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Vapor Intrusion Updates Workshop

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Brown University
182 Hope Street
Providence, RI

Agenda for Brown University, September 26, 2013.


9:00 - 9:30      Registration and continental breakfast

9:30 - 9:45      Welcome and Introductions
                      Jennifer Griffith, NEWMOA & James Rice, Brown University

9:45-11:00         General Overview of Vapor Intrusion:
                              Kelly Pennell, University of Kentucky [PDF]
                          -  Overview of the VI problem & characterizing VI exposure risk                                                           -   Field sampling methods
                              Eric Suuberg, Brown University [PDF]
                          -  Influence of background concentrations
                                   -  USEPA VI Attenuation Factor & other relevant databases

11:00-11:15      Break 

11:15-12:00      Vapor Intrusion: USEPA and The Burden of Proof
                             Henry Schuver, US Environmental Protection Agency [PDF]

12:00-1:00        Lunch

1:00-1:20          Review of Vapor Intrusion Guidelines by State
Laurent Levy, Gradient [PDF]

1:20 - 2:00        State Panel – What’s going on in my state?
                     Carl Gruszczak, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection [PDF]
                     Angela Harvey, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
                     Richard Spiese, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation [PDF]

2:00 - 2:15      Break

2:15 - 3:45      Update on Brown University’s VI Computational Modeling:
                            Ahsan Munir and Tom Spirka, COMSOL [PDF]
                                  - Introduction to software platform
                                  - Modeling equations and the art of gridding
Eric Suuberg & Rui Shen, Brown University and Kelly Pennell, University of Kentucky [PDF] 
                         - Sampling of results and examples of lessons learned
                              -  Comparison to Johnson & Ettinger Model

 3:45 - 4:00      Open Discussion and Questions

4:00                    Adjourn



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