US EPA TechDirect July 1, 2009
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Upcoming Live Internet Seminars  
  
Computational Toxicology: Chemical Prioritization / Rapid Assay  
Techniques - July 7, 2009, 1:30PM-3:30PM EDT (17:30-19:30 GMT).  
The Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP), in collaboration  
with the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of  
Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI),  
presents the Spring/Summer 2009 edition of Risk eLearning:  
'Computational Toxicology: New Approaches for the 21st Century.'  
This series of online seminars will provide an introduction to  
the key concepts of computational toxicology along with case  
studies demonstrating the utility of these approaches (e.g. high  
throughput screening, computer modeling, informatics) to risk  
assessment. Ivan Rusyn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department  
of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, University of North  
Carolina at Chapel Hill, will highlight the tools and techniques  
that enable pathway-based toxicity testing and considers the  
challenges and opportunities that new science brings to the  
practice of toxicology. For the second presentation Richard  
Judson, Ph.D., Bioinformatician, National Center for  
Computational Toxicology, U.S. EPA, will give an overview of  
ACToR. ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource) is a  
collection of databases collated or developed by the US EPA  
National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT). For more  
information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live .  
  
ITRC Quality Considerations for Munitions Response Projects -  
July 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 Quality  
Considerations for Munitions Response Projects (UXO-5, 2008),  
created by the ITRC's Unexploded Ordnance Team. In this  
document, quality is defined as 'conformance to requirements.'  
To manage quality, the quality requirements of the project must  
first be understood. Requirements must be precisely stated and  
clearly understood by everyone involved. A plan is then put in  
place to meet those requirements. The UXO Team emphasizes taking  
a whole-system approach to designing, planning and managing a  
munitions response (MR) project to optimize quality. This  
training course is intended for an intermediate audience and  
assumes a basic understanding of specialized processes  
associated with MR projects. For more information and to  
register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or http://clu-in.org/studio  
.  
  
ITRC Survey of Munitions Response Technologies - July 16, 2009,  
11:00AM-1:00PM EDT (15:00-17:00 GMT). This training introduces  
Survey of Munitions Response Technologies (UXO-4, 2006), created  
by the ITRC's Unexploded Ordinance Team in partnership with the  
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)  
and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program  
(ESTCP). The document provides an overview of the current status  
of commercially-available technologies in common usage for  
munitions response actions, and, where possible, assess and  
quantify their performance capabilities. This training course is  
intended for an intermediate to advanced audience and assumes an  
understanding of technologies and phases of munitions response.  
This training course focuses on the major take-home conclusions  
of the Survey of Munitions Response Technologies (UXO-4, 2006)  
and provides an understanding of the performance capabilities of  
available technologies under real-world site conditions. For  
more information and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or  
http://clu-in.org/studio .  
  
Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) 10th Anniversary:  
Celebrating Success - 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 Perchlorate Remediation Technologies - July 23, 2009,  
11:00AM-1:15PM EDT (15:00-17:15 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 .  
  
Triad Month Seminar Series - August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25. A  
little over a year ago, over 260 individuals gathered from the  
U.S. and abroad at UMass-Amherst in Massachusetts to discuss the  
use of the Triad Approach to conduct investigations and remedial  
actions faster, better, and at a reduced cost. The Triad  
Community of Practice (CoP) has will redeliver updates of  
several of the same sessions to benefit the greater CLU-IN  
audience that either may not have been able to attend the  
conference, or were not able to attend a specific presentation  
while at the conference. By doing this, the Triad CoP hopes  
participants can learn more about some of the Triad tools and  
how they have been applied by the environmental industry. For  
more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live .  
  
ITRC Decontamination and Decommissioning of  
Radiologically-Contaminated Facilities - August 4, 2009,  
2:00PM-4:15PM EDT (18:00-20:15 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  
  
Petroleum Brownfields Web Site. EPA's new petroleum brownfields  
web site is designed to make information more accessible for  
those working to foster the cleanup and reuse of  
petroleum-impacted properties. It provides easy access to  
information that both new users and those familiar with  
brownfields will find useful. For instance, the Web site  
provides access to: 'how to' guides, ways to find petroleum  
brownfields sites, assessment and cleanup information, financial  
guides and EPA Brownfields program and grants information,  
public/private partnership information, and sustainability and  
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Posted: 02/07/2009 By: Professor Paul Bardos



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