General Meeting of the

Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable

Cleanup of Contaminated Sites: Overview of End States, Challenges and Opportunities

EPA Potomac Yard South, Arlington, VA
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Overall Meeting Objectives:

  1. Improve common understanding of and communication around the topic of end states.
  2. Share experience and lessons learned in advancing best practices.
  3. Outline key issues and develop shared strategies to address them.
  4. Evaluate the group's interest in forming an Interagency Project Team on the topic of end states.

8:00 am Welcome/Introduction/Administrative Business
Gregory Gervais, U.S. EPA
8:15 am FRTR Announcements and Meeting Objectives
  • FRTR Agency Member Announcements (Projects/Initiatives)
  • FRTR Subgroup Reports
  • Update from FRTR Interim Steering Committee
    Gregory Gervais, U.S. EPA
8:55 am Kickoff of the Technical Discussion of End States
Paul Beam, DoE
Overview of Challenges and Opportunities
9:00 am Overview of End States: Groundwater Remediation, Management and the Use of Alternative Endpoints at Highly Complex Sites
Rula Deeb, ARCADIS
Abstract (1pp/92.2KB/PDF) | Presentation (25pp/878KB/PDF)
9:30 am EPA Groundwater Expectations: An Overview of CERCLA, the NCP, and EPA Policy and Guidance for Superfund Groundwater Response Actions
Katherine Garufi, U.S. EPA
Abstract (1pp/79.0KB/PDF) | Presentation (11pp/74.5KB/PDF)
10:00 am Defense Environmental Restoration Program Overview of Challenges and Opportunities
Deborah Morefield, Environmental Management Directorate, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment)
Abstract (1pp/94.8KB/PDF) | Presentation (8pp/193KB/PDF)
10:30 am BREAK
10:45 am A Perspective on DOE Challenges and Opportunities for Alternative End States
Hope Lee, PNNL
Abstract (1pp/77.5KB/PDF) | Presentation (13pp/872B/PDF)
11:15 am Cleanup of Contaminated Sites: Overview of End States, Challenges and Opportunities–An Army Perspective
Laurie Haines, Army Environmental Command
Abstract (1pp/82.6KB/PDF) | Presentation (7pp/149KB/PDF)
11:45 am LUNCH BREAK
Facilitated Brainstormig on Potential Meeting Topics for Spring 2013
Case studies
EPA Case Study—Use of Mass Discharge as a Performance Metric in CERCLA Decision Documents: Case Study of the Time Oil Well 12A Site

René Fuentes, EPA Region 10
Abstract (1pp/90.9KB/PDF) | Presentation (27pp/5.85MB/PDF)
12:45 pm DOE Case Study—End States for Vadose Zone Environments
Mike Truex, PNNL
Abstract (1pp/79.1KB/PDF) | Presentation (21pp/1.73MB/PDF)
1:15 pm Air Force Case Study—Complex Remediation at Air Force Plant PJKS
Samuel Brock, AFCEC
Abstract (1pp/91.1KB/PDF) | Presentation (20pp/1.42MB/PDF)
1:45 pm Navy Case Study—An Alternative Approach at a Hydrogeological Complex Site Contaminated with Chlorinated Compounds
James Tarr, NAVFAC Midland, Norfolk, VA
Abstract (1pp/93.6KB/PDF) | Presentation (26pp/2.33MB/PDF)
2:15 pm BREAK
2:30 pm Panel Discussion—Recap of Key Technical Challenges and Identifying Opportunities for Future Collaboration
Moderator: Rula Deeb
  • EPA: Katherine Garufi
  • DOE: Skip Chamberlain
  • Army: Laurie Haines
  • Air Force: Samuel Brock
    Presentation (5pp/89.3KB/PDF)
  • Navy: Kim Brown
    Presentation (7pp/615KB/PDF)
  • ITRC: Anna Willett
    Presentation (4pp/206KB/PDF)
4:00 pm Action Items and End State Team Volunteers
4:30 pm ADJOURN

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