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FRTR at 30 Years: Grand Challenges and Opportunities for Advancing Remediation Technologies, Session 2

Sponsored by: Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR)

Live Webinars: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM EDT (17:00-19:30 GMT)
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The Spring 2021 Meeting of the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR) will be held as two webinar sessions on May 19 and May 26, 2021. This special 30-year anniversary meeting will convene senior leaders from all FRTR member agencies to discuss progress in remediation programs and opportunities for innovative technology applications at complex sites. As always, FRTR meetings are open to the public.

FRTR's objectives for this meeting are to:


  1. Provide an overview of the grand remediation challenges facing member agencies over the next decade.
  2. Discuss specific technology needs across programs.
  3. Highlight agency program initiatives to advance technologies that will expedite and improve site cleanup.


Session 1: Grand Challenges
This session will consist of a virtual panel discussion by senior-level leaders from the FRTR member agencies involved in site remediation programs. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Dan Powell, Chief of the Technology Integration and Information Branch in U.S. EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.

Session 2: Advancing New Technologies
This session will consist of a virtual panel discussion by senior-level leaders from the FRTR member agencies involved in research and application of new and innovative site characterization and remediation technologies at complex sites. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Kent Glover of the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center. Dr. Glover is the Air Force Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Remediation Systems and the FRTR Steering Committee Chair.

The following agencies will be represented at this meeting:

  • U.S. Air Force-Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • U.S. Navy-Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC)
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC)
  • National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)

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Presenters:

Kent GloverKent Glover, U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) (kent.glover@us.af.mil)
Dr. Glover has been involved in groundwater and vadose zone remediation since the early 1980s. Currently, he is the Air Force Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Remediation Systems and provides technical leadership in remedy selection, implementation, performance evaluation and optimization. He also provides expertise in numerical modeling of contaminant fate and transport, and remediation of non-aqueous phase liquids. Before coming to the Air Force in 2010, he was a Principal Scientist for several engineering firms providing consulting services to private sector and governmental clients. From 1976 until 1989, he served in the U.S. Geological Survey as a hydrologist for groundwater contamination and water resources projects across the western United States. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a B.S. in Watershed Science from Colorado State University.


Dan PowellDan Powell, U.S. EPA (powell.dan@epa.gov or 703-603-7196)
Dan Powell leads efforts to promote awareness and use of best practices and innovative technologies for site clean-up at hazardous waste sites across EPA's waste programs. He manages education, technology support, and information programs to support site project managers within EPA, States and at the local level through a coordinated program of information development and dissemination, training, and direct site support. Among the key initiatives Dan is currently leading or supporting are efforts to:

  • Develop a National strategy and implement green remediation principles in the Superfund program,
  • Develop a National strategy and advance innovative and state-of the practices techniques to optimize site clean-up processes from characterization through remediation,
  • Advocate sampling and analytical strategies to improve the understanding of site conditions and improve remedy performance, and
  • Continually improve the delivery of information and education to hazardous waste site clean-up professionals inside and outside of EPA.

For over 20 years, Dan has developed waste site cleanup information resources for both technical and non-technical audiences, and managed a number of projects to support the application of the innovative and streamlined approaches for investigation and remediation at a variety of hazardous waste cleanup and reuse sites. Dan has been with the Technology Innovation Program, now part of the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, since 1990. Dan came to the Agency in 1988 as a Presidential Management Intern with the Headquarters waste programs office (Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response) and has worked in the program budget and information management offices; the Office of Underground Storage Tanks; the Region 4 Superfund Program; and the Congressional Office of Rep. Michael Bilirakis (FL). Prior to coming to EPA, Dan worked on the investment portfolio of a large Regional bank, analyzing and trading, among other instruments, municipal bonds, Federal Funds, and government-backed securities.

Dan received his Masters of Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School of Government at the University of Virginia in 1988, and he graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts degree in both political science and urban studies from Roanoke College (Salem, VA) in 1985.


Moderators:

Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (balent.jean@epa.gov or 703-603-9924)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.


Cindy Frickle, U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (frickle.cynthia@epa.gov or 703-603-8763)
Cindy Frickle is a physical scientist with EPA's Superfund program where she reviews and propagates technical information to site cleanup professionals through Clu-In, EPA forums, and interagency channels. Prior to joining EPA, she spent time characterizing contaminated sites, coring sediments, studying microbes, and teaching. She completed her Biogeology MS and Geology BS in the University of Minnesota's School of Earth Sciences.


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