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Tanks Webinar Series Continues to Engage

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 | Posted in News

Current travel restrictions may have impacted in-person events, but can also be viewed as a boon for webinars, trainings, and other virtual events, including NEIWPCC’s  National Tanks Conference 2020 webinar series.

On September 24, NEIWPCC hosted a two-hour session, “Collaborating Across Regulatory Programs to Achieve Shared Goals.”

Close to 300 underground storage tank state, federal, and tribal and other interested professionals attended the two-hour session on collaboration across regulatory programs. Speakers included:

  • Kris Shiffer, division chief, Storage Tank program, Pennsylvania’s DEP
  • Suzanne Connelly, project manager, NHDES’s Oil Remediation & Compliance Bureau
  • Meredith Love, hydrologist, South Carolina DHEC
    underground storage tank

    Underground storage tank ready for inspection by the MEDEP, 2018.

The in-person conference, which occurs every three years, was postponed until September 2021.

NEIWPCC, supported by the planning team (state, tribal, and federal regulators, in addition to EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials) created the National Tanks 2020 webinar series to keep the spirit of the conference alive.

These events offer this targeted national audience with specific learning opportunities that would have been included during the in-person conference. Each of the webinars and supporting presentations are available to view on demand through NEIWPCC’s website.

The next webinar in the series, “LUST Corrective Action: Resources, Case Study, and a Discussion on Remedial Design Characterization and In-Situ Remedial Methods,” is scheduled for October 14.

The first webinar, held July 22, featured guest speakers representing the US EPA, state, and private entities and covered topics on emergency power generator underground storage tanks (UST) systems.