Time and Location:
This seminar will be held on March 20, 2014 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
CT DEEP Staff: Mark Lewis, Carl Gruszczak, Kevin Neary and others. Moderated by Gary Cluen, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
EPOC Members: $225, Non-members: $275, Gov't Employee/Student Members: $112.50
EPOC, in cooperation with the CT DEEP, invites you to a one-day seminar focusing on the Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs). Connecticut's Remediation Standard Regulations apply to actions taken to remediate polluted soil or a ground-water plume at or emanating from a release area pursuant to Chapter 445 or 446k of the General Statutes including, but not limited to, any such action required to be taken or verified by a Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP). This seminar has been designed as two separate parts of instruction -- the first part (morning session) will be devoted to those aspects of the RSR that are related to soils; the second part (afternoon session) will include those sections of the RSR that apply to groundwater, including the regulations related to Environmental Land Use Restrictions.
The course will be of significant use to any practitioner who must use the RSR in the course of their professional activities to evaluate the environmental condition of properties throughout Connecticut. It has also been designed for those individuals who are planning to take the upcoming exam for Licensed Environmental Professionals.
This seminar has been significantly revised from previous years to reflect changes to the RSRs that were adopted in June 2013. Significant changes to the RSRs include: 1) expanding the definition of inaccessible soil; 2) changes to the requirements for complying with the pollutant mobility criteria; 3) eliminating some restrictions on the use of statistical averaging to demonstrate compliance with the direct exposure, pollutant mobility, and surface water protection criteria; 4) allowing expanded use of engineered controls; 5) significant changes to groundwater monitoring including eliminating the need for post remediation groundwater monitoring; 6) exemptions from the regulations for incidental sources of polluted soil or groundwater resulting from normal use of motor vehicles, use of asphalt paving, and leaking water supply distribution systems; 7) corrections to risk-based formulas for calculating some criteria; and 8) requests for variances and approvals must be submitted on a from prescribed by the Commissioner. Approximately 25% of the course material has been revised to reflect these changes to the RSRs.