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General Information
Event Name: ARARs Academy
Hosted By: U.S EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Event Description:

The ARARs Academy is a beginner- to intermediate-level course that focuses on applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs) in the remedial program. The course builds on the ARAR material presented in other CEC courses, such as Fundamentals of Superfund and Remedial Process. Participants will have the opportunity to examine the topic in more detail and apply the course concepts to site-specific situations. The ARARs Academy includes a webinar and in-class portion, both of which are required. The webinar portion will provide the participants with the foundation necessary to complete the exercises that primarily make up the in-class portion of the course. By completing the ARARs Academy, participants will be better able to:

  • Define important terms and apply them when evaluating ARARs
  • Describe the regulatory requirements of the common federal statutes often considered ARAR for Superfund actions and explain when they may be ARAR
  • Describe ARAR documentation in the ROD including how the selected remedy complies with ARARs
  • Explain how state laws and regulations can be ARAR
  • Describe the six ARAR waivers and how each might be used

The ARARs Academy consists of three 4-hour webinars and a 2-day in-class training and is recommended for RPMs with at least six months experience and may have assisted other RPMs with Superfund sites or now are preparing to take the lead on Superfund sites. The ARARs Academy may also be a good review for more experienced RPMs. In addition, the ARARs Academy may also be valuable to EPA site attorneys, other Superfund staff, and State personnel supporting Superfund sites. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. Superfund 101 and the Remedial Process course are prerequisites for attendees to participate in the ARARs Academy.

Please note pre-work is required for this course. Attendees will be required to attend a three-part webinar series that will cover introductory materials including a review of important definitions, the ARAR identification process, ARAR waivers, and a review of the most common Federal ARARs. Each webinar will be 4-hours long. Dates for the live webinars will be sent via email to those registered to attend the classroom training. If you are not able to attend the live webinar series, it will be recorded and a link to the recording will be provided to those registered to attend the classroom training that will allow you to listen at your convenience prior to the classroom delivery. If you have any questions regarding the webinars, please feel free to contact Jodi McCarty, ICF at jodi.mccarty@icf.com.
 

Additional Information:

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. local time

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: March 20, 2024 at 9:00 AM Eastern
Event Ends: March 21, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern
For questions about this event, please contact: Elizabeth Kline (ICF)
Phone: 914-261-5535
E-mail: elizabeth.kline@icf.com
Location
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 2
290 Broadway
Room 27A
New York, NY 10007-1866
Location Map:
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Location Contact Information: Diann Tramel
Phone: 212-637-4345
E-mail: cox-tramel.diann@epa.gov
 
Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Residence Inn New York Downtown Manhattan/Financial District Area
215 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 646-928-9980
Map of Hotel: Click here to view 
Hotel Website: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/nyclr-residence-inn-new-york-downtown-manhattan-financial-district/overview/
Link for Hotel Reservations: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reserv ... (link shortened for display)
Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Mar. 4, 2024 under the hotel block name "ARARs Academy - EPA". Room rate $258 per night (+ sales tax)
 

The rate includes complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms and a free full American and hot breakfast bar.

Additional Event Information
Please click here for a detailed logistics flyer (377K/PDF)
   
   

 

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