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Federal Facilities Online Academy: Military Munitions Policy

Sponsored by: US EPA Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO)

Archived: Monday, September 14, 2020
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Military Munitions Policy Webinar is a two-hour webinar course that provides an overview of the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP), munitions policies, and how the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) is applied to munitions sites. By taking this course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Learn about DoD MMRP;
  • Understand the CERCLA process as applied to a munitions site;
  • Understand munitions policies; and,
  • Explore EPA Munitions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The instructional methodology for this course includes lecture, case studies, and quizzes. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions. The target audience for this course are federal, state, and tribal representatives who work on Federal Facility cleanups. Ideally, students should have a basic understanding of munitions and the CERCLA process. This course is part of the Federal Facilities Academy training program. Please consider registering for other Federal Facility Academy courses and obtain a certificate upon completion of the entire Federal Facility Academy series (12 courses total).

Upcoming Federal Facilities Online Academy Webinars

Accessibility, Recording, and Content Disclaimer

Rehabilitation Act Notice for Reasonable Accommodation

It is EPA's policy to make reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities wishing to participate in the agency's programs and activities, pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 791. Any request for accommodation should be made to Emerald Laija at 202-564-2724 or, preferably one week or more in advance of the webinar, so that EPA will have sufficient time to process the request. EPA would welcome specific recommendations from requestors specifying the nature or type of accommodation needed. Please note that accommodation requests for closed captioning are not necessary. Closed captioning is being provided for all CLU-IN webinars as of October 1, 2016.

Webinar Recording

By participating in this CLU-IN webinar, you automatically agree to authorize recording of audio and visual content presented during this live event and consent to subsequent use of this recording in the public domain by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This recording may include questions and poll responses provided by you during the live event. This recording will be made available after the conclusion of the live event as part of the CLU-IN webinar archives, and will remain available indefinitely. If you do not wish to consent to the recording, please do not join the live event, and contact Jean Balent at (703) 603-9924 or to discuss your concerns.

Content Disclaimer

This webinar is intended solely to provide information to the public. The views and opinions expressed as part of this webinar do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is not intended, nor can it be relied upon, to create any rights enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States, or to endorse the use of products or services provided by specific vendors. With respect to this webinar, neither the United States Government nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.


Emerald LaijaEmerald Laija, EPA Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office ( or 202-564-2724)
Emerald Laija is an Environmental Scientist who works on Superfund cleanups of hazardous waste sites through the EPA Federal Facility Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO) in Washington, DC. Her position includes implementing national policy, promoting consistency in cleanups, developing training, and developing relationships with other federal agencies and stakeholders. Before working in FFRRO, Emerald worked as a Remedial Project Manager for 8 years in EPA's Hanford Project Office in Richland, WA and continues to serve as a Hanford subject matter expert. She earned a Master's Degree focused in Environmental Studies from University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Doug Maddox, PEDoug Maddox, PE, EPA Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office ( or 202-564-0553)
Doug Maddox is the EPA Headquarters Program Manager for munitions cleanup and has worked for EPA for over 20 years, and a total of 29 years with the Federal government at EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Navy. Doug has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in VA.

Maeve ClancyMaeve Clancy, EPA Region 9, Remedial Project Manager, Superfund and Emergency Management Division ( or 415-947-4105)
Maeve Clancy has been an RPM in the EPA Region 9 Superfund and Emergency Management Division's Federal Facilities and Site Cleanup Branch since 2016. She is the RPM for the Former Fort Ord in Monterey County, CA and oversees all aspects of the site including munitions response, soil and groundwater contamination, land use control implementation, and the privatized part of the cleanup. She also oversees air monitoring and dust control activities at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard site in San Francisco, CA.

Prior to joining Superfund, she spent 10 years in R9's Air and Radiation Division, developing air quality regulations and assisting states and tribes with monitoring and permitting program development. Maeve began her EPA career in 2003 in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at EPA HQ evaluating performance goals and measures. She has a bachelor's degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona, and a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, two young daughters, and dog.


Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 703-603-9924)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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