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Federal Facility RPM
Feb 05, 2019 - Feb 07, 2019 - POSTPONED
Chicago, IL

Federal Facility RPM, a 3-day training course, is geared toward Federal Facility (FF) Remedial Project Managers (RPM) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to facilitate an understanding of how the FF RPM role, responsibilities and authorities differ from a private or Fund-financed Superfund EPA RPM. By taking this course, participants will:

  • Discuss and examine best practices for managing the unique circumstances Federal Facility National Priority List (NPL) sites present.
  • Be exposed to the institutional knowledge of experienced FF RPMs and cover the history of the FF program and complexity of legacy DOD and DOE sites.
  • Review the statutory and regulatory authorities, executive orders and policy and guidance that are important to Federal Facilities.
  • Examine the programmatic organization unique to Federal Facilities and identify the programmatic differences between Federal Facility and private and Fund-financed Superfund sites.
  • Discuss in detail the Federal Facility Agreement (FFA), including negotiating and implementing the provisions of the FFA.
  • Examine and evaluate the unique technical and management issues presented by Federal Facilities.
  • Discuss current issues associated with emerging contaminants that may be present at Federal Facilities.
  • Obtain valuable materials and references for managing a Federal Facility NPL site.

This course is specifically designed for EPA FF RPMs of all experience levels. Participants with one to two years of experience and who have taken the Fundamentals of Superfund and Remedial Process courses may derive the most benefit. This course may also be taken by other EPA RPMs, DOD/DOE RPMs, EPA RCRA personnel, state personnel who manage Federal Facilities across the nation, tribal RPMs and managers. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

The format of the course includes lecture, facilitated discussion, case study review, situational training with exercises, and use of multiple media. Short tests will be given at the end of each module to assess whether training objectives are met.

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

Important Notice: Due to the content presented during a CEC course and the restrictions in place for non-citizens to enter federal buildings, international attendees are not permitted to attend CEC courses.
 

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

This offering has been postponed. More information.

 

Introduction to Groundwater Investigations
Feb 05, 2019 - Feb 07, 2019 - POSTPONED
San Francisco, CA

This 3-day introductory course is designed to provide participants with information concerning hydrogeological processes and the necessary elements of a sound groundwater site investigation. It is intended for personnel who are involved in groundwater contamination investigations but have little prior hydrogeological experience. This course is not designed for geologists or hydrogeologists.
Topics that are discussed include hydrogeological definitions and concepts; discussion of groundwater regions; geophysics; drilling, construction, and placement of monitoring wells; groundwater sampling considerations; groundwater modeling; and vapor intrusion.
Instructional methods include lectures, group discussions, case studies, and class problem-solving exercises.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of a groundwater system.
  • List the primary hydro geological parameters to be considered in a site investigation.
  • Construct a groundwater flow net and calculate hydraulic gradient at a site.
  • Discuss common geophysical survey methods.
  • Identify common aquifer stress tests and the information obtained from each.
  • Describe monitoring well drilling and construction techniques.

Note:
Also provided is a CD with all the Course Presentation slides, selected references material, and a glossary.

A scientific calculator is required.

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 

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=6


 Continuing Education Units: 2.2

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.* 

This offering has been postponed. More information.

 

RCRA Organic Air Emission Standards Workshop
Feb 05, 2019 - Feb 07, 2019
Columbia, SC

This is a Workshop that targets the application and demonstration of RCRA Organic Air Emission Standards at RCRA facilities, overlap with CAA Subparts, inspection, monitoring, permitting and Standards legal and enforcement issues.

More information and registration

 

Remedial Design (RD): Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
Feb 05, 2019 - Feb 07, 2019 - POSTPONED
Seattle, WA

This course is a training and practical applications course that provides a comprehensive overview and instruction of how to plan, compete, and administer RD task orders under the Design and Engineering Services (DES) suite of RAF contracts.

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

  • Understand the importance of early Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) planning. The course discusses the importance of understanding how RA projects will be delivered to ensure the design task order is scoped and optimally executed.
  • Learn how to develop a RD project delivery strategy. The course discusses how to determine the most optimal project delivery for an RD project with a focus on comprehensive and thorough project planning. This course will highlight the importance of assembling and project team and using risk management to develop project requirements, consider the use of performance based acquisition approaches, and determine the most appropriate task order type based on these factors. This course will also discuss workload and funding considerations when assembling a RD task order.
  • Understand how to consider project-specific needs when completing the DES Task Order Initiation Form. The course focuses on the elements of the task order initiation form that are critical in project-specific planning. Specifically, this course will explain how to do use the Standard Form 330 database to conduct market research to analyze small business set aside opportunities, how the use the key personnel contract clause, and how to assemble technical evaluation factors based on key project needs.
  • Develop an awareness of the steps and time necessary to conduct DES fair opportunity. The course discusses the two-part process of DES fair opportunity and, through the application of a case study, provides lessons learned and best management practices for review boards.
  • Gain general knowledge of how to administer RI/FS task orders under DES. This course discusses task order administration with a focus on the process and requirements for task order amendments, invoice review and approval, and how to evaluate contractor performance.
  • Apply the knowledge gained during the course. Participants are encouraged to attend their course with their project team and bring an actual RD project to the course. Participants will take part in several breakout sessions that will provide them an opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to their RD project.

This course is a 3-day course and is designed for RPMs, program support staff and management, and contracting officers who will be planning and competing a RD task order in the next twelve months. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES, STATES, TRIBEs, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. It is strongly encouraged that all attendees be knowledgeable on the basics of RAF and have preferably taken RAF 101.

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

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

This offering has been postponed. More information.

 

Environmental Remediation Technologies
Feb 12, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019
Atlanta, GA

This 3-day introductory-level course provides participants with an overview of the treatment technologies most frequently used for cleanups of contaminated media. The emphasis of the course is on the technology description, applicability, and limitations of appropriate treatment technologies. It is intended for new On-Scene Coordinators, Remedial Project Managers, Waste Site Managers, and other environmental personnel interested in remediation.

Topics that are discussed include site characterization; site characterization; fate and transport; technology screening; capping and containment; basic water treatment; chemical reactions and separations; sediment remediation; in-situ treatments; phytoremediation; bioremediation; natural monitored attenuation; soil washing and immobilization; thermal treatment; and process testing.

Training methods include lectures and group problem-solving exercises. Case studies are used to demonstrate applications of the treatment technologies. Group discussions relevant to the course are encouraged.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate appropriate techniques to assess, stabilize, and screen potential remedies for contaminated sites.
  • Identify the processes and explain the limitations of the most frequently used treatment technologies.
  • Identify resources that describe innovative treatment technologies.

Note: Calculators are recommended.

Continuing Education Units: 1.9

 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 

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=4

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.*

More information and registration

 

OSC Warrant Officer Training
Feb 12, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019 - POSTPONED
Arlington, VA

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.

The OSC Warrant Officer Training is a 3½-day training course. 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 http://oamintra.epa.gov/node/drupal/?q=node/33 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 http://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/fac-cor-certification-requirements

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

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This offering has been postponed. More information.

 

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 8 Hour Refresher
Feb 18, 2019 - Feb 18, 2019
Arlington, VA

This course provides the basic information needed to meet the annual refresher requirements in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) for workers at hazardous waste sites who have already completed their initial 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training. Specifically, this course provides the refresher training for workers who perform hazardous waste site operations that are subject to the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (a) through (p).

US EPA HQ only.  Due to the class size restrictions, no Walk-INs are authorized.  Sign up for only one session.  Signing up for more than one session can limit the class availability for other potential students.

More information and registration

 

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 8 Hour Refresher
Feb 19, 2019 - Feb 19, 2019
Arlington, VA

This course provides the basic information needed to meet the annual refresher requirements in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) for workers at hazardous waste sites who have already completed their initial 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training. Specifically, this course provides the refresher training for workers who perform hazardous waste site operations that are subject to the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (a) through (p).

US EPA HQ only.  Due to the class size restictions, no Walk-Ins are authorized.  Sign up for only one session.  Signing up for more than one session can limit the class availability for other potential students.

More information and registration

 

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 8 Hour Refresher
Feb 20, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019
Arlington, VA

This course provides the basic information needed to meet the annual refresher requirements in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) for workers at hazardous waste sites who have already completed their initial 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training. Specifically, this course provides the refresher training for workers who perform hazardous waste site operations that are subject to the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (a) through (p).

US EPA HQ only.  Due to the class size restrictions, no Walk-Ins are authorized.  Sign up for only one session.  Signing up for more than one session can limit the class availability for other potential students.

More information and registration

 

RCRA Financial Assurance and FACTT Workshop
Feb 27, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
Atlanta, GA

The FA and FACTT Course is a 2-day training for new users to the FACTT.

The first day of the training is financial assurance 101 discussing each of the six traditional financial assurance instruments. The discussion includes how each instrument works, regulatory requirements, challenges and tips for how to manage those challenges.

Day 2 focuses on FACTT - how to enter data, how to use FACTT to monitor FA and identify 'at-risk' regulated entities and how to create reports.

Typically the Day 1 training appeals to a wider audience - both beginners and those looking for a refresher training. The Day 2 training is usually a much smaller audience - limited to those likely to enter data into FACTT or use FACTT to monitor FA compliance.
 

Daily class times:
Tues., Jan. 15, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

More information and registration

 

 

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