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  • CHEM-410 Mar 24, 2016 | NWETC
    what is meant by the term emerging contaminants We will compare and contrast emerging contaminants of concern in surface water soil and groundwater 10 00 10 10 am Break 10 10 12 00 pm Part 2 Agency response to emerging contaminants In this part we will discuss how agencies such as the U S EPA and DoD are working to develop approaches for dealing with emerging contaminants We will review recent meetings on emerging contaminants and indicate specific contaminants that are of most concern to various agencies 12 00 1 00 pm Lunch 1 00 2 00 pm Part 3 Profiles of emerging contaminants We will review sources of data on emerging contaminants including EPA s Technical Fact Sheets on individual contaminants and information from other programs such as DoD s Chemical and Material Risk Management Program 2 10 2 20 pm Break 2 20 3 20 pm Part 4 Chemical and physical properties of emerging contaminants The chemical and physical properties of emerging contaminants will be discussed along with how these compare to more traditional contaminants 3 20 3 30 pm Break 3 30 4 30 pm Part 5 Case studies of emerging contaminants The last part of the workshop will present several case studies of emerging contaminants to illustrate concepts of fate and transport in soil and groundwater systems along with remediation approaches Note For most of the workshop the focus is on contaminants from a soil and groundwater remediation perspective e g 1 4 dioxane fluorinated organic compounds TCE and nanomaterials rather than a surface water perspective e g pharmaceuticals and personal care products About the Instructor Pamela Schultz PhD Dr Pamela Schultz is an environmental chemist and engineer with over 20 years of experience working in government industry and consulting She obtained her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Providence College in 1992 and her master s degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University in 1996 She worked as a senior environmental engineer at Merck Co Inc conducting contaminant fate and transport modeling and human health risk assessments for air permitting and remediation projects She later joined RTI International as a research environmental engineer conducting multimedia fate and transport modeling to support U S EPA decision making In 2011 she received her PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina studying the behavior of dense non aqueous liquids in soil and groundwater What to Bring Pen or pencil coffee mug and a water bottle to reduce waste Drinks and snacks will be provided each day Lunch will be on your own Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC If You Need to Cancel Cancellations With 31 or

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  • CAPOL-301 Mar 29, 2016 | NWETC
    Great energy a wealth of knowledge and real world experience humor I most appreciated his openness to thoughtful answers to all questions and to the ethical foundation of CEQA work M Oakes September 2013 The course gave me more in depth knowledge of CEQA the process and new potential changes completing the course will enable me to more effectively conduct my job C Peterson Feb 2013 Registration reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes government agencies and nonprofits students and NAEP members If you are having trouble registering online please call Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 ext 103 Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics Review of CEQA Basics History of CEQA Walk through of CEQA process How when NEPA fits in CEQA Documents hands on examination and discussion Initial study and environmental assessment Negative Declarations Mitigated Negative Declarations and Exemptions Draft Environmental Impact Reports Final Environmental Impact Reports The CEQA findings Relevant NEPA documents Overview of the Analytical Process for Environmental Impact Assessment Identifying setting impacts mitigation alternatives California Land Use Regulations and Other Common Permits and their relationship to CEQA and NEPA General plan Zoning Other entitlements Common Environmental Impact Review Deficiencies CEQA s Environmental Impact Assessment Process Identifying the project under CEQA Scoping Determining significance Screening Public review of the draft EIR Preparation of the final EIR EIR certification findings and project approval under CEQA Post decision monitoring CEQA time limits Summary of major differences between CEQA NEPA processes Citizens remedies Key Players and their Roles in the CEQA Process Public agencies Environmental consultants and other experts Political players The public Interacting with the players Successful project management strategies Critical Review of CEQA Documents Reviewing documents for content and regulatory compliance Identifying deficiencies in environmental impact documents Lessons learned from CEQA case law About the Instructor Richard Grassetti Richard Grassetti is an environmental planner with over 32 years experience in environmental impact analysis and regulatory compliance He is a recognized expert in the CEQA process and has served as an expert witness on CEQA and planning issues in California Through his firm Grassetti Environmental Consulting GECo he manages the preparation of CEQA and NEPA documents as well as the numerous local agency planning and permitting documents In addition to his consulting practice Mr Grassetti serves as adjunct faculty in environmental studies at California State University East Bay He has presented numerous papers on environmental impact assessment at statewide and international conferences What to Bring Please bring a pen or pencil and notepad if you would like to take notes you may also choose to take notes in your book Lunch will be on your own but drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first

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  • REM 405-406WR 2016 | NWETC
    environmental professionals including but not limited to environmental consultants environmental lawyers governmental employees and environmental students who may have the opportunity to manage or oversee the development of or will actually be completing an ecological risk assessment See more at http nwetc contentshelf com product product I140422000002C73 sthash gUlITrY1 dpuf Both courses are intended for those environmental professionals including but not limited to environmental consultants environmental lawyers governmental employees and environmental students who may have the opportunity to manage or oversee the development of or will actually be completing an ecological risk assessment See more at http nwetc contentshelf com product product I140422000002C73 sthash gUlITrY1 dpuf Both courses are intended for those environmental professionals including but not limited to environmental consultants environmental lawyers governmental employees and environmental students who may have the opportunity to manage or oversee the development of or will actually be completing an ecological risk assessment See more at http nwetc contentshelf com product product I140422000002C73 sthash gUlITrY1 dpuf Continuing Education Units 1 20 CEUs More Information Course Topics Introductory Sessions Regulatory requirements General overview of ecological risk assessment Review of the 8 step ERAGS process Problem formulation Conceptual site models Characterization of exposure Characterization of ecological effects Risk characterization Uncertainty analysis Special circumstances Advanced Sessions Overview of the ERAGS process Data requirements in an ecological risk assessment Development of lines of evidence Matrix sampling Biological surveys Benthic invertebrate surveys Toxicity testing Food chain modeling Development of weight of evidence risk conclusions Preparation of the ecological risk assessment About the Instructor Charles R Harman P W S A terrestrial ecologist Charles Harman has over 23 years of experience in the environmental consulting field Chuck specializes in natural resource related assessment and management activities including ecological risk assessments sediment evaluations biological assessments natural resource damage assessments wetlands management and ecological restorations He is responsible for the completion of ecological risk assessment projects and wetlands evaluations at hazardous waste sites and industrial facilities around the country He utilizes his expertise in vertebrate zoology and physiology botany and applied and systems ecology in the development of ecological risk assessments at CERCLA RCRA and other hazardous waste sites Chuck has conducted ecological risk assessments using a variety of USEPA headquarters regional program and State methodologies and has been involved at sites ranging in physical location from New England to the tropics and has focused on terrestrial aquatic and wetland systems Chuck has also managed the assessment of potential impacts to natural resources as part of complex Environmental Assessment EA projects under NEPA or Department of Defense related regulations Projects have included energy related activities such as wind farm development and LNG terminal siting as well as large scale construction and development He has been actively involved in the design and construction of both mitigation wetlands and constructed wetlands for treatment purposes He has designed and managed wetland restoration projects as part of remediation activities including red maple swamps freshwater marshes and coastal emergent marshes Chuck has assisted clients in the evaluation

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  • CHEM-545 Apr 4-5, 2016 | NWETC
    Additional information required for successful environmental investigations Age dating of contaminants successful and unsuccessful techniques including presence or absence of certain compounds atmospheric contaminants radioactive isotopes tree ring dating Monitoring site remediation most appropriate techniques Natural attenuation Case Histories State specific cases About the Instructor Paul Philp PhD Dr Philp is an instructor and researcher whose research interests include Petroleum Environmental and Forensic geochemistry with the emphasis on molecular and isotopic characterization of oils gases rock extracts and contaminants for the purposes of source determination characterization of depositional environments maturity biodegradation and for correlation purposes He has been a Professor of Petroleum Geochemistry at the University of Oklahoma since 1987 and in addition has presented papers at a number of International meetings He has taught a number of Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry courses in the following countries and to the following companies Yacimentos Petroleo Fiscales Buenos Aires Argentina China at invitation of Academia Sinica to lecture at various institutes and universities Japanese National Oil Company in Tokyo Petrobras Brazil New Zealand Geological Survey on petroleum geochemistry INTEVP Caracas Venezuela Taiwanese National Oil Company Taipei Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation Dar es Salem Tanzania Peruvian National Oil Company ARAMCO Saudi Arabia Ecopetrol Colombia Petronas Malaysia Indonesian Petroleum Association Shengli oil field China Petrovietnam Hanoi and HoChiMinh City Sonatrach Algeria What to Bring Drinks and snacks will be provided each day Lunch will be on your own Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC If You Need to

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  • Paul Philp, PhD | NWETC
    Site Characterization and Remediation Leadership Management Facilitation Skills For Environmental Professionals Persuasive Communication and Presentation of Environmental Projects Collaborative Negotiation Skills for Environmental Professionals Conflict Resolution Skills for Environmental Professionals Collaborative Negotiations and Conflict Management for Environmental Professionals When the Heat is On Persuasive Speaking on Environmental Risk Controversies and High Stakes Topics Facilitating Remote and Online Meetings Essential Success Skills Effective Speaking When The Heat is On Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Introduction to Process Improvement Webinar RECORDED Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Tools for Process Improvement Course 2 RECORDED Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Full Series Webinar Recording New Test of the Testiest Tests Public Relations and Collaboration Challenges Intensive Facilitating Online and Remote Meetings Webinar RECORDED Policy Regulations MTCA Spreadsheets Workshop Oregon Erosion and Sediment Control 1200 C Permit Workshop Writing Policies and Procedures Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction Introduction to the California Environmental Quality Act CEQA Model Toxics Control Act An Introduction Model Toxics Control Act Establishing Soil Groundwater and Surface Water Cleanup New Approaches and Implementation Methods for Municipal Stormwater Management NEPA CEQA Integration National Environmental Policy Act NEPA Writing the Perfect EA FONSI or EIS Industrial Stormwater Management Workshop Advanced NEPA Taking the National Environmental Policy Act to the Next Level Natural Resource Damage Assessment Workshop Writing a Quality Assurance Project Plan QAPP NEPA Writing and Evaluating an EIS or EA FONSI Remediation Toxicology Principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Environmental Field Programs Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation Groundwater Contamination and Remediation Principles and Practices Ecological Risk Assessment An Introduction Webinar Ecological Risk Assessment Advanced Webinar Assessing Contaminants in Subsistence Resources Ecological Risk Assessment Series Introduction and Advanced RECORDED

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  • GHYD-350 Apr 5-6, 2016 | NWETC
    half day field exercise which takes place on the afternoon of day 2 provides attendees with real world experience applying the concepts discussed in the classroom The field site visit will focus on the 1987 Manual and appropriate regional supplements There will be opportunities for attendees to complete several data points using the new regional supplement data forms Attendees will use the 1987 manual to compare and highlight any changes in analysis and also learn methods to present to the Corps if a site meets the Regional Supplement wetland criteria but not the 1987 Manual criteria This combination of classroom lecture field demonstration and participation exercises gives attendees the basic knowledge and experience they will need to follow the delineation methods as outlined in the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual Please bring a laptop computer a Munsell Soil Color Chart and a spade The instructor has the ability to provide applicable hands on experience Anonymous March 2014 Jim is very knowledgeable and comes with a lot of experience He was friendly and open to questions and discussion He gave a lot of anecdotes from his work as a consultant it was good to have a consultant instruct the class C Holmes June 2013 Continuing Education Units 1 50 CEUs More Information Course Topics Introduction to Wetlands Clean Water Act and other regulations Wetland Classification Wetland Delineation Methods 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual Regional Supplement Wetland Field Data Forms Wetland Indicators Hydrophytic Vegetation Wetland Hydrology Hydric Soils Wetland Jurisdiction Field Exercise About the Instructor James Carsner Jim Carsner is a graduate of the University of Washington College of Fisheries and certified Professional Wetland Scientist with over 30 years of diverse professional experience in environmental consulting throughout the Northwest His work has involved projects throughout Oregon and Washington and in Idaho California and Montana Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Weed Association and instructed courses on FIFRA for the National Recreation and Parks Maintenance Management School and Montana Department of Agriculture with emphasis on Aquatic Plant Management Jim has extensive experience in aquatic management practices and permitting including chemical and non chemical approaches He s experienced in wetland and stream delineations project planning and design and mitigation and restoration planning His extensive experience also includes design permitting regulatory coordination and construction and mitigation monitoring What to Bring Munsell Soil Color Chart Spade and a laptop computer Please also bring a p en or pencil and paper to take notes if you do not want to take notes in your manual Drinks and snacks will be provided each day Lunch will be on your own during the classroom day and a box lunch will be provided on the field day Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are

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  • RCOM-452 Apr 5-6, 2016 | NWETC
    advance of an event such as a formal briefing or prepared speech The second day focuses on the advanced skills for making impromptu presentations You will learn how to present yourself and your information in the best possible way with techniques used by professional speakers Over the course of the sessions attendees will learn five impromptu speaking models and stagecraft techniques used by professional speakers These are designed to help you think on your feet and to quickly articulate your thoughts vital skills especially in communicating about environmental risk and other controversial hot topic issues Environmental professionals have important information and an important message for stakeholders and decision makers Make sure prepared statements are clear and confident and spur of the moment communications stick in the minds of your audience Come prepared to learn from the instructor and learn from one another in a highly interactive and fun workshop where you will get the chance to practice and receive helpful coaching to improve your personal skill set Instructor is clearly skilled in the field and adept at conveying the material J Corwin April 2014 Great instructor Lots of great information delivered well C Marchand April 2014 Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics The focus for Day 1 is communication skills for those occasions when there is time to prepare in advance of the event Day 1 covers Having open discussions on controversial topics such as environmental risk management The reasons why environmental risk and other controversies present unique and difficult communication challenges Audience analysis Developing effective formal briefings using three different models Writing effective one page briefing sheets Delivering a motivational speech when you need to inspire action Individual practice sessions reinforcing skills learned Day 2 focuses on skills for occasions when you have to speak in the moment Setting up presentations in a public meeting for success Five models for handling impromptu speaking especially when yours is a hot topic Handling the media interview PowerPoint and other media skills that work Stagecraft and non verbals that professional speakers use Practice sessions reinforcing the skills learned About the Instructor Michael Fraidenburg Mike Fraidenburg designs and delivers facilitation services ranging in format from small technical and task oriented workgroups to large audience conferences He has extensive experience facilitating science intensive issues and as a certified mediator using interest based bargaining techniques to create consensus in his facilitations His facilitation experience includes international scientific review panels discovery and coordination meetings of regional groups e g data managers programmers statisticians and program evaluations and strategic planning Mike has been facilitating online meetings to collect citizen participation input create consensus opinions of advisory groups conduct strategic and operational planning and for training other facilitators in online facilitation techniques What to Bring Pen or pencil and paper to take notes if you do not want to write in your manual Drinks and snacks will be provided each day Lunch will be on your own Billing Information In order to guarantee a

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  • STAT-102 Apr 5, 2016 | NWETC
    interpretation Specific topics include basic statistical principles hypothesis testing confidence intervals linear regression logistic regression contingency table analysis multivariate methods and statistical graphics as time permits Continuing Education Units 0 60 CEUs More Information Course Topics Basic statistical principles Hypothesis testing Confidence intervals Linear regression Logistic regression Contingency table analysis Multivariate methods Statistical graphics About the Instructor Geof Givens Ph D Dr Geof Givens is a statistician with broad expertise in applied statistics and particular interest in statistical methods for conservation biology ecology and the environment After retiring as Emeritus Associate Professor of Statistics from Colorado State University he founded Givens Statistical Solutions LLC where he leads a diverse array of scientific projects He has authored over 120 journal articles and scientific reports along with the bestselling textbook Computational Statistics which is used in over 25 countries He has served as US Delegate to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission since 1992 where he has made major contributions to cetacean management worldwide What to Bring No Special Requirements Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC If You Need to Cancel Cancellations With 31 or more days notice we will offer a 100 refund or credit towards a future course The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course With 30 8 days notice we will offer a course credit towards a future course The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course With

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