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Oil Response Training - Oil Pollution Act 101
Hosted by Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)

This 4-day course is designed for On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The course, which covers portions of the legislation in the National Contingency Plan and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, provides practical information for control and cleanup of inland oil spills.

Topics that are covered include the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, National Contingency Plan, basics of understanding oil spills, accessing and using the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, oil spill response, alternative technologies, preparedness and preventions and exercises.Instructional methods include lectures, problem sessions, and hands-on exercises that emphasize the practical and problem-solving skills related to spill control and cleanup.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how major legislation relates to spill control and cleanup activities.
  • Identify basic technical issues associated with inland oil spills.
  • Access and use the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.
  • Identify the basics of spill prevention control and countermeasure.
  • Use basic cleanup and treatment technologies.
  • Discuss various agencies’ roles when responding to inland oil spills.

The course instructors include federal and state OSCs who may also serve as technical advisors in oil spill control and cleanup. Other instructors include experienced oil spill responders from the public and private sectors.

Class is limited to 25 students.

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 by contacting the ERTP Registrar (


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

For general information contact Registrar by telephone at 513-251-7669 or via e-mail at

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