LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar

Method 3 Ecological Risk Assessment 

When: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Registration begins at 12:30 PM)

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA

Pricing: $200 Members | $350 Non-Members
Instructor: Tony Rodolakis, Ecological Risk Assessor, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.
Credit: This course has been approved for 4.0 LSP "non-DEP"/Technical continuing education credits (#1558). This course has also been approved by the CT LEP Board for 4.0 CECs (CTLEP-416). This is a repeat course and was previously offered in October 2016.  

This course is being conveniently offered on the same day and at the same venue as "The Basics of Monitored Natural Attenuation."  Attend both courses to receive a reduced rate and complimentary lunch. 

Course Description: 
This classroom course is designed to introduce LSPs to the concepts and practices for conducting Method 3 Ecological Risk Assessments and developing site-specific risk-based clean-up target values under the MCP. The framework for the course will be the MassDEP risk assessment process and the 2006 Interim Technical Updates.

The course will begin with an explanation of what ecological risk assessment is, its place within the MCP, and its uses and limitations. The course will then describe the process and data needs for conducting a Stage I Environmental Screening, including a discussion of how to select screening level benchmarks.   

The last half of the course will focus on developing and executing a Stage II Environmental Risk Characterization, with emphasis on problem formulation and exposure assessment.  The Problem Formulation section will include discussion of the important role of the ecological conceptual model. The section on exposure assessment will include discussion of commonly used ecological risk assessment tools including toxicity tests, community surveys, food chain models, and numerical comparisons. The final portion of the course will address how to: determine if a condition of No Significant Risk exists using a weight of evidence approach; derive risk-based clean-up target values and goals for meeting MCP requirements; and document uncertainties. 

Questions and answers will be encouraged throughout.

To view full course description, agenda and instructor biographies, click here.