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<ul><li><p>1</p><p>1</p><p>Site Investigation and Remediation for Munitions Response Projects</p><p>Welcome Thanks for joining us.ITRCs Internet-based Training Program</p><p>This training is co-sponsored by the EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation</p><p>The Department of Defense (DoD) is currently working on an inventory of former ranges with potential for munitions contamination. There are an estimated 2,000 munitions-contaminated sites located in all 50 states and territories that may affect more than 10 million acres. State and tribal regulatory officials and community stakeholders are routinely required to evaluate DoD cleanup strategies with little, if any, environmentally oriented munitions response experience or guidance. State regulators are increasingly being charged with oversight responsibility for munitions response cleanup projects on other than operational ranges, such as formerly used defense sites (FUDS) and base realignment and closure (BRAC) sites. In addition, DoD project managers and industry will benefit from a greater understanding of state regulator expectations.ITRC's Unexploded Ordnance Team has developed this Internet-based training on the site investigation and site remediation process for munitions response sites on other than operational ranges. This training provides an introduction and overview of the processes, tools, and techniques used in investigation and remediation. These concepts are illustrated using an example munitions response site. During the course of the training, major steps in each process are identified and key regulatory considerations discussed. This training also identifies additional sources for more detailed information on key aspects of investigation and remediation. State regulators and others who need to understand the general processes involved in these critical aspects of the munitions response process will benefit from this training.Related ITRC trainings include Munitions Response Historical Records Review and Geophysical Prove-Outs for Munitions Response Projects. ITRC (Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council) www.itrcweb.orgTraining Co-Sponsored by: EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and TechnologyInnovation ( Course Moderator: Mary Yelken (</p></li><li><p>2</p><p>2 ITRC ( Shaping the Future of Regulatory Acceptance</p><p>Network State regulators Federal government Industry Consultants Academia Community stakeholders</p><p>Documents Technical and regulatory </p><p>guidance documents Technology overviews Case studies</p><p>Training Internet-based Classroom</p><p>ITRC State Members</p><p>FederalPartners</p><p>Host Organization</p><p>DOE DOD EPA</p><p>ITRC Member State</p><p>The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is a state-led coalition of regulators, industry experts, citizen stakeholders, academia and federal partners that work to achieve regulatory acceptance of environmental technologies and innovative approaches. ITRC consists of over 45 states (and the District of Columbia) that work to break down barriers and reduce compliance costs, making it easier to use new technologies and helping states maximize resources. ITRC brings together a diverse mix of environmental experts and stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to broaden and deepen technical knowledge and advance the regulatory acceptance of environmental technologies. Together, were building the environmental communitys ability to expedite quality decision making while protecting human health and the environment. With our network approaching 7,500 people from all aspects of the environmental community, ITRC is a unique catalyst for dialogue between regulators and the regulated community.</p><p>For a state to be a member of ITRC their environmental agency must designate a State Point of Contact. To find out who your State POC is check out the contacts section at Also, click on membership to learn how you can become a member of an ITRC Technical Team.</p></li><li><p>3</p><p>3</p><p>ITRC Disclaimer and Copyright</p><p>Although the information in this ITRC training is believed to be reliable and accurate, the training and all material set forth within are provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of the accuracy, currency, or completeness of information contained in the training or the suitability of the information contained in the training for any particular purpose. ITRC recommends consulting applicable standards, laws, regulations, suppliers of materials, and material safety data sheets for information concerning safety and health risks and precautions and compliance with then-applicable laws and regulations. ECOS, ERIS, and ITRC shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of the use of any information, apparatus, method, or process discussed in ITRC training, including claims for damages arising out of any conflict between this the training and any laws, regulations, and/or ordinances. ECOS, ERIS, and ITRC do not endorse or recommend the use of, nor do they attempt to determine the merits of, any specific technology or technology provider through ITRC training or publication of guidancedocuments or any other ITRC document.</p><p>Copyright 2007 Interstate Technology &amp; Regulatory Council, 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 445, Washington, DC 20001</p><p>Heres the lawyers fine print. Ill let you read it yourself, but what it says briefly is:We try to be as accurate and reliable as possible, but we do not warrantee this material.How you use it is your responsibility, not ours.We recommend you check with the local and state laws and experts. Although we discuss various technologies, processes, and vendors products, we are not endorsing any of them.Finally, if you want to use ITRC information, you should ask our permission.</p></li><li><p>4</p><p>4</p><p>ITRC Course Topics Planned for 2007</p><p>Decontamination and Decommissioning of Rads SitesPerchlorate Remediation TechnologiesPerformance-based Environmental ManagementProtocol for Use of Five Passive SamplersQuality Oversight for Munitions Response ProjectsSurvey of Munitions Response TechnologiesVapor Intrusion Pathway: A Practical GuideMore in development</p><p>Characterization, Design, Construction, and Monitoring of Bioreactor LandfillsDirect Push Well Technology for Long-term MonitoringEvaluate, Optimize, or End Post-Closure Care at MSW LandfillsPerchlorate: Overview of Issues, Status and Remedial OptionsPlanning &amp; Promoting Ecological Re-use of Remediated SitesReal-Time Measurement of Radionuclides in SoilRemediation Process Optimization Advanced TrainingRisk Assessment and Risk ManagementSite Investigation and Remediation for Munitions Response Projects</p><p>New in 2007Popular courses from 2006</p><p>Training dates/details at</p><p>Training archives at</p><p>More details and schedules are available from under Internet-based Training.</p></li><li><p>5</p><p>5 Site Investigation and Remediation for Munitions Response Projects</p><p>Presentation Overview Site investigation Questions and answers Feasibility study overview Site remediation Links to additional resources Your feedback Questions and answers</p><p>Logistical Reminders Phone line audience</p><p>Keep phone on mute*6 to mute, *7 to un-mute to ask question during designated periodsDo NOT put call on hold</p><p> Simulcast audienceUse at the top of each slide to submit questions</p><p> Course time = 2 hours</p><p>No associated notes.</p></li><li><p>6</p><p>6</p><p>Meet the ITRC Instructors</p><p>Ken VoglerColorado Dept. of Public </p><p>Health and Environment</p><p>Denver, </p><p>Andy SchwartzU.S. Army Engineering</p><p>and Support CenterHuntsville, Alabama256-895-1644Andrew.B.Schwartz@hnd</p><p> </p><p>Doug MaddoxEPAWashington, DC703-603-0087 </p><p>Jim PastorickUXO Pro, Inc.Alexandria,</p><p>Ken Vogler has been with the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division since 2002. Prior to that he worked in hydrology and environmental consulting for 20 years both in the United States and overseas. He currently provides regulatory oversight on a munitions response site at the former Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Colorado. Mr. Vogler has a B.S. degree from Colorado State University and an M.S. degree from the University of Arizona. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Oklahoma.Andrew Schwartz is a senior geophysicist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a member of the Ordnance and Explosives Team at the U.S. Army Engineering &amp; Support Center, Huntsville. He develops guidance documents and training materials on the topics of applied geophysics and quality control/quality assurance for geophysics operations. He teaches geophysics to geotechnical personnel within the Corps, and provides technical reviews and oversight of munitions response contracts. He also supports the MEC research and development community, working with researchers and software developers to design, test and evaluate geophysical detectors, data processing systems and anomaly discrimination algorithms. Before joining the Huntsville Center in 2002, Mr. Schwartz was a principle geophysicist with Parsons Infrastructure and Technology, where he managed their corporate geophysics program and oversaw field operations for munitions response actions and HTRW remedial investigations. Mr Schwartz has 17 years experience in exploration, environmental and engineering geophysics, and holds a degree in Physics from Dalhousie University.Doug Maddox is the EPA Headquarters Program Manager for munitions cleanup and has worked for EPA for 7 years, and a total of 15 years with the Federal government at EPA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Energy. Mr. Maddox has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering; he is a registered Professional Engineer.Jim Pastorick is President of UXO Pro, Inc., in Alexandria, Virginia. UXO Pro provides technical support to state regulators and other non-Department of Defense organizations on munitions and explosives of concern/unexploded ordnance (MEC/UXO) project planning, management, and quality assurance. He is a former Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer who graduated from the U.S. Naval School of EOD in 1986. Since leaving the Navy he has worked as the Senior UXO Project Manager for UXB International, Inc. and IT Corporation prior to starting his company in 1999. Mr. Pastorick has served on committees of the National Research Council Board on Army Science and Technology and is a member of the ITRC UXO Work Team. He has a BA degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and worked as a photographer for The Columbia Record prior to reentering the Navy as a diver and EOD officer. Before attending college he served as a Navy enlisted man in the SEABEES. </p></li><li><p>7</p><p>7</p><p>ITRC UXO Team</p><p>Formed in 1999Develops guidance documents Help states and others gain technical knowledge Promote consistent regulatory approaches for review and </p><p>approval of munitions response cleanup approaches Two published guidance documents Two guidance documents currently under development</p><p>Provides training to the munitions response community UXO Basic Training (two-day classroom training course) Internet-based training (three different course topics)</p><p>The ITRC UXO team was formed in 1999. It consists of representatives from state and local regulatory agencies, federal partners including DoD personnel, and local stakeholders. The team has conducted six two-day classroom trainings (UXO Basic Training) to introduce participants to the topics associated with munitions response, including UXO site investigation and remediation. </p><p>The team has published guidance documents on munitions response historical records review (MR HRR) and geophysical prove-outs (GPO) for munitions response projects. Accompanying the publication of these documents, the Team also developed and has offered Internet-based trainings on these topics. The training classes are available as archives. Please see the ITRC web site ( for more information on these trainings. </p><p>The Team is currently developing a quality assurance/quality control guidance document for munitions response (to be published in 2007) and is working collaboratively with the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) on a UXO technologies document (to be published in 2006).</p></li><li><p>8</p><p>8</p><p>Munitions Response in the US</p><p>Scope: Approximately 10 million acres potentially affectedState regulators may Be involved Have oversight</p><p>responsibilitiesOther than operational ranges are the focus of this training Formerly used defense site (FUDS) Base realignment and closure (BRAC) sites</p><p>Lowry Bombing Range, Colorado</p><p>The ITRC UXO Team conducted an introductory training course called UXO Basic Training in 2002 and 2003. This training on site investigation and remediation is an offshoot of that training. The UXO Team has also produced additional guidance documents and Internet-based trainings that are currently available. This training will mention these and will explain how they are relevant to investigation and remediation.</p><p>The ITRC UXO Team was formed to address the needs of regulators and stakeholders involved in munitions response work. Munitions response work is very different from the typical environmental work that regulators and stakeholders are familiar. The team consists of representatives from the DoD, state regulatory agencies, consultants, and private stakeholders.</p></li><li><p>9</p><p>9</p><p>What You Will Learn</p><p>Important considerations for planning an investigation of a munitions response siteHow the conceptual site model guides the investigationHow the results of the investigation are used to develop the feasibility study and remedial designHow a remedy is selected and implementedWhere to go for more information</p><p>For the remainder of the first half of this course, we are going to walk through the investigation process as it was applied to a relatively simple hypothetical site. The second half of the class covers the site remediation process. It begins with an overview of the site remediation process and shows how the remedy decision for our simple hypothetical site was determined. It concludes with a discussion of implementation of the site remediation decision.</p></li><li><p>10</p><p>10</p><p>Acronyms</p><p>Base realignment and closure (BRAC)Formerly used defense site (FUDS)Munitions response (MR)Munitions response site (MRS)Munitions constituents (MC)Munitions and explosives of concern (MEC)Unexploded ordnance (UXO)Material potentially presenting an explosive hazard (MPPEH)Conceptual site model (CSM)Data quality objectives (DQOs)Digital geophysical mapping (DGM)Time critical removal action (TCRA)</p><p>Munitions response (MR)response actions, including investigation, removal, and remedial actions to address the explosives safety, human health, or environmental risks presented by unexploded ordnance (UXO), discarded military munitions (DMM), or munitions constituents (M...</p></li></ul>


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