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Oil Pollution Act 101 - Virtual (OPA101)
Hosted by Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
ERT-OSRTI

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:

  • 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 and identify basic cleanup and treatment technologies
  • Discuss various agencies’ roles when responding to inland oil spills

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

COURSE MANUAL:  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-registrar@tetratech.com).

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.”


 

For general information contact Shelly Norland by telephone at 702-784-8004 or via e-mail at norland.shelly@epa.gov

 Upcoming Events

Bullet  Topic: Oil Pollution Act - Virtual (OPA101)
  Live Online Class, Internet Based
  February 22, 2022 - February 25, 2022
Bullet  Topic: Oil Pollution Act 101 - Virtual (OPA101)
  Live Online Class, Internet Based
  March 7, 2022 - March 11, 2022

Previous Events (click to view/hide)
Bullet  Live Online Class, Internet Based
  November 15, 2021 - November 19, 2021
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