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Upcoming Events

    • August 22, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • August 23, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • City of Los Angeles - Watershed Protection Division, 1149 South Broadway, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015


    August 22 - 23, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

    City of Los Angeles - Watershed Protection Division
    1149 South Broadway, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015


    Note: This class is open to City of Los Angeles employees only. Please register internally with the Watershed Protection Division.

    Overview: This practical and engaging course provides a comprehensive overview of common surface water and stormwater pollutant sources and characteristics, contaminant behavior, treatment processes, current research, and emerging treatment technologies. Course sections are applicable to professionals working in surface water and stormwater quality management. The topics provide essential information for understanding and managing water pollutants for environmental protection and permit compliance.


    Course Topics

    Surface Water & Stormwater Chemistry
      • Pollutant Types & Sources
      • Pollutant Transport & Fate
      • Atmospheric Deposition

      • Contaminant Partitioning
      • Organic Pollutant Properties
      • Metal Pollutant Properties
      • Cation Exchange
      • Complexation & Speciation
      • Ion Precipitation
      • Particle Settling
      • Water Quality Monitoring

      • Redox Potential
      • Acidity (pH)
      • Alkalinity
      • Hardness
      • Conductivity

      • Grab versus Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations (EMCs)
      • Pollutant Loading
      • Chemo/Pollutographs
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)

    Pollutant Properties
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, and SSC)

      • Total Dissolved Solids
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)

      • Road Salts

      • Nitrogen
      • Phosphorus

    Pollutant Properties (cont.)

      • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
      • Petroleum Products
      • Antifreeze Glycols

      • Detergents, Soaps & Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants

      • PBDEs
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides & Degradates
      • Pathogens

    Treatment Processes

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

      • Soil Reactions

      • Zero Valent Iron (ZVI)

      • Activated Carbon & Biochar

      • Hyporheic Flow

      • Engineered Streambeds
      • Permeable Reactive Weirs

    Groundwater Protection


    Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of surface water and stormwater pollutants, and their associated behavior and treatment. Scientists, engineers, enforcement staff, program managers, permit writers, and field staff will benefit from attending.


    Education Level: Introductory 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: Please register internally with the Los Angeles Watershed Protection Division.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

    • August 29, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108


    August 29, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)
    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101

    San Luis Obispo, California 93401


    Note: This is a private class open only to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. Unfortunately, the training is NOT open to other federal, state, or local government agencies (regardless of working/partnership status with the Water Board); and it is not open to consultants or the general public.


    We would be happy to schedule a similar training in your area, please let us know via email or call us at (800) 385-0783 to explore training options.


    Overview: This refresher course provides a practical review of key environmental chemistry principles essential for understanding and predicting contaminant behavior in soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater. The material is intended for environmental professionals seeking a quick review of chemistry principles.
     
    Course Topics: 
    Physical and Chemical Properties of Contaminants (S, Kd, Koc, Kow, Kh, Tb, Tm)

    Environmental Applications of the Periodic Chart

    Oxidizers, Reducers, and Oxidation States

    Mass-Based and Molar-Based Concentrations

    Covalent versus Ionic Bonding

    Empirical, Chemical, and Structural Formulas

    Lewis Dot Notation

    Predicting Molecular Geometry

    Solubility Rules, Precipitation, and Sedimentation
    Chemical Reactions, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics

    Stoichiometry

    Chemical Equilibrium and Limiting Reactants

    Redox Potential and pH

    Microbes and Terminal Electron Acceptors

    Polyatomic Oxoanions (nitrate, phosphate, perchlorate, etc.)

    Organic Molecules and IUPAC Nomenclature

    Common Soil and Water Quality Monitoring Parameters

    Predicting Contaminant Behavior


    Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of environmental chemistry. The course will be especially helpful for those who have not had a chemistry refresher course in the last ten years.


    Education Level: Introductory/refresher to intermediate.

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


    Registration: Please register via the Water Board Training Academy system. This training is only available to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. 

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

    • September 12, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • California State Water Resources Control Board, Second Floor, Klamath Room, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812


    September 12, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)

    California State Water Resources Control Board

    Second Floor, Klamath Room
    1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812


    Note: This is a private class open only to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. Unfortunately, the training is NOT open to other federal, state, or local government agencies (regardless of working/partnership status with the Water Board); and it is not open to consultants or the general public.


    We would be happy to schedule a similar training in your area, please let us know via email or call us at (800) 385-0783 to explore training options.


    Overview: This workshop provides participants with the science and best practices for remediating contaminated sites with monitored natural attenuation. The topics covered also provide a foundation for understanding other remediation strategies. The course format includes both lectures and hands-on case study exercises to reinforce key concepts.


    Course Topics:
    Overview of Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA)
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of MNA
    • State and Federal Policies
    • Using MNA with Other Remediation Strategies
    • Source Control and Decay
    • Forensics and Tracers
    • Institutional Controls
    • Risk Management
    Natural Attenuation Processes
    • Lines of Evidence for Natural Attenuation
    • Dispersion
    • Sorption
    • Dilution
    • Volatilization
    • Biodegradation
    • Abiotic Chemical Reactions
    • Biodegradation
    • Microbe Categories
    • Geochemistry
    • Electron Acceptor Pools
    • Redox Zones
    • Monitoring Parameters
    • Microbial Analysis
    MNA of Petroleum and Fuel Additives
    • Determining Site Specific Biodegradation Capacity
    • Plume Behavior
    • Degradation Processes
    • Degradation Rates
    • Daughter Products
    • Geochemical Indicators
    MNA of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
    • Chlorinated Plume Types
    • Degradation Processes
    • EPA's Biodegradability Score Sheet
    • Mixed Plume Behavior
    • Daughter Products
    • Geochemical Indicators
    Site Hydrogeology and MNA Efficiency
    • Factors Controlling Plume Size and Persistence
    • Modeling Software
    • Conceptual Site Models
    • Data Quality Control
    MNA Case Studies

    Interactive Exercises

    Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of the science and application of monitored natural attenuation as a remediation strategy for petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbons. 

    Education Level:
    Introductory/refresher to intermediate.

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


    Registration: Please register via the Water Board Training Academy system. This training is only available to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. 


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.
    • September 13, 2017
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • September 14, 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • California State Water Resources Control Board, Second Floor, Klamath Room, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812
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    September 13 - 14, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

    California State Water Resources Control Board

    Second Floor, Klamath Room
    1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812


    Note: This is a private class open only to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. Unfortunately, the training is NOT open to other federal, state, or local government agencies (regardless of working/partnership status with the Water Board); and it is not open to consultants or the general public.


    We would be happy to schedule a similar training in your area, please let us know via email or call us at (800) 385-0783 to explore training options.


    Overview:  This course provides participants with an improved understanding of soil and groundwater remediation technologies and their applications to site restoration. The technologies covered focus on both organic and inorganic contaminants. Participants will learn effective soil and groundwater remediation strategies, and the strengths and weaknesses of various technologies.

    Course Topics:

    Principles of Site Remediation


    Contaminant Processes

    • Partitioning
    • Solute Transport
    • Physiochemical Processes
    • Biological Processes

    Physical Treatment Technologies

    • Free Product Recovery
    • Pump and Treat
    • Soil Vapor Extraction
    • Air Sparging
    • Groundwater Circulation Wells
    • Multiphase Extraction
    • Induced Fracturing
    • Soil Heating
    • Isolation and Confinement
    • Mechanical Separation

    Chemical Treatment Technologies

    • Precipitation
    • Chemical Oxidation and Reduction
    • Stabilization and Solidification
    • Adsorption and Ion Exchange
    • Electrochemical Processes
    • Chemical Leaching and Solvent Extraction
    Soil Flushing and Washing
     

    Redox and Precipitation Technologies

    • Redox Reaction Approaches
    • Precipitation Approaches
    • Redox and Precipitation in Natural Systems

    Permeable Reactive Barriers

     

    Bioremediation

    • Biosparging
    • Bioventing
    • Biostimulation
    • Bioaugmentation
    • Biological Fixation
    • Bioreactors
    • Enzyme Catalyzed Treatment
    • Monitored Natural Attenuation

    Mycoremediation

    • Saprotrophic Fungi Processes
    • Mycorrhizal Fungi Processes

    Phytoremediation

    • Phytoremediation Processes
    • Inorganic Contaminants
    • Organic Contaminants

    Metal-Specific Remediation Technologies


    Intended Audience:  This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of soil and groundwater remediation principles and technologies applicable to inorganic and organic contaminants.

    Education Level: Fundamental and intermediate topics will be covered.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

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

    Registration: $495 ($395 government rate and group rate when registering two or more people from the same firm or agency). You may register online or by calling us at 800-385-0783. Registration closes at 5 P.M. on Friday November 4, 2016.
     
    Hotel Accommodations: Days Inn Penn State (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

    Parking: Free on site.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

    • October 10, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • August Mack Environmental, Inc., 1302 North Meridian Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

    October 10, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day Course)
    August Mack Environmental - Main Conference Room
    1302 North Meridian Street, Suite 300
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
     [directions]

    Course Description: This course provides an overview of recent science and technology advancements for managing chlorinated hydrocarbon sites. Participants will gain an improved understanding of chlorinated plume and DNAPL behavior, high resolution site characterization approaches, new conceptual site modeling, and recent revelations about the performance of dechlorinating microbes.

    Course Topics:

    Matrix Storage and Back Diffusion of Chlorinated Solvents


    DNAPL Mobility, Recovery, Specific Retention, and Csat


    Geochemistry and Plume Behavior


    Dehalococcoides McCartyi and the Corrinoid Cofactor


    Acetogens, Fermenters, and Methanogens: Key Roles for Dechlorination

     

    Dechlorination with Naturally Occurring Iron



    High Resolution Site Characterization

    DNAPL Delineation Technologies

    Environmental Molecular Diagnostic Tools

    14 Compartment Conceptual Site Model

    Note: This training is followed by REM-402A: Remediation Principles and Technologies for Chlorinated Solvents course on October 11, 2017, which is recommended for all participants seeking an improved understanding of chlorinated hydrocarbon remediation.

    Intended Audience: This course is intended for site managers, regulators, scientists, and engineers seeking an improved understanding of chlorinated hydrocarbon science and technologies as they apply to site characterization and cleanup.

    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: $295 (Save $50 per person when registering a group of two or more: $245 group rate); $475 for both classes (HYD-406 & REM-402A). You may register online or by calling us at 800-385-0783.
     

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


    Parking: Free on site.


    Mass Transit: Click here for mass transit options.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-three years of professional experience with soil and groundwater quality investigations and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water, soil, and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, hydrogeology, natural attenuation, and remediation.
    • October 11, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Mack Environmental, Inc., 1302 North Meridian Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202


    October 11, 2017, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)
    August Mack Environmental - Main Conference Room

    1302 North Meridian Street, Suite 300
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
     [directions]


    Overview:  This course provides participants with an improved understanding of soil and groundwater remediation technologies and their applications to site restoration. The technologies covered focus on both organic and inorganic contaminants. Participants will learn effective soil and groundwater remediation strategies, and the strengths and weaknesses of various technologies.

    Course Topics:

    Remediation Principles


    Contaminant Processes

    • Partitioning
    • Solute Transport
    • Physiochemical Processes
    • Biological Processes

    Physical Treatment Technologies

    • Free Product Recovery
    • Pump and Treat
    • Soil Vapor Extraction
    • Air Sparging
    • Groundwater Circulation Wells
    • Multiphase Extraction
    • Induced Fracturing
    • Soil Heating
    • Isolation and Confinement
     

    Chemical Treatment Technologies

    • Chemical Oxidation and Reduction
    • Electrochemical Processes
    • Chemical Leaching and Solvent Extraction
    • Soil Flushing and Washing
    • Permeable Reactive Barriers

    Bioremediation

    • Biosparging
    • Bioventing
    • Biostimulation
    • Bioaugmentation
    • Enzyme Catalyzed Treatment
    • Monitored Natural Attenuation



    Intended Audience:  This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of soil and groundwater remediation principles and technologies applicable to inorganic and organic contaminants.

    Prerequisites: This training is preceded by HYD-406: Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Site Management Science and Technology Update, on October 10, 2017, which is recommended for all participants seeking an improved understanding of chlorinated hydrocarbons.

    Education Level: Intermediate and advanced topics will be covered.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

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

    Registration: $295 (Save $50 per person when registering a group of two or more: $245 group rate, and government rate); $475 for both classes (HYD-406 & REM-402A). You may register online or by calling us at 800-385-0783.
     

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


    Parking: Free on site.


    Mass Transit: Click here for mass transit options.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-three years of professional experience with soil and groundwater  quality investigations and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water, soil, and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, hydrogeology, natural attenuation, and remediation.

    • October 12, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • MSECA Annual Meeting - Indianapolis Indiana


    October 12, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)
    Midwestern States Association of Environmental Consultants (MSECA) Annual Meeting
    Indianapolis, Indiana



    Course Description: This course provides participants with the latest science and technology necessary to effectively assess, manage, and remediate sites contaminated with metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The course begins with an overview of metal and VOC partitioning and transport, followed by an update on high-resolution site characterization technologies and approaches. The training concludes with an overview of metal and VOC attenuation in soil and groundwater emphasizing the latest science and models.

    Course Topics:

    Principles of Metal and VOC Partitioning


    Metal and VOC Transport In Soil and Groundwater

    High-Resolution Site Characterization


    Biogeochemical Gradients and Plume Segments

    Attenuation Indicator Parameters:

    • Oxidation-Reduction Potential
    • Hydrogen
    • Methane
    • Nitrate
    • Microbial species
    • Cation Exchange Capacity
    • Soil Iron Oxide Content
    Primary Modifying Factors:
    • pH
    • Total Dissolved Solids
    • Sulfur Species
    • Carbonate Alkalinity
    • Biochemical Oxygen Demand
      Secondary Modifying Factors:
    • Aluminum, Iron, and Organic Matter Facilitated Transport
    • Source Type
    • Hydrogeology
    • Travel Time to Receptors

    Six Scenario Behavior of:

    • Arsenic
    • Cadmium
    • Chromium (III)
    • Chromium (VI)
    • Copper
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Nickel
    • Selenium
    • Zinc
    • Nitrate
    • Perchlorate
    Dehalococcoides and the Corrinoid Cofactor

    Consortia Approach to Enhanced In Situ Biodegratation of Chlorinated Solvents

    Education Level: Intermediate to advanced.

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


    Registration: Please register via the MSECA website here.

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


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty-three years of professional experience with soil and groundwater quality investigations and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water, soil, and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, hydrogeology, natural attenuation, and remediation.
    • October 17, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108


    October 17, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)
    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100

    San Diego, California 92108


    Note: This is a private class open only to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. Unfortunately, the training is NOT open to other federal, state, or local government agencies (regardless of working/partnership status with the Water Board); and it is not open to consultants or the general public.


    We would be happy to schedule a similar training in your area, please let us know via email or call us at (800) 385-0783 to explore training options.


    Overview: This refresher course provides a practical review of key environmental chemistry principles essential for understanding and predicting contaminant behavior in soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater. The material is intended for environmental professionals seeking a quick review of chemistry principles.
     
    Course Topics: 
    Physical and Chemical Properties of Contaminants (S, Kd, Koc, Kow, Kh, Tb, Tm)

    Environmental Applications of the Periodic Chart

    Oxidizers, Reducers, and Oxidation States

    Mass-Based and Molar-Based Concentrations

    Covalent versus Ionic Bonding

    Empirical, Chemical, and Structural Formulas

    Lewis Dot Notation

    Predicting Molecular Geometry

    Solubility Rules, Precipitation, and Sedimentation
    Chemical Reactions, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics

    Stoichiometry

    Chemical Equilibrium and Limiting Reactants

    Redox Potential and pH

    Microbes and Terminal Electron Acceptors

    Polyatomic Oxoanions (nitrate, phosphate, perchlorate, etc.)

    Organic Molecules and IUPAC Nomenclature

    Common Soil and Water Quality Monitoring Parameters

    Predicting Contaminant Behavior


    Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of environmental chemistry. The course will be especially helpful for those who have not had a chemistry refresher course in the last ten years.


    Education Level: Introductory/refresher to intermediate.

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


    Registration: Please register via the Water Board Training Academy system. This training is only available to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. 

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

    • November 28, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • California State Water Resources Control Board, 320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, California 90013


    November 28, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)

    California State Water Resources Control Board
    320 West Fourth Street
    Los Angeles, California 90013


    Note: This is a private class open only to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. Unfortunately, the training is NOT open to other federal, state, or local government agencies (regardless of working/partnership status with the Water Board); and it is not open to consultants or the general public.


    We would be happy to schedule a similar training in your area, please let us know via email or call us at (800) 385-0783 to explore training options.


    Overview: This workshop provides participants with the science and best practices for remediating contaminated sites with monitored natural attenuation. The topics covered also provide a foundation for understanding other remediation strategies. The course format includes both lectures and hands-on case study exercises to reinforce key concepts.


    Course Topics:
    Overview of Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA)
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of MNA
    • State and Federal Policies
    • Using MNA with Other Remediation Strategies
    • Source Control and Decay
    • Forensics and Tracers
    • Institutional Controls
    • Risk Management
    Natural Attenuation Processes
    • Lines of Evidence for Natural Attenuation
    • Dispersion
    • Sorption
    • Dilution
    • Volatilization
    • Biodegradation
    • Abiotic Chemical Reactions
    • Biodegradation
    • Microbe Categories
    • Geochemistry
    • Electron Acceptor Pools
    • Redox Zones
    • Monitoring Parameters
    • Microbial Analysis
    MNA of Petroleum and Fuel Additives
    • Determining Site Specific Biodegradation Capacity
    • Plume Behavior
    • Degradation Processes
    • Degradation Rates
    • Daughter Products
    • Geochemical Indicators
    MNA of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
    • Chlorinated Plume Types
    • Degradation Processes
    • EPA's Biodegradability Score Sheet
    • Mixed Plume Behavior
    • Daughter Products
    • Geochemical Indicators
    Site Hydrogeology and MNA Efficiency
    • Factors Controlling Plume Size and Persistence
    • Modeling Software
    • Conceptual Site Models
    • Data Quality Control
    MNA Case Studies

    Interactive Exercises

    Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of the science and application of monitored natural attenuation as a remediation strategy for petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbons. 

    Education Level:
    Introductory/refresher to intermediate.

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


    Registration: Please register via the Water Board Training Academy system. This training is only available to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. 


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.
    • November 29, 2017
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • November 30, 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • California State Water Resources Control Board, 320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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    November 29 - 30, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

    California State Water Resources Control Board
    320 West Fourth Street
    Los Angeles, California 90013


    Note: This is a private class open only to California State Water Resources Control Board staff. Unfortunately, the training is NOT open to other federal, state, or local government agencies (regardless of working/partnership status with the Water Board); and it is not open to consultants or the general public.


    We would be happy to schedule a similar training in your area, please let us know via email or call us at (800) 385-0783 to explore training options.


    Overview:  This course provides participants with an improved understanding of soil and groundwater remediation technologies and their applications to site restoration. The technologies covered focus on both organic and inorganic contaminants. Participants will learn effective soil and groundwater remediation strategies, and the strengths and weaknesses of various technologies.

    Course Topics:

    Principles of Site Remediation


    Contaminant Processes

    • Partitioning
    • Solute Transport
    • Physiochemical Processes
    • Biological Processes

    Physical Treatment Technologies

    • Free Product Recovery
    • Pump and Treat
    • Soil Vapor Extraction
    • Air Sparging
    • Groundwater Circulation Wells
    • Multiphase Extraction
    • Induced Fracturing
    • Soil Heating
    • Isolation and Confinement
    • Mechanical Separation

    Chemical Treatment Technologies

    • Precipitation
    • Chemical Oxidation and Reduction
    • Stabilization and Solidification
    • Adsorption and Ion Exchange
    • Electrochemical Processes
    • Chemical Leaching and Solvent Extraction
    Soil Flushing and Washing
     

    Redox and Precipitation Technologies

    • Redox Reaction Approaches
    • Precipitation Approaches
    • Redox and Precipitation in Natural Systems

    Permeable Reactive Barriers

     

    Bioremediation

    • Biosparging
    • Bioventing
    • Biostimulation
    • Bioaugmentation
    • Biological Fixation
    • Bioreactors
    • Enzyme Catalyzed Treatment
    • Monitored Natural Attenuation

    Mycoremediation

    • Saprotrophic Fungi Processes
    • Mycorrhizal Fungi Processes

    Phytoremediation

    • Phytoremediation Processes
    • Inorganic Contaminants
    • Organic Contaminants

    Metal-Specific Remediation Technologies


    Intended Audience:  This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of soil and groundwater remediation principles and technologies applicable to inorganic and organic contaminants.

    Education Level: Fundamental and intermediate topics will be covered.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

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

    Registration: $495 ($395 government rate and group rate when registering two or more people from the same firm or agency). You may register online or by calling us at 800-385-0783. Registration closes at 5 P.M. on Friday November 4, 2016.
     
    Hotel Accommodations: Days Inn Penn State (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

    Parking: Free on site.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

Past Events

August 07, 2017 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - California Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Sacramento, CA
June 22, 2017 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Austin, TX
June 20, 2017 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Austin, TX
June 07, 2017 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Helena, MT
June 06, 2017 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Helena, MT
April 25, 2017 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Bellevue, WA
April 19, 2017 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Management and Treatment - Bellevue, WA
April 18, 2017 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Bellevue, WA
March 01, 2017 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - California Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Sacramento, CA
February 23, 2017 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - California Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Los Angeles, CA
February 01, 2017 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - California State Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Sacramento, CA
January 31, 2017 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - California Water Resources Control Board Staff Only, Sacramento, CA
January 25, 2017 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Denver, CO
January 24, 2017 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Short Course: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, Centennial, CO
December 08, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A Focus On Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - California State Water Resources Control Board, Los Angeles, CA
November 09, 2016 Remediation Principles and Technologies for Soil and Groundwater Training Course - State College, PA
November 02, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Union Gap, WA
November 01, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Union Gap, WA
October 20, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Cal EPA Water Resources Control Board, San Diego, CA
October 11, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A Focus On Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - California State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, CA
October 06, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Cal EPA Water Resources Control Board HQ, Sacramento, CA
September 29, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - San Diego, CA
September 27, 2016 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - California State Water Resources Control Board, San Diego, CA
September 13, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Spokane, WA
September 12, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Spokane, WA
August 30, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Cal EPA Water Resources Control Board HQ, Sacramento, CA
August 09, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A Focus On Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - California State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, CA
June 29, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Spokane, WA
June 28, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Spokane, WA
June 15, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Kirkland, WA
June 09, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Sacramento, CA
May 18, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Anchorage, AK
May 10, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Sacramento, CA
May 04, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications - Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, Denver, CO
May 03, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Denver, CO
April 05, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Oakland, CA
March 24, 2016 Roadway Runoff Pollutants, BMP Selection, and Performance Training Course - Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RI DOT) - Providence, RI
March 17, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater Course: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Attenuation (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality, Richmond, VA
March 09, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Bellevue, WA
March 08, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Bellevue, WA
February 25, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater Course: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Attenuation (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Austin, TX
February 23, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Austin, TX
January 27, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Bellevue, WA
December 03, 2015 Stormwater Treatment Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness - Pasadena, CA
November 17, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Fort Collins, CO
November 04, 2015 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Attenuation (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Bellevue, WA
October 22, 2015 Principles of Hawaii Hydrogeology, and Contaminant Transport and Fate in Fractured Basalt with Red Hill Case Study - Honolulu, HI
October 21, 2015 Petroleum Transport and Fate in Fractured Basalt: Applications to the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility Training Session - NAVFAC, Honolulu, HI
October 14, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals - California Dept. of Toxics Substance Control, Sacramento, CA
October 05, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Philadelphia, PA
October 01, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Baltimore, MD
September 23, 2015 2015 Science and Technology Update for Managers of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Sites: The Latest Research on Assessment, Attenuation, and Remediation - Bellevue, WA
September 15, 2015 Introduction to ArcGIS 10 for Environmental Professionals: Principles of GIS Mapping and Data Analysis - Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
June 08, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Philadelphia, PA
June 04, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Harrisburg, PA
June 02, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Harrisburg, PA
May 14, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Sacramento, CA
April 28, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications - Denver, CO
April 15, 2015 HDOH Internal Red Hill Petroleum Spill Training Session (Private) - Honolulu, HI
April 13, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Honolulu, HI
March 25, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Olympia, WA
March 24, 2015 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Olympia, WA
March 19, 2015 Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation - Merrillville, IN
March 17, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Lansing, MI
February 26, 2015 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Training: Focus on Chlorinated Solvent and Petroleum Remediation with MNA - Bellevue, WA
February 18, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Oakland, CA
February 17, 2015 Private Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Short Course - SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, Oakland, CA
January 22, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Honolulu, HI
January 15, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Bellevue, WA
January 14, 2015 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Bellevue, WA
December 09, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Providence, RI
December 04, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Philadelphia, PA
December 02, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Alexandria, VA
October 28, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Bellevue, WA
September 09, 2014 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Training: Focus on Petroleum and Solvent Cleanup with MNA
June 03, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - CalEPA Office, Riverside, CA
May 14, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Cal EPA Office, Sacramento, CA
April 15, 2014 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater: A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals - Cal EPA, Sacramento, CA
March 26, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Missouri DNR Office, Jefferson, MO
March 12, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry Principles for Local Source Control Specialists - Tacoma, WA
February 25, 2014 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals
February 19, 2014 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals
January 28, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Denver, Colorado, January 28 - 29, 2014
January 15, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Austin, Texas, January 15 - 16, 2014
December 04, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 22 - 23, 2015
November 06, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Portland, Oregon, November 6 - 7, 2013
October 30, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Indianapolis, IN
October 28, 2013 Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation, MSECA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
October 09, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Anchorage, Alaska, October 9 - 10, 2013
September 24, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Austin, Texas, September 24 - 25, 2013
September 19, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Richmond, Virginia, September 19 - 20, 2013
August 27, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Franklin, TN
June 13, 2013 Petroleum Hydrocarbon Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation, June MSECA Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
June 11, 2013 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management (IDEM), Indianapolis, IN
March 19, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry Principles and Applications Workshop, Sacramento, CA
March 18, 2013 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Sacramento, CA
February 27, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry Principles and Applications Workshop, Seattle, WA, Feb. 27 - 28, 2013
February 04, 2013 Contaminated Site Management Training Series in Indianapolis, IN
October 04, 2012 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Training: Focus on Petroleum and Solvent Cleanup with MNA, Sacramento, CA, October 4 - 5, 2012
October 02, 2012 Transport and Fate of Contaminants in Soil and Groundwater Training in Sacramento, CA, October 2 - 3, 2012
October 01, 2012 Contaminant Chemistry, Transport, Fate, and MNA Training Series in Sacramento, CA, October 1 - 5, 2012
October 01, 2012 Environmental Chemistry Refresher for Contaminated Site Managers Training in Sacramento, CA, October 1, 2012
September 18, 2012 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Anchorage, AK, September 18 - 20, 2012
August 07, 2012 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Honolulu, HI, August 7 - 9, 2012
April 19, 2012 Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Training, Sacramento, CA, April 19 - 20, 2012
March 27, 2012 Intro to ArcGIS 10 for Environmental Data Mapping and Analysis, Olympia, WA, March 27 - 29, 2012
March 15, 2012 Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Training, Seattle, WA, March 15 - 16, 2012
March 14, 2012 Incident Command System (ICS) Supervisor Training and Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Training Series, Seattle, WA, March 14 - 16, 2012
February 27, 2012 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Seattle, WA, February 27 - 29, 2012
December 08, 2011 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Course in Portland, Oregon, December 8 - 9, 2011
December 06, 2011 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater in Portland, Oregon, December 6 - 7, 2011
December 05, 2011 Contaminated Site Management Series in Portland, OR, Dec. 5 - 9, 2011
December 05, 2011 Environmental Chemistry Refresher for Contaminated Site Managers Course in Portland, Oregon, Dec. 5, 2011
November 14, 2011 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Sacramento, California, Nov. 14 - 16, 2011
November 14, 2011 Contaminated Site Management Series in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Nov. 14 - 18, 2011
October 17, 2011 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 17, 2011
September 28, 2011 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Seattle, WA, Sept. 28 - 30, 2011
September 26, 2011 Contaminated Site Management Series in Jackson, MS, Sept. 26 - 30, 2011
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