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Introduction to Environmental Assessment and Auditing

An elective course in the Certificate Program in Environmental Management.

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Course Description

Enhance your knowledge of the basic principles of environmental assessment and auditing. First, learn about the ASTM process for performing Phase I Site Assessments. Explore topics that include site inspection, environmental historical review process, governmental database review, and report preparation. Then learn the basic concepts of performing Phase II site assessments and risk assessments. Conclude with a review of compliance auditing processes and gain new insight into the audit process as it relates to regulatory compliance audits and EPA involvement.

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  • Details
  • $695
  • January 11, 2016 to March 20, 2016
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00150
  • ID/Units: SOCECOL X498.10  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2016


Brianne Archer, B.S., M.S., a Supervising Engineer, is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer and a Certified Permitting Professional with the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Ms. Archer’s primary responsibilities include environmental site assessments (Phase I and Phase II), remediation plans, and human health risk assessments. Ms. Archer is well-versed is data presentation and evaluation. As a Professional Engineer, Ms. Archer has prepared several storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans. Ms. Archer is well versed in regulatory compliance issues and has prepared plans and permits for state and local agencies, including National Discharge Pollution Elimination System (NPDES) permits, industrial wastewater discharge permits, hazardous materials business plans, compliance documentation for hazardous waste storage and treatment permitting, emergency contingency plans, standard operating procedures, and in-house environmental management plans.

Ms. Archer has over 15 years of experience in environmental consulting. Ms. Archer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2000, a Master’s Degree in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from California State University, Fullerton in 2010, and an Environmental Management certificate from the University of California, Irvine.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9781605907086
N Cahill, 9 ed, Government Institutes, Inc

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/11/2016Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END03/20/2016Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---