Online Environmental Training | EPA Institute

Intermediate CERCLA

Course Description
This six (6) hour course provides each student with a review of the major provisions comprising the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) , including release reporting requirements in CERCLA Section 103 and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) Sections 302-312. Students are provided with a basic understanding of CERCLA, as well as an in-depth review of the Remedial investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) process as it applies to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) environmental restoration program. Topics include the Superfund program, cleanup and abatement orders, release reporting, the National Contingency Plan (NCP), the administrative record and the hazard ranking system, among other topics.

How You Will Benefit

  • Identify characteristics of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA),
  • Understand the hazardous terminology, National Priority List (NPL), remedial phase and liability provision.
  • Understand the three types of response activities defined under CERCLA; removal, remedial, and enforcement programs
  • Develop a broad conceptual model of the site which includes, but is not limited to, identifying potential exposure concerns, the information necessary for an evaluation, and stakeholders concerns.
  • Develop conclusions regarding preventing or reducing exposure, the likelihood of adverse health effects, the degree of public health hazard posed by the site, critical data gaps and the need for health education, exposure investigations.
  • Understand the process of CERLA enforcement and enforcement Audits.
  • Understand the key provisions of CERCLA, and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).