The process of cleaning up a hazardous waste site uses energy, water, and other natural or materials resources and consequently creates an environmental footprint of its own. The US EPA is developing a methodology for evaluating the environmental footprint in order to reduce the footprint and improve the outcome of cleanup under any regulatory program. EPA will host an interactive Internet seminar to provide information about the environmental footprint assessment methodology and to obtain feedback from the environmental remediation community. This two-hour seminar will: (1) discuss the metrics for environmental footprint assessment and the methodology for estimating or quantifying the footprint; and (2) provide an interactive case study to allow participants to get a feel for the process of calculating an environmental footprint and evaluating options to reduce it. An open forum will be held after the presentations, during which participants will be able to submit questions and feedback to the speakers.
- Introduction - Carlos Pachon (US EPA)
- Methodology Background - Doug Sutton (Tetra Tech)
- Application of Methodology - Karen Scheuermann (US EPA)
- Interpreting Results - Kira Lynch (US EPA)
- Next Steps - Hilary Thornton (US EPA)
- Q&A - Carlos Pachon (US EPA)