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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.

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.

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.  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
Ecosystem Services Approaches and Tools for Contaminated Site Cleanup
October 24, 2017 at 01:30 PM EDT
Ecosystem services are nature's contributions to human health and well-being. Examples include areas for outdoor recreation, pollination of food crops, and flood mitigation. In performing our work to protect the environment through contaminated site .... [more] Leaving Trainex

Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites
October 26, 2017 at 01:00 PM EDT
Optimization activities can improve performance, increase monitoring efficiency, and support contaminated site decisions. Project managers can use geospatial analysis for evaluation of optimization opportunities. Unlike traditional statistical analys.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Matching Biochar Characteristics with Metals-Contaminated Soils to Effectively Reduce Metal Bioavailability at Mining Sites.
November 07, 2017 at 01:00 PM EST
There are approximately 500,000 abandoned mines across the U.S., which pose a considerable, pervasive risk to human health and the environment due to possible exposure to the residuals of heavy metal extraction. Historically, a variety of chemical an.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Long-term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls
November 14, 2017 at 01:00 PM EST
Institutional controls (ICs) are administrative or legal restrictions that provide protection from exposure to contaminants on a site. When ICs are jeopardized or fail, direct exposure to human health and the environment can occur. While a variety of.... [more] Leaving Trainex

First-Timer's Guide to the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference
November 15, 2017 at 01:00 PM EST
New to the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference? This session will help you get the most out of your visit to Pittsburgh and connect you with longtime brownfields professionals who keep coming back to learn the latest community revitalizatio.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management
November 16, 2017 at 01:00 PM EST
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