LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar

Preparing Conclusive MCP Phase Reports

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Registration begins at 4:30 PM).  Light dinner is provided.
Location: Tighe & Bond, One University Ave, Westwood, MA (South Entrance - Lower Level)

Pricing: $250 Members | $400 Non-Members
Instructor: J. Andrew Irwin, PE, LSP, IRWIN Engineers

This course has been approved for 6.0 LSP Technical continuing education credits (#1468a). This course includes 3 hours of homework and 3 hours classroomThis course was previously offered by the LSPA in November 2016. 

Course Description: 
The objective of the course is to introduce attendees to the FoREVER Tool so they may learn its benefits.  When systematically applied during MCP site response actions, the tool can be used to support the development of a strong conceptual site model, guide the identification of complete data, delineate site assumptions and, ultimately, assist the user with communicating conclusions logically and effectively. 

The FoREVER (Focus oReceptors, Exposures, Volume Estimation & Remedy) Tool provides a series of open-ended questions that get reviewed periodically from initial discovery to site closure to remind the user of data that need to be collected over the course of the investigation for receptor identification, risk characterization, timely response actions for risk reduction and source control, and a clear design basis for the Permanent Solution remedy feasibility evaluation. The tool helps in framing open issues and uncertainties as well as final opinions of the LSP that need to be supported clearly and completely to provide a comprehensive and constructive MCP deliverable. Developed by a practicing LSP, the tool is derived from guidance issued by the EPA for emergency contingency planning and is aligned with the regulatory requirements of the MCP.  

For their homework, attendees will be asked to use the FoREVER Tool to assess four randomly chosen, publicly available, previously submitted MCP Phase reports. In class, attendees will discuss their assessments and consider how each report might have been improved if the Tool had been used as a guide throughout the site work and how data needs for the next phases of investigation may be better defined and more comprehensive in scope. 

Please note that you must complete 3 hours of homework to receive full credit for this course. The homework is focused and structured so as to not require more than 3 hours of time.   

To view course description, agenda and instructor bio, click here.

Please email Kristi Lefebvre with any questions.