US EPA Tech Direct September 2006
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Upcoming Live Internet Seminars  
ITRC Remediation Process Optimization Advanced Training -  
September 12. Remediation Process Optimization (RPO) is the  
systematic evaluation and enhancement of site remediation to  
ensure that human health and the environment are being protected  
over the long term at minimum risk and cost. The purpose of this  
ITRC training is to present an overview of the material covered in  
five technical fact sheets that ITRC's RPO Team produced to  
enhance site remediation optimization and decision-making. The  
training modules provide additional information and techniques to  
improve project schedules, effectively manage resources,  
emphasize risk, and discuss tools to efficiently cleanup  
contaminated sites. For more information and to register, see or .  
ITRC Perchlorate: Overview of Issues, Status, and Remedial  
Options - September 19.  Improved analytical methodology has  
increased the known extent of perchlorate contamination in the  
U.S. A variety of remediation technologies are currently  
commercially available and being used for perchlorate  
remediation. This training, based on ITRC's Perchlorate: Overview  
of Issues, Status, and Remedial Options (PERC-1), explains why  
perchlorate is a hot topic in the environmental community  
including up-to-date information on sources, occurrences, toxicity  
and exposure, regulatory status and remediation alternatives. For  
more information and to register, see or .  
ITRC Triad Approach: A New Paradigm for Environmental  
Project Management - September 21. This seminar discusses the  
relationship of the Triad to previous regulatory guidance, and  
offers a discussion of issues that may affect stakeholders. The  
ITRC guidance document, Technical and Regulatory Guidance for  
the Triad Approach: A New Paradigm for Environmental Project  
Management (SCM-1), serves as the basis for this training course.  
For more information and to register, see  
or .  
Jump-Starting Ecological Restoration - September 21. This  
seminar will examine the relevance and importance of ecological  
restoration in the Superfund program and discuss implementation  
strategies and specific techniques to speed the recovery of  
disturbed and contaminated land. Participants will learn why  
ecological restoration is important to the Superfund program; gain  
an understanding of the relationship between land disturbance,  
functioning ecological systems, and how restoration projects are  
managed; and learn various techniques. The seminar also will  
address in-situ remediation of metal contaminated soils.  For more  
information and to register, see .  
EPA Pharmaceuticals in the Environment - September 26.  The  
U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development is hosting a series  
of Internet webcasts throughout the fall on pharmaceuticals in the  
environment.  This first webcast on pharmaceuticals and personal  
care products (PPCPs) in the environment provides an overview of  
the issue as well as an idea of what activities are occuiring in the  
EPA Regions.  Registration for this seminar will open Friday,  
September 8.  See .  
ITRC Planning and Promoting of Ecological Reuse of  
Remediated Sites - September 28. This training is based on the  
ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guideline: Planning and  
Promoting Ecological Land Reuse of Remediated Sites (ECO-2,  
2006). The document presents a process to promote ecological land  
reuse activities considering natural or green technologies instead of  
more traditional remedies. The guidance demonstrates that natural  
or ecological end-uses are valuable alternatives to conventional  
property development or redevelopment. Ecological benefits and a  
process for calculating their value are included in the guidance and  
reviewed in this training. For more information and to register, see or .  
ITRC What's New with In Situ Chemical Oxidation? - October 5.  
This seminar presents updated guidance and technology  
advancement information for In Situ Chemical Oxidation.  
Topics include a regulatory discussion related to ISCO  
implementation; details on the chemistry behind ISCO technology;  
considerations for system design and application, including health  
and safety; and performance evaluation information. The course is  
based on the ITRC's In Situ Chemical Oxidation of Contaminated  
Soil and Groundwater, Second Edition (ISCO-2, 2005), with  
sections on technology overview and applicability, remedial  
investigations, safety concerns, regulatory concerns, injection  
design, monitoring, stakeholder concerns, and case studies. For  
more information and to register, see or .  
New Documents  
New Cost and Performance Information on Cleanup  
Technologies.  The Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable  
(FRTR) recently announced the release of 39 new case study and  
technology assessment reports.  These reports document the cost,  
performance, and  lessons learned in implementing a wide range of  
hazardous waste site cleanup technologies in the field, ranging  
from large-scale demonstrations to full-scale applications.  With  
these new additions, a total of 715 reports are now available in four  
areas - 383 cost and performance case study reports describing the  
use of remediation technologies; 164 reports describing the use of  
site characterization and monitoring technologies; 101 case studies  
describing long-term monitoring/optimization of remediation  
technologies; and 67 reports describing the assessments of  
remediation technologies at hazardous waste sites. For more  
information, see .  
Abstracts of Remediation Case Studies, Volume 10 (EPA 542-  
R-06-002).  This new report, published by the Federal  
Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR), is a collection of  
abstracts summarizing nine cost and performance case studies on  
the use of remediation technologies at contaminated sites.  The  
case studies include several different technologies for treating soil  
or groundwater contamination or both, with 3 reports on soil  
cleanup, 3 reports on groundwater and 3 reports on both soil and  
groundwater.  View or download the volume of abstracts at  For hard copies, call (800) 490-  
9198 or fax to (513) 489-8695.  
Final Report: Edible Oil Barriers for Treatment of  
Perchlorate-Contaminated Groundwater (ESTCP ER-0221).  
This final technical report was published by the U.S. DoD  
Environmental Security Technology Certification Program  
(ESTCP).  It documents the demonstration of emulsified edible oils  
for remediation of perchlorate in groundwater.  The primary  
objective of this project was to evaluate the cost and performance  
of an emulsified oil permeable reactive barrier (PRB) to control t 
Posted: 07/09/2006 By: Professor Paul Bardos