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Northeast States' Improving the Quality of Site Characterization Conference

Manchester, New Hampshire on June 4, 2002
Farmington, Connecticut on June 6, 2002

Results of Participant Survey on Barriers to Increased Use of Flexible Workplans and Field Analytical Methods

Conference Presentations/Combined Agenda          Help
8:00 - 9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Viewing of Exhibits  
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
Michael Harder, Director, Water Mgmt. Bureau, CT DEP
Philip O'Brien, Director, Waste Mgmt. Division, NH DES
9:15 - 10:00 State Panel - State Concerns and Initiatives to Improve Site Characterization
  Christine Lacas, Supervising Environmental Analyst, Remediation Section, Water Management Bureau, CT DEP
 View On-line  PowerPoint Presentation
  Mark Hyland, Director, Division of Remediation, ME DEP
  Jay Naparstek, Deputy Division Director, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, MA DEP
 View On-line  PowerPoint Presentation
  John Regan, Supervisor, State Sites Section, NH DES
  Allan Motter, Technical Coordinator, Bureau of Environmental Evaluation and Risk Assessment, NJ DEP
 View On-line  PowerPoint Presentation
  John Swartwout, Chief of the Eastern Investigation Section in the Bureau of Hazardous Site Control, NYS DEC
  Leo Hellested, Chief, Office of Waste Management, RI DEM
 View On-line  PowerPoint Presentation
  George Desch, Manager, Sites Management Section, VT DEC  
10:00 - 10:45 What Could be Wrong with the Traditional Approach? - An Introduction to the Issues Surrounding Improving the Quality of Site Characterization
  Deana Crumbling, Environmental Scientist, EPA Technology Innovation Office  View On-line  PowerPoint Presentation
10:45 - 11:15 BREAK - View Exhibits  
11:15 - 12:15 Managing Uncertainty Through Better Upfront Planning and Flexible Workplans
  Dr. Albert Robbat, Center for Field Analytical Studies and Technology, Tufts University  View On-line  PowerPoint Presentation
12:15 - 1:15 LUNCH in Exhibit Area  
1:15 - 2:00 Regulator's Perspective: How Field-Based Analytical Methods Can be Used to Obtain Quality Data and Improve Decision-Making
  John Fitzgerald, Regional Engineer, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, MA DEP  View On-line  PowerPoint Presentation
2:00 - 2:45 Consultant's Perspective: How the Triad Approach (better upfront planning, dynamic work plans, and field-based analytics) Works to Our Advantage
  Robert Burger, President, ESN North Atlantic  View On-line  PowerPoint Presentation
2:45 - 3:15 BREAK - View Exhibits  
3:15 - 4:00 What About SW-846? - An Interactive Discussion
  Facilitated by Andy Beliveau, Project Lead Chemist, EPA Region 1  
4:00 - 4:30 Sources of Additional Information and Training
  Kathy Yager, EPA Technology Innovation Office  View On-line  PowerPoint Presentation
4:30 Adjourn  


Consultants and state and federal project managers who deal with waste sites, including those in the following programs:
  • Brownfields
  • voluntary site cleanup
  • UST
  • RCRA corrective action
  • Superfund
  • federal facilities


Raise awareness of state and EPA concerns about the traditional approach to site characterizations. Present strategy and technology options that can help improve the information obtained during site characterizations and the subsequent remediation decisions.


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Click on PowerPoint Presentation to download the PowerPoint presentation

For More Information Contact:
Jennifer Griffith at NEWMOA: (617) 367-8558, ext. 303 or .



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