Federal Facilities Online Academy: Land Use and Onsite/Offsite Determinations
Archived: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Sponsored by: US EPA Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO)
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Determining Land Use and Onsite/Offsite Determinations is a two-hour webinar course that provides an overview of land use determinations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Reasonably anticipated future land use at CERCLA sites is important in determining the appropriate extent of remediation. Onsite and offsite determinations impact the need for permits and offsite transfer of CERCLA wastes. By taking this course, participants will achieve the following objectives:
- Identify factors that influence land use determinations under CERCLA;
- Explore Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance and policy related to land use determinations;
- Learn about onsite permit requirements and exemptions at Federal Facilities; and,
- Understand off-site determinations and the Off-Site Rule and how these differ from on-site determinations.
The instructional methodology for this course includes lecture and group discussion. The target audience for this course is federal, state, and tribal representatives who work on Federal Facility cleanups. Ideally, students should have a basic understanding of land use 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).
Emerald Laija, EPA Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (Laija.emerald@Epa.gov 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.
Grag Schramm, U.S. EPA Hanford Project Office (Schramm.Geoff@epa.gov)
Geoff Schramm is a Remedial Project Manager in the Hanford Project Office in Richland, WA. He began his experience on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in 2013 where he worked as an intern in the Hanford Project Office. Since then, he has worked supporting ecological monitoring and groundwater treatment on the Hanford reservation. Before joining the EPA, Geoff worked for a contractor for the Department of Energy, tasked with overseeing the safe storage, retrieval, and treatment of the dangerous waste in Hanford's underground tanks. In his role, he developed and oversaw an environmental quality assurance program consisting of policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of the data collected for clean-up and storage purposes.
Outside of his environmental work, Geoff is an adjunct professor at the Washington State University extension campus in the Tri-cities, where he teaches physical and biological sciences. He has a passion for science and education and prides himself on his ability to communicate scientific concepts in a clear and tangible way to the community at large.
Geoff earned his Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degrees in Environmental Science from Washington State University with a focus on aquatic toxicology.
Jean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (email@example.com or 202-566-0832)
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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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 Laija.Emerald@epa.gov, 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. EPA welcomes specific recommendations from requestors specifying the nature or type of accommodation needed. Please note that CLU-IN provides both alternate phone call-in options and closed captioning for all webinars, and requests for these specific accommodations are not necessary.
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