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TCEQ TRRP Training

GSI Environmental

Monday, October 5, 2009 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

TCEQ TRRP Training

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Texas Risk Reduction Program regulations (TRRP; 30 TAC 350) establish consistent risk-based protocols for evaluation and response to soil, groundwater, or surface water contamination associated with an environmental release of hazardous wastes or substances. Since adoption of the TRRP rule, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

(TCEQ) has established policies and released guidance pertaining to TRRP. Presented by GSI Environmental Inc., with participation of key TCEQ technical staff, this popular and informative training series is a must for professionals who need a working understanding of TRRP and those needing to stay up-to-date with the latest TRRP guidance and policies adopted by the TCEQ.


The TCEQ TRRP Training Program

TRRP Rule Step-By-Step (2 Days)

  • TRRP Applicability
  • General Rule Organization and Key Features
  • Release Notification
  • Affected Prperty Assessment
  • Development of Human Health PCLs
  • Development of Ecological PCLs
  • Response Actions and Post Response Action Care
LPST-CAPM: 16 Credits
MCLE: 14 Credits

TRRP Guidance & Policy (1 Day)

  • Affected Property Assessment
    • Groundwater Classification
    • Assessment of Surface Water and Sediment
    • Ecological Risk Assessment
  • PCL Development
    • Toxicity Factors for Unlisted Chemicals
    • Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
    • Use of Statistics
  • Response Actions
    • Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL)
    • Monitored Natural Attenuation
TRRP Guidance and Policy
LPST-CAPM: 8 Credits
MCLE: 7.5 Credits

TRRP Hands-On (1 Day)

  • Guidelines for Modeling Under the TRRP Rule
  • Case Studies / Software
  • Case Stuides / Example Site
TRRP Hands-On
LPST-CAPM: 8 Credits

Course Instructors

John A. Connor, P.E., P.G., BCEE

  • President, environmental engineer, GSI Environmental Inc. (GSI); over 28 years experience
  • Author of Tier 2 RBCA Guidance Manual and GSI User’s Guide to the Texas Risk Reduction Rules
  • Assisted development of TRRP and other risk-based regulatory programs in over 15 states
  • Project specialization: risk management and strategic planning; corrective action design; regulatory and policy development, litigation support

Paul Lewis (TRRP Rule Step-By-Step Section)

  • Acting Manager, Technical Support, TCEQ Risk Assessment Division
  • Team leader for development of Risk Reduction Rules (RRR; 1993)

Thomas McHugh, Ph.D. , D.A.B.T

  • Vice President, environmental toxicologist, GSI; over 17 years experience
  • Project specialization: human health and ecological risk assessment; bioremediation by natural attenuation; software development

Charles J. Newell, Ph.D, P.E., BCEE

  • Vice President, environmental engineer, GSI; over 28 years experience
  • Project specialization: groundwater modeling, non-aqueous phase liquids, risk assessment, natural attenuation, bioremediation, non-point source studies and software development.

Shawn M. Paquette

  • Vice President, environmental scientist, GSI; over 10 years experience
  • Project specialization: environmental site assessment; risk assessment, corrective action design/implementation; fate & transport modeling; bioremediation and natural attenuation

Greg Tipple (TRRP Rule Step-By-Step Section)

  • Technical Support, TCEQ Risk Assessment Division
  • Experience in Solid Waste, RCRA, and Superfund programs, TCEQ and predecessor agencies since 1975
  • Contributing author: TRRP Rule; TRRP Guidance; Risk Reduction Rules (RRR;1993)

Sponsored By:

The Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP)

Committed to achieving the highest standards of ethics and competence within the environmental professions, TAEP is the Texas chapter of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP). TAEP has well over 300 active members and has established a chapter in Austin. The primary aims of TAEP are the advancement of the environmental profession and the establishment of a forum to discuss important environmental issues.  If you aren't a member of TAEP and would like to become one, please go to www.taep.org to register.



The Hilton at University of Houston is holding a limited block of rooms at the guaranteed price of $119/single, $120/double, exclusive of state and local tax (currently 17%). The name of the event is: TRRP Training Program

Classes are held from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM daily.

To make reservations, call the hotel directly at 713.743.2471 or 800.HOTELUH.

The reservation cut off date is Friday, September 4, 2009. Check in time is 4:00 pm, check out time is 12:00 pm. A first night room deposit must accompany all reservations. In the event of a cancellation, the hotel must be notified before 6:00 pm on the day of arrival to avoid charges.

Parking cost $6.00 per day.


Cancellation Policy:

Any cancellation before 9/14/09 will be refunded 100%, and from 9/15 through 9/20 will be refunded 50%. No refund will be provided for any cancellation after 9/27/09, however substitute attendees are welcome.

Have questions about TCEQ TRRP Training? Contact GSI Environmental

When & Where

University of Houston Hilton
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-3902

Monday, October 5, 2009 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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