modeling; and health-and-safety considerations. The course will include operating procedures for specific air monitoring equipment, but students are encouraged to bring their own instruments to the course.  The focus is on direct-reading instruments, but air sample collection and field analytical instruments are discussed.

Instructional methods include a combination of lectures, group discussions, problem-solving sessions, and hands-on use of instruments.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Properly use the following types of air monitoring equipment:
    • Combustible gas indicators
    • Oxygen monitors
    • Detector tubes
    • Toxic gas monitors
    • Photoionization detectors
    • Flame ionization detectors
  • Identify the operational parameters, limitations, and data interpretation requirements for the instruments listed above, plus chemical warfare agent detectors, air sample collectors, and certain field analytical technologies.
  • Identify the factors to be considered in the development of air monitoring plans.
  • Describe the use of air monitoring data for the establishment of personnel and operations health and safety requirements.

Continuing Education Units: 1.5 ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 15 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at 

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=25

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

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Basic Statistics for Environmental Professionals
STAT-102
Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Description:

In this two-day course, the principles of statistics as applied to the analysis of environmental data will be discussed, with as little mathematical detail as posssible. Examples will be drawn from environmental remediation and characterization, engineering and other sciences. These examples will demonstrate the results of different techniques, giving attendees a greater understanding of situations when each of the various techniques for environmental data analysis should be used.

Topics and techniques discussed will include:

  • Statistical Principles & Probabilistic Data Models
  • Sample Design
  • Estimating Means, Medians & Variances& Other Parameters
  • Dealing with Non-detects
  • Fitting Data to Distributions
  • Functions of Random Variables
  • Statistical Intervals
    • Confidence Intervals
    • Tolerance Intervals
    • Prediction Intervals
      • Parametric Methods
      • Non-Parametric Methods
  • Hypothesis testing
    • Parametric
    • Non-Parametric
    • Bootstrapping & Randomization
  • Analysis of variance
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Contingency tables
  • Statistical graphics
  • Multivariate methods

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for environmental professionals who have the need to analyze data using various statistical methodologies. The course is intended to familiarize attendees with commonly used statistical techniques, without using an overwhelming amount of mathematical detail.

Please visit https://nwetc.org/course-catalog/stat-102-apr-16-17-2019 for more details. Leaving Trainex

 

Hazard Ranking System
Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 - POSTPONED
Philadelphia, PA

Hazard Ranking System (HRS) is a 4-day training course designed for personnel who are required to compile, draft and review preliminary assessments (PA), site inspections (SI), and HRS documentation records and packages submitted for sites proposed for the National Priorities List (NPL). This course is open to EPA, federal, state, tribal and contractor personnel who support site investigation programs.

The HRS course provides a detailed review of the HRS model and how the model is applied to various site conditions. The course is intended to enable staff to prepare HRS packages for the National Priorities List (NPL) and to plan and implement preliminary assessments (PA) and site inspections (SI) to address future HRS scoring issues. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Explain the site assessment process under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the role of HRS. The course provides an overview of key provisions of CERCLA and the general response process established under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The course discusses procedures and requirements for conducting site assessments and using the HRS to score sites for placement on the NPL.
  • Define and explain the HRS in detail. The course explains the overall structure and elements of the HRS and how a site score is calculated. The course also provides a detailed explanation of each scoring factor (likelihood of release, waste characterization and targets) for each pathway (groundwater, surface water, soil exposure and air) evaluated by the HRS. In addition, the course addresses HRS rules for scoring sites with releases of radionuclides.
  • Illustrate a general approach to scoring sites using the HRS and preparing an HRS package. The course provides an introduction to the process by which HRS packages are prepared, identifies the elements of a complete package and discusses accurate site scoring. The course examines documentation and analytical data quality needed to support HRS packages.
  • Identify and use guidance and software to successfully prepare an HRS package. The course will identify regulations and guidance issued by the EPA applicable to HRS scoring packages and has participants prepare an HRS score for a site.

It is recommended that you take the Hazard Ranking System training course prior to the Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection training course.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

This offering has been postponed. More information.

 

OSC Warrant Officer Training
Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019
San Francisco, CA

OSC Warrant Officer Training provides an overview of the contracting and program authorities vested in a warranted OSC. It will explain the various tools, procurement and non-procurement that are available to an OSC during emergency and time-critical removal actions. It also gives a good overview of government contracting principles and vulnerabilities. There will be case study preparation and presentation and a test given on the final day.

By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the responsibilities and authorities delegated to OSCs when directing emergency response and removal actions. This course reviews the response and contracting authorities delegated to the OSC under the National Oil and Hazard Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP).
  • Learn about the fundamentals of contracting. The course provides basic information on key contracting elements and effective contract management practices
  • Understand the contracting tools and techniques authorized for use under the OSC’s Delegated Procurement Authority (DPA). The course provides OSCs with the policies and procedures for procurement tools under the DPA and other mechanisms that are available to access and use during a response.
  • Learn how to apply the tools and techniques in a removal action scenario. The course includes a response case study to provide participants an opportunity to apply the skills learned during the training.

The OSC Warrant Officer Training is a 3½-day training course. This course is designed for personnel who are experienced and pre-designated as OSCs capable of being assigned emergency response or other field assignments where they may be required to make independent time-critical or emergency decisions. EPA project officers and contracting officers supporting the removal and emergency response program also may benefit from attending the training. This course is only open to EPA personnel.

Before taking the OSC Warrant Officer Training, the EPA OSC must be a certified COR. Becoming a certified COR is a mandatory requirement for an EPA OSC to request the warrant after taking the OSC Warrant Officer Training. Online courses are available at http://oamintra.epa.gov/node/drupal/?q=node/33 to become a COR. The online course must be completed at least 7 business days before attending the OSC Warrant Officer Training. A copy of the COR guidelines is available at http://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/fac-cor-certification-requirements

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Air Monitoring for Emergency Response
Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019
Belleville, MI

This course instructs participants in the practices and procedures for monitoring airborne hazardous materials. It is designed for personnel who evaluate airborne releases of hazardous materials. Evaluation of worker exposure to these releases is emphasized.

Topics covered include air monitoring strategies, techniques and equipment; instrument calibration; instrument limitations; exposure guidelines; air dispersion modeling; and health-and-safety considerations. The course will include operating procedures for specific air monitoring equipment, but students are encouraged to bring their own instruments to the course.  The focus is on direct-reading instruments, but air sample collection and field analytical instruments are discussed.

Instructional methods include a combination of lectures, group discussions, problem-solving sessions, and hands-on use of instruments.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Properly use the following types of air monitoring equipment:
    • Combustible gas indicators
    • Oxygen monitors
    • Detector tubes
    • Toxic gas monitors
    • Photoionization detectors
    • Flame ionization detectors
  • Identify the operational parameters, limitations, and data interpretation requirements for the instruments listed above, plus chemical warfare agent detectors, air sample collectors, and certain field analytical technologies.
  • Identify the factors to be considered in the development of air monitoring plans.
  • Describe the use of air monitoring data for the establishment of personnel and operations health and safety requirements.

Continuing Education Units: 1.5 ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 15 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at 

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=25

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

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3-Day Oil Spill Response and Booming Class
Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019
Signal Hill, CA

The course will introduce oil spill response. The class will include lectures on the Oil Pollution Act, oil spill response, spill containment dams and boom deployment strategy. The class will also include exercises on spill containment structures at El Dorado Park and boom deployment at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, CA The class will be limited to 30 students, with no more than three students per agency.

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National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) Conference and Training
Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Chicago, IL

The 2019 National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) Training Program will be held Monday, August 26, 2019 through Friday, August 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Federal Facilities Technical Support Project (TSP) Forum and Contaminated Sediment Forum will hold their business meetings in conjunction with the 2019 NARPM Training Program.

Registration for the 2019 NARPM Training Program is now open!
To register, please click the "View details" link below -this link will provide you with full details about the Training Program.

Please visit https://www.trainex.org/narpm2019 for more details. Leaving Trainex

 

CESCL: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training
CESCL-101
Aug 27, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019
Renton, WA

CESCL certification is required by the Washington State Department of Ecology, Construction Stormwater General Permit for personnel responsible for monitoring stormwater at construction sites disturbing one or more acres of land, or are part of a larger common plan of development. NWETC’s 2-day CESCL course is a dynamic interaction between traditional classroom style lecture and hands-on field exercises. Interactive dialogue between the attendees and the trainers is also promoted, to encourage a shared learning environment.

Day 1, and the first part of day 2 is spent in the classroom, discussing regulations, discussing impacts to water quality and construction activity, learning the reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the permit, and examining the most up-to-date erosion and sediment control techniques using examples and case studies. Best Management Practices (BMP) products are brought into the class to allow students to see first hand the types of control measures there are available to them in the industry. At the end of the morning on Day 2, the required CESCL exam will be given. 

On the afternoon of day 2, the class will visit a field site to learn more about the BMP products and practice correctly installing a variety of erosion control BMPs. Other BMP demonstrations will also be conducted and the BMP installations performed by the students will be tested against a mock rain event.

Upon completion attendees will have met the requirements of BMP C160 certification and will receive a CESCL card valid for three years.

Registration: Earlybird pricing for registrations $350-$375; $375/$400* thereafter.  Click the registration link below for specific tuition information. (*reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes; government employees; nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members).

For general information contact NWETC by telephone at 425-270-3274 or via e-mail at info@nwetc.org

Please visit https://nwetc.org/course-catalog/cescl-101-mar-19-20-2019 for more details. Leaving Trainex

 

RCRA Financial Assurance and FACTT Workshop
Aug 27, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019
Atlanta, GA

The FA and FACTT Course is a 2-day training for new users to the FACTT.

The first day of the training is financial assurance 101 discussing each of the six traditional financial assurance instruments. The discussion includes how each instrument works, regulatory requirements, challenges and tips for how to manage those challenges.

Day 2 focuses on FACTT - how to enter data, how to use FACTT to monitor FA and identify 'at-risk' regulated entities and how to create reports.

Typically the Day 1 training appeals to a wider audience - both beginners and those looking for a refresher training. The Day 2 training is usually a much smaller audience - limited to those likely to enter data into FACTT or use FACTT to monitor FA compliance.
 

Daily class times:
Tues., Aug. 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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