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.


Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC)
06/05/2018 - 06/06/2018
Kansas City, MO

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=7686


RPM 201
07/31/2018 - 08/02/2018
Chicago, IL

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 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=7684


Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC)
08/07/2018 - 08/08/2018
Philadelphia, PA

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=7718


Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management
10/10/2018 - 10/11/2018
Des Moines, WA

Petroleum vapor intrusion is the process by which volatile petroleum hydrocarbons released as vapors from light nonaqueous phase liquids (LNAPL), petroleum-contaminated soils, or petroleum-contaminated groundwater migrate through the vadose zone and into overlying buildings. Fortunately, this migration is often limited by microorganisms that are normally present in soil. The organisms consume these chemicals, reducing them to nontoxic end products through the process of biodegradation. The ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance Web-Based Document, Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management (PVI-1, 2014) and associated training provide a comprehensive methodology for screening, investigating, and managing potential PVI sites and is intended to promote the efficient use of resources and increase confidence in decision making when evaluating the potential for vapor intrusion at petroleum-contaminated sites. By using the ITRC guidance document, the vapor intrusion pathway can be eliminated from further investigation at many sites where soil or groundwater is contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons or where LNAPL is present.

This event combines the 2-day classroom training on Petroleum Vapor Intrusion from the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) with an additional bonus day providing a vapor intrusion update from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. This 2-day ITRC classroom training led by internationally recognized experts should enable you to:

Interactive learning with classroom exercises and Q&A sessions will reinforce these course learning objectives. You will also have the opportunity to network with other environmental professionals.


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1675&classid=7829