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C600 Environmental Awareness


Start Date:                   8/14/2017
End Date:                    8/14/2017
No. of Days:                1 day
CEU Credits:                8.00
Class Time:                  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Tuition:                         $265.00 Member / $330.00 Non-Member

Late Registration Fee of $25.00 on and after 07/11/2017

WSDOT - Kent Facility
26620 68th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032

Course Description
 This course provides basic principles of ecology, history of the environmental movement, a review of federal/state/local environmental legislation, the right of way professional’s role in the environmental process, and mitigation of environmental impacts. Participants will become familiar with environmental issues and problems facing companies and agencies acquiring or managing real property and rights of way, will learn various environmental issues and the mitigating measures used to decrease environmental impacts, and will gain increased awareness of environmental laws, regulations and associated regulatory agencies.
  • Generalist:  A core course that can be applied towards the RWA, ARWP or RWP program.
  • Specialist:  Required course for the R/W-AMC and R/W-EC programs.
  • Background on environmental movement history
  • Environmental disasters that lead to litigation and/or regulations, environmental legislation
  • Environmental documents, environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, findings of no significant impact, categorical exclusion, record of decision
  • Environmental compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and state and local regulations
  • Right of way agent’s role in the environmental process
  • Defining environmental awareness, being part of an environmental process, scoping environmental documents, and project planning

Fred Walasavage works for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon and has over 20 years of experience working in the environmental field.  He currently serves as the Program Manager for Environmental Land Actions within Bonneville.  His responsibilities include conducting all levels of environmental site assessments, conducting compliance audits, negotiating environmental issues on real estate transactions, preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, conducting biological assessments, acquiring permits and general project management. He is the Chair of the IRWA International Environmental Committee, past IRWA Chapter 3 President, and is a certified professional auditor by the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certification. Fred has a MS Degree from California State University, Chico and a BS Degree from Unity College, Unity Maine.  

Course Coordinator:
Dawn Fletcher

Three ways to register
Register Online:  HERE - This will take you to the IRWA National Website
Fax: (866) 388-7419 HERE - Registration form found on the IRWA National website
Phone: (310) 538-0233, x138

*Please note: to ensure proper registration & credit, if registering for someone other than yourself, you MUST use their log in information.

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