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Asbestos Awareness Workshop

ASBESTOS WORKSHOP

Hosted by Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP) ERT - OSRTI

This workshop will provide U.S. EPA Region 1 On-Scene Coordinators, Remedial Project Managers, and other support personnel an overview of the practices and procedures for asbestos sites.  It is designed for personnel who need to address asbestos during site assessment and cleanup activities.  The workshop will emphasize asbestos considerations during an emergency response or removal action, including sites with improper disposal of asbestos containing materials, sites with vermiculite, and sites with naturally occurring asbestos.  The workshop will also discuss challenges in addressing asbestos contamination and  recommendations for characterizing and cleaning up sites.

Topics covered include:

  • Basics of asbestos,
  • The regulatory framework,
  • Hazards and health risks,
  • Sampling and analysis,
  • Decontamination,
  • Transportation and disposal, and
  • Asbestos resources.

Instructional methods include a combination of lectures, case studies, and group discussions. 

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 (ertp-registrar2@tetratech.com).

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.*

EPA travelers: It is not anticipated that this course will require a 5170.  Please use your organization's generic exempt conference budget code in your TA for this course.

IMPORTANT ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Requestit is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system.  Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted.  Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:
Training location’s availability;
COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;

  • Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
  • Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
  • Contractual number of available course training slots;
  • EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
  • Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.

In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.

Notice:For in-person course deliveries, confirmed course registered participants must abide by all facility physical access requirements for the location (examples: check-in at the security gate, Federal ID, Government PIV/CAC cards, photo id’s, etc.).  If applicable for the course or location, restrictions may apply to non-citizens and acceptable identification may be required for facility entry.  Unless otherwise specified, ERTP TRAINING IS GENERALLY NOT OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES, ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.


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