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Advanced Radiation Safety for EPA Emergency Responders
Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 03, 2019
North Chelmsford, MA

This two-day advanced radiation safety course is designed to meet the advanced radiation safety training requirements for Emergency Responders as stated in U.S. EPA Safety, Health and Environmental Management Program (SHEMP) Guide 38, and the U.S. EPA Emergency Responder Health and Safety Manual. This course is intended for U.S. EPA Emergency Responders who engage in emergency response activities or manage a removal site where the potential for exposure to ionizing radiation exists. This course will provide emergency responders with essential tools and information necessary to address radiation responses and removal actions.

Participants who attend this course are expected to have met the basic radiation safety training requirements for emergency responders as stated in U.S. EPA Safety, Health and Environmental Management Program (SHEMP) Guide 38, and the U.S. EPA Emergency Responder Health and Safety Manual. Participants needing to meet the basic radiation safety training requirements, and gain a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of radiation safety will benefit from attending the Radiation Safety Overview For Environmental Professionals course prior to attending this course.

Topics that are discussed include radiation detection equipment; initial site surveys; dose limits and control; regional health physics support; posting requirements; placard and labeling; and EPAs radiation response resources and assets.

Instructional methods include presentations, class discussions, demonstrations, and exercises that provide the use of hands-on radiation detection equipment.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss procedures and techniques that have been established for using radiation detection equipment.
  • Discuss initial site surveys, and perform radiation surveys safely.
  • Implement procedures for securing expert radiation safety or health physics assistance.
  • Identify work practices and supervisory techniques that can be used to ensure employee exposure is as low as reasonably achievable.
  • Discuss procedures for allowing exposures that may exceed the Administrative Control Level of 500 mrem per year.
  • Identify EPA radiation response resources and assets.

The successful completion of an examination must be demonstrated by the student attaining a score of 80 percent or higher.

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=40

 

Continuing Education Units: 1.2

NOTE: The course training materials and duration may be modified based on regional needs. The presentation of this course is coordinated between the ERTP and the designated regional training coordinators. 

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

 

Federal Facility RPM
Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 04, 2019
Seattle, WA

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 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

More information and registration

 

Introduction to Environmental Geophysics
Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 04, 2019
Athens, GA

This 3-day course provides individuals who have little or no geophysical exploration experience with practical information to effectively design and supervise geophysical surveys during hazardous waste site investigations. These techniques can be used on Superfund or Brownfields sites or sites where decisions have to be made as to buried hazardous materials. The course focuses on plan design, types of equipment suitable for hazardous waste site characterization, equipment operation, procedures for safely collecting data, and the fundamentals of making simple interpretations of the data. It is intended for personnel responsible for inspections, site characterization, site investigations, and removal and remedial actions at Superfund and other potential hazardous sites.

The course is designed to be consistent with the EPA protocol and guidance documents entitled, Compendium of ERT Soil Sampling and Surface Geophysics Procedures, A Compendium of Superfund Field Operations Methods, and Data Quality Objectives Process for Superfund.
Topics that are discussed include field work plan development; procedures for the use of geophysical methods for field screening; procedures for collection of field data using magnetic, seismic, gravity, electromagnetic and resistivity instruments; geophysical borehole logging; ground-penetrating radar; and quality assurance considerations.
Instructional methods include lectures, group discussions, demonstrations, computer modeling of data, and outdoor field exercises with an emphasis on the hands-on use of geophysical equipment.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
•        Describe the various geophysical methods available for shallow environmental characterization.
•        Describe the advantages and limitations of the magnetic, electromagnetic, seismic refraction, gravity, resistivity, borehole geophysics and ground-penetrating radar methods in environmental applications.
•        Operate geophysical instrumentation under field conditions.
•        Collect geophysical field data for use in resolving buried objects and determining geologic and hydrogeologic characteristics.
•        Make an interpretation of simple geophysical field data to resolve buried objects and determine geologic characteristics.
The course is usually offered at a specially-constructed field site. The course includes three half-day outdoor exercises. Participants should dress for field work; the exercises are conducted regardless of weather.
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=11

Note: Scientific calculators are recommended.
Continuing Education Units: 2.1

 

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

 

Air Monitoring for Hazardous Materials
Apr 09, 2019 - Apr 11, 2019
New Castle, DE

This 3-day course instructs participants in the practices and procedures for monitoring and sampling airborne hazardous materials. It is designed for personnel who evaluate releases of airborne hazardous materials. Evaluation of worker exposure to these releases is emphasized.

Topics that are discussed include air monitoring and sampling programs, techniques, and equipment; instrument calibration and limitations; exposure guidelines; air dispersion modeling; and health and safety considerations. The course will include operating procedures for specific air monitoring and sampling equipment, as well as strategies for air monitoring and sampling at abandoned hazardous waste sites and at releases of hazardous chemicals.

Instructional methods include a combination of lectures, group discussions, problem-solving sessions, and laboratory and field exercises with hands-on use of instruments.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Properly use the following types of air monitoring and sampling equipment:
    • Combustible gas indicators
    • Oxygen monitors
    • Detector tubes
    • Toxic gas monitors
    • Photoionization detectors
    • Flame ionization detectors
    • Gas chromatographs
    • Sampling pumps and collection media
    • Direct-reading aerosol monitors
  • Identify the operational parameters, limitations, and data interpretation requirements for the instruments listed above, plus chemical warfare agent detectors and certain field analytical technologies.
  • Identify the factors to be considered in the development of air monitoring and sampling plans.
  • Discuss the use of air monitoring data for the establishment of personnel and operations health and safety requirements.

Note: Calculators are recommended.

Continuing Education Units: 2.2
ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event.  The current event contains 22 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.

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=1

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

 

Introduction to Risk Assessment Guidance With Expanded Eco-Risk
Apr 09, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019
Lenexa, KS

This 3.5-day course provides participants with the fundamentals of risk assessment as applied to the Superfund cleanup process. This course is designed to present an introduction to the Superfund risk assessment process to Project Managers, On-Scene Coordinators, Risk Assessment Reviewers, and potentially new Risk Assessors working at hazardous waste sites or treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. The course assumes little experience with toxicology and risk assessment or knowledge regarding Superfund risk assessment guidance.

The course is based on the following EPA documents:

The risk assessment process is presented in an introductory format. The overall goal of the course is for the student to have a good understanding of the risk assessment process associated with Superfund (and similar) sites. Additionally, the student is introduced to many of the primary EPA guidance documents used to prepare Superfund risk assessments.

Topics include: baseline risk assessment, screening level ecological risk assessment, preliminary remediation goals; applicable statutes, regulations, and guidance; data collection and evaluation; exposure assessment; toxicity assessment; risk characterization; uncertainty analysis, principles of ecological assessment; ecological risk assessment guidance for Superfund; and ecological data collection methods. Current technical and information resources will also be discussed.

Instructional methods include lectures, videos, class discussions, and group exercises.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe risk assessment and risk management.
  • Identify the applicable statutes, regulations, and guidance pertinent to human health and ecological risk assessments under Superfund.
  • Describe each of the four steps of the risk assessment paradigm.
  • Describe the eight step process for ecological risk assessment.
  • Identify and describe similarities and differences between human and ecological risk assessments.
  • Identify and describe some of the data collection methods specific to ecological risk assessments.
  • Review and have a better understanding of Superfund risk assessments.

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=50

 Note: Calculators are highly recommended.

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, 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

 

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40-Hour
Apr 15, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019
Kansas City, MO

This 5-day course is designed for personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and, to a lesser extent, response to an accident involving hazardous materials. It provides basic information needed to meet the forty hours training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazardous substances.
  • Identify concepts, principles, and guidelines to properly protect site or response personnel.
  • Discuss regulations and action levels to ensure health and safety of the workers.
  • Discuss fundamentals needed to develop organizational structure and standard operating procedures.
  • Select and use dermal and respiratory protective equipment.
  • Demonstrate the use, calibration, and limitations of direct-reading air monitoring instruments.

Participants will be more knowledgeable in hazardous waste operations, team functions, personnel health and safety procedures, and operation of field monitoring equipment. In some segments of the course, participants are required to wear respiratory equipment, which precludes wearing eyeglasses. Individuals who are severely restricted without their glasses should be aware that their participation may be limited unless they have contact lenses, their own spectacle kit or spectacle-equipped respirator facepiece. During some exercises, participants are required to wear chemical protective clothing, which may be stressful to certain individuals.

NOTE: A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 is necessary in order to attend this course. Each student must include with their registration a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment. This must be received prior to the course start date. Registration will not be completed, nor will confirmation be sent, until such proof is received by the HazTrain Registrar. If registration done on-line, fax a copy of the respiratory document to the HazTrain Registrar at 301-934-9584.

It is highly recommend you complete the FEMA Incident Command Classes 100, 200, 700 and 800. This training is available for free on the FEMA website. Per EPA direction: Manuals are no longer issued in class. Students will be provided information on where they can go to download a copy to bring to class.

COURSE MANUAL: can be downloaded by registered students. Information will be provided.

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=39

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

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

Tuition:  This course is limited to personnel from EPA, other Federal agencies, Tribes, and State and Local Government, and is free of charge for them.  Personnel not directly employed by a government agency (e.g. private industry or contractor) cannot be accepted into this course. 

NOTE:  A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protetion Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 is necessary in order to attend this course.  Each student must include with their regisration a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical cetificate that clearly states a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment.  This must be received proir to the course start date.  Registration will not be completed, nor will confirmation be sent, until such proof is received by the HazTrain Registrar.  If registration don on-line, fax a copy of the respiratory document to the HazTrain Registrar at 301.934.9584. 

Highly recommend you complete the FEMA Incident Command Classes 100,200,700,and 800.  This training is available for free on the FEMA website. 

Per EPA directions:  Manuals are no longer issued in class.  Students will be provided information on where they can download or copy to bring to class.

COURSE MANUAL:  can be downloaded by registered students.  Informatio will be provided.

More information and registration

 

Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA)
Apr 15, 2019 - Apr 16, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) focuses on aspects of the RD/RA phase of a Superfund project and the objectives, issues and challenges that Remedial Project Managers (RPM) face during response planning and implementation. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Identify steps for implementing and completing an RD/RA project under Superfund. The course provides a comprehensive examination of the RD/RA process.
  • Describe the overall effort needed to conduct an RD/RA project and identify and anticipate the difficulties that can arise during such an effort. The course provides practical guidance that helps both engineers and RPMs who have other backgrounds effectively implement the design and construction phases of a Superfund cleanup.
  • Describe the role of the RPM as a project manager. The course examines the crucial role of the RPM in planning an RD/RA project; effectively managing contracting, scheduling, budgeting and other aspects of the effort; coordinating activities with states and tribes; conducting effective community relations efforts; and more.
  • Apply the skills they have developed to real-life situations. The course provides RPMs the opportunity to work through realistic case studies that highlight actual issues and problems that can arise.

RD/RA is a 2-day training course and is intended primarily for RPMs who have two or more years of experience or who currently are or soon will be involved in an RD/RA project. The course is also open to other federal, state and tribal personnel. 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.*

Daily Class Times:
Monday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

More information and registration

 

Federal Facility RPM
Apr 16, 2019 - Apr 18, 2019
Richland, WA

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

More information and registration

 

Remedial Action (RA): Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
Apr 17, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019
Atlanta, GA

This course is a training and practical applications course that provides a comprehensive overview and instruction of how to plan, compete, an introduction of how to administer RA task orders under the Remediation Environmental Services (RES) suite of RAF contracts.

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

  • Understand the importance of determining the RA project delivery strategy early in the remedial design. The design contractor develops the technical requirements for the RA including the plans and specifications. As such, optimal execution of the design and preparation for the remedial action requires the EPA to communicate design specificity needs, schedule, and funding constraints with the design contractor to ensure the final design comports with EPA’s RA project delivery strategy.
  • Learn how to develop a RA project delivery strategy. The course discusses how to determine the most optimal project delivery for an RA project with a focus on comprehensive and thorough project planning. This course will highlight the importance of assembling and project team include EPA and external resources and expertise. Additionally, the course discusses the continued use of risk identification and management to develop project requirements, considers the use of performance based acquisition approaches, and determine the most appropriate procurement approach and task order type based on these factors.
  • Understand how to consider project-specific needs when completing the RES 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 small business set aside opportunities, how the use the key personnel contract clause, and how to assemble technical evaluation factors based on selected procurement approach and key project needs.
  • Develop an awareness of the steps and time necessary to conduct RES fair opportunity. The course discusses the RES fair opportunity process and provides lessons learned and best management practices for review boards.
  • Gain introductory knowledge of how to administer RA task orders under RES. This course discusses task order administration with an overview 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 RA 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 RA 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 RA 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:
Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

More information and registration

 

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40-Hour
Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Edison, NJ

This 5-day course is designed for personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and, to a lesser extent, response to an accident involving hazardous materials. It provides basic information needed to meet the forty hours training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazardous substances.
  • Identify concepts, principles, and guidelines to properly protect site or response personnel.
  • Discuss regulations and action levels to ensure health and safety of the workers.
  • Discuss fundamentals needed to develop organizational structure and standard operating procedures.
  • Select and use dermal and respiratory protective equipment.
  • Demonstrate the use, calibration, and limitations of direct-reading air monitoring instruments.

Participants will be more knowledgeable in hazardous waste operations, team functions, personnel health and safety procedures, and operation of field monitoring equipment. In some segments of the course, participants are required to wear respiratory equipment, which precludes wearing eyeglasses. Individuals who are severely restricted without their glasses should be aware that their participation may be limited unless they have contact lenses, their own spectacle kit or spectacle-equipped respirator facepiece. During some exercises, participants are required to wear chemical protective clothing, which may be stressful to certain individuals.

NOTE: A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 is necessary in order to attend this course. Each student must include with their registration a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment. This must be received prior to the course start date. Registration will not be completed, nor will confirmation be sent, until such proof is received by the HazTrain Registrar. If registration done on-line, fax a copy of the respiratory document to the HazTrain Registrar at 301-934-9584.

It is highly recommend you complete the FEMA Incident Command Classes 100, 200, 700 and 800. This training is available for free on the FEMA website. Per EPA direction: Manuals are no longer issued in class. Students will be provided information on where they can go to download a copy to bring to class.

COURSE MANUAL: can be downloaded by registered students. Information will be provided.

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=39

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

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

Tuition:  This course is limited to personnel from EPA, other Federal Agencies, Tribes, and State and Local Government and is free of charge for them.  Personnel not directly employed by a government agency (e.g. private industry or contractor) cannot be accepted into this course. 

NOTE:  A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134 is necessary in order to attend this course.  Each student must include with their registration a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment.  This must be received prior to the course start date.  Registration will not be completed, nor will confirmation be sent, until such proof is received by the HazTrain Registrar.  If registration done on-line, fax a copy of the respiratory document to the HazTrain Registrar at 301.934.9584. 

Highly recommend you complete the FEMA Incidant Command Classes 100 ,200, 700, and 800.  This training is available for free on the FEMA website. 

Per EPA directions:  Manuals are no longer issued in class.  Students will be provided information on where they can download a copy to bring to class.  

COURSE MANUAL:  can be downloaded by registered students.  Information will be provided.

More information and registration

 

Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) Training
Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Live On-line Class, Internet Based

The Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) provides detailed guidance for planning, implementing, and evaluating environmental and facility radiological surveys conducted to demonstrate compliance with a dose- or risk-based regulation. The MARSSIM guidance focuses on the demonstration of compliance during the final status survey following scoping, characterization, and any necessary remedial actions.

Daily class times: 12:00 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT for all Five Days

Course is free.

***Registration is limited to federal, state, tribal, and local government employees only.***

Attendees must participate all five days to receive credit.

More information and registration

 

Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection Training
Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Boston, MA

Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection (PA/SI) provides an introduction to the Superfund site assessment process and describes the preliminary assessment and site inspection phases of this process. By taking the course, participants will be better able to:

  • Explain when, where, why and how site assessments are performed under the authorities of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The course provides an overview of key provisions of CERCLA and the response process established by the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The purpose, scope and requirements for performing a remedial preliminary assessment (PA) and remedial site inspection (SI) at sites regulated by CERCLA are explained as well as recognizing if threats exist that could warrant a removal action.
  • Prepare for, conduct and report the results of a remedial PA. The course identifies and explains procedures for performing a remedial PA, including determining whether a PA is appropriate, planning for and conducting the remedial PA, preparing a preliminary Hazard Ranking System (HRS) score for the site, using checklists and documenting results so that a decision can be made about the site.
  • Determine the need for, conduct and report the results of a remedial SI. The course identifies the step-by-step activities for conducting a remedial SI, including discussion of health and safety considerations for field activities, establishing data quality objectives and developing sampling strategies to obtain data for HRS scoring, validating data and preparing a final report to document the decision-making process.
  • Identify and use guidance, software and other tools to successfully meet the requirements for conducting a remedial PA and SI. The course will identify guidance and policies issued by the EPA applicable to conducting a remedial PA and SI, explain the basic structure and scoring factors of the HRS and introduce site investigators on how to use EPA's Quickscore.

PA/SI is a 3-day training course designed for personnel who are required to compile, draft and review PA, SI and HRS documentation records and packages submitted for sites proposed for the National Priorities List (NPL). This course is open to EPA, federal, state, tribal and contractor personnel who support site investigation programs.

It is recommended that you take the Hazard Ranking System training course prior to the Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection training course.
 

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

More information and registration

 

ICS-300: Intermediate ICS
Apr 29, 2019 - May 01, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This 2.5-day course meets all the requirements and training needs of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for Intermediate Incident Command System training.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have successfully completed Incident Command and related training,  I-100 and I-200, IS-700b and IS-800C, and who will hold supervisory positions within an ICS organization.

Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Match responsibility statements to each ICS organizational element
  • List ICS positions which may include deputies, and describe roles and responsibilities
  • Describe differences between deputies and assistants
  • Describe ICS reporting and working relationships for technical specialists and agency representatives
  • Describe reporting relationships and information flow within the organization
  • Describe the steps in transferring and assuming incident command
  • List the major elements included in the incident briefing
  • Develop sample organizations around a major event. Organizational development will include the use of all appropriate sections and organizational modules
  • Describe how incidents can best be managed by appropriate and early designation of primary staff members and by proper delegation of authority
  • Describe how Unified Command functions on a multi-jurisdiction or multi-agency incident
  • List the minimum staffing requirements within each organizational element for at least two incidents of different sizes
  • Describe the role and use of forms in effective incident management
  • Identify and describe four basic principles of resource management
  • Identify the basic steps involved in managing incident resources
  • Know the contents of, and how the Operational Planning Worksheet (ICS Form 215) is used
  • Identify the organizational elements at the incident that can order resources
  • Describe the differences between single and multipoint resource ordering and the reasons for each
  • Describe why and how resources are assigned to staging areas, camps, and direct tactical assignments
  • Describe the purpose and importance of planning for resource demobilization
  • Identify five key considerations associated with resource management and reasons for each
  • List the major steps involved in the planning process
  • Give the ICS titles of personnel who have responsibilities in developing the Incident Action Plan and list their duties
  • Explain the use of operational periods in the planning process, and how operational periods are derived
  • Explain the function of the Operational Planning Worksheet and other forms which may be used in preparing the Incident Action Plan
  • Explain the criteria for determining when the Incident Action Plan should be prepared in writing
  • Identify the kinds of supporting materials included in an Incident Action Plan
  • List the major sections in a Demobilization Plan
  • Identify the steps built into ICS design to compensate for previous incident management problem
  • Define Unified Command
  • Define the advantages of Unified Command and define the kinds of applications which may call for a Unified Command organization
  • Identify the primary features of a Unified Command organization
  • Describe areas of cost sharing which might apply under a Unified Command structure

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=7

Intended for U.S. EPA personnel or by invitation

Class hours each day are 8:00 to 5:00, unless otherwise indicated.

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:

https://response.epa.gov/ics300400
 

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Introduction to Remedial Action Management when using EPA Contracts
Apr 29, 2019 - May 03, 2019
Boston, MA

Introduction to Remedial Action (RA) Management when using EPA contracts is an intermediate level course that provides a comprehensive examination of the technical, contracting, and regulatory requirements that the Superfund Remedial Program, specifically Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), must address as they plan for and oversee the execution on remedial action projects at Superfund sites under EPA contracts.

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

  • Gain an understanding of why RA management requirements have changed for work executed under EPA contracts. This course explains how the Agency is fundamentally restructuring the way the Superfund program procures and manages remedial action services. The EPA program is now directly responsible for the necessary oversight and on-site surveillance to ensure the RA contractor provides the Agency with a quality project that is executed in accordance with the design plans and specifications.
  • Understand RA management requirements and how EPA management effort can be tailored for different types of RA projects. This course introduces the "four elements" of RA management: construction quality assurance, submittal management, health and safety oversight, and RA contract management. In addition, the course will discuss how scope and level of management effort for each element must be tailored to the technical requirements and contracting strategy for the RA project.
  • Understand the importance of assembling an RA management team early in the remedial design process. This course discusses how RA planning must start during the remedial design process and focuses on the concept of developing an RA management team. In addition, this course will provide the attendees with an understanding of what external and internal resources, such as EPA Headquarters, other Federal Agencies, States/Tribes, or contractors, may be accessed by the EPA to supplement the Region’s RA management team resources.
  • Apply the knowledge gained during the course. Participants take part in several activities that give them the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to realistic situations that reflect the real-life experiences of RPMs working in the Superfund program.

This course is a 4 1/2 day course and is designed for RPMs, program support staff, and Superfund program managers who will be implementing an RA project under EPA contracts in the next 12 months. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. It is strongly encouraged that attendees take this course early in the remedial design process to ensure they have the appropriate time resources to scope RA requirements and assemble a RA management team.

*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 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday:
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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EPA Safety Officer Construction and Industrial Safety Course
Apr 30, 2019 - May 02, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

This course is open to EPA ICS trained Safety Officers or EPA employees planning to serve as an EPA ICS Safety Officer.  The course is a prerequisite for qualification as EPA ICS Safety Officer in accordance with “EPA Incident Command System Training, Qualification, and Certification Standards”.  The course is comprised of OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety Couse and the OSHA 10-hour General Industrial Safety Course.  Upon the successful completion of this course the students will be issued both an OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety Course card and an OSHA 10-hour General Industrial Safety Course card.  The course length is 3 FULL days.

Intended for U.S. EPA ICS Safety Officers.

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.

More information and registration

 

 

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