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Text Box: Environmental Happenings
Text Box: Training Opportunities

· “In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethene – DNAPL Sources,” February 10, 2009 from 2 to 4:15 pm

· “Performance-Based Environmental Management,” March 24, 2009 from 2 to 4:15 pm

The courses are free. Register on-line at www.itrcweb.org/ibt.asp.

 

 

 

Text Box: The Interstate Technical Regulatory Council (ITRC) has scheduled the following on-line courses:
“Quality Considerations for Munitions Response Projects,” January 15, 2009 from 11 am to 1:15 pm
“Perchlorate Remediation Technologies,” January 22, 2009 from 11 am to 1:15 pm


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The USEPA Technology Innovation Program has an internet course scheduled as follows:

  • “Green Remediation:  Opening the Door to Field Use – Session C (Green Remediation Tools and Examples),” January 13,

 

 

Referring to this dispute the minutes of the December 4, 2008 technical meeting include the following (presumably consensually agreed to) statement :  “The LUC sites with risks within the generally acceptable CERCLA range will not move forward until resolution of the upcoming

 

 

Text Box: Just when the disputed issues regarding the Mid-Valley Groundwater Feasibility Study (FS) appear to be settled, another dispute has cropped up between the Army and the USEPA.  This new dispute involves land use controls (LUCs) and is described in the article on PICA 001 (page 8).

dispute regarding LUCs and recognition of ARARs.” The notes section of the minutes refers to a “status of Army position paper”, however, there is no mention of a position paper in any subsequent correspondence.  Presumably, as in past disputes, each side will present

 

 

its own position and arguments in a document that will then be submitted to the designated mediator.

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Restoration, Army - funds designated for restoration purposes by the Army) funding the costs of a review and remedial action do not appear to be funding eligible. The Army/Arcadis asserts that this site is not ER-A eligible.

Text Box: A recent report on the investigation of lead concentrations attributes the high concentrations to the former skeet range.  While the investigation of the lead appeared to have been covered by ER-A  (Environmental

The USEPA, in comments dated December 11, 2008, questioned whether or not immediate action was required given that lead concentrations are in the parts per ten.  No response yet from the Army. The Army/Arcadis states

that this site will not be considered part of the inter- agency agreement with the USEPA or the Defense State Memorandum of Agreement with the NJDEP.

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effort Shaw interviewed selected community members of the PAERAB  such as Michael Glaab. Compilation of

 

Text Box: The Shaw Group is working on preparing a Community Relations Plan for Picatinny Arsenal. As part of the

the plan involved contact with many Picatinny Arsenal staff personel as well as other supporting entities that

 

interact with the community. A draft of the plan is expected in April of 2009.

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