We provide wetland delineation & wetland training, hazard communication (hazcom), hazwoper, hazardous waste operations and emergency response and train-the-trainer training for all industries, particularly hotel workers, online and on-line osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) training, & osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) train-the-trainer training

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This is the SWANCC site.  The wetland that caused all the brouhaha and went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation / Regional Supplement / Waters of the United States Training

This training has been based in part on the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual Technical Report Y-87-1 (1987 manual), as provided for in the training materials developed in conjunction with Section 307(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 for the Wetland Delineator Certification Program.

 

This 38-Hour Course

  • Covers, in detail, the knowledges necessary for one to delineate wetlands per the accepted protocols of the Army Corps of Engineers and many state and local agencies,

  • Covers in detail the applicable Regional Supplemental Methodology,

  • Covers current events including the January 10, 2001, Supreme Court decision, SWANCC vs. US,

  • Covers the protocols established by the 2006 Rapanos Supreme Court decision,

  • Provides training in completing the recent 7-page waters of the US questionnaire,

  • Satisfies the training requirements of the state Departments of Transportation that require their contractors who perform wetland delineation services to have completed a Wetland Delinator Certification Program or Regulatory IV Interagency Wetland Delineation Training Course,
  • Satisfies the training requirements or recommendations to be listed by the Corps of Engineers districts as a competent wetland delineator and/or consultant on their mailing list and/or web page,
  • Is designed for the novice, the wetland manager with limited experience and the seasoned wetland manager seeking refresher re-training,
  • Is 50% (2 days) Classroom material and 50% (2 days) Field training,

 

Skills & Knowledges you will gain

Upon completion of this course, you will:
  • Be able to determine if a site satisfies the hydrophytic vegetation requirements, once the dominant plants have been identified
  • Be able to determine if a site satisfies the hydrology requirement based on in-situ field indicators of hydrology
  • Be able to determine if a site has hydric soils, based on in-situ field indicators
  • Be able to understand the biological, chemical, and physical features at work in wetlands
  • Be able to apply your knowledge of wetlands to other parts of the country / world
  • Be able to determine if a site is within a wetland
  • Be able to determine the boundaries of a wetland
  • Be able to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court ruling, SWANCC vs. US
  • Be able to discuss the implications of the recent Rapanos Supreme Court ruling
  • Be able to determine
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    Topics

    • Introduction to the 1987 Manual
    • Recent wetland events, including SWANCC vs. US decision
    • History of wetland regulations in the US
    • History of the ACOE's Wetland Delineation Manuals (1987, 1989 and proposed 1991)
    • Section 404 authorization
    • Definitions of Waters of the US (and how it has changed over time)
    • Effects of the Rapanos Decision on jurisdiction
    • Introduction to the Cowardin System
    • Introduction to wetland hydrology
    • Definition of prior converted croplands
    • Definition of farmed wetlands
    • Growing season determination
    • Primary field wetland hydrology indicators
    • Secondary field wetland hydrology indicators
    • Introduction to hydrophytic vegetation
    • Morphological, physiological, & reproductive adaptations to hydrology
    • Vegetation strata
    • Measuring and comparing species within strata
    • National Wetlands Inventory classifications
    • Selection of dominant species
    • 50 / 20 test
    • Determination of prevalent vegetation
    • Prevalence index
    • Rapid test for vegetation
    • Introduction to hydric soils
    • Development of hydric soils
    • Anaerobic and aerobic microbes
    • Hydric soil lists
    • Utilizing your Soil Survey and Websoil
    • Soil taxonomy
    • Soil hydrogeochemistry processes
    • Oxidation / Reduction processes
    • Redox depletions, redox concentrations, reduced matrix, coated sand grains
    • Detailed application, criteria and use of each of the A, S, and F hydric soil indicators
    • Determination of faint, distinct and prominent redox concentrations
    • Soil colors
    • Off-site applications
    • Routine Small Area application
    • Comprehensive applications
    • Atypical situations
    • Problem areas and Problemmatic areas
    • Field delineation using 1987 Manual Routine Small Area application
    • Field delineation using the Regional Supplement
    • Field delineation of Atypical situation (if available locally)
    • Overview of Mitigation (i.e., Creation, Restoration, Enhancement, Preservation, Mitigation Banks): as time permits
    • Overview of the Nationwide Permit system, Nationwide Permits and Regional General Permits, their conditions and their criteria: as time permits

     

    Logistics

    • All courses are four days long, either Monday through Thursday, or Tuesday through Friday.  Courses start at 7:30 am and end at 6:00 pm daily, with an hour-long lunch and frequent short breaks.

    • You will be confirmed within 2 days of registering by telephone, email, or fax.

    • Your cancelled check or credit card statement is generally accepted by the IRS; however, we give you a receipt at the end of a course.   if you need a receipt from RCET before the course, please let us know and we will mail, email, or fax you a receipt before the course.

    • Your comprehensive workbook will be provided on the first day of class.  You only need to bring pens, although they are often provided by the hotel.

    • We generally provide coffee in the morning and soft drinks after lunch.  Occasionally a continental breakfast is included, if so, you will be notified beforehand.

    • Lunch is on your own; on field trip days, we will stop at a mutually-agreeable location for a sit-down lunch.

    • Dress appropriately for the weather; our classes range from cold weather (<20° F) to very hot (>90° F).  If you are not sure what the expected weather is, please see The Weather Channel. For cold climates, we recommend Sorel® or Lacrosse® (or equivalent) insulated, waterproof boots; multiple socks; multiple layered clothing; head covering and mittens (preferred) or gloves.  For hot weather, we recommend full skin covering (i.e., long sleeves and long pants), and leather Gore-Tex® or rubber mid-calf (preferably white) boots.  Snake chaps or snake boots may be appropriate. All persons should carry drinking water and a snack, and, if appropriate, sunscreen and / or insect repellant.

    • The instructor will generally have a cellular telephone for emergencies.

    • If you are allergic or may be allergic to bee or wasp stings or ant bites, contact your physician and the instructor before the field trip.

    • Now, a note from out legal counsel:  Because of the field nature of this course, there are hazards that we cannot foresee (including, but not limited to, slips; trips; and falls, sharp objects, uneven terrain, venomous snakes, bees; wasps; and ants, cold and heat stress, lyme disease, chiggers, large mammals, alligators, & poison ivy). 

    • That said, the field trip portion of this course carries no more health and safety risk than what the typical wetland scientist would expect in a day's assignment!  And after 400+ field trips, we have never experienced anything more severe than athlete's feet!

     

    Links of Interest

    Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineator Certification Program

    Advanced Wetland Delineation and Management / Permitting Training Class

    Click here for Training Schedule

    Click here for Training Sites

     

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    Send E-Mail to info@richardchinn.com We provide wetland delineation & wetland training, hazard communication (hazcom) and train-the-trainer training for all industries, particularly hotel workers, online and on-line osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) training, & osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) train-the-trainer training in English and español (Spanish)

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    OLTRAIN Online HAZWOPER Refresher®  El Brasil Consulting provides mangrove trimming services to Florida waterfront homeowners, landscapers, and tree trimmers.

    804 Cottage Hill Way, Brandon, FL 33511-8098

    Phone:  1.800.427.0307 (US tollfree) or 1.813.655.7549

    Fax: 1.813.354.4659

    Revised 01/03/12. Hosted by Jagged Peak, Inc.

    © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc.  All rights reserved.

    We provide wetland delineation & wetland training, hazard communication (hazcom) and train-the-trainer training for all industries, particularly hotel workers, online and on-line osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) training, & osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) train-the-trainer training in English and español (Spanish)

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    Army Corps of Engineers 1987 Manual with supplements and Interim Regional Supplement* Wetland Delineation Methodologies Training

    We provide training on the methodologies used in the 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual (with subsequent clarification memoranda) and the local Interim Regional Supplement*.

    This training has been based in part on the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual Technical Report Y-87-1 (1987 manual), as provided for in the training materials developed in conjunction with Section 307(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 for the Wetland Delineator Certification Program.

    *Interim Regional Supplement Training is provided for the Interim Regional Supplement in effect at that time and in that location.

     

    This 38-Hour Course

    • Covers, in detail, the knowledges necessary for one to delineate wetlands per the accepted protocols of the Army Corps of Engineers and many state and local agencies,

    • Covers, in detail, the knowledges necessary for one to delineate wetlands using the new implemented or proposed Interim Supplemental Regional Methods of the Army Corps of Engineers,

    • Satisfies the training requirements of the state Departments of Transportation that require their contractors who perform wetland delineation services to have completed a Wetland Delinator Certification Program or Regulatory IV Interagency Wetland Delineation Training Course,
    • Satisfies the training requirements or recommendations to be listed by the Corps of Engineers districts as a competent wetland delineator and/or consultant on their mailing list and/or web page,
    • Covers current events including the January 10, 2001, Supreme Court decision, SWANCC vs. US,
    • Covers the changes imposed by the Rapanos vs. US Supreme Court decision,
    • Is designed for the novice, the wetland manager with limited experience and the seasoned wetland manager seeking refresher re-training,
    • Is 50% (2 days) Classroom material and 50% (2 days) Field training,

     

    Skills & Knowledges you will gain

    Upon completion of this course, you will:
  • Be able to determine if a site satisfies the hydrophytic vegetation requirements, once the dominant plants have been identified
  • Be able to determine if a site satisfies the hydrology requirement based on in-situ field indicators of hydrology
  • Be able to determine if a site has hydric soils, based on in-situ field indicators
  • Be able to understand the biological, chemical, and physical features at work in wetlands
  • Be able to apply your knowledge of wetlands to other parts of the country / world
  • Be able to determine if a site is within a wetland
  • Be able to determine the boundaries of a wetland
  • Be able to discuss the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling, SWANCC vs. US
  • Be able to determine if a wetland or other water body generally is, generally is not, or may be a waters of the US following the Rapanos Guidance
  • Be able to follow the Interim Regional Supplemental methods to determine if a site is a wetland
  •  

     

    Topics

    • Introduction to the 1987 Manual
    • Recent wetland events, including SWANCC vs. US decision and the Rapanos decision and guidance
    • Use of the Interim Regional Supplemental methods
    • History of wetland regulations in the US
    • History of the ACOE's Wetland Delineation Manuals (1987, 1989 and proposed 1991)
    • Section 404 authorization
    • Definitions of Waters of the US (and how it has changed over time)
    • Introduction to the Cowardin System
    • Introduction to wetland hydrology
    • Definition of prior converted croplands
    • Definition of farmed wetlands
    • Growing season determination
    • Primary field wetland hydrology indicators
    • Secondary field wetland hydrology indicators
    • Introduction to hydrophytic vegetation
    • Morphological, physiological, & reproductive adaptations to hydrology
    • Vegetation strata
    • Measuring and comparing species within strata
    • National Wetlands Inventory classifications
    • The NWI's proposed, new Subregional lists
    • Selection of dominant species
    • Introduction to hydric soils
    • NTCHS old and new criteria compared
    • Hydric soil lists (national, state and local)
    • Utilizing your Soil Survey
    • Soil taxonomy
    • Soil hydrogeochemistry processes
    • Oxidation / Reduction processes
    • Soil colors
    • Off-site application
    • Routine Small Area application
    • Routine Large Area application
    • Comprehensive application
    • Atypical situations
    • Problem areas
    • Field delineation using Routine Small Area application
    • Field delineation using Routine Large Area application
    • Field delineation of Atypical situation (if available locally)
    • Overview of Mitigation (i.e., Creation, Restoration, Enhancement, Preservation, Mitigation Banks): as time permits
    • Overview of the Nationwide Permit system, Nationwide Permits and Regional General Permits, their conditions and their criteria: as time permits

     

    Logistics

    • All courses are four days long, either Monday through Thursday, or Tuesday through Friday.  Courses start at 7:30 am and end at 6:00 pm daily, with an hour-long lunch and frequent short breaks.

    • You will be confirmed within 2 days of registering by telephone, email, or fax.

    • Your cancelled check or credit card statement is generally accepted by the IRS; however, we give you a receipt at the end of a course.   if you need a receipt from RCET before the course, please let us know and we will mail, email, or fax you a receipt before the course.

    • Your comprehensive workbook, including Interim Regional Supplemental manual, will be provided on the first day of class.  You only need to bring pens, although they are often provided by the hotel.  We supply a sufficient number of augers, shovels, probes, Munsell charts, and data forms.

    • We generally provide coffee in the morning and soft drinks after lunch.  Occasionally a continental breakfast is included, if so, you will be notified beforehand.

    • Lunch is on your own; on field trip days, we will stop at a mutually-agreeable location for a sit-down lunch.

    • Transportation  is generally provided from the training center to the field.  Occasionally, we may ask for a volunteer to drive to a site.

    • Dress appropriately for the weather; our classes range from cold weather (<20° F) to very hot (>90° F).  If you are not sure what the expected weather is, please see The Weather Channel. For cold climates, we recommend Sorel® or Lacrosse® (or equivalent) insulated, waterproof boots; multiple socks; multiple layered clothing; head covering and mittens (preferred) or gloves.  For hot weather, we recommend full skin covering (i.e., long sleeves and long pants), and leather Gore-Tex® or rubber mid-calf (preferably white) boots.  Snake chaps or snake boots may be appropriate. All persons should carry drinking water and a snack, and, if appropriate, sunscreen and / or insect repellant.

    • The instructor will generally have a cellular telephone for emergencies.

    • If you are allergic or may be allergic to bee or wasp stings or ant bites, contact your physician and the instructor before the field trip.

    • Now, a note from out legal counsel:  Because of the field nature of this course, there are hazards that we cannot foresee (including, but not limited to, slips; trips; and falls, sharp objects, uneven terrain, venomous snakes, bees; wasps; and ants, cold and heat stress, lyme disease, chiggers, large mammals, alligators, & poison ivy). 

    • That said, the field trip portion of this course carries no more health and safety risk than what the typical wetland scientist would expect in a day's assignment!  And after 400+ field trips, we have never experienced anything more severe than athlete's feet!

     

    Links of Interest

    Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineator Certification Program

    Advanced Wetland Delineation and Management Training Class

    Click here for Training Schedule

    Click here for Training Sites

     

    We provide wetland delineation & wetland training, hazard communication (hazcom), hazwoper, hazardous waste operations and emergency response and train-the-trainer training for all industries, particularly hotel workers, online and on-line osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) training, & osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) train-the-trainer training

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    Send E-Mail to info@richardchinn.com We provide wetland delineation & wetland training, hazard communication (hazcom) and train-the-trainer training for all industries, particularly hotel workers, online and on-line osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) training, & osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) train-the-trainer training in English and español (Spanish)

    Return to Homepage We provide wetland delineation & wetland training, hazard communication (hazcom) and train-the-trainer training for all industries, particularly hotel workers, online and on-line osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) training, & osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper) train-the-trainer training in English and español (Spanish)

    OLTRAIN Online HAZWOPER Refresher®  El Brasil Consulting provides mangrove trimming services to Florida waterfront homeowners, landscapers, and tree trimmers.

    804 Cottage Hill Way, Brandon, FL 33511-8098

    Phone:  1.800.427.0307 (US tollfree) or 1.813.655.7549 (International)

    Fax:  1.813.457.6331 (US tollfree) or 1.813.354.4659 (International)

    Revised 12/27/13. Hosted by Jagged Peak, Inc.

    © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc.  All rights reserved.