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The OLEM Training Coordination Team was created in 1986 as the OSWER Training Forum to respond to training needs of EPA and state personnel involved in solid and hazardous waste cleanup and emergency response. The members of the forum coordinate their efforts to provide training to EPA, federal, state, and tribal personnel responsible for regulatory and enforcement activities.

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Basic Overview of Superfund Online Training Course

Please click here for more information about the Basic Overview of Superfund Online Training Course.

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ERTP Presents . . .

The Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP) will sponsor “ERTP Presents…” on EPA’s Contaminated Site Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website ( Various topics relevant to EPA staff, and other federal and state partners, will be presented in 2-hour webinar sessions. Visit for up to date information and to register for each session.

Soil Sampling and Analysis for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

High Performing Teams: Participating, Leading, Coaching

CERCLA Education Center (CEC) Course News

See below for links to all the CEC training offerings we have scheduled.  New 2018 offerings now being added! (*new changes/additions in red):

Please check back regularly for updates to this schedule.

New Requirements for Entering Federal Buildings

The government has issued new guidelines regarding access to federal buildings.  In the future it will be important to pay close attention to the location listed for a class, and if you are not sure whether or not the location is in a federal building, please contact the logistics/facility contact listed or the class information contact listed for further clarification.  Please click here to review these new requirements and see what form(s) of identification you will need in the future.

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Upcoming Internet Seminars
ERTP Presents...Soil Sampling and Analysis for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
September 21, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT

Careful there! Precise characterization of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in soil is often critical since decisions for remediation are based on analytical measurement. Unfortunately, the acts of collecting and storing soil can.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Integrated DNAPL Site Characterization
September 26, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
Sites contaminated with dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) and DNAPL mixtures present significant environmental challenges. Despite the decades spent on characterizing and attempting to remediate DNAPL sites, substantial risk remains. Inadequate.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Use and Measurement of Mass Flux and Mass Discharge
September 28, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
Most decisions at groundwater contamination sites are driven by measurements of contaminant concentration -- snapshots of contaminant concentrations that may appear to be relatively stable or show notable changes over time. Decisions can be improved .... [more] Leaving Trainex

Geophysical Classification for Munitions Response
October 03, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
For decades, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has produced and used military munitions for live-fire testing and training to prepare the U.S. military for combat operations. As a result, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and discarded military munitions .... [more] Leaving Trainex

Issues and Options in Human Health Risk Assessment - A Resource When Alternatives to Default Parameters and Scenarios are Proposed
October 05, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
Many state and local regulatory agencies responsible for the cleanup of chemicals released to the environment have adopted regulations, guidance and policies that define default approaches, scenarios, and parameters as a starting point for risk asses.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Adverse Outcome Pathways: Session I - Introduction to the Adverse Outcome Pathway Framework
October 11, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) is hosting a seminar series focused on adverse outcome pathways (AOPs), which are structured ways to represent biological events leading to adverse health effects. In the first session, U.S. Environmental Pr.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Groundwater Statistics for Environmental Project Managers
October 12, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
Statistical techniques may be used throughout the process of cleaning up contaminated groundwater. It is challenging for practitioners, who are not experts in statistics, to interpret, and use statistical techniques. ITRC developed the [more] Leaving Trainex

ERTP Presents...High Performing Teams: Participating, Leading, Coaching
October 17, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT

In this webinar we will explore the definition, development, dynamics, and characteristics of "High Performing Teams". There are multiple developmental stages that teams progress through to become high performing; many team members.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Military Munitions Support Services - MMRP Explosive Safety
October 19, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
This session will discuss updated safety developments when dealing with scrappers, underwater issues and the 3 R's. [more] Leaving Trainex