Classes & Training

June 6.

Reducing Chemical Hazards: The First Move , Portland, OR.

It is crucial to make informed decisions when choosing chemicals in products, processes, and supply chains. Companies striving to easily identify hazardous chemicals when making chemical management decisions can now make a first move using the GreenScreen® List Translator. This automated tool helps you understand known impacts of chemicals on human health and the environment and categorize which chemicals to avoid when purchasing and designing. Funded by WA Department of Ecology and Clean Production Action   more

June 21.

Fundamentals of Stormwater Management, Portland, OR.

ECOSS helps you succeed with the Industrial Activities NPDES Stormwater Discharge Permits requirements and compliance. New to stormwater management & don’t understand permit requirements? Struggling to meet benchmarks? At Tier 2 & wondering about treatment types? These professional workshops provide ideas & solutions for stormwater BMPs & sampling techniques to help meet permit requirements, allowing you to ask tough questions in a confidential setting. Fundamentals (101) is an overview of the Oregon NPDES 1200Z and 1200COLS permit requirements and can be taken independently or as part of NEBC's Managing Stormwater in Oregon conference. Designed for permittees, consultants & engineers to better understand & manage permit requirements, & develop a comprehensive stormwater management program Includes: class materials, professional instruction, lunch & refreshments.   more

July 11.

CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Re-Certification, Kirkland, WA.

NEBC members get a $50 discount. This exciting course examines the most up-to-date techniques in the management of sediment and construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) card, good for three years. CESCL certification is required in the state of Washington by the Washington State Department of Ecology for personnel responsible for construction stormwater inspections and sampling at construction sites.   more

July 17 - July 18.

OSHA-100, Renton, WA.

Presented by NWETC.** This course is presented over the course of 1.5 days. Attendees may elect to add HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher Training to be delivered immediately after the completion of the OSHA-10 Session. ** The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards.   more

July 18.

HAZWOPER (8 Hour Refresher),, .

Presented by NWETC. ** This course will be presented immediately following OSHA-10 training. Attendees may register for the OSHA-10 class and attend both if they wish ** This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards.   more

July 19.

Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation, Kirkland, WA.

In this 1-day course, attendees will learn what characterizes a “Brownfield” project, how it differs from a conventional “Greenfield” real estate transaction, and why it would be desirable for a public entity or private investor to pursue a Brownfield. Participants will learn the components of a Brownfields transaction, what legal pathways are available through individual state programs to certify site closure, and a review of state-specific Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) cleanup processes. Participants will come away with better understanding of the critical due diligence tasks that are necessary to complete a successful Brownfield transaction included legal, real estate, environmental, financing, risk transfer (insurance). Case studies and active engagement with the attendees will be used to reinforce the points presented in lecture.   more

July 21.


Cost: $295 Course description: ECOSS helps you succeed with your Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP) requirements & compliance. Do you learn through examples? Struggle with benchmarks? Need treatment ideas? ECOSS’ Advanced (201) Workshops can help while providing solutions. This professional workshop provides ideas & solutions for stormwater best management practices (BMPs) & sampling techniques to help meet permit requirements, allowing you to ask tough questions in a confidential setting. Advanced Stormwater Management (201) takes an in-depth look at the ISGP requirements including: • Examine state and federal policy drivers and trends; Ecology & citizen group enforcement; & other stakeholders affecting decision-making • Review & discuss various case studies, with examples of managing difficult stormwater issues • Geared for permittees to better understand & manage permit requirements, & develop a compre  more

July 26 - July 27.

CESCL Certification for Washington , Richland, WA.

Presented by NWETC. CESCL certification is required by the Washington State Department of Ecology, Construction Stormwater General Permit for personnel responsible for monitoring stormwater at construction sites disturbing one or more acres of land, or are part of a larger common plan of development. NWETC’s 2-day CESCL course is a dynamic interaction between traditional classroom style lecture and hands-on field exercises. Interactive dialogue between the attendees and the trainers is also promoted, to encourage a shared learning environment.   more