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:


August 3-6, 2020. Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting. Virtual event. The 105th annual ESA meeting will focus on novel and integrative approaches to harnessing the big and diverse data sources now available to address pressing issues in ecology. Information sources such as remote sensing platforms, automated sensors, observatory networks, molecular techniques, large-scale or replicated experiments and predictive (simulation) models are generating enormous amounts of data over time and/or across space. This information deluge creates challenges in terms of the methods available for harnessing the information contained in such data and the tools for effectively communicating big data issues and results.

August 10-14, 2020. Energy Exchange 2020. Virtual Event. Through a theme of "empowering solutions," this training and trade show event aims to help federal agencies optimize energy and water management involved in facility and fleet operations. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. Training tracks include current resilience practices, the efficiency-resilience nexus, integrated building design and operations, cybersecurity essentials, and deploying emerging technologies.

January 25-28, 2021. International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. Nashville, Tennessee. This Battelle conference is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences and opportunities associated with investigating, remediating and restoring the environmental and economic vitality of waterways.

March 29-31, 2021. 13th Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites. This annual symposium hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Philadelphia Post and the U.S. EPA facilitates interactive engagement among government and private sector professionals who apply the engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites. Anticipated topics include case studies that demonstrate successful inclusion of sustainability considerations, approaches and results in remedial design (RD) and remedial action (RA) projects or highlight application and impact of redevelopment considerations during RD/RA.

June 27-July 1, 2021. 2021 Combined Chlorinated and Bioremediation Conference. Portland, Oregon. Platform sessions topics are anticipated to include green and sustainable remediation best practices and case studies; advanced investigation tools and techniques such as drone use and high-resolution passive sampling; the impact of climate change and sea level rise on remediation sites; and advanced tools for assessment and monitoring.

September 21-23, 2021. 27th National Tanks Conference & Exposition. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Anticipated topics of the plenary sessions and posters include innovative cleanup technologies and approaches to address leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs), such as green remediation and high resolution site characterization tools; development of LUST conceptual site models addressing emerging contaminants; and alternative fuels stored in underground storage tanks.


July 8, 2020. Redefining Urban Space: Site Remediation and Green Infrastructure on Contaminated Properties in Lawrence, MA. This U.S. EPA webinar will showcase the planning, design and implementation of green infrastructure practices at the Ferrous Site in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Ferrous Site Project is the result of an innovative partnership between the City of Lawrence, Groundwork Lawrence, and Lawrence CommunityWorks to create a park and affordable housing on a former brownfield. In 2014, Groundwork Lawrence acquired three acres of the site and created a park that prioritizes restoring ecological function and creating green infrastructure to support future redevelopment projects. Lawrence CommunityWorks recently acquired the remaining 4 acres to create additional parkland and 80 units of affordable housing.

July 15, 2020. Power and Pollinators: Pollinator-Friendly Landscapes for Solar Facilities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) RE-Powering America's Land Initiative encourages renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites when such development is aligned with the community's vision for the site. This 1.5-hour webinar will examine how planting for pollinators on RE-Powering sites benefits cleanup of contaminated sites while beautifying communities. Planting for pollinators can help protect caps, control runoff and provide habitat for struggling pollinator communities. The webinar is hosted by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, VHB, Fresh Energy and the U.S. EPA.

August 20, 2020. Addressing Threatened and Endangered Species on DoD Lands. This webinar will present tools to assess conservation efforts and endangered species communities on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) installations. Two investigators, Dr. Liba Pejchar of Colorado State University and Dr. Mark Davis of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will discuss evaluation of cross-boundary habitat crediting programs and summarize recent experiments using environmental DNA as a method of documenting pollinator communities. Both projects are funded by the DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program.

August 27, 2020. Optimizing Injection Strategies and In Situ Remediation Performance. Better strategies and minimum design standards are required to decrease uncertainty and improve effectiveness of in situ remedies involving amendment injections. This 2.25-hour webinar sponsored by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council discusses specific actions that can be pursued to improve injection strategies, such as refining site characterization data; selecting the correct amendment; choosing delivery methods for site-specific conditions; creating design specifications; conducting performance evaluations; and optimizing underperforming in situ remedies.

October 26-28, 2020. Best Practices for Site Characterization Throughout the Remediation Process. Seattle, Washington. 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 lifecycle.

November 17, 2020. Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites. Unlike traditional statistical analysis, geospatial methods incorporate the spatial and temporal dependence between nearby data points. This 2.25-hour webinar sponsored by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council discusses how geospatial analyses provide additional lines of evidence to inform optimization decision making across project lifecycle stages (release detection, site characterization, remediation, monitoring and closure) of soil, groundwater or sediment remediation projects at different sizes and types of sites.

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