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Section 2: Hazardous Materials Training

The ECIT also obtained training, policy, procedural and guidance needs from the districts and identified training sources for each task. See Table 7-2 below.

Hazardous Materials Recommended Training

Table 7-2: Hazardous Materials Recommended Training (as of August 2007)

Task

Course Title (#)

Description

Provider Information

Point of Contact

Location

Schedule

Availability

Costs to Districts

Enrollment Procedures

14.0 and 14.1

The Environment in Project Development (ENV101)

Introduction. Designed to provide an overview of environmental issues addressed during project development which include environmental regulations, public involvement, environmental documentation, community impacts, hazardous materials, habitat and protected species, air quality, traffic noise analysis, water resources, cultural resources and environmental permits, issues and commitments (EPIC).

Roland Limon, TxDOT ENV 512-416-2691

Training Center Austin, TX

Published annually

(2 days)

Travel and per diem

Request enrollment through district training coordinator

"

American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Transaction Screen Process

Application. ASTM 1528 standards. No formal course currently available. Available as written guidelines from ASTM and/or as part of courses for Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). Some information included in EPD.

TxDOT ENV-PPA

512- 416-3001

ASTM

610-832-9686

N/A or varies with specific course

N/A or varies with specific course

N/A or varies with specific course. May include tuition, travel and per diem

Out-of-agency request through training provider

Notes:

- Standard practice guidance document available through ASTM.

- Telephone coaching accomplished by Environmental Affairs Division Pollution Prevention and Abatement Branch (ENV-PPA) personnel for specific projects.

"

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Phase I Assessment for Property Transfer

Application. ASTM 1527 standards; how to complete the assessment process, including database list searches, interpretation of fire insurance maps, conducting a site visit, recognizing environmental conditions, property owner interviews, etc.

TEEX

1-800-824-7303

ASTM

610-832-9686

TxDOT's Initial Site Assessment (ENV114 EPD- Hazardous Materials Management)

Varies

Varies

Varies

(3.5 days)

(2 days)

(2 days)

Varies

Varies

Travel and per diem

Out-of-agency request through training provider

Request enrollment through district training coordinator

Notes:

- Other providers (see endnotes 1, 2 and 3)

- Standard practice guidance document available through ASTM.

- TEEX course may be modified to specifically address TxDOT and/or transportation project issues.

"

Hazardous Materials Communication Act (SFH420) and Refresher Program (SFH421)

Introduction/Refresher. Hazardous materials in the workplace; required for all TxDOT employees as per the Texas Hazardous Communication Standards under Texas Dept. of Health jurisdiction.

District course coordinator

Varies

N/A

(refresher required every 2 years)

Request through district training coordinator

"

On-the-job training

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

14.2

Same as All-of-the-Above, plus experience as Hazardous Materials Project Manager to meet all of the minimum qualifications.

"

On-the-job training

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

14.3

Same as All-of-the-Above, plus the following:

"

Statewide Environmental Engineering Consultant Work Authorization Management Training

Introduction/Application. Effective management of the services provided by TxDOT's statewide environmental engineering consultants from development of the proposal (intent) to verification of deliverables.

TxDOT ENV PPA

512-416-3001

In Progress

In Progress

N/A

When available, request through district training coordinator

Note:

- Draft guidance document is available. Contact ENV Pollution Prevention and Abatement Branch at 512-416-3001.

- Telephone coaching accomplished by ENV PPA and Contract Services Section personnel (CSS).

- ENV/CSS is developing training video instead of training course.

"

On-the-job training

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

14.4

Same as All-of-the-Above, plus the following:

"

Hazardous Materials Management Survey

ENV209

Application. Obtain an intense review of EH&S topics designed to prepare you to take the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or Registered Environmental Manager (REM) exam.

TEEX

1-800-824-7303

Other providers possible.

Varies

Varies (4 days)

Varies, plus travel and per diem

Out-of-agency request through training provider

Note: TEEX's course provides a review for students taking the professional certification exams from the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) for Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and from National Registry of Environmental Professionals for Registered Environmental Manager (REM), Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA) and/or Registered Environmental Property Assessor (REPA).

"

Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I and II), ENV220

Application. Learn the significant concepts and skills associated with conducting Phase I and Phase II Site Assessments. The Phase I portion of the course covers the four components of the ASTM 1527 practice. The Phase II portion addresses the planning and procedures for conducting investigative sampling in the evaluation of potential environmental contamination.

TEEX

1-800-824-7303

Varies

Varies (4 days)

Varies, plus travel and per diem

Out-of-agency request through training provider

Note: Other providers (see endnotes 1 and 6).

"

Soil and Groundwater Remediation

ENV221

Application. This course covers theory and practical application of various on and off-site remediation technologies for contaminated soil and groundwater. Presentations emphasize elements governing the selection of the most effective technology for a specific site.

TEEX

1-800-824-7303

Other provider (see endnote 1)

Varies

Varies (3 days)

Varies, plus

travel and per diem

Out-of-agency request through training provider

"

OSHA 24-hour First Responder Awareness and Operations Level Response

Application. Emphasizes the mechanisms for protecting persons, property or the environment from the effects of hazardous materials release. No prior hazardous materials experience or training required.

TEEX

1-800-824-7303

Other providers available

Varies

Varies (3 days)

Varies, plus travel and per diem

Out-of-agency request through training provider

Note: There are also 40-hour HAZWOPER courses plus additional 8-hour refreshers for personnel involved in actually cleaning up contaminated sites.

"

On-the-job training

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

14.5

Same as ALL of the ABOVE plus the following: (Note: The following are only a few TxDOT introductory courses that may help someone meet the minimum qualifications of considerable knowledge.)

"

Introduction to Highway Project Design (DES116)

Introduction. Design process required in the development of a set of plans, specifications and estimates; highway design terminology; environmental concerns will also be included.

Course Coordinator TxDOT

Training Center Austin, TX

Published annually (28 hrs)

Travel and per diem

Request enrollment through district training coordinator

"

Right of Way (ROW) Considerations (DES110)

Introduction. Provides a comprehensive overview of the right-of-way issues the engineering staff should consider when planning and developing a transportation project. Other areas covered in the course: important considerations of right-of-way acquisition as it relates to project design, roadway design and project scheduling to assist with recognizing and avoiding potential right-of-way problems.

Course Coordinator TxDOT

Training Center Austin, TX

Published annually (24 hrs)

Travel and per diem

Request enrollment through district training coordinator

"

Introduction to Construction/Maintenance Inspection (CON105)

Introduction. Prepares new construction inspectors for their duties as inspectors, plus aids maintenance personnel in monitoring contract compliance.

Course Coordinator TxDOT

Training Center Austin, TX

Published annually (36 hrs)

Travel and per diem

Request enrollment through district training coordinator

"

On-the-job training

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A



Out-of-Agency Training Providers

Out-of-Agency Training Providers (Hazardous Materials)

1.

ASTM International: general telephone (610)832-9585; web page http://www.astm.org

2.

Environmental Assessment Association (EAA): telephone (302)763-4320; web page http://www.iami.org/eaa.html

3.

Environmental Options, Inc.: telephone (540)483-3920; web site http://www.environmentaloptions.com

4.

National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Education Department: telephone (800)551-7379; web page http://www.ngwa.org

5.

Nielsen Environmental Field School: telephone (704)965-5026; web page http://envirofieldschool.com

6.

Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Texas A&M: toll-free telephone (800)824-7303; web page http://www.teex.com

Additional Hazardous Materials Options

Environmental Training Center: NEPA and Transportation Decision Making (Course #142005A) - Offered by National Highway Institute (NHI)

Asbestos

Lead-based Paint

Petroleum Storage Tanks (PST)

Professional Certification

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM): by telephone (301-984-8969)

National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP): by fax (847-724-6631)

For more information, contact the TxDOT Environmental Affairs Division Pollution Prevention and Abatement Branch (ENV-PPA) at (512) 416-3001.



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