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Event Name: Long-Term Monitoring Optimization (LTMO) Training
Event Description: Please see each individual offering link for detailed description, class contact, host, and logistics information.
Additional Information: Offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)/OSRTI, U.S. EPA Region 8, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Long-Term Monitoring Optimization (LTMO) seminar will provide state, tribal, and federal regulators with information about new quantitative methods of LTMO for groundwater. Responsible parties have used LTMO techniques at more than 50 sites nationwide and are likely to use them at more sites in the future. As a result, it is important for regulators to be familiar with LTMO techniques such that appropriate decisions can be made regarding the optimal location and frequency of groundwater monitoring and approval of changes to groundwater monitoring networks. While the seminar is designed primarily for state, tribal, and federal regulators, federal facilities cleanup managers, potentially responsible parties (PRPs), and contractors are welcome to attend if space is available. State, tribal, and federal regulators will receive registration priority.

Day 1: The seminar will feature presentations and in-depth discussion of the importance of reviewing long-term groundwater monitoring data; the types of sites that could benefit from LTMO; individual LTMO techniques, including the Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS), the Parsons Three-tiered Monitoring Network Optimization (MNO) approach, and other emerging methods; the strengths and limitations of the various techniques; the lessons already learned from LTMO case studies; and where to find LTMO resources and technical support.

Day 2: Optional hands-on training in the use of MAROS will be provided from 8:00 am–12 noon and from 1:00-5:00 pm. Capacity for the hands-on training is limited. Registration for these sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis; however; registrants from areas outside of Helena who may have to travel will be given priority for assignment to the morning session of the hands-on training. State, tribal, and federal regulators who want to attend the hands-on training are encouraged to register early.

For questions about this offering please contact:
Kathy Yager, EPA/OSRTI, at 617-918-8362 or, via email, at
Kirby Biggs, EPA/OSRTI, at 703-299-3438 or, via e-mail, at
Dave Becker, USACE, at 402-697-2655,
Roger Hoogerheide, U.S. EPA Region 8, at 406-457-5031 or, via e-mail, at
Lisa DeWitt, Montana DEQ, at 406-841-5037 or, via email, at
Registration Status: Completed - Registration for the training will close on Wednesday, July 9, 2008.
Event Begins: July 16, 2008 at 8:30 AM
Event Ends: July 17, 2008 at 4:30 PM
This event will be held at: Class will be held in two Helena, MT locations

Day 1 (click here for map)
Montana DEQ Remediation Division Offices
1100 North Last Chance Gulch, Room 112
Helena, MT 59620

Day 2 - Optional  (click here for map)
Montana Information Technology Services Division
Mitchell Building
125 North Sanders
Helena, MT 59620

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Hotel name and address: Arrangements for hotel accommodations, if needed, are the responsibility of individual participants.


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