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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

OSC Academy Presents...ESA and NHPA for OSCs and RPMs

Sponsored by: EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) and Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Archived: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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The course provides OSCs and RPMs with an overview of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Section 7 requirements under EPA's Emergency Response and Removal Program, including a discussion of the responsibility to consider the effects of its actions on listed species and their habitat and the components of Section 7 consultation.

The course also provides OSCs and RPMs with an overview of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and Section 106 requirements under EPA's Emergency Response and Removal Program, including a discussion of its responsibility to consider the effects of its undertakings on historic properties and the components of Section 106 review.

The primary audience for this training is EPA OSCs and RPMs; however, it is open to other federal agencies, states, tribes and consultants who are interested in learning more about the ESA and NHPA statutes.

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Presenter:

Earl Liverman, U.S. EPA Region 10 (retired)
Earl Liverman retired in 2015 with more than 25 years of experience as an On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) and Remedial Project Manager (RPM) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10. His experience includes: 15 years as an OSC, with responsibility for emergency response and removal actions to address the threats posed by the release or discharge of hazardous substances and oil; 7 years as an RPM/OSC, with responsibility for oversight of removal and long-term actions at the Bunker Hill and the Coeur d'Alene River Basin Superfund Sites; and 3 years as a RPM, with responsibility for oversight of removal and long-term actions at R10 Federal Facilities. Prior to the EPA, Earl spent about 10 years involved with state environmental management and natural resources activities, including oversight of environmental site assessments, investigations, and cleanup actions; conduct of regulatory review, permitting, and environmental compliance assessments; and environmental regulatory and policy analysis and program evaluation.

Earl earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry/Military Science from Oregon State University (1976), a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma (1980), a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University (1982), and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Puget Sound, School of Law (1991).


Moderator:

Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (balent.jean@epa.gov 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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  • These materials will be available by Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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If you have a suggested topic or idea for a future CLU-IN internet seminar, please contact:

Jean Balent
Technology Integration and Information Branch

PH: (703) 603-9924 | Email: balent.jean@epa.gov
Michael Adam
Technology Integration and Information Branch

PH: (703) 603-9915 | Email: adam.michael@epa.gov