Oil Pollution Act 101 - Virtual (OPA101)
This multi-day ONLINE Instructor-led course is designed for new 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, prevention, and an exercise. Instructional methods include lectures, real-life case studies, and a hands-on virtual exercise that emphasizes the practical and problem-solving skills related to spill control and cleanup. After completing this course, participants will be able to:
The course instructors include 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 32 students and class registration is first-come-first serve
THIS COURSE IS FOR U.S. EPA STAFF ONLY
Participants must complete all modules for all days of the course to receive the course completion certificate.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
“Although this course is open for EPA and EPA partner staff that register, registration priority for this course is for EPA OSC’s (On-Scene Coordinators) and EPA staff involved in the managing or working in, or with the oil program or projects. All other registrations will be on a first-come-first serve basis.”
IMPORTANT: ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it 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:
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.
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