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> Upcoming Live Internet Seminars
Brownfields Grants Overview - July 12, 2012, 4:00PM-5:00PM EDT (20:00-21:00 GMT). This webinar will present an overview of the EPA's Brownfield Assessment,
Cleanup and Revolving Loan program. Grant guidelines for FY13 are expected to be published at the end of summer so taking time now to learn about the program will
be especially useful to new applicants. The presenters will go over: basics of the brownfield program; the three types of grants; who is eligible to apply; and
what projects the grants cover. This webinar is meant as a primer for the subsequent webinars we'll be hosting in August where we go into much more details for
each of the three grants. Those webinars will be held on August 16 - Assessments, August 23 - Cleanup, and August 30 - Revolving Loan Fund. Audience: Any potential
brownfield applicant which includes any governmental entity, nonprofits and tribes. For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live
ITRC Green & Sustainable Remediation - July 19, 2012, 11:00AM-1:15PM EDT (15:00-17:15 GMT). Many state and federal agencies are just beginning to assess
and apply green and sustainable remediation (GSR) into their regulatory programs. This training provides background on GSR concepts, a scalable and flexible
framework and metrics, tools and resources to conduct GSR evaluations on remedial projects. The training is based on the ITRC's Technical & Regulatory Guidance
Document: Green and Sustainable Remediation: A Practical Framework (GSR-2, 2011) as well as ITRC's Overview Document, Green and Sustainable Remediation:
State of the Science and Practice (GSR-1, 2011). Beyond basic GSR principles and definitions, participants will learn the potential benefits of incorporating
GSR into their projects; when and how to incorporate GSR within a project's life cycle; and how to perform a GSR evaluation using appropriate tools. In addition,
a variety of case studies will demonstrate the application of GSR and the results. The training course provides an important primer for both organizations
initiating GSR programs as well as those organizations seeking to incorporate GSR considerations into existing regulatory guidance. For more information
and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or http://clu-in.org/live .
ITRC Integrated DNAPL Site Strategy - July 24, 2012, 2:00PM-4:15PM EDT (18:00-20:15 GMT). The ITRC Integrated Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Site Strategy
(IDSS-1, 2011) technical and regulatory guidance document will assist site managers in development of an integrated site remedial strategy. This course
highlights five important features of an IDSS including: a conceptual site model (CSM) that is based on reliable characterization and an understanding of
the subsurface conditions that control contaminant transport, reactivity, and distribution; remedial objectives and performance metrics that are clear,
concise, and measureable; treatment technologies applied to optimize performance and take advantage of potential synergistic effects; monitoring based
on interim and final cleanup objectives, the selected treatment technology and approach, and remedial performance goals; and reevaluating the strategy
repeatedly and even modifying the approach when objectives are not being met or when alternative methods offer similar or better outcomes at lower cost. For
more information and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org or http://clu-in.org/live .
ITRC Project Risk Management for Site Remediation - July 26, 2012, 11:00AM-1:15PM EDT (15:00-17:15 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 .
In-Situ Microcosm Array, A New Tool for In Situ Remediation Tests - August 15, 2012, 2:00PM-4:00PM EDT (18:00-20:00 GMT). In this webinar, we will introduce
a new technology, the In-Situ Microcosm Array (ISMA), for conducting multiple treatability studies in saturated subsurface environments (in situ) at the
same time, in the same well. Participants will come away with an understanding of the needs and challenges of treatability studies for in situ remediation,
of how the ISMA works, how it can address pertinent needs, and what kind of data are generated using this innovative diagnostic downhole device for remedial
design. For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live.
> New Documents and Web Resources
New Emerging Contaminants Website. The U.S. EPA Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office has developed a new Emerging Contaminants site with updated
versions of existing technical and emerging contaminant fact sheets and a new fact sheet for Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid
(PFOA). View and use at http://www.epa.gov/fedfac/documents/emer ... .
Technology Innovation News Survey Corner. The Technology Innovation News Survey contains market/commercialization information; reports on demonstrations,
feasibility studies and research; and other news relevant to the hazardous waste community interested in technology development. Recent issues, complete
archives, and subscription information is available at http://clu-in.org/products/tins/ . The following resources were included in recent issues:
Investigating Rare Earth Element Mine Development in EPA Region 8 and Potential Environmental Impacts
Report on the 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Decontamination Research and Development Conference
Report on the 2011 Workshop on Chemical-Biological-Radiological Disposal in Landfills
EPA's Incident Waste Assessment & Tonnage Estimator (I-Waste)
Soil Desiccation Techniques
Treatability Study for Edible Oil Deployment for Enhanced CVOC Attenuation for T-Area, Savannah River Site
Evaluation of Modeling for Groundwater Flow and Tetrachloroethylene Transport in the Milfo