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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:


Event Begins: May 10, 2011 at 8:30 AM
Event Ends: May 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM
This event will be held at: Holiday Inn Midtown - 57th Street
440 W. 57th St.
Renaissance Room C
New York, NY 10019
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Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Holiday Inn Midtown - 57th Street
440 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-581-8100 or 1-800-231-0405
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Hotel Website:
Link for Hotel Reservations: using group code XST (use directions below)
Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Apr. 15, 2011 under the hotel block name "EPA Sediment Training, Group Code XST". Room rate $212 per night (+14.75 % sales tax and $3.50 occupancy tax)

To make your sleeping room reservation online, visit the link for hotel reservations listed above and follow these instructions:
• Under Book This Hotel, select your arrival and departure date
• Under "Group Code," enter XST
• Click on the View Rates button. Under the "Rate" field, please leave Best Available Rate, do not select government rate.
• The EPA group rate page should appear after clicking on the View Rate button; follow the instructions to complete your reservation

You are responsible for cancelling your hotel reservation if you cannot attend. The Holiday Inn 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.

Hotel check-in begins after 3:00 PM, and check-out time is at 11:00 AM.

Each attendee will receive complimentary Internet access throughout the Holiday Inn.



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