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Region 4 Course offering

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You may take the Environmental Justice Online course. Log onto www.netionline.com

 

National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) Course offerings

Classroom Courses

OEJ104: Fundamentals of Environmental Justice Workshop This 1-day course explores the origins of the Environmental Justice Movement, perceptions and definitions of environmental justice, laws pertaining to environmental justice, and provides an overview of Geographic Information Systems ("GIS") and other analytical tools helpful in understanding the issues.

OEJ104W: Environmental Justice Training (Office of Water)

The training is designed to enhance staff's understanding of environmental justice and to provide tools to better identify potential environmental justice issues. Overall, the EJ training will build off the good work of existing efforts in the Office of Water to integrate EJ into its policies, programs, and activities. Emphasis will be placed on showcasing how the good work benefits communities with environmental justice concerns.

Online Courses

OEJ901: Introduction to Environmental Justice This one hour web-based course, designed for EPA and other government personnel across the country, provides students with an introduction to environmental justice. The course does not cover specific EPA functions in depth. Topics include lessons about what is environmental justice, the history of the environmental justice movement, EPA’s commitment to environmental justice and the Agency’s major environmental justice policies, an environmental justice indicators framework, various environmental justice tools, and how environmental justice can be integrated into EPA’s programs and activities, using existing statutory and regulatory authority. Lesson quizzes and a comprehensive knowledge check reinforce learning.

OEJ902: Introduction to Environmental Justice (Public User) This one hour web-based course, designed for members of the general public, provides students with an introduction to environmental justice. Topics include lessons about what is environmental justice, the history of the environmental justice movement, EPA’s commitment to environmental justice and the Agency’s major environmental justice policies, an environmental justice indicators framework, various environmental justice tools, and how environmental justice can be integrated into EPA’s programs and activities, using existing statutory and regulatory authority. Lesson quizzes and a comprehensive knowledge check reinforce learning.

OEJ903: Introduction to the Toolkit for Assessing Potential Allegations of Environmental Injustice This course reviews the definition of Environmental Justice and the framework methodology of the Toolkit for Assessing Potential Allegations of Environmental Injustice (Toolkit) that was first introduced in the Fundamentals of Environmental Justice web-based training course. This course describes how to use the Toolkit methodology, including formulating the problem, collecting data, and assessing the potential for adverse and disproportionate impacts. Finally, this course concludes with a hypothetical example of how the Toolkit methodology can be applied. This step-by-step interactive exercise illustrates how the Toolkit methodology can assess potential allegations of environmental injustice.

OEJ904: Incorporating Environmental Justice Considerations into RCRA Permitting This course reviews the framework methodology first introduced in the Introduction to Environmental Justice web-based training course. It details how permitting authorities can combine this framework with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) authorities to incorporate considerations of Environmental Justice into each step of the RCRA permit process. Finally, this course presents a sample permit process and describes tools that authorities can use to conduct an Environmental Justice assessment.

For additional course information, please contact Sheryl Good at 404-562-9559 or good.sheryl@epa.gov.


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