Federal Facilities Online Academy: RCRA/CERCLA Integration
Sponsored by: US EPA Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO)
RCRA and CERCLA Integration at Federal Facilities is a two-hour webinar course that will provide an overview of how the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) can be integrated at Federal Facilities through use of Federal Facility Agreements, regulator coordination, and lead regulator approach. By taking this course, participants will achieve the following objectives:
- Learn about Federal Facility Agreements and how they identify RCRA and CERCLA roles and responsibilities;
- Explore relevant memos and policies addressing RCRA and CERCLA coordination; and,
- Become familiar with some RCRA policies that apply to CERCLA wastes.
The instructional methodology for this course includes lecture, case studies, and quizzes. 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 RCRA and CERCLA. 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.
Monica McEaddy, US EPA Federal Facilities Restoration Reuse Office (email@example.com or 202-564-0795)
Monica McEaddy works as an Environmental Engineer in the Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO) in Washington, DC. Monica has been working in FFRRO since 1998 and is the subject matter expert on Post Construction Completion activities (including five-year reviews)and Department of Energy sites and issues. She has also worked on land disposal restriction regulations and toxic chemicals. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineer at Howard University in Washington, DC.
Seun Akinlotan, US EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Cleanup Programs Branch (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-566-2127)
Seun Akinlotan is a Physical Scientist at the EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery – Cleanup Program Branch, where she works as part of the RCRA Corrective Action team in Washington DC. Currently, she is the EPA HQ RCRA Corrective Action Federal Facilities Lead. In addition to that, she is involved with leading data cleanup projects of national significance, developing standardized RCRA Corrective Action training, working on Climate Change and Resilience Considerations Memos and Policies. Prior to joining the EPA, Seun Akinlotan was an Operations Supervisor at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) where she served in the Bureau of Waste Management and Land Recycling for 14 years. During her career at the PADEP, she conducted 1500+ inspections of municipal, residual (non-hazardous wastes) and RCRA hazardous waste generators, transporters and TSDFs. This included responding to spills, complaints and incidents. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Environmental Management and Toxicology (Toxicology Specialization) and Environmental Health, respectively.
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.
Webinar Slides and References:
- 2022 RCRA CERCLA Integration Participant Manual (957KB/PDF)
- 2022 RCRA CERCLA Integration RCRA Slides (1.14MB/PDF)
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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 at 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. 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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