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November 15, 2017
Course 604 - Environmental Due Diligence and Liability

Course Description:
This course provides the right of way professional with an understanding of the environmental due diligence components. Participants learn to recognize when a due diligence report should be ordered, as well as how reports should be analyzed.

- Innocent Purchaser Defense
- ASTM Phase I ESA standard
- EPAs All Appropriate Inquiry rule
- Educate attendees about other components of environmental due diligence
- Guidance on how to order due diligence services and establish expectations
- Illustrate how to analyze the reports and their impacts on the proposed project

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Course Tuition Includes:
Participant Manual

Who Should Take This Course:
This course is recommended for right of way professionals who have some environmental background, are actively involved in right of way projects, and may encounter environmental issues during their normal duties (e.g., acquisition/relocation, appraisal).

Course Instructor:
Fred Walasavage is a senior environmental protection specialist for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon and has been working directly in the environmental field since 1985. 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 regulatory permits, providing oversight on cultural resource assessments, and general project management. Given that his service area includes six states; Fred has thorough understanding of the many variations in Federal and state environmental requirements as they relate right-of way projects. Fred is a designated Environmental Professionalas defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the purposes of conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. He has conducted over 500 Phase I assessments for Bonneville. Prior to Bonneville, Fred worked as an environmental planner for the U.S. Army corps of Engineers. Fred has served as an active instructor for IRWA since 2005 specializing in the environmental series courses. He has been actively involved in the development of the IRWA environmental course curriculum since 2000 and serves as an IRWA subject matter expert. In addition, Fred instructs annual environmental training sessions within Bonneville. He has twice served as the Chair of the IRWA International Environment Committee, past Region 7 Chair, and past IRWA Chapter 3 President. He has received the Chapter 3 and Region 7 Professional of the Year awards as well as being a finalist for IRWAs Frank C. Balfour Professional of the Year Award. Fred hasa Masters Degree from California State University, Chico and a BS Degree from Unity College, Unity Maine.

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City of Surprise
16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
Phone: (623) 222-3026

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Class Cancellation & Tuition Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy
All classes scheduled by IRWA are subject to cancellation.

All class registrants are encouraged to contact the Course Coordinator prior to making travel arrangements, keeping in mind that the class may be canceled at any time(for reasons including, but not limited to, insufficient registration, Facilitator emergencies or other issues beyond the control of the chapter and/or IRWA). Fully liquidated damages for any losses incurred by a class registrant are limited solely to a refund of the registrant’s prepaid class tuition. IRWA and its chapters assume no other registrant liability resulting from class cancellation.

Refund Policy:
Written notification of intent to cancel registration must be received by both the Course Coordinator and Chapter Education Staff ( ) prior to the class start date in order to be eligible for a tuition refund. A full tuition refund will be issued if notice is received 15 days or more prior to class start date; a 75% refund will be issued if notice is received less than 15 days prior to the class start date; and no refund will be issued for notice received on or after the class start date.

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