Integral is actively participating on five separate teams of the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC), a coalition of state regulators, industry representatives, and national technical leaders working to facilitate the use of innovative environmental technologies. ITRC teams develop guidance documents and host training courses that help state environmental agencies and others gain valuable technical knowledge and establish consistent regulatory approaches.
Principal Keith Brodock, P.E., P.P., is a member of Optimizing In Situ Remediation Performance & Injection Strategies—a team focused on addressing the risks and limitations of injection-based technologies, as well as the lack of information on those technologies, and discussing improvements for successful use of these technologies. Mr. Brodock and team members recently coauthored a new guidance document on in situ remediation titled “Optimizing Injection Strategies and In Situ Remediation Performance.”
Mr. Brodock is also a member of the Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Training team, the focus of which is to provide insight on the movement of chemical vapors from contaminated groundwater and soil into a structure, such as a home or office. This team is creating a new training program with proposed modules on the general overview of chlorinated and petroleum vapor intrusion, conceptual site models, active and passive mitigation systems, and communication and outreach.
Consultant Craig Hutchings is a member of the PFAS team, whose goal is to help regulators and practitioners improve their understanding of the current science regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The team has already developed a series of fact sheets that synthesize information on regulations, fate and transport, analytical methods, and more. The team’s next goal is to produce a technical-regulatory guidance document and a web-based training course.
Consultant Jeff Marsh, E.I.T., is a member of the Strategies for Preventing and Managing Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms team. Harmful cyanobacterial blooms pose significant threats to freshwater inland lakes and reservoirs, and can have short- and long-term human and ecosystem health consequences. This team is developing a comprehensive resource for prevention and management of harmful cyanobacterial blooms, as well as various fact sheets and web-based tools. Topics include prevention and early response, best management practices, and risk communication.
Senior Engineer Karah Conklin, P.E., is a member of the Green and Sustainable Remediation team, which provides vital resources for agencies initiating green and sustainable remediation programs or wanting to incorporate sustainability efforts. Through green and sustainable remediation, environmental, social, and economic factors are considered so that cleanup can be protective of human health and the environment while still meeting regulatory objectives. This team currently offers two guidance documents, as well as a web-based training.
Integral is member of ITRC’s Industry Affiliates Program. Membership affords access to state and federal regulators and gives companies exposure in the environmental industry. For more information about Integral’s contributions to ITRC, contact Mr. Brodock at email@example.com.