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> Upcoming Live Internet Seminars
US and EU Perspectives on Green and Sustainable Remediation, Part 4 - March 6, 2012, 10:00AM-12:00PM EDT (15:00-17:00 GMT). This seminar is a continuation
in the series on international green and sustainable remediation (GSR) efforts (additional information on prior internet seminars can be found at http://cluin.org/consoil/).
This two-hour seminar will: (1) present a US case study on greening Superfund cleanups at the Apache Powder, Arizona, site; (2) present a case study on how GSR
efforts are being implemented in Central Europe; (3) discuss Austria's new tool for performing a cost-effectiveness analysis which integrates the environmental
and socio-economic dimension of sustainability; (4) provide an update on developments that support EPA greener cleanups (e.g., EPA's environmental footprint
methodology for estimating or quantifying a remediation site's footprint [www.clu-in.org/greenremediation/methodology/index.cfm], and the ASTM International
effort to develop a voluntary consensus-based standard for greener cleanups [www.clu-in.org/greenremediation/subtab_b5.cfm]); (5) present updates
on international GSR efforts; and (6) provide information on 2012 green and sustainable remediation internet seminars and conferences. An open forum will
be held throughout the seminar to respond to participant questions. For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live .
ITRC Use of Risk Assessment in Management of Contaminated Sites - March 6, 2012, 2:00PM-4:15PM EST (19:00-21:15 GMT). This training course identifies how
various risk-based approaches and criteria are applied throughout the processes of screening, characterization, and management of contaminated sites.
The training course and associated overview document, Use of Risk Assessment in Management of Contaminated Sites (RISK-2, 2008), are intended for risk assessors
and project managers involved with the characterization, remediation, and/or re-use of sites. The training and overview document provide a valuable tool
for federal and state regulatory agencies to demonstrate how site data collection, risk assessment, and risk management may be better integrated. For more
information and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or http://clu-in.org/live .
ITRC Project Risk Management for Site Remediation - March 8, 2012, 11:00AM-1:15PM EST (16:00-18:15 GMT). Remediation Risk Management (RRM) is a course
of action through which all risks related to the remediation processes (site investigations, remedy selection, execution, and completion) are holistically
addressed in order to maximize the certainty in the cleanup process to protect human health and the environment. Remediation decisions to achieve such a goal
should be made based on threshold criteria on human health and ecological risks, while considering all the other potential project risks. Through this training
course and associated ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance Document: Project Risk Management for Site Remediation (RRM-1, 2011), the ITRC RRM team presents
tools and processes that can help the site remediation practitioner anticipate, plan for, and mitigate many of the most common obstacles to a successful site
remediation project. Examples of project risks include remediation technology feasibility risks; remedy selection risks; remedy construction, operation
and monitoring risks; remedy performance and operations risks; environmental impacts of systems during their operation; worker safety risk, human health
and ecological impacts due to remedy operation; as well as costs and schedules risks including funding and contracting issues. For more information and to
register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or http://clu-in.org/live .
Understanding the FY12 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Proposal Guidelines - March 8 and 16, 2012. This seminar will provide
an overview of the Fiscal Year 2012 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant application guidelines for prospective applicants. The seminar
will include a description of the history of the program, eligible use of funds, threshold and ranking evaluation criteria, as well as helpful hints for submitting
a strong proposal. Time will also be allotted for questions and answers. The deadline for submission of proposals to EPA under this competitive opportunity
is April 12, 2012. For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live .
ITRC Biofuels: Release Prevention, Environmental Behavior, and Remediation - March 13, 2012, 2:00PM-4:15PM EDT (18:00-20:15 GMT). This training, which
is based on the ITRC's Biofuels: Release Prevention, Environmental Behavior, and Remediation (Biofuels-1, 2011), focuses on the differences between biofuels
and conventional fuels specific to release scenarios, environmental impacts, characterization, and remediation. The trainers will define the scope of
the potential environmental challenges by introducing biofuel fundamentals, regulatory status, and future usage projections. Participants will learn
how and when to use the ITRC biofuels guidance document for their projects. They will understand the differences in biofuel and petroleum behavior; become
familiar with the biofuel supply chain, potential release scenarios and release prevention; be able to develop an appropriate conceptual model for the investigation
and remediation of biofuels; and select appropriate investigation and remediation strategies. For more information and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org
or http://clu-in.org/live .
Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Webinar Series: Aligning Remedies with Reuse - March 21, 2012, 2:00PM-4:00PM EDT (18:00-20:00 GMT). The Superfund
Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) hosts a series of quarterly webinars on redevelopment of Superfund sites across the country. These webinars share the history
of redevelopment, discuss the different types of reuse that are possible and share how particular Superfund sites have become reuse success stories. In addition
to the webinar sessions, SRI also highlights a new site and its redevelopment story every other month. For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live
ITRC Mine Waste Treatment Technology Selection - March 22, 2012, 11:00AM-1:15PM EDT (15:00-17:15 GMT). ITRC's Mining Waste Team developed the ITRC Web-based
Mine Waste Technology Selection site (http://www.itrcweb.org/miningwaste-guid ... to assist project managers in selecting an app