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    • September 15, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 17, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Evergreen State College, Computer Science Center - L2617, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, WA, Room L2617

    September 15 - 17, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (3 Days)
    Evergreen State College, Computer Science Center - L2617
    2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, WA [directions]

    Instructor:
    Jeff Berry, Senior GIS Analyst, Erlandsen Associates

    Overview:
    This course provides a hands on introduction to ESRI’s ArcGIS 10 software, emphasizing its use for environmental data mapping and analysis. Participants are introduced to GIS concepts and ArcGIS functionality in a format that incorporates lectures and hands on exercises. The course provides general GIS concepts and vocabulary as well as a comprehensive overview of ArcGIS 10’s functions and applications in the environmental field. Each participant will have their own computer workstation and will import, edit, map, and analyze environmental data with ArcGIS 10 during numerous hands-on exercises.

    Course Topics:
    Introduction to ArcMap

    Introduction to ArcCatalog

    Working with GIS Data Formats
    • Raster Data
    • Geodatabases
    • Shapefiles
    • Coverages
    Building Geodatabases

    Selecting, Querying and Displaying Spatial Environmental Data


    Creating and Editing Tables

    Managing Fields

    Spatial Joins

    Projecting Environmental Data

    Labeling Maps and Annotation

    Creating Maps with ArcMap

    Introduction to Georeferencing
      Using Geoprocessing Tools for Environmental Data Analysis

    Introduction to 3D Analyst
    • Using Lidar Data
    • Modeling Elevation Surfaces with Triangular Irregular Networks (TINs)
    • Visualizing Data in 3D
    • Creating Profile Graphs
    Introduction to Spatial Analyst
    • Adding Data to an ArcMap Session
    • Clipping a Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
    • Modifying Raster Symbology
    • Creating a Stream Network Layer from a DEM
    • Performing Site Suitability Analysis
    Hands-on Exercises throughout the Workshop to Emphasize Key Concepts and Skills

    After completing this course, participants will be able to:
    • Use ArcGIS 10 to map and analyze environmental data.
    • Design and create simple geodatabases.
    • Create and edit vector data using ArcGIS.
    • Create maps using ArcGIS.
    • Create and manipulate raster data.
    • Use Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst to analyze data.
    • Automate geoprocessing and analytical models using ModelBuilder.
    Intended Audience: This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of ArcGIS for mapping and analyzing their data. The material is intended for environmental scientist and engineers, biologists, natural resource managers, government agency staff, and Native American tribes.

    Education Level:
    Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Prerequisites: None.

    Course Materials: Course lectures, exercise manual, and reference material.

    Credit: Certificate and 22.5 PDHs or 2.25 CEUs for completing 22.5 hours of instruction.

    Registration: $895 ($795 per additional person registered as a group).

    About the Instructor: Jeff Berry currently serves as Senior GIS Analyst for Erlandsen & Associates, an Engineering and GIS Services firm.  With over 18 years of experience as a GIS Analyst, GIS software developer, and instructor, he has worked extensively with ESRI software.  Jeff has developed and taught numerous GIS courses around the country covering beginning and advanced GIS topics.
    • October 19, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 20, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room, Sacramento, CA 95814
    October 19 - 20, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room
    Sacramento, California 95814


    Note: This is a private class for California State Water Resources Control Board and other Cal EPA staff only. Please register internally. Please email us if you would like us to schedule a public class.

    Instructor:
    Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

    Overview: This course provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess, clean up, and manage contaminated sites. The course begins with an overview of chemical partitioning and hydrogeology, and concludes with in-depth coverage of petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals contamination.

    Course Topics:

    Contaminant Chemistry Overview

    • Functional Groups, Chemical Properties, and Hazards

    Transport Mechanisms

    • Advection

    • Mechanical Dispersion

    • Diffusion (Chemical Dispersion)

    • Effective Solubility

    3- and 4-Phase Equilibrium Partitioning

    • Adsorption and Absorption

    • Applications of Kd, Koc, foc, Kow, and KH

    • NAPL and the One Percent Rule

    • Molar Fraction Calculation

    • Contaminant Mass Fraction Calculation

    • Residual Saturation Calculation

    Groundwater Transport

    • Hydrogeology Review

    • Three Point Problem

    • Contaminant Velocity Calculations

    Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) Transport

    • Capillary Fringe Interactions and Smear Zones

    • Estimating LNAPL Thickness from Well Free Product

    • Estimating DNAPL Critical Height

    Vapor Transport

    • Contaminant Vapor Properties and Behavior

     

    Vapor Transport (cont.)

    • Henry's Law Partitioning

    • Vapor Diffusion and Air-Filled Porosity

    • Barometric Pumping

    Natural Attenuation

    • Natural Attenuation Processes

    • Biodegradation Pathways for Common Contaminants

    Focus on Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Gasoline and Diesel Chemistry

    • BTEX, Oxygenates, and Additives

    • Ethanol Cosolvation and Plume Elongation

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    • Plume Behavior and Zones

    Focus on Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Chlorinated Solvent Chemistry

    • Plume Behavior Classification

    • Degradation Pathways

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    Focus on Metal Contaminants

    • Mobility, pH, and Amphoterism

    • Dissolved and Particulate Forms

    • Cation/Anion Exchange and Variably Charged Soils

    • Complexation, Chelation, and Ligands

    • Hydrated Metals as Acids


    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.


    Registration: Please register via the Cal EPA Water Board Academy system.

    Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty years experience with surface water, soil, groundwater, and geophysical investigations for the characterization of contaminant transport and fate; and teaching contaminant chemistry, transport, natural attenuation, hydrogeology, and stormwater chemistry. As an environmental consultant, Mr. McWayne served as a project manager for remedial investigations and feasibility studies at numerous Department of Defense and other contaminated sites. He currently manages NEMA and teaches workshops on transport and fate, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and stormwater around the country.
    • October 22, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 23, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

    October 22 - 23, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room
    Sacramento, California 95814

    Instructor:
    Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

    Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollution chemistry and its applications to stormwater management and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater pollutant classes, sources, characteristics, transport and fate, source control, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP performance studies, recent research, and emerging technologies. Other topics include the potential for stormwater to cause groundwater and surface water contamination. Participant course evaluations average 4.8 out of 5 (96%) and often praise the instructor for his knowledge, teaching style, and enthusiasm.

    Course Topics
     Runoff Characteristics
      • Stormwater and MS4s
      • Dry Weather Base Flows
      • Combined Sewer Overflows
      • Snowmelt
      • Hydrographs
      • Pollutant Sources
      • Atmospheric Deposition
      • Variability Factors
      • Cross-Media Contamination
      • Habitat Degradation

    General Stormwater Chemistry
      • Fates of Contaminants
      • Chemistry Basics
      • Pollutant Transport
      • Solubility Rules
      • Organic Pollutant Properties
      • Partitioning Coefficients
      • Metal Pollutant Properties
      • Complexation & Speciation
      • Cation Exchange
      • Use of Redox Potential
      • Acidity (pH)
      • Alkalinity and Hardness
      • Conductivity
      • Chemical Reaction Types
      • Vadose Zone Processes
      • Primary Soil Properties

    Pollutant Chemistry
      • Solids (TS, TSS, TDS, SSC)
      • Nanoparticles
      • Metals
      • Salts and Other Minerals
      • Nutrients
      • Oxygen Demanding
      • Oil and Grease
      • Soaps and Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides and Degradates
      • Pathogens
    Stormwater Management
      • Management Approaches
      • Retrofitting Facilities
      • High Risk Chemicals
      • Toxicity Variations
      • Constituent Relationships
      • Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations
      • Pollutant Loadings
      • First Flush Management
      • Source Control BMPs
      • Sediment Chemistry
      • Dissolved Oxygen
      • Water Quantity Issues
      • Habitat Preservation
      • Stormwater Monitoring

    Stormwater Treatment Processes
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Precipitation
      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Volatilization
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytoremediation
      • Soil Processes Treatment

    BMP Effectiveness
      • Performance Monitoring
      • International BMP Database
      • Concentration Reduction
      • Load Reduction
      • Efficiency Ratio
      • Summation of Loads
      • Effluent Probability Method
      • Online vs. Offline Facilities
      • Treatment Trains
      • Emerging Technologies

    Surface Water Transport and Fate Processes

    Stormwater Infiltration and Groundwater Protection

    Intended Audience:
    Professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications. Managers, scientists, field staff, regulators, and engineers working on stormwater projects will likely benefit from attending this training.

    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Prerequis
    ites: A basic understanding of fundamental chemistry is recommended, but all levels will benefit from attending.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

    Credit: 15 PDUs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    Registration: Please register internally through the Cal EPA Water Board Academy.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty years of environmental chemistry experience and has conducted numerous soil and water quality investigations as well as teaching related courses. As an environmental consultant, Mr. McWayne served as a project manager for water quality investigations at numerous Department of Defense and other contaminated sites. He currently manages NEMA and teaches courses in stormwater chemistry, groundwater chemistry, contaminant transport and fate, and hydrogeology around the country.
    • November 02, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 03, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room, Sacramento, CA 95814
    November 2 - 3, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room
    Sacramento, California 95814


    Note: This is a private class for California State Water Resources Control Board and other Cal EPA staff only. Please register internally. Please email us if you would like us to schedule a public class.

    Instructor:
    Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

    Overview: This course provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess, clean up, and manage contaminated sites. The course begins with an overview of chemical partitioning and hydrogeology, and concludes with in-depth coverage of petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals contamination.

    Course Topics:

    Contaminant Chemistry Overview

    • Functional Groups, Chemical Properties, and Hazards

    Transport Mechanisms

    • Advection

    • Mechanical Dispersion

    • Diffusion (Chemical Dispersion)

    • Effective Solubility

    3- and 4-Phase Equilibrium Partitioning

    • Adsorption and Absorption

    • Applications of Kd, Koc, foc, Kow, and KH

    • NAPL and the One Percent Rule

    • Molar Fraction Calculation

    • Contaminant Mass Fraction Calculation

    • Residual Saturation Calculation

    Groundwater Transport

    • Hydrogeology Review

    • Three Point Problem

    • Contaminant Velocity Calculations

    Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) Transport

    • Capillary Fringe Interactions and Smear Zones

    • Estimating LNAPL Thickness from Well Free Product

    • Estimating DNAPL Critical Height

    Vapor Transport

    • Contaminant Vapor Properties and Behavior

     

    Vapor Transport (cont.)

    • Henry's Law Partitioning

    • Vapor Diffusion and Air-Filled Porosity

    • Barometric Pumping

    Natural Attenuation

    • Natural Attenuation Processes

    • Biodegradation Pathways for Common Contaminants

    Focus on Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Gasoline and Diesel Chemistry

    • BTEX, Oxygenates, and Additives

    • Ethanol Cosolvation and Plume Elongation

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    • Plume Behavior and Zones

    Focus on Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Chlorinated Solvent Chemistry

    • Plume Behavior Classification

    • Degradation Pathways

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    Focus on Metal Contaminants

    • Mobility, pH, and Amphoterism

    • Dissolved and Particulate Forms

    • Cation/Anion Exchange and Variably Charged Soils

    • Complexation, Chelation, and Ligands

    • Hydrated Metals as Acids


    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.


    Registration: Please register via the Cal EPA Water Board Academy system.

    Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty years experience with surface water, soil, groundwater, and geophysical investigations for the characterization of contaminant transport and fate; and teaching contaminant chemistry, transport, natural attenuation, hydrogeology, and stormwater chemistry. As an environmental consultant, Mr. McWayne served as a project manager for remedial investigations and feasibility studies at numerous Department of Defense and other contaminated sites. He currently manages NEMA and teaches workshops on transport and fate, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and stormwater around the country.
    • December 01, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 02, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA

    December 1 - 2, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, California 94612

    Instructor:
    Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

    Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollution chemistry and its applications to stormwater management and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater pollutant classes, sources, characteristics, transport and fate, source control, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP performance studies, recent research, and emerging technologies. Other topics include the potential for stormwater to cause groundwater and surface water contamination. Participant course evaluations average 4.8 out of 5 (96%) and often praise the instructor for his knowledge, teaching style, and enthusiasm.

    Course Topics
     Runoff Characteristics
      • Stormwater and MS4s
      • Dry Weather Base Flows
      • Combined Sewer Overflows
      • Snowmelt
      • Hydrographs
      • Pollutant Sources
      • Atmospheric Deposition
      • Variability Factors
      • Cross-Media Contamination
      • Habitat Degradation

    General Stormwater Chemistry
      • Fates of Contaminants
      • Chemistry Basics
      • Pollutant Transport
      • Solubility Rules
      • Organic Pollutant Properties
      • Partitioning Coefficients
      • Metal Pollutant Properties
      • Complexation & Speciation
      • Cation Exchange
      • Use of Redox Potential
      • Acidity (pH)
      • Alkalinity and Hardness
      • Conductivity
      • Chemical Reaction Types
      • Vadose Zone Processes
      • Primary Soil Properties

    Pollutant Chemistry
      • Solids (TS, TSS, TDS, SSC)
      • Nanoparticles
      • Metals
      • Salts and Other Minerals
      • Nutrients
      • Oxygen Demanding
      • Oil and Grease
      • Soaps and Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides and Degradates
      • Pathogens
    Stormwater Management
      • Management Approaches
      • Retrofitting Facilities
      • High Risk Chemicals
      • Toxicity Variations
      • Constituent Relationships
      • Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations
      • Pollutant Loadings
      • First Flush Management
      • Source Control BMPs
      • Sediment Chemistry
      • Dissolved Oxygen
      • Water Quantity Issues
      • Habitat Preservation
      • Stormwater Monitoring

    Stormwater Treatment Processes
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Precipitation
      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Volatilization
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytoremediation
      • Soil Processes Treatment

    BMP Effectiveness
      • Performance Monitoring
      • International BMP Database
      • Concentration Reduction
      • Load Reduction
      • Efficiency Ratio
      • Summation of Loads
      • Effluent Probability Method
      • Online vs. Offline Facilities
      • Treatment Trains
      • Emerging Technologies

    Surface Water Transport and Fate Processes

    Stormwater Infiltration and Groundwater Protection

    Intended Audience:
    Professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications. Managers, scientists, field staff, regulators, and engineers working on stormwater projects will likely benefit from attending this training.

    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Prerequis
    ites: A basic understanding of fundamental chemistry is recommended, but all levels will benefit from attending.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

    Credit: 15 PDUs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    Registration: Please register internally through the Cal EPA Water Board Academy.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty years of environmental chemistry experience and has conducted numerous soil and water quality investigations as well as teaching related courses. As an environmental consultant, Mr. McWayne served as a project manager for water quality investigations at numerous Department of Defense and other contaminated sites. He currently manages NEMA and teaches courses in stormwater chemistry, groundwater chemistry, contaminant transport and fate, and hydrogeology around the country.
    • December 03, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 04, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
    December 3 - 4, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    320 West Fourth Street
    Los Angeles, California 90013


    Note: This is a private class for California State Water Resources Control Board and other Cal EPA staff only. Please register internally. Please email us if you would like us to schedule a public class.

    Instructor:
    Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

    Overview: This course provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess, clean up, and manage contaminated sites. The course begins with an overview of chemical partitioning and hydrogeology, and concludes with in-depth coverage of petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals contamination.

    Course Topics:

    Contaminant Chemistry Overview

    • Functional Groups, Chemical Properties, and Hazards

    Transport Mechanisms

    • Advection

    • Mechanical Dispersion

    • Diffusion (Chemical Dispersion)

    • Effective Solubility

    3- and 4-Phase Equilibrium Partitioning

    • Adsorption and Absorption

    • Applications of Kd, Koc, foc, Kow, and KH

    • NAPL and the One Percent Rule

    • Molar Fraction Calculation

    • Contaminant Mass Fraction Calculation

    • Residual Saturation Calculation

    Groundwater Transport

    • Hydrogeology Review

    • Three Point Problem

    • Contaminant Velocity Calculations

    Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) Transport

    • Capillary Fringe Interactions and Smear Zones

    • Estimating LNAPL Thickness from Well Free Product

    • Estimating DNAPL Critical Height

    Vapor Transport

    • Contaminant Vapor Properties and Behavior

     

    Vapor Transport (cont.)

    • Henry's Law Partitioning

    • Vapor Diffusion and Air-Filled Porosity

    • Barometric Pumping

    Natural Attenuation

    • Natural Attenuation Processes

    • Biodegradation Pathways for Common Contaminants

    Focus on Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Gasoline and Diesel Chemistry

    • BTEX, Oxygenates, and Additives

    • Ethanol Cosolvation and Plume Elongation

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    • Plume Behavior and Zones

    Focus on Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Chlorinated Solvent Chemistry

    • Plume Behavior Classification

    • Degradation Pathways

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    Focus on Metal Contaminants

    • Mobility, pH, and Amphoterism

    • Dissolved and Particulate Forms

    • Cation/Anion Exchange and Variably Charged Soils

    • Complexation, Chelation, and Ligands

    • Hydrated Metals as Acids


    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.


    Registration: Please register via the Cal EPA Water Board Academy system.

    Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty years experience with surface water, soil, groundwater, and geophysical investigations for the characterization of contaminant transport and fate; and teaching contaminant chemistry, transport, natural attenuation, hydrogeology, and stormwater chemistry. As an environmental consultant, Mr. McWayne served as a project manager for remedial investigations and feasibility studies at numerous Department of Defense and other contaminated sites. He currently manages NEMA and teaches workshops on transport and fate, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and stormwater around the country.

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