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EPA Incinerator Roundtable Meeting

  It is not clear from the announcements below that EPA intends this meeting to be open to the public, nevertheless you may be interested in knowing about it.
  Bill Sanjour
  EPA Headquarters and the Engineering Forum
  September 9-11, 1997
  Ambassador West Hotel
  Chicago, IL
  Purpose:	Provide an open forum to exchange experiences regarding Superfund incineration and thermal desorption sites 
  Goals:	Improve the quality and reliability of incineration and thermal desorption projects while controlling costs
  Desired Outcomes/Deliverables:
  	*	Develop a national database of Acontacts@
  	*	Develop a notebook which includes pertinent fact sheets, policy directives and a synopsis of the meeting
  General Format:
  	*	Brief Project/Issue Presentations
  	*	Panel Discussion/Question and Answer
  Possible Agenda Topics:
  	A.	Overview of Thermal Treatment as a Remedy
  	*	Status of Projects	
  	*	Definition of Incineration vs. Thermal Desorption	
  	*	Combustion Risk Assessments
  	*	ATSDR Involvement
  	*	Results of GAO Audit
  	*	Status of Thermal Desorption Fact Sheet
  	*	Dioxin Issues
  	B.	RCRA and Superfund
  	*	Coordination and Communication
  	*	RCRA Regulations, Policy, and Terminology
  	*	Combustion Strategy
  	*	RCRA Permits
  	*	Facility Inspections: RCRA & OSHA Inspections
  	C.	Community Relations
  	*	Community Opinion 
  	*	Environmental Groups
  	*	Involving and Informing the Community
  	*	Improving Community Knowledge
  	D.	Litigation - Moderator: Karen Kraus, OGC
  	*	Citizens* Suits
  	*	Litigation at Times Beach, MO and Drake Chemical, PA
  	E.	Design Issues
  	*	Design Review Resources
  	*	Role of ATSDR in Design
  	*	Establishing Design Requirements for Emissions Controls
  	*	Use of Treatability Studies
  	*	Accuracy of Cost Estimates
  	F.	Project Management
  	*	Controlling Cost and Schedule
  	*	Use of the USACE
  	*	Contracting and Contractors - Evaluation of Bids
  	*	Claims for Delays
  	*	PRP Oversight Alternatives
  	G.	Trial Burns
  	*	Is the Trial Burn Always Necessary?
  	*	Design of the Trial Burn
  	*	Things that Delay Trial Burns
  	*	Things to Improve for the Trial Burn
  	*	Who to Call for Assistance
  	*	Who to Have Present at the Trial Burn
  H.	Operations: Incineration and Thermal Desorption
  		Design and Operation
  	*	Emergency Response Plans
  	*	Waste Characterization Impacts on Operation, Emissions and Residue Quality.
  	*	Controlling Fugitive Emissions
  	*	Improving Unit Reliability: Burner Breakdown
  	*	Minimizing Upsets and Bypasses (Fault Tree Analysis, Balance of Production Mode Versus Maintaining Steady-state Operation).
  	*	Emergency Procedures and Automatic Waste Feed Cutoffs
  	*	Minimizing Dioxin Formation
  	*	Treatment of Residuals (Ash, Sludges, Filter 	
  			Media, etc.)
  	*	Treatment of Blowdown
  	*	Reliability of Soil and Ash Handling Equipment
  	I.	Operations: Technical
  	*	Excavation and Dewatering
  	*	Odor/Dust Control
  	*	Run-on/Run-off Control
  	*	Clearing and Grubbing
  	*	Handling/Screening/Treatment of Debris and Oversized Materials
  	*	Equipment Decontamination
  J.	Sampling/Monitoring Activities
  	*	Establishing Sampling Requirements for the Production Burn
  	*	Clearly defined Data Quality Objectives for sampling events
  	*	Site Perimeter Air Monitoring/Monitoring Within the Community
  	*	Violations and Exceedances of Acceptable Levels
  	*	Soil Confirmation Sampling - Is the burner meeting the required treatment levels?
  K.	Recommendations/Follow-up Activities
  	*	Future Meetings
  	*	Meeting Notebook
  Suggested Attendees:
  1	Superfund RPMs with incineration and thermal desorption
  2.	Army Corps of Engineers personel with design and construction experience with thermal treatment projects
  3.	HQ Superfund, RCRA, and Technical Inovation Office staff that deal with or have direct knowledge of incineration and thermal desorption technologies
  4.	Regional community relations staff involved with thermal treatment projects
  5.	OGC/ORC staff involved with thermal treatment projects
  Revised: 7/17/97
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  Thermal Treatment Roundtable Conference
  September 9-11, 1997
  Hotel:					The Ambassador West Hotel
  					1300 N. State Parkway
  					Chicago, IL   60610
  					(312) 787-3700
  Room Block Reservations:		Call (800) 300-WEST  and request the EPA/Thermal Treatment Roundtable Conference room block to receive the government rate.
  Room Nights Reserved:		Sept.   8-10, (100 rooms)
  					Sept. 11, (25 rooms)
  Cut-off Date for Reservations:	August 15, 1997
  Check-in Time:			3:00 p.m.	
  Check-out Time:			12 noon
  Reservation Cancellations:		3 days (72 hrs.) prior to arrival date.
  Hotel Shuttle Service:			Not available.
  Travel Time from Downtown:	Normal travel time to O*Hare is 45 minutes, 30 minutes to Midway.
  Airport Shuttle Service:		 Airport Express - Continental Air Transport (to and from)
  					O*Hare International:
  Located across from baggage area of terminals 1, 2, 3, and 5. Departs every 5-10 minutes, from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m..  Fare: $13.75*/person (one-way), $25.50*/person (round trip). 
  Located across from Southwest Airlines ticket counter.  Departs every 15 minutes, from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m..  Fare: $9.75*/person (one-way), $19.00*/person (round trip).
  * = Additional charge of $1.00/passenger from O*Hare Internat*l. and Midway Airports (MPEA Airport Departure Tax Ordinance).
  Directions to Hotel from Airport:	O*Hare
  Take I-90 (Northwest Tollway) East to 90/94.
  					Take I-90/94 to North Avenue
  At the bottom of the Exit ramp, turn left (East) onto North Avenue and go 2 miles to State Parkway.
  Turn right (South) on State Parkway and go 3 blocks to Goethe Street.
  The hotel is on the NW corner of State Parkway and Goethe.
  Take I-55 to Lake Shore Drive.
  Go North on Lake Shore Drive to the LaSalle Drive/North Avenue exit.
  Turn left (South) at the second stop light, which is the Lake Shore Drive local lanes.
  Take the local lanes to Schiller and turn right (West) go 3 blocks to State Parkway and turn left.
  Take State Parkway 1 block to Goethe Street.
  The hotel is at the NW concern of the State Parkway and Goethe.
  Meeting Room:			Guildhall Conference Room
  Meeting Room Set-Up:		Class room style (110 ppl) w/ panelist table in front to seat 6.
  Break-Out Rooms: 			None.
  Catering:				Coffee & tea in the morning and afternoon; add sodas/flavored water immediately following the lunch break.
  Audio Visual:				2 Flip charts w/markers		
  					1 Overhead Projector w/screen		
  					1 Slide Projector
  					   Microphones for the 6 panelist
  					1 Lavaliere Microphone