Classroom Training - Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management

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Petroleum vapor intrusion is the process by which volatile petroleum hydrocarbons released as vapors from light nonaqueous phase liquids (LNAPL), petroleum-contaminated soils, or petroleum-contaminated groundwater migrate through the vadose zone and into overlying buildings. Fortunately, this migration is often limited by microorganisms that are normally present in soil. The organisms consume these chemicals, reducing them to nontoxic end products through the process of biodegradation. The ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance Web-Based Document, Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management (PVI-1, 2014) and associated training provide a comprehensive methodology for screening, investigating, and managing potential PVI sites and is intended to promote the efficient use of resources and increase confidence in decision making when evaluating the potential for vapor intrusion at petroleum-contaminated sites. By using the ITRC guidance document, the vapor intrusion pathway can be eliminated from further investigation at many sites where soil or groundwater is contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons or where LNAPL is present. This 2-day ITRC classroom training led by internationally recognized experts should enable you to:

  • Develop on-the-job skills to screen-out petroleum sites based on the scientifically-supported ITRC strategy and checklist
  • Focus the limited resources investigating those PVI sites that truly represent an unacceptable risk
  • Communicate ITRC PVI strategy and justify science-based decisions to management, clients, and the public
  • Understand the essential principles of biodegradation and the fundamentals of vapor movement through the vadose zone
  • Appreciate the important role of modeling in the investigation of petroleum sites
  • Recognize the extensive options for investigating and mitigating PVI sites

Interactive learning with classroom exercises and Q&A sessions will reinforce these course learning objectives. You will also have the opportunity to network with other environmental professionals.

The ITRC guidance document and EPA guide are complementary documents with the ITRC training course providing the “how-to” knowledge and skills for screening, investigating, and managing the petroleum vapor intrusion pathway. See www.epa.gov/ust for EPA Technical Guide For Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion At Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites (2015)

Learn more about PVI in ITRC's associated document and Internet-based training.

Dates/Locations Hosts
October 10-12, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI
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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
November 9-10, 2016
Framingham, MA
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Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

click here to visit The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association website
The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
September 26-27, 2016
Somerset, NJ
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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
May 9-10, 2016
Denver, CO
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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
click here to visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
August 31 - September 1, 2015
Raleigh (area), NC
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North Carolina Department of Environment
and Natural Resources (DENR)
June 29, 2015 – June 30, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
(Dry Run class)

Scheduled Classes

2017 Classroom Training 2-day course - Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management

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