Upcoming Courses and Conferences

The following may be of interest to drycleaner assessment and remediation personnel.

In addition, the Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website offers a list of upcoming Internet seminars on topics that may be of interest. Archived CLU-IN Internet seminars and training modules are also available. The Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) website also lists upcoming training courses and events.


Chlorinated Solvent Bioremediation: Fundamentals and Practical Application for Remedial Project Managers
11/14/2018 - 11/14/2018
Internet Seminar,
Anaerobic reductive dechlorination (ARD) can be used to cost-effectively remediate chlorinated solvent sites. In ARD, microbial communities use substrates to sequentially degrade chlorinated solvents such as trichlorethylene (TCE). Depending on conditions at a site, remediation may involve adding substrates (biostimulation) and/or dechlorinating organisms (bioaugmentation). This presentation will discuss the biological and chemical principles of this technology and is geared toward remedial project managers. Key considerations for site specific application will be covered. In addition, case studies will provide examples of data from sites displaying ARD as well as sites with poor performance or insufficient data.
For more information, please visit https://clu-in.org/live


Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions: Developing Conceptual Site Models of Organism Exposures in Hyporheic Systems
11/16/2018 - 11/16/2018
Internet Seminar,
This training workshop will present an overview of the relationships and interactions between groundwater and surface water bodies, giving participants a greater understanding of potential exposure scenarios. Discussions will focus on developing effective conceptual site models and how to collect useful data from the hyporheic zone, with case study examples. The training will end with a panel discussion and direction to EPA resources. This workshop's content is directed toward Federal, State, Tribal, and University-level scientists, particularly hydrogeologists, ecologists, risk assessors, remedial project managers (RPMs), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project reviewers, Tribal Specialists, EPA Superfund Technical Liaisons (STLs), EPA Regional Science Liaisons (RSLs), EPA Regional Science Councils (RSCs), and those involved with underground storage tanks.
For more information, please visit https://clu-in.org/live


Effectiveness of Point of Entry Systems to Remove Select Per- and Poly- fluoroalkyl Substances from Drinking Water
11/26/2018 - 11/26/2018
Internet Seminar,
Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination of groundwater sources in the U.S. is a widespread problem for the drinking water industry. Well water supplies in the municipalities of Fountain, Security, and Widefield, Colorado, contain Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) greater than U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health advisory level of 70 nanograms/liter (ng/L). The source of PFAS in the well water has been associated with aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) at Peterson Air Force Base (AFB). Several public water systems and numerous private well owners use the impacted Widefield Aquifer as their sole source of drinking water. To assist property owners and limit exposure of PFAS in residential drinking water systems, treatability studies were conducted by EPA on the PFAS removal effectiveness of commercially available Point-of-Use (POU)/Point-of-Entry (POE) units using Reverse Osmosis (RO) treatment and Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) adsorbents. Household water systems were tested with a representative test water with the water quality characteristics and six PFAS contaminants found in Widefield Aquifer region groundwater samples. The study also documented the ease of use during installation, startup, and continuous/intermittent operation of the water systems.
For more information, please visit https://clu-in.org/live


Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC)
03/26/2019 - 03/27/2019
Chicago, IL

The Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) training course focuses on groundwater characterization and discusses (1) the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity on the investigation and cleanup of groundwater and related media, (2) the need for scale-appropriate measurements and adequate data density, and (3) the tools and strategies that are available to overcome the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity. The course addresses the following technical content:

After taking this course, participants will be armed with information that will allow them to improve their subsurface investigation approaches and develop more realistic and comprehensive conceptual site models (CSM). CSMs developed based on HRSC strategies and tools will decrease site uncertainty, improve the remedy selection process for groundwater remedies, and better enable the evaluation, design, and implementation of targeted in situ and ex situ groundwater remedies.

The Groundwater HRSC course is an advanced 2-day course. The recommended audience includes EPA, federal, state, tribal and private industry technical project managers, practitioners and other stakeholders involved in groundwater investigation and remediation.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1389&classid=7899


RPM 201
05/21/2019 - 05/23/2019
Seattle, WA

RPM 201, an intermediate-level training course, expands on the Remedial Process course. The course is offered as part of the ongoing effort to prepare RPMs for the challenges they will encounter during all aspects of a remedial action. The instructional methodology will include case studies to provide participants an opportunity to apply the skills learned during the course. The course will also include time for participants to ask specific questions about their own sites they currently are working on, as well as emerging technical and programmatic policy and guidance from EPA Headquarters. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

RPM 201 is a 2-½-day training recommended for RPMs with at least six months of experience and may have assisted other RPMs with remedial actions or now are preparing to take the lead in conducting a remedial action. While RPM 201 may be most beneficial to new RPMs with 5 years of experience or less, the course is very interactive and more experienced RPMs that attend will be encouraged to share their field background with the class. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. Superfund 101 and the Remedial Process course are prerequisites for EPA attendees to participate in RPM 201.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1374&classid=7921


Hazard Ranking System
08/20/2019 - 08/23/2019
Philadelphia, PA

Hazard Ranking System (HRS) is a 4-day training course designed for personnel who are required to compile, draft and review preliminary assessments (PA), site inspections (SI), and HRS documentation records and packages submitted for sites proposed for the National Priorities List (NPL). This course is open to EPA, federal, state, tribal and contractor personnel who support site investigation programs.

The HRS course provides a detailed review of the HRS model and how the model is applied to various site conditions. The course is intended to enable staff to prepare HRS packages for the National Priorities List (NPL) and to plan and implement preliminary assessments (PA) and site inspections (SI) to address future HRS scoring issues. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

It is recommended that you take the Hazard Ranking System training course prior to the Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection training course.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=38&classid=7928


Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC)
11/13/2019 - 11/14/2019
Boston, MA

The Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) training course focuses on groundwater characterization and discusses (1) the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity on the investigation and cleanup of groundwater and related media, (2) the need for scale-appropriate measurements and adequate data density, and (3) the tools and strategies that are available to overcome the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity. The course addresses the following technical content:

After taking this course, participants will be armed with information that will allow them to improve their subsurface investigation approaches and develop more realistic and comprehensive conceptual site models (CSM). CSMs developed based on HRSC strategies and tools will decrease site uncertainty, improve the remedy selection process for groundwater remedies, and better enable the evaluation, design, and implementation of targeted in situ and ex situ groundwater remedies.

The Groundwater HRSC course is an advanced 2-day course. The recommended audience includes EPA, federal, state, tribal and private industry technical project managers, practitioners and other stakeholders involved in groundwater investigation and remediation.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1389&classid=7900