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Event Name: Monthly Engineering Forum Virtual Training
Topic: Addressing Soil Heterogeneity with Incremental Sampling - Resources, Technical Support, and Community of Practice
Hosted By: U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Event Description:

The Engineering Forum (EF), established in the late 1980s, is a group of engineers and scientists that supports the Superfund and RCRA programs in each of the ten EPA Regional Offices. As one of the EPA Technical Support Project’s (TSP) three technical forums, the EF is a medium for exchanging technical information regarding innovative site cleanup and characterization technologies. Monthly technical talks focus on site-specific engineering problems encountered, alternatives and solutions, and lessons learned. After each presentation, information regarding upcoming events and training are discussed and time for an Open Mic discussion is provided. If you are a Superfund, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Brownfields, state or federal environmental professional who is interested in solving technical issues, register for any technical talks listed below that interest you and join the discussion!

Presentations are specifically designed for EPA staff including RPMs, OSCs, Corrective Action Managers, Superfund and Technology Liaisons, Chemists, Biologists, Physical Scientists, and Engineers from within EPA regions, program offices, laboratory system, and headquarters personnel as well as environmental professionals from state agencies, tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Dept. of Energy, and other federal agencies of all experience levels. THIS TRAINING IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

We will try to meet any special accommodations necessary for our participants as possible if given a minimum of two weeks notice. You will be prompted to indicate if you need any special accommodations upon registering for these events.

*This training is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend. One CLP will be issued for each session attended when you register and log on with the registration link provided to enable your attendance to be confirmed.*

Additional Information:

Nathan Barlet, an environmental engineer with OLEM OSRTI’s Technology Integration and Information Branch will present on the fundamentals of incremental sampling, technical resources and support network available to RPMs who are interested in implementing this strategic soil sampling approach at their site. This presentation will include:

  1. A brief overview of how incremental sampling addresses variability due to soil heterogeneity and sampling error to produce a representative soil sample, and discuss basic design principals and QA/QC that a practitioner should consider when designing an incremental sampling study.
  2. Identification of OSRTI technical support available to RPMs such as technical review of incremental sampling design and results, systematic project planning, and demonstrations of method applicability.
  3. Highlight available technical guidance and resources including the Engineering Forum’s Incremental Sampling Subcommittee, a national community of practice consisting of EPA, state and federal partners that meet on a bi-monthly basis to highlight case studies, research, best practices and the general state-of-the-science regarding incremental sampling, in order to promote its consistent application throughout the EPA regions.
Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: August 3, 2022 at 12:30 PM
Event Ends: August 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Deborah Cox
This event will be held at: Internet Based
Live Online Class, Internet Based

A connection link for this training will be included in the automatic registration receipt emailed to you immediately after registering for this training. We recommend adding this link to your calendar as soon as you receive it, being careful to note the correct time zone for the training - Eastern Daylight Time in case of this training.



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