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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.

National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) Training Program

The 2016 National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) Training Program will be held Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In conjunction with the 24th NARPM Training Program, the Technical Support Project Forums and the Contaminated Sediment Forum will conduct their business meetings.

The NARPM Training Program is by invitation only to EPA staff as well as to other Federal agency, tribal, state, and local government representatives with an agency mission to clean up hazardous waste sites. The training program is not open to the private sector to participate.

For additional information about the 2016 NARPM Training Program, including training courses and sessions 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: (* most recent additions)

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
NEPA and Mining 101, Part 1: Mining Fundamentals
May 12, 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 1 will educate participants on the major steps in mine development, exploration, types of hardrock mining, and.... [more] Leaving Trainex

CERCLA Section 108(b) Proposed Rule for Hard Rock Mining
May 17, 2016 at 02:00 PM EDT
The Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery will present a webinar on the development of the proposed regulation for financial responsibility for certain hard rock mines and mineral processing facilities under Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Issues and Options in Human Health Risk Assessment - A Resource When Alternatives to Default Parameters and Scenarios are Proposed
May 19, 2016 at 01:00 PM EDT
Many state and local regulatory agencies responsible for the cleanup of chemicals released to the environment have adopted regulations, guidance and policies that define default approaches, scenarios, and parameters as a starting point for risk asses.... [more] Leaving Trainex

NEPA and Mining 101, Part 2: Mining Environmental Concerns and Issues
May 24, 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 2 will explore environmental concerns at mine sites and how issues can be addressed. Specific topics include t.... [more] Leaving Trainex

ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups: Update from EPA Cleanup Programs
June 01, 2016 at 03:30 PM EDT
In 2013 ASTM International released the Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups (E2893), which offers a step-wise approach to reducing the environmental footprint of contaminated site cleanup activities. The U.S. EPA, several States and other organizatio.... [more] Leaving Trainex

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