Conference Agenda & Scheduling

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Session
TOXICOLOGY 101: Using Toxicological Information in Emergency Resp    M-F1   100706
Monday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersKaren Riveles
ObjectiveIntroduction to basic toxicological principles; understand health guidance values and how chemicals are reviewed for toxicity; and how this information is used before, during, and after emergencies to protect public health and the environment and assist in cleanup decisions.
DescriptionThis course will introduce basic concepts related to understanding the toxicity of chemicals. We will provide an overview of basic principles of toxicology and human health risk assessment of hazardous chemicals. We will look at how toxicological information is used and applied in making cleanup decisions after a hazardous materials release into the environment. Students will work together to develop real-life solutions to a variety of cleanup scenarios.
    
INTRODUCTION TO EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT WITH CASE STUDIES    M-F2   100707
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersKaren Riveles
ObjectiveThis course introduces foundational exposure concepts and standardized approaches to exposure assessment. Using case studies, we will cover how to conceptualize exposure scenarios and how to estimate exposure using measurements or modeling approaches.
DescriptionIntroductory course will cover basic concepts of exposure assessment including: exposure media, routes of exposure, pathways of exposure, and environmental fate and transport. How to estimate exposure in the general population with measurements vs. modeling approaches. Quantifying exposure for noncancer and cancer risk assessments: calculations (light). Case studies with example scenarios: drinking water chemical contamination of well water from a leaking underground storage tank; pesticide contamination on food; indoor residential exposure to a chemical in carpet backing, and a residential site-specific risk assessment scenario with legacy pesticide contamination.
    
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SCIENCE- INTRO TO RISK COMMUNICATION    M-F3   100708
Monday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersMarcia Rubin
ObjectiveThe course uses science-based research to support engagement during stressful or highly emotional interactions regarding our oversight.
DescriptionThe course will focus on science-based research behind how emotions impact the processing of information and will teach staff how to develop and express comprehensive key messages. Specific topics will include: Writing and speaking in Plain Language Successful public speaking skills Effective visual presentation Managing challenging field situations and public meeting settings The course provides numerous opportunities to practice.
    
UST CLEANUP FUND UPDATE; LUST CLEANUP AND BROWNFIELDS INITIATIVES    TU-F1   100709
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersDiane Barclay, Craig Sanchez, Kenneth Dixon, Matthew Cohen, Eric Byous
ObjectiveUSTCF will provide an update on the USTCF and its subaccount programs; SWB and USEPA will provide updates about LUST cleanup initiatives and funding.
DescriptionThis session will be a summary of UST Cleanup Fund statistics, the status of reimbursements, appeals, and other important updates. The session will also cover updates to EAR, Orphan, and RUST grants, the Expedited Claim Account Program; USEPAs Brownfields program received a substantial funding increase from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and can support LUST site redevelopment via assessment, remediation or reuse planning
    
SUSTAINABILITY IN GW REMEDIATION NON-PETROLEUM VI EVAL FOR UST    TU-F2   100710
Tuesday     1pm to 2pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersYue Rong, Maryam Renard
ObjectiveThis presentation will provide a discussion on sustainability in groundwater remediation, from environmental, economical, and social angles.
DescriptionConventional environmental groundwater remediation methods usually include physical means to clean up contamination sources, such as excavation, pump, extraction, bury, and burn. Coming into 21st century, the remediation industry starts to emphasize sustainability in site cleanup, which requires consideration of lower use of resources and energy (e.g., lower emission) and resource conservation. In a design of site remediation, the factors such as energy, resources, climate change, green technology, safety and risk evaluation, cost benefit, and public acceptance may be considered. Sustainability is evaluated based on environmental, economic, and social considerations. This presentation will evaluate first cost analysis using case study in Los Angeles Region, which used 179 closed cases of active remediation since 2012. The average cost of cleanup with all methods is about $887,438 per site. Cost for individual remedial method such as soil vapor extraction is also analyzed. For example, cost for average soil vapor extraction is about $926,173 per site, which is higher than the average cost per site. The presentation also discusses the relationship between the cleanup goal and sustainability. Some individual site remedial methods, including soil excavation, groundwater pump and treat, soil vapor extraction, thermal enhancement, dual-phase extraction and air sparging, vapor barrier installation, chemical and biological in-situ treatment, monitoring natural attenuation, and phytoremediation, are also evaluated per the perspective of sustainability.
    
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA    TU-F3   100711
Tuesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersCarl Palladino
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an introduction to conducting statistical analysis of environmental data.
DescriptionThis class provides a brief introduction to statistical analysis of environmental data with an emphasis on using EPAs software application ProUCL. Basic statistics, hypothesis testing, decision errors, data interpretation and decision making are discussed. ProUCL is explored to understand how to perform simple data analysis. Little to no previous experience with statistics is required.
    
UPDATE ON WATER BOARD CLEANUP PROGRAMS, VI, AND AB304    W-F1   100712
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersCheryl Prowell, Gregory Shaffer
ObjectiveLearn about changes within the Site Cleanup Program at the Water Boards and Local Agencies, and vapor intrusion guidance and policy progress
DescriptionThis course is an overview of what's new within the Site Cleanup Program at the Water Board including updates regarding statewide investigations for PFAS, updates to vapor intrusion guidance, and progress toward developing a vapor intrusion policy. We will also provide an update on the changes to the Local Agencies Cleanup Programs, observations, and lessons learned since the passage of AB304.
    
VAPOR SAMPLING FRAMEWORK, CHARACTERIZING PFAS IN CA WATERS    W-F2   100713
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersWendy Linck, Suzie Nawikas
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an overview of the current status of PFAS investigations in the State along with planned actions for 2023.
DescriptionState-wide investigative orders have been issued to target known sources or secondary sources of PFASs and nearby public water supply wells. Those investigations are ongoing and provide invaluable data on the magnitude of the issue for targeted PFAS analytes. The findings of a limited study revealed elevated concentrations of non-targeted PFAS analytes and highlight the present challenge to characterize the full scope of the problem.
    
WHAT'S NEW AT DTSC'S SITE MITIGATION & RESTORATION PROGRAM?    W-F3   100714
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersMaryam Tasnif-abbasi, Peter Garcia, Rafat Abbasi, Gregory Shaffer
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with programmatic and regulatory updates, info on brownfields and brownfield funding, and VI decision making
DescriptionAn update on DTSC's Site Mitigation and Restoration Program, including: - DTSC's new Board of Environmental Safety - Funding available for cleanup - Community oriented programs - Initiatives for EJ communities - AB 304's requirements for Local Agencies - Using multiple lines of evidence to make decisions at vapor intrusion sites
    
CLEAN UP TRACK ROUND TABLE MEETING (GOV'T ONLY)    W-F4   100715
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating50 of 50 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersSheryl Baldwin
ObjectiveClean Up Track Round Table Meeting (Gov't Only)
DescriptionClean Up Track Round Table Meeting (Gov't Only)
        
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