CSP3111 - Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration (NRDAR)

Course CodeCSP3111
Course TitleNatural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration (NRDAR)
DescriptionThis course emphasizes the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) process for both the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA). The course includes practical exercises and is intended as a basic level course. Participants should expect that additional skill building will be needed before they will be prepared to conduct NRDA’s independently.

At the completion of the course the participant should be able to:
• Define basic terms as intended in the DOI NRDAR Regulations;
• Use the NRDAR and OPA Regulations for guidance;
• Describe how NRDAR fits into other CERCLA and OPA activities, particularly EPAs remediation process and oil spill response;
• List and describe the basic steps of NRDAR as applied to CERCLA;
• List and describe the basic steps of NRDAR as applied to OPA;
• Describe the legal foundations for NRDAR including trusteeship;
• Describe the role of the trustee council in the NRDAR process;
• Consider cultural differences when working with tribes;
• Describe the steps involved in injury assessment;
• Describe the steps involved in quantifying natural resource service losses (damage assessment);
• Describe how the damage assessment process differs for an oil spill relative to a CERCLA site;
• Discern between a “natural resource injury” and other types of environmental harms;
• Describe the role of economics and economic tools in NRDAR;
• Conceptually describe what types of restoration are appropriate for NRDAR.

Target Audience:
Personnel from natural resource trustee agencies (Federal, state, and tribes) whose responsibilities include evaluating and participating in the NRDAR process. Due to the legal sensitivity of some cases discussed, this course is not open to the private sector.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactAmy Wing: amy_wing@fws.gov; (304) 876-7482; amy_wing@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryConservation Policy
Course FrequencyOnce per year
Registration LinkRegister
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on6/20/2018 3:30:46 AM

Schedule:  CSP3111 - Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration (NRDAR)

StartEndLocationSession ContactSession Details
11/26/2018 11/30/2018 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Registration: Brenda Hooper, brenda_hooper@fws.gov

All students will go to the waitlist until registration. Class hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00 Friday 8:00-12:00