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Water Quality Management

CIN: Air Force ENV 541

Course Description:
The Water Quality Management course is an Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) ISEERB course for Navy and DoD students.

This course provides discussions of technical and regulatory issues about water quality compliance and is appropriate for installation level environmental personnel. Major subject areas are wastewater, storm water, and drinking water. Specific topics include permitting requirements; wastewater treatment systems; discharge sampling, analysis, and reporting; sewer system evaluation; and storm water collection systems.

Drinking water topics include source water assessment, consumer confidence reporting, water vulnerability assessments, wellhead protection, and backflow prevention.

Quota Control:
To register for offerings, go to the AFIT website: (http://www.afit.edu/CE/) Click here to jump straight to the page.

Select WENV 541 and register for the course.

Other registration information can be obtained by contacting 937-255-5654 and search faculty and staff.

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Adv. Historic Preservation Law & Section 106 Comp

CIN: A-4A-0073

Course Description:
This course, Advanced Historic Preservation Law & Section 106 Compliance, takes the next step after the “Introduction to Cultural Resource Management Laws and Regulations” emphasizing legal compliance (the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 process). It addresses legislation and the process to meet the requirements of the law to help the student support DOD, Military Service and their installation’s mission.

Course covers: communications with related oversight agencies (e.g., State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation); Standards for Rehabilitation; use of historic properties; Defining Historic Fabric; Maintenance and Repair of Historic buildings; Archeological Resources; Native American Issues.

It is a 3 day course 0800 – 1700 hrs everyday (Do Not Plan To Leave Early).

This course is approved by the Inter-Service Environmental Education Review Board (ISEERB). Sponsor for this course is the Navy Federal Preservation Officer. There are no tuition costs for this course.

Personnel Eligible:
It is recommended that this course be taken after completion of the “Introduction to Cultural Resource Management Laws and Regulations” course by: Primary duty (Cultural Resource Managers, Environmental Lawyers (or lawyers in that capacity), and Environmental staffs.); collateral duty personnel responsible for cultural resources management and compliance with Federal laws and DOD policy); and personnel that are non-cultural resources specialists (Civil Works Managers (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Facility planners; Range planners, etc.) having a direct or indirect impact on cultural resources during the performance of their duties.

This course is specifically required for Navy personnel positions listed in Chapters 27 & 28 of OPNAVINST 5090.1C.

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335C 12/12/2017 12/14/2017 Washington DC
335C 2/27/2018 3/1/2018 Silverdale, WA

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Intro to Cultural Resource Mgmt Laws & Regulations

CIN: A-4A-0070

Course Description:
This course, Basic Historic Preservation Law & Section 106 Compliance, provides an integrated overview of all pertinent laws and regulations needed to understand and fulfill cultural resource management responsibilities. This is the first in a series of Cultural Resource courses designed to provide cultural resource tools for Cultural Resources Managers (CRMs), their staffs, and personnel having a direct or indirect impact on cultural resources in support of DOD, Military Service, and Installation's mission. A half-day tour of an historic site helps facilitate the awareness of DOD and the Coast Guard's histories.

This is a 3-day course, 0800-1700 Hrs every day (Do Not Plan to Leave Early).

The course is approved by the Interservice Environmental Education Review Board (ISEERB). Sponsor for this course is the Navy Federal Preservation Officer. There are no tuition costs for this course.

Personnel Eligible:
It is recommended that this course be taken by: Primary duty(Cultural Resource Managers, Environmental lawyers (or lawyers in that capacity), and Environmental staffs.); collateral duty personnel responsible for cultural resources management and compliance with federal laws and DOD policy; and personnel who are non-cultural resources specialists (Civil Works managers(US Army Corps of Engineers), facility planners; range planner,etc., having a direct or indirect impact on cultural resources during the performance of their duties.

This course is specifically required for Navy personnel positions listed under Chapters 27 & 28 of OPNAVINST 5090.1C.

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3358 4/24/2018 4/26/2018 Guam
3358 6/12/2018 6/14/2018 FE Warren AFB, WY

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Native American Traditions and Cultures: Implementing DOD Native American Policy

CIN: A-4A-0085

Course Description:
This course highlights responsibilities of military commands for establishing and maintaining consultative relationships with Native Americans under laws, regulations, and Department of Defense (DoD) guidance and directives, including the new DoD American Indian and Alaska Native Policy. This course features region-specific geo-cultural variations on Native American traditions, cultures, issues, and communication modes within a nation-wide core curriculum for the contiguous 48 states. This course trains participants in cross-cultural communications, Government-to-Government consultations, Tribal sovereignty, areas of conflict, and dispute resolution. Federal statutes and Executive Documents require the DoD and its components to protect cultural resources, such as archaeological and sacred sites, associated with Native American Indian peoples. Requirements include identification and inventory of those Native American cultural resources that are on DoD lands or affected by DoD actions, advance consultation with Native Americans, safeguarding Native American sacred objects and sites from the effects of military operations, enabling access to sacred sites on military lands, and consultation regarding disposition of human remains and funerary objects.

Training objectives are: 1) Sensitize employees to Native American cultural resources typically found on Federal installations today, and improve employee understanding of the cultures, traditions, and lifeways which provide contextual meaning; 2) Identify and explain factors in the history of Native Americans, and describe interaction with Euro-Americans and United States Government institutions, that might affect government-to-government interaction today; 3) Enhance employees' communication skills applicable to productive interaction with Native American Indians; 4) Instruct employees how to meet responsibilities under laws, regulations, and other guidance that govern relations and interactions with Native Americans. Sponsor for this course is the Navy Federal Preservation Officer. This course is approved by the Interservice Environmental Educational Review Board (ISEERB).

Personnel Eligible:
The target audience includes DoD employees who have assigned duties related to cultural resource protection and/or responsibility for consultation with American Indian Tribes.

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Natural Resources Management and Compliance

CIN: A-4A-0087

Course Description:
This course offers instruction in specific natural resource laws, regulations, policies, Executive Orders, DOD Instructions, and other guidance, noting Service-specific requirements. Course addresses stewardship, preservation, and process; fish, game, and wildlife management laws; protection of wetlands, waterways, and other protected ecological areas; forest and land use management laws; Sikes Act and INRMP; and inter-service cooperation.

Practical exercise, half day tour of a DOD or Coast Guard natural resource site and guest speakers are included.

It is a 4 day course 0730 – 1600 hrs everyday (Do Not Plan To Leave Early).

This course is approved by the Inter-Service Environmental Education Review Board (ISEERB). There are no tuition costs for this course.

Personnel Eligible:
It is recommended that this course be taken by: Primary duty (Natural and Cultural Resource Managers and personnel, environmental lawyers (or lawyers in that capacity), Civil Works Natural Resource Managers (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Natural Resources Law Enforcement personnel, and environmental staffs.); collateral duty personnel (that are non-natural resources specialists responsible for natural resources management and compliance with Federal laws and DOD policy); and personnel having a direct or indirect impact on natural resources during the performance of their duties.

This course is specifically required for Navy personnel positions listed under Chapters 27 & 28 of OPNAVINST 5090.1C.

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3369 12/4/2017 12/7/2017 Norfolk, VA
3369 8/20/2018 8/23/2018 Vandenburg, AFB, CA

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Advanced Environmental Law

CIN: A-4A-0068

Course Description:
Advanced Environmental Law is a 4-day course that explores law, policy, and management of environmental projections. Each year, various topics of timely interest are explored in depth. This year two versions are offered: Strategic Environmental Planning (an advanced NEPA course) and Coastal & Ocean Resources Law.

Strategic Environmental Planning could be described as a NEPA implementation and environmental impact analysis seminar. This 4-day course is broken into a 2-day seminar that features law and policy plus a 2-day advanced environmental impact analysis workshop. NEPA topics explored include planning for the proposed action, selecting alternatives, cumulative impacts analysis and accepted methodologies, programmatic studies, greenhouse gas and climate change analysis, planning for operational training areas, addressing scientific uncertainty, public participation, and other emergent planning topics such as adaptive management.

The Compliance version will include Environmental Legal Compliance Updates and Emerging Topics for 2013 and Beyond. This course includes advanced environmental law and policy presentations that provide DoD environmental professionals with important new information or in depth information in their area of expertise. The course is planned for four days in length. This course will expand upon the Basic Environmental Law material and provide updates and in depth sessions on selected special topics of timely interest in the areas of environmental compliance, conservation, planning, sustainability, encroachment, energy and restoration.

The Coastal and Ocean Resources Law version reviews the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and Executive Order 12114; consultation and permitting under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act; managing actions in the Coastal Zone under the Coastal Zone Management Act; and joint use issues under the National Marine Sanctuary Act, Sikes Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, and Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It is an interactive class. In addition to presentations with opportunity for questions, answers, and comments, there will be a mock coastal zone consistency determination hearing and an opportunity for each student to present a 5-10 minute presentation on projects they are working on relating to the class subjects.

Personnel Eligible:
Target Audience for Strategic Environmental Planning Experienced NEPA planners, managers, environmental engineers/scientists/specialists, and attorneys who require an in-depth understanding of law, policy, and management within their area of environmental expertise, especially those who serve on NEPA interdisciplinary teams, work with NEPA planners, or those who edit or deal with NEPA documents. Course is open to all Dept. of Defense services, United States Coast Guard, and Defense Logistics Agency personnel on a seat-available basis.

Target Audience for Coastal and Ocean Resources Law: Experienced environmental planners, managers, environmental engineers/scientists/specialists, attorneys and specialists who require an in-depth understanding of law. policy, and management within their area of environmental expertise, especially those who deal with Natural Resources or Ocean or Coastal Zone impacts, and to all Department of Defense services, United States Coast Guard, and Defense Logistics Agency Personnel on a seat-available basis.

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3355 4/24/2018 4/27/2018 Washington DC (Adv NEPA)
3355 7/17/2018 7/20/2018 Silverdale, WA (Adv NEPA)

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Advanced Environmental Management

CIN: A-4A-0063

Course Description:
This course prepares civilian and military environmental professionals to effectively manage environmental programs in support of Navy/Marine Corps activities/installations by providing specific information on legal, technical, managerial, and policy aspects of environmental management.

This course covers all management aspects of EPA requirements as apply to Navy/Marine Corps including the following:

  • NEPA
  • Clean Air Act
  • RCRA(Resource Conservation & Recovery Act)
  • Clean Water Act/Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Installation Restoration
  • Emerging Issues
  • CNO Perspectives
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • EPCRA (Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act)
  • Environmental Contracts
  • SPCC/SPC Plans
  • Oil and Hazardous Substance Spills

Personnel Eligible:
This course is intended for military (E-7 and above) and civilian (GS-11 and above) personnel responsible for managing environmental programs at Navy and Marine Corps shore activities. Enrollment is limited to those occupying full-time environmental billets.

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594Z 12/4/2017 12/8/2017 San Diego, CA
594Z 3/19/2018 3/23/2018 Bremerton, WA

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Advancing An Effective EMS

CIN: A-4A-0098

Course Description:
How do you take your Environmental Management System to the next level? Advancing an Effective EMS will assist you in the next steps of continual improvement ensuring you incorporate and further all aspects of ISO 14001. The class will be offered as a Web Conference and, in addition to instruction, will allow for open forum discussion for members from EMS appropriate facilities to share ideas and many Best-In-Class examples, many of which can be immediately implemented.

Topics include:

Environmental Policy - Enviromental Aspects - Objectives &Targets – Sustainability - Operational Controls - Emergency Preparedness and Response – Documentation – Competence, Training & Awareness – Regulatory and Other Requirements – Audit Results and Non Conformities – Monitoring and Measurement Requirements – Management Review

Please note that this is not a beginner course on how to implement EMS, rather it will focus on enhancing your existing efforts in alignment with OPNAV 5090.1 (Series), ISO 14001, and NAVFAC guidance/protocols.

Personnel Eligible:
The target audience for this class includes, but is not limited to, Military DoD Civilian and Contractor shore installation/regional personnel serving as Environmental Program Directors (IEPD), EMS Managers, Media Managers, Cross Functional Team (CFT) members, major process owners, and those managing an installation's significant aspects (i.e. water, solid waste or energy).

Unless otherwise indicated, all webinar times shall be 7:30 am - 12:30 pm Pacific Time.

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10MT 1/29/2018 2/1/2018 Webinar
10MT 4/2/2018 4/5/2018 Webinar
10MT 9/17/2018 9/20/2018 Webinar

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Basic Environmental Law

CIN: A-4A-0058

Course Description:

  • Federal System of Law and Government
  • Common Law for Environmental Contamination
  • Sovereign Immunity and related legal theory
  • Environmental Planning (NEPA, CZMA)
  • Natural Resources Protection (Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Sikes Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Wetlands Protection)
  • Management of Hazardous Waste (RCRA)
  • Environmental Restoration (CERCLA)
  • Clean Water (Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Marine Protection Act)
  • Control of Toxic Substances (Toxics Substances, Lead, Paint, Asbestos, PCBs, EPCRA)
  • Planning for and Responding to Spills and Releases (Oil Pollution Act, National Contingency Plan)
  • Environmental Enforcement and Crimes
  • Cultural Resources Protection (National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA))
  • Archeological & Historic Preservation Act (AHPA)
  • Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
  • American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA)

Personnel Eligible:
Target Audience: All Military and civilian DoD and United States Coast Guard personnel with environmental responsibilities; facility planners, judge advocate general and attorneys who need a survey of environmental law; public affairs personnel, Commanding Officers and their staff members with environmental duties.

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379C 11/28/2017 11/30/2017 Silverdale, WA
379C 1/23/2018 1/25/2018 Port Hueneme, CA
379C 6/19/2018 6/21/2018 Norfolk, VA
379C 8/7/2018 8/9/2018 San Diego, CA

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Bird/Animal Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Awareness (On-Line or DVD)

CIN: A-4A-0028

Course Description:
Bird/Animal Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) can result in damage to or loss of aircraft, equipment downtime, and even loss of life. This training module, developed as a partnership between the Navy BASH Program Coordinator and CECOS, provides an introduction to the Navy's BASH Program and the responsibilities of each member of the aviation community. (Average completion time: 1 hour)

Personnel Eligible:
Aviation Community Personnel

Quota Control:
This module is available on DVD or online at http://www.denix.osd.mil.

To request a DVD of this module, call the order desk at (805)982-2383 (DSN: 551-2383) or send a request (with your name and mailing address) to cecos_N74@navy.mil.

To view this module on-line at DENIX, you must first establish an account to access the secure side.

Go to http://www.denix.osd.mil (public access)

Click on “Login to DENIX” in the upper right corner of the page.

Follow the instructions to set up your account

Once your account is approved, you may view the BASH module at https://www.denix.osd.mil/denix_secure/cecos/conservation/bash.cfm.

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Environmental Negotiation Workshop

CIN: A-4A-0067

Course Description:
This three-day ISEERB approved course provides instruction on the negotiation and communication skills necessary to achieve productive agreements with regulatory and public stakeholders. The class aims to make attendees more knowledgeable and comfortable in the negotiation process in order to have confidence in a negotiation. It stresses the human, organizational and public aspects of building constructive relationships with stakeholders and installation management. Case studies and role playing provide an opportunity for every student to apply the information presented in class.

Personnel Eligible:
Military and civilian personnel in environmental compliance, installation restoration, natural resources and planning who are responsible for communicating and negotiating with environmental regulators or with the public regarding environmental matters. Environmental management personnel are strongly encouraged to enroll.

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3354 12/12/2017 12/14/2017 Camp Butler, Japan
3354 4/17/2018 4/19/2018 Norfolk, VA
3354 6/12/2018 6/14/2018 Silverdale, WA

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Health and Environmental Risk Communication Workshop

CIN: A-4A-0072

Course Description:
This 3-day ISEERB approved course provides attendees with basic knowledge and tools to effectively communicate risk and risk management issues to stakeholders of diverse interests. This includes developing a proactive program to establish and maintain a sound relationship through dialogue with stakeholders based on mutual trust and credibility. Instruction focuses on how to have open discussions on environmental restoration issues, establish confidence in communicating key messages, develop effective media and public meeting techniques, improve verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and revitalize stakeholder dialogue. Although the course was originally designed to meet the needs of restoration personnel, other environmental personnel can benefit from this training.

Personnel Eligible:
Military and civilian personnel responsible for communicating environmental risk management issues to the public, regulators and/or media stakeholders including remedial project managers, BRAC Environmental Coordinators, Base Closure Team members, installation environmental program managers, technical experts, engineers, scientists, health and safety personnel, natural resource personnel, environmental planners, public affairs officers, commanding officers and their staff, executive staff, attorneys and, on a space available basis, sponsored contractors.

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335B 3/13/2018 3/15/2018 San Diego, CA
335B 7/10/2018 7/12/2018 Norfolk, VA

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Integrated EMS and Compliance Auditing

CIN: A-4A-0079

Course Description:
This course focuses on the Internal Audit process and trains Navy civilian and military personnel representing shore installations and regional commands to effectively prepare for and conduct Internal Integrated Environmental Management Systems (EMS) / Compliance audits at Navy shore installations as required by OPNAVINST 5090.1 (series) and in accordance with NAVFAC & CNIC policies and procedures.

The course is designed to guide students, individually and as a part of team, through the process of developing, implementing and executing an Internal Assessment Plan (IAP) at their installations. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing a systematic approach in managing and executing their internal EMS audits. Students will also learn to identify strengths, weaknesses and interactions of environmental management systems and associated media programs; identify underlying causal factors that may contribute to the occurrence of observed compliance deficiencies; evaluate each of the individual components of an EMS; provide feedback on the effectiveness of the overall system and identify opportunities for improvement.

NOTE: THIS COURSE DOES NOT TEACH EMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY. IT IS STRICTLY DESIGNED TO TEACH THE INTERNAL INSTALLATION AUDITING PROCESS AND DOES REQUIRE A FUNCTIONAL EMS UNDERSTANDING. THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ANY EMS BACKGROUND.

Pre-Requisite:
It is highly recommended that in order to ensure a solid understanding of the Navy's most current EMS posture, individuals should have completed the CECOS "Advancing an Effective EMS (A-4A-0098)" live webinar within the past 12 months. Another option is to view the recorded sessions from an earlier webinar. The most recent recording links will be provided by the course director upon request and via pre-course email. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis depending on the individual's level of experience.

Personnel Eligible:
Those individuals at the installation or regional level that will be actively or semi-actively engaged on an internal assessment team’s execution of the IAP. As prescribed by Navy policy, lead auditors and team members performing internal and external EMS audits, EMS management representatives, and environmental staff responsible for implementation and maintenance of the EMS shall complete the CECOS Integrated EMS and Compliance Auditing training course. This group can consist of, but is not limited to: Installation Environmental Program Directors (IEPDs), Media Managers, major process owners (including energy managers), members of installation Cross Functional Teams (CFT), and installation EMS Managers.

Quota Control:
Registering below will input your information into the Navy training system. Please double check your email address.

Please register for these offerings responsibly. Ensure that, if you do register, you are 100% committed to being there and your travel will be approved. We will be verifying and confirming attendance as the classes begin to fill. Confirmation and welcome packages will be sent out approximately 30 days prior to the course.

Course availability is limited and on a first-come- first-serve basis with priority to Navy personnel. Other services are welcome, but please be advised that the course is Navy-centric. If you find you will not be able to attend the offering you have registered for, please notify the CECOS registrar at (805) 982-4173. This will open a seat for another prospective student.

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335S 12/4/2017 12/7/2017 Jacksonville, FL
335S 2/5/2018 2/8/2018 San Diego, CA
335S 3/19/2018 3/22/2018 Norfolk, VA
335S 4/23/2018 4/26/2018 Yokosuka, Japan
335S 5/7/2018 5/10/2018 Washington DC

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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Application

CIN: A-4A-0077

Course Description:
The NEPA Application Course, presented in a 3-day seminar, provides participants with the legal requirements, Navy policy, procedures and techniques for implementing NEPA, and is the foundation for more advanced NEPA coursework. This course focuses on: selecting the proper document; levels of analysis; public involvement; review process; and impact analysis required under the law. Lectures, case studies and hands-on workshops involving Navy scenarios are part of this in-depth study of NEPA analysis process. The course focuses on documentation and sufficiency requirements for the Categorical Excluson and Environmental Assessment. The course is taught by an experienced planning practitioner with additional legal support by the Department of the Navy, Office of the General Counsel.

Personnel Eligible:
Target Audience: DoN, (Navy with Marine Corps and others as space permits) personnel who work with environmental issues in the following areas:

  • Weapon systems acquisition programs
  • Shore facility operations and management
  • Real Estate & Facilities Planning
  • Operational exercises and training
  • Realignment and base closure actions
  • Construction projects
  • Range Management

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12YW 1/16/2018 1/18/2018 WEBINAR
335M 2/27/2018 3/1/2018 Hawaii
335M 6/12/2018 6/14/2018 Washington DC
335M 8/14/2018 8/16/2018 Great Lakes, IL

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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Navy Executive Overview

CIN: A-4A-0076

Course Description:
The NEPA Executive Overview is a half-day concise presentation on environmental planning responsibilities within DoN. The course focuses on NEPA and its legal and Navy policy requirements, understanding the different levels of analysis and the balance that senior management faces meeting Navy mission requirements while ensuring quality of the NEPA process. Senior military and civilians will learn how to correctly and effectively use staff, interdisciplinary teams, and financial resources to streamline their responsibilities and duties under this primary Federal environmental law.

Besides regularly scheduled offerings, this course is also presented by sponsor request. Should you desire a course offering, please call Ms. Pam Ellen Hudson at (805) 982-1691.

Personnel Eligible:
Target Audience: DoN senior executives, Commanding Officers and senior military leadership, project managers, environmental professionals who manage projects. DoD and other Federal agency personnel will be accepted for registration as space allows.

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335H 1/31/2018 1/31/2018 Newport, RI
335H 2/2/2018 2/2/2018 Washington DC
335H 3/2/2018 3/2/2018 Hawaii
335H 4/23/2018 4/23/2018 Washington DC
335H 7/16/2018 7/16/2018 Silverdale, WA
335H 8/17/2018 8/17/2018 Great Lakes, IL

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Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know (EPCRA) and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting

CIN: A-4A-0082

Course Description:
DO YOU EPCRA? Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best! Get the latest EPCRA information from some of the people who helped EPA write the original regulations.

Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know (EPCRA) and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting is a four-day webinar course (approximately 5 hours per day) emphasizing emergency planning, emergency release notification, MSDS reporting requirements, Tier I/Tier II reporting requirements, toxic chemical release reporting and information required for EPCRA compliance

LIVE WEBINAR

This 4 day Webinar (approximately 5 hours per day, 0730-1230 Pacific) is delivered via DCOII which can be accessed via the "Four-day Course" link above; active only when the scheduled webinar is in session.

Supplemental refresher workshop webinars will also be offered. The Section 311/312 Refresher and the Section 313 Refresher are single days (approximately 5 hours per day, 0730-1230 Pacific). Refreshers will be available to attendees of the full course approximately 2 months prior to the respective reporting deadlines and will serve as a forum for the participant to have all of their installation specific EPCRA issues addressed.

Quota Control:
Participants must register via the “QUOTA REQUEST” button below. Please ensure you identify which webinar date you want to participate in. Logon/dial-in information will be provided to you about one week prior to the start date. If there are not enough individuals to conduct a live class, you may be deferred to the recordings mentioned below. During the day of the class the “Four-Day Webinar” button can be used to easily access the event; however ensure that you utilize the guidance emailed to you as well. Again refreshers will only be available to those that complete the full 4 day class.

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3361 12/11/2017 12/14/2017 Webinar

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Advanced Munitions Response Site Management

CIN: TBD

Course Description:
Munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and munitions constituents (MC) are known or suspected to exist on hundreds of thousands of acres of Navy and Marine Corps property once used to train Sailors or Marines or to manufacture, store, handle, develop and test, transship, or treat munitions. These sites may now be other-than-operational ranges, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) property, or even acreage put to another use such as a housing area.

The Munitions Response Program, established to clean up this MEC and MC, is being implemented under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program. It is following the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) response process as described in the National Contingency Plan. The majority of Munitions Response Sites (MRSs) are now entering into the CERCLA remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) phase.

A 2½-day CECOS Advanced Munitions Response Site Management Workshop has been developed to instruct Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) and other attendees primarily on the RI/FS phase. In executing the RI/FS, RPMs will need a thorough understanding of how to determine the nature and extent of MEC and MC contamination at an MRS and if sampling and hazard/risk assessment is sufficient to justify it, evaluate proposed remedies. This course will build upon the existing CECOS Munitions Response Site Management Workshop and is comprised of classroom instruction as well as practical exercises on the RI/FS phase.

Topics include:

  • A brief review of MEC basics, the CERCLA process and roles and responsibilities
  • Policies relevant to a MR RI/FS
  • Management of an RI/FS including scoping, project quality objectives, workplans, and explosive safety submissions
  • The terrestrial RI conceptual site model, anomaly detection technologies, investigation considerations, technology selection, and data collection
  • The terrestrial FS, MEC Hazard Assessment, development, screening and evaluation of response options
  • The underwater RI conceptual site model, detection technologies, investigation considerations, technology selection, and data collection
  • The underwater FS, development, screening and evaluation of response options
  • The RI/FS report
  • Case studies

Personnel Eligible:
Target Audience is Personnel who plan, scope, or oversee response actions at an MRS contaminated with MEC and MC. This includes RPMs, Remedial Technical Managers (RTMs), BRAC Environmental Coordinators (BECs), and Engineers in Charge (EICs). The course curriculum is designed for personnel who have at least six months experience and who have previously attended the CECOS Munitions Response Site Management Workshop.

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NA 8/28/2018 8/30/2018 San Diego, CA

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Ecological Risk Assessment

CIN: A-4A-0081

Course Description:
This course provides attendees with information on Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) and its use in the IR program. Instruction includes discussion on:

  • ERA components,
  • how the risk manager and risk assessor decide what is needed for a site-specific ERA,
  • technical oversight that should be included in the ERA
  • how the tasks of the ERA should be performed,
  • how to estimate risk based on the results of the ERA,
  • and how the ERA fits within required regulatory processes such as RI/FS (CERCLA) and RFI/CMS (RCRA).

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335V 6/12/2018 6/14/2018 Norfolk, VA

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ENV Sampling Design & Data Quality Assurance

CIN: Air Force ENV 441

Course Description:
This 4.5 day course is ISEERB approved and has been reviewed by subject matter experts from the ISEERB components and found suitable to all. This course is a combination of the two related but formerly separate courses: Data Quality Objectives (DQOs) and Managing Environmental Quality Assurance. This course stresses the connection between the DQO process and the management of quality assurance.

DQOs refers to a seven-step planning process developed by EPA to ensure that the type, quantity, and quality of environmental data used in decision making are appropriate for the intended application. Although the DQO process was developed as part of the Superfund remediation effort, the process can be applied to emergency response and industrial hygiene scenarios. This course introduces the student to the DQO process, reviews statistical concepts such as hypothesis testing, describes sampling strategies and, through the use of case studies and computer-based exercises, allows the student to apply the process to site remediation, emergency response, and industrial hygiene situations.

Managing environmental quality assurance describes how to develop, implement, and manage an environmental QA/QC program for field and laboratory sampling and testing. This part of the curriculum consists of classroom lectures and group exercises. Attention is given to updating students to new laws, policies, and laboratory practices that impact the development and implementation of a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). Laboratory issues are given more attention than field issues. The management of a QA/QC program is given more attention than the analytical chemistry and statistics that are used to implement a QA/QC program.

This course is approved by the Interservice Environmental Education Review Board (ISEERB), the Naval Civil Engineering Corps Officers School (CECOS), the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), and it is accredited by the American Board of Industrial Hygienists (4.5 CEUs).

The course training objectives include:

  • Summarize project planning, implementation and assessment requirements for environmental cleanup site activities using the reference materials provided in the course materials.
  • Identify project design management practices for environmental cleanup sites using reference materials and checklists provided. The reference materials and checklists are from EPA and DoD program documents.
  • Identify project implementation management practices for environmental cleanup sites using the reference materials provided.
  • Identify procedures to acquire technically and legally defensible data using practices to environmental clean-up projects.

Personnel Eligible:

  • Quality Assurance Personnel
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Environmental Contract Officers Technical Representatives (COTR)
  • On-Scene Coordinators
  • Site Assessment Managers
  • Resource Conservation Recover Act (RCRA) Facility Managers
  • Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) Preparers, Reviewers
  • Environmental Project Team Members
  • Other personnel who plan, scope, review, and implement and assess site cleanup projects.

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NA 4/2/2018 4/6/2018 Norfolk, VA
NA 7/16/2018 7/20/2018 San Diego, CA

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DOD Endangered Species Act (ESA) Implementation Course

CIN: N/A

Course Description:
This course highlights the DoD Components’ responsibilities for complying with ESA requirements on installations. During the course, participants will learn about important topics such as ESA Section 7 consultations, critical habitat designations, and major sections of the ESA, including:

  • Section 4: How the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service determine if a species warrants listing as endangered or threatened
  • Section 7: Interagency cooperation
  • Section 10: Permits and exceptions

The course also explains the ways in which the ESA relates to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Administrative Procedures Act, including creating and maintaining a complete Administrative Record. Through case studies from the Army, Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps, course participants will learn strategies for facilitating regulator and stakeholder cooperation while protecting natural resources to ensure no net loss in mission capability. Specific case studies include red-cockaded woodpecker management on Army lands, a USFWS consultation for U.S. Marine Corps build-up on Guam and the Mariana Islands, and Air Force coordination with a USFWS liaison to manage forest structure and expand red-cockaded woodpecker colonies.

This course is approved by the DoD Natural Resources Program, and all instructional materials have been reviewed and approved by the Military Services and the Deputy General Counsel (Environment, Energy & Installations).

Personnel Eligible:

The target audience for this advanced training is DoD personnel (and participants sponsored by DoD) with existing knowledge of, and experience with, the ESA.

This course is available online only to those with access to the secure side of DENIX, and can be accessed at: https://www.denix.osd.mil/denix_secure/nr/TrainingMaterials/NaturalResourcesProgramTrainingCourses/ESA2016.cfm.

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WENV 160 Qualified Recycling Program Management (ISEERB approved for all DoD Components)

Course Description:
This inter-service course delivers principles and methods to assist students in planning and operating a QRP.

The course focuses on identifying materials eligible for QRP recycling; understanding regulations; collecting, sorting, and processing; working with the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services; conducting direct sales; recordkeeping and budgeting.

OBJECTIVE: For each student to understand the Department of Defense requirements for operating a Qualified Recycling Program (QRP). Students should understand how to plan and operate a QRP.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE: Installation/Regional QRP Manager (or alternate), Installation/Regional Solid Waste Manager (or alternate), QRP Auditors.

SECONDARY AUDIENCE: QRP Personnel, Civil Engineering/Public Works/Facilities Operations/Environmental personnel who oversee QRP planning, programming, budgeting and execution.

GRADE: No restrictions

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: WENV 160 17C will be located in Pensacola FL.

DELIVERY METHOD: Resident

COURSE CREDIT: 2.5 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards.

THERE WILL BE AN OFFERING HELD ON 31 JULY – 03 AUGUST 2017 AT NAS PENSACOLA, NAVY GATEWAY INN & SUITES CONFERENCE FACILITY Bldg. 3249 BOQ ROAD, FROM 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. TO REGISTER FOR THIS OFFERING, PLEASE GO TO THE AFIT WEBSITE: https://www.afit.edu/CE/Course_Desc.cfm?p=WENV%20160