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Ecological Risk Assessment Series: Introduction and Advanced RECORDED


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Course Title: Ecological Risk Assessment Series: Introduction and Advanced RECORDED
Course ID: REM 405W-406W
Status: OPEN
Date(s): September 14, 2017: 8:30am - 4:30pm
December 29, 2017: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Online-Webinar Recording
Online-Webinar Recording
Online-Webinar Recording, XX
Instructor: Charles R. Harman, P.W.S.
Tuition: $445

 

Description:

**This is a download of 6 recorded two-hour webinar sessions (3 two-hour webinar sessions for the Introduction course and 3 two-hour webinar sessions for the Advanced course). The sessions were presented live in March 2015. The download includes the full content of the live sessions and the course material booket in .pdf format.** Course material can be downloaded immediately after payment is made. Registrants will receive a certificate of completion and continuing education units (CEU's) via email approximately 14 days after purchase.

 

The introductory course is focused on the general policy and technical approaches to conducting an ecological risk assessment.  It provides 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 are examined.

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.

During the advanced sessions, the specific technical and regulatory approaches to completing ecological risk assessments are reviewed, with a focus on providing a hands-on understanding of an ERA, including the data collection aspects of the various lines of evidence used. Case studies of both aquatic and terrestrial settings are examined as well.

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

Both courses are intended for those 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, or will actually be completing an ecological risk assessment.

Both courses are intended for those 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, or will actually be completing an ecological risk assessment. - See more at: http://nwetc.contentshelf.com/product?product=I140422000002C73#sthash.gUlITrY1.dpuf
Both courses are intended for those 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, or will actually be completing an ecological risk assessment. - See more at: http://nwetc.contentshelf.com/product?product=I140422000002C73#sthash.gUlITrY1.dpuf
Both courses are intended for those 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, or will actually be completing an ecological risk assessment. - See more at: http://nwetc.contentshelf.com/product?product=I140422000002C73#sthash.gUlITrY1.dpuf

 

Intended Audience:

The introductory and advanced sessions of the courses are intended for environmental professionals including, but not limited to, environmental consultants, environmental lawyers, governmental employees, and environmental students who have the opportunity to manage, oversee, develop and complete an ecological risk assessment.  

 

 

Continuing Education Units: 1.20 CEUs

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Course Topics

Introductory Sessions:

·      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

 

Advanced Sessions

·      Overview of the ERAGS process

·      Data requirements in an ecological risk assessment

·      Development of lines of evidence

·      Matrix sampling

·      Biological surveys

·      Benthic invertebrate surveys

·      Toxicity testing

·      Food chain modeling

·      Development of weight-of-evidence risk conclusions

·      Preparation of the ecological risk assessment

About the Instructor

Charles R. Harman, P.W.S.

Charles R. Harman, P.W.S.

Charles Harman is a Principal Ecologist with Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, and Professional Wetland Scientist.  Mr. Harman has 30 years of experience in wetlands management, including delineation, evaluation, permitting, and implementation of wetlands mitigation projects.  Mr. Harman has delineated freshwater and coastal wetlands using both the 1987 and 1989 delineation manuals and has designed and managed wetland restoration projects as a result of a variety of construction activities.  He has designed and conducted detailed evaluations of the potential for ecological impacts to wetlands from the implementation of remedial actions, including pump and treat systems; linear developments, and industrial development.  He has evaluated wetlands and other ecological receptors at sites located in sensitive habitats, including bogs and fens, coastal estuaries, and freshwater swamps and marshes.  Mr. Harman has prepared and applied for a variety of permits related to natural resource management at both the Federal and state level.  Mr. Harman has obtained Nationwide Wetland and Individual Permits under the Clean Water Act Section 404 Program throughout the eastern and mid-western U.S. in advance of pipeline development, landfill construction activities and new building activities. 

Mr. Harman was a member of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Cooperation (ITRC) Work Group on Constructed Wetlands and the Work Group on Mitigation Wetlands.  Mr. Harman made major contributions to the Technical/Regulatory Guidelines that were published for both Teams and was an Instructor for the Internet-based training offered by each group.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Biology from Southwest Texas State University.

What to Bring

This is an on-demand online course. A computer is needed to download the recorded sessions. 

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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