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NNEMS Project 2011-201

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The deadline for applying to the 2011 program was March 4, 2011. Details and program materials are provided for reference purposes.

Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-11-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2011
(EPA 171-B-11-001)

[PDF, 3.0 MB, 90 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 1 MB, 17 pages]

For additional information, e-mail the NNEMS Fellowship Program

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Risk Management Program Compliance Assistance

Office of Environmental Cleanup, Region 10

The Office of Environmental Cleanup conducts and supervises investigation and cleanup actions at a variety of sites where oil or hazardous chemicals have been released into the environment or when there is a threat of such releases of these substances.

The student will have an opportunity to participate in many aspects of the Clean Air Act Risk Management Program (RMP). The Risk Management Program was created to prevent and prepare for releases of toxic and flammable substances that have the potential for catastrophic consequences. RMP requires facilities that produce, handle, process, distribute, or store greater than a threshold quantity of any listed toxic or flammable extremely hazardous substance to develop a Risk Management Program, prepare a Risk Management Plan (RMP), and submit the RMP to EPA. The Risk Management Program monitors and inspects the compliance of facilities with a Risk Management Plan.

The fellow will research and analyze the chemical inventory of facilities to determine whether a Risk Management Plan is required. The project may also involve data analysis of those facilities identified with the National Database on identifying release history. The fellow will interact with other federal, state, and local government agencies, and will also be exposed to the broader mission of the Emergency Response Unit.

The student will gain knowledge of EPA's RMP, The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and other emergency response programs concerning the prevention of chemical releases that could impact the environment and the public. The student will enhance his or her writing, communication, and presentation skills and participate in briefings, meetings and field work. The student will understand the challenges posed to EPA and the regulated community as they relate to enforcing and complying with the Risk Management Program and prioritizing methods for compliance.

Final Product:
The student will develop a report and present their findings on the project.

Desired Level of Education:
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student

Project Location:
EPA Region 10, Seattle, Washington

Project Period:
6/1/11 - 8/21/11 (12 weeks)

Project Officer:
Sally Hanft

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