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Continuing Education / Outreach

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Orientation to Sustainable Environmental Assessment

Date

Monday - Friday
June 25-29 , 2012
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8 - 11:30 am

registration - 7:30am

Location

UCLA

Map, driving and parking instructions will be sent upon registration.

Fee Schedule

Standard Fee:
$995 for entire course; $325 per single day

Early bird (before 5/21/12)
$849 for entire course; $245 per single day

Single day registration available for Monday, Wednesday. and Thursday only

Discount on one day with companion full week registration.

Fee includes course manual, refreshments and lunch each day


Payment Terms:
(rev. 11/6/09): Substitutions may be made without additional charge. Cancellations must be in writing. Refund schedule:

  • Cancellation 15 or more business days before the class 80% of registration fee
  • Cancellation 7-14 business days before the class 50%
  • Cancellation less than 7 days before the class and "no shows" No refund
If course materials such as books have been sent to course participants in advance, the cost of that material will be subtracted from the refund.

UCLA reserves the right to postpone an offering 7 days prior to the course date should minimum enrollment requirements not be met. If a program is canceled, you will be notified and your registration fee will be refunded in full, less the cost of course materials sent in advance if they are not returned in the condition in which they were received. The liability of UCLA is limited to the course fee.

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Environmental responsibilities under NEPA and other authorities have been delegated by 24 CFR 58 to local governments for many HUD programs, such as CDBG, HOME, NSP, TCAP, subsidized and public housing. The assessment process offers an opportunity to promote sustainability in project design and implementation. This course limits class size and uses interactive exercises to facilitate individual instruction. It also features many expert guest speakers and a field trip.



Questions on the courses should be referred to
Eugene Goldfarb at egoldf1@uic.edu or 847-831-9142.


Who Should Attend? Local government staff involved in such programs as HUD, subsidized housing, planning and redevelopment; development professionals


 

Agenda *

Monday June 25, 2012 Getting Started and Water

7:45 - 8:15 REGISTRATION and Pretest

8:15 - 8:25 WELCOME

8:25 - 9:00 Introductions

9:00 - 10:15 (1) NEPA Overview and Procedural Mechanics 1

10:15 - 10:45 BREAK and start exercise

10:45 - 11:30 (2) Exercise: Name that Level of Review

11:30 - 1:00 LUNCH BREAK

1:00 - 1:20 Video - The Awesome Power

1:20 - 2:00 (3) Green Infrastructure – USEPA Stormwater Perspective
John Kemmerer, USEPA

2:00 - 2:25 (4) Sustainable Stormwater Management
Rick Valte. Santa Monica

2:25 - 3:10 (5) Wetland Identification and Management Video
Wetland Biomes: Essential and Endangered

3:10 - 3:50 (6) Water and Env Assessment Process includes NFIP and 404

3:50 - 4:05 Break

4:05 - 4:45 (7) First Steps
Project Description/Aggregation, Map Reading, Getting information from internet; Initial Screening and Issue Identification using form (4128/SFNC)

Homework (8) Case Studies 1 Flood Plain, Wetland problem and NSP problems (5966, 6787, 6934), Location Map, project description for case study

Limitations Prior to Environmental Clearance- True/False Quiz

Tuesday June 26, 2012 First Steps, Historic Preservation and Field Trips

8:00 – 8:30 (9) American Legacy: The Work of the Natl Reg of Hist Places (video)

8:30 - 8:45 Review (and group presentations)

Limitations Prior to Environmental Clearance- True/False Quiz

8:45 - 9:45 (10) Historic Preservation (106) Process
Shannon Lauchner, State Historian

9:45 - 10:15 (11) Historic Preservation (106) Process - Archaeology
Stacy St. James, South Central Coastal Information Center

10:15 - 3:00 (12) Field Trip (includes LUNCH)

Case Studies 2

Site visit, initial screening of all components w/ 4128 SFNC form

Sustainability Tour

3:00 - 3:30 Class time to work on cases

3:30 – 4:15 (13) Local (LA) Checklist, CEQA v. NEPA, Public Participation
Shelly Lo and Tony Cochinas, City of LA

4:15 - 4:45 (14) 106 Q and A and Historic Tax Incentives

Homework (15) Historic Preservation and NSP Problem 5789, 8262,

Initial Screening Simulation Case Study


Wednesday June 27, 2012 Site Contamination and Coordination with USEPA

8:15 - 9:00 Case Studies 3 Previous day review, Work on Cases, case status report

9:00 - 9:15 (16 This is Superfund (EPA video)

9:15 - 9:45 (17) HUD perspective on site contamination

9:45 - 10:45 (18) Environmental Site Hazards
Scott English, Rincon

10:45 - 11:30 (19) Brownfield Redevelopment and HUD-EPA-DOT Partnership
Noemi Emeric-Ford, USEPA and Maryam Tasnif-Abbasi , CA Toxic Substances Ctrl

11:30 - 2:00 LUNCH BREAK
Part 51 Standards and General Policy Considerations

2:00 - 2:45 (20) Noise Analysis Using ATEC

2:45 - 3:00 (21) HUD Env Standards - Clear Zones, Explosive and Flammable Hazards

3:00 - 3:20 (22) Other Applicable Authorities

Endangered Species Act and Promoting Biodiversity, Prime Farmland, Coastal Zone, Sole Source Aquifer, Air Quality

3:20 - 3:45 (28) Online Resources and Using the Internet for Env Review
USEPA’s NEPAssist, Roadway and Railway Data (for Noise Analysis) Google Earth, Walkscore

3:45 - 5:00 (23) Q and A and Case Study Time

Case Studies and Problems 5796, 5983, 7121

 

Thursday June 28, 2012 Procedural Mechanics, Healthy Homes

8:15 – 8:30 (24) Status of Work Groups

Report on work on case studies for Friday presentation

8:30 – 9:30 Group Work on Case Studies

9:30 - 10:00 (25) Basics – LA Form book and how to Use it

10:00 - 10:15 Exercise 3 Public Notification and Release of Funds Quiz and Break

10:15 - 10:45 (26) Request for Release of Funds

10:45 - 11:15 Break and Exercise

11:15 - 12:00 (27) Monitoring and exercise

12:00 - 1:30 LUNCH BREAK

1:30 - 2:00 (28) Healthy Homes (including Lead) - Karen Griego-West, HUD

2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 2:35 (29) Tiering and Programmatic Reviews

2:35 - 4:30 (30) Sustainability Panel
Moderator: Gail Goldberg , ULI

Panelists:

  • Environmental Justice, Bill Gallegos, Communities for a Better Environment
  • Building Communities, Lois Arkin, LA Ecovillage
  • Greening Affordable Housing, Larry Scarpa, Brooks and Scarpa
  • Urban Agriculture, Larry Santoyo, Earthflow

Homework Prepare for Friday presentations
Homework: 7022, 7362, 6551

Friday June 29, 2012 Presentations, Energy and Wrap Up

8:00 - 9:00 (31) Review of Pretest and Case Studies 7

9:00 - 9:30 Preparation for Case Study Presentations

9:30 – 10:00 (32) Environmental Justice

10:00 – 11:00 (33) Presentation of Cases
Participants

11:00 - 11:30 Wrap Up, Final Q and A and Take Home Final Exam

Guest Speaker Status:

Italics – speaker invited, not confirmed

 


 

Lodging and Transportation Information

 

UCLA Tiverton House
900 Tiverton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024-3013.
Reservations: 310/794-0151
Reservations are to be made directly with the Tiverton House


UCLA Guest House

The Guest House is conveniently located on campus and adjacent to campus shuttles.
Telephone: 310/825-2923
Reservations are to be made directly with the Guest House.

A list of additional hotels near campus will be sent upon request.

 

How do I get to UCLA from LAX? You can rent a car, take a taxi or shuttle, but the easiest and least expensive way is the Flyaway. The Flyaway is direct from LAX to campus and reverse. It runs at least once per hour between 6 am and 10 pm. The cost is $10 each way (no cash accepted).


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