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International Right of Way Association

Course Title: Environmental Awareness

Course Number: 600

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:This course introduces the environmental process, and issues and problems facing companies and agencies acquiring or managing real property and rights-of-way. Students will become familiar with documents and reports used in environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). They also will gain increased awareness of environmental laws and regulations and of the agencies that prepare Environmental Impact Statements and Assessments. Topics include basic principles of ecology; history of the environmental movement in the United States; NEPA; other Federal, State, and local legislation; the right-of-way professional's role in the environmental process; and mitigation of environmental impacts. (Recertification credit: 8 hours)

Target Audience:Companies and agencies acquiring or managing real property and rights-of-way

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length:1 day

Course Fee: Member-$205
Nonmember-$265

Contact Information: Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Environment Course Title: Project Development and the Environmental Process

Course Number: 602

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description: This course provides a complete overview of how large-scale projects are planned, designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance with environmental laws and regulations. All professionals involved in project development will find this course useful in understanding how environmental requirements affect their job responsibilities. Students will understand how their positions fit overall into the project development process; recognize important environmental regulations and how they influence project design, construction, and maintenance; and identify approaches to mitigate adverse impacts.

Topics include:

The content of this course includes:

Target Audience:All professionals involved in project development

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 2 days

Course Fee: Member-$300
Nonmember-$390

Contact Information: Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Environment Course Title: Understanding Environmental Contamination in Real Estate

Course Number: 603

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:This course focuses on causes, effects, and remedies of environmental contamination. Students are introduced to potential problems that occur as a result of acquiring contaminated properties, and they will become better able to evaluate, manage, and minimize risks and liabilities. Topics include behavior of contaminants in the environment; environmental liabilities; environmental auditing processes; underground storage tank removal; and contamination assessment, cleanups, and closures. (Recertification credit: 8 hours)

Target Audience:Right-of-way professionals who may be faced with the issue of contaminated properties

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 day

Course Fee: Member-$245
Nonmember-$315

Contact Information: Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Environment

National Highway Institute

Course Title: Documenting NEPA and Transportation Decision Making

Course Number: 142005

Sponsoring Organization: National Highway Institute

Course Description:This course covers the application of the FHWA/National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project development and decision making process, including the integration of social, environmental and economic factors for achieving decisions that are in the best overall public interest. The course examines the evolution of environmental policy by building on a framework of laws, regulations, policies, and guidance such as the NEPA, Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, agency implementing regulations, and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act.

This course also covers initiatives such as the merger of environmental and permitting requirements; public involvement; interagency coordination; project streamlining and flexibility; corridor preservation; FHWA's mitigation and enhancement policy; and the role of transportation in achieving sustainable development.

Course objectives include:

Target Audience:FHWA, State DOT (including consultants acting on behalf of the State), Federal and State environmental resource agencies, local governments and MPOs who participate in the transportation decision-making process. We strongly encourage a mix of planning and environmental staff from these agencies.

Attendance Restrictions: Principles of Residential Real Estate Appraising-or its equivalent.

Course Length:3 days

Course Fee: $345

Contact Information: Lynn Cadarr
National Highway Institute
4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 235-0528
Fax: (703) 235-0593
E-mail: lynn.cadarr@fhwa.dot.gov
Website: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov

Keywords:Environment Course Title: Fundamentals and Abatement of Highway Traffic Noise

Course Number: 142007

Sponsoring Organization: National Highway Institute

Course Description:This course covers the requirements of 23 CFR Part 772, Procedures for Abatement of Highway Traffic Noise and Construction Noise, and the noise requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The course provides both technical and policy training.

Course objectives include:

Target Audience:Federal, State, and local personnel responsible for the analyses and abatement of highway traffic noise impacts.

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length:3 1/2 Days

Course Fee: $345

Contact Information: Lynn Cadarr
National Highway Institute
4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 235-0528
Fax: (703) 235-0593
E-mail: lynn.cadarr@fhwa.dot.gov
Website: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov

Keywords:Environment Course Title: Historic, Cultural, and Archeological Preservation

Course Number: 142011

Sponsoring Organization: National Highway Institute

Course Description:The course provides instruction on the application of historic preservation procedures to locate and identify resources. This includes information on how to determine the effect of proposed highways on significant historic and archeological resources, and how to resolve the effects.

Course objectives include:

Target Audience: State highway, local transportation agency, and FHWA personnel who coordinate or supervise environmental and preservation actions with respect to Federally funded highway projects that affect historic, cultural, archeological engineering and architectural resources.

Attendance Restrictions: A working knowledge of Federal regulations concerning historic and archeological preservation is beneficial.

Course Length: 3 Days

Course Fee: $345

Contact Information: Lynn Cadarr
National Highway Institute
4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 235-0528
Fax: (703) 235-0593
E-mail: lynn.cadarr@fhwa.dot.gov
Website: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov

Keywords:Environment Course Title: Public Involvement in NEPA and the Transportation Decision-Making Process

Course Number: 142036

Sponsoring Organization: National Highway Institute

Course Description:This workshop provides information on and practical application of required and public involvement processes and techniques. With the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as a backdrop - in addition to related laws, regulations and policies - classroom exercises provide participants opportunities to design public education, public involvement, advisory and joint planning activities. In addition, there is a focus on interagency coordination and decision-making forums, as well as implementation and evaluation plans. The tools used include consensus building, conflict resolution, problem solving and process improvement, among others. (1.8 CEUs)

Course objectives include:

Target Audience: Project development and design staff that will participate in any phase of the public involvement process.

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length:3 Days

Course Fee: $345

Contact Information: Lynn Cadarr
National Highway Institute
4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 235-0528
Fax: (703) 235-0593
E-mail: lynn.cadarr@fhwa.dot.gov
Website: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov

Keywords: Environment

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