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It's All Connected - Risk Assessment through Selected Remedy

Archived: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Sponsored by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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This webinar will look at various steps of the remedy selection process, from the baseline MEC risk assessment that is conducted at the end of the Remedial Investigation (RI) through to describing the Selected Remedy in in the Record of Decision (ROD). The topics presented will address creating risk scenarios for the Risk Management Methodology (RMM), and show how these can be used to support the development of Remedial Action Objectives (RAOs) during the Feasibility Study (FS). Additional topics will cover the development and evaluation of remedial alternatives in the FS that achieve the RAO, and outline some best practices for describing the Selected Remedy and cleanup goals in the ROD.

Agenda:



1:10 - 1:20
Introduction: Why We Do This
James Salisbury, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM CX


1:20 - 2:00
Risk Scenarios and the Risk Management Methodology
James Salisbury, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM CX


2:00 - 2:30
RAOs and Remediation Goals
James Salisbury, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM CX


2:30 - 2:50
Developing Site-Specific Remedial Alternatives
Andy Schwartz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM CX


2:50 - 3:10
Alternatives Evaluation
Andy Schwartz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM CX


3:10 - 3:50
Selected Remedy and Cleanup Goals
John Jackson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM CX


James Salisbury, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM CX (James.A.Salisbury@usace.army.mil or 737-666-5092)
James Salisbury is an Environmental Scientist with the EM CX. Before joining the EM CX in early 2021, he worked as a contractor for over 30 years. He was first introduced to munitions response working on projects at the Spring Valley FUDS and since then he has worked on numerous munitions response and sampling projects involving investigations, risk assessments, and remedial actions for conventional MEC, CWM, and MC. Since joining the EM CX, James conducts training, performs independent technical reviews, develops guidance, and works on various process improvements to support sound environmental decisions. James completed his education in the UK, graduating with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Reading University and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Kingston University.


John Jackson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM CX (john.m.jackson@usace.army.mil or 916-718-5092)
John M. Jackson works as a geophysicist within the USACE Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise. He also serves as the program manager for the DOD Advanced Geophysical Classification Program (DAGCAP). He has worked in the environmental and MMRP geophysics field since 2004. In addition to his job duties at the EMCX, he provides support to SERDP/ESTCP and IDQTF. Other geophysical interests include groundwater investigations and Humanitarian Engineering, where he has traveled to both Honduras and Uganda to assist the Geoscientists Without Borders program on grants to design geophysical surveys and study the local subsurface geology. John graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering.


Moderators:

A photograph of Jeff BrewerJeff Brewer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM CX (Jeffrey.S.Brewer@usace.army.mil or 256-895-1504)
Mr. Brewer has worked in the Ordnance and Explosives field since 1992. In his current position as an OESS with the EM CX in Huntsville, AL, Mr. Brewer supports multiple agencies performing independent technical reviews for safety submissions, work plans and remedial response reports. He is also a member of the EMCX training team, providing instruction on ordnance and explosives subject matter for FUDS Program, Army Environmental Command, the Army National Guard, M2S2 Webinar Series as well as OSHA HAZWOPER refresher training for USACE. Before coming to the EM-CX, Mr. Brewer was an OESS for USACE Baltimore District form 2006 to 2014. In 2001 he started working for the 20th Chemical Command on Edgewood Arsenal, MD, as a UXO Technician until 2006. Mr. Brewer has also served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician in the US Marine Corps and US Air Force Reserves.


A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (balent.jean@epa.gov or 202-566-0832)
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.


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