SUMMARY OF THE REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT FORUM
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
December 6, 2000
On December 6, 2000, the following members of the Remediation Technologies Development Forum's (RTDF's) Refinery Partnership met in a conference call:
Randy Breeden, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 (Partnership
Mark Lyverse, Chevron Research and Technology Company (Partnership co-chair)
Jeff Hostetler, TriHydro CorporationDawn Kaback, Concurrent Technologies
Ali Taveli, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Kathy Yager, EPA Technology Innovation Office (TIO)
Also present were Carolyn Perroni of Environmental Management Support, Inc. (EMS) and Christine Hartnett of Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG).
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Kathy Yager opened the call by saying that EMS and ERG are available to assist the Refinery Partnership: they can set up a Web page, help plan and document meetings and conference calls, and provide logistical support. Carolyn Perroni said that she distributed a chart that indicates who from EMS and ERG to contact for support on different tasks.
TEXACO SITE IN CASPER, WYOMING
A Technical Subgroup will be created to develop a strategy for remediating the Texaco site in Casper, Wyoming. Ali Taveli and Randy Jewett will be the Subgroup co-chairs. Other participants will be Jeff Hostetler, John Myers, and Kent Udell. The Subgroup's first goal, Taveli said, will be to identify a method for evaluating non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) mobility. The Subgroup will also need to initiate studies to evaluate innovative remedial technologies. The Subgroup must decide, Taveli said, whether technology evaluation should be performed concurrently with the NAPL mobility study.
Call participants noted the importance of resolving organizational issues up front. For example, they said, the Partnership must determine what level of autonomy the Technical Subgroup should have. Will the Subgroup make decisions on its own and report these decisions to the larger Partnership? Or will the Subgroup be expected to obtain approval from the Partnership before moving forth on activities?
JANUARY 2001 MEETING
The Partnership will meet during the week of January 29, 2001, in San Luis Obispo. The meeting will span two days. On the first day, the Partnership will tour the Guadalupe Oil Field and meet with Kent Udell and Steve Lustgarden to learn more about the remediation process being used at the site. On the second day, the Partnership will discuss their memorandum of understanding (MOU). Also, attendees will be asked to give informal presentations on the work that they are performing on different field sites. In addition, the Technical Subgroup will lead a discussion on the work that is going to be performed at the Texaco site in Casper, Wyoming.