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The OLEM Training Coordination Team was created in 1986 as the OSWER Training Forum to respond to training needs of EPA and state personnel involved in solid and hazardous waste cleanup and emergency response. The members of the forum coordinate their efforts to provide training to EPA, federal, state, and tribal personnel responsible for regulatory and enforcement activities.

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Basic Overview of Superfund Online Training Course

Please click here for more information about the Basic Overview of Superfund Online Training Course.

For more on-line training opportunities please click here.

2016 National Site Assessment Symposium (NSAS) Training Program

The 2016 National Site Assessment Symposium (NSAS) Training Program will be held Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In conjunction with the training program, the EPA Site Assessment Managers and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) will hold business meetings on Monday, June 27, 2016.

The NSAS Training Program is open to EPA staff as well as Site Assessment stakeholders in other Federal agency, tribal, state, and local governments.

Registration for the training program is now open! To register, please visit and select the Registration link. Registration ends on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

For additional information about the 2016 NSAS Training Program, including training being offered as well as travel and lodging information, please visit the training program website at

If you have questions regarding the training program, including travel and lodging, please contact Jodi McCarty, ICF, at

CERCLA Education Center (CEC) Course News

See below for links to all the CEC training offerings we have scheduled (new changes/additions in red):

Please check back regularly for updates to this schedule.

New Requirements for Entering Federal Buildings

The government has issued new guidelines regarding access to federal buildings.  In the future it will be important to pay close attention to the location listed for a class, and if you are not sure whether or not the location is in a federal building, please contact the logistics/facility contact listed or the class information contact listed for further clarification.  Please click here to review these new requirements and see what form(s) of identification you will need in the future.

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Upcoming Internet Seminars
Remedy Selection for Contaminated Sediments
June 02, 2016 at 01:00 PM EDT
The sediments underlying many of our nation’s major waterways are contaminated with toxic pollutants from past industrial activities. Cleaning up contaminated sediments is expensive and technically-challenging. Sediment sites are unique, complex, and.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Groundwater Statistics for Environmental Project Managers
June 07, 2016 at 01:00 PM EDT
Statistical techniques may be used throughout the process of cleaning up contaminated groundwater. It is challenging for practitioners, who are not experts in statistics, to interpret, and use statistical techniques. ITRC developed the [more] Leaving Trainex

NEPA and Mining 101, Part 3: Regulatory Process & How the Public and Tribes can Engage
June 08, 2016 at 01:00 PM EDT
The course is designed to provide an overview of mining and NEPA and is geared towards how tribes can participate in the NEPA process. Part 3 will lay out the regulatory process of mining with an in depth look into NEPA review process and major permi.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Waterfront Reuse in EPA Region 2: Providing Riverfront Access
June 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM EDT
Reuse of waterfront sites with a history of contamination can provide habitat restoration, as well as recreational and green space amenities for local communities. The webinar will provide case studies of sites in EPA Region 2 that have been cleaned .... [more] Leaving Trainex