Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Superfund 101 consists of two introductory-level courses: Fundamentals of Superfund and Enforcement Process Overview. The target audience for each course is On-Scene Coordinators (OSC) and Remedial Project Managers (RPM).
Fundamentals of Superfund, a 3-day introductory training course, provides an overview of the purpose, legal framework and implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) for newly hired OSCs and RPMs. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:
Understand the evolution of the Superfund program. The course explores the origin, accomplishments and future of the Superfund program.
Understand the statutory and regulatory basis for the authorities of OSCs and RPMs. The course provides an overview of the roles of the OSC and RPM as they are defined in laws, regulations, policy and guidance, including a comparison of authorities and liabilities.
Learn about the three types of response activities defined under CERCLA. The course discusses the components of the removal, remedial and enforcement programs and the major responsibilities of OSCs and RPMs in their work on Superfund responses, site cleanups and enforcement activities.
Enforcement Process Overview, a 2-day course, provides an overview of the EPA’s Superfund enforcement process for OSCs and RPMs. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:
Learn about the goals, priorities, and actions of the Superfund enforcement program. The course provides an introduction to response actions and enforcement authorities under Superfund; illustrates the relationship between major enforcement actions and remedial and removal actions; defines Superfund enforcement goals and principles; identifies objectives of Superfund enforcement reforms; and highlights current enforcement priorities of the EPA.
Understand the EPA’s fundamental principles and policies related to enforcement, the four types of potentially responsible parties (PRP), common defenses against liability and other enforcement policies. The course examines the four classes of PRPs, identifies PRP’s defenses and exemptions to liabilities, and identifies major enforcement discretionary policies.
Understand the Superfund enforcement process and the roles of states, tribes, Federal agencies and communities in the enforcement process. The course examines and applies EPA’s cost recovery strategy and discretionary enforcement policies, as well as the roles of administrative and judicial law in the enforcement process.
Develop their ability to use the tools available to encourage settlements. Participants will learn about the various types of enforcement tools, such as alternative dispute resolution, that are used in the settlement process.
Superfund 101 is mandatory for OSCs and RPMs to meet the inspector training requirements set forth under EPA Order 3500.1. The target audience is OSCs and RPMs as well as other programmatic and field support staff (i.e., enforcement personnel, HQ regional coordinators, Special Team members). THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO EPA STAFF. In addition, the Superfund 101 course is a prerequisite for EPA employees who would like to attend the Removal and Remedial Process courses.
Please note: For OSCs/RPMs to receive your certificate for this training, you will need to attend class until 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday. Please plan your travel accordingly.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
Daily Class Times:
Monday - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
||October 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM
||October 25, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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||Austin Oelschlager (ICF)
|This event will be held
|| U.S. EPA - Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd.
Classrooms 1.4-J18 and J20
Lenexa, KS 66219
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|Location Contact Information:
|Hotel name and address:
||DoubleTree by Hilton Kansas City - Overland Park
10100 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
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|Hotel Room Information:
Rooms can be reserved until Sep. 29, 2019 under the hotel block name "EPA CEC Superfund".
Room rate $125 (plus tax)
Please note, when using the link, you may select to arrive and/or depart anytime between Sunday, October 20 and Friday, October 25, 2019. If you try to book an arrival before Sunday, October 20 or a departure after Friday, October 25, the link will say “no rooms available.” If you need dates before or after the block dates, please contact Jodi McCarty, ICF, at Jodi.firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
To reserve your room by phone, please call the hotel directly at 913-451-6100 and refer to the group name “EPA CEC Superfund.”
You are responsible for cancelling your hotel reservation if you cannot attend. The DoubleTree requires a notice of cancellation 48 hours before the day of your scheduled arrival. If you fail to provide notice, one night’s lodging and tax will be charged to your credit card.
Upon check-in you will be asked to verify your departure date; if you check-out earlier from your verified departure date, an early departure fee of $50 will be charged to your credit card.
Hotel check-in begins after 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is at 12:00 p.m.