Vermont Environmental 30 PDH Discount Package 2
Courses in this Package
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings (C04-049)
Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities (C07-014)
Solid Waste Disposal Facility - Closure and Post Closure Criteria (C03-005)
Identification and Selection of Remedial Action Alternatives (C08-002)
Release Detection for Underground Storage Tanks and Piping (C04-050)
Natural Attenuation of the Lead Scavengers EDB and 1,2-DCA (C04-047)
This online engineering PDH course presents guidelines for the remediation/clean-up of mold and moisture problems in schools and commercial buildings. These guidelines include measures designed to protect the health of building occupants and remediators. Individuals with little or no experience with mold remediation should be able to use this course to help them make a reasonable judgement as to whether the situation can be handled in-house. It will also help those in charge of maintenance to evaluate an in-house remediation plan submitted by an outside contractor.
Molds can be found almost anywhere. They can grow on virtually any organic substance if moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.
When mold growth occurs in buildings, adverse health problems may be reported by some building occupants, particularly those with allergies or respiratory problems. Remediators should avoid exposing themselves and others to mold-laden dusts as they conduct their cleanup activities. Caution should be used to prevent mold and mold spores from being dispersed throughout the air where they can be inhaled by building occupants.
This 4 PDH online course is intended to environmental and facility engineers, building managers, custodians, and others who are involved in the development and implementation of mold prevention and remediation plans.
- Understanding mold preventative measures
- Investigating, evaluating, and remediating moisture and mold problems
- The importance of Personal Protective Equipment
- Developing a Mold Remediation Plan
This online PDH course examines sources of lead contamination found in drinking water in schools and child care facilities. It features seven modules on how to enact a plan for testing, remediating, and communicating lead contamination in drinking water.
Lead had been widely used in plumbing in the U.S. until it was determined to be unsafe for human consumption. In children, lead exposure can cause reduced IQ and attention span, learning disabilities, poor classroom performance, hyperactivity, behavioral problems, impaired growth, and hearing loss. Thus, it is important to constantly test for, remediate, and communicate any lead contamination in drinking water.
This course maintains that the only way to know if there is lead in drinking water is testing. It provides information on likely sources of lead in a building’s plumbing system and how to sample different sources of drinking water. It also historically contextualizes the presence of lead in plumbing and subsequent phasing out after being determined unsafe for human consumption.
This 7 PDH online course is applicable to environmental, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as other technical personnel who are interested in learning more about eliminating lead sources from drinking water.
- Understanding how to sample drinking water for lead and interpret the results
- Understanding the effects of lead exposure on the human body, particularly for children
- Learning about the historical context in which lead was used in plumbing in the U.S. and why it was phased out
- Learning how to develop and enact a plan to test for, remediate, and communicate any lead contamination in drinking water in schools and child care facilities
This online engineering PDH course describes EPA's closure and post-closure criteria for solid waste disposal facilities. The criteria for landfill closure focus on two central themes: (1) the need to establish low-maintenance cover systems and (2) the need to design a final cover that minimizes the infiltration of precipitation into the waste.
Critical technical issues that must be faced by the designer include the following:
- Degree and rate of post-closure and stresses imposed on soil liner components
- Long-term durability and survivability of cover system
- Long-term waste decomposition and management of landfill leachate and gases
- Environmental performance of the combined bottom liner and final cover system
Full closure and post-closure requirements apply to municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) units that have been receiving waste since October 9, 1993. For MSWLF units that stopped receiving wastes prior to October 9, 1993, only the final cover requirements apply.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to owners, operators of MSWLF units, as well as engineers, designers, managers, construction workers and any other personnel involved with the closure and post-closure of municipal solid waste landfills.
- Final cover design
- Alternative final cover design
- Closure plan
- Closure criteria
- Post-closure care requirements
- Post-closure plans
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 6, “Closure and Post-Closure” of the EPA “Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria” Technical Manual.
This online engineering PDH course provides technical guidelines that will aid in the identification and selection of remedial actions at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. It presents information on site-specific corrective measure alternatives including performance of preliminary assessments and site investigations to define the problem and determine its extent; remedial investigations and feasibility studies to develop options for remedial action; and selection of one or more cost-effective remedial actions in support of clean-up activities.
This 8 PDH online course is applicable to civil, environmental or geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with hazardous and toxic waste remedial activities.
- Determination of the nature and extent of contamination
- Establishment of clean-up criteria
- Development and screening of remedial action alternatives
- Detailed analysis of remedial action alternatives
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 2 of the US Corps of Engineers Publication EM 1110-1-502, "Identification and Selection of Remedial Action/Corrective Measure Alternatives".
This online engineering PDH course presents information about the 2015 federal underground storage tank (UST) system requirements and regulations. UST and its underground piping must have release detection to comply with federal law. In addition to complying with federal law, some implementing agencies may have additional regulations which apply to the system.
Each of the sections herein focus on one release detection method for underground tanks and/or the requirements for underground piping. You will find answers in this booklet to basic questions about how release detection methods work and which methods are best for your UST site.
As of September 2015, over 528,000 UST releases were confirmed since the UST program was implemented. At sites without release detection, contamination can spread undetected, requiring difficult and costly clean-ups.
If you have effective release detection, you can respond quickly to signs of releases. You can minimize the extent of or eliminate potential for environmental damage and the threat to human health and safety. Early action also protects you from high costs that can result from cleaning up extensive releases and responding to third-party liability claims.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to petroleum engineers, owners/operators, and personnel involved with the release detection of underground storage tanks.
- Learning the basic release detection requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs) and piping
- Understanding the different release detection methods for USTs and choosing the best option for a given application
- Familiarizing with the federal regulatory requirements for release detection
This online engineering PDH course reviews the current knowledge of the transport and fate of EDB and 1,2-DCA in ground water. It also provides information on the distribution of EDB and 1,2-DCA at motor fuel release sites that was collected during a survey of sites coordinated by the U. S. EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) and evaluates the associated chance of contaminating ground water.
Lead was effectively banned in gasoline in the USA before the underground storage tank program was fully implemented. As a result, only a portion of the state agencies that implement the federal UST program routinely monitor for EDB and 1,2-DCA at gasoline spill sites. In many states, little is known of the risk from EDB and 1,2-DCA at old leaded gasoline spill sites. Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) is widely used by State Agencies to manage the risk from other fuel components, such as benzene, in ground water. The appropriate application of MNA requires a solid understanding of the behavior of the contaminants in ground water.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to all civil, environmental or chemical engineers, as well technical personnel who conduct risk evaluations for EDB or 1,2-DCA at specific motor fuel release sites, and for the technical staff of regulatory agencies that review the risk evaluations and make decisions concerning risk management and cleanup of the contamination. It is also useful for those who must apportion resources for monitoring and risk management of the hazard associated with EDB, benzene, and 1,2 DCA in ground water used for drinking water.
- Understanding the use of EDB and 1,2-DCA in leaded motor fuel
- Familiarizing with the regulation of motor fuel storage to protect ground water and drinking water
- Learning about investigations of EDB and 1,2-DCA at motor fuel release sites
- Familiarizing with the conceptual model of a motor fuel release in the subsurface
- Learning about attenuation caused by physical processes
- Learning about attenuation caused by abiotic transformation or biodegradation
- Applications of Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) to document biodegradation and/or abiotic transformation of EDB and 1,2-DCA
- Understanding the distribution of EDB and 1,2-DCA at motor fuel release sites, and the associated chance of contaminating ground water