Oil Response Training - Basic Course
This 5-day course is designed for On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who are involved in inland oil spill prevention and cleanup . 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, revisions to the National Contingency Plan, basic technical issues associated with inland oil spills, oil spill prevention, and cleanup and treatment technologies of agencies responding to inland oil spills, and monitoring requirements. 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:
The course instructors include federal and state OSCs who may also serve as technical advisors in oil spill control and cleanup. Contact Fred Stroud, U.S. EPA, (702) 784-8007 for additional information.
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 at
Continuing Education Units: 3.6
THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
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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