Training Resources for State Federal Facility Managers

The ASTSWMO Federal Facilities Subcommittee has identified the resources below to assist States with locating upcoming and archived training events, courses, and guidance geared toward ASTSWMO members responsible for overseeing environmental compliance and cleanup at federal facilities.

CERCLA Continuing Education Center Courses

In-person training courses conducted by EPA on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Superfund 101 and Fundamentals of Superfund
  • Remedial Program Managers
  • Remedial and Removal Processes
  • Remedial Design/Remedial Action
  • Hazardous Ranking System
  • Site Characterization
  • Incremental Sampling

Basic Overview of Superfund – Online Training

Provides an overview of the purpose, legal framework, and implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Throughout this interactive and easy-to-follow course, participants explore the activities performed under the Superfund program.

Introduction to Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund – Classroom Training

This 2.5-day course provides participants with the fundamentals of risk assessment as applied to the Superfund cleanup process. This course is designed to present an introduction of the Superfund risk assessment process to Project Managers, On-Scene Coordinators, Risk Assessment Reviewers, and potentially new Risk Assessors working at hazardous waste sites or treatment, storage and disposal facilities. The course assumes little experience with toxicology and risk assessment or knowledge regarding Superfund risk assessment guidance.

Federal Facilities RPM – Classroom Training

Three-day training course geared toward Federal Facility Remedial Project Managers. Discusses processes and practices unique to Federal Facility sites and provides an overview of Federal Facility program history; statutory and regulatory authorities; policies and guidance; and current technical and management issues at Federal Facilities.

Federal Facilities Academy – Online Training

The FF Academy is a voluntary training program developed for EPA RPMs, project managers from other federal agencies, State government, and Tribal groups who work on federal facility Superfund cleanups. The Academy offers 12 courses that include 11 webinars and the in-person Federal Facilities RPM training. Upcoming and archived webinars are provided on the following topics:

  • Land Use and Onsite/Offsite Determinations
  • Community Involvement
  • Records of Decision (RODs)
  • Coordinating with Tribes
  • RCRA/CERCLA Integration
  • Resolving Issues before Formal Dispute
  • Role of Superfund Performance Measures
  • Determining ARARs in RODs
  • Groundwater Policy
  • Federal Facility Five-Year Reviews
  • Military Munitions Policy

Clean-Up Site Information (CLU-IN)

CLU-IN provides information about innovative treatment and technologies while acting as a forum for all waste remediation stakeholders. The website provides information on upcoming in-person and web meetings conducted by EPA, other federal agencies, States, private organizations, and other industry experts as well as an archive of past events. In addition to training resources listed below the website provides a compilation of resources on several topic areas of interest to federal facility managers.

  • Upcoming Courses and Conferences Search Tool
  • Upcoming Internet Seminars – Calendar Tool
  • Archived Internet Seminars & Podcasts
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