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General Meeting

Best Practices and Recent Technical Advances in Site Characterization and Conceptual Site Model Development

Tuesday, May 16, 2022 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (ET)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters
William Jefferson Clinton West Building
1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW | Washington DC 20004

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View/Download the Fall 2022 Meeting Logistics (4pp/1.04MB/PDF).

Meeting Objectives:

The FRTR Spring 2023 General Meeting will discuss recent advances in site characterization techniques and Conceptual Site Model (CSM) development and will include technical presentations with case studies highlighting how these advances are being applied to address key challenges at complex sites to improve the level of understanding of site conditions, identify and efficiently address data gaps, support remediation decisions, and accelerate site closure.


View/Download the May 2023 Meeting Agenda (2pp/164KB/PDF).

9:00 am Welcome
Meeting Objectives and Administrative Business
Christopher Zevitas, FRTR Steering Committee (USDOT-Volpe) and Kent Glover, FRTR Sterring Committee Chair (AFCEC)
9:15 am Applications of Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy (ESS) to Remediation Design and Optimization
Mark Stapleton (Noblis)
10:00 am Dye-Laser Induced Flourescence (Dye-LIF) for Deliniating Co-mingled Plumes
Michael Klosky (ECC) and Randy St. Germain (Dakota Technologies)
10:45 am Agency Networking Break
11:00 am Aerial Electromagnetic Surveys for Mapping Subsurface Geology and Fractured Flow
11:45 am Bioremediation: Recent Advances in Site Characterization
12:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm Agency Announcements
1:45 pm Evaluating Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions
Ian Bowen (EPA Region 8)
2:30 pm Comound-Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) for Source Identification
Travis Lewis (Lewis and Smith Engineering)
3:15 pm Agency Networking Break
3:30 pm Visual Sample Plan (VSP): Defensible Statistical Sampling Design and Geophysical Data Analysis for Site Characterization
Jen Huckett, Lisa Newburn, and Fred Day-Lewis (PNNL)
4:15 pm Advancements in Conceptual Site Model (CSM) Tools: Dynamic Dashboards and Visualization Tools for Managing Complex Sites
Colin Plank (Burns & McDonnell)
5:00 pm Concluding Remarks and Action Items
Kent Glover, FRTR Steering Committee Chair (AFCEC)
5:30 pm Adjourn