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  • BIO-304 Nov 2-4, 2016 | NWETC
    covering 99 of topic Stephanie F Feb 2013 Continuing Education Units 2 00 CEUs More Information Course Topics The course will explain and demonstrate common techniques for Assessing habitat and collecting and analyzing field data Integrating physical biological and aesthetic objectives into habitat improvement design Characterizing and estimating sediment transport and sediment budgets for enhancement sites Designing effective monitoring programs Choosing appropriate fish habitat improvement designs Channel and instream structure design Sediment transport Understanding enhancement limitations Selecting equipment and material Fish passage assessment and design techniques Data and project presentation About the Instructors 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 variety of awards and has received research and restoration grants from multiple stakeholders for restoration related projects in California Oregon and Washington for salmonid habitat restoration salmonid management and reintroduction monitoring of fish migration and movement fish passage improvement and assessment of invasive species interactions with native salmonid populations Dr Rocko A Brown Dr Rocko Brown is an expert design geomorphologist who uniquely balances applied and scientific aspects of geomorphology and engineering He focuses on process based assessment and restoration of fisheries resources through channel manipulation integrating geomorphic hydraulic and ecological frameworks He has extensive experience in hydraulic and sediment transport modeling and design for fish passage improvements channel design large wood and instream habitat structures and bank stabilization Rocko has led the design of seasonal floodplain spawning habitat and fish passage projects in a diverse array of physical and regulatory settings He has made contributions to spawning habitat rehabilitation efforts including assessment modeling design and construction of projects on several of California s most important rivers Dr Brown has published heavily on evaluating the interactions of topography and flow hydrology for geomorphic processes needed for salmonids to complete their life

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  • BIO-402 Nov 2-3, 2016 | NWETC
    Understand Restoration Mitigation Planning needs Determine suitable Site Conditions and Research Needs Understand Needs for Planting Plans Determine the Best Monitoring Methodologies Anticipate Maintenance Issues Course Materials Each attendee will receive a binder containing a syllabus with the course topics descriptions and considerations for undertaking restoration mitigation topics The syllabus will include an extensive reference list of materials covering aspects of environmental restoration This syllabus will be distributed at the beginning of the class 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 Realistic Restoration Mitigation Goals Background Research into Historic and Expected Site Conditions Regulatory and Planning Issues to Address Considerations of unanticipated effects erosion mosquito populations in created wetlands drought flooding outside influences Soil Water Needs of Selected Vegetation Restoration Mitigation Planning Responsibility of Participating Parties Pre Restoration Mitigation Implementation Measures and Considerations Best Management Practices Estimations of Costs Implementation Monitoring Restoration Mitigation Materials and Methods Selection Maintenance Methods Anticipated and Unanticipated Development of Practical Monitoring Requirements Monitoring Techniques Performance Standards What Can Be Realistically Expected Protecting Your Investment Measures for Long Term Success of the Restoration Mitigation Project About the Instructor Larry Lodwick Larry has been an ecologist for 40 years with experience in both the public and private sectors With a M S degree in biology from Baylor University with his thesis researching primary production in east Texas peatlands his interest through the years has been on the ecological functions of natural systems He has worked as a natural resources biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department park operations an ecologist for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in coastal management and wetland regulation and as an ecological consultant in California Oregon and Washington Larry has written a number of journal and newsletter articles and has participated in a number of conferences over the years He recently published his new e book Creative Habitat Restoration Comprehensive Planning Implementation and Long Term Management Larry has taught courses in habitat restoration in Washington Oregon California Colorado Texas and in Vancouver British Columbia and has mentored many entry level biologists in the science of habitat restoration 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 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

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  • REM-550 Nov 3-4, 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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  • CHEM-403a Nov 8-9, 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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  • POL-302 Nov 8-9, 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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  • CHEM-545 Nov 9-10, 2016 | NWETC
    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 attendee replacement is welcome

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  • CHEM-410 Nov 10, 2016 | NWETC
    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 copy

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  • POL-500 Nov 10, 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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