Small Business Training
Technology Innovation and Field Services Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (TIFSD) offers training that is designed to build the technical capacity of SDBs in the site characterization and remediation field. The training is part of an exciting new initiative designed to build the technical capacity of SDBs as they compete for environmental cleanup jobs in a greener workforce. An upcoming delivery is the “Best Management Practices for Site Assessment, Site Remediation, and Greener Cleanups,” 1-day course that is scheduled for May 18, 2012, in San Francisco, CA at the U.S. EPA Region 9 office. There are no tuition costs for this course and additional information can be found at http://trainex.org/BMP-SARGC .
Additional training that is available to small businesses at no cost includes courses offered by EPA’s CERCLA Education Center (CEC) for federal and regional staff. Current offerings include:
- OSC 201 - Edison, NJ, Sept. 17-19, 2012
- Waste Treatment, Transportation, and Disposal - Edison, NJ, Sept. 20-21, 2012
- Superfund 101 - Orlando, FL, Oct. 1-5, 2012
- Removal Process - Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 16-19, 2012
- OSC 201 - Kansas City, MO, Dec. 10-12, 2012
- RPM 201 - Kansas City, MO, Dec. 10-12, 2012
- Waste Treatment, Transportation, and Disposal - Kansas City, MO, Dec. 13-14, 2012
In addition to SDBs, EPA, federal, tribal, state, and local technical project managers and stakeholders involved in the cleanup and reuse of hazardous waste sites may find this course of interest. For additional information on the SDB initiative, visit http://clu-in.org/smallbusiness . For information on other upcoming training courses, visit http://www.trainex.org/. Live, online Internet seminars on technical and remediation topics can be found or the CLU-IN live events page.
For additional information about the Small Business Capacity Building Initiative, please contact Carlos Pachon at 703-603-9902, Pachon.Carlos@epa.gov . If you have questions about training courses, call 301-598-5318, or email Jerri.Town@emsus.com.