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Environmental Compliance (3 hours)
This 3-hour online course reviews the body of relevant law at the Federal level and in the states of Louisiana and New Jersey as it is codified and promulgated into specific regulations. The course addresses the Clean Air Act and amendments, the Clean Water Act and amendments, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act with SARA amendments, CERCLA, EPCRA and related OSHA actions, and other relevant Federal programs along with parallel State legislation and implementation policies.

Environmental Risks: Construction Risk.com Report Case Summaries (2 hours)
This 2-hour online course contains case summaries of six court decisions involving design professionals or contractors who performed environmental remediation work or encountered environmental conditions on job sites and incurred risk or liability as a result. Other cases that are discussed include potential Superfund liability of an engineer, suits against remediation engineers and contractors, asbestos liability of a construction contractor, and the question of whether damages are covered under a commercial general liability policy.

Erosion & Sediment Control (8 Hours)
This 8-hour online course will present an erosion and sediment control design manual and require the student to employ design standards that are applicable to construction projects anywhere. The erosion of soil during construction activities arguably presents the most significant source of water pollution in the U.S. There should be little argument that it is certainly the most preventable. Over the past two decades, significant progress has been made in the development of best management practices designed to both prevent erosion by diverting storm water and to treat sediment-laden runoff prior to its discharge from the construction site.

Erosion and Sediment Control - An Overview (4 hours)
This 4-hour online course outlines the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control. It provides you with information needed to develop a comprehensive erosion and sediment control plan, as well as how to select and install the correct sediment control devices in the field. Topics covered include; The Natural Erosion Process, Predicting Soil Loss, Rules and Regulations, Storm Water Runoff, Stable Channel Design, Sediment Control Practices, Vegetative Soil Stabilization, and Developing Sediment and Erosion Control Plans.

Groundwater Hydrology (6 hours)
This 6-hour online course reviews the Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Design - Groundwater Hydrology Manual. This basic course covers such topics as subsurface distribution, groundwater forces, confined/unconfined aquifers, hydraulic conductivity, storage, transmissivity, general flow equations, flow nets, pumping wells, porosity, specific yield, groundwater studies, field investigation methods, computer modeling, and surface water/ground water interactions.

Sewage Lift Station Design (2 hours)
This two hour online course is designed to introduce the most common types of lift stations and provide rationale for their use.

Hazardous Waste:

Asbestos Management (3 hours)
This three hour online course is based on the Environmental Protection Agency's Handbook for Managing Asbestos in Place. Asbestos containing materials are still found in hundreds of thousands of buildings, so it is important for members of the construction industry to know how to deal with it. Asbestos is dangerous when its fibers are released into the air, so removing the asbestos is not always the best course of action. This course focuses on how to start and run a successful asbestos operations and maintenance program.

Asbestos: What Is It And How Do You Remove It? (3 hours)
This three hour online course is aimed at informing the student about the health risks concerning asbestos, and the methods of safely removing it.

Hazardous Waste: The Basics (3 hours)
Are you confused by all of the jargon and acronyms used regarding hazardous waste and remediation? What do you know about the latest (real or perceived) threats to groundwater or air quality? Do you want to learn whether your neighbor's stash of trash and rusted drums is merely annoying or legally hazardous? Learn the background to answer these and other questions in this course "Basics of Hazardous Waste." This 3-Hour online course is presented in two sections, with a multiple-choice quiz at the end of each section.

Hazardous Waste: Treatment (4 hours)
Are you concerned about the latest (real or perceived) threat to groundwater or air quality? Do you want to learn the best methods to render it legally non-hazardous? Learn the answers to these and other questions in this 4-hour online course "Hazardous Waste Treatment." It is assumed that students already have a working knowledge of hazardous waste definitions, acronyms, RCRA and Superfund issues, either through their own experience or through taking the course "Hazardous Waste: Basics" also offered on RedVector.com.

Hazardous Waste Site Investigation - A Case Study, Part 1 (3 hours)
This 3-hour online course is Part 1 of a series. The series presents an actual case study of a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) completed for a decommissioned hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal site owned by a research institute. Part 1 covers history, regulatory concerns, bidding and contract negotiation.

Hazardous Waste Site Investigation - A Case Study, Part 2 (3 hours)
This 3-hour online course, Part 2, follows the process of compiling available existing information about activities at the site. The purpose of this study was to understand what information was already available, what interpretations could be made in order to plan the next phase of work.

Hazardous Waste Site Investigation - A Case Study, Part 3 (3 hours)
This 3-hour online course, Part 3, briefly reviews the key points of the previous course and presents the steps required in planning additional sampling and testing programs at the site. The elements of the Health and Safety Plan are presented, including the methodology to determine the hazard category of the site and the personal protective equipment requirements. The Quality Assurance Plan is also discussed as it relates to following federal and state sampling protocols and ensuring data quality and documentation, including the concepts of chain-of-custody and use of duplicate samples and blanks to verify the quality of laboratory procedures and results.

Air Quality:

Introduction to Indoor Air Quality (4 hours)
Indoor Air Quality Issues (4 hours) is a basic orientation course designed to introduce the principles for identifying and preventing indoor air quality problems.

Introduction to Indoor Air Quality Part I (2 hours)
This online course is designed to familiarize the practicing professional with the factors affecting indoor air quality and the procedures for establishing and maintaining a communications system that can help prevent and resolve indoor air quality problems.

Introduction to Indoor Air Quality Part II (2 hours)
Introduction to Indoor Air Quality Part II is a follow-up course to Part I. The course touches on what to look for during inspections and how to use that information to diagnose a problem.

Introduction to Mineral Soils (1 hour)
This 1-hour online introductory course focuses on general aspects of soil mineralogy and attempts to relate it to chemical and physical properties of soil related both to agronomical, environmental and engineering aspects.

Mold Remediation:

Toxic Mold Detection, Prevention, & Remediation (4 hours)
This 4-hour online course is a collection of these recommendations, including methods for assessing the magnitude of a mold problem, controlling the growth of mold, and planning and executing a mold cleanup project.

Toxic Mold: Managing the Legal & Insurance Risks (3 hours)
This 3-hour online course reviews the details behind the growth in toxic mold litigation. The course is broken into three different scenarios. The first scenario reviews the background for mold litigation, including the reasons that mold has become a concern and the types of construction problems giving rise to mold infestation in facilities.

Toxic Mold: Regulations & Liability Issues (4 hours)
This 4-hour online course provides a snapshot of the current state of federal and state toxic mold legislation, describes some of the mold liability issues that are emerging in the courts, and suggests steps we can take to reduce our mold liability risks.