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Vapor Intrusion Updates Workshop - 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Brown University
182 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Friday, September 27, 2013
Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA


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, Including:
                              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]
                      Becky Blais, Maine Department of Environmental Protection [PDF]
                      Gerard Martin, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection [PDF]
                      Robin Mongeon, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services [PDF]
                      Angela Harvey, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management [PDF]
                      Richard Spiese, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation [PDF]

2:00 - 2:15      Break

2:15 - 3:45      Update on Brown University’s VI 3D Computer Model:
                           Ahsan Munir, 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


For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at .



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