This 1.5 day course provides participants with an introduction to applied environmental chemistry principles and practices which underlie the release, fate and transport, sampling, analysis, and cleanup of chemicals contaminating environmental media, with particular emphasis on soil and groundwater. This course is designed for environmental professionals who are not chemists, but who require a basic knowledge of chemistry and environmental chemistry in their work. Some prior education in chemistry, to the high school level or above, is recommended but not required.
Specific topics include a survey of selected chemical industries or processes that release hazardous chemicals into the environment; fate and transport of chemicals in environmental media; data quality objectives, including the control of false positive and false negative decision errors; and data usability, including defining detection limits and data qualifiers.
This course is preceded by the “Chemistry for Environmental Professionals - Fundamentals” training course. Students are encouraged to request both courses when registering.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Describe the chemical, soil, water, and geological properties which govern the fate and transport of chemicals in environmental media
List key chemicals and modes of release associated with selected chemical industries or processes
List chemical parameter changes associated with aerobic and anaerobic degradation of hydrocarbons in subsurface media
Identify the elements of the data quality objective (DQO) process
Evaluate the consequences of false positive and false negative decision errors
Describe procedures and practices commonly employed to ensure the quality and usability of analytical chemical data
Define common terms and parameters used to evaluate and communicate the quality and usability of analytical chemical data
ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygienists) has previously awarded CM (Certification Maintenance) credit for this event. The current event contains 10 hours which can be claimed
from ABIH for CM credit.
Continuing Education Units: 1.0
This course is not open to consultants, contractors, or any private entities.
This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.
In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:
Click on CEP-Applied Student Manual to download a pdf file of the portion of the manual that does not change course to course.
Click on CEP Applied Processes Student Manual to download that portion of the course.
Unless otherwise specified, THIS COURSE, AND OTHER ERTP COURSES, IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
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• Training location’s availability;
• COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;
• Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
• Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
• Contractual number of available course training slots;
• EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
• Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.
In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.
For in-person course deliveries, confirmed course registered participants must abide by all facility physical access requirements for the location (examples: check-in at the security gate, Federal ID, Government PIV/CAC cards, photo id’s, etc.). If applicable for the course or location, restrictions may apply to non-citizens and acceptable identification may be required for facility entry.