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

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Planning Section Chief on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. Specific Topics include: Resource Unit Leader (RESL) , Situation Unit Leader (SITL), Documentation Unit Leader (DOCL) and Environmental Unit Leader (ENVL) functional position review; information gathering and evaluation; strategies, meetings and briefings; Incident Action Plan preparation; interactions and information exchange; forms, documents and supplies; and demobilization and closeout.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have successfully completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400, IS-700b and IS-800c, level courses and who have been identified to fulfill the Planning Section Chief position on an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe incident information needs, data gathering methods and data evaluation processes.
  • Describe the PSC role in the transition briefing, the planning review meeting, the operational briefing, and other meetings and briefings .
  • Describe the components of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and who is responsible for preparing them.
  • Describe the PSC role in the preparation of the IAP and other documents .
  • Describe specific elements of the Situation Report (SitRep)  and indentify the ICS functional units responsible for generating each element. 
  • Conduct an operational briefing.
  • Describe demobilization planning and IMT closeout procedures.

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:

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=26

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.

For general information contact Registrar by telephone at 513-251-7669 or via e-mail at ertp-registrar2@tetratech.com

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