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Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health

Orientation to Sustainable Environmental Assessment Course

November 14 - 18, 2016 

Johns Hopkins University
Montgomery County Campus
9605 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850


Class size is limited!

Course Description:

Group Rates & Need Based Scholarships Available

Environmental review allows local government, federal funding agencies and other stakeholders to identify and evaluate alternative sites and designs that can mitigate adverse impacts and/or lower long-term maintenance costs.  All federal projects come with environmental assessment responsibilities under NEPA, and many local governments either have to meet the NEPA requirement because of the federal portion of funding and/or see the value of routinely including environmental considerations in their local decision making process.

This course uses the environmental process as a framework for providing insights into issue identification and analysis pointed to consideration of alternatives.  There are many expert guest speakers and a wealth of material including a textbook and companion DVD.  Each instruction module uses interactive exercises to facilitate peer-to-peer education, and an actual case study provides a simulated hands-on experience.



Please download a draft of the agenda here.

Course Times:

Mon, Nov 14:7:45am – 4:45pm
Tue, Nov 15:7:30am – 4:30pm
Wed, Nov 16:7:45am – 5:00pm
Thu, Nov 17:8:00am – 4:45pm
Fri, Nov 18:

8:00am – 12:00pm 


Early bird rate, register by October 21, 2016: $765.00

Course fee after October 21, 2016: $850.00

Click here to download a registration form. Need based scholarships are available. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Click here to register and submit payment online. 

Two methods of payment:

Hotels Nearby

Hilton Garden Inn, 14975 Shady Grove Road, Rockville, Maryland, 20850

  • 240-507-1800 
  • They offer a free shuttle to and from the Rockville campus. You must schedule this shuttle ahead of time - please call them to book. 
  • ​Rates are $200 - $250 for the week (as of 9/15/16)

Courtyard Marriott Rockville, 2500 Research Boulevard  Rockville  Maryland, 20850

  • 301-670-6700
  • ​Rates are $140 - $170 for the week (as of 9/15/16)

Questions about the course content should be referred to:

Eugene Goldfarb, MUP, JD
Adjunct Asst Professor
Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences School of Public Health University of Illinois at Chicago
Phone: 847-831-9142

Please contact Keith Choi at or (410) 955-4088 if you have any questions about registration.