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Training Classes and Materials

Information on Triad training classes and associated presentation materials are available via this section.

Classroom Training

  • CLU-IN Upcoming Courses and ConferencesUSEPA, This section of CLU-IN lists information on upcoming courses and conferences related to hazardous waste characterization and remediation. It allows you to search by event name, description, location, and date.
    Link http://www.clu-in.org/courses/

  • Trainex: EPA's Classroom Training WebsiteUSEPA, This website lists training opportunities for federal, state, tribal, and local government staff involved in hazardous waste management and remediation. Included are schedules for deliveries of many courses, both classroom and Internet-based.
    Link  http://trainex.org

  • Best Management Practices for Site Assessment, Remediation, and Greener Cleanups - November 15, 2011, New York, New York USEPA, The Best Management Practices for Site Assessment, Site Remediation, and Green Remediation Footprint Reduction course is comprised of the following three Best Management Practices (BMP) sessions: BMPs for Site Assessments, BMPs for Site Remediation, and BMPs for Green Remediation Footprint Reduction.
    Link http://www.trainex.org/offeringslist.cfm?courseid=1228

  • Triad Training for Practitioners - November 16 - 18, 2011, New York, New YorkUSEPA, This course is based on best management practices (BMP) implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), partnership organizations, federal and state partners, and consultants. Participants will learn how the Triad Approach can be used to streamline projects in a legal, technically sound, and cost-effective manner.
    Link http://www.trainex.org/offeringslist.cfm?courseid=796

Upcoming Internet Seminars

  • Military Munitions Support Services - MR-QAPP Module 1 RI/FS: How to Document Your Investigation and an Overview of Data Usability AssessmentU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    February 20, 2019, 1:00PM-3:00PM EST, 18:00-20:00 GMT
    The Intergovernmental Data Quality Task Force (IDQTF) has developed the Munitions Response Quality Assurance Project Plan (MR-QAPP) Toolkit to assist project teams in planning for the characterization and remediation of buried munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) at Department of Defense (DoD) installations and formerly used defense sites (FUDS). MR-QAPP Module 1 illustrates approaches for planning and implementing the Remedial Investigation (RI)/Feasibility Study (FS) phase of investigation. This webinar will provide an review of the document and provides overview of the data usability assessment for an example site.
    Link http://www.clu-in.org/live/

  • Connecting the Science to Managing LNAPL Sites a 3 Part Series - Part 1Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council
    January 8, 2019, 1:00PM-3:15PM EST, 18:00-20:15 GMT
    Connecting the Science to Managing LNAPL Sites – 3-Part Series

    The newly updated LNAPLs (Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids) 3-part training course series is based on the ITRC guidance: LNAPL Site Management: LCSM Evolution, Decision Process, and Remedial Technologies (LNAPL-3, 2018) and focuses on connecting the science to managing LNAPL sites and helping you:
    • Build upon your Understanding of LNAPL Behavior in the Subsurface (Part 1)
    • Develop your LNAPL Conceptual Site Model and LNAPL Remedial Goals (Part 2)
    • Select/Implement LNAPL Technologies (Part 3)
  • After this training series, the expectation is that you will have the skills and understanding to use ITRC science-based resources to improve decision making at your LNAPL sites. For regulators and other government agency staff, this improved understanding can hopefully be incorporated into your own LNAPL programs.

    It is recommended that participants have a general understanding of hydrogeology and some familiarity with petroleum contaminated sites. The courses will build on your existing LNAPL knowledge and outline the framework for making LNAPL remediation and management decisions. It is expected that participants will attend this 3-part training series in sequence.

    LNAPL Training Part 1: Understanding LNAPL Behavior in the Subsurface
    Part 1 teaches how LNAPLs behave in the subsurface and examines what controls their behavior. Part 1:
    • Explains what LNAPL data can tell you about the LNAPL and site conditions
    • Covers how that information is applied to the development of an LNAPL conceptual site model (LCSM) (Part 2) and LNAPL technology selection (Part 3)
    Relevant and practical examples are used to illustrate key concepts.

    LNAPL Training Part 2: LNAPL Conceptual Site Models and the LNAPL Decision Process
    Part 2 teaches participants how to develop an LNAPL conceptual site model (LCSM) and the overall framework for making LNAPL remediation and management decisions. Part 2:
    • Discusses key LNAPL and site data
    • Explains when and why those data may be important
    • Covers how to effectively organize the data into an LCSM
    Part 2 also discusses how to address LNAPL concerns by selecting appropriate goals and objectives, choosing applicable technologies, and assigning remedial performance metrics and endpoints.

    LNAPL Training Part 3: Using LNAPL Science, the LCSM, and LNAPL Goals to Select an LNAPL Remedial Technology
    Part 3 of the training teaches the importance of informed remedial technology selection and appropriate technology application. Part 3:
    • Discusses remedial technology groups
    • Introduces specific and new remedial technologies
    • Reviews the technology selection process, how technologies can be combined to accelerate cleanup, and how the LCSM informs selection
    A case study and examples demonstrate the use of these tools for remedial technology selection, implementation, and demonstration of successful remediation.
    Training participants are encouraged to view the associated ITRC guidance, LNAPL Site Management: LCSM Evolution, Decision Process, and Remedial Technologies (LNAPL-3, 2018), prior to attending the class.

    Link http://www.clu-in.org/live/

  • Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental SitesInterstate Technology and Regulatory Council
    January 10, 2019, 1:00PM-3:15PM EST, 18:00-20:15 GMT
    Optimization activities can improve performance, increase monitoring efficiency, and support contaminated site decisions. Project managers can use geospatial analysis for evaluation of optimization opportunities. Unlike traditional statistical analysis, geospatial methods incorporate the spatial and temporal dependence between nearby data points, which is an important feature of almost all data collected as part of an environmental investigation. The results of geospatial analyses add additional lines of evidence to decision making in optimization opportunities in environmental sites across all project life cycle stages (release detection, site characterization, remediation, monitoring and closure) in soil, groundwater or sediment remediation projects for different sizes and types of sites.

    The purpose of ITRC's Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites (GRO-1) guidance document and this associated training is to explain, educate, and train state regulators and other practitioners in understanding and using geospatial analyses to evaluate optimization opportunities at environmental sites. With the ITRC GRO-1 web-based guidance document and this associated training class, project managers will be able to:
    • Evaluate available data and site needs to determine if geospatial analyses are appropriate for a given site
    • For a project and specific lifecycle stage, identify optimization questions where geospatial methods can contribute to better decision making
    • For a project and optimization question(s), select appropriate geospatial method(s) and software using the geospatial analysis work flow, tables and flow charts in the guidance document
    • With geospatial analyses results (note: some geospatial analyses may be performed by the project manager, but many geospatial analyses will be performed by technical experts), explain what the results mean and appropriately apply in decision making
    • Use the project manager’s tool box, interactive flow charts for choosing geospatial methods and review checklist to use geospatial analyses confidently in decision making

    Link http://www.clu-in.org/live/

  • Connecting the Science to Managing LNAPL Sites a 3 Part Series - Part 2Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council
    January 22, 2019, 1:00PM-3:15PM EST, 18:00-20:15 GMT
    Connecting the Science to Managing LNAPL Sites – 3-Part Series

    The newly updated LNAPLs (Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids) 3-part training course series is based on the ITRC guidance: LNAPL Site Management: LCSM Evolution, Decision Process, and Remedial Technologies (LNAPL-3, 2018) and focuses on connecting the science to managing LNAPL sites and helping you:
    • Build upon your Understanding of LNAPL Behavior in the Subsurface (Part 1)
    • Develop your LNAPL Conceptual Site Model and LNAPL Remedial Goals (Part 2)
    • Select/Implement LNAPL Technologies (Part 3)
  • After this training series, the expectation is that you will have the skills and understanding to use ITRC science-based resources to improve decision making at your LNAPL sites. For regulators and other government agency staff, this improved understanding can hopefully be incorporated into your own LNAPL programs.

    It is recommended that participants have a general understanding of hydrogeology and some familiarity with petroleum contaminated sites. The courses will build on your existing LNAPL knowledge and outline the framework for making LNAPL remediation and management decisions. It is expected that participants will attend this 3-part training series in sequence.

    LNAPL Training Part 1: Understanding LNAPL Behavior in the Subsurface
    Part 1 teaches how LNAPLs behave in the subsurface and examines what controls their behavior. Part 1:
    • Explains what LNAPL data can tell you about the LNAPL and site conditions
    • Covers how that information is applied to the development of an LNAPL conceptual site model (LCSM) (Part 2) and LNAPL technology selection (Part 3)
    Relevant and practical examples are used to illustrate key concepts.

    LNAPL Training Part 2: LNAPL Conceptual Site Models and the LNAPL Decision Process
    Part 2 teaches participants how to develop an LNAPL conceptual site model (LCSM) and the overall framework for making LNAPL remediation and management decisions. Part 2:
    • Discusses key LNAPL and site data
    • Explains when and why those data may be important
    • Covers how to effectively organize the data into an LCSM
    Part 2 also discusses how to address LNAPL concerns by selecting appropriate goals and objectives, choosing applicable technologies, and assigning remedial performance metrics and endpoints.

    LNAPL Training Part 3: Using LNAPL Science, the LCSM, and LNAPL Goals to Select an LNAPL Remedial Technology
    Part 3 of the training teaches the importance of informed remedial technology selection and appropriate technology application. Part 3:
    • Discusses remedial technology groups
    • Introduces specific and new remedial technologies
    • Reviews the technology selection process, how technologies can be combined to accelerate cleanup, and how the LCSM informs selection
    A case study and examples demonstrate the use of these tools for remedial technology selection, implementation, and demonstration of successful remediation.
    Training participants are encouraged to view the associated ITRC guidance, LNAPL Site Management: LCSM Evolution, Decision Process, and Remedial Technologies (LNAPL-3, 2018), prior to attending the class.

    Link http://www.clu-in.org/live/

Archived Internet Seminars

  • Dynamic Data Collection Strategy Using Systematic Planning and Innovative Field-Based Measurement TechnologiesUSEPA & USACE, This seminar reviews the importance of systematic planning as a prelude to dynamic work strategies and innovative measurement technologies. Case studies illustrate site characterization, removal/remedial action and treatment system optimization.
    Link http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/sysplan_031501/


  • The Triad Approach to Better Cleanup Projects: Illustrated with the Tree Fruit Case StudyUSEPA, This seminar introduces the importance of systematic project planning to ensure the quality of project decisions. Dynamic work strategies and field measurement technologies simultaneously bring down project costs while increasing decision confidence.
    Link http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/triad_012303/


  • Field Analytical Technologies for VOCs in GroundwaterUSEPA, This seminar describes an evaluation the ETV Program did for five different technologies for generating field analytical measurements of VOCs in groundwater. Basic principles of operation underlying the various technologies is presented, along with a summary of the performance of each of the technologies with their advantages and limitations.
    Link http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/vocgw_022701/


  • Field-Based Analytical Methods for Explosive CompoundUSEPA, This seminar covers field-based methods for explosives residues in soil and water, including the analytical challenges posed by compounds with a short review of fixed-lab methods. Sampling considerations for water and soil matrices are also covered, with particular emphasis on the extreme spatial heterogeneity generally found in soils.
    Link http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/explosives_082801/


  • Field-Based Geophysical TechnologiesUSEPA, This 2-hr seminar starts with the basic science behind geophysical technologies and how they fit into smarter approaches to cleaning up hazardous waste sites. Throughout the seminar, instructors describe how the use of systematic planning, dynamic work strategies, and field technologies are applied to developing a CSM that can reliably guide site cleanup activities.
    Link http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/geophysical_121201/


  • Uses of Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA)USEPA, Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) is free software that incorporates tools from environmental assessment fields into an effective problem solving environment. These tools include integrated modules for visualization, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, cost/benefit analysis, sampling design, and decision analysis. This seminar highlights the tools uses, but is not a tutorial for the software.
    Link http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/sada_081506/

Training Presentation Slides

The links below lead to Triad training materials (PowerPoint presentations, video clips, etc.) developed by members of the Triad working group.





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