U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division
Calendar of Upcoming Events
 
 

EPA sponsors and participates in various events to help stakeholders understand and use the best management practices of green remediation. Upcoming events include:

Conferences

August 19-23, 2018. EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 20th convening of this annual conference builds on a theme of "Our Water Our Future: Communication, Collaboration, and Adaptive Management for Improved Stormwater Quality." The event includes eight half-day workshops on topics such as inspection, maintenance, monitoring permits and total maximum daily loads; platform presentations on aspects of MS4 stormwater management, construction and industrial stormwater management, watershed protection, and water infrastructure resiliency; and inspector certification training offered by CISEC, Inc.

September 11-13, 2018. 26th National Tanks Conference & Exposition. Louisville, Kentucky. Focus areas for presentations, workshops or posters at this event include leaking underground storage cleanup; innovative approaches such as green remediation; storage of alternative fuels; underground storage tank issues such as leak detection; and use of conceptual site models.

February 11-14, 2019. Tenth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. New Orleans, Louisiana. The "Sediments Conference" series organized by Battelle is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences and opportunities associated with investigating, remediating and restoring waterways. Topics will address a wide range of environmental, economic, political and social issues.

March 31-April 3, 2019. Sustainable Water Management Conference. Tucson, Arizona. The conference focuses on presenting solutions for balancing conservation benefits and costs, water resource management, sustainable utilities and infrastructure, urban planning and design, energy efficiency, water conservation, stormwater, and water reuse.

April 15-18, 2019. Fifth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Baltimore, Maryland. The Bioremediation Symposium is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences and opportunities concerning advances in bioremediation and green and sustainable practices in remediation. The development, implementation, use and results of advanced tools for assessment and monitoring, as well as the challenges of applying bioremediation at various types of complex sites, are also examined during this event. Several sessions will focus on treatment technologies for emerging contaminants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Training

July 24, 2018. Introduction to EPA's Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels. In June 2018, the U.S. EPA updated its federal purchasing recommendations that give preference to life cycle-based standards and ecolabels. This 1.5-hour, open-access webinar will help participants learn how the recommendations can help identify and procure environmentally preferable products. The recommendations currently address over 40 private sector certifications, standards, or ecolabels in 22 categories such as cleaning, construction, and electronic products.

August 7-8, 2018. Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This two-day course offered by the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation helps groundwater investigation and remediation stakeholders improve their subsurface investigation approaches and develop more realistic and comprehensive conceptual site models. The course includes discussion of sources and attributes of subsurface heterogeneity and their impact on hydrogeology, contaminant fate and transport, and source and plume relationships; definition and use of scale-appropriate measurements, adequate data density and collaborative data sets; and tools for subsurface investigations of shallow unconsolidated environments, deep unconsolidated environments, fractured and porous media, and the groundwater and surface water interface.

September 6, 2018. Informing Restoration Programs for Threatened and Endangered Plant Species. Desiccation and water stress are significant barriers to plant survival in most reintroduction and restoration outplanting, which is a tool commonly used to sustain plant populations that are at risk of extinction. This SERDP-ESTCP webinar will describe a demonstration of habitat suitability modeling (HSM) technology, which formally incorporates aspects of microtopography into landscape planning for management of at-risk species. The webinar also will describe new protocols for propagating and reintroducing endangered and at-risk plant species. A recent demonstration of executing the protocols involved propagation, outplanting and monitoring of the growth, survivorship and reproduction of over 6,000 transplants over multiple years. Results of these demonstrations are intended to facilitate plant conservation planning at U.S. Department of Defense installations and provide conservation strategies that can be shared with partner agencies and organizations.

December 3-6, 2018. Best Practices for Site Characterization Throughout the Remediation Process. Boston, Massachusetts. This three-day course offered by the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation is based on the best management practices (BMPs) implemented by EPA partnership organizations, federal and state partners, and consultants. Participants will learn how to streamline projects in a legal, technically sound and cost-effective manner by: integrating the BMPs into traditional project activities; effectively collecting and communicating critical project information; designing dynamic work strategies; addressing challenges while implementing a dynamic work strategy; and using the BMPs to support other phases of the environmental cleanup life cycle such as technology selection, remedial design and remedy implementation.

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