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

    On-Site Training Available

    ASTM can bring this course to your site. The training can be tailored to meet your specific needs and combined with other environmental training. 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. The course will provide you with an understanding of the differences between RBCA and the traditional corrective action process. The course identifies the role of risk assessment and fate and transport in the RBCA process and emphasizes the importance of exposure assessment. The course describes the concepts of the RBCA process and provides an understanding the development of the target levels (cleanup levels).

    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 personnel

    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

    Course Outline

    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

    Fee Includes

    • Two days of training and training manual
    • Copy of ASTM E1739
    • Course completion certificate and 1.4 Continuing Ed. Units

    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.

    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.)

    About the Instructors

    This course will be taught by a highly qualified instructor who is a member of ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment.

    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.