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Environmental Forensics - Webinar

  • ID: 4425759
  • Webinar
  • 90 pages
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Understand the key elements in conducting an environmental site assessment on contaminated property.

All too often, a negligent tenant or building occupant will ignore environmental regulations resulting in illegal releases of harmful chemicals into the environment, which can create exposure concerns and owner liability. Determining the type of chemicals released, characterizing the damage done to the property and surrounding properties, determining exposure issues and risk assessment(s), properly documenting the source of the contamination and developing an effective remediation strategy can be challenging.

This topic will provide some key information that can help you understand the basics for assembling an effective team of experts to conduct the contamination identification and evaluation, conduct the site reconnaissance, develop an effective sampling plan along with an effective and regulatory compliant remediation plan.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to define the minimum process involved in characterizing a contaminated release site and the importance of establishing a site specific scope of work.
  • You will be able to identify the necessity of establishing a site specific sampling plan that will be most beneficial in effectively characterizing the site contamination.
  • You will be able to recognize examples of situations that would require a detailed forensic evaluation.
  • You will be able to explain to an owner the importance of a detailed investigation of a contaminated site in order to immediately control any off or onsite exposure issues.
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Phase I - Comprehensive Site Evaluation
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (E-1527-13 Compliant)
  • Historical Research
  • Records Review and Database Research
  • Site Reconnaissance
Team Assembly
  • Geologist/Hydrologist
  • Chemist/Testing Laboratories
  • Industrial Hygienist
Phase II - Sampling and Characterizing the Site
  • Identification of the Processes and Chemicals on Site
  • Development of a Site Safety and Health Plan for Sampling Protocols
  • Developing a Sampling Plan
  • Sampling and Data Interpretation
  • Prepare Detailed Report of Findings With Recommended Action Plan
Phase III - Site Remediation Plans
  • Identification of the Site Specific Scope Based on Prior Investigation Results
  • Review Recommended Scope of Work With Owner
  • Establish Projected Project Budget and Timeline
  • Development of a Site Specific Site Safety and Health Plan for the Remediation Project
  • Prepare a Written Site Specific Scope of Work for Contractor Bidding Purposes
  • Identify List of Qualified Contractor(s) (Experience, Work Force, Insurability, Financial Resources Available)
  • Final Contractor Selection Process, Verifications and Negotiations
  • Regulatory Notification
  • Pre-Construction and Planning Meetings
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Dr. Ryan Kuhn, Ph.D., CIH Dominion Environmental Consultants, Inc.
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This webinar is designed for attorneys, engineers, environmental professionals, presidents, vice presidents, business owners and managers, architects, developers, contractors, subcontractors, government officials, planners, and public works.
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