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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.

For more on-line training opportunities please click here.

Launch of RCRA Training Website

On March 3, 2017, the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) launched the RCRA training website. This RCRA training website is a result of EPA and states working together to provide easy access to a comprehensive compendium of RCRA training materials, including online courses and videos. Additionally, this workgroup developed Individual Development Plans (IDPs) which sort the training materials by subject matter area (e.g., basic curriculum, permitting, corrective action).

We hope this training website serves as a valuable resource to EPA and states to build and maintain expertise and institutional knowledge of the RCRA program. We intend to regularly update this website with new training materials as they become available.

We also announce that, with the launch of this website, we are making available brand new training on Waste Analysis Plans which follows publication of the updated 2015 Waste Analysis Plan Guidance.

If you do not currently have an account for the ERTPVU you will need to register and set up a password at and then login using your email and password at Note: the RCRA training materials are only available to EPA, states, tribes, and other federal agencies.

CERCLA Education Center (CEC) Course News

See below for links to all the CEC training offerings we have scheduled (*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
Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management
August 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
Chemical contaminants in soil and groundwater can volatilize into soil gas and migrate through unsaturated soils of the vadose zone. Vapor intrusion (VI) occurs when these vapors migrate upward into overlying buildings through cracks and gaps in the .... [more] Leaving Trainex

Pre-CERCLA Screening Webinar
August 30, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
The Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) is offering a training webinar on the recent "Pre-CERCLA Screening Guidance" issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December 2016. This guidance is used by EPA.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Remedy Selection for Contaminated Sediments
September 14, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
The sediments underlying many of our nation’s major waterways are contaminated with toxic pollutants from past industrial activities. Cleaning up contaminated sediments is expensive and technically-challenging. Sediment sites are unique, complex, and.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Integrated DNAPL Site Strategy
September 19, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
Sites contaminated by chlorinated solvents present a daunting environmental challenge, especially at sites with dense nonaqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) still present. Restoring sites contaminated by chlorinated solvents to typical regulatory criteria (.... [more] Leaving Trainex

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