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December 2008
Vapor Intrusion Newsletter
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EPA National Forum on Vapor Intrusion: Science, Technology and Policy

EPA will hold a National Forum on Vapor Intrusion in Philadelphia, PA January 12-13, 2009. This forum will be structured on dual tracks with common sessions. Technical presentations on sampling, assessment, risk, and engineering are planned, and case studies illustrating a cross section of vapor intrusion issues from the perspective of community stakeholders, Brownfields, EPA, and states will be presented. Dave Folkes of EnviroGroup will be speaking on new developments in vapor intrusion mitigation. The forum includes two breakout sessions: one on community issues and one on government programs. Information on the forum, which does not have a registration fee, can be found at:


AWMA VI Conference

The Air and Waste Management Association will be holding its fourth specialty conference on vapor intrusion on January 27-30, 2009 in San Diego, CA. Four professional development VI courses are offered on Jan. 27. Information on the conference can be found at:


Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Approaches Document

EPA has published a document "Indoor Air Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Approaches" which presents the "state of the science" regarding management and treatment of vapor intrusion into buildings. The document can be found at:


ASTM VI Training Course Offerings

ASTM is offering the course "Screening Properties Involved in Real Estate Transactions for Potential Vapor Intrusion Issues" in ten cities around the country starting in February 2009. The training schedule and course outline are available at:


Society for Risk Analysis

The Society for Risk Analysis is holding its annual meeting Dec. 7-10, 2008 in Boston, MA. The vapor intrusion symposium section of this meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 10. Information on this meeting can be found at:


NEWMOA Papers

The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association and Brown University sponsored a workshop titled: "Vapor Intrusion in Commercial and Industrial Buildings: Assessment and Mitigation" on September 23, 2008 in Westford, MA and September 24, 2008 in Providence, RI. Dave Folkes of EnviroGroup Limited spoke on mitigation of commercial buildings using sub-slab depressurization techniques. Other speakers addressed use of HVAC solutions and additional topics. The presentations from the workshop can be found at:


American Industrial Hygiene Association Annual Conference

The AIHA will hold its annual conference in Toronto, Canada May 30-June 1. A vapor intrusion roundtable will be included. Experts in the field from the U.S. and Canada will provide an overview of recent developments in vapor intrusion, and emerging trends in regulatory guidance, toxicology, evaluation techniques, and control strategies. Information on this conference can be found at:


West Coast Conference on Soils, Sediments, and Water

The Association of Environmental Health and Sciences will be holding its West Coast Conference on Soils, Sediments, and Water in San Diego, CA March 9-12. 2009. A vapor intrusion session will be held on March 11, with a workshop on addressing vapor intrusion at petroleum release sites on March 12. More information can be found at:


VI Mitigation Engineer Positions

EnviroGroup has potential openings in Denver, CO and Saratoga Springs NY for mid to senior level engineers with experience designing and installing sub-slab depressurization systems. The ideal candidates will be registered professional engineers with a broad background in soil and groundwater remediation and specific experience with vapor intrusion mitigation, and will be familiar with current EPA and state vapor intrusion guidance. Experience with methane and radon is a plus. Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, work well with others, and produce high quality work product. EnviroGroup has excellent benefits and profit sharing programs. Visit our website for more information about EnviroGroup and employment opportunities:


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This newsletter is issued periodically to provide our readers with information on new regulatory and technical developments in the rapidly changing field of vapor intrusion. While every effort is made to ensure that the information and links presented in this newsletter are accurate at the time of publication, they are presented for general information purposes only. Users should independently verify the accuracy and applicability of this information and seek professional advice for any specific sites or purposes. Articles on or links to any document or website do not imply endorsement of that document or website by EnviroGroup. Copyright EnviroGroup Limited 2008. 7009 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112.
 
Please contact us if you have any questions about the topics presented in this newsletter, or vapor intrusion in general. More information about EnviroGroup Limited, including several useful links to vapor intrusion websites, is available at: http://www.envirogroup.com/vaporintrusion.php



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