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

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

    Overview: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to ESRI’s ArcGIS 10 software, emphasizing its application to 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 covers general GIS concepts and vocabulary as well as an 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.

    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;
    • Create and manipulate raster data;
    • Use the Spatial and 3D Analyst extensions; and
    • 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 environmental data. The material is intended for environmental scientist, engineers, biologists, natural resource managers, and environmental agency staff.

    Education Level:
    Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Prerequisites: None.

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

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

    Registration: $795 ($695 government rate, and $695 per additional guests when registering a group). You may register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

    Hotel Accommodations: Click here for a map of nearby hotels.


    About the Instructor:Dr. Peter Impara is currently a member of the Geography Department faculty at the Evergreen State College. He has taught beginning and advanced level GIS courses using ESRI software for over 17 years, incorporating GIS as a spatial analysis tool for diverse applications including environmental assessment, landscape ecology, habitat management, climate change, and urban planning.
    • September 23, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott, 14615 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007

    September 23, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day Course)
    Courtyard Marriott, Rainier Room
    14615 NE 29th Place,  Bellevue,  WA  98007 [directions]

    Overview: This short course provides a quick overview of recent research, technology, and best practices for delineating and remediating chlorinated hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater. Participants will gain an improved understanding of chlorinated plume and DNAPL behavior, site characterization approaches, and remediation technology performance.

    Course Topics:

    Matrix Storage and Back Diffusion of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons


    14 Compartment Model

    DNAPL Mobility, Recovery, Specific Retention, and Csat


    DNAPL Delineation Technologies

    Geochemistry and Plume Behavior


    Dechlorination with Natural and Anthropogenic Iron

     

    Update to EPA’s Reductive Dechlorination Score Sheet


    Dehalococoides McCartyi and the Corrinoid Cofactor


    The Roles of Acetogens, Fermenters, and Methanogens in Facilitating Dechlorination


    Remediation Technologies and Their Typical Order of Magnitude Performance

    Site Characterization with Environmental Molecular Diagnostic Tools

    Intended Audience: This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of the latest chlorinated hydrocarbon science and technologies, and how they are applied to site assessment and remediation.

    Education Level:
    Intermediate and advanced topics covered.


    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

    Credit: 7.5 PDHs or 0.75 CEUs for completing 7.5 hours of instruction.

    Registration: $245 (Save $50 per person when registering a group of two or more: $195 per person). You may register online or by calling us at 800-385-0783.
     
    Hotel Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in site assessment, remediation, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and surface water quality.
    • October 01, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 02, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 5100 Falls Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21210


    October 1 - 2, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
    5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210 [directions]

    Overview
    :
    This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollutant chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and BMP effectiveness. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources and characteristics, transport and fate, BMP selection and performance, current research, and emerging treatment technologies. Course sections are applicable to low impact development (LID), green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), and traditional structural best management practices (BMPs). The topics provide essential information for understanding and managing stormwater pollutants for permit compliance.

    Course Topics
    General Stormwater Chemistry
      • Stormwater Chemistry Principles
     
    • Chemo/Pollutographs
      • Stormwater Monitoring
      • Grab versus Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations
      • Pollutant Loads
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry
      • Common Pollutant Sources
      • Atmospheric Deposition
      • Contaminant Transport and Fate
      • Metal Pollutant Properties
      • Organic Pollutant Properties
      • Partitioning Coefficients
      • Complexation & Speciation
      • Cation Exchange
      • Redox Potential
      • Acidity (pH)
      • Alkalinity and Hardness
      • Conductivity

    Stormwater Pollutant Properties
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, TDS, and SSC)
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)
      • Salts and Other Minerals
      • Nutrients
      • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
      • Oil and Grease
      • Antifreeze Glycols

      • Detergents, Soaps and Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
    Stormwater Pollutants (cont.)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides and Degradates
      • Pathogens

    Stormwater Treatment Unit Operations

      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Precipitation
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Laminar Separation
      • Vortex Separation
      • Screening
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Temperature Reduction
      • Acid/Base Neutralization
      • Volatilization
      • Disinfection
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytodegradation
      • Soil Processes

      • Infiltration

    BMP Effectiveness
      • BMP and LID Categories
      • BMP Selection Criteria
      • Performance Assessment
      • International BMP Database
      • Concentration Reduction
      • Load Reduction
      • Efficiency Ratio
      • Summation of Loads
      • Effluent Probability Method
      • Online vs. Offline Facilities
      • Low Impact Development
      • Treatment Trains
      • TAPE Approved BMPs
      • Zero Valent Iron Applications
      • Biochar Applications
      • Engineered Streambeds
      • Permeable Reactive Weirs


    Intended Audience:
    Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and BMP effectiveness. Scientists, engineers, enforcement and field staff, program managers, and permit writers will benefit from attending.

    Education Level: Introductory/refresher to intermediate. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

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

    Registration: $495 ($395 for government agency staff and $395 per additional person when registering a group). Register online or by calling us at (800)385-0783.

    Hotel Accommodations:  Radisson Hotel and Conference Center (workshop location). Click here for a map of other nearby hotels.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater management; environmental chemistry; hydrogeology; site assessment; and remediation.
    • October 05, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 06, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn - Philadelphia, 8600 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    October 5 - 6, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Hampton Inn Philadelphia, Franklin Room
    8600 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153 [directions]


    Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollution chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources, characteristics, transport and fate, monitoring, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP selection and performance, current research, and emerging technologies. Surface water and groundwater protection are also covered.

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

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

    Pollutant Chemistry
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, TDS, and SSC)
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)
      • Salts and Other Minerals
      • Nutrients
      • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
      • Oil and Grease
      • Antifreeze Glycols
      • Detergents, Soaps and Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides and Degradates
      • Pathogens
    Stormwater Management
      • Management Paradigms
      • Contaminants versus Pollutants
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Tests
      • Toxicity Variations
      • Construction Stormwater Issues
      • Stormwater Monitoring
      • High Risk Contaminants
      • Contaminant Relationships
      • Grab versus Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations
      • Pollutant Loads
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry

    Stormwater Treatment Processes
      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Precipitation
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Laminar Separation
      • Vortex Separation
      • Screening
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Temperature Reduction
      • Acid/Base Neutralization
      • Volatilization
      • Disinfection
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytodegradation
      • Soil Processes

    BMP Effectiveness
      • BMP Selection Criteria
      • Performance Assessment
      • International BMP Database
      • Concentration Reduction
      • Load Reduction
      • Efficiency Ratio
      • Summation of Loads
      • Effluent Probability Method
      • Online vs. Offline Facilities
      • Treatment Trains
      • Technology Evaluation Resources
      • Zero Valent Iron Pilot Studies
      • Biochar Pilot Studies
      • Engineered Hyporheic Zones

    Surface Water and Groundwater Protection


    Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater treatment and management. Scientists, engineers, enforcement and field staff, program managers, and stormwater policy makers will benefit from attending.

    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher. The course material includes current research and advanced topics for more experienced participants.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

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

    Registration: $495 ($395 for government agency staff and $395 per additional person when registering a group). Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

    Accommodations: Hampton Inn - Philadelphia (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater management; environmental chemistry; hydrogeology; site assessment; and remediation.
    • October 08, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 09, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Department of Transportation, 2 Capitol Hill, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

    October 8 - 9, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 days)
    Rhode Island Department of Transportation
    2 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02903


    Note: This is a private class for RIDOT staff only. Email us if you'd like to request stormwater training in your area.

    Instructor: Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

    Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides an overview of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources, characteristics, transport and fate, monitoring, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP performance, current research, and emerging technologies.

    Course Topics
     Runoff Characteristics
      • Storm Flow vs. Base Flow
      • Urban Snowmelt
      • Hydrographs
      • Chemo/Pollutographs
      • Common Pollutant Sources
      • Atmospheric Deposition
      • Chemistry Variability Factors
      • Cross-Media Contamination
      • Aquatic Habitat Degradation

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

    Roadway Pollutant Chemistry
      • Excess Water Volume
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS,
        TDS, and SSC)
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe,
        Pb, Ni, Pb, and Zn)
      • Salts and Other Minerals

      • Nutrients (Nitrogen and
        Phosphorous)
    Roadway Pollutant Chemistry
      • Oxygen Demanding
        Pollutants
      
      • Hydrocarbons
      • Antifreeze Glycols
      • Detergents, Soaps and Other
        Surfactants
      • PAHs
      • Bacteria


    Stormwater Management

      • Contaminants versus
        Pollutants
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)
        Tests
      • Toxicity Variations
      • Stormwater Monitoring
      • Grab versus Composite/Auto
        Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations
      • Pollutant Loads
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry


    BMP Effectiveness
      • Performance Assessment
      • International BMP Database
      • Concentration Reduction
      • Load Reduction
      • Efficiency Ratio
      • Summation of Loads
      • Effluent Probability Method
      • Treatment Trains
      • Technology Evaluation
        Resources
      • Zero Valent Iron
      • Activated Carbon and Biochar
      • Engineered Hyporheic Zones
      • Permeable Reactive Weirs


    Education L
    evel:
    Introductory to intermediate/refresher. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

    Credit: 7.5 PDHs or 0.75 CEUs for completing 7.5 hours of instruction.

    Registration: Please register for this training internally with RIDOT staff.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater management; environmental chemistry; hydrogeology; site assessment; and remediation.
    • October 14, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 15, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • California Department of Toxic Substances Control, 8800 Cal Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826
    October 14 - 15, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
    8800 Cal Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826


    Note: This is a private class for DTSC 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

    • Henry's Law Partitioning
     

    Vapor Transport (cont.)

    • 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 with Sam Martinez at the Sacramento DTSC office.

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

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in site assessment, remediation, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and surface water quality.
    • October 22, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 23, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hawaii Department of Health, 919 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI

    October 22 - 23, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

    Hawaii Department of Health, Safe Drinking Water Branch
    Fifth Floor Conference Room
    919 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii [directions]

    Instructor: Paul Eyre, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Navy, Hawaii State Commission on Water Resource Management (retired)

    Overview:
    This two-day workshop is intended for environmental professionals in Hawaii seeking an improved understanding of Hawaii's hydrogeology. The course will provide an understanding of the physical structure and hydrogeologic properties of the Hawaiian islands and the lava flowsthat comprised them. In addition, the course will provide participants with an understanding of theessential concepts for assessing groundwater flow, designing monitoring wells, managing groundwater resources, and investigating groundwater contamination. The course combines the science of hydrogeology applied to Hawaiian conditions with hands-on exercises to reinforce the knowledge presented. Exercises include calculating hydraulic gradient, flow direction, flow volume, and flow velocity; water table contouring, designing monitoring wells, constructing geologic profiles from well logs, and investigating contaminated sites based on case study data. The course is intended for environmental professionals working in Hawaii.

    Course Topics:

    Nature and Occurrence of Groundwater in Hawaii

     

    Hawaii's Aquifer Properties:

    • Heterogeneity, Anisotropy and Aquifer Boundaries
    • Representative Elementary Volumes
    • Hydraulic Conductivity
    • Bulk Density and Porosity

    Saturated and Unsaturated Flow

    Groundwater Gradients

     

    Three-Point Method and Developing Flow Nets

     

    Darcy’s Law and Groundwater Velocity

    Bernoulli’s Equation

    Basin Yield

    Transmissivity and Saturated Thickness

    Water Table Contouring and Interpretation

    General Basalt Flow Structures


    Groundwater Movement In Fractured Basalt


    Precipitation and Land Use Effects


    Contaminant Distribution and Migration in Hawaii's Aquifers


    Aquifer Tests and Basic Hydrogeologic Site Assessment


    Apparent Drawdown vs. Actual Drawdown


    Groundwater Monitoring Well Placement, Design, and Construction


    Well Capture Zone Calculation


    Hydrogeologic Cross-Section Construction


    Conceptual Site Model Development

    At the end of the class, participants will be able to:
    • Understand hydrogeologic principles as they apply to Hawaii's groundwater;
    • Complete groundwater surface elevation contour maps;
    • Calculate groundwater gradient, flow direction, velocity, and transmissivity based on subsurface data;
    • Create and interpret groundwater flownets;
    • Calculate monitoring well capture zones;
    • Interpret geologic boring logs and provide site-specific monitoring well construction designs and locations; and
    • Draw maps and hydrogeologic cross-sections illustrating subsurface conditions.
    Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of Hawaii's complex hydrogeology as it applies to groundwater assessment, resource management, and remediation.

    Education Level:
    Introductory to intermediate/refresher.


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

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

    Registration: $495 (save $100 per additional guest when registering a group - $395). You may register online or by calling us at (800)385-0783.

    Hotel Accommodations: Click here for a map of nearby hotels.


    About the Instructor: Paul Eyre has spent over thirty years working with groundwater, surface water, groundwater modeling, and water chemistry with the primary goals of finding, managing, and protecting  groundwater resources. While working with the U.S. Geological Survey Mr. Eyre directly measured infiltration rates and groundwater flow rates over large areas of Hawaii using natural tracers. These results provided independent confirmation for his and subsequent groundwater models of the Pearl Harbor and Honolulu areas. Through extensive pumping tests and analyses, water sampling, geologic mapping and water budget calculations for the American Samoa Power Authority he provided the Authority with the information needed for an island wide groundwater development plan as well as an understanding of the extent and cause of groundwater contamination. His study of groundwater and surface water interaction on Haleakala Volcano, Maui, established the extent to which the pumping of groundwater would effect surface water flow. As the Water System Engineer for the Navy Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor, Mr. Eyre optimized pumping schedules at the Navy's large capacity pumping stations in order to improve operational efficiency and to determine and mitigate the threat of saltwater intrusion. When the Red Hill fuel storage tanks leaked he was instrumental in designing the monitoring system, determining the threat to the Red Hill pumping station, and preparing the Contingency Plan should contamination reach certain trigger levels. He retired in 2015 and currently teaches hydrogeology with the National Environmental Management Academy.
    • November 04, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott, 14615 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007

    November 4, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day Course)
    Courtyard Marriott, Rainier Room
    14615 NE 29th Place,  Bellevue,  WA  98007 [directions]

    Overview: This short course provides an overview of the Six Scenarios Approach to understanding and predicting inorganic attenuation in soil and groundwater. This approach provides a quick and easy framework for improving the assessment and remediation of inorganic contaminated sites. The six scenarios approach is based on characterization of site conditions and understanding the idiosyncrasies of specific  inorganic contaminants.

    Course Topics:
    Overview of the Six Scenarios Approach

    Designating Plume Segments

    Determining Scenario Conditions


    Scenario Indicator Parameters:
    • Oxidation-Reduction Potential
    • Cation Exchange Capacity
    • Soil Iron Oxide Content
    Primary Modifying Factors:
    • pH
    • Total Dissolved Solids
    • Sulfur Species
    • Carbonate Alkalinity
    Secondary Modifying Factors:
    • Facilitated Transport
    • Source Type
    • Hydrogeology
    • Travel Time to Receptors
     
    Biogeochemical Gradients

    Six Scenario Behavior of
    :
    • Chromium (III)
    • Chromium (VI)
    • Cadmium
    • Copper
    • Lead
    • Nickel
    • Zinc
    • Arsenic
    • Selenium
    • Nitrate
    • Perchlorate
    Attenuation Conceptual Model Components:
    • Physical and Flux
    • Contaminant Behavior
    Data and Plume Analysis Tools

    Cost Considerations

    Source Control

    Enhanced Attenuation

    Intended Audience: This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of inorganic attenuation in soil and groundwater and how the Six Scenarios Approach can be used to improve the management and remediation of contaminated sites.

    Education Level:
    Intermediate and advanced topics covered.


    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

    Credit: 7.5 PDHs or 0.75 CEUs for completing 7.5 hours of instruction.

    Registration: $245 (Save $50 per person when registering a group of two or more: $195 per person). You may register online or by calling us at 800-385-0783.
     
    Hotel Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in site assessment, remediation, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and surface water quality.
    • November 17, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 18, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • City of Fort Collins, Environmental Services Department215 N Mason St, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

    November 17 - 18, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    City of Fort Collins, Environmental Services Department
    215 N Mason St, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524 [directions]

    Note:
    This is a private event for Fort Collins ESD staff and invited guests. Please contact us to request a training in your area.

    Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollution chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources, characteristics, transport and fate, monitoring, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP selection and performance, current research, and emerging technologies. Surface water and groundwater protection are also covered.

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

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

    Pollutant Chemistry
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, TDS, and SSC)
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)
      • Salts and Other Minerals
      • Nutrients
      • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
      • Oil and Grease
      • Antifreeze Glycols
      • Detergents, Soaps and Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides and Degradates
      • Pathogens

    Stormwater Management
      • Management Paradigms
      • Contaminants versus Pollutants
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Tests
      • Toxicity Variations
      • Construction Stormwater Issues
      • Stormwater Monitoring
      • High Risk Contaminants
      • Contaminant Relationships
      • Grab versus Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations
      • Pollutant Loads
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry

    Stormwater Treatment Processes
      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Precipitation
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Laminar Separation
      • Vortex Separation
      • Screening
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Temperature Reduction
      • Acid/Base Neutralization
      • Volatilization
      • Disinfection
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytodegradation
      • Soil Processes

    BMP Effectiveness
      • BMP Selection Criteria
      • Performance Assessment
      • International BMP Database
      • Concentration Reduction
      • Load Reduction
      • Efficiency Ratio
      • Summation of Loads
      • Effluent Probability Method
      • Online vs. Offline Facilities
      • Treatment Trains
      • Technology Evaluation Resources
      • Zero Valent Iron Pilot Studies
      • Biochar Pilot Studies
      • Engineered Hyporheic Zones

    Surface Water and Groundwater Protection


    Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater treatment and management. Scientists, engineers, enforcement and field staff, program managers, and stormwater policy makers will benefit from attending.

    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.

    Course Materials: Course slides, exercises, and reference material.

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

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater management; environmental chemistry; hydrogeology; site assessment; and remediation.
    • December 01, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 02, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Doubletree Mission Valley, Cortez Room 1515 Hotel Circle S., San Diego, California 92108

    December 1 - 2, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Doubletree Mission Valley, Cortez Room
    1515 Hotel Circle S., San Diego, CA 92108 [directions]


    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 monitoring and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources, characteristics, transport and fate, monitoring, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP selection and performance, current research, and emerging technologies. Surface water and groundwater protection are also covered.

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

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

    Pollutant Chemistry
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, TDS, and SSC)
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)
      • Salts and Other Minerals
      • Nutrients
      • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
      • Oil and Grease
      • Antifreeze Glycols
      • Detergents, Soaps and Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides and Degradates
      • Pathogens
    Stormwater Management
      • Management Paradigms
      • Contaminants versus Pollutants
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Tests
      • Toxicity Variations
      • Construction Stormwater Issues
      • Stormwater Monitoring
      • High Risk Contaminants
      • Contaminant Relationships
      • Grab versus Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations
      • Pollutant Loads
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry

    Stormwater Treatment Processes
      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Precipitation
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Laminar Separation
      • Vortex Separation
      • Screening
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Temperature Reduction
      • Acid/Base Neutralization
      • Volatilization
      • Disinfection
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytodegradation
      • Soil Processes

    BMP Effectiveness
      • BMP Selection Criteria
      • Performance Assessment
      • International BMP Database
      • Concentration Reduction
      • Load Reduction
      • Efficiency Ratio
      • Summation of Loads
      • Effluent Probability Method
      • Online vs. Offline Facilities
      • Treatment Trains
      • Technology Evaluation Resources
      • Zero Valent Iron Pilot Studies
      • Biochar Pilot Studies
      • Engineered Hyporheic Zones

    Surface Water and Groundwater Protection


    Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater treatment and management. Scientists, engineers, enforcement and field staff, program managers, and stormwater policy makers will benefit from attending.

    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.

    Course Materials: Course slides, exercises, and reference material.

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

    Registration: $495 ($395 government rate, $395 per additional person when registering a group). Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

    Accommodations: Doubletree Hotel (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater management; environmental chemistry; hydrogeology; site assessment; and remediation.
    • December 03, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 04, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott - Pasadena, 180 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, California91103

    December 3 - 4, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Courtyard Marriott - Pasadena Old Town, Del Mar Room
    180 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 [directions]


    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 monitoring and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources, characteristics, transport and fate, monitoring, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP selection and performance, current research, and emerging technologies. Surface water and groundwater protection are also covered.

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

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

    Pollutant Chemistry
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, TDS, and SSC)
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)
      • Salts and Other Minerals
      • Nutrients
      • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
      • Oil and Grease
      • Antifreeze Glycols
      • Detergents, Soaps and Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides and Degradates
      • Pathogens

    Stormwater Management
      • Management Paradigms
      • Contaminants versus Pollutants
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Tests
      • Toxicity Variations
      • Construction Stormwater Issues
      • Stormwater Monitoring
      • High Risk Contaminants
      • Contaminant Relationships
      • Grab versus Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations
      • Pollutant Loads
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry

    Stormwater Treatment Processes
      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Precipitation
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Laminar Separation
      • Vortex Separation
      • Screening
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Temperature Reduction
      • Acid/Base Neutralization
      • Volatilization
      • Disinfection
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytodegradation
      • Soil Processes

    BMP Effectiveness
      • BMP Selection Criteria
      • Performance Assessment
      • International BMP Database
      • Concentration Reduction
      • Load Reduction
      • Efficiency Ratio
      • Summation of Loads
      • Effluent Probability Method
      • Online vs. Offline Facilities
      • Treatment Trains
      • Technology Evaluation Resources
      • Zero Valent Iron Pilot Studies
      • Biochar Pilot Studies
      • Engineered Hyporheic Zones

    Surface Water and Groundwater Protection


    Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater treatment and management. Scientists, engineers, enforcement and field staff, program managers, and stormwater policy makers will benefit from attending.

    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.

    Course Materials: Course slides, exercises, and reference material.

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

    Registration: $495 ($395 government rate, $395 per additional person when registering a group). Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

    Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott - Pasadena (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater management; environmental chemistry; hydrogeology; site assessment; and remediation.
    • January 20, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 21, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
    January 20 - 21, 2016, 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

    • Henry's Law Partitioning
     

    Vapor Transport (cont.)

    • 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 over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in site assessment, remediation, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and surface water quality.
    • February 23, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 24, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room, Sacramento, CA 95814
    February 23 - 24, 2016, 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

    • Henry's Law Partitioning
     

    Vapor Transport (cont.)

    • 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 over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in site assessment, remediation, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and surface water quality.
    • February 25, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 26, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, CA, 94612
    February 25 - 26, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, California 94612


    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 over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in site assessment, remediation, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and surface water quality.
    • October 24, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 25, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

    October 24 - 25, 2017, 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 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.

    Prerequisites: 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 over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater management; environmental chemistry; hydrogeology; site assessment; and remediation.
    • December 07, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 08, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 320 W. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    December 7 - 8, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    320 W. 4th Street, Suite 200
    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 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 over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater management; environmental chemistry; hydrogeology; site assessment; and remediation.

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