Consultants' Day

Through this training event, MPCA staff provides guidance to consultants on a number of topics to improve environmental investigations and corrective actions at contaminated sites.

2021 event was virtual

Meeting, training or eventJanuary 26 and 27 (8:30 a.m. to noon each day)

The Tuesday session (Jan. 26) will focus on Remediation division items such as EQuIS, Vapor BMPs and the Groundwater Contamination Atlas project. The Wednesday session (Jan. 27) is program-specific updates, but it will incorporate several division programs.

Besides the two morning live sessions, there are pre-recorded presentations below that can be viewed beforehand; a Q&A for these presentations will be a part of the Wednesday session.

Presentations

Pre-recorded sessions

  • PFAS update – State agencies and local units of government working collaboratively to develop a safe and sustainable drinking water plan to address PFAS contamination in the East Metro. (Andri Dahlmeier and Liz Kaufenberg, 16:01)
  • Closed landfill Program – Working to protect human health and the environment in the vicinity of closed MSW landfills. (Dave Oakes, 16:15)
  • Site assessment (SA) prioritization – Overview of site referrals and how they are prioritized for investigation. (Doree Husnik, 10:29)

Special projects – Petroleum (PRP) and Superfund (SA) closed sites

  • PRP Gasoline Additive Project – Assessing petroleum sites closed prior to 2000 where groundwater may be impacted from a leaded gasoline release. (Brittney Schuller, 15:59)
  • PRP Vapor Project (part 1) – Assessing non-petroleum Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) contaminated sites closed prior to update of the vapor intrusion policy in 2014. (Kathryn Serier, 2:57)
  • PRP Vapor Project (part 2) – Findings from the site investigations. (Rose Tusa, 12:05)
  • SA Vapor and groundwater (TCE) project – Assessing non-petroleum Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) contaminated sites closed prior to update of the vapor intrusion policy in 2014. Assessing potable wells near sites closed with Trichloroethylene (TCE) in groundwater prior to the update of Minnesota Department of Health drinking water standards in 2014. (Chris Goscinak, 8:25)