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2020 ASTSWMO Upcoming Webinars
April 23 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm
To our Members and Partners,
Due to Covid-19 and in lieu of having an in-person Mid-Year Meeting ASTSMWO has been working hard to bring you a number of webinars on topics that were to be discussed at the Mid-Year Meeting. Listed below is a schedule of webinars as well as the links to register for them. Please check back for any updates or more information on future webinars. Thank you for your participation.
ASTSWMO Tanks Subcommittee – Sources and Causes of UST Releases
April 23rd, 2020; 1pm-2:30pm
The focus of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 was leak prevention and included a provision for States to annually report the sources and causes of UST releases. The average percentage of unknown release sources was approximately 40% and the average percentage of unknown release causes was approximately 60% based on most recent available EPA Public Record reports posted on State websites.
The ASTSWMO Tanks Subcommittee is hosting this webinar to discuss the currently available source and cause information nationally, the impacts of source and cause at the State level, and corrosion/degradation related issues internally and externally for UST systems. The webinar will also present a State example of how we can document source and cause more thoroughly for future national leak prevention analysis efforts.
Electronic Tools for Hazardous Waste Inspections
May 1st, 2020; 1pm-3:00pm
ASTSWMO’s Hazardous Waste Subcommittee hosted the webinar, Electronic Tools for Hazardous Waste Inspections, on April 30, 2020. The webinar was originally planned as a session at the ASTSWMO Mid-Year Meeting. The webinar discussed: Arkansas’ experience field testing the EPA Smart Tools for RCRA Subtitle C Field Inspectors software and their decision to be an early adopter of Smart Tools; the connectivity between RCRAInfo and Smart Tools; and evaluations by Wisconsin and Colorado in updating and developing their State electronic tools, as well as demos of each State system. There will be time following the presentations for questions and information-sharing.
ASTSWMO CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee – Using Technology in the Field
May 7th, 2020; 1pm-3:00pm
Documenting environmental data in the field is very important, and using technology in the field allows field personnel to be more efficient. This webinar will discuss various field technologies currently being used by States and EPA. Presenters will provide examples of how they use Esri Survey123 and Collector to enhance field collection.
Inspecting Permitted Facilities & Following Permit Conditions
May 21th, 2020; 1pm-2:30pm
The Corrective Action and Permitting Task Force within ASTSWMO’s Hazardous Waste Subcommittee is hosting a webinar on Inspecting Permitted Facilities & Following Permit Conditions. It is critical that RCRA Permit Writers and Inspectors work together to ensure permitted Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities are following the requirements of their permits. This webinar will discuss how permit writers can prepare for Compliance Evaluation Inspections and the types of hazardous waste storage units they might encounter. The presentation will mostly focus on tanks and containers, but will also discuss other topics including treatment and corrective action. Permit Writers and Inspectors working together make for more thorough inspections, more accurate permits, and hopefully safer and more compliant Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs). There will be time following the presentation for questions.
ASTSWMO CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee and Federal Facilities Subcommittee – Using Technology to Tell a Story
May 22th, 2020; 2pm-4pm
In today’s age it is important to show our project successes and use technology and visual displays to help demonstrate the great work. This joint webinar from the CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee and the Federal Facilities Subcommittee will focus on how technology can tell a story and will showcase three examples from Idaho, Kentucky and Missouri. These case studies will focus on use of technologies and visual applications like unmanned aerial vehicles, Geographic Information System Mapping functionality, and story maps.