HAZWOPER / Oil Spill Response Training

August 14—16, 2018 in Nome, Alaska

Applications Due July 27, 2018

Kawerak, Inc., US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Coast Guard (USCG), and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) are pleased to offer an oil spill response training course with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Refresher incorporated into the course, to Alaska Native communities located in the Kawerak Region. This 3-day training is free to participants, thanks to the collaborative efforts of those noted here and the financial support of the EPA Alaska Operations Office and EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Any travel, per diem, and lodging costs are the responsibility of the entity sending the student to the course.

Download the application here:  Oil-Spill-Response-Registration-1.docx


This course is typically given to personnel that act as first responders to hazardous substance releases in their community. As such, persons with previous HAZWOPER training are encouraged to attend.  Additionally, those participants that have current HAZWOPER certification will receive an 8-hour refresher certificate.

This response course requires no pre-requisite training and is open to all. All community leaders and other decision-makers in Alaska Native Villages who are developing response programs or want to become first responders are welcome to apply.

Oil Spill Response Course Highlights

  • Lessons Learned from Local Case Studies
  • Oil Spill Regulations and Responder Training Requirements
  • Incident Action Plans, Community Response
  • Oil and Other Hazardous Chemicals’ Chemistry, Health, and Environmental Effects
  • Health and Safety Plans and Protocols, Air Monitoring, Personal Protective Equipment
  • Used Oil and Oily Waste Management and Disposal
  • Home Owner Fuel Tank Issues
  • Tank Farm Spill, Controls, & Countermeasures & Facility Response Plans
  • Types and Uses of Spill Response Equipment
  • Oil Spill Response Tactics, Hands-on Tactics Using Spill Response Equipment
  • Effective Partnerships


This three-day training course will be delivered 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Tuesday, August 14 through Thursday, August 16, 2018. The training will be held at the Mini Convention Center in Nome, Alaska.

Travel to Nome and Lodging

Participants are required to make their own travel arrangements. Participants should arrange their travel to arrive at the Mini Convention Center before 8:30am on Tuesday, August 14 and depart after 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Download the application here:  Oil-Spill-Response-Registration-1.docx

Call or email Ms. Anahma Shannon at (907) 443-4249 ashannon@kawerak.org with questions or if you will need assistance finding a place to stay.