United States	Office of Water	EPA/816-N-99-003A
Environmental Protection	(4606)	January 1999
Agency
Drinking Water
Academy Bulletin
I) W A

In This Issue:
	Drinking Water Academy Opens Its Doors
	What is the Drinking Water Academy?
	Training Course Schedule
Drinking Water Academy Opens Its Doors
Dear Readers:
The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWAI
Amendments created new responsibilities and
new funding opportunities for EPA and states.
The amendments require States to adopt new
comprehensive and integrated authorities to
ensure the protection of public water supplies,
place greater emphasis on protecting source
waters from contamination, and encourage
increased public awareness and involvement in
ensuring safe drinking water. As a result, EPA
has promulgated and will continue to
promulgate new regulations and has hired new
personnel to assist in the implementation of
these new requirements.
In addition to maintaining their existing
drinking water programs, states have
developed new financial infrastructure funding
programs to provide low-cost loans for the
construction of important drinking water
infrastructure needs. States have also begun
to adopt new regulations and encourage
greater public involvement in their SDWA
programs.
The new requirements and approaches to
regulation have increased the need for training,
particularly for new personnel or personnel
new to SDWA programs. The Drinking Water
Academy intends to provide such training.
This Bulletin is the Academy's first product.
We welcome your comments on how the
Bulletin can better serve your needs. Further,
we encourage you to contact us (see page 4
for contacts) with suggestions for articles, or
you may submit an article for the DWA
Bulletin. / hope that you en/oy this inaugural
issue.
Sincerely,
Bob Blanco, Director
Implementation and Assistance Div.
Office of Ground Water and Drinking
Water
	Courses and Materials Under
Development
	Other News
	DWA Contacts
What is the Drinking Water Academy?
The Drinking Water Academy (DWA)
was established by the Office of Ground
Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW) in
November 1998. In response to the
1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
Amendments which created an increased
need for training of EPA, state, and tribal
staff, OGWDW established the DWA. A
workgroup of EPA and state staff was
established by OGWDW to develop the
DWA.
The DWA will provide training and
information to assist EPA, states, tribes,
and others increase their capability to
implement SDWA Amendments. The
Academy will use a curriculum designed
to meet the training needs of the Public
Water System Supervision, Underground
Injection Control, and Drinking Water
Source Water Protection programs.
Now, in its early stages, the Academy
is focusing on EPA staff. In the future,'
when the Academy has fully developed
its training program, the training audience
will be expanded to include states, tribes,
and others.
The DWA will initially consist of three
major components:
	Training Courses
	Training Materials
	DWA Web Site
These components are described in the
next sections.

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TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE
Course Title
Audience
Location
Date
Contact
Multi-Media Inspector Training
EPA/State/Tribal
Kansas City, KS
1/99
Chris Goschen
(913) 551-5078
Intermediate SDWIS/FED Retrieval
EPA
Washington, DC
1/26/99-1/28/99
Michelle Stoner
(202) 260-2798
Advance SDWIS/FED Retrieval
EPA
Washington, DC
1
2/23/99-2/25/99
Michelle Stoner
(202) 260-2798
IESWTR and By-Products Training
EPA/State/Tribal
Kansas City, KS
2/99
Ralph Flourney
(913) 551-5078
Arcview Info Training
EPA/State/Tribal
Kansas City, KS
2/99
Vickie Damm
(913) 551-7247
Hazardous Materials Training
EPA/State/T ribal
Kansas City, KS
3/99
Coral Wert
(913) 551-7230
Source Water Protection Area
Delineation and Susceptibility
Assessment: Technical Training
Region/State
technical staff
Washington, DC
3/99
Marilyn Ginsberg
(202) 260-8804
Basic Inspector Training
EPA/State/T ribal
Kansas City, KS
3/99
Coral Wert
(913) 551-7230
Operator Certification
Implementation Guidance
EPA/State
TBA
3-4/99
Rick Naylor
(202) 260-5135
Intermediate SDWIS/FED Retrieval
EPA
Kansas City, KS
3/16/99-3/18/99
Michelle Stoner
(202) 260-2798
Arcview Intermediate Training
EPA/State/T ribal
Kansas, City, KS
4/99
Vickie Damm
(913) 551-7247
Data Entry Trouble Shooters
Regional
coordinators
Washington, DC
4/13/99-4/15/99
Michelle Stoner
(202) 260-2798
M/DBP Rule Implementation
EPA/States
TBA
April/May
Jennifer Melch
(202) 260-7077
Consumer Confidence Reports
EPA/States
TBA
April/May
Kathy Williams
(202) 260-2589
Data Entry /Trouble Shooters
EPA
Washington, DC
5/18/99-5/20/99
Michelle Stoner
(202) 260-2798
DWSRF Set-aside Grants
EPA/State/Tribal
Omaha, NE
5/19/99-5/20/99
Tom Crawford
(702) 782-6636
Sanitary Survey Training
Region 4 State
PWSS staff
TBA
Spring '99
David Parker
(404) 562-9460
Data Entry Trouble Shooters
EPA
Denver, CO
6/99
Michelle Stoner
(202) 260-2798
Chemistry Laboratory Certification
EPA
Cincinnati, OH
6/99
James Westrick
(513) 569-7904
Microbiology Laboratory Certification
EPA
TBA
6/99
James Westrick
(513) 569-7904
Groundwater Sampling Techniques
EPA/State/Tribal
Kansas City, KS
6/99
Coral Wert
(913) 551-7230

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TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE - Continued
UIC Inspector Training
EPA
Region 3
Summer '99
Karen Johnson
(215) 814-5445
Data Entry Trouble Shooters
EPA
Atlanta, GA
8/99
Michelle Stoner
(202) 260-2798
DWSRF Basic 101 & Financial
EPA/State/Tribal
Kansas City, KS
Fall '99
Ken Deason
(913) 551-7585
Data Entry Trouble Shooters
(Train the Trainers)
States
Dallas, TX
12/99
Michelle Stoner
(202) 260-2798
Introduction to Comprehensive
Performance Evaluations (CPEs)
States
Region 6
Upon request
Bill Davis
(214) 665-7536
Progressive CPE Training
States
Region 6
Upon request
Bill Davis
(214) 665-7536
Sanitary Survey Training
States
Region 6
Upon request
Bill Davis
(214) 665-7536
Courses and Materials Under Development
Training Courses
The Academy is developing training curricula on the
SDWA, the Public Water System Supervision (PWSS)
program, the Underground Injection Control (UIC)
program, and the Drinking Water Source Protection
(ground water and source water protection) programs.
Introductory courses on SDWA, PWSS program, UIC
program, Drinking Water Source Protection program are
scheduled for completion in Summer 1999. These
courses are designed to train participants on the critical
components of the programs.
In cooperation with the Standards and Risk Management
Division of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking
Water (OGWDW), the Academy is developing training on
the lead and copper rule (Spring '99), the Unregulated
Contaminant Monitoring Rule (Fall '99), and the National
Contaminant Occurrence Database (Fall '99).
Training Materials
The DWA Reference Handbook will include basic
reference documents for all OGWDW programs, and
copies of relevant statutes and regulations. The
Handbook will be a regularly updated reference and is
scheduled to be completed in Spring 1999.
DWA Web Site
The DWA web site will serve as an electronic
clearinghouse for SDWA-related training resources. This
site will consist of at least five sections: About DWA,
Training Partners, DWA Course Catalog, Training
Resources Library, and Calendar of Events. Look for a
link to this exciting new site on the
OGWDW web site in March 1999.
Other News - The Center for Drinking Water
Optimization
The Center for Drinking Water Optimization is a
training and resource center that provides training and
assistance to drinking water utilities and states. The
Center's mission is to develop a framework that wiN'allow
drinking water systems operators to increase the
operational efficiency of their facilities. Higher efficiency
systems will therefore, enhance public health protection
by providing safer water. Greater plant efficiencies will
also minimize expenditures for existing facilities and
reduce the need for additional treatment processes.
Activities through the Center will include support to the
ongoing Partnership for Safe Water, which is a voluntary
effort between EPA, the water industry, and many of the
largest water purveyors in the nation. The Center has
developed self-assessment materials that help systems
analyze plant operations. The Center will also provide
training to operators that have volunteered to participate in
the Partnership Program. In addition, pilot programs are
now underway through EPA regional offices to establish
area-wide optimization programs.
After it is fully operational, the Center will make training
and other information tools available to all drinking water
community, to enhance the operations of their water
treatment facilities. The Center will also assemble a library
of relevant technical material on plant optimization that will
be available for dissemination to water purveyors and the
public at large. For more information on the Center for
Drinking Water Optimization, visit their web site at
http://cdwo.org.

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DWA Contacts

James Bourne
(HQ)
(202) 260-5557
bourne.james@epa.gov
Denny Cruz
(HQ)
(202) 260-7776
cruz.denny@epa.gov
Murlene Lash
(HQ)
(202) 260-7197
lash.murlene@epa.gov
MaryJo Feuerbach
(Reg 1)
(617) 918-1578
feuerbach.maryjo@epa.gov
Leonard Torrey
(Reg 2)
(212) 637-3846
torrey.leonard@epa.gov
Rick Rogers
(Reg 3)
(215) 814-5711
rogers.rick@epa.gov
Janine Morris
(Reg 4)
(404) 562-9480
morris.janine@epa.gov
John Taylor
(Reg 5)
(312) 886-4249
taylor.johnc@epa.gov
Bill Davis
(Reg 6)
(214) 665-7536
davis.williamh@epa.gov
Stephanie Lindberg
(Reg 7)
(913) 551-7423
lindberg.stephanie@epa.gov
Dan Jackson
(Reg 8)
(303) 312-6155
jackson.dan@epa.gov
Bruce Macler
(Reg 9)
(415) 744-1884
macler.bruce@epa.gov
Larry Worley
(Reg 10)
(206) 553-1893
worley.larry@epa.gov

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