Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) Applied at Petroleum Release Sites

    Discounted Rate Early Bird Discount: ASTM automatically applies a discount of 10% when participants register 60 days prior to the start of the class.
    *After the early bird period expires, registrants are subject to standard pricing.


    About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee E50
    Recognizing the need for an authoritative risk-based corrective action standard, ASTM pulled together a multifunctional and multidisciplinary collection of professionals. These members of ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment and its Subcommittee E50.01 on Storage Tanks developed the standard upon which this course is based. For more information on Committee E50 contact Kate McClung or go to our E50 technical committee page.


    On-Site Training Available
    ASTM can bring this course to your site for large groups. On-site training courses can also be tailored to meet your specific needs. For more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.


    How You Will Benefit
    The USEPA has endorsed the use of risk-based decision-making in underground storage tank (UST) corrective action programs. ASTM, in cooperation with USEPA, is providing training on the RBCA process to over forty-nine state UST agencies. Over thirty states are in the process of implementing a RBCA program.

    This is your opportunity to receive the same RBCA training your state regulators are receiving from the organization that developed the RBCA standard.


    Free ASTM Membership
    Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Managaement, and Corrective Action. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships)


    Attention: Professional Engineers
    If your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses and ASTM membership can help you meet that requirement.


    Who Should Attend
    Environmental Engineers
    Underground Storage Tank Owners and Removal Contractors
    City and County Managers
    Attorneys and Insurance Underwriters
    Petroleum Marketers
    Petroleum Production and Storage Facilities


    Topics Include
    Step-by-Step Overview of the RBCA Process
    Detailed Description of the Risk Assessment Component of the RBCA Process
    Detailed Description of Fate and Transport Component of the RBCA Process
    Review of the Relationship Between Site Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Corrective Action Activities Within the RBCA Framework
    Case Study Reviews


    Fee Includes
    Two Days of Training and Training Manual
    Copy of ASTM E 1739
    Course Completion Certificate and 1.4 Continuing Ed. Units
    Refreshment Breaks


    Course Outline
    Registration: 7:30 am - 8:00 am. Class begins 8:00 am and ends 5:30 pm on both days.

    Day 1
    Introduction
    ASTM RBCA Process Overview
    ASTM Background
    Case Studies
    Risk Assessment: Toxicity Assessment, Exposure Assessment, Risk Characterization
    Estimation of Cleanup Goals: Risk-Based Screening Levels, Site-Specific Target Levels
    Fate and Transport: Advection, Dispersion

    Day 2
    Fate and Transport (continued): Biodegradation, Natural Attenuation, Partitioning, Diffusion
    Modeling
    ASTM RBCA Framework: Initial Site Assessment, Site Classification, Tier 1 Evaluation, Tier 2 Evaluation, Tier 3 Evaluation, Remedial Action Plan, Compliance Monitoring
    Policy Decision, State Issues, and Potential Issues
    Summary


    About the Instructors
    This course will be taught by two highly qualified instructors who are members of ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment. These instructors were selected by the same ASTM task group responsible for developing the RBCA standard.