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2020 NTC Webinar Series Archive


Changing Fuel Consumption, COVID-19, and Other Challenges – Perspectives on the State of State Funds and Environmental Insurance (11/10/20)

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Webinar attendees hear from EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) about the general picture of state funds and revenue nationally. Attendees learn how changes in fuel consumption may impact the viability of state funds in the future, and this discussion includes takeaways regarding fuel use projections from a recent actuarial analysis conducted in the state of Utah. Attendees hear from panelists from the environmental insurance industry about the impact of changing fuel consumption, emerging fuels, and extreme weather. The panel also provides perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 to both state funds and insurance.

Speakers

  • Will Anderson – Director, Cleanup and Revitalization Division | EPA OUST
  • Emma Krulick – Environmental Protection Specialist | EPA OUST
  • Mahesh Albuquerque – Director | Colorado OPS
  • Therron Blatter – UST Branch Manager | Utah DEQ
  • Greg Travis – AVP – Environmental | Berkley Environmental
  • David Wattles – Chief Operating Officer | Idaho PSTF
  • Robert Winterburn – VP – Product Line Manager – Storage Tanks | Chubb Environmental

LUST Corrective Action: Resources, Case Study, and a Discussion on Remedial Design Characterization and In-Situ Remedial Methods (10/14/20)

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Webinar attendees learn how the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council’s (ITRC) web-based resources can be accessed and used in the cleanup of LUST sites, particularly for sites employing in situ remediation and injection. We discuss the remediation of a LUST site in Kentucky that presents unique considerations related to the use of surface geophysical methods prior to invasive bedrock investigation and remediation. Finally, we discuss the value of the remedial design characterization (RDC) and advancements made in in-situ injection techniques for remediation. Webinar wrap-up provides perspectives from the panel on the investigation and remediation of LUST sites via audience Q&A.

Speakers

  • Kristopher McCandless, CPG | Environmental Geologist – VA DEQ
  • Vicki Voisard, PG | Geologist Registered – KY DEP
  • Bill Brab, CPG, PG | Senior Remediation Geologist – AST Environmental, Inc.

Collaborating Across Regulatory Programs to Achieve Shared Goals (9/24/20)

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Webinar attendees learn about the impact of hydrostatic sump testing across Pennsylvania’s UST, LUST, and State Fund Programs. We hear about how cross-training within New Hampshire’s Oil Remediation and Compliance Bureau has facilitated cohesion, strength, and growth. Finally we hear about the development of South Carolina’s GIS internal viewer, see a live demonstration of the tool, and learn how each section of the state’s UST Program uses this tool to forward their work.

Speakers

  • Kris Shiffer, Storage Tank Program Manager – PA DEP
  • Suzanne Connelly, Project Manager – NH DES
  • Meredith Love, Hydrogeologist II – SC DHEC

Emergency Power Generator UST Systems (7/22/20)

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This webinar focuses on Emergency Power Generator UST Systems (EPG UST systems), in which our speakers cover a wide range of relevant topics. In this webinar, we have an EPA update on UST regulatory requirements as they relate to EPG UST systems. We also cover considerations for EPG UST systems such as design, installation, and options for meeting pressurized piping release detection requirements. We also get to hear a state’s perspective of lessons learned from regulating emergency power generator UST systems. This webinar has an introduction and welcome message from EPA OUST Director, Carolyn Hoskinson.

Speakers

  • Carolyn Hoskinson, Director, EPA OUST — US EPA
  • Tim Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist — US EPA
  • Seth Hendrix, Environmental Science Specialist — Montana DEQ
  • John V. Cignatta, PhD, PE Vice President — Datanet Engineering, Inc.