February 14, 2019
Sharon Mackey-McGee, Executive Director, Continuing and Professional Studies, City College of New York, and Angelo Lampousis, Ph.D., Lecturer and OSHA-authorized trainer, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Division of Science, City College of New York, have reached an agreement with representatives of ASTM International to hold ASTM International’s flagship training course* “An Introduction: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for Commercial Real Estate at CCNY.”
ASTM will provide the instructors. ASTM will also provide students with the referenced standards, such as E1527 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, and E1903 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process. ASTM course notes will include case studies. Students will be awarded a certificate of attendance bearing the ASTM logo. The course will afford 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) and it will be offered regularly based on registration. For more information on upcoming dates please visit the Continuing and Professional Studies website (www.ccny.cuny.edu/cps) or call the office directly at (212) 650-7312.
The collaboration between ASTM and CCNY is not new. ASTM International former President James A. Thomas visited the CCNY campus and spoke with students in October of 2013. The venue for Thomas' presentation was unique: a live interview on the radio show "Innovation Unedited," from WHCR 90.3 FM, "the voice of Harlem," a community radio station broadcasting from the CUNY campus. Thomas was interviewed by CCNY faculty Angelo Lampousis, who also serves as First Vice Chair of the ASTM E50.91 Training Subcommittee. Lampousis has been teaching two popular courses using ASTM standards during the fall semester (EAS 33300 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments) and Spring semester (EAS 33400 Phase II Environmental Site Assessments.) Students enrolled in these courses are getting access to environmental database reports of New York City properties through a collaboration with Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR.) Students also receive complimetary 10-hour OSHA training for construction and the 40-hour HAZWOPER training. Julie Kilgore and Christopher P. McCormack, task group chairs revising the ASTM E1527 and ASTM 1903 standards, respectively, have both visited the CCNY campus repeatedly.
This new course offering with ASTM is aiming to service the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT) primarily environmental professionals who are already active in the industry and wish to be up to date in the application of standards-related expertise. CCNY will seek the support of its institutional partners in making this course offering widely known, such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Region 2, and the Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation of the City of New York.
*The two day course will be offered on 4/23/2019 and 4/24/2019 at the CCNY campus and it has been posted already in ASTM's portal: https://www.astm.org/TRAIN/filtrexx40.cgi?-P+ID+8+traindetail.frm. There is an Early Bird discount of 10% when participants register 60 days prior to the start of the class.