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600 Environmental Awareness 05.28.24 -- Portland,OR



Start Date:  5/28/2024
End Date:  5/28/2024
No. of Days:  1 day
Course Level:  Core
CEU Credits:  8.00
Class Time:  8am Pacific
Tuition:  $265.00 Member / $330.00 Non-Member
 
An electronic copy of your course material will be added to your IRWA Account once your registration is completed. If you would like to receive printed copies, please see the course registration page for details. Additional fees may apply.
 
Course materials options:
OPTION 1 - PDF of Materials (No printed materials) = $0
OPTION 2 - Black and White Materials = $30
 
Tuition may be paid by check or credit card to IRWA Headquarters in U.S. Dollars.

Sponsored By:  Chapter 3

Course Description:  600 Environmental Awareness

INSTRUCTOR:
Fred Walasavage received the IRWA Howard Armstrong Instructor of the Year Award in 2023.  He is a senior environmental protection specialist for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon and has been working in the environmental field since 1985.  He serves as the Program Manager for Environmental Land Actions within Bonneville.  His responsibilities include conducting all levels of environmental site assessments, compliance audits, negotiating environmental issues on real estate transactions, preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, 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 Professional” as 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 environmental 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.  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 IRWA’s Frank C. Balfour “Professional of the Year” Award.  Fred has a Masters Degree from California State University, Chico and a BS Degree from Unity College, Unity Maine.  
 
COURSE COORDINATOR:
Genesee Borges
Phone:  (503) 279-1774
Email:  genesee.borges@cushwake.com
 
CLASS INFORMATION:
Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
375 NE Holladay Street
Portland, Oregon 97232 United States
 
SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATIONS:
Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
375 NE Holladay Street
Portland, Oregon 97232 United States
Rates - Single:$159 Double: $209
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/PDXRP/G-ROWA
 

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