Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with In Situ Remediation Technologies - 2nd offering
Note: EPOC plans to repeat this class in Fall 2011.
The CT State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals has approved this course for 8.0 hours of continuing education credits (CTLEP-304).
Time and Location: This seminar will be held on May 19, 2011 and runs from 8 AM - 5 PM at Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT (Seminar Hall). Please arrive by 7:30 AM for registration. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. For directions to Rensselaer, see: http://www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/index.html
Fee: EPOC Members: $250, Non-Members: $300, Gov't Employees/Student (Members): $125
Note: To view full bios of presenters, CLICK HERE (pdf file)
- Gail Batchelder, Ph.D., P.G., L.E.P., Technical Director - Hydrogeology, Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.
- Maria Chrysochoou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
- Kenneth Feathers, Supervising Sanitary Engineer, Remediation Division, CT Department of Environmental Protection
- Donald Gonyea, Environmental Analyst, Water Permitting and Enforcement Division, CT Department of Environmental Protection
- Cristian Schulthess, Ph.D, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
- Lisandro Suarez, Environmental Analyst, Remediation Division, CT Department of Environmental Protection
SEMINAR DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
This seminar has been developed to present key topics related to the use and permitting of in situ remediation technologies, addressing both established technologies most frequently used in Connecticut and emerging technologies that have had limited application to date, specifically focusing on those technologies that require some type of authorization or approval by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection before initiating injection into the subsurface. Seminar objectives include providing environmental professionals with an integrated understanding of the primary issues that should be considered before undertaking a remediation effort that includes some form of subsurface injection, as well as providing insight into the Department's expectations with respect to requests for authorization or approval. Specific topics will include an overview of the primary in situ remediation technologies that will be discussed, how the type and detail of site characterization information might affect both the selection and effectiveness of a selected technology, background chemistry associated with various technologies, regulatory requirements for in situ remediation and subsurface injection in Connecticut, and the primary concerns associated with implementation of various technologies.
The seminar presentation will include two case studies for discussion by the seminar participants. The major case study effort will be conducted in small break-out groups to encourage greater participation by the seminar participants. This format will allow participants an opportunity to review case study documents in greater detail and give participants an opportunity to discuss pros, cons, and data needs for selection of a remedial technology for a given set of site conditions. Break-out groups will then reconvene to discuss with all of the seminar participants the nature of the discussions and any conclusions within the individual groups. This approach is designed to afford all participants an opportunity to discuss the range of variability in opinion regarding in situ remediation technologies, as well as the opportunity to observe the similarities in thought on the same issues. The closing discussion can also serve as an open forum to encourage participants to share experiences and “lessons learned” regarding various technologies.