April 15, 2004
4:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

On April 15, 2004, members of the Remediation Technologies Development Forum's Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) Cleanup Alliance met (via conference call) to talk about developing Module 2 of the Alliance's training program. The following Alliance members participated in the call:

Mark Lyverse, ChevronTexaco Energy Research and Technology Company, Alliance Co-Chair
Bob Maxey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Alliance Co-Chair
Mark Adamski, BP America, Inc.
Harley Hopkins, American Petroleum Institute
Vic Kremesec, BP America, Inc.
Ali Tavelli, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
David Zabcik, Shell Oil Products US Company and Motiva Enterprises

Also participating in the call were Tom Sale of Colorado State University and Christine Hartnett of ERG.


Although the conference call was held to discuss the development of Module 2, call participants did spend some time talking about Module 1 (The Basics) and the next Alliance meeting. Ali Tavelli noted that the State of Maryland has asked the Alliance to present Module 1 on May 3, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call participants agreed that an abbreviated version of Module 1 could be presented during that time if no alternative date can be identified. Their preference, however, would be to postpone the presentation until June 2004 and hold a full Alliance meeting in conjunction with the delivery of the Module 1 training. Mark Lyverse agreed to contact Yolanda Norman to push for this alternative. If it is not possible to deviate from the May 3 date, Lyverse said, he will at least try to push the time for the presentation back so that Vic Kremesec will be able to fly from Chicago to Baltimore on the morning of May 3. If the May 3 date holds, call participants agreed, efforts to coordinate a full Alliance meeting in conjunction with the Maryland meeting will be abandoned and an alternate date and location will be identified for the Alliance meeting.

Before closing on the topic of the Module 1 training, Lyverse noted that he had hoped to add some slides about a ChevronTexaco case study to that module. He asked whether it was too late to do so since a version of Module 1 has already been distributed for review. Call participants did not think it was too late to add new materials and they advised contacting Carolyn Perroni (of Environmental Management Support, Inc.) to incorporate the case study materials.


Module 2 will be designed to inform people about the way that new understandings about LNAPL distribution, mobility, and recoverability could impact LNAPL management strategies. Prior to this conference call, the following was distributed to call participants:

Hopkins asked the call participants to comment on how they would like to use the abovementioned presentations to kickstart the Module 2 development process. His question prompted Lyverse to ask whether Module 2 is going to be presented to the same group of technically-minded people and Project Managers that are targeted for the Module 1 training, or whether it is intended for higher-level management. Call participants agreed that Module 2 should be written in a fashion that is accessible to higher-level management, but that it would also be useful to present it in conjunction with Module 1 in front of Project Managers and more technical audiences. Tavelli said that she envisioned Module 2 being crafted to accommodate multiple audiences. For example, she said, a succinct nontechnical version could be developed for higher-level managers, and a longer more detailed version could be developed for broader audiences.

Call participants agreed that the Clarke presentation would be a good starting point for the Module 2 training. Although it was identified as a good springboard, the call participants did identify some items that should be deleted (such as the discussion on risk) and some items that should be added (such as guidelines on when to use aggressive cleanup technologies). Call participants agreed to review the Clarke and the Hopkins presentations and to provide comments to Hopkins by April 30, 2004.