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Spring Workshop 2019

Elastec Spring Workshop 2019 postponed

Our SPRING WORKSHOP 2019 has been postponed until
July 30 – August 1 due to flooding in New Harmony, IN.

Due to high river levels and rapid water currents we are postponing the Elastec River Spill Spring Workshop scheduled for May 14-16. The safety of attendees and staff of the workshop always comes first. The Wabash River is currently above flood stage and will remain dangerous for at least a week, we have made onsite assessments and have determined the amount of debris and fluctuating current are too hazardous to conduct effective training exercises. We are rescheduling the event to July 30 – August 1.

We will keep you updated with further developments and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


An intensive, hands-on oil spill workshop. Our Spring Workshop was designed for spill responders who desire in-depth river booming and oil skimmer training. The three-day workshop begins with a full day of classroom orientation at Elastec in Carmi followed by two rigorous booming and skimmer deployment days on the Wabash River in New Harmony, Indiana. The SPRING WORKSHOP qualifies as an 8-hour Hazwoper refresher course.

The price of the Spring Workshop 2019 is $1,250.00 and includes all workshop events, training and lunches. Travel and lodging are additional. First priority will be given to paid registrants as space is limited.

View the 2019 Spring Workshop Schedule

2019 Spring Workshop Schedule


This year’s instructor will be
Trever Miller of SWAT Consulting.

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Trever has not been in the industry a long time, but in the 28 years he has been in, he has worked in all aspects of Environmental field operations with a focus on Emergency Spill Response.

He is a recognized name in Emergency Management, Spill Coordination, and Training; his expertise has been gained from a diverse range of emergency response situations relating to pipeline ruptures, train derailments, truck rollovers, well blowouts, offshore releases and phantom spills. Although well versed in all spill aspects, Trever specializes on inland water spill response.

Trever has responded to and project managed over 600-medium to large scale release situations. He has been involved with initiating, developing and implementing the Incident Command System (ICS) for clients in most release situations and helping companies to contain and remediate a release situation in all weather conditions. Examples: Macondo Gulf Spill, Kalamazoo River, Red Deer River, North Sask River, Slocan River, Yellowstone River, Pine River, Wabamun Lake, Wood Buffalo and recently a tributary to the little Missouri River.

Trever has had the opportunity to work with an International Consulting company developing response plans and has worked with the Washington State Department of Ecology to develop the Puget Sound Global Response Plan. Trever has also developed spill contingency plans and tactical data sheets for eight of the largest Oil and Gas Companies and pipeline companies in the world.

With his extensive knowledge and experience he also develops and instructs training classes for industry throughout North America and has most recently provided instruction to Oil and Gas Companies in the Middle East.


"Good class, learning river side of oil spil was very interesting and a good learning experience."

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Note: The Safety and wellbeing of all the participants in the Elastec Workshops is very important to us. Course schedules, and possibly workshop dates can change if we feel the safety of our participants is compromised due to river flooding, weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Please plan your itineraries accordingly.

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