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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)
Who Should Attend
Underground Storage Tank Owners and Removal Contractors
City and County Managers
Attorneys and Insurance Underwriters
Petroleum Production and Storage Facilities
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
ASTM RBCA Process Overview
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
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 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.