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Test Center Information for the USEPA’s Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC)

Cincinnati, OH

 

The Center is one of two major EPA research centers in the nation, housing research laboratories, training facilities, and administrative offices.  AWBERC is named after the center’s first director, who served as EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water and Hazardous Materials and was a leader in many facets of environmental protection.  The AWBERC facility has been and continues to be a USEPA flagship for biomonitoring and other aspects of water quality assessment.  Cincinnati is centrally located, nearly bordering 3 USEPA Regions and thus accessible to many exam candidates.

 

Unless otherwise specified, a morning (9:00am (EST) - 12:00pm) and an afternoon (2:00pm to 5:00pm) session are scheduled for each exam date.  Please indicate on the registration form (see previous page) : 1) your session(s) preference and 2) whether you will be bring your own microscope for the exam.  Because the exams will be held in a United States Federal building, visitors will need to show a picture ID and all belongings are subject to inspection (X-ray scanners) before entering the facility.

 

Directions to Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC)

26 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268:

 

From I-75 North:

            Take Hopple Street exit (exit #3 and turn left at light.

Continue going east through 5 stoplights

(Hopple becomes Martin Luther King Dr. after crossing Central Parkway).

Turn left at main entrance to AWBERC (6th stoplight).

 

From I-71 North

            Take Taft Road exit (exit #3) and turn right onto Reading Road

            Turn left onto Martin Luther King Dr.

            Turn right at main entrance to AWBERC (6th stoplight).

 

From I-74

Take Central Parkway exit (Exit #20, center lane) and turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive.

Continue going east through 4 stoplights.

Turn left at main entrance to AWBERC (5th stoplight).

 

From I-71/75 South

            Take Hopple Street exit (Exit #3 – left lane) and turn left at light.

Continue going east through 5 stoplights.

(Hopple becomes Martin Luther King Dr. after crossing Central Parkway).

Turn left at main entrance to AWBERC (6th stoplight).

 

From Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) ~ 15 mi

            KY 212 E to I-275 E to I-71/75 N.

            Take Hopple Street exit (Exit #3 – left lane) and turn left at light.

Continue going east through 5 stoplights

(Hopple becomes Martin Luther King Dr. after crossing Central Parkway).

Turn left at main entrance to AWBERC (6th stoplight).

 

Parking

Visitors driving to AWBERC are asked to stop at the security guard station, where the guard on duty will direct visitors to appropriate parking locations.  Visitors should enter the main entrance and check in at the guard desk.  An EPA employee will greet examinees at the main entrance and escort them to the room reserved for the certification exams.

 

Nearby lodging

 

Kingsgate Marriott                               

151 Goodman Drive                            

Cincinnati, Ohio 45219            

(513) 487-3800                                  

 

Vernon Manor Hotel

400 Oak Street

Cincinnati, OH 45219

(513) 281-3300

 

Budget Host Town Center Hotel          

3356 Central Parkway                         

Cincinnati, OH 45225                          

(513) 559-1600                                  

 

Days Inn

2880 Central Parkway

Cincinnati, OH 45225

(513) 559-0400

 

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites     

130 West Mitchell Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45217  

 (866) 270-5110

 

Clifton House B & B

500 Terrace Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45220

(513) 221-7600

 

Cincinnati Travelodge
3244 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45225

(513) 559-1800

 

Contacts

 

Ken Fritz

USEPA

ORD/NERL/EERD/ERB

26 West Martin Luther King Dr.

Cincinnati, OH 45268

mail stop 642

Tel: 513-569-7092

Email: fritz.ken@epa.gov

 

 

Michael Moeykens

USEPA

ORD/NERL/EERD/ERB

26 West Martin Luther King Dr.

Cincinnati, OH 45268

mail stop 642

Tel: 513-569-7196

Email: moeykens.michael@epa.gov

 



                                   

 

 

 

 

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