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  • RSTAT-400 Sep 27-28, 2016 | NWETC
    Perform common statistical tests including t tests ANOVA and linear models Develop basic scripts to automate and document procedures and analyses Please note that attendees will need to bring a laptop to class with the R software program Instructions on how to download the program will be emailed out prior to the class Instructor will also be available to help attendees with the download at the beginning of class if needed 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 Installing R and R libraries Reading and writing data read write and viewing R data sets Creating new variables and recoding or renaming variables Manipulating data order merge aggregate t which Summarizing data sapply summary table xtabs Visualizing data par plot hist points line barplot pie boxplot Statistical analysis cor t test lm and regression diagnostics R programming basics program control and user defined functions About the Instructor Kevin Ceder Kevin Ceder is an Ecosystems Analyst with Cramer Fish Sciences Kevin has 10 years experience using quantitative methods to support data driven integrated resource management planning and assessment He excels in developing tools that reduce complex processes to easy to use and easy to understand systems for decision makers Kevin has over 10 years of experience using R as his primary data management and analysis tool and excels in providing R programming solutions He has provided R training and coaching to a diverse clientele With CFS he is a lead environmental statistician helping clients visualize the complex relationships between land management activities and the affected environment Kevin s focus is on analysis and modeling of forest ecosystems to help stakeholders understand the influence management activities can have on terrestrial and aquatic habitat and ultimately their influence on salmon and trout He combines doctoral level understanding of ecosystem processes with expert tool building skills to lead the development of integrated mathematical simulation models Kevin offers expertise in numerous areas growth development and management of forest stands ecosystem data compilation and analysis forest and population simulation model development and use ecosystem assessment model development and use spatial analysis and cartography and software development to create integrated tools Prior to joining Cramer Kevin spent 15 years as a biometrician and was involved in many projects to evaluate the effects of forest growth and management on ecosystem outputs Kevin provided simulations for numerous assessment projects in Washington and Oregon evaluating everything from harvest volume and carbon sequestration to fire risk and wildlife habitat Kevin received his B S and M S degrees in forest management and silviculture from the University of Washington where he is currently a doctoral candidate in forest biometrics He has

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  • CHEM-403a Sep 27-28, 2016 | NWETC
    progression with the necessary chemistry refresher which was fairy comprehensive and provided a base for the groundwater concepts to follow J Akielaszek September 2013 Albany NY I have not taken a chemistry course for 16 years and the instructor did an excellent job of explaining concepts applicable to my profession J Sawetz November 2013 Bellevue WA Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics Part 1 Chemical Structure This section covers chemical structure from atomic to molecular scale Concepts of polarity and electronegativity are introduced and interactions between molecules are discussed The basic rules of chemical nomenclature are also reviewed Part 2 Chemical Properties Several chemical properties are introduced that are relevant to chemical fate such as solubility and partitioning coefficients Sources of data are discussed along with uncertainties Part 3 Chemical Contaminants Major contaminant groups are discussed including metals and organic compounds The relationship between metal speciation and properties is illustrated through example Chemical structures for organic molecules are reviewed The interplay between structure and properties is highlighted throughout Part 4 Chemical Reactions This section introduces the concepts of chemical reactions and products Acid base and oxidation reduction reactions are discussed in detail The concepts of pH and pE are explained Dissolution and partitioning reactions are also discussed Part 5 Characteristics of Subsurface Systems The purpose of this section is to understand the meaning and magnitude of subsurface parameters required by groundwater contaminant transport models Properties of subsurface systems and their impact on chemical transport are discussed Part 6 Contaminant Transport Phenomena are discussed that influence the movement and fate of dissolved phase contaminants in groundwater The impact of advection dispersion sorption and chemical reactions are discussed in an incremental fashion Part 7 Nonaqueous Phase Liquids In this section the movement and dissolution of nonaqueous phase liquids NAPLs is explained Relevant fluid properties such as interfacial tension are explained Single and multicomponent NAPLs are discussed Part 8 Hydrocarbons This section discusses mixtures of hydrocarbons in more detail such as gasoline and diesel fuel Biodegradation mechanisms are discussed along with geochemical indicators of degradation and natural attenuation Part 9 Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Chlorinated compounds are discussed in more detail with a focus on chlorinated solvents such as tetrachloroethene PCE and trichoroethene TCE Degradation mechanisms are discussed along with geochemical indicators of degradation Part 10 Metals Metal contamination is discussed in more detail In particular the influence of pH and pE on metals is further illustrated 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

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  • REM-550 Sept 28-29 2016 DOEE PRIVATE | NWETC
    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 your manual Lunch will be on your own but d rinks and snacks 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

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  • CHEM-410 Sep 29, 2016 | NWETC
    00 am Part 1 Introduction to emerging contaminants In the first part of the workshop we will explore 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

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  • CAPOL-301 Oct 6, 2016 | NWETC
    May 5 2015 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

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  • FAC-301 Oct 11-12, 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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  • VAQM-401 Oct 12-13, 2016 | NWETC
    R Timmins August 2013 Very good course overall very helpful as an introduction to VI Instructor very knowledgable and explained content in a very clear way L Galu August 2013 Reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes government agencies nonprofits students and NAEP members If you have any difficulties or questions regarding registration 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 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics Introduction Overview and Definitions Defining volatile chemicals Migration pathways Vapor Migration Issues Human health risks Universal nature of pathway Mitigation Remediation Future property development brownfields redevelopment Vapor Chemistry 3 and 4 phase chemical partitioning Partitioning as predicted by Henry s law vapor pressure and Raoult s law Vapor Physics Diffusion Fick s law Advection Hydrogeology Soils Vapor permeability Heterogeneities Porosity total air filled water filled Perched water Preferential vapor migration Biodegradation Chlorinated VOCs Petroleum hydrocarbons Building Design Issues Foundation types Space partitioning HVAC systems Regulatory Framework ITRC guidance DTSC guidance CHHSLs RWQCB ESLs Vapor Intrusion Investigations Sampling techniques for groundwater soil subslab and indoor air Depth discrete Temporary vs permanent monitoring points Analytical methods Spatial temporal variability Limitations Correlation to indoor levels Data Analysis and Interpretation 90 95 UCLs Using means Partitioned buildings Separation of ventilation systems Johnson and Ettinger Model Types Data needs Parameter sensitivities Accuracy Value Problems and limitations Guidance Case Studies Vapor Mitigation Systems and Engineered Controls Modified HVAC systems Air treatment Sub slab depressurization types performance reliability Vapor barriers types specifications Combination systems Vapor Remediation Source zone treatment SVE systems Dual phase Demonstrating compliance Off gas treatment Institutional Controls Government controls Propietary controls Enforcement tools with IC components Informational devices Monitoring of ICs New Developments in Vapor Intrusion Future of Johnson and Ettinger model EPA databases Correlation levels Empirical vs theoretical results HVOCs vs petroleum EPA guidance and use of generic attenuation factors Other vapor guidance About the Instructor Elie H Haddad Mr Haddad is a vice president for Haley and Aldrich where he is involved in vapor intrusion investigations remediation and modeling risk assessments planning and strategy development and implementation of RI FS programs engineering designs hydrogeological activities computer modeling and operation and maintenance programs He led an unprecedented and perhaps largest indoor air investigation at a Superfund site His work established a benchmark for other EPA sites Mr Haddad has used his skills to allocate remedial costs among potentially responsible parties at several sites and to allow redevelopment of several contaminated properties into commercial uses He supervised the development of remedial design for several Superfund sites developed and used soil groundwater and air dispersion model and is an expert in hydrogeological applications Mr Haddad is also a faculty member of the University of California at Berkeley Extension Program where he has taught the course Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Environment In addition Mr Haddad serves on the seminar committee

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  • BIO-303 Oct 17-18, 2016 | NWETC
    manner J Timm May 2013 Joe is awesome very enthusastic and passionate about his work and subject matter L Bridges May 2013 Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes government employees nonprofits students and NAEP NEBC NWAEP 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 tentative schedule 9 00 AM Introduction and Overview Why are salmonids important What Is the Difference Between a Salmon and a Trout Salmonid species Origins of the Pacific North American Salmon 10 45 AM Break 11 00 AM Salmonid physiology Anatomy Processes Life stages 12 00 PM Lunch 1 00 PM Adults Spawning Populations Timing of Spawning Runs Timing of Spawning Redd Characteristics Fecundity Spawning Egg Deposition 3 00 PM Freshwater Residence and Downstream Migration Incubation and Survival Eggs and Alevins Emergence and Fry Juveniles Parr Smolts Emigration 3 30 PM Estuaries 4 30 5 00 PM Adjourn Day 2 tentative schedule 9 00 AM Prey and Predators Salmonids as predators Trout and salmon food habits in fresh water Salmonids as Prey 10 15 PM Break 10 30 PM Physical parameters Physiology Temperature Requirements Dissolved Oxygen Requirements Stress what is it and how is it measured Habitat Impacts mitigation and restoration 12 00 PM Lunch 1 00 PM The 4 H s hydro habitat hatcheries and harvest 2 00 PM Ocean Ecology Climate Topography and the Marine Environment 3 30 PM Hatchery Effects Hatchery issues associated with Pacific salmonids 4 30 PM Class Ends About the Instructor Dr Joseph E Merz Dr Merz is a registered scientist with the American Fisheries Society He has over 20 years of experience working with aquatic resources and has been the principal scientist on several salmonid habitat restoration programs in the California Central Valley He has taught environmental science salmon biology and restoration courses for the past fourteen years Joe is known for his work with human and fisheries habitat interactions and for his ability to communicate with scientific and stakeholder audiences alike He has earned degrees in Environmental and Systematic Biology Bachelors Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo 1991 Biological Conservation Masters California State University Sacramento 1994 and Conservation Ecology Ph D University of California Davis 2004 Dr Merz has worked for California public provide and non profit entities on resource monitoring and fisheries habitat enhancement He is noted as an environmental studies and natural resources lecturer and for his successes working with stakeholders He has coauthored a variety of peer reviewed publications focusing on river rehabilitation fish movement invasive species woody debris redd associations and evaluation of spawning habitat enhancement among others In line with his professional interests he is a member of the Ecological Society of America the American Fisheries Society and the Southwestern Association of Naturalists Dr Merz has been honored with a

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