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

Price: $1299

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Virtual Event, VE

04/16/2024 - 04/25/2024

Virtual Event, VE

11/05/2024 - 11/14/2024

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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 of 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

Module 1

Introductions and Course Objectives

  • Site Assessment (SA)
  • Risk Assessment (RA)
  • Risk Management (RM)
  • Technical and Regulatory History of RA and RBCA

Risk Based Corrective Action Processes

  • Key Elements of RBCA
  • Overall Framework

Exposure Assessment

  • Site Conceptual Exposure Models
  • Exposure Domain
  • Estimation of Representative Concentration
  • Estimation of Dose

Toxicity Assessment

  • Carcinogens
  • Non-carcinogens
  • Mutagenic Chemicals
  • Various Routs of Exposure

Module 2

Computation and Presentation of Risk
  • Carcinogens
  • Non-carcinogens

Example Calculations

Development of Target Levels

  • Direct Routes of Exposure
  • Data Needs
  • Example Calculations
  • Reference to RSLs

Indirect Routes of Exposure and Fate & Transport Consideration

  • Equilibrium Concentrations

Module 3

Recap of Module 1 and Module 2

Concept of Groundwater Protection

  • Point of exposure
  • Target concentration at Point of Exposure
  • Point of compliance/demonstration/Sentry well
  • Examples from ORBCA, ARBCA, KRBCA, MRBCA

Fate & Transport Models in RBCA

  • Ambient Air and Indoor Air
  • Emission from Soil and Groundwater
  • Transport in Groundwater
  • Mixing in Surface Water Bodies

Module 4

Available Options to Evaluate Vapor Intrusion (VI) Pathway

  • Indoor Air Concentration Measurement<.li>
  • Attenuation Factor Approach
  • Examples from Indian Country RBCA Program

Technical Basis of Vaport Intrusion Models

  • Steps to Evaluate Vapor Intrusion Pathway
  • Assumptions Inherent in Models
  • Parameters Sensitivity Analysis

Detailed Case Study

  • RBCA Evaluation for an Operating Petroleum Terminal
  • Documentation of an RBCA/RA Evaluation

Summary of Course

Fee Includes

  • Instructor-led training and training manual
  • Copy of ASTM E1739
  • Course completion certificate and 1.4 Continuing Ed. Units

This course also includes access to two free ASTM course:

Attention: Professional Engineers

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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, go to our E50 technical committee page.