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Oil Response Training - Combined Backwater and Fast Water

Category: Oil Response Training

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This course is custom designed to meet requests of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal On-Scene-Coordinators (FOSCs) in their regions. The course may be from 2 days to 5 days in length dependent on request and agenda development. The course may contain any of the course content and field work found in the Slow, Backwater Practical Course or Fast Water Practical Courses listed in their course descriptions. Dependent upon selection of course work participants will deploy boom on lakes or rivers; establish oil recovery sites; provide protection to sensitive areas and shoreline with boom; operate boats on lakes or rivers; install dikes, dams and filter fences on streams; and install French drains and cut-off walls.

Instructional methods will include classroom instruction and field work.

After completion of the course, the participants will be able to demonstrate or discuss small boat operations, various methods of oil boom deployment and anchoring, recovery site selection and operations, and health and safety issues relevant to oil spill response and recovery operations. All this will be based on the selection of course materials to be presented.

Class size is limited to 30 students. To arrange for this type of course please contact Greg Powell US EPA, ERT Cincinnati, Ohio 859-594-6549.