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Environmental Cleanup
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Conferences, Trainings and Workshops

Here you will find a listing of all trainings, workshops, and conferences related to the Land Quality Division. The information is broken out into sections of the division, to quickly jump to the specific section you're inquiring about, please click one of the links below:

Environmental Cleanup   |   Hazardous Waste   |   Solid Waste   |   Tanks

Environmental Cleanup Section

Conferences

  • Nothing at this time.

Trainings

For copies of presentations and handouts from previous environmental cleanup workshops and trainings, contact Annette Dietz by email or by phone 503-229-6258.

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Cleanup Training Seminars

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality conducted three Cleanup training seminars in October 2012 focusing primarily on petroleum cleanup. Each session covered the following topics:

  • Updates and effective use of risk-based decision-making guidance
  • Vapor intrusion refresher
  • Prospective purchaser agreement guidance update
  • Quality assurance project plans updates, tanks and brownfields
  • Case studies

Videos of the training are available on Vimeo at: http://vimeo.com/channels/439791

Hazardous Waste Section

Trainings

The DEQ is offering a series of training opportunities in “Hazardous Waste Basics” and “Managing Common Waste: Used Oil, Batteries, Light Tubes, etc.” Classes are open to all; however, space is limited in some locations. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. See individual class listings for registration contacts.

Collection Events

Find out where the next collection event for conditionally exempt generator and pesticide waste collection event is.

Solid Waste Section

Collection Events

All events are limited to customers/residents of the sponsor's area. HHW events accept Conditionally Exempt Generator waste, but most charge for disposal. Please call the local contact to confirm, get prices and appointments. For HHW collection opportunities in the Portland Metro area, call 503-234-3000.

Tanks Section

Trainings

Cleanup Training Seminars

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality conducted three cleanup training seminars in October 2012 focusing primarily on petroleum cleanup. Each session covered the following topics:

  • Updates and effective use of risk-based decision-making guidance
  • Vapor intrusion refresher
  • Prospective purchaser agreement guidance update
  • Quality assurance project plans updates, tanks and brownfields
  • Case studies

Videos of the training are available on Vimeo at: http://vimeo.com/channels/439791

UST System Operator Training Program

New training rules (340-150-0210) became effective August 8, 2009 as required by the federal 2005 Energy Policy Act. The act requires training for three classes of operators, including:

  • Class A Operator - Persons having primary responsibility for on-site operation and maintenance of UST systems.
  • Class B Operator - Persons having daily on-site responsibility for the operation and maintenance of UST systems.
  • Class C Operator - Daily, on-site employees having primary responsibility for addressing emergencies presented by a spill or release from an UST system (e.g., fueling attendants).

OAR 340-150-0210 requires that each regulated UST facility must employ Class A, Class B and Class C operators who can properly operate and maintain the UST system and respond to events indicating emergency conditions and alarms caused by spills or releases from the UST system.

Beginning August 8, 2009, an owner and permittee must designate their Class A, Class B and Class C operators and require that those operators complete a training option under 340-150-0210(5). Class A and Class B operators must receive training within 90 days of designation unless the individual has previously completed a training option under the “old” rules (340-150-0200(5)) and can provide verification of the training completion consistent with OAR 340-150-0200)6)(a). Class A and B operators must provide training to Class C operators per OAR 340-150-0210(6). As required under current training rules, Class C operators (e.g., facility attendants) must be trained before dispensing a regulated substance or assuming responsibility for responding to emergencies.

New and previously trained operators can be designated as one, two or all three classes of operators (Class A, Class B and Class C). Training for all three classes of operators will be verified at the time of inspection. Written verification of training completion for Class A, B and C operators must be kept at the facility or readily available upon request and include: the UST operator’s name, the date training was completed, and the name, site address and DEQ’s facility identification number for the UST facility that the UST operator serves.

Options for training include attending a training session sponsored by a training vendor listed below or successfully passing an examination offered by a national testing service.

  • DEQ Training Vendors
    For training session information including dates and locations contact the approved training vendors on this list.
  • International Code Council's National UST Operator Examination
    You may take the International Code Council's national UST System Operator examination administered by Pearson Vue, a professional testing company. Upon successfully passing the examination, submit a copy of your score report, along with your phone number, to:

    Oregon DEQ - Land Quality Division
    Attn: Mitch Scheel
    811 SW Sixth Avenue
    Portland, OR 97204

    DEQ will then send you a copy of the training manual that covers Oregon-specific UST rules and regulations. After submitting an affidavit stating that you have read and understood the manual, you would then be in compliance with the training requirement.

    If you choose to take the national operator test, contact ICC at 1-888-422-7233 ext 33823 to request a free Candidate Bulletin.

    The cost to take the examination is $75. Please contact Mitch Scheel at 503-229-6704, toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-742-7878, .

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For more information about DEQ's Land Quality programs, visit the DEQ contact page.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
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