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Stafford Act Training (2024)
Hosted by Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)

Registration for the Stafford Act Training is open to EPA and USCG Staff only. All those planning to attend the training program, including participants, instructors, and administrative staff must register to attend.

The target audience is Federal On-Scene Coordinators (OSC) who will be staffing the ESF-10 desk at the National Response Coordination Center, Regional Coordination Centers, State Emergency Operations Centers, Joint Field Offices, Interim Operating Facilities, or manage other ESF-10 aspects of Stafford Act responses.

The Stafford Act Training is a 2-day (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day) introductory training course that provides an overview of the purpose, legal framework and implementation of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), Stafford Act, and Mission Assignments for newly hired OSCs.

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand key actions for work in the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC), Regional Coordination Centers (RRCCs), State Emergency Operations Centers (SEOCs), Joint Field Offices (JFOs), Interim Operating Facilities (IOFs), etc.,
  • Define the authorities, guidance, criteria, and process for Mission Assignments (MAs),
  • Describe the process of requesting Federal assistance using the Resource Request process, and
  • Describe key EPA roles under Emergency Support Functions (ESF)- 10, 3, etc.

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

IMPORTANT NOTICES – Applicable to all ERTP courses :

  1. ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it 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.
  2. 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.
For general information contact REGISTRAR by telephone at 513-251-7669 or via e-mail at

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