General Meeting of the
Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable

Performance Monitoring for Optimization of In Situ Remediation Technologies

USGS Headquarters
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive | Reston, Virginia
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Preliminary Agenda

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Overall Meeting Objectives:

  1. Improve communication and common understanding of recent advances in performance monitoring for optimization of in situ remediation technologies.
  2. Share experience and lessons learned in advancing best practices.
  3. Outline key issues and develop shared strategies to address them.
8:00 am Welcome
Don Cline, Associate Director for Water, USGS
8:15 am Meeting Objectives & Administrative Business
Karla Harre, NAVFAC EXWC (FRTR Steering Committee Chair) & Carol Dona, US Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise (Moderator)
8:30 am Data Needs for Effective Application of MNA and In Situ Bioremediation Featuring Framework to Apply Novel Molecular and Other Screening Tools for MNA Evaluations
John T. Wilson, PhD., Scissortail Environmental Solutions, LLC
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Download Handout (8pp/521KB/PDF)
Download Presentation (46pp/1.32MB/PDF)
9:05 am In-Situ Treatment Monitoring Issues and Best Practices
Linda Fiedler, U.S. EPA
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9:40 am BREAK
10:10 am Advances in Monitoring Petroleum Contaminated Sites
Chuck Newell, GSI
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10:45 am Virtual Test Bed
Carol Eddy-Dilek, Savannah River National Lab
11:20 am LUNCH (available for purchase in onsite Cafeteria)
12:20 pm FRTR Agency Member Announcements
12:45 pm Demonstrating a Geophysics Strategy for Minimally Invasive Remediation Performance Assessment
Tim Johnson, PNNL
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1:20 pm Attainment Monitoring and Planning for Site Closure
Mindy Vanderford, HGL
1:55 pm Use of MIP Data to Optimize Source Area Remediation at AOC 50 at US Army Base Fort Devens
Dan Groher, USACE
2:30 pm BREAK
3:35 pm Panel Discussion
Moderators: Thomas Nicholson, NRC & Paul Beam, DOE

Panel Members — John T. Wilson, PhD. (Scissortail Environmental Solutions, LLC), Linda Fiedler (U.S. EPA), Chuck Newell (GSI), Carol Eddy-Dilek (Savannah River National Lab), Tim Johnson (PNNL), Dan Groher (USACE), Karen Kim (Electric Power Research Institute), and Mindy Vanderford (HGL)
4:15 pm Action Items
4:30 pm ADJOURN

ON-SITE REGISTRATION: If you are interested in attending this FRTR meeting in person, please register by C.O.B. Thursday, October 27, 2016 EST at: For more information on this meeting, please download the logistics sheet (249KB/4pp/PDF).

ONLINE BROADCAST: FRTR will be using a web conference tool available to the U.S. EPA, which will permit remote participants to watch presentations LIVE online. Remote participants will be able to watch everything shared via the presenter's computer including PowerPoint™ files, movies, and other files. Participants will be able to join the online meeting starting at 8:00 AM and are encouraged to sign on early before the sessions begin. More information is forthcoming so please check back soon. For more information, view the meeting web conference instructions (99.1KB/1pp/PDF).