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The OSWER Training Coordination Team was created in 1986 as the OSWER Training Forum to respond to training needs of EPA and state personnel involved in solid and hazardous waste cleanup and emergency response. The members of the forum coordinate their efforts to provide training to EPA, federal, state, and tribal personnel responsible for regulatory and enforcement activities.

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Basic Overview of Superfund Online Training Course

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PA/SI Webinar Series

The CERCLA Education Center (CEC) is offering a nine-part Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection (PA/SI) Webinar Series in June and July 2014. PA/SI is an intermediate training course designed for personnel who are required to compile, draft and review PA, SI and HRS documentation records and packages submitted for sites proposed for the National Priorities List (NPL). This course is open to EPA, federal, state, tribal and contractor personnel who support site investigation programs.  For more information and links to register, please visit

New Requirements for Entering Federal Buildings

The government has issued new guidelines regarding access to federal buildings.  In the future it will be important to pay close attention to the location listed for a class, and if you are not sure whether or not the location is in a federal building, please contact the logistics/facility contact listed or the class information contact listed for further clarification.  Please click here to review these new requirements and see what form(s) of identification you will need in the future.

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Upcoming Internet Seminars
Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management
March 06, 2015 at 01:00 PM EST
Chemical contaminants in soil and groundwater can volatilize into soil gas and migrate through unsaturated soils of the vadose zone. Vapor intrusion (VI) occurs when these vapors migrate upward into overlying buildings through cracks and gaps in the .... [more] Leaving Trainex

Issues and Options in Human Health Risk Assessment - A Resource When Alternatives to Default Parameters and Scenarios are Proposed
March 10, 2015 at 01:00 PM EDT
Many state and local regulatory agencies responsible for the cleanup of chemicals released to the environment have adopted regulations, guidance and policies that define default approaches, scenarios, and parameters as a starting point for risk asses.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Live Q&A Session for Best Management and Technical Practices for Site Assessment and Remediation
March 11, 2015 at 01:00 PM EDT
The Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) joined with EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) in 2014 to develop the previously recorded training on best practices for site assessment and remediation. At the reque.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Mining Waste Treatment Technology Selection
March 12, 2015 at 01:00 PM EDT
Mining produces millions of tons of waste each year. Contaminants from unreclaimed or unremediated areas have affected millions of acres of land and over 10,000 miles of stream. Historical mining practices and the absence of routine mined-land reclam.... [more] Leaving Trainex

NARPM Presents...The Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI)
March 16, 2015 at 01:00 PM EDT
The Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI) is a job readiness program that provides training and employment opportunities for people living in communities affected by Superfund sites. Many of these areas are Environmental Justice communities - .... [more] Leaving Trainex

Integrated DNAPL Site Strategy
March 17, 2015 at 01:00 PM EDT
Sites contaminated by chlorinated solvents present a daunting environmental challenge, especially at sites with dense nonaqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) still present. Restoring sites contaminated by chlorinated solvents to typical regulatory criteria (.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Biochemical Reactors for Treating Mining Influenced Water
March 19, 2015 at 01:00 PM EDT
Mining influenced water (MIW) includes aqueous wastes generated by ore extraction and processing, as well as mine drainage and tailings runoff. MIW handling, storage, and disposal is a major environmental problem in mining districts throughout the U..... [more] Leaving Trainex

NARPM Presents...Analytical Laboratory Data - Electronic Data Assessment
March 24, 2015 at 01:00 PM EDT
In Superfund or other environmental clean-up and monitoring projects, data validation is the process of examining analytical data to ensure the data is precise, accurate, and adequate for the intended use. EPA Quality Policy requires that all environ.... [more] Leaving Trainex

SRI Webinar Series: Risk Management and Assessing Liability: Helping Communities Pursue Reuse Opportunities at Contaminated Properties
March 25, 2015 at 02:00 PM EDT
Parties involved in the assessment, cleanup and revitalization of contaminated properties often have questions and concerns about how they may incur liability operating at these sites. This webinar is intended to share two critical resources to guide.... [more] Leaving Trainex

Adaptation of Superfund Cleanup to Climate Change
April 01, 2015 at 02:00 PM EDT
Adaptation of Superfund Cleanup to Climate Change is a new two-hour webinar providing an overview of climate change vulnerability analyses and adaptation at contaminated sites. In some circumstances climate change may result in vulne.... [more] Leaving Trainex

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