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Brownfields

Types of Training Funded Through Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants

  • Handling and removal of hazardous substances and petroleum; including training for jobs in environmental sampling, analysis, and site remediation associated with brownfields, leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs), superfund, and federal facility sites;
  • Demolition and groundwater extraction, health and safety training; inventory, assessment, and remediation of facilities at which hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, or petroleum contamination are located, transported, or disposed;
  • Underground storage tank removal and cleanup;
  • Wastewater treatment facility operator, green infrastructure, and stormwater management;
  • Conducting chemical inventories, including inspection and recommendations for proper chemical storage, safe handling of chemicals, and overseeing the removal of dangerous, unlabeled, and unnecessary chemicals from K-12 schools;
  • Confined space entry;
  • HVAC servicing, including Freon removal;
  • Techniques and methods for cleanup of hazardous substances, petroleum, and pollutants, such as training in asbestos abatement, lead abatement, lead renovation, repair, and painting (RRP), mold remediation, and cleaning up sites contaminated by the manufacturing of illegal drugs (e.g., methamphetamine labs), abandoned gas stations, or mine-scarred lands;
  • Composting and soil amendments, including sampling, testing, design considerations and management techniques to support the assessment and cleanup of sites for urban agriculture and horticulture;
  • Integrated solid waste management-related tasks, including but not limited to household and industrial recycling management and collection, operation of material recovery facility and/or recycling centers, operation of electronics and household hazardous waste collection and recycling programs, management and operation of construction and demolition debris collection and recycling centers;
  • Solid and hazardous waste facility corrective action and landfill closure activities and waste minimization efforts;
  • Environmental chemistry, toxicology, and geology to the extent necessary to inventory, assess, remediate and clean up contaminated sites;
  • Site surveying, inventorying, mapping, blueprint reading, and geographic information systems (GIS);
  • Ecological restoration of contaminated land, including general botanical classes or introductory horticultural classes related to land and stream restoration or indigenous species re-vegetation, landscaping, and soil science;
  • Preparation of contaminated sites for water or storm water management systems, low-impact development (LID), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED);
  • Biosolids reuse and other industry residuals associated with remediation of contaminated lands or solid waste facilities;
  • Innovative and alternative treatment technologies, such as "green remediation" technologies, phytoremediation, bioremediation, or soil amendments;
  • Spill response, including industrial and environmental (e.g., oil spills, etc.);
  • Site preparation for the installation of technologies that use alternative energy (solar, wind, or geothermal power) or alternative fuels (e.g., biofuels);
  • Building trades related to constructing beams, caps, synthetic barriers, pumping facilities and similar structures to remediate contamination;
  • First-aid, CPR, emergency response, blood-borne pathogens, first responder, disaster site worker, and National Incident Management System (NIMS); and
  • HAZMAT and commercial driver's license (CDL), forklift, and machine operations associated with the transportation of hazardous waste.