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Event Name: OSC Warrant Officer Training
Hosted By: U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Event Description:

OSC Warrant Officer Training provides an overview of the contracting and program authorities vested in a warranted OSC. It will explain the various tools, procurement and non-procurement that are available to an OSC during emergency and time-critical removal actions. It also gives a good overview of government contracting principles and vulnerabilities. There will be case study preparation and presentation and a test given on the final day.

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

  • Understand the responsibilities and authorities delegated to OSCs when directing emergency response and removal actions. This course reviews the response and contracting authorities delegated to the OSC under the National Oil and Hazard Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP).
  • Learn about the fundamentals of contracting. The course provides basic information on key contracting elements and effective contract management practices
  • Understand the contracting tools and techniques authorized for use under the OSC’s Delegated Procurement Authority (DPA). The course provides OSCs with the policies and procedures for procurement tools under the DPA and other mechanisms that are available to access and use during a response.
  • Learn how to apply the tools and techniques in a removal action scenario. The course includes a response case study to provide participants an opportunity to apply the skills learned during the training.

This course is designed for personnel who are experienced and pre-designated as OSCs capable of being assigned emergency response or other field assignments where they may be required to make independent time-critical or emergency decisions. EPA project officers and contracting officers supporting the removal and emergency response program also may benefit from attending the training. This course is only open to EPA personnel.

Before taking the OSC Warrant Officer Training, the EPA OSC must be a certified COR. Becoming a certified COR is a mandatory requirement for an EPA OSC to request the warrant after taking the OSC Warrant Officer Training. Online courses are available at to become a COR. The online course must be completed at least 7 business days before attending the OSC Warrant Officer Training. A copy of the COR guidelines is available at

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

Additional Information: This course is being offered to U.S. EPA OCSs, POs, and COs only.

A hotel room block has not been set up for this course, but the Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan (see registration info) is offering the government rate of $169 and has availibility. Please call the reservations number below and ask for the hotel by name, and for a room at the $169 government rate.
Registration Status: Completed - NFD
Event Begins: December 10, 2001 at 9:00 AM
Event Ends: December 14, 2001 at 3:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Thomas Sullivan
Phone: 202-564-4397
Fax: 202-565-2474
This event will be held at: Environmental Response Training Program Facility
2890 Woodbridge Ave
Bldg. 205 in the small conference room
Edison, NJ 08837-3679
Location Map:
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Location Contact Information: Ann-Heng Jen
Phone: 732-321-4340
Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan
125 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837
Phone: 877-782-0133
Map of Hotel: Click here to view 
Hotel Room Information: Room rate 169


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