COURSE:  WENV 450 Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) Course

OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this course is for each student to comprehend the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) and its procedures for determining, documenting, and disclosing the environmental impacts for proposed Air Force actions. Know and understand the policy, goals, and procedures to achieve and maintain compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the NEPA, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements. At the end of the course students will be able to apply NEPA, the EIAP, and CEQ Regulations together to ensure compliance.

DESCRIPTION:  This comprehensive course provides an in-depth understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the associated Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, AFI 32-7061 (The Environmental Impact Analysis Process), and the associated regulations in 32 CFR 989. Key topics include: developing the Description of Proposed Action and Alternatives (DOPAA), evaluating and predicting environmental impacts from proposed projects and their alternatives, evaluation of cumulative impacts, public involvement and review, and NEPA case studies. Numerous class exercises will enable students to develop the necessary skills to analyze proposed projects, determine the appropriate level of EIAP documentation, prepare CATEX justifications, assist project proponents in developing reasonable project alternatives, prepare environmental assessments (EAs), oversee successful contractor preparation of EAs and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), and ensure proper level of public participation in the process.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Installation EIAP managers, AFIMSC Detachment Coordinators, members of EIAP interdisciplinary teams, Environmental Program Managers, Environmental Engineers, Community Planners, project proponents (XP/A5/A8, including those involved in strategic basing), and Legal Counsel (JA).

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Quality Assurance Evaluator, Base Civil Engineers (BCE), CE Flight Chiefs, Architects, Design Engineers and Project Managers, SABER Personnel, Real Property Managers, Public Affairs, Bioenvironmental and Safety Personnel, Energy Program element personnel, Unit Environmental Coordinators, and Contractors supporting installation programs.

GRADE:   Officers: O1-O6; Enlisted: E4-E9; Civilians: GS5-GS14


COURSE CREDIT:  3 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards


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HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

05-Dec-2016 to 09-Dec-2016 / WPAFB Resident
12-Jun-2017 to 16-Jun-2017 / WPAFB Resident



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