Upcoming Training Events
PFAS Training Classes
The ITRC PFAS team has planned a series of training events led by experts from state and federal agencies, academia, and private industry. The training events will explore the key elements for characterizing and managing PFAS impacted sites. The last ITRC PFAS training in 2018 will be held in Grand Rapids, MI on December 13.
State and federal environmental and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities and others interested in learning about PFAS are encouraged to attend. The training events are FREE for state and federal employees, academics, and public stakeholders. Travel scholarships are available for state staff in limited quantity for each of the events.
Online Training Classes
November 27, 1:00-3:15pm EST
November 29, 1:00-3:15pm EST
December 4, 1:00-3:15pm EST
Fall Team Meetings Recap
Over 100 team members attended the ITRC PFAS Team fall meeting in San Antonio, TX in September! The team convened in their subgroups to work on the individual sections of the PFAS guidance document. They also made significant progress on the AFFF Fact Sheet and Risk Communications Toolkit. Co-team leaders presented new initiatives, including the upcoming PFAS Training events. Currently, the PFAS guidance document is out for external review.
Advanced Site Characterization Tools
In October, the Advanced Site Characterization Tools (ASCT) Team had an extremely productive meeting in San Antonio, TX! On the first day, the team reviewed general comments on the first draft of the technical regulatory guidance document and developed the framework for a tool that will help regulators learn more about site characterization options. On both days, workgroups for chapter two, direct sensing, remote sensing, downhole geophysics, and surface geophysics split up to work on their section of the guidance document. Currently, the ASCT Team is addressing the internal reviews for their guidance document, which will go out for external review mid-2019.
Optimizing In Situ Remediation Performance & Injection Strategies
The In Situ Team met in San Antonio, TX in October to work on their guidance document and training resources. The first day began with a discussion about the overarching issues of the first draft of the guidance document. Later, team members gave a presentation on Surfactant Flooding Fuel Recovery. Over the two days, the team's workgroups made significant progress on each section of their guidance document! Currently, the In Situ Team is addressing the internal reviews for their guidance document, which will go out for external review in Spring 2019.
Upcoming Partnership Events
SERDP & ESTCP - 2018 Symposium, November 27-29, Washington DC
RemTEC - 2019 RemTEC Summit, February 26-28, Denver CO
Battelle - 2019 Bioremediation Symposium, April 15-19, Baltimore MD
ASTSWMO - 2019 Mid-Year Meeting, Date TBD, Location TBD
ASTSWMO held their 2018 Annual Meeting October 25-26, the theme of which was “Modernizing Environmental Protection”. ASTSWMO hosted 322 members from 49 States and Territories, for one of their largest ever turnouts. During this meeting ASTSWMO raised over $1,500 and presented it to the “Earth Conservation Corps”, the selected charity for “ASTSWMO Gives Back”. Learn more about this year’s ASTSWMO annual meeting here.
ASTSWMO also held officer elections for their Board of directors and are happy to welcome Conchita Taitano of Guam as the new Vice-President and Tim Ratsep of Delaware as the new Secretary-Treasurer, as well as welcome back Chip Crockett of Alabama as he now becomes President and Ken Kloo of New Jersey in his new role of Past-President.
Best Wishes in Retirement to Longtime ITRC Supporters!
John Boyer (NJ) - Team Leader since 2004
Ted Dragovich (IL) - POC since 1997
John Mitchell (KS) - ITRC and ERIS Board Member since 1995
Carl Spreng (CO) - Team Leader since 1995