US EPA TechDirect, April 1, 2009
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Special Announcements  
  
April 2009 CLU-IN Theme: Green. Throughout 2009, CLU-IN will   
highlight various topics of interest in a series of special   
themes. During April, CLU-IN will focus on 'green' resources. In   
celebration of Earth Day, CLU-IN will draw attention to   
resources that promote energy efficiency, alternative energy   
sources, greenhouse gas reductions, water conservation and   
quality, waste reduction, material recycling or reuse, reduced   
consumption of all natural resources, and other sustainable   
strategies for contaminated site cleanup. Visitors are   
encouraged to review 'green' related resources at   
http://clu-in.org/theme/green/ .  
  
European AdvanceETV Project Solicits Vendors. Environmental   
Technology Verification (ETV) programs currently exist in the   
U.S. and Canada, and a European ETV scheme is now being   
established. A European Commission-funded cooperative project   
has been launched to develop approaches to facilitate   
recognition and acceptance of ETV data among ETV programs. The   
project, called AdvanceETV, is currently seeking vendors that   
would like to have their technologies verified concurrently in   
the U.S., Europe, and Canada. The objective is to test candidate   
technologies once and the results used to verify in accord with   
the three ETV programs. Technology vendors will be required to   
pay for verification testing for one of the programs. However,   
costs for extension to the other two verification programs will   
be covered by the AdvanceETV project. These verifications will   
serve as pilots to propose mutual recognition processes under   
the different ETV schemes and, ultimately, for global   
recognition. Detailed agreements between candidate technology   
vendors and the AdvanceETV partners will be prepared as a first   
step under this cooperative verification initiative. Interested   
vendors should contact one of the following AdvanceETV   
partners:(Europe) Christian Gron, DHI, at +45 4516 9570 or   
chg@dhigroup.com; (U.S.) Amy Dindal, Battelle, at +1 (561)   
422-0113 ordindala@battelle.org; or (Canada) John Neate, OCETA,   
at +1 (905)822-4133 or jhneate@etvcanada.ca.  
  
Upcoming Live Internet Seminars  
  
Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) Seminar Series - April 7, 21,   
May 5, 19, June 2, 16, 30, and July 14. EPA's Office of Research   
and Development and Regions are sponsoring this series of   
seminars as a forum for discussing the current state of the art   
and practice of CRA. These seminars will provide information   
regarding guidance, resources, and recommendations for real   
world CRA for regulatory and non-regulatory applications. This   
seminar series is, in part, preparation for the EPA ORD/Regional   
Workshop on CRA being hosted by Region 5 in Chicago, IL for July   
28-30, 2009. The seminar series is publicly open in support of   
advancing CRA while the workshop will primarily be internal to   
EPA to enhance policy and other deliberative discussions. For   
more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live .  
  
ITRC Real-Time Measurement of Radionuclides in Soil - April 14,   
2009,2:00PM-4:15PM EDT (18:00-20:15 GMT). This training   
introduces state regulators, environmental consultants, site   
owners, and community stakeholders to ITRC's Technology Overview   
document: Real- Time Measurement of Radionuclides in Soil:   
Technology and Case Studies (RAD-4, 2006), created by ITRC's   
Radionuclides Team. This training provides information on the   
basics of real-time measurement systems, how the technologies   
and data are used, acceptance issues, and case studies. For more   
information and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or   
http://clu-in.org/live .  
  
EPA's Electronic Report on the Environment - Finding,   
Understanding and Using National and Regional Environmental   
Indicators - April 16, 2009, 11:00AM-1:00PM EDT (15:00-17:00   
GMT). This webcast will introduce the audience to EPA's Report   
on the Environment (ROE) project and the Electronic Report on   
the Environment (eROE) web site (www.epa.gov/roe) as a valuable   
resource in understanding what we know - and don't know - about   
trends in air, water, land, human health and ecologic condition   
in the United States. For more information and to register, see   
http://clu-in.org/live .  
  
ITRC Perchlorate Remediation Technologies - April 28,   
2009,2:00PM-4:15PM EDT (18:00-20:15 GMT). This training   
introduces state regulators, environmental consultants, site   
owners, and community stakeholders to Remediation Technologies   
for Perchlorate Contamination in Water and Soil (PERC-2, 2008),   
created by ITRC's Perchlorate Team to assist reviewers in   
assessing the adequacy of perchlorate remediation projects. This   
course gives the student a background in the available   
remediation technologies to treat perchlorate contamination,   
discusses emerging technologies, and presents case studies of   
applications. For more information and to register, see   
http://www.itrcweb.org or http://clu-in.org/live .  
  
Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) 10th Anniversary:   
Celebrating Success - April 29, May 21, June 18, July 16,   
September 17, and October 22. EPA's Superfund Redevelopment   
Initiative (SRI) celebrates its 10-year Anniversary in 2009! To   
mark this event, EPA is hosting a diverse series of seminars   
featuring Superfund site reuse success stories. This and   
successive webinars will present reuse case studies on multi   
use, renewable energy, ecological reuse, and commercial reuse.   
For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/sri .  
  
ITRC Decontamination and Decommissioning of   
Radiologically-Contaminated Facilities - April 30, 2009,   
11:00AM-1:15PM EDT (15:00-17:15 GMT). This training introduces   
ITRC's Technical/Regulatory Guidance, Decontamination and   
Decommissioning of Radiologically-Contaminated Facilities   
(RAD-5, 2008), created by ITRC's Radionuclides Team. The   
curriculum is composed of four modules: Introduction and   
Regulatory Basis for Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D),   
Factors for Implementing D&D, Preliminary Remediation Goal (PRG)   
Calculators, and Case Studies and Lessons Learned. For more   
information and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or   
http://clu-in.org/live .  
  
New Documents and Web Resources  
  
Framework for Green Cleanup Standards at Contaminated Sites.   
EPA's cleanup programs plan to collaborate with ASTM   
International to develop a green cleanup standard through a   
consensus process. EPA worked with its state partners to   
develop a draft framework that outlines desired outcomes for a   
green cleanup standard and will serve as a starting point for   
the consensus-based process. The standard will establish a   
uniform approach, implemented voluntarily, to encourage property   
owners, responsible parties, developers, and communities to use   
green cleanup practices during project planning and   
implementation. EPA is now requesting input from all   
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Posted: 01/04/2009 By: Professor Paul Bardos



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