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Basic Overview of Superfund Online Training Course

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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 marked with an asterisk): 

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Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP) Course News

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NARPM Presents Webinars

NARPM and OSC Academy Presents…NHPA for RPMs and OSCs
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern
 
Instructors: Earl Liverman, Retired EPA Region 10 OSC, Acme
 
Session Description:
This webinar provides OSCs and RPMs with an overview of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the requirements of Section 106 under CERCLA. The focus will be on EPA's Emergency Response and Removal Program. NHPA applies to your response action if your action constitutes an undertaking and will have a potential effect on a property that is eligible for or included in the National Register of Historic Places. 
 
The overview of the steps of the Section 106 consultation process includes: a review of NHPA under CERCLA; determining if a response action constitutes an undertaking; establishing the area of potential effects of the undertaking; identifying any historic properties within that area, and evaluating whether the undertaking will affect such properties, and if so, whether the effects may be adverse; and where there are adverse effects anticipated, identifying ways to minimize or mitigate any adverse effects.
 
The primary audience for this training is EPA OSCs and RPMs; however, it is open to other federal agencies, states, tribes and consultants who are interested in learning more about the NHPA statute.
 
Registration is available at: https://clu-in.org/training/webinar/NARPMOSCAcadpresents1/ 

 

NARPM Presents… Using Bioavailability to Assess Contaminated Sediment Risk: Passive Sampling and Porewater Remedial Goals (PWRGs)
Monday, August 13, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Instructors:

  • Rob Burgess, EPA Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), burgess.robert@epa.gov
  • Lawrence Burkhard, EPA Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), burkhard.lawrence@epa.gov

Session Description:

This webinar will introduce the use of passive samplers to assess bioavailability and the development of Porewater Remediation Goals (PWRG). Passive sampling devices (PSD) are a technology with growing acceptance for measuring porewater concentrations and assessing bioavailability of contaminants in sediment, particularly for common sediment contaminants such as PCBs, PAHs, chlorinated pesticides and dioxin-like compounds. Instructors will explain the basics of what passive samplers are and how they work, as well as provide an overview of the deployment, analysis, and application of PSDs. The webinar will also discuss the derivation of Porewater Remediation Goals (PWRG) for the protection of the benthic organisms using exposures measured with PSDs. This section of the course will focus on the application of PSD data to ecological risk assessment, including the application of Final Chronic Values from Ambient Water Quality Criteria, use of PSD in toxicity and bioaccumulation testing, development of a site specific PWRG, and calculation of a sediment RG based on site-specific equilibrium partitioning. Instructors will also discuss the implementation of PWRGs as it relates to risk assessment and management at Superfund sediment sites.

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

  • Understand how PSD measures bioavailability of contaminants in sediment porewater,
  • Be provided with an overview for planning and executing a PSD sampling event,
  • Understand how to apply PSD data to ecological risk assessment,
  • Learn how to develop a site-specific PWRG to protect the benthic organisms, and
  • Consider other uses of PSD methods for RI/FS, remedy selection, and remedy implementation at Superfund sediment sites.

The target audience is EPA Remedial Project Managers and risk assessors, as a well as other regulatory staff, contractors, and responsible parties.

Registration is available at: https://clu-in.org/conf/tio/NARPMPresents42/

 

NARPM Presents… Stress and Environmental Contamination: Tips and Tools from ATSDR
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern
 
Instructors:

  • Pam Tucker, MD, Medical Officer, ATSDR 
  • Ben Gerhardstein, MPH, Environmental Health Scientist, ATSDR Region 9
  • Jamie Rayman, MPH, Health Educator and Community Involvement Specialist, ATSDR Region

Session Description:
Environmental contamination can disrupt life as usual. Community members may feel stress for several reasons, including health and financial concerns. Join this webinar to learn more about stress, how it can affect health, and why environmental contamination can cause it. We’ll offer practical tips and tools for acknowledging stress with community members and helping them cope. The webinar will wrap up with suggestions for dealing with stress you may feel as a professional working with communities affected by environmental contamination.
Attendees may be interested in Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) stress-focused fact sheets and materials. Please see:

  • Coping with the stress that environmental contamination can cause - explains why contamination can cause stress and suggests steps people can take to cope (also available in Spanish)
  • Blog post – on using the Stress Fact Sheet in Tucson, AZ
  • Stress from Relocation – tips for helping families deal with stress from relocation after a disaster

Registration is available at: https://clu-in.org/conf/tio/NARPMPresents41/



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
Remediation Management of Complex Sites
July 19, 2018 at 01:00 PM
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SRP Funding Opportunities Webinar
July 23, 2018 at 01:00 PM
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Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Series: Superfund and Cultural Competence - Building a Foundation for Effective Community Engagement
August 02, 2018 at 02:00 PM
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NARPM and OSC Academy Presents...NHPA for RPMs and OSCs
August 09, 2018 at 01:00 PM
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NARPM Presents...Using Bioavailability to Assess Contaminated Sediment Risk: Passive Sampling and Porewater Remedial Goals (PWRGs)
August 13, 2018 at 01:00 PM
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Long-term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls
August 14, 2018 at 01:00 PM
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Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soil: Considerations for Human Health Risk Assessment
August 16, 2018 at 01:00 PM
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