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

Hazard Ranking System (HRS) is a 4-day training course designed for personnel who are required to compile, draft and review preliminary assessments (PA), site inspections (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 current U.S. EPA contractor personnel who support site investigation programs.

The HRS course provides a detailed review of the HRS model and how the model is applied to various site conditions. The course is intended to enable staff to prepare HRS packages for the National Priorities List (NPL) and to plan and implement preliminary assessments (PA) and site inspections (SI) to address future HRS scoring issues. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Explain the site assessment process under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the role of HRS. The course provides an overview of key provisions of CERCLA and the general response process established under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The course discusses procedures and requirements for conducting site assessments and using the HRS to score sites for placement on the NPL.
  • Define and explain the HRS in detail. The course explains the overall structure and elements of the HRS and how a site score is calculated. The course also provides a detailed explanation of each scoring factor (likelihood of release, waste characterization and targets) for each pathway (groundwater, surface water, soil exposure and air) evaluated by the HRS. In addition, the course addresses HRS rules for scoring sites with releases of radionuclides.
  • Illustrate a general approach to scoring sites using the HRS and preparing an HRS package. The course provides an introduction to the process by which HRS packages are prepared, identifies the elements of a complete package and discusses accurate site scoring. The course examines documentation and analytical data quality needed to support HRS packages.
  • Identify and use guidance and software to successfully prepare an HRS package. The course will identify regulations and guidance issued by the EPA applicable to HRS scoring packages and has participants prepare an HRS score for a site.

HRS is a 4-day training course designed for personnel who are required to compile, draft and review HRS documentation records and packages submitted for sites proposed for the National Priorities List (NPL). This course is open to EPA, federal, state and tribal personnel who support site investigation programs. The course is also open to current U.S. EPA contractors taht perform site investigation work. U.S. EPA contractors will need to provide approval from their EPA TOCOR to Barbara Charris, EPA CEC Program Manager ( to attend the training. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, NON-EPA CONSULTANTS, NON-EPA CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

It is recommended that you take the Hazard Ranking System training course prior to the Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection training course.

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

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: March 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM
Event Ends: March 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Jodi McCarty (Tetra Tech, EMI)
Phone: 513-333-3672
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd.
Room 2240 A-B-C
Lenexa, KS 66219
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Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-421-1234
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Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Mar. 1, 2009 under the hotel block name "EPA-Environmental Protection Agency". Room rate $107 (single occupancy plus 15.225% tax and KC Development Fee of $1.73; extra persons are $25 each)

Room rate includes complimentary All American Breakfast Buffet in the Terrace Restaurant. Check-in time is 3PM. If rooms are available prior to this time, the hotel will be happy to accommodate an early check-in based on availability. Check-out time is Noon. Guests checking out later than Noon may be subject to a charge equal to one half the daily room rate. Reservations may be cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty. One night’s room and tax will be charged if a reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours to arrival. The Hyatt offers numerous amenities such as a pool and athletic club. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is available in the lobby area. WI-FI is available in all the guest rooms - a 24 hour pass can be purchased for $9.99 a day. Self parking for hotel guests is available in an attached garage for $14.50 per day with in-and-out privileges. They also offer Valet Parking for $18 per day with in-and-out privileges. The hotel is about 5 miles/10 minute drive from the EPA Region 7 offices.



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