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  • POL-500 Jun 16, 2016 | NWETC
    and participants real examples to compare discuss review B Campbell March 2013 I liked the enthusiasm and extensive knowledge that applied to a wide range of projects K Becker October 2013 If you have any trouble registering please call 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 0 70 CEUs More Information Course Topics Types of questions that will be asked and answered What is an extraordinary circumstance that would take an action normally excluded out of consideration for categorical exclusion Is a no action alternative absolutely necessary in an environmental assessment What is an environmental baseline What is an appropriate alternative for a proposal involving unresolved conflicts over alternative uses of available resources What is an adverse environmental effect that cannot be avoided When is an issue or matter relevant and when is it not What is the threshold for supplementing an EA Can a programmatic EIS on a long term plan of actions be supplemented with dozens scores or even hundreds of EAs FONSIs on the many actions that implement the plan of actions over time If the plan of actions has significant consequences at what point does the accumulation of implementing actions become significant About the Instructor Owen Schmidt Owen L Schmidt BA MA JD has more than 32 years of service with the Federal Government He has served as Senior Counsel with the U S Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel in Portland Oregon where he advised the Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies in Washington and Oregon He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Oregon Before joining USDA in 1991 he was an attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration where he joined the legal staff after several years as an Environmental Specialist Mr Schmidt received his J D from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis Clark College 1977 and a B A 1969 and M A 1973 in biology from St Cloud State University Minnesota Mr Schmidt is a frequent author and lecturer on the National Environmental Policy Act He served as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association s Book Publication Committee for the Section of Environment Energy and Resources and as a Vice President for the Ninth Circuit The Federal Bar Association He was the Editor of Oregon Birds a quarterly journal of Oregon Field Ornithologists for 14 years 1985 99 and is a long time member of the Oregon Bird Records Committee What to Bring Pen or pencil and paper to take notes if you don t want to write in the manual 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

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  • POL-302 July 12-13, 2016 | NWETC
    May 2013 Liked the major points on how to write purpose and need determining alternatives and cumulative impacts Also on determining significance and disclosing methods M Worah July 2013 Reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes government agencies nonprofits students and NAEP members You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 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 DAY 1 Writing the Perfect FONSI Ultimate conclusions Basic conclusions Evidence Reasons Timing the NEPA process to the decision making process Idea Proposal Recommendation or report Decision action Monitoring supplements Eight good reasons not to prepare an EIS Writing the perfect EA or EIS Eight plain language questions any EA or EIS should readily answer Writing the perfect ROD Double winnowing SCOPE Alternatives Proposal for action Need underlying the proposal Action alternatives Alternative places to go Alternative ways to get there No action alternative Mitigation not included in the proposal Decision factors Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis Actions Reasons to lump Reasons to split Impacts Direct indirect and cumulative Increments to past other present and reasonably foreseeable future actions Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis continued Administrative Record DAY 2 SCOPE Alternatives Proposal for action Need underlying the proposal Action alternatives Alternative places to go Alternative ways to get there No action alternative Mitigation not included in the proposal Decision factors Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis Actions Reasons to lump Reasons to split Impacts Direct indirect and cumulative Increments to past other present and reasonably foreseeable future actions Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis continued Administrative Record About the Instructor Owen Schmidt Owen L Schmidt BA MA JD has more than 32 years of service with the Federal Government He has served as Senior Counsel with the U S Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel in Portland Oregon where he advised the Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies in Washington and Oregon He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Oregon Before joining USDA in 1991 he was an attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration where he joined the legal staff after several years as an Environmental Specialist Mr Schmidt received his J D from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis Clark College 1977 and a B A 1969 and M A 1973 in biology from St Cloud State University Minnesota Mr Schmidt is a frequent author and lecturer on the National Environmental Policy Act He served as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association s Book Publication Committee for the Section of Environment Energy and Resources and as a Vice President for the Ninth Circuit The Federal Bar Association He was the Editor of Oregon Birds a quarterly journal of Oregon Field Ornithologists for 14 years 1985 99 and is a long time

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  • POL-500 Jul 14, 2016 | NWETC
    and participants real examples to compare discuss review B Campbell March 2013 I liked the enthusiasm and extensive knowledge that applied to a wide range of projects K Becker October 2013 If you have any trouble registering please call 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 0 70 CEUs More Information Course Topics Types of questions that will be asked and answered What is an extraordinary circumstance that would take an action normally excluded out of consideration for categorical exclusion Is a no action alternative absolutely necessary in an environmental assessment What is an environmental baseline What is an appropriate alternative for a proposal involving unresolved conflicts over alternative uses of available resources What is an adverse environmental effect that cannot be avoided When is an issue or matter relevant and when is it not What is the threshold for supplementing an EA Can a programmatic EIS on a long term plan of actions be supplemented with dozens scores or even hundreds of EAs FONSIs on the many actions that implement the plan of actions over time If the plan of actions has significant consequences at what point does the accumulation of implementing actions become significant About the Instructor Owen Schmidt Owen L Schmidt BA MA JD has more than 32 years of service with the Federal Government He has served as Senior Counsel with the U S Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel in Portland Oregon where he advised the Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies in Washington and Oregon He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Oregon Before joining USDA in 1991 he was an attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration where he joined the legal staff after several years as an Environmental Specialist Mr Schmidt received his J D from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis Clark College 1977 and a B A 1969 and M A 1973 in biology from St Cloud State University Minnesota Mr Schmidt is a frequent author and lecturer on the National Environmental Policy Act He served as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association s Book Publication Committee for the Section of Environment Energy and Resources and as a Vice President for the Ninth Circuit The Federal Bar Association He was the Editor of Oregon Birds a quarterly journal of Oregon Field Ornithologists for 14 years 1985 99 and is a long time member of the Oregon Bird Records Committee What to Bring Pen or pencil and paper to take notes if you don t want to write in the manual 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

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  • FAC-301 Jul 19-20, 2016 | NWETC
    materials have given me a much needed orientation toward respectful and effective facilitation rather than just plowing through an agenda as rapidly as possible I ve already been using several of the techniques and your training has made me a better meeting participant when I m not facilitating And I loved the music G Husak April 2015 I thought it was the best course on facilitation that I have taken A Dirnberger April 2015 The range of skills and tools that were taught that cover from pre meeting planning through meeting wrap up and post meeting work Great ideas and techniques that will come in handy in lots of situations S Johnson May 2013 The class was great insructor was calming made for a very safe environment I tend to be very nervous and I felt comfortable L McNearney March 2013 Additional Discounts for registering related courses There is an additional 50 discount when registering for either Collaborative Negotiation Skills for Environmental Professionals OR Conflict Resolution Skills for Environmental Professionals when they are offered in the same week The two registrations must be made at the same time to get the discount There is an additional 100 discount when registering for all three classes when they are offered the same week Registration for all three classes must be made at the same time Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes government employees nonprofits students and AFS NAEP NEBC TAEP members You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 Online registration is strongly encouraged 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 Perspectives Why doesn t everyone think like me Meetings Different meetings for different needs Roles and Responsibilities Who wears what hat Planning Meetings Assessing needs objectives and purpose Process and Content The two parts of effective meetings Logistical Considerations The right room the right set up Basic Facilitator Skills Verbal and nonverbal communication skills Maintaining rapport Framing reframing and paraphrasing Managing personal states of being Basic Facilitation Processes and Their Use Use the right process Agenda Ground rules Open participation Presenting information Collecting information Analyzing information Decision making Closing the meeting Evaluation A Facilitator s Tool Kit Tools that make meetings better and easier Managing Group Dynamics Tracking and assessing audience needs Skills Practice and Feedback Creating a safe place to explore Discussion on Challenges How to prevent or deal with problems 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

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  • CHEM-545 Jul 26-27, 2016 | NWETC
    Examples will be provided from a variety of environmental forensic investigations involving a range of contaminants and different issues that have been encountered Attendees will learn the range of supporting methods used into order to prepare the strongest case possible when presenting findings The final topic will center around site remediation and how some of the techniques used in topics discussed above can also be used to monitor site cleanup particularly those sites being remediated by natural attenuation Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics Environmental Forensics Past and Present Initial characterization of the site groundwater flow oxicity salinity Information needed for a successful investigation Classes of Contaminants to be discussed The tiered fingerprinting approach Inorganic contributions to fingerprinting 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 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 fewer than 8 days notice there is no course credit available Please note that

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  • GHYD-450 Aug 2-3, 2016 | NWETC
    the most common inorganic organic and persistent contaminants such as fuel hydrocarbons metals 1 4 dioxane perchlorates and chlorinated hydrocarbons Case studies and active engagement with the attendees will be used to reinforce the points presented in lecture Understanding the topics covered will provide attendees with a current and better informed perspective on the practice of groundwater investigation and remediation This course provides a good overview of remedial technologies including course studies J Mefford December 2013 Good short course for introduction Very good technical knowledge of chemistry and geology modeling A Kar December 2013 CEC s 13 Technical CEC s Snacks and drinks provided throughout the day If you have any difficulties or questions regarding registration please call 425 270 3274 ext 100 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 Groundwater Contamination Problem Definition Drivers that Mandate Action The Importance of Conceptual Site Modeling Basic Hydrogeological Concepts Common Organic Contaminants Common Inorganic Contaminants Contaminant Fate and Transport in Groundwater Overview of Remedial Technologies for Organic Contaminants in Groundwate Overview of Remedial Technologies for Inorganic Contaminants in Groundwater Case Studies of Groundwater Contamination About the Instructor Mark E Selman P E With over 32 years of experience in environmental science and engineering as a project engineer project manager senior engineer and technical director Mark Selman Senior Engineer with SoundEarth Strategies brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in environmental problem solving to the classroom He has broad based experience for both public and private sector clients in CERCLA emergency response time critical response actions National Priority List NPL remedial investigations feasibility studies remedial design and remedial actions RCRA compliance facility investigations and corrective measures studies and implementation Mark served as Technical Director for a development company engaged exclusively in Brownfields property acquisition and redevelopment supporting due diligence liability transfer and cleanup cost analysis His depth of experience in designing and applying remedial solutions has guided many public and private sector clients to successful and cost effective solutions to their challenging environmental projects What to Bring Pen or pencil and paper if you don t want to take notes in your manual Drinks Snacks and Lunch will be provided each 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 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

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  • RCOM-452 Aug 2-3, 2016 | NWETC
    time to prepare in 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

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  • REM-550 Aug 4-5, 2016 | NWETC
    and approaches for sediment remediation R Baeten July 2013 Dr Knox was fantastic and a clear expert in the field yet was able to distill her knowledge into a forum easy to follow and understand She also presented a lof of great real world data and applications J McCorkle July 2013 CEC s 13 Technical CEC s Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes government employees nonprofits students and AFS NAEP NEBC TAEP members You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 Online registration is strongly encouraged 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 After completing this course participants will be able to Distinguish sources and types of contaminants at sites Determine fate and transport of contaminants Understand current remediation strategies and new approaches Assess remediation effectiveness defining monitoring and demonstrating success Apply chemical toxicological biological measurements to characterize the site before after remediation Understand the selection of remedial technology Understand remedial technology deployment methods Apply novel improved tools and techniques for site specific assessment of contaminants before after remediation About the Instructor Dr Anna Sophia Knox Dr Anna Sophia Knox is a Principal Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory SRNL in Aiken SC where she conducts research on the remediation of contaminated sediments and soils and development of new materials for the stabilization of contaminants She has a Ph D 1993 in Agronomy and Soil Science and has been a certified Professional Soil Scientist by the Soil Science Society of America since 12 20 99 Dr Knox has 25 years of responsible experience in environmental science with emphasis on the biogeochemistry and geochemistry of metals and radionuclides in natural and contaminated soils sediments the transformation transport and bioavailability of contaminants and the remediation of contaminated soils sediments She has published more than 95 scientific papers book chapters and patents has presented numerous papers at scientific meetings and international conferences and has organized several sessions and special symposia on contaminants in soils and sediments for international conferences meetings such as the International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments International Conference of Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements 10th 11th and 13th ICOBTE International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment 15th and 16th ICHMET2012 and others Dr Knox is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in the area of active capping research She has received several awards including a DOE Women of Excellence in Science and Engineering award and several Key Contributor Awards due to crucial contributions to the strategic goals of the Savannah River National Laboratory Her participation in professional societies includes serving on the editorial boards for both the International Society of Environmental Forensic Journal and Journal of Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science What to Bring Pen or pencil to take notes and paper if you do not want to write in

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