43 training found

Training

  • Remediation / Toxicology

  • Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

    Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

    This workshop provides attendees with management and remediation solutions to contaminants in both marine and freshwater sediments including the effects of remediation on the benthic environment. All aspects of contaminated sediments will be reviewed, including determination of contaminant sources, site characterization, remedial technology selection, monitoring, and demonstration of the effectiveness of remedial technology. Participants will come away...

  • Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology

    Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology

    This introductory course provides participants with a strong foundation of aquatic toxicology and how these concepts are applied to managing pollutants in aquatic environments. The course covers terminology, common test designs, and endpoints such as lethality and endocrine disruption. Important legacy and emerging pollutants of concern such as heavy metals, organic pesticides, PAHs, PCBs, PBDEs, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and...

  • Ecological Risk Assessment Series: Introduction and Advanced RECORDED

    Ecological Risk Assessment Series: Introduction and Advanced RECORDED

    **This is a download of 6 recorded two-hour webinar sessions (3 two-hour webinar sessions for the Introduction course and 3 two-hour webinar sessions for the Advanced course). The sessions were presented live in March 2015. The download includes the full content of the live sessions and the course material booket in .pdf format.** Course material can be downloaded immediately after payment is made. Registrants will receive a certificate of completion and...

  • Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

    Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

    In this 2-day course, attendees will learn and review both the technical and regulatory approaches to completing ecological risk assessments. Participants will come away with an understanding of the planning and preparation process for the completion of an ERA, including data development needs, selection of endpoints, and the development of lines of evidence. Understanding the topics covered will give attendees the ability to accurately assess the...

  • Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

    Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

    This workshop provides attendees with management and remediation solutions to contaminants in both marine and freshwater sediments including the effects of remediation on the benthic environment. All aspects of contaminated sediments will be reviewed, including determination of contaminant sources, site characterization, remedial technology selection, monitoring, and demonstration of the effectiveness of remedial technology. Participants will come away...

  • Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation

    Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation

    In this 1-day course, attendees will learn what characterizes a “Brownfield” project, how it differs from a conventional “Greenfield” real estate transaction, and why it would be desirable for a public entity or private investor to pursue a Brownfield.

  • Groundwater Contamination and Remediation: Principles and Practices

    Groundwater Contamination and Remediation: Principles and Practices

    In this 2-day course, attendees will learn the basic principles of contaminant geohydrology, fate and transport, and groundwater remediation. This course will cover the scope of the groundwater contamination problem in the United States, the drivers that mandate addressing these problems, and the technical constraints and practical solutions to remediate these problems. Participants will be exposed to basic concepts of hydrogeology and contaminant...

  • Ecological Risk Assessment-An Introduction: Webinar

    Ecological Risk Assessment-An Introduction: Webinar

    This introductory course will be focused on the general policy and technical approaches to conducting an ecological risk assessment.  It will provide a broad overview of the ecological risk assessment (ERA) process as it is used in evaluating potential environmental risks and liabilities associated with hazardous waste sites using the basic ERA paradigm as outlined in USEPA’s Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (ERAGS). ...

  • Air

  • Contaminant Vapor Migration and Intrusion Course

    Contaminant Vapor Migration and Intrusion Course

    This course provides an overview of the vapor intrusion exposure pathway including its scientific foundation, regulatory framework, and the technical aspects of investigating and remediating contaminated vapor sites. The class will cover topics such as: screening sites for potential vapor intrusion concerns, conducting field investigations, sampling techniques, data analyses, exposure point calculations, the Johnson and Ettinger predictive model,...

  • Air Quality Analysis

    Air Quality Analysis

    Pollutants, Meteorological Factors, Chemistry and Air Pollution History. This course provides a broad overview of air quality analysis as practiced in the US. After completing the course, participants will have gained an understanding of the basic terminology used in air quality analyses, will be familiar with the various interrelated aspects of air pollution control, and will have an excellent foundation for future endeavors in the air quality field.

  • The Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway: A Practical Guide

    The Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway: A Practical Guide

    Dr. Blayne Hartman from Hartman Environmental Geoscience will be providing a comprehensive and practical training class on how to understand and assess the Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway. The workshop will include presentations by EPA representatives and potentially WA-ECY staff on the agency’s vapor intrusion guidance/policy. The course will also cover ramifications of the new ASTM Phase 1 Standard relating to the vapor encroachment condition in...

  • Policy & Regulations

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): Writing the Perfect EA/FONSI, or EIS

    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): Writing the Perfect EA/FONSI, or EIS

    This training course will present the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) practitioner with a set of practical skills for preparing either an Environmental Assessment (EA) / Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and includes all the required content, as well as practical skills for safely leaving out unnecessary content. NEPA lessons will come from various project examples. Major themes include: how to...

  • Model Toxics Control Act: An Introduction

    Model Toxics Control Act: An Introduction

    The objective of this one day workshop is to introduce environmental consultants, federal, state and local government staff, and members of the general public to Washington's Model Toxics Control Act (WAC 173-340). This workshop will provide an overview of the MTCA administrative requirements and associated cleanup standards. Participants will also learn the MTCA remedy selection process and public involvement requirements. Both instructors have a deep...

  • Model Toxics Control Act: Establishing Soil, Groundwater, and Surface Water Cleanup

    Model Toxics Control Act: Establishing Soil, Groundwater, and Surface Water Cleanup

    This course provides attendees with an in-depth understanding of the procedures for establishing cleanup levels and points of compliance under the Model Toxics Control Act (WAC 173-340). The course covers procedures for establishing cleanup levels using Methods A, B, and C for groundwater, surface water and soil, as well as an overview of recent rule revisions related to dioxins/furans, PCBs, and carcinogenic PAHs. Additionally, the terrestrial...

  • Introduction to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

    Introduction to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

    This workshop provides an applied overview of the California Environmental Quality Act, with an emphasis on the process and technical requirements of an environmental impact assessment. The course will begin with a brief background on environmental impact assessment in the U.S. and of CEQA's regulatory context, followed by an overview of various approaches used in scoping and preparing environmental impact assessments under CEQA. Students will examine...

  • Advanced NEPA-Taking the National Environmental Policy Act to the Next Level

    Advanced NEPA-Taking the National Environmental Policy Act to the Next Level

    You’ve been to training on the basics, the fundamentals, the essentials, the step-by-step. You’ve been to refreshers and updates. It’s time to take the National Environmental Policy Act to the next level – Advanced NEPA. NEPA is often criticized for costing too much, taking too long, and accomplishing too little. If you have any role in the NEPA process, you have a stake in the answers discussed in this seminar. You are encouraged to bring...

  • NWETC - Writing Policies and Procedures-April 19-20, 2016

    NWETC - Writing Policies and Procedures-April 19-20, 2016

    Clear, concise, and current policies and procedures save time and money, reduce confusion and liability, and stabilize staff action despite turnover. In this two-day workshop, any staff member will learn to write rules and directions that people can understand and use. The course prepares participants to think through policies and procedures, task outlines more effectively, and write them in a more readable style. Come learn the most popular format for...

  • Chemistry

  • Emerging Contaminants Workshop

    Emerging Contaminants Workshop

    In this one-day workshop, we will explore the topic of emerging contaminants related to soil and groundwater remediation.  Over the past few years, several agencies and organizations have released strategies and recommendations related to emerging contaminants.  In general, emerging contaminants are ones for which incomplete toxicity data exists or for which new data has been released. Emerging contaminants could also be from a new source or have a newly...

  • NWETC - Collecting and Handling of Water Samples for Trace Metal Analysis

    NWETC - Collecting and Handling of Water Samples for Trace Metal Analysis

    This course is designed for anyone collecting ambient water samples for the analysis of low-level total and dissolved mercury and other trace metals, as well as various metals species (including methylmercury and inorganic arsenic species). This one-day course will include a half-day in a classroom with lectures covering the circumstances in which low-level detection limits would be desired or required, EPA analytical methods that must be used, proper...

  • NWETC - CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training 2-Day in Oregon

    NWETC - CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training 2-Day in Oregon

    NWETC’s 2-day CESCL course is a dynamic interaction between traditional classroom style and hands-on exercises. Day 1 is spent in the classroom discussing impacts of erosion and sedimentation, regulations, CESCL responsibilities and examining the most up-to-date techniques in the management of sediment and construction sites through BMP descriptions and case studies. In this Oregon course, we will examine BMPs and regulations specific to managing...

  • Biology

  • Pacific Salmonids: Spawning Habitat Restoration

    Pacific Salmonids: Spawning Habitat Restoration

    How can we restore form and function to rivers, streams, and wetlands that support Pacific Salmon? This course provides the intellectual tools to tackle assessment monitoring and restoration design of Pacific salmonid habitat. History of salmonid habitat restoration – How long have salmon issues been issues? How have we responded? What’s been working and what hasn’t? Ecohydraulics – How does stream flow affect salmonid ecology and...

  • Habitat Site Restoration

    Habitat Site Restoration

    This 2-day course provides participants first with a broad overview of Site Restoration/Mitigation, and then expands to an examination of specific steps used for innovative restoration and mitigation planning and implementation, applicable to western North America.

  • Habitat Restoration Webinar Series 2015: Planning and Implementing a Successful Restoration Plan

    Habitat Restoration Webinar Series 2015: Planning and Implementing a Successful Restoration Plan

    Part 1: Creating A Restoration Plan: (6 hours, 3 sessions) Habitat restoration/mitigation programs should address all aspects of a site’s ecosystem, rather than simply enhancing a particular species or group of species. With this in mind, the course material is designed to introduce a complete approach. Attendees will learn to assess site needs, and to create a plan that addresses them using the complete approach. However, since there are times when...

  • Technical / Software

  • MTCA Spreadsheets Workshop

    MTCA Spreadsheets Workshop

    This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of the 3- and 4-phase partitioning models specified under the Washington State Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). Both models are prescribed in MTCA as predictive tools for deriving soil cleanup levels that are protective of groundwater. Participants will have their own computer workstation to apply their knowledge to case study data during numerous hands-on...

  • ArcGIS 10: Geoprocessing-Advanced Techniques for Environmental Applications- Nov 16-18, 2015

    ArcGIS 10: Geoprocessing-Advanced Techniques for Environmental Applications- Nov 16-18, 2015

    This course is designed for intermediate to advanced GIS users to explore advanced ArcGIS techniques for geoprocessing. We will start with ArcToolbox, work into Model Builder, and then into Python scripting. It is expected that upon completion of this course each student will have an in depth understanding model builder and introduction into Python scripting in ArcGIS. After completing this course students will be able to: Automatically create...

  • ArcGIS 10: An Introduction to Environmental Applications

    ArcGIS 10: An Introduction to Environmental Applications

    This 3-day hands-on class introduces participants to the environmental applications of ESRI's ArcGIS 10 software. The course will build upon a discussion of general concepts and vocabulary to form a comprehensive overview of ArcGIS 10’s functions and uses in the environmental field. Each participant will have their own computer workstation to create, edit, display and analyze real world environmental data during numerous hands-on exercises. On the third...

  • Visualizing and Analyzing Environmental Data with R

    Visualizing and Analyzing Environmental Data with R

    This course is designed for participants who wish to gain beginning to intermediate skills in using R for manipulating, visualizing and analyzing their environmental data.  R is a comprehensive statistical programming language that is cooperatively developed on the Internet as an open source project. This freely available statistical package R is a powerful tool and is projected to become the most widely used statistical software.

  • Statistics Refresher-Summary of Elementary Statistics

    Statistics Refresher-Summary of Elementary Statistics

    In this course we will review the principles of statistics and survey a variety of common analysis methods. Readers and consumers of statistics want to understand what analyses were done, why they were chosen, and what they mean. Statistical practitioners will receive a broad methodological refresher without getting bogged down in detailed mathematics or computing. We will also discuss the intent, applicability and meaning of various analyses and note...

  • Communication & Management

  • NWETC - Lean and Green Introductory Certification

    NWETC - Lean and Green Introductory Certification

    This course will be presented online as a live webinar in six 2-hour sessions. Sessions will be recorded and will be available to all enrolled attendees.** All classes will be from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Pacific (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain) (12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central) and (1 p.m.-3 p.m. Eastern). Registrants will receive login information no later than 48 hours before the start of the first session. All sessions will be recorded, and will be available to...

  • Collaborative Negotiations and Conflict Management for Environmental Professionals

    Collaborative Negotiations and Conflict Management for Environmental Professionals

    This dynamic, hands-on workshop gives attendees an understanding of effective ways to deal with difficult situations and difficult people. Discussions, exercises, lectures, and mock negotiation make this workshop interactive, fun, and productive, and provide extensive practice with skills that can be applied immediately. Attendees will learn collaborative negotiations skills that will allow them to look out for their own interests and preserve...

  • When the Heat is On: Persuasive Speaking on Environmental Risk, Controversies, and High-Stakes Topics:

    When the Heat is On: Persuasive Speaking on Environmental Risk, Controversies, and High-Stakes Topics:

    The person who defines the future is the person whose message is perceived as the most sensible way forward—make sure that person is you. Every time you open your mouth, you are managing two reputations: your personal reputation and the reputation of your organization. Whether you are presenting to stakeholders, clients, elected officials, or the media, you need to speak convincingly, with confidence, and with credibility. This course will help you gain...

  • Water

  • Waters of the United States Webinar-Recorded

    Waters of the United States Webinar-Recorded

    This course is a recording of a live webinar presented in September, 2015. There are three 2-hour sessions. All paid registrants will receive a certificate of completion of 0.6 CEU's. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act… The rule will ensure protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability...

  • CESCL: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training

    CESCL: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training

    CESCL certification is required by the Washington State Department of Ecology, Construction Stormwater General Permit for personnel responsible for monitoring stormwater at construction sites disturbing one or more acres of land, or are part of a larger common plan of development. NWETC’s 2-day CESCL course is a dynamic interaction between traditional classroom style lecture and hands-on field exercises. Interactive dialogue between the...

  • CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Re-Certification

    CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Re-Certification

    This exciting course examines the most up-to-date techniques in the management of sediment and construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) card, good for three years. CESCL certification is required in the state of Washington by the Washington State Department of Ecology for personnel responsible for construction stormwater inspections and sampling at construction sites....

  • Wetlands Permitting

    Wetlands Permitting

    This 1-day course provides participants with a general overview of the development of Federal and State environmental laws and recent agency guidance, as well as recent changes to laws and policies. Attendees will review key terms that will help determine jurisdictional limits or exemptions to permitting, and will be introduced to the various aquatic resource permits that may be used for various site development projects. Time will also be spent covering...

  • The Ecological Significance of High Flows on Alluvial Rivers

    The Ecological Significance of High Flows on Alluvial Rivers

    This dynamic and hands-on course provides an introduction to the science of flood dynamics and why they are important to stream and river ecology. High flows flush organic matter from the channel, maintain channel geometry by transporting sediment, form new channels by geomorphic processes, and provide essential conditions for fish migration and spawning.

  • Wetlands Delineation

    Wetlands Delineation

    *This course includes both classroom and field activities. This course focuses on use of the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual and updated regional supplements as applied in the field and how to make a wetland call. This course combines 1½ days of classroom lecture with a one-half day field exercise to give attendees the basic knowledge and experience they will need to properly delineate and document wetlands. Recent changes in...

  • NWETC -  	CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training 2-Day in Oregon

    NWETC - CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training 2-Day in Oregon

    NWETC’s 2-day CESCL course is a dynamic interaction between traditional classroom style and hands-on exercises. Day 1 is spent in the classroom discussing impacts of erosion and sedimentation, regulations, CESCL responsibilities and examining the most up-to-date techniques in the management of sediment and construction sites through BMP descriptions and case studies. In this Oregon course, we will examine BMPs and regulations specific to managing...

  • NWETC - Chemically Contaminated Drinking Water in the U.S.-Recording

    NWETC - Chemically Contaminated Drinking Water in the U.S.-Recording

    Contaminated drinking water has been in the news nationally in recent months. In this 4-hour webinar, attendees will learn basic information about public (and private) water supplies and treatment for contaminants; brief history of contamination of drinking water supplies; key characteristics of lead (Pb) and perfluorinateds (specifically PFOS and PFOA); an overview of socioeconomic aspects of drinking water contamination; and current observations about...