US EPA TechDirect February 1, 2009
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Calls for Proposals  
ESTCP FY 2010 Solicitation. The Department of Defense (DoD),   
through the Environmental Security Technology Certification   
Program (ESTCP), is seeking innovative environmental technology   
demonstrations as candidates for funding beginning in Fiscal   
Year (FY) 2010. This solicitation requests pre-proposals via   
Calls for Proposals to DoD organizations and Federal (Non-DoD)   
organizations, and via a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for   
Private Sector organizations. Pre-proposals are due by Thursday,   
March 5, 2009. For more information about the solicitation and   
instructions for submitting proposals, see .  
ITRC Calls for 2010 Project Proposals. The Interstate Technology   
and Regulatory Council (ITRC) requests proposals for 2010   
projects. ITRC would like to focus proposals on: biological   
drinking water treatment, confined animal feeding operations,   
site characterization and remediation, greenhouse gas emission   
tracking and reporting, munitions constituents, pharmaceuticals   
and personal care products, and storm water management.   
Proposals on other topics will be considered, but preference   
will be given to those that address one of the following areas.   
Proposals are due electronically by 5pm Eastern time on Monday,   
March 9, 2009. For more information about the RFP and a   
proposal form, see .  
Upcoming Live Internet Seminars  
2009 CARE National Webcast - February 3, 24, 27. This national   
webcast is an opportunity for potential applicants for the CARE   
cooperative agreement grant program to learn more about the   
program and to ask questions about the CARE Request for   
Proposals issued in December 2008. For more information and to   
register, see .  
ITRC In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethene - DNAPL Source   
Zones - February 10, 2009, 2:00PM-4:15PM EST (19:00-21:15 GMT).   
Treatment of dissolved-phase chlorinated ethenes in groundwater   
using in situ bioremediation (ISB) is an established technology;   
however, its use for DNAPL source zones is an emerging   
application. This training course supports the ITRC Technical   
and Regulatory Guidance document In Situ Bioremediation of   
Chlorinated Ethene: DNAPL Source Zones (BioDNAPL-3, 2008). This   
document provides the regulatory community, stakeholders, and   
practitioners with the general steps practitioners and   
regulators can use to objectively assess, design, monitor, and   
optimize ISB treatment of DNAPL source zones. For more   
information and to register, see or .  
ITRC Enhanced Attenuation of Chlorinated Organics: A Site   
Management Tool - February 19, 2009, 11:00AM-1:15PM EST   
(16:00-18:15 GMT). This training on the ITRC Technical and   
Regulatory Guidance for Enhanced Attenuation: Chlorinated   
Organics (EACO-1, 2008) describes the transition (the bridge)   
between aggressive remedial actions and MNA and vise versa.   
Enhanced attenuation (EA) is the application of technologies   
that minimize energy input and are sustainable in order to   
reduce contaminant loading and/or increase the attenuation   
capacity of a contaminated plume to progress sites towards   
established remedial objectives. Contaminant loading and   
attenuation capacity are fundamental to sound decisions for   
remediation of groundwater contamination. This training explains   
how a decision framework which, when followed, allows for a   
smooth transition between more aggressive remedial technologies   
to sustainable remedial alternatives and eventually to Monitored   
Natural Attenuation. This training will demonstrate how this   
decision framework allows regulators and practitioners to   
integrate Enhanced Attenuation into the remedial decision   
process. For more information and to register, see or .  
ITRC Evaluating, Optimizing, or Ending Post-Closure Care at   
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills - February 26, 2009,   
11:00AM-1:15PM EST (16:00-18:15 GMT). This training, based on   
ITRC's Technical and Regulatory Guidance: Evaluating,   
Optimizing, or Ending Post-Closure Care at Municipal Solid Waste   
Landfills Based on Site-Specific Data Evaluations (ALT-4, 2006),   
describes a method to evaluate the performance of Post Closure   
Care at a landfill and determine when leachate recovery,   
landfill gas management, groundwater monitoring, and cap   
maintenance can be reduced or even ended based on threats (to   
human health and the environment) posed by the closed landfill.   
The training and document describe custodial care as those   
requirements the property owner must follow after post closure   
care has been ended. For more information and to register, see or .  
Green Remediation Voluntary Standards Initiative - March 4,   
2009, 1:00PM-3:00PM EST (18:00-20:00 GMT). EPA is considering   
options to develop a voluntary standards and verification system   
that evaluates and recognizes efforts to maximize the net   
environmental benefit of cleaning up contaminated sites, known   
as green remediation or green cleanup. These standards would   
guide and stimulate efficient, cost effective, low impact site   
remediation by encouraging property owners, developers and   
communities to go beyond state and federal requirements in their   
cleanups and land revitalization projects. The purpose of this   
seminar is to provide insight on how EPA anticipates such a   
voluntary program could advance green cleanups across cleanup   
programs and to provide an opportunity for discussion among   
interested parties. For more information and to register, see .  
ITRC LNAPL Training Parts 1 and 2 - March 3 and 5, 2009. Light   
non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPLs) are organic liquids such as   
gasoline, diesel, and other petroleum hydrocarbon products that   
are immiscible with water and less dense than water. LNAPLs are   
important because they are present in the subsurface at   
thousands of remediation sites across the country, and are   
frequently the focus of assessment and remediation efforts. Part   
1 of this training course explains how LNAPLs behave in the   
subsurface and examines what controls their behavior. Part 1   
also explains what LNAPL data can tell you about the LNAPL and   
site conditions. Relevant and practical examples are used to   
illustrate key concepts. Part 2 addresses LNAPL characterization   
and site conceptual model development as well as LNAPL recovery   
evaluation and remedial considerations. Specifically, Part 2   
discusses key LNAPL and site data, when and why those data may   
be important, and how to get those data. Part 2 also discusses   
how to evaluate LNAPL recoverability. For more information and   
to register, see or .  
Tackling the Carbon Footprint at Pump and Treat Projec 
Posted: 02/02/2009 By: Professor Paul Bardos