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

    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. 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).

    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

    Course Outline
    Day 1
    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
    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

    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.