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General Information
Event Name: Superfund 101
Hosted By: U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Event Description:

Superfund 101 consists of two introductory-level courses: Fundamentals of Superfund and Enforcement Process Overview. The target audience for each course is On-Scene Coordinators (OSC) and Remedial Project Managers (RPM).

Fundamentals of Superfund, a 3-day introductory training course, provides an overview of the purpose, legal framework and implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) for newly hired OSCs and RPMs. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the evolution of the Superfund program. The course explores the origin, accomplishments and future of the Superfund program.
  • Understand the statutory and regulatory basis for the authorities of OSCs and RPMs. The course provides an overview of the roles of the OSC and RPM as they are defined in laws, regulations, policy and guidance, including a comparison of authorities and liabilities.
  • Learn about the three types of response activities defined under CERCLA. The course discusses the components of the removal, remedial and enforcement programs and the major responsibilities of OSCs and RPMs in their work on Superfund responses, site cleanups and enforcement activities.

Enforcement Process Overview, a 2-day course, provides an overview of the EPA’s Superfund enforcement process for OSCs and RPMs. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Learn about the goals, priorities, and actions of the Superfund enforcement program. The course provides an introduction to response actions and enforcement authorities under Superfund; illustrates the relationship between major enforcement actions and remedial and removal actions; defines Superfund enforcement goals and principles; identifies objectives of Superfund enforcement reforms; and highlights current enforcement priorities of the EPA.
  • Understand the EPA’s fundamental principles and policies related to enforcement, the four types of potentially responsible parties (PRP), common defenses against liability and other enforcement policies. The course examines the four classes of PRPs, identifies PRP’s defenses and exemptions to liabilities, and identifies major enforcement discretionary policies.
  • Understand the Superfund enforcement process and the roles of states, tribes, Federal agencies and communities in the enforcement process. The course examines and applies EPA’s cost recovery strategy and discretionary enforcement policies, as well as the roles of administrative and judicial law in the enforcement process.
  • Develop their ability to use the tools available to encourage settlements. Participants will learn about the various types of enforcement tools, such as alternative dispute resolution, that are used in the settlement process.

Superfund 101 is mandatory for OSCs and RPMs to meet the inspector training requirements set forth under EPA Order 3500.1. The target audience is OSCs and RPMs as well as other programmatic and field support staff (i.e., enforcement personnel, HQ regional coordinators, Special Team members). THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. In addition, the Superfund 101 course is a prerequisite for EPA employees who would like to attend the Removal and Remedial Process courses.

Please note: For OSCs/RPMs to receive your certificate for this training, you will need to attend class until 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday. Please plan your travel accordingly.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Registration Status: Postponed
Event Begins: January 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM
Event Ends: January 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Austin Oelschlager (ICF)
Phone: 703-251-0350
E-mail: austin.oelschlager@icf.com
Additional Information:

Daily Class Times:
Monday - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Location
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 10
1200 Sixth Ave.
Trillim/Huckleberry
Seattle, WA 98101
Location Map:
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Location Contact Information: Kira Lynch
Phone: 206-553-2144
E-mail: lynch.kira@epa.gov
 
Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Loews Hotel
1000 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-957-1000 or 1-844-204-5642
Map of Hotel: Click here to view 
Hotel Website: https://www.loewshotels.com/hotel-1000-seattle
Link for Hotel Reservations: https://www.loewshotels.com/reservations/hotel-100 ... (link shortened for display)
Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Jan. 04, 2019 under the hotel block name "EPA Superfund 101 Course". Room rate $189 per night (+ tax)
Additional Event Information
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