Conference Call Minutes from February 18, 2004

State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners

State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners
Conference Call

February 18, 2004

Conference Call Participants

• Pam Wilson
• Emmett Hampton
• Wendy Cohen
• Bill Burns
• Jennifer Farrell
• Jaime Goldsberry
• Jo Johnson
• Bill Linn
• Beth Walker
• Pat Eriksen
• Mike Perkins
• Juho So
• Leo Henning
• Bob Jurgens
• Dale Trippler
• Ken Koon
• Jim Harrington
• Dick DeZeeuw
• Craig Dukes
• Steve Goins
• Jim Gilbert
• Mike Leckie
• Shannon Minto
• Robin Schmidt
• Jeff Soellner
New York
South Carolina

Also participating in this State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners (SCRD) conference call were Richard Steimle from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Cheryl Joseph from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA); and Michelle Arbogast from ERG.

Update from the Project Management/Technical Issues Committee

Bob Jurgens provided an update on the Committee's projects:

Update From the Program Development/Administration Committee

Steve Goins provided an update on the Committee's main task of finishing the Components Paper, a document that explores each state's drycleaner cleanup fund program and highlights the different aspects of each program. Robin Schmidt and Lisa Appel are currently reviewing a draft. After incorporating their comments, Goins will send out a copy for SCRD review. He noted that the implementation and benefits sections still need a little work.

Pat Eriksen is the lead of a newly-formed Resource Allocation study group. He received some feedback from SCRD members and plans to have a discussion at the Spring meeting. Goins offered the help of the Program Development/Administration Committee and asked if there were any other tasks with which this Committee could help.

Update From the Outreach Committee

SCRD Meeting

Linn reviewed the tentative agenda for the Spring meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota:

Linn encouraged all "states to share programmatic, technical, and environmental information to improve the remediation of drycleaning sites" (from SCRD's mission statement). The following people volunteered to present case studies on Thursday, May 13:

  1. Jim Harrington–indoor air presentation for a chlorinated solvent plume
  2. Craig Dukes–tidbits from the indoor air seminar at the AEHS meeting
  3. Mark Ferrey–unusual degradation at a chlorinated solvent site
  4. Bruce Gilles–offered to have a Biorem representative talk about an Oregon drycleaning site
  5. Robin Schmidt–remedy selection at a drycleaning site in Wisconsin
  6. Juho So–heated soil vapor extraction system installed at a drycleaner
  7. Bob Jurgens–Kansas' electronic registration system
  8. Florida will present on any suggested topic
  9. Nancy Frazier will present for Tennessee

Linn suggested becoming familiar with the terminology that will be used during the training session and mentioned a book Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents in the Subsurface by Wiedemier, Rifai, Newell, and Wilson. Cheryl Joseph noted that this book is available in NGWA's bookstore.

April 1st is the deadline to tell Joseph which two people will be attending from each state.

New Business

Leo Henning said that the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) has a new indoor air group. Dukes said that he, Doug Fitton, and Delonda Alexander attended the first conference call for this new group and that there is a meeting in March that he plans to attend. Steimle suggested introducing SCRD to ITRC.

Linn mentioned that he received a call from John Williams with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which has a State Superfund but not a drycleaner fee program. He said that Georgia was offered to have two people attend the Spring meeting.

Dick DeZeeuw and Cohen updated the call participants on an issue facing Lodi, California that borrowed about $25 million for legal fees (not remediation) to try and use insurance money from potentially responsible parties (PRPs) to clean up the contamination. However, the courts have ruled that the city's ordinance is unconstitutional (since the city is a PRP) and that the city cannot collect money from other PRPs. Cohen said she would either present an update at the meeting as a case study or summarize the status in California's program update.

Dukes announced that on March 2 the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will be hosting technical presentations on refined soil oil biostimulation, carbon dioxide vacuum stripping, and electrochemical geooxidation. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Action Items