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Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids: Science, Management, and Technology

In 2013-2014, ITRC may offer the LNAPL 2-day classroom training course in additional locations.  Additional details will be provided at www.itrcweb.org as dates and locations are selected. If you have questions or would like to receive and email when additional information is available, please call 402-201-2419 or e-mail training@itrcweb.org.

Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids: Science, Management, and Technology

Led by internationally recognized experts, this 2-day ITRC classroom training will enable you to develop and apply an LNAPL Conceptual Site Model (LCSM), understand and assess LNAPL subsurface behavior, develop and justify LNAPL remedial objectives including maximum extent practicable considerations, select appropriate LNAPL remedial technologies and measure progress, and use ITRC’s science-based LNAPL guidance to efficiently move sites to closure. Interactive learning with classroom exercises and Q&A sessions will reinforce these course learning objectives.

Training Course Information

Course Overview:  Light, nonaqueous-phase liquid (LNAPL) assessment and remediation presents a significant challenge for corrective action and cleanup at petroleum processing, storage, and handling facilities such as refineries, bulk product terminals, gas stations, airports and military bases. Once in the subsurface, LNAPLs can be difficult to adequately assess and remediate. The result can be long-term risk and exposure issues such as vapor intrusion, groundwater, surface water and soil contamination or other risk sensitive habitat. It may present acute-risk concerns such as explosive conditions or LNAPL may pose aesthetic concerns, or in some cases, pose no risk. In addition, regulatory drivers for LNAPL concerns present challenges to site closure, such as regulations that require recovery of “free product,” (a.k.a., “free-phase hydrocarbon” and “liquid-phase hydrocarbon”) to the agency determined “maximum extent practicable.”  ITRC offers this 2-day classroom training course, based on ITRC’s Technical and Regulatory Guidance document, Evaluating LNAPL Remedial Technologies for Achieving Project Goals (LNAPL-2) to assist environmental practitioners with applying science-based solutions for LNAPL sites. The ITRC guidance was developed through the combined efforts of environmental professionals, including state and federal regulators, consultants, industry, and community stakeholders.

This 2-day ITRC classroom training led by internationally recognized experts should enable you to:

  • Develop and apply an LNAPL Conceptual Site Model (LCSM)
  • Understand and assess LNAPL subsurface behavior
  • Develop and justify LNAPL remedial objectives including maximum extent practicable considerations
  • Select appropriate LNAPL remedial technologies and measure progress
  • Use ITRC’s science-based LNAPL guidance to efficiently move sites to closure

Interactive learning with classroom exercises and Q&A sessions will reinforce these course learning objectives. You will also have the opportunity to network with other environmental professionals.

Training Course Agenda

Day 1
  • Basics
  • LNAPL Conceptual Site Model (LCSM)
  • LCSM Conceptual Challenges
  • LCSM and Migration Potential/ Stability
  • LCSM and Transmissivity
Day 2
  • LNAPL Concerns, Remedial Objectives, and Remediation Goals
  • LNAPL Remediation Technology Overview
  • Performance Metrics and Hydraulic Recovery
  • LNAPL Remediation Technology Selection
  • Application Exercises

Here’s what participants are saying about ITRC LNAPL Classroom Training:

  • "I've been looking for 20 years for a LNAPL class like this one. It's a great class." - James Fitting, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT
  • “ITRC’s LNAPL training was extremely beneficial.  We gained critical understanding of some key LNAPL issues, which we immediately put to good use on some complex sites.   Our communications with the state regulator regarding these sites immediately improved.  I’d recommend this training to anybody in the investigation and cleanup business.” – Donovan Hannu, Bay West, Inc., St. Paul, MN
  • “Very helpful - ITRC is providing critical innovative thinking on LNAPL management” – Consulting/Engineering Firm
  • “It was very thorough training and felt very complete from basics to more advanced sessions” –State/Local Government
  • “Very good summary of organized approach to assessing and planning for LNAPL & recovery” - Site Owner
  • “The course was well established and re-affirmed the take home points. My experience as a project leader will grow in depth after this training and I will be more involved with technical like decisions with the project hydrologist. Honestly, I learned so much more than expected. Thank you!” - State/Local Government
  • “Excellent instructors; very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions” – Department of Defense
  • “You all did a great job. You're knowledge about the topic and training style help me learn a lot.” - State/Local Government
  • “I will be able to more confidently determine the most effective approach to LNAPL sites” -  State/Local Government

For more information related to LNAPLs to the LNAPL team's page to access the team’s documents, information sheets, additional links, and Internet-based training.

For information on other training opportunities, please visit:

  • ITRC’s Internet-based Training page

    ITRC develops and delivers training courses via the Internet to reach a geographically dispersed audience of regulators, consultants, and other members of the environmental community. These courses create a unique forum for the exchange of technical and regulatory information because they are based on ITRC guidance documents, which reflect the consensus opinion of ITRC members from states and federal environmental agencies, the private sector, and citizen stakeholders. Please visit the ITRC Internet-based Training page to learn more.

  • The Training Exchange (Trainex) website

    The Training Exchange website (Trainex) is designed to provide a wide range of training information to EPA, other federal agency, state, tribal, and local staff involved in hazardous waste management and remediation. Trainex focuses on free training directed to federal and state staff. This site includes training schedules for deliveries of many courses, both classroom and Internet-based.