Remediation Management of Complex Sites

Remediation Management of Complex Sites

Thu, Dec 10, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST

This training course and associated ITRC guidance: Remediation Management of Complex Sites (RMCS-1, 2017), provide a recommended holistic process for management of challenging sites, termed “adaptive site management.” This process is a comprehensive, flexible, and iterative process that is well-suited for sites where there is significant uncertainty in remedy performance predictions. Adaptive site management includes the establishment of interim objectives and long-term site objectives that consider both technical and nontechnical challenges. Periodic adjustment of the remedial approach may involve multiple technologies at any one time and changes in technologies over time. Comprehensive planning and scheduled evaluations of remedy performance help decision makers track remedy progress and improve the timeliness of remedy optimization, reevaluations, or transition to other technologies/contingency actions.

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Event Properties

Event Date 12-10-2020
Cut off date 12-10-2020
Individual Price Free
Location Online Webinar
Attachment Complex Sites Introduction.pdf
Excerpts from ITRC RMCS-1 2017.pdf



John Price III

Tri-Party Agreement Section Manager for the Washington Department of Ecology

John Price III is the Tri-Party Agreement Section Manager for the Washington Department of Ecology in Richland, Washington. John has worked with the Nuclear Waste Program since 2000. John administers the Hanford site Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, and is his program's tribal liaison to three tribal nations with ceded rights at the Hanford site. He supervises a ten-person team including five hazardous waste compliance inspectors and two Natural Resource Damage Assessment specialists. He has over 35 years experience cleaning up radioactively contaminated sites in 17 states. John was an ITRC team member for Determining Cleanup Goals at Radioactively Contaminated Sites: Case Studies (2002), and since 2014 has been a team leader for Remediation Management of Complex Sites. John earned a bachelor's degree in Hydrology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona in 1979 and holds Washington licenses in Geology and Hydrogeology.

David Alden, P.E.

Manager, Technical Services, Tersus Environmental

David F. Alden, P.E. is a Technical Associate with Tersus Environmental in Worcester,Massachusetts where he provides technical support for Tersus’s portfolio of biotechnology-based solutions to manage complex, challenging environmental liabilities and reduce costs for site closure. His experience includes four years working in the upstream oilfield sector performing offshore well tests and completion design and installation in the Gulf of Mexico. He participated in the in-situ oil-shale extraction experiment in the Piceance Basin, in Northwestern Colorado where protecting groundwater was the main challenge. David is an active member of ITRC's Remediation Management of Complex Sites Team. He received the 2015 ITRC Industry Affiliates Program Award in recognition of his outstanding service. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering (focus on waste-water treatment) at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico in 2004. Before joining Tersus in 2012, David earned a hydrogeology master's Degree at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble France in 2012. David has been registered as a Licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina since 2014.

Charles (Chuck) J. Newell, Ph.D., P.E

Vice President, GSI Environmental Inc.

Charles (Chuck) J. Newell, Ph.D., P.E. is a Vice President of GSI Environmental Inc. in Houston, Texas and has worked for GSI since 1989. His professional expertise includes site characterization, groundwater modeling, non-aqueous phase liquids, risk assessment, natural attenuation, bioremediation, non-point source studies, software development, and long-term monitoring projects. He is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a NGWA Certified Ground Water Professional, and an Adjunct Professor at Rice University. He has co-authored five U.S. EPA publications, eight environmental decision support software systems, numerous technical articles, and two books: Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents and Ground Water Contamination: Transport and Remediation. He has taught graduate level groundwater courses at both the University of Houston and Rice University. He has been awarded the Hanson Excellence of Presentation Award by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Outstanding Presentation Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the 2001 Wesley W. Horner Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (for the paper, “Modeling Natural Attenuation of Fuels with BIOPLUME III”). Chuck was cited as the Outstanding Engineering Alumni from Rice University in 2008 and for the ITRC Environmental Excellence Award in 2016. He earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 1978, a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in 1989, all from Rice University in Houston Texas. Chuck is a professional engineer registered in Texas.


Elisabeth Hawley

Senior Consultant, Geosyntec Consultants

Elisabeth Hawley is a Senior Consultant at Geosyntec Consultants in Oakland, California. Since 2001, she has worked in consulting on environmental remediation projects with a particular focus on emerging contaminants, sustainability analyses and remedial strategies at complex sites. Elisabeth has prepared guidance documents and conducted research on technical impracticability assessments and alternative groundwater remedial strategies for the Air Force, Army and ESTCP. Elisabeth is a member of the ITRC Remediation Management of Complex Sites Team and was a former participant and trainer for the ITRC Green and Sustainable Remediation Team. She earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000 and a master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001. Elisabeth is a professional engineer in California.

Samuel L. Brock, Ph.D.

Retired, United States Air Force Civil Engineer Center

Dr. Samuel L Brock retired January 2019 as the Subject Matter Expert for Toxicology for the Environmental Management Directorate, Technical Support Division of the United States Air Force Civil Engineer Center, San Antonio, Texas. As the Subject Matter Expert, his responsibilities included resolving problems or issues impacting toxicology and risk assessment concerning the conditions and vulnerabilities of systems extending across the Air Force and DoD. Responsibilities also included developing and advocating for required technical courses in conjunction with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and/or other schools. He served as an invited Instructor at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, from 2003 through 2015 and he was an internet-based training Instructor on the ITRC Project Risk Management for Site Remediation technical guidance from 2011 through 2014 as well as Remediation Management of Complex Sites technical guidance from 2018 and continues as an “Emeritus” trainer. He represented the Air Force on working groups developing National and DoD guidance on remediation risk management, explosive risk assessment, vapor intrusion, and bioavailability of contaminants in soil and sediments. Sam has been a member of the ITRC Remediation Risk Management Team, the ITRC Green and Sustainable Remediation Team; the Remediation Management of Complex Sites Team and currently, the Implementing Advanced Site Characterization Tools Team. Sam regularly presented at professional meetings and technical forums on remediation topics. His recent work included supporting DoD Materials of Emerging Regulatory Interest working groups and Military Family Housing Privatization Initiative activities addressing persistent legacy pesticides in soil. Sam developed and deployed an initiative software-enabled process to implement principles and practices for Remediation Management of Complex Sites across the Air Force Enterprise portfolio of difficult, high cost sites. Sam received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1970 and a Master of Public Health, Epidemiology from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1976. He is a Licensed Veterinarian in Texas and is certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.