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Event Name: Getting to Remedy Selection More Quickly: Using a Conceptual Site Model to Understand Sediment Site Conditions, Characterize Contamination, and Reduce Uncertainties
Hosted By: U.S. EPA
Event Description:


The Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) Sediments Team and staff from United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are developing a training course on characterizing contaminated sediment sites. The course is 2 ½ days and covers the most critical subject areas in sediment site characterization and remedial alternatives analysis. This technical course will also provide detailed information in several areas such as: evaluating the erodability of sediment; predicting the effectiveness of dredging, capping and MNR; designing a sampling plan to estimate a sediment SWAC; understanding bioavailability effects on toxicity and bioaccumulation; and new tools to use in characterizing sites. Instructors will be from OSRTI, ERDC, ORD, academia, and consulting companies. We plan to have RPMs present relevant case studies. Participation will be limited to staff from EPA, state regulatory agencies, and other federal agencies that are responsible for managing contaminated sediment sites. There may be an EPA-only session on current as well as potentially needed new policies. The course will be structured to allow ample time for questions and will encourage dialogue between participants and with the instructors.

Course Contact Information:
Younus Burhan (Tetra Tech EM Inc.): 703-390-0657 or
Steve Ells (EPA): 703-603-8822 or

Additional Information:


Registration Status: Completed - Registration for non-EPA federal and state staff is now available. REGISTRATION NOT OPEN TO CONTRACTORS OR PRIVATE INDUSTRY.
Event Begins: April 12, 2011 at 8:30 AM
Event Ends: April 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM
This event will be held at: Wyndham Chicago
633 N. St. Clair
Ontario Room
Chicago, IL 60611
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Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Wyndham Chicago
633 N. St. Clair
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-573-0300 or 1-800-996-3426
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Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Mar. 25, 2011 under the hotel block name "EPA Sediment Training". Room rate $166 per night (+15.4 % tax)

You are responsible for cancelling your hotel reservation if you cannot attend. The Wyndham requires that you cancel your reservation 24 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you fail to provide notice, one night’s lodging will be charged to your credit card. The Wyndham also charges an early departure fee of one night’s lodging plus tax if you change your departure date after check-in.

Hotel check-in begins after 4:00 PM, and check-out time is at 12:00 PM.

Each attendee will receive complimentary Internet access in their sleeping room. If you are not already a Wyndham By Request member, please sign up at

Additional Event Information
Agenda (26K/PDF)


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