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General Information
Event Name: Removal Process
Hosted By: U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Event Description:

The Removal Process course provides OnScene Coordinators (OSC) and others who support the removal program with fundamental information and practical knowledge needed to plan, conduct or support removal actions effectively in response to releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants as well as discharges of oil under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The Removal Process course is structured to follow the framework of the NCP. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Learn to carry out the step-by-step process of conducting a removal action. The course follows the chain of events from site discovery to completion of the removal action, demonstrating how the enforcement process is integrated into various phases of the removal process.
  • Understand the authorities and limitations of an OSC during a removal action. The course provides a comprehensive review of statutory and regulatory requirements, including an overview of response authority, requirements for public participation and regulations governing contracting services.
  • Understand the Incident Command System/Unified Command (ICS/UC) and an OSC’s role during an emergency response. This course strengthens an OSC’s ability to use the ICS/UC effectively and reiterates the roles and responsibilities of an OSC during emergency responses to releases of hazardous substances. The course examines the organization of the ICS/UC and provides a thorough discussion of the planning and support functions associated with the ICS/UC.
  • Use their newly developed knowledge and skills to solve real-life problems. Participants are challenged to apply the information and knowledge acquired during the course to realistic exercises and case studies and will be presented with tools and resources available to the OSC.

The Removal Process course is an intermediate 4 1/2 day training that is geared towards OSCs and other responders or removal program personnel (Headquarters regional coordinators, Removal Managers, enforcement personnel and Special Team members) who are responsible for or need to know about removal response activities under CERCLA as well as the Oil Pollution Act (OPA)/Clean Water Act (CWA). Other Federal Agency OSCs and State OSCs will also be permitted to attend. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO NON-FEDERAL AGENCY OSCS, NON-STATE OSCS, TRIBES, ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. The Fundamentals of Superfund Course is a prerequisite for EPA employees who would like to attend the Removal Process course.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Registration Status: Registration Open
Event Begins: November 03, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Event Ends: November 07, 2014 at 12:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Austin Oelschlager (ICF International)
Phone: 703-251-0350
E-mail: austin.oelschlager@icfi.com
Additional Information:

Daily class times:
Monday - 8:30 AM. to 5:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

FOR THOSE ON EPA TRAVEL FOR THE REMOVAL PROCESS TRAINING IN CHICAGO. This is a reminder for those of you from EPA that are scheduled to travel to attend the November 3-7, 2014 delivery of Removal Process at the EPA Region 5 office in Chicago. You will need to enter this code into your travel voucher. This measure is important to track training budgets and accounting for conferences/meetings/trainings. If you have any questions on where to enter this in CONCUR or GOVTRIP, please consult with your local funds certification official or travel support staff.

The conference code that you need to enter for the delivery of Removal Process scheduled for November 3-7, 2014 in Chicago is: MS757244
 

Location
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 5
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Lake Superior Rm., 12th Fl. Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60604-3507

On Wed., Nov. 5 only, the course will be held in the Lake Ontario Rm., also located in the 12th Fl. Conference Center.

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Location Contact Information: Jeff Gore
Phone: 312-886-6552
E-mail: gore.jeffrey@epa.gov
 
Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Club Quarters, Central Loop
111 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-214-6400 or 203-905-2100
Map of Hotel: Click here to view 
Hotel Website: http://clubquarters.com/chicago/central-loop
Link for Hotel Reservations: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Chain=14601&hotel=5 ... (link shortened for display)
Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Oct. 08, 2014 under the hotel block name "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, group code: EPA112". Room rate $194 (+16.4 % sales tax)
 

Because of a city-wide convention, there are limited sleeping rooms available in the Chicago area. Participants are strongly encouraged to reserve rooms as soon as possible in the EPA room block at the federal government rate to ensure a room is secured at the correct rate. Travel costs are required to be reported to the Office of Inspector General and Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).

Additional Event Information
Please click here for a General Information Brochure that contains detailed logistical information (277K/PDF)
   
   

 

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