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Environmental Forensics

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Environmental Forensics

Understand the key elements in conducting an environmental site assessment on contaminated property.

Owner’s liability for contaminated sites can be very serious. Both from the regulatory side and from the public liability side. This liability can possibly run through to a financial institute that has REO property, underwriters, secondary purchasers, legal counsel as well as the perpetrators. A cost-effective and well-organized approach by a qualified and experienced environmental expert to the regulatory compliant characterization of a contaminated site can help in effectively stopping or controlling ongoing civil, criminal, and/or regulatory liability. It can also assist in controlling the cleanup cost as much as possible, with the ultimate goal of placing the property back into a useable condition.

All too often, a negligent tenant or building occupant will ignore environmental regulations resulting in illegal releases of harmful chemicals into the environment, which can create exposure concerns and owner liability. Determining the type of chemicals released, characterizing the damage done to the property and surrounding properties, determine exposure issues and risk assessment(s), properly documenting the source of the contamination, developing an effective remediation strategy can be challenging. This material will provide some key information that can help attendees understand the basics for assembling an effective team of experts to conduct the contamination identification and evaluation, conduct the site reconnaissance, develop an effective sampling plan along with an effective and regulatory compliant remediation plan.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for

  • attorneys
  • engineers
  • environmental professionals
  • presidents
  • vice presidents
  • business owners and managers
  • architects
  • developers
  • contractors
  • subcontractors
  • government officials planners and public works.

Training content

Phase I - Comprehensive Site Evaluation

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (E-1527-13 Compliant)
    • Historical Research
    • Records Review and Database Research
    • Site Reconnaissance

Team Assembly

  • Geologist/Hydrologist
  • Chemist/Testing Laboratories
  • Industrial Hygienist

Phase II - Sampling and Characterizing the Site

  • Identification of the Processes and Chemicals on Site
  • Development of a Site Safety and Health Plan for Sampling Protocols
  • Developing a Sampling Plan
  • Sampling and Data Interpretation
  • Prepare Detailed Report of Findings With Recommended Action Plan

Phase III - Site Remediation Plans

  • Identification of the Site-Specific Scope Based on Prior Investigation Results
  • Review Recommended Scope of Work With Owner
  • Establish Projected Project Budget and Timeline
  • Development of a Site-Specific Site Safety and Health Plan for the Remediation Project
  • Prepare a Written Site-Specific Scope of Work for Contractor Bidding Purposes
  • Identify List of Qualified Contractors (Experience, Work Force, Insurability, Financial Resources Available)
  • Final Contractor Selection Process, Verifications, and Negotiations
  • Regulatory Notification
  • Pre-Construction and Planning Meetings

Certification / Credits

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define the minimum process involved in characterizing a contaminated release site and the importance of establishing a site-specific scope of work.
  • You will be able to explain to an owner the importance of an investigation of a contaminated site in order to immediately control any off or onsite exposure issues, control owner liability, and establish a general plan.
  • You will be able to identify the necessity of establishing a site-specific sampling plan that will be most beneficial in effectively characterizing the site contamination.
  • You will be able to recognize examples of situations that would require a detailed forensic evaluation.
Lorman Education Services
Lorman Education Services
2510 Alpine Road
54702 Eau Claire Wisconsin

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