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> Funding Opportunities
2020-2021 Small Business Innovation Research Open Solicitation.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, is seeking proposals from the small business
community to develop novel environmental technologies in the multiple areas areas such as Land Revitalization - Innovative technologies that destroy PFAS
in soil, sediment, water and groundwater. This solicitation will be open to submissions until August 28, 2020. For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/sbir/sbir-funding-opp ...
> Upcoming Live Internet Seminars
Most Common Game Animals in the US and Information on Intakes, Habitation, Hunt Frequency, and Human Consumption - July 13, 2020, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM EDT (19:00-20:30
GMT). This webinar will describe the process and results from a research project, completed through an internship with the US EPA, concerning an issues that
arises when assessing risks from contamination at Superfund sites. This research project analyzed what are the most common game animals for hunting and fishing
in the US, and their respective intakes (fodder or prey, water ingestion, and soil ingestion) and information on human ingestion rates by persons hunting or
fishing. A summary of this effort along with the resulting paper will be highlighted in this webinar. For more information and to register, see https://clu-in.org/live.
Power and Pollinators: Pollinator-Friendly Landscapes for Solar Facilities - July 15, 2020, 1:00PM-2:30PM EDT (17:00-18:30 GMT). Are you interested
in learning how to beautify your solar site and promote pollinator habitat? The Power and Pollinators webinar will examine how planting for pollinators on
RE-Powering sites benefits cleaning up contaminated sites while beautifying communities. Planting for pollinators can help protect caps, control runoff,
and provide habitat for struggling pollinator communities. The webinar explores the relationship between solar installations, contaminated lands and
landfills, and pollinators. The Commonwealth of Virginia will discuss how the solar power industry has an extraordinary opportunity to impact the landscape
by encouraging native plants at solar facilities. Solar facilities located on brownfields, landfills and other contaminated lands present a unique opportunity
to benefit the local community by cleaning up the property and redeveloping the site according to the community's goals. The Commonwealth will highlight the
Virginia Pollinator-Smart Solar Program which is designed to provide incentives and tools for solar industry to adopt a native plant strategy to meet soil
and water control regulations, community needs, and the needs of our biosphere. Consultants VHB and Fresh Energy will share their knowledge and expertise
of this growing trend and benefits to communities, developers and pollinators. EPA will present case studies and expertise related to renewable energy on
underutilized lands. For more information and to register, see https://clu-in.org/live.
PFAS Fate, Transport and Treatment - July 23, 2020, 12:00PM EDT (16:00 GMT). SERDP and ESTCP will host this webinar on approaches to better characterize PFAS
fate and transport in the subsurface, as well as a novel technology for PFAS treatment. First, Dr. Linda M. Abriola (Tufts University) will discuss experimental,
mathematical modeling and decision tool development efforts to better understand the processes controlling PFAS fate and transport in the subsurface. Second,
Dr. Timothy Strathmann (Colorado School of Mines) will summarize his research efforts to develop a novel technology to treat PFAS in water and other high moisture
content wastes.For more information and to register, see please visit https://serdp-estcp.org/Tools-and-Traini ...
Collaborating with Colleges and Universities for Redevelopment Opportunities - July 29, 2020, 2:00PM-3:30PM EDT (18:00-19:30 GMT). The College/Underserved
Community Partnership Program (CUPP) provides a creative approach by partnering and delivering technical assistance from local colleges and universities
to small underserved communities at no cost to the communities. EPA Region 4 has successfully collaborated with colleges and universities to assist communities
in pursuing redevelopment opportunities and plans at sites in the Region. This webinar will share best practices and lessons learned as well as share the perspectives
of the partnered colleges and universities. For more information and to register, see https://clu-in.org/live.
Federal Facilities Online Academy ? August 3 & September 14, 2020. This voluntary training program has been developed for EPA RPMs, project managers from
other federal agencies, State government, and Tribal groups who work on federal facility Superfund cleanups. Please consider participating in all 12 courses,
11 Webinars and 1 In-Person Training, to obtain a certificate upon completion of the entire Federal Facility Academy series. For more information and to register
for upcoming sessions or view archived sessions, see https://trainex.org/offeringslist.cfm?co ...
> New Documents and Web Resources
New Focus Area: Horizontal Remediation Wells. Horizontal remediation wells (HRWs) are installed below ground parallel to the ground surface or at a shallow
angle using horizontal directional drilling (HDD). HRWs offer an alternative to the installation of conventional vertical wells or trenching, particularly
where access to soil and groundwater contamination is impeded by surface or near-surface obstructions. HRWs have been used to sample and treat contamination
beneath buildings, utility lines, roads, railyards, airport runways, landfills, tank farms, surface water bodies, and sensitive ecological areas. Because
of the setback distance, drilling and well installation can occur without interrupting activities at active facilities. View and use at https://clu-in.org/hrw
Technical Report: In Situ Activated Carbon Case Study Review. Activated carbon (AC)-based amendments can be applied for the in situ remediation of a wide
range of organic contaminants in groundwater. These amendments combine AC for enhanced sequestration of the contaminants, along with chemical or biological
additives that promote further contaminant destruction. Rapid contaminant removal and limited rebound have been reported during field applications, which
suggests a potential role for the technology in addressing back diffusion from residual sources in low permeability zones. This white paper describes the
types of amendments available, the contaminants treated, and provides lessons learned from DOD case studies. (September 2019, 27 pages). View or download
at https://clu-in.org/NAVFAC-In-Situ-Activa ...
Technology Innovation News Survey Corner. The Technology Innovation News Survey contains market/commercialization information; reports on demonstrations,
feasibility studies and research; and other news relevant to the hazardous waste community interested in technology development. Recent issues, complete
archives, and subscription information is available at https://clu-in.org/products/tins/. The following resources were included in recent issues:
NRC Alaska, LLC Moose Creek Facility Thermal Remediation of PFAS-Contaminated Soil
Fourth Five-Year Review Report for Crossley Farm Superfund Site Berks County, Pennsylvania
Montrose and Del Amo Superfund Sites Groundwater Treatment Plan Update
Montrose Superfund Site Los Angeles, California Final Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) Pilot Test Report
Advances in the Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane in Mixed Contaminant Plumes
Naval Facilities Engineering Command 2020 Remediation Innovative Technology Seminar (RITS)
Final Corrective Action Decision: Former Schilling Air Force Base Site Salina, Kansas
Evaluation of Legacy and Emerging Organic Chemicals using Passive Sampling Devices on the North Branch Au Sable River near Lovells, Michigan, June 2018
Final Twelve Month Post Injection Sampling Report Bioremediation Pilot Study for Operable Unit 3 (OU 3) Building 780 NAS Jacksonville FL
Approach for Assessing PFAS Risk to Threatened and Endangered Species
Munitions Response Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Guidance
Tri-Service Environmental Risk Assessment Workgroup: Vapor Intrusion Fact Sheets
Repeatable Multilevel Groundwater Sampling
EUGRIS Corner. New Documents on EUGRIS, the platform for European contaminated soil and water information. More than six resources, events, projects and
news items were added to EUGRIS in June 2020. These can be viewed at http://www.eugris.info/whatsnew.asp . Then select the appropriate month and year for the
updates in which you are interested.
> Conferences and Symposia
ASTSWMO 2020 RCRA Corrective Action Conference - Lexington, KY, September 1-3, 2020. The Conference will feature the theme, 'RCRA Corrective Action: 2020
and The Road Ahead', to acknowledge 2020 as the milestone year for achieving RCRA corrective action goals and the work that remains beyond 2020. Session topics
will reflect the theme. On September 1, the Conference will be open only to State and Territorial (State) members and EPA Headquarters and Regional staff for
discussions of regulators' issues. On September 2-3, ASTSWMO is pleased to invite, in addition to State members and EPA, officials from the U.S. Department
of Defense (DoD) and other federal government agencies, industry, and other entities. For more information and to register, see http://astswmo.org/event/astswmo-2020-rc ...