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NARPM and OSC Academy Presents...NHPA for RPMs and OSCs

Sponsored by: EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation

Archived: Thursday, August 9, 2018
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This webinar provides OSCs and RPMs with an overview of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the requirements of Section 106 under CERCLA. The focus will be on EPA's Emergency Response and Removal Program. NHPA applies to your response action if your action constitutes an undertaking and will have a potential effect on a property that is eligible for or included in the National Register of Historic Places.

The overview of the steps of the Section 106 consultation process includes: a review of NHPA under CERCLA; determining if a response action constitutes an undertaking; establishing the area of potential effects of the undertaking; identifying any historic properties within that area, and evaluating whether the undertaking will affect such properties, and if so, whether the effects may be adverse; and where there are adverse effects anticipated, identifying ways to minimize or mitigate any adverse effects.

The primary audience for this training is EPA OSCs and RPMs; however, it is open to other federal agencies, states, tribes and consultants who are interested in learning more about the NHPA statute.

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Earl Liverman, Retired EPA Region 10 OSC, Acme (
Earl Liverman retired in 2015 with more than 25 years of experience as an On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) and Remedial Project Manager (RPM) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10. His experience includes: 15 years as an OSC, with responsibility for emergency response and removal actions to address the threats posed by the release or discharge of hazardous substances and oil; 7 years as an RPM/OSC, with responsibility for oversight of removal and long-term actions at the Bunker Hill and the Coeur d'Alene River Basin Superfund Sites; and 3 years as an RPM, with responsibility for oversight of removal and long-term actions at R10 Federal Facilities. Prior to the EPA, Earl spent about 10 years involved with state environmental management and natural resources activities, including oversight of environmental site assessments, investigations, and cleanup actions; conduct of regulatory review, permitting, and environmental compliance assessments; and environmental regulatory and policy analysis and program evaluation.

Earl earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry/Military Science from Oregon State University (1976), a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma (1980), a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University (1982), and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Puget Sound, School of Law (1991).


A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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