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Contaminant Vapor Migration and Intrusion
VAQM-401
Sep 17, 2019 - Sep 18, 2019
Lone Tree, CO

This course provides an overview of the vapor intrusion exposure pathway including its scientific foundation, regulatory framework, and the technical aspects of investigating and remediating contaminated vapor sites. The class will cover topics such as: screening sites for potential vapor intrusion concerns, conducting field investigations, sampling techniques, data analyses, exposure point calculations, the Johnson and Ettinger predictive model, vapor intrusion risk assessment, vapor intrusion mitigation, and remediation. Participants will work through practical problems and typical site scenarios based on case studies of established vapor intrusion sites. This course provides a comprehensive introduction for those new to the field, and will also provide insights, data analysis techniques, and the latest research for more advanced participants.

Intended Audience:

Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of vapor migration and intrusion with an emphasis on vapor assessment and modeling. The material is intended for practitioners working on remediation of hazardous substance release sites and brownfields redevelopment.

Registration: Early bird rate $645 / $595*; $695 / $645** 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/vaqm-401-apr-24-25-2019 for more details. Leaving Trainex

 

Basic Environmental Geophysics (BEG)
Sep 18, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019
Lakewood, CO

This 2-day course provides individuals who have little or no geophysical exploration experience with practical information on the strengths and limitations of the most used geophysical techniques on hazardous waste sites. It is intended to enable students to select the appropriate methods and to effectively supervise geophysical surveys during hazardous waste site investigations. This course bridges the gap between the 1-day Overview of Environmental Geophysics and the 3-day Introduction to Environmental Geophysics courses by providing more hands-on field equipment operating time than the 1-day course, while not requiring students to travel to a fixed facility, as with the 3-day course.

The course emphasizes three geophysical methods --magnetics, electromagnetics, and ground-penetrating radar -- most commonly employed for site characterization and waste location throughout the U.S. The course also introduces other methods --seismic refraction, gravity, resistivity, and borehole geophysics --that may be effective depending on regional or site-specific conditions, and for all methods provides examples of situations where they may be applicable. It is intended for personnel responsible for inspections, site characterization, site investigations, and removal and remedial actions at Superfund sites. The course focuses on investigation plan design; types of equipment suitable for hazardous waste site characterization; and, equipment operation and characteristic data displays for the three main methods.

The course includes lectures and field exercises. The field exercises focus on the most common techniques used for site assessment. Exercises will be conducted using Cesium Magnetometers, Time-domain and Frequency-domain Electromagnetic methods, and Ground Penetrating Radar.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the various geophysical methods available for shallow environmental characterization that involves locating and resolving buried objects or evaluating site geology and hydrogeologic characteristics.
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of the magnetic, electromagnetic, seismic refraction, gravity, resistivity, borehole geophysics and ground-penetrating radar methods in environmental applications.
  • Design a field survey and operate the most frequently used types of geophysical instrumentation under field conditions.
  • Collect geophysical field data for use in resolving buried objects.

This course is a road version of a longer and more involved course usually offered at a specially constructed field site. The road course includes outdoor exercises. Participants should dress for field work.

Continuing Education Units: 1.3

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=46

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.*

The exercise is conducted regardless of weather. 

Visitors, please use Gate 1 (Main Street) , off Kipling Street.

The Federal Center is a secured campus.  You cannot get in without providing a Federal ID or a State-issued ID.  You will need to state your business at the gate.  Please ask the guard for directions to Building 20.

More information and registration

 

CESCL: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training
CESCL-101
Sep 18, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019
Mt. Vernon, 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

 

Basic Environmental Geophysics (BEG)
Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019
Seattle, WA

This 2-day course provides individuals who have little or no geophysical exploration experience with practical information on the strengths and limitations of the most used geophysical techniques on hazardous waste sites. It is intended to enable students to select the appropriate methods and to effectively supervise geophysical surveys during hazardous waste site investigations. This course bridges the gap between the 1-day Overview of Environmental Geophysics and the 3-day Introduction to Environmental Geophysics courses by providing more hands-on field equipment operating time than the 1-day course, while not requiring students to travel to a fixed facility, as with the 3-day course.

The course emphasizes three geophysical methods --magnetics, electromagnetics, and ground-penetrating radar -- most commonly employed for site characterization and waste location throughout the U.S. The course also introduces other methods --seismic refraction, gravity, resistivity, and borehole geophysics --that may be effective depending on regional or site-specific conditions, and for all methods provides examples of situations where they may be applicable. It is intended for personnel responsible for inspections, site characterization, site investigations, and removal and remedial actions at Superfund sites. The course focuses on investigation plan design; types of equipment suitable for hazardous waste site characterization; and, equipment operation and characteristic data displays for the three main methods.

The course includes lectures and field exercises. The field exercises focus on the most common techniques used for site assessment. Exercises will be conducted using Cesium Magnetometers, Time-domain and Frequency-domain Electromagnetic methods, and Ground Penetrating Radar.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the various geophysical methods available for shallow environmental characterization that involves locating and resolving buried objects or evaluating site geology and hydrogeologic characteristics.
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of the magnetic, electromagnetic, seismic refraction, gravity, resistivity, borehole geophysics and ground-penetrating radar methods in environmental applications.
  • Design a field survey and operate the most frequently used types of geophysical instrumentation under field conditions.
  • Collect geophysical field data for use in resolving buried objects.

This course is a road version of a longer and more involved course usually offered at a specially constructed field site. The road course includes outdoor exercises. Participants should dress for field work.

Continuing Education Units: 1.3

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=46

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.*

The exercise is conducted regardless of weather. 

More information and registration

 

Basic Statistics for Environmental Professionals
STAT-102
Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019
Arlington, VA

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

 

CESCL: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training
CESCL-101
Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 25, 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

 

Environmental Forensics Techniques
CHEM-540
Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019
TBD, NJ

This course provides useful information for a large range of professionals dealing with environmental contamination issues, especially legal liability and complex site contamination characterization and cleanup. The goal of the course is to provide the audience with an understanding of the main environmental forensic techniques available to "fingerprint" and track a variety of contaminants (e.g., oil spills, petroleum and chlorinated solvents, metals, PCBs, PAHs, perchlorate) released into the environment, thereby enabling attendees to reconstruct past contamination events. Some of these techniques can reveal multiple releases and are effective when tracking old contamination that may have started decades ago. This course will include both a formal presentation as well as interactive discussions and practice involving the audience. Alternative discussion topics (based on majority vote) may include more information on certain fingerprinting or certain contaminants as well as brainstorming sessions on case studies – including any from the audience if interested.
 
Intended Audience:
This course is intended for environmental professionals including, but not limited to, environmental consultants, industrial site owners and operators (e.g., manufacturers, mining companies, foundry operators, refineries, dry cleaners), insurance agency employees, environmental lawyers, governmental employees, and environmental students.
 

Please visit https://nwetc.org/course-catalog/chem-540-september-17-18-2015 for more details. Leaving Trainex

 

ICS-300: Intermediate ICS
Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 26, 2019
Guaynabo, PR

This 2.5-day course meets all the requirements and training needs of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for Intermediate Incident Command System training.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have successfully completed Incident Command and related training,  I-100 and I-200, IS-700b and IS-800C, and who will hold supervisory positions within an ICS organization.

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

  • Match responsibility statements to each ICS organizational element
  • List ICS positions which may include deputies, and describe roles and responsibilities
  • Describe differences between deputies and assistants
  • Describe ICS reporting and working relationships for technical specialists and agency representatives
  • Describe reporting relationships and information flow within the organization
  • Describe the steps in transferring and assuming incident command
  • List the major elements included in the incident briefing
  • Develop sample organizations around a major event. Organizational development will include the use of all appropriate sections and organizational modules
  • Describe how incidents can best be managed by appropriate and early designation of primary staff members and by proper delegation of authority
  • Describe how Unified Command functions on a multi-jurisdiction or multi-agency incident
  • List the minimum staffing requirements within each organizational element for at least two incidents of different sizes
  • Describe the role and use of forms in effective incident management
  • Identify and describe four basic principles of resource management
  • Identify the basic steps involved in managing incident resources
  • Know the contents of, and how the Operational Planning Worksheet (ICS Form 215) is used
  • Identify the organizational elements at the incident that can order resources
  • Describe the differences between single and multipoint resource ordering and the reasons for each
  • Describe why and how resources are assigned to staging areas, camps, and direct tactical assignments
  • Describe the purpose and importance of planning for resource demobilization
  • Identify five key considerations associated with resource management and reasons for each
  • List the major steps involved in the planning process
  • Give the ICS titles of personnel who have responsibilities in developing the Incident Action Plan and list their duties
  • Explain the use of operational periods in the planning process, and how operational periods are derived
  • Explain the function of the Operational Planning Worksheet and other forms which may be used in preparing the Incident Action Plan
  • Explain the criteria for determining when the Incident Action Plan should be prepared in writing
  • Identify the kinds of supporting materials included in an Incident Action Plan
  • List the major sections in a Demobilization Plan
  • Identify the steps built into ICS design to compensate for previous incident management problem
  • Define Unified Command
  • Define the advantages of Unified Command and define the kinds of applications which may call for a Unified Command organization
  • Identify the primary features of a Unified Command organization
  • Describe areas of cost sharing which might apply under a Unified Command structure

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=7

 

 

Intended for U.S. EPA and USCG personnel or by invitation.  Other federal, state, or local government employees are invited to attend this course.

Class hours each day are 8:00 to 5:00, unless otherwise indicated.

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; students will be provided loaner copies of the student manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal use from the following address:

https://response.epa.gov/ics300400 

More information and registration

 

ICS-400: Advanced ICS
Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Guaynabo, PR

This 2 day course meets all the requirements and training needs of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for Advanced Incident Command System training.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have successfully completed Incident Command and related training, I-100, I-200, IS-700b and IS-800C, and who will hold supervisory positions within an ICS organization.

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

  • Summarize principal responsibilities for each Command and General Staff member
  • Describe the roles of deputies and assistants in incident management
  • Describe the purposes and responsibilities of agency representatives, reporting relationships, and how they can be effectively used within the incident organization
  • Describe areas of cost sharing which might apply under a Unified Command structure
  • List the principal factors often found in, or related to, major and / or complex incidents
  • List the four expansion options for incident organization, and describe the conditions under which they would be applied
  • Define Area Command
  • Identify differences between Area Command, Unified Command, Multi-agency Coordination Systems, and Emergency Operations Centers
  • List the principal advantages of using Area Command
  • Describe how, when, and where Area Command would be established
  • Describe the Area Command organization
  • Identify six primary functional responsibilities of Area Command.

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=8

Intended for U.S. EPA and USCG personnel or by invitation.  Other federal, state, or local government employees are invited to attend this course.

Class hours each day are 8:00 to 5:00, unless otherwise indicated.

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; students will be provided loaner copies of the student manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for use at the following address:

https://response.epa.gov/ics300400
  

More information and registration

 

 

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