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This online training series is not an "informational course," but is a rigorous course composed of a series of modules in which participants complete work products, guided by ITEP instructional staff and other course participants. Each module contains informational presentations via webinar, homework assignments, interactive discussions, and on-on-one assistance.

This course is designed only for those tribes needing to generate an emissions inventory in 2017. Enrollment must be pre-approved by ITEP staff. The 2017 instructor-led training schedule is below. Please email Angelique at Angelique.Luedeker@nau.edu to determine if you are eligible to enroll at this time or if you are interested in the self-paced option.

Emissions Inventory (EI) Fundamentals online training series is equivalent to 5.0 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 50 hours of total learning time over the course of seven weeks to develop an emissions inventory. Weekly webinars will be held on 1-10-17 through 2-14-17 on Tuesdays at 9:00am PT | 10:00am MT | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET.  Participants will complete a level 4 EI (a level 4 EI does not include gathering activity data or calculating emissions, but only lists sources and pollutants using data already generated by and obtained from EPA/nearby jurisdictions; this is also a necessary first step toward more comprehensive EIs, and for those who wish to continue to the next series (EI Advanced)). 

Emissions Inventory (EI) Advanced online training series is equivalent to 12 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 120 hours of total learning time over the course of thirteen weeks to begin developing a Level 2 or 3 emissions inventory. Emissions Inventory (EI) Advanced weekly webinars will be held on Tuesdays beginning 3-7-17 and going through 5-30-17 (excluding 4-18-17 and 5-2-17) at 9:00am PT | 10:00am MT | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET.  During this series, participants will begin working on a level 2 or 3 EI. This online training series is for participants who need to gather data from sources on tribal lands (for example, amount of gasoline sold at gas stations, cords of wood used in wood stoves, miles of unpaved road, gallons of propane purchased to heat community center, etc.) and use the data to calculate emissions from those sources to begin developing a Level 2 or 3 EI. Participants should have completed the EI Fundamentals training or have prior experience developing EIs.

This online training series is not an "informational course," but is a rigorous course composed of a series of modules in which participants complete work products, guided by ITEP instructional staff and other course participants. Each module contains presentations via webinar, homework assignments, interactive discussions, and on-on-one assistance.

This course is designed only for those tribes needing to generate an emissions inventory in 2017. Enrollment must be pre-approved by ITEP staff. The 2017 instructor-led training schedule is below. Please email Angelique at Angelique.Luedeker@nau.edu to determine if you are eligible to enroll at this time or if you are interested in the self-paced option.

Emissions Inventory (EI) Advanced online training series is equivalent to 12 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 120 hours of total learning time over the course of thirteen weeks to begin developing a Level 2 or 3 emissions inventory. Weekly webinars will be held on Tuesdays beginning 3-7-17 through 5-30-17 (excluding 4-18-17 and 5-2-17) at 9:00am PT | 10:00am MT | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET. 

Emissions Inventory (EI) Advanced weekly webinars will be held on Tuesdays beginning 3-7-17 and going through 5-30-17 (excluding 4-18-17 and 5-2-17) at 9:00am PT | 10:00am MT | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET.  During this series, participants will begin working on a level 2 or 3 EI. This online training series is for participants who need to gather data from sources on tribal lands (for example, amount of gasoline sold at gas stations, cords of wood used in wood stoves, miles of unpaved road, gallons of propane purchased to heat community center, etc.) and use the data to calculate emissions from those sources to begin developing a Level 2 or 3 EI. Participants should have completed the EI Fundamentals training or have prior experience developing EIs.

This online training is not an "informational course," but is a rigorous course composed of eleven modules in which participants complete work products, guided by ITEP instructional staff. Modules contain presentations via webinar, homework assignments, interactive discussions, and one-on-one assistance. 

This course is designed for tribal environmental professionals who are currently monitoring or collecting data for at least one criteria pollutant or for meteorological conditions. It is not possible to take the course without having criteria air pollutant or meteorological data files from their air monitoring stations as the assignments are built around each individual’s data. Demonstrations use example data, but all assignments are individualized to each participant. Participants are expected to have an intermediate-level working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Although the course is structured around a Microsoft Access database, the database is form-driven and user-friendly; therefore, no previous Access experience is necessary.

Tribal Data Toolbox weekly webinars will be held on Wednesdays beginning 4-11-18 and going through 6-27-18 (excluding 5-16-18) at 9:00am PT | 10:00am MT | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET. Webinars will be recorded and over 50 additional videos cover every Toolbox function. During this training, participants will import continuous pollutant and met data, begin entering data from quality control checks performed on their air monitoring samplers, validate their data, generate reports, charts and AQS-formatted files. 

This online training is equivalent to 8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 80 hours of total learning time over the course of twelve weeks.

Instructor:

Angelique Maureen Luedeker, Angelique.Luedeker@nau.edu 928-282-8101

Course Facilitator (can answer questions and receive suggestions specific to the online learning platform):

Natasha Fulton, Natasha.Fulton@nau.edu, 928-523-8279

This online course has been developed as an introduction to building science principles important to healthy, comfortable, energy efficient homes and is intended to help tribal professionals understand and optimize the dynamic “building ecosystem” for occupancy wellness and building performance.

This course was originally developed for Alaska Villages, however, it is applicable to many tribes in cold climates. It will provide participants with an understanding of how the home responds as a “living system” and help participants understand what to look for during a residential home assessment. This online course is equivalent to 0.8 CEUs and requires approximately 8 hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules; course content is also available on-demand for the casual learner:

  • Building Science Basics
  • Building Structure and Mechanics
  • Occupant Behaviors

Participants enrolled in this course are expected to have a good understanding of IAQ basics and a basic understanding of homes in your communities including: sources, health effects, actions to improve IAQ, and what kind of concerns you are trying to address. This course reviews building science principles important to healthy, comfortable, energy efficient homes. 

After completing this online course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how the home responds like a “living system”
  • Understand what to look for during an IAQ assessment

This course will NOT provide a comprehensive understanding of design and construction details.

 Instructors:

Rich Seifert, Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Energy and Housing Specialist

Mansel Nelson, Senior Program Coordinator, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu 

Many of the presentations within this course were originally developed as an online version of the cold climate homebuilding techniques workshop that Extension’s Rich Seifert has taught for many years.  All Extension’s recordings are available at: https://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/cold-climate-building-course/id506895267  

The Radon Fundamentals course has been developed to provide tribes with, an introduction to the mechanics of radon, examples of how tribes are addressing radon, and possible funding opportunities. This course does not provide radon certification.

The presentations in this course were originally developed as webinars in February and March 2016 in collaboration with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 Tribal Indoor Air Quality and Health Network and staff from Spokane Tribe Department of Natural Resources, Navajo Nation EPA, Taos Pueblo Tribal Housing Office, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This online course is equivalent to 0.7 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately seven hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules; course content is also available on-demand for the casual learner:

  • Introduction to Radon
  • Testing for Radon
  • How Tribes are Addressing Radon
  • Radon Funding

 After completing this online course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what radon is.
  • Describe the potential health effects from exposure to radon.   
  • Describe how radon enters a home.
  • Recognize which radon mitigation systems are effective for different types of building structures.
  • Locate different types of testing devices available for testing indoor radon levels.
  • Locate additional training that will enable tribal staff to become certified in radon testing and mitigate radon.
  • Initiate the development of a tribal radon program.
  • Locate funding sources for radon testing and mitigation.

Presenters Include:

Mansel Nelson, Senior Program Coordinator, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Nolan Hoskie, Radon Specialist, Navajo Nation EPA

Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan, Air Quality Program Manager, Spokane Tribe

Terron Chischilly, Radon Specialist, Navajo Nation EPA

Ryder Freed, Air Radiation Program Coordinator, US EPA Region 9

Jed Harrison, Former Director of the EPA Radiation and Indoor Environments National Lab and Former Sr. Tribal Advisor for the EPA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air

Daniel V. Suazo, Construction Projects Manager, Tribal Housing Office, Taos Pueblo

Sarah Olsen, Grants Management, US Department of HUD

Rich Seifert, Professor Emeritus, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Residential Building Science Review provides tribal environmental professionals with a review of how a home responds as a dynamic system and basic building science principles. This short online course has been developed to prepare individuals for the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals’ in-person Indoor Air Quality Diagnostic Tools course and is required prior to being accepted to the course. Instructors delivering content for this online course expect you have a good understanding of indoor air quality (IAQ) basics and a basic understanding of IAQ and health, environmental conditions, structural design and construction, operation and maintenance issues for residential homes in your community. This online course is equivalent to 0.4 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately four hours of total learning time. CEUs can be earned by completing the following course topics:

  • A Building Ecosystem
  • Air Flow
  • Heat Transfer
  • Moisture Dynamics

After completing this online course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the home responds as a “dynamic system.”
  • Identify basic building science principles.  

Presenters and Instructors:

Jed Harrison, former Indoor Air Quality/Building Science Researcher/EPA Lab Director

Rich Seifert, Professor Emeritus, Building Scientist, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Energy and Housing Specialist

Mansel Nelson, Senior Program Coordinator and Chemical Engineer, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals; Working with Tribal Communities for Over 25 Years

Registration for this online course is only $150 and available by selecting "Catalog" in the task bar above. 

Partnerships and Community Outreach provides tribal environmental professionals with tribal-specific tools and resources to engage their community and other stakeholders in the development and implementation of their tribal work plans. This course carries 0.5 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately five hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules:

  • Module 1: Importance of Partnerships and Community Outreach, Stakeholders, and Theories of Public Involvement and Participation
  • Module 2: Settings and Methods for Participation
  • Module 3: Important Issues in Participation, Logistics for Public Involvement, and Community Involvement Plan

    After completing this module, participants will be able to:

    • Understand why community outreach is important to environmental management, and explain the value of both giving and getting information.
    • List methods and tools for community involvement, and determine which are appropriate in various situations.
    • List stakeholders who should be involved in a community outreach effort.
    • Develop a community involvement plan for a tribal environmental outreach process.

    Instructors:

    Sharon Hausam, PhD, AICP, Planning Program Manager, Pueblo of Laguna

    Ondrea Barber, Program Manager, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University, former Director for the Gila River Indian Community’s Department of Environmental Quality and Manager for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Environmental Protection & Natural Resources Division

    Quality Assurance Fundamentals is an introduction to basic quality assurance / quality control (QA/QC) concepts (bias and precision, with control charts of flow rate QC checks), terminology, and a review of the elements of quality assurance project plans (QAPPs) for environmental monitoring projects. Completion of this course signifies practical understanding of the QA elements of QAPP Level 4 projects, such as indoor air quality or wildlife surveys, or other basic community assessments. This course is equivalent to 1.2 CEU and requires approximately 12 hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules; course content is also available on-demand for the casual learner:

    • Introduction to Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC)
    • Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) and Data Quality Objectives (DQOs)
    • Introduction to Precision and Bias

    QA Fundamentals has been developed by the Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. This unique, tribally focused, and applied instruction was initiated as a webinar series and has been supplemented with activities, discussions, and tests to provide a training resource and completion certificate. It is intended for tribal environmental professionals as an introduction to quality assurance.

    After completing this online course, participants will be able to:

    • Explain what a staff person needs to know about QA for a project and why it is important.
    • Explain the terminology that is used in QAPPs.
    • Describe QA in common sense terms.
    • Locate helpful resources, materials, and people to develop quality systems.
    • Identify basic principles of data management.
    • List the required elements for a category 4 QAPP (as categorized by US EPA).
    • Begin writing a QAPP.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    An EPA-approved Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) is required to implement any work funded by the EPA that involves the acquisition of environmental data generated from direct measurement activities, collected from other sources, or compiled from computerized databases and information systems. All data gathering projects, including those that are self-funded, require a QAPP to ensure the project is designed and documented to provide legally-defensible data.

    This series consists of nine courses and addresses all 24 sections/elements of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is designed for tribal professionals who need to write or revise a QAPP for an environmental data gathering project and will provide the structure, tools, examples, and other information for your Tribal program or organization's QAPP. 

    • Before starting this online course series, it is recommended but not required that you complete QA Fundamentals (QA101) which introduces the basics of quality assurance. To begin QA Fundamentals, visit http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/.
    • Participants who are revising an existing QAPP, or require a refresher in only particular sections or elements, can complete only the courses needed. Contact Chris Lee (Christopher.Lee@nau.edu) for more information.

    This online course is equivalent to 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 8 hours of total learning time and contains pre-recorded presentations, assignments, one-on-one assistance, and other resources.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    This series consists of nine courses and addresses all 24 sections/elements of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is designed for tribal professionals who need to write or revise a QAPP for an environmental data gathering project and will provide the structure, tools, examples, and other information for your Tribal program or organization's QAPP. 

    • Before starting this online course series, it is recommended but not required that you complete QA Fundamentals (QA101), which introduces the basics of quality assurance, and QAPP: Project Background & Summary (QA201). To complete QA Fundamentals and QAPP Project Background & Summary, visit http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/.
    • Participants who are revising an existing QAPP, or require a refresher in only particular sections or elements, can complete only the courses needed. Contact Chris Lee (Christopher.Lee@nau.edu) for more information.

    This online course is equivalent to 1.6 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 16 hours of total learning time and contains pre-recorded presentations, assignments, one-on-one assistance as needed, and other resources.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    This series consists of nine courses and addresses all 24 sections/elements of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is designed for tribal professionals who need to write or revise a QAPP for an environmental data gathering project and will provide the structure, tools, examples, and other information for your Tribal program or organization's QAPP. 

    • Before starting this online course series, it is recommended but not required that you complete QA Fundamentals (QA101), which introduces the basics of quality assurance, and QAPP: Project Background & Summary (QA201). To complete QA Fundamentals and QAPP: Project Background & Summary, visit http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/.
    • Participants who are revising an existing QAPP, or require a refresher in only particular sections or elements, can complete only the courses needed. Contact Chris Lee (Christopher.Lee@nau.edu) for more information.

    This online course is equivalent to 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 8 hours of total learning time and contains pre-recorded presentations, assignments, one-on-one assistance as needed, and other resources.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    This series consists of nine courses and addresses all 24 sections/elements of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is designed for tribal professionals who need to write or revise a QAPP for an environmental data gathering project and will provide the structure, tools, examples, and other information for your Tribal program or organization's QAPP. 

    • Before starting this online course series, it is recommended but not required that you complete QA Fundamentals (QA101), which introduces the basics of quality assurance, and QAPP: Project Background & Summary (QA201). To complete QA Fundamentals and QAPP: Project Background & Summary, go to http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/.
    • Participants who are revising an existing QAPP, or require a refresher in only particular sections or elements, can complete only the courses needed. Contact Chris Lee (Christopher.Lee@nau.edu) for more information.

    This online course is equivalent to 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 8 hours of total learning time and contains pre-recorded presentations, assignments, one-on-one assistance as needed, and other resources.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    This series consists of nine courses and addresses all 24 sections/elements of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is designed for tribal professionals who need to write or revise a QAPP for an environmental data gathering project and will provide the structure, tools, examples, and other information for your Tribal program or organization's QAPP. 

    • Before starting this online course series, it is recommended but not required that you complete QA Fundamentals (QA101), which introduces the basics of quality assurance, and QAPP: Project Background & Summary (QA201). To complete QA Fundamentals and QAPP: Project Background & Summary, go to http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/.
    • Participants who are revising an existing QAPP, or require a refresher in only particular sections or elements, can complete only the courses needed. Contact Chris Lee (Christopher.Lee@nau.edu) for more information.

    This online course is equivalent to 1.6 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 16 hours of total learning time and contains pre-recorded presentations, assignments, one-on-one assistance as needed, and other resources.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    This series consists of nine courses and addresses all 24 sections/elements of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is designed for tribal professionals who need to write or revise a QAPP for an environmental data gathering project and will provide the structure, tools, examples, and other information for your Tribal program or organization's QAPP. 

    • Before starting this online course series, it is recommended but not required that you complete QA Fundamentals (QA101), which introduces the basics of quality assurance, and QAPP: Project Background & Summary (QA201). To complete QA Fundamentals and QAPP: Project Background & Summary, go to http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/.
    • Participants who are revising an existing QAPP, or require a refresher in only particular sections or elements, can complete only the courses needed. Contact Chris Lee (Christopher.Lee@nau.edu) for more information.

    This online course is equivalent to 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 8 hours of total learning time and contains pre-recorded presentations, assignments, one-on-one assistance as needed, and other resources.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    This series consists of nine courses and addresses all 24 sections/elements of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is designed for tribal professionals who need to write or revise a QAPP for an environmental data gathering project and will provide the structure, tools, examples, and other information for your Tribal program or organization's QAPP. 

    • Before starting this online course series, it is recommended but not required that you complete QA Fundamentals (QA101), which introduces the basics of quality assurance, and QAPP: Project Background & Summary (QA201). To complete QA Fundamentals and QAPP: Project Background & Summary, go to http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/.
    • Participants who are revising an existing QAPP, or require a refresher in only particular sections or elements, can complete only the courses needed. Contact Chris Lee (Christopher.Lee@nau.edu) for more information.

    This online course is equivalent to 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 8 hours of total learning time and contains pre-recorded presentations, assignments, one-on-one assistance as needed, and other resources.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    This series consists of nine courses and addresses all 24 sections/elements of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is designed for tribal professionals who need to write or revise a QAPP for an environmental data gathering project and will provide the structure, tools, examples, and other information for your Tribal program or organization's QAPP. 

    • Before starting this online course series, it is recommended but not required that you complete QA Fundamentals (QA101), which introduces the basics of quality assurance, and QAPP: Project Background & Summary (QA201). To complete QA Fundamentals and QAPP: Project Background & Summary, go to http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/.
    • Participants who are revising an existing QAPP, or require a refresher in only particular sections or elements, can complete only the courses needed. Contact Chris Lee (Christopher.Lee@nau.edu) for more information.

    This online course is equivalent to 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 12 hours of total learning time and contains pre-recorded presentations, assignments, one-on-one assistance as needed, and other resources.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    This series consists of nine courses and addresses all 24 sections/elements of a Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is designed for tribal professionals who need to write or revise a QAPP for an environmental data gathering project and will provide the structure, tools, examples, and other information for your Tribal program or organization's QAPP. 

    • Before starting this online course series, it is recommended but not required that you complete QA Fundamentals (QA101), which introduces the basics of quality assurance, and QAPP: Project Background & Summary (QA201). To complete QA Fundamentals and QAPP: Project Background & Summary, go to http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/.
    • Participants who are revising an existing QAPP, or require a refresher in only particular sections or elements, can complete only the courses needed. Contact Chris Lee (Christopher.Lee@nau.edu) for more information.

    This online course is equivalent to 0.2 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately 2 hours of total learning time and contains pre-recorded presentations, assignments, one-on-one assistance as needed, and other resources.

    Instructor: Chris Lee, Christopher.Lee@nau.edu, 702-784-8264.

    Registration for this online course is $300 and available by selecting "Catalog" in the task bar above.

    Tribal Strategic Planning: Ensuring Successful Development of Your EPA-Tribal Environmental Plans (ETEP) provides tribal environmental professionals with tools and resources to develop tribally specific approaches to strategic planning with tribal leadership, elected officials, governmental agencies, and other organizations. This course carries 1.0 continuing education unit (CEU) and requires approximately ten hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules:

    • Concepts of Strategic Planning
    • Strategic Planning Process and Actions
    • Developing an EPA-Tribal Environmental Plan
    • Developing a Work Plan

    After completing this module, participants will be able to:

    • Define and develop with your tribal leadership: vision, mission, goals, objectives, and activities to implement a strategic plan.
    • Define your tribe’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
    • Identify possible impacts of other decision-making organizations and agencies that may affect tribal planning efforts.
    • Draft an outline for a strategic plan using relevant templates, tribal examples, existing tribal resources and documents.
    • Explain 2013 GAP requirements for EPA-Tribal Environmental Plans and implementation.
    • Develop and apply performance measures to planning goals and objectives, ensuring program progress, capacity building, and addressing tribal needs.
    • Develop a comprehensive funding strategy with EPA grants.

    Instructors Include:

    Ondrea Barber, Executive Director, DEQ, Gila River Indian Community

    Sharon Hausam, PhD, AICP, Planning Program Manager, Pueblo of Laguna

    The Brownfields Tribal Response Program (TRP) Fundamentals course has been developed to provide tribes with an overview of the CERCLA Section 128(a) State and Tribal Response Program funding. After taking this course tribes will have the information needed to request CERCLA Section 128(a) State and Tribal Response Program funds with a draft work plan as described in the current EPA funding guidance. This course is also useful for new brownfields tribal employees to gain a better understanding of the program they are working in. It is recommended that participants complete ITEP’s Introduction to Brownfields online course for an overview of brownfields and tribal examples prior to beginning this online course.

    This online course is equivalent to 0.5 CEUs and requires approximately 5 hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules; course content is also available on-demand for the casual learner:

    • Brownfields 128(a) Tribal Response Program (TRP) Overview
    • Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities
    • Brownfields TRP Funding Uses and Cooperative Agreement Terms and Conditions

    After completing this online course, participants will be able to:

    • Explain the purpose and scope of the CERCLA Section 128(a) State and Tribal Response Program (TRP).
    • Identify the four elements of a TRP.  
    • Establish and maintain a public record system.
    • Describe the terms and reporting requirements of the CERCLA Section 128(a) State and Tribal Response Program.
    • Identify technical assistance and training opportunities.
    • Identify possible brownfields sites.

    Presenters Include:

    Rachel Lentz, EPA HQ OBLR

    Mary Goolie, EPA Region 10

    José García, EPA Region 9

    Amy Jean McKeown, EPA Region 1

    Mickey Hartnett, Kansas State University

    Colette Santasieri, New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Inacio Dayrit, Center for Creative Land Recycling

    This Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 8-hour online course provides refresher training tribal environmental professionals who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. This HAZWOPER 8-hour refresher meets OSHA’s mandated refresher requirements under 29 CFR 1910.120 for participants who have successfully completed 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER training and have maintained 8-hour refresher training each year since their initial training. It is crucial that employees receive proper prior off-site training and on-the-job training specific to their job duties. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure workers remain competent in activities specific to their job functions and determine if this training meets the needs for annual refresher trainingAdditionally, participants require site-specific hands on training, this responsibility remains with employers. The employer may determine that hands-on training is unnecessary for a refresher course, however, must assess the employees’ skill level, and ensure that workers remain competent in their current and any newly assigned duties. See http://bit.ly/HAZWOPERTrainingRequirements for more information.    

    This course has been developed in collaboration with highly qualified subject matter experts and an experienced development and delivery team. Online course facilitators are available to answer questions through online discussion forums. This online course is equivalent to 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires a minimum of eight hours of total learning timeCEUs and a certificate of completion are earned by passing the final exam with a 70% or better and completing the following course modules: 

    • HAZWOPER Regulations, Training Requirements, and Medical Surveillance
    • Identifying Site-Specific Hazards 
    • Health and Safety Plans, Personal Protective Equipment, and Site Control 
    • Emergency Response 

     After completing this online refresher course, participants who have successfully completed initial training and maintained annual refresher trainings will be reacquainted with how to: 

    • Locate current OSHA HAZWOPER and Hazard Communication regulations and requirements. 
    • Determine HAZWOPER training and medical surveillance needed for their job duties. 
    • Identify incidents that may be relevant to their job duties. 
    • Locate resources to identify hazardous material markings, labeling, and placards and the hazards they present.  
    • Use the Emergency Response Guidebook to help manage hazardous material incidents. 
    • Use the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards to determine toxicological information and human exposure limits to hazardous substances.
    • Explain the importance of the Health and Safety Plan. 
    • Identify the types and methods of air monitoring. 
    • Identify the four levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) and locate resources for choosing the correct PPE. 
    • Demonstrate an understanding of site characterization and emergency response actions.
    • Explain the importance of implementing an Incident Command System (ICS).
    • Recognize characteristics of a work zone and site security measures (work practices to minimize risk from site hazards; proper use of engineering controls and equipment on site). 
    • Locate resources to identify the principles and levels of decontamination needed specific to their work site.  
    • Identify principles and levels of decontamination.

    It is the employer's responsibility to ensure workers remain competent in activities specific to their job functions. 

    Presenter: 

    Eric Lindeman, Hazardous Materials Specialist

    This short course will provide participants with: an understanding of what brownfields are, tribal examples of brownfields sites, a summary of brownfields funding sources, how tribes may be able to access brownfields funding, who was using brownfields grant money as of 2013, and contact information for free brownfields technical assistance available to tribes. 

    This course has been developed from a public webinar delivered during ITEP’s 2014 Tribal Environmental and Planning online course. Special thanks to Campbell Environmental Group for the coordination of presenters, development, and delivery of the original webinar. This course is equivalent to 0.4 CEUs and requires approximately 4 hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules; course content is also available on-demand for the casual learner:

    • What are Brownfields?
    • Tribal Brownfields Examples
    • Tribal Brownfields Funding

    After completing this online course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand what Brownfields are.
    • Locate resources for identifying possible Brownfields sites.
    • Identify Brownfields grant programs that may be applicable to their tribe.
    • Understand the distribution of Brownfields funding.

    Presenters include:

    Dale Mitchell, Brownfields Program Coordinator, Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribe

    Amy Jean McKeown, Brownfields Project Officer, United States Environmental Protection Agency

    Rich Campbell, Geologist, Campbell Environmental Group

    Glenn Daukas, Campbell Environmental Group

    Introduction to Rural Alaska Landfill Administrator (RALA) provides tribal environmental professionals in rural Alaska an introduction to the landfill management and operations and resources for additional training. The development of this short course was a collaborative effort between the Alaska Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA AK Chapter), Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), the Alaska Forum, Inc., Green Star, and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. The presentations in this online training are part of an 8-hour RALA training and were originally recorded during the Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management in 2016. In-depth courses for Rural Alaska Landfill Administrator training are offered annually at the Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management by SWANA AK Chapter instructors. This online course is equivalent to 0.5 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately five hours of total learning time. CEUs can be earned by completing the following course modules:

    • Introduction to Landfills, Administration, and Operations in Rural Alaska
    • Solid Waste Administration, Planning, and Budgeting Basics
    • Minimizing Waste in Your Landfill

    After completing this online course, participants in rural Alaska will be able to:

    • Identify the classification and type of landfill in their community.
    • Recognize the top ten landfill issues.
    • Define landfill administrator’s and operator’s roles.
    • Identify basic administrative, planning, and budgeting needs for managing landfills.
    • Identify strategies for minimizing waste that fits their communities’ needs.
    • Identify best management practice for burning waste.

    Instructors Include:

    Ted Jacobson, Solid Waste Tribal Liaison, EPA/SEE Program/Alaska

    Doug Huntman, Green Star Program Director, Alaska Forum

    Stephen Price, Rural Landfill Specialist, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Solid Waste Program

    Introduction to Hazardous Waste provides tribal environmental professionals with an introduction to identifying and managing hazardous waste that the tribe and facilities on tribal land generate. Additionally, this course will provide an overview of the three classes of generators for tribes to determine how the hazardous waste must be managed and includes a module specific to household hazardous waste. The development of this course was a collaborative effort between the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 7, Gila River Indian Community, the Alaska Forum, Green Star, NRC Alaska, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. This online course is equivalent to 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately fifteen hours of total learning time. CEUs can be earned by completing the following course modules:

    • Identifying the Waste
    • Managing Hazardous Waste
    • Managing Household Hazardous Waste

     

    After completing this online course, participants will be able to:

    • Locate resources for determining which wastes are regulated as solid waste, hazardous waste, and excluded.
    • Identify EPA and state regulations for managing the type of waste identified, including alternative management standards for special wastes.
    • Explain hazardous waste generator rules.
    • Understand the need for determining proper handling, storage, and shipment for hazardous waste generated on tribal land.
    • Inform their community about the risks associated with household hazardous waste.
    • Initiate best management practices for collecting, storing, and shipping household hazardous waste.
    • Locate resources for US Department of Transportation hazardous waste requirements.

    Instructor:

    Liz Blackburn, EPA Region 7 Air and Waste Management Division

    Presenters Include:

    Rudy Mix, Waste Program Manager, Gila River Indian Community Department of Environmental Quality

    Dale Anderson, Environmental Quality Specialist, Gila River Indian Community Department of Environmental Quality

    Paul Nielsen, Director of Sales & Marketing, NRC Alaska, LLC

    Samarys Seguinot-Medina, DrPHc, MSEM, Environmental Health Program Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics