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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

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CERCLA Education Center (CEC) Course News

See below for links to all the CEC training offerings we have scheduled (new changes/additions in red):

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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
Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule
December 05, 2016 at 02:00 PM EST
EPA recently overhauled the hazardous waste generator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to improve compliance and thereby enhance protection of human health and the environment. These changes are both a result of EPA.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Integrated DNAPL Site Characterization
December 06, 2016 at 01:00 PM EST
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

Re-imagining the Future of Mining Sites
December 07, 2016 at 03:30 PM EST
Mining activities form an integral part of both historic and current economies in the United States. However, mining operations can also leave behind legacies of contamination. While abandoned mines no longer operate, many continue to have impacts on.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Biochemical Reactors for Treating Mining Influenced Water
December 08, 2016 at 02:00 PM EST
Mining influenced water (MIW) includes aqueous wastes generated by ore extraction and processing, as well as mine drainage and tailings runoff. MIW handling, storage, and disposal is a major environmental problem in mining districts throughout the U..... [more] Leaving Trainex

Mining Waste Treatment Technology Selection
December 08, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST
Mining produces millions of tons of waste each year. Contaminants from unreclaimed or unremediated areas have affected millions of acres of land and over 10,000 miles of stream. Historical mining practices and the absence of routine mined-land reclam.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Hazardous Waste Export-Import Final Rule Requirements and Implementation
December 12, 2016 at 01:00 PM EST
Webinar to discuss the recently signed Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions Final Rule (Docket No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2015-0147) that will become effective on December 31, 2016..... [more] Leaving Trainex

Integrated DNAPL Site Strategy
December 13, 2016 at 01:00 PM EST
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

Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders - Infrastructure
December 14, 2016 at 01:00 PM EST
Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are one of many sources of funds that can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This webinar will highlight a number of infrastructure redevelopment resources available from.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites
December 15, 2016 at 01:00 PM EST
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