Geosyntec Staff Contribute to ITRC Guidance for Optimizing Injection Strategies for In Situ Remediation
Geosyntec Staff contributed to the writing of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) guidance document entitled "Optimizing Injection Strategies and In Situ Remediation Performance" that was made available to the public in February 2020.
Elizabeth Rhine (South Carolina) and Suzanne O'Hara (Ontario) are coauthors of the document and trainers for the Internet Based Training on use of the document. There will be training sessions offered on May 21, 2020 and August 27, 2020. In addition, Elizabeth is one of the instructors of the Short Course offered on the document at Battelle Chlorinated Conference 2020.
Elizabeth Rhine is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in South Carolina with more than 25 years of professional experience focused on the characterization and remediation of chemical, oil and gas, and transportation sites.
Suzanne O'Hara P.G, P.Geo. is a Senior Scientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on applied research, contaminant hydrogeology, flow and transport in fractured porous media, and innovative technologies for site monitoring and remediation.
This guidance provides the state of the practice based on firsthand knowledge and experiences for a broad audience, including environmental consultants, responsible parties, federal and state regulators, and community and tribal stakeholders.
The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is a state-led coalition working to reduce barriers to the use of innovative air, water, waste, and remediation environmental technologies and processes. ITRC produces documents and training that broaden and deepen technical knowledge and expedite quality regulatory decision making while protecting human health and the environment.
ITRC Guidance Document The guidance includes:
- Remedial Design Characterization, which discusses data required to refine the CSM, remedial design, and implementation plan.
- Amendment, Dose, and Delivery Design, which discusses the iterative and cyclical process of a remedial design.
- Implementation, Monitoring, and Interpretation, which discusses assessment of remedial performance, refinement of the design, and implementation.
- Regulatory Perspectives, which discusses statutory and regulatory challenges and how to address them to improve the chance of success.
- Community and Tribal Stakeholder Considerations, which discusses how to engage with stakeholders before, during, and after a project.
This guidance also includes additional information on the following topics:
- Amendments and Other Additives
- Commonly Encountered Issues Associated with Remedial Design Characterization
- Characterization Parameters for In situ Treatment Remedies
- Injection Fact Sheets
- Case Studies
- Performance Evaluation and Optimization of In situ Remediation Using Amendment Delivery
Learn more about the documents: Optimizing Injection Strategies and In Situ Remediation Performance
Learn more about ITRC: https://itrcweb.org/About/About
Learn more about Elizabeth Rhine: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/elizabeth-rhine
Learn more about Suzanne O'Hara: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-o-hara-7984b519/