The goal of the Petroleum Tank Cleanup Section is to protect human health and the environment from petroleum and hazardous substance releases from storage tank systems, both underground and above ground. Meeting this goal requires definition of the extent and magnitude of the contamination and implementation of the necessary corrective action. About the Program
HOTLINE for Reporting Leaks
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After hours and holidays call 1-406-324-4777.
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Please click the link: PTCS Release Closure Plan Process Meeting: September 12, 2017 at the Metcalf Room 111 from 1-2 p.m.
Save the Date ~
The Department of Environmental Quality’s next Consultants Meeting is fast approaching - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 111 located at the Metcalf next to the director office at 8th Ave in Helena.
Discussion topics will include:
- Treads Update
- PTC Business Process Improvements
- Remedial Investigation (RI) Business Change
- PTRCB Topics
Web conferencing will be available at DEQ Kalispell field office. Location and contact information are provided below:
Kalispell - Room 126, 655 Timberwolf Parkway (contact Reed Miner, 406-755-8982);
If you can’t attend in person at one of the locations, web conferencing through Go To Meeting will be offered. If you would like to receive log-in and conference call phone information, please contact Amber Skillman at 406-444-6443 or by email at email@example.com. She will not be in the office the day of the consultant meeting; she will be at the Metcalf building.
Please direct other questions to Mike Trombetta at 406-444-6463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.