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Environmental PROSPECT Training

Environmental PROSPECT Training

The following environmental regulatory training courses are available through the USACE Learning Center PROSPECT Program and can be found in the "USACE Managers and Supervisors Training Handbook" also known as "The Purple Book".  The following is a brief description of some of the environmental courses offered.  The link to the Purple Book can be found at http://ulc.usace.army.mil/

Regulatory Compliance Courses 

Environmental Regulations Practical Application Course (Course Control Number 398) – This is an excellent course for those personnel involved in regulatory compliance issues.  Topics covered in this 36-hour course include RCRA waste classification and disposal, DOT shipping, CAA, CWA storm and wastewater discharges, TSCA requirements for management and disposal of  PCBs, lead-based paint issues, asbestos, USTs, pesticide management, EPCRA, spill response, and drinking water standards. 

The CERCLA/RCRA Process (Course Control Number 356) - This 28-hour course trains USACE personnel involved with hazardous and toxic waste projects on military and civil works projects in the proper application of CERCLA, RCRA and other relevant environmental laws, regulations, and policies.  This course is ISEERB approved. 

CERCLA  Process Workshop (CCN 356) -  The 28 hour course identified above can be tailored to address CERCLA regulatory requirements for specific programs, i.e., FUDS, FUSRAP, IRP, etc.  

Hazardous Waste Manifesting & DOT Certification (CCN 223) – This 36-hour course enables Corps personnel to understand the regulatory requirements of RCRA and the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) as it applies to the generation, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.  Topics include RCRA waste classification, land disposal restrictions, generator requirements, manifesting requirements, and DOT requirements such as proper shipping names, packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding.  Course provides DOT certification as per 49CFR subpart H and DoD 4500.9-R, chapter 204).  Course is ISEERB approved. 

Hazardous Waste Manifesting 16-Hour DOT Recertification Course (CCN 429) – The 16-hour manifesting refresher course is intended to provide refresher training on DOT requirements to fulfill the recurrent training requirements of 49 CFR 172, Subpart H for general awareness/familiarization training.  Students who successfully complete the course will be certified as having been trained and tested to recognize and identify hazardous materials.   Course provides DOT certification as per 49CFR subpart H and DoD 4500.9-R, chapter 204).  Course is ISEERB approved.   In addition a 4-hour module specific to class 7 recertification is available under CCN 430. 

Radioactive Waste Transport (CCN 441) -  This workshop is designed to instruct the student on the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements pertaining specifically to radioactive wastes, in particular, remediation wastes from radioactive sites such as FUSRAP sites, EPA Superfund sites, and military installations. This workshop is focused on the DOT regulations associated with Class 7 and Class 9 radionuclides which includes ongoing DOT/NRC rulemaking for harmonization with international transportation regulations. Course contents include, but are not limited to, determining if the material meets a Class 7 or Class 9 hazard class, DOT subtyping (Excepted, Type A, Type B, HRCQ, LSA, SCO etc), determining the proper shipping names, markings, labeling, and packaging, determining the correct shipping paper requirements, and security awareness training. There is minor discussion on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations as they relate to transportation. (Note: A scientific calculator must be brought to class. A worksheet on scientific notation and International System of Units (SI) conversions for radiological units of measure will be sent before the class to be completed prior to arriving for workshop.) 

Hazardous/Toxic and Radioactive Waste Construction Inspection (CCN 141) -  This 24-hour course is for working level and management personnel having responsibilities in USACE Superfund, DERP, and other Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (EM CX) programs.  It provides a comprehensive overview of responsibilities and acceptable work practices for Quality Assurance Representatives (QAR) and supervisors on EM CX construction sites.  The course provides information to allow the QAR to effectively perform his/her job in determining if contract work performed complies with relevant federal, state, and local standards and with the contract documents.     

Environmental Remediation Technologies (CCN 395) –This 36 hour course provides the student with a workable understanding of various in-situ remediation and containment technologies.  The course is a combination of Course #371, Environmental Remediation Technologies - Subsurface, and Course #337, Environmental Remediation Technologies-Containment.  The two shorter courses are taught back-to-back and the enrollee in this course would attend both in sequence.  The two shorter courses share a common class trip to a hazardous waste site.  Refer to the descriptions of those two courses for more information.  The course emphasizes the awareness and use of available guidance from the USACE, EPA, Air Force, ASTM, and other sources.