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PTC recap of the consultant meeting from May 23, 2017.
For PTC, the broad discussion topics will be:
1) Pending PTC business process updates (See note below);
2) Electronic submittals
3) Data validation
4) Reporting releases on time
5) Landfarm review
PTC business process updates: PTC is committed to keeping you informed as we develop our improvement plan to implement some long-discussed business process improvements. The detail in this email is initially high-level because PTC anticipates identifying more specific changes and seeking your input over the next several months. We intend to make our processes more streamlined and effective, and to promote quality and time savings in the spirit of dedicating energy and efforts towards actual boots on the ground remedial activities. The changes we will propose over the next year will be to improve the corrective action plans and reports. More specifically, you can expect to have an electronic-only (“paperless”) submittal requirement, as well as a CAP and report format improvements. PTC will also standardize formal CAP and report review process.
Agenda-Tuesday May 23, 2017 Consultants Meeting
Eletronic Submittals: File Transfer Service for Corrective Action Plans (CAP) and Reports
Suspect and Confirmed Release Reporting
Risk Based Corrective Action (RBCA) Document Updates
DEQ offered its RBCA guidance to consultants and contractors for questions and comments. For comments and questions please contact Amiee Reynolds at 406-444-6435 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emerging Cleanup Technology (9/14/2016)
Description: Aimed at state and tribal corrective action employees, this webinar will provide participants with information on:
- High Vacuum Dual Phase Extraction
- Activated Carbon Injection
High Vacuum Dual Phase Extraction - Noel Shenoi, CalClean, Inc.
Activated Carbon Injection - Tom Fox, CO Division of Oil and Public Safety; Edward Winner, KY UST Branch
Smart Characterization - The New Era of Site Investigations.
This is a two hour recorded webinar that consists of the following topics:
- Smart Characterization and Return on Investigation: Newly developed tools and strategies for mapping source zones and dissolved-phase plumes. Using high-resolution, Smart characterization strategies to reduce total life-cycle costs of restoration by 3x-5x
- Stratigraphic Flux: A new classification system that enables one to extend sequence stratigraphy to understand transport and restoration potential and improve restoration performance. The approach maps relative mass flux and plume maturity using high-resolution characterization data and classical geology interpretation.
- A new approach to NAPL Management: leveraging return-on-investigation and stratigraphic flux approaches to develop digital NAPL CSMs, and determine when to manage and when to remediate NAPL. Topics will include advanced NAPL mapping methods, how to evaluate NAPL mobility and risk, and how inclusion of natural source zone depletion in the NAPL CSM is critical to practical restoration decisions.
The training was led by Arcadis experts in ROI (Return on Investigation) and Smart Characterization:
Nick Welty, director of Site Investigations for North America, and Rick Ahlers, global lead for NAPL Management.
For a full abstract, please see the attached PDF Smart Characterization.
A recording of the webinar is on NEIWPCC’s website along with a pdf of the PowerPoint slides: http://www.neiwpcc.org/lust-cawebinararchive.asp.