Course Description

An Introduction to the Approach and Strategy in Performing ERA's
Course ID: 
REM-405W
Category: 
Remediation / Toxicology
Continuing Education Units: 
0.60CEUs
Description: 

**This course will be presented online as a live webinar in three 2-hour sessions. Sessions will be recorded and will be available to all enrolled attendees.**

All classes will be from 10 a.m.-noon Pacific (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain) (noon to 2 p.m. Central) and (1-3 p.m. Eastern).

This webinar is being presented by Sustainable City Networks and NWETC

This introductory course will be focused on the general policy and technical approaches to conducting an ecological risk assessment.  It will provide a broad overview of the ecological risk assessment (ERA) process as it is used in evaluating potential environmental risks and liabilities associated with hazardous waste sites using the basic ERA paradigm as outlined in USEPA’s Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (ERAGS).  ERA’s in both aquatic and terrestrial settings will be examined, and active engagement with the attendees will reinforce the points presented. 

After completing the course, attendees will have a general understanding of the process of planning and preparing for the completion of an ERA, including data development needs, selection of endpoints, and the development of lines of evidence.

Environmental professionals, consultants, environmental lawyers, governmental employees, and environmental students who may have the opportunity to manage or oversee the development of an ecological risk assessment will benefit from this introductory course. NWETC recommends that anyone who will be completing an Ecological Risk Assessment attend the Advanced course as well.

"Very knowledgable instructor…[liked] case studies and field trip." N. Bland, July 31-Aug.1, 2013


"Knowledgable/experienced and a good presenter..[liked] intro to a subject I need to understand." A. Kapell, July 31-Aug.1, 2013

"The information was presented/taught very well.  I have a better understanding of ERA's.  I am very impressed with the course." C. Marchand, September 2013

"The instructor was great! He was very knowledgable of the subject and explained it well.  Very Helpful – even for someone involved in a ERA for the last four years." C. Marchand, September 2013

 

Course Materials: 

Attendees will receive a .pdf containing workshop proceedings and reference material. Webinar login instructions will be sent after registration.

Intended Audience: 

The introductory segment of the course is intended for environmental professionals including, but not limited to, environmental consultants, environmental lawyers, governmental employees, and environmental students who may have the opportunity to manage or oversee the development of an ecological risk assessment.

More Information

Course Topics

  • Regulatory requirements
  • General overview of ecological risk assessment
  • Review of the 8-step ERAGS process
  • Problem formulation
  • Conceptual site models
  • Characterization of exposure
  • Characterization of ecological effects
  • Risk characterization
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Special circumstances

What to Bring

Attendees should have a computer with an internet connection, and a headset or speakers are recommended. Further instructions will be provided after registration.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel

Cancellations*

  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available


*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

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