Conference Call Minutes from September 29, 2006


September 29, 2006


● Beverly Blagg Alabama ● Dianne Thomas North Carolina
● Sheila Gleason Connecticut ● Dick DeZeeuw Oregon
● Bill Linn Florida (SCRD Chair) ● Lisa Appel South Carolina
● Jennifer Farrell Florida ● Julie Friddell South Carolina
● Bill Burns Florida ● Jim Gilbert Tennessee
● Pat Eriksen Illinois ● Steve Goins Tennessee
● Bob Jurgens Kansas ● Richard Scharlach Texas
● Leo Henning Kansas ● Theresa Evanson Wisconsin
● Allen Dotson Minnesota ● Jim Harrington New York
● Karen Kromar Minnesota ● Meade Anderson Virginia
● David Kindelspire Missouri ● Rich Steimle EPA
● Scott Huckstep Missouri ● Cheryl Joseph NGWA
● Vicky Kugler Missouri    

There are still no nominations for Chair of the SCRD. Anyone interested should send an e-mail out to the group. Elections will be held during the Fall Meeting.

Scott Huckstep asked that if anyone had information for the SCRD Newsletter to please forward it to him prior to the meeting or bring a copy to the meeting so that he can have the newsletter ready to go out by the end of the year.

Terry Evanson and Delonda Alexander gave a summary of the 2006 Midwestern States Risk Assessment Symposium that they recently attended in Indianapolis. Both Terry and Delonda gave platform presentations. Terry indicated that the conference was excellent. The soil gas workshop, that included field demonstrations was especially informative. Toxicology presentations were also very good. The audience was mainly regulators. Blayne Hartman gave an excellent presentation on soil gas sampling. The drycleaning panel discussion also went well. Bill Linn had presented two posters in the poster session; he gave out many of the SCRD pamphlets.

Pat Eriksen will e-mail out the State fund information. He will need this information back a week prior to the Fall Meeting.

Eric Cathcart has taken a position in the South Carolina DHEC Brownfields section and will no longer be able to serve as Project Management/Technical Subgroup Chair.

Bill Linn reported that information from 118 site profiles are listed on the web site. The group would like to have all SCRD states represented. Also the technical subgroup needs to be thinking of new projects to discuss during the Fall Meeting.

Julie Friddell has completed the draft of the Drycleaning Compliance Virtual Tour. The focus of this virtual tour is to provide a resource on drycleaning compliance issues for people engaged in assessment and remediation of contaminated drycleaning sites. The Compliance Tour will aid them in understanding drycleaning operations and equipment. It will help them identify contaminant source areas and any ongoing compliance issues that could inhibit remedial efforts. Julie will be presenting this tour at the Fall Meeting. The draft is available on the web board; Julie will e-mail the link out to the group as well. Anyone who is interested should take a review the draft and make suggestions regarding organization and text. Additional pictures at this time may not be feasible as the presentation already is quite large. Dick De Zeeuw offered to review the section on halogen leak detectors and provide some comments.

Bob Jurgens and Bill Linn will be working on the paper Sunday October 29, 2006. If anyone is interested in helping they will be in the hotel working on the paper. The abstract for the paper was forwarded for consideration for the Battelle In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium to be held May 7-10 in Baltimore. If accepted, Bob Jurgens is scheduled to present the paper.

Cheryl Joseph indicated that if anyone had not yet completed their travel arrangement they needed to do so immediately. If members are planning an early arrival they also need to contact Cheryl as soon as possible.

Any state that wish to have copies of their scheduled presentations made, need to send a copy to Cheryl by the 18th.or by the very latest the 20th of October. A copy of each State Update Report must be forwarded to Cheryl by October 18. Each state that does not provide Cheryl with a State Update Report prior to October 18 must bring forty (40) copies to the meeting.

Dick DeZeeuw reviewed the Fall Meeting agenda. Some of the meeting times were adjusted and Dick indicated that he would e-mail an updated agenda prior to the meeting.

Each state will be required to present a State Update Report. Once again, it was emphasized that presenters should focus on what is new in your program – accomplishments, problems and solutions, etc. Presenters should not stand up and read statistics off their copy of the State Update Report.

The case study presentation by MN will not be given by Lynne Gigor. MN will be given first opportunity to fill in this time with a different presentation.

There was a suggestion to discuss new solvents during one of the informal breakout sessions.

It was determined that each person participating in the scoring/land use panel discussion will be allocated 10 minutes for the discussion on scoring and approximately 15 minutes for the discussion on land use. The starting times for these panel discussions will be changed slightly.

If anyone has any other ideas and/or suggestions regarding the meeting agenda, please contact Dick DeZeeuw.

Bill Linn indicated that everyone at the meeting should plan on attending the entire meeting. Also, if your are giving a technical presentation, please consider that some of the audience has a non-technical background and speakers may need to better define their terms and offer more detailed explanations of processes.

Rich Steimle stated that there was a DNAPL conference in Pittsburg that was of interest. Three of the presentations appeared to be on remedial efforts at drycleaning sites.

Bob Jurgens stated that the Kansas drycleaning program would be performing a KMnO4 injection into the vadose zone at a drycleaning site. He asked if anyone had injected an oxidant into the unsaturated zone at a contaminated site. He would appreciate any information that anyone had on such sites. Illinois has completed two similar injections. One was considered successful and one was not. Illinois will forward some information on those sites. Also, a representative from Carus, the manufacturer of KMnO4 will be attending the Fall Meeting.

Bob also wanted to know if other states had experience with video taping sewer lines. A few states indicated that they had. Bob would be interested in receiving the cost information on these projects.