Publications

Publications for purchase

 

CleanUp 2013 Program and proceedings (hard copy, volume I and II)

Full program and proceedings from CleanUp 2013 conference. Includes both volume I and II.

Full program and proceedings from CleanUp 2013 conference. Includes both volume I and II.

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$100.00

 

CRC CARE Technical Report 10: Summary – hard copy

CRC CARE has undertaken the development of health-based screening levels (HSLs) for petroleum hydrocarbons to address an identified need for consistent human health risk assessment of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in Australian conditions. The HSLs represent the best collective view of the available science and application of Australian approaches on selection of health criteria and exposure parameters. The document underwent several international peer reviews by experts in the United States, Canada and Australia. Given the innovative nature of the work, CRC CARE will monitor national and international developments, and publish updates as and when necessary.

CRC CARE has undertaken the development of health-based screening levels (HSLs) for petroleum hydrocarbons to address an identified need for consistent human health risk assessment of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in Australian conditions. The HSLs represent the best collective view of the available science and application of Australian approaches on selection of health criteria and exposure parameters. The document underwent several international peer reviews by experts in the United States, Canada and Australia. Given the innovative nature of the work, CRC CARE will monitor national and international developments, and publish updates as and when necessary.

CRC CARE has undertaken the development of health-based screening levels (HSLs) for petroleum hydrocarbons to address an identified need for consistent human health risk assessment of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in Australian conditions. The HSLs represent the best collective view of the available science and application of Australian approaches on selection of health criteria and exposure parameters. The document underwent several international peer reviews by experts in the United States, Canada and Australia. Given the innovative nature of the work, CRC CARE will monitor national and international developments, and publish updates as and when necessary.

The HSLs and the underlying methodology may be used for health risk assessment purposes in the context of the wider site assessment framework for petroleum hydrocarbon contamination provided in the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM as varied. It should be noted that the HSLs were derived through the consideration of health effects only, with particular emphasis on the vapour exposure pathway. Other considerations such as ecological risk, aesthetics, the presence of free phase product and explosive/fire risk will need to be assessed separately, as they are not addressed by the HSLs.

It is strongly recommended that the HSL technical development document and the associated documents (Part 2: Application document, Part 3: Sensitivity assessment and Part 4: Extension model) are referred to for the key assumptions for the derivation of the HSLs, and for their application and limitations on their use. 

The assessment of contamination using health-based screening criteria and investigation thresholds is a complex matter. While every effort has been made to identify and assess the significant risks to human health associated with petroleum hydrocarbon contamination, it is strongly recommended that assessments are carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced persons (who understand the context, requirements and limitations of such use), in consultation with the relevant jurisdiction.

Many of the assumptions that underlie the HSL values involve policy decisions. It is possible that future reviews may lead to changes in the assumptions and the values of the HSLs. It is, therefore, important to check the CRC CARE website for relevant updates at the time of the assessment.

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$35.00

 

CRC CARE Technical Report 11 – hard copy

Sites impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons represent a significant proportion of Australia’s contaminated land, and proper characterisation of these sites is therefore a major concern. Poorly planned and executed site characterisation is likely to result in additional expense, both during the investigation and subsequent remediation, and inadequate or misleading data may also result in an increased risk to human health and the environment.

Sites impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons represent a significant proportion of Australia’s contaminated land, and proper characterisation of these sites is therefore a major concern. Poorly planned and executed site characterisation is likely to result in additional expense, both during the investigation and subsequent remediation, and inadequate or misleading data may also result in an increased risk to human health and the environment.

Sites impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons represent a significant proportion of Australia’s contaminated land, and proper characterisation of these sites is therefore a major concern. Poorly planned and executed site characterisation is likely to result in additional expense, both during the investigation and subsequent remediation, and inadequate or misleading data may also result in an increased risk to human health and the environment. A number of guidance documents related to contaminated site characterisation currently exist in Australia; however, these are typically regional, outdated or do not provide information specific to characterising petroleum hydrocarbon impacts.

CRC CARE, in consultation with industry, consultants and regulators, recognised the need to prepare national guidelines for the characterisation of petroleum hydrocarbon impacted sites, to unify current guidance and provide support for innovative technologies and approaches. These guidelines have therefore been prepared under CRC CARE’s National Contaminated Sites Demonstration Program. Preparation of the guidelines forms part of a larger Site Characterisation Project scope, which has also included the formation of a Petroleum Projects Project Advisory Group (PAG) to provide direction and feedback from industry, consultants, researchers and state regulators. A review of relevant existing Australian and international guidance, protocols and techniques has also been previously completed (Davis et al. 2006) and taken into consideration during the development of these guidelines.

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$35.00

 

CRC CARE Technical Report 13 – hard copy

Australia has no current guidance on the field assessment of volatile compounds for sites where vapours have the potential to migrate into buildings and pose risks to human health. There are recommendations to provide such national guidance. This report updates knowledge available internationally related to guidance and methods of vapour assessment. It is intended to be used with other documentation to inform the variation of the Australian National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (NEPM) currently underway.

Australia has no current guidance on the field assessment of volatile compounds for sites where vapours have the potential to migrate into buildings and pose risks to human health. There are recommendations to provide such national guidance. This report updates knowledge available internationally related to guidance and methods of vapour assessment. It is intended to be used with other documentation to inform the variation of the Australian National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (NEPM) currently underway.

Australia has no current guidance on the field assessment of volatile compounds for sites where vapours have the potential to migrate into buildings and pose risks to human health. There are recommendations to provide such national guidance. This report updates knowledge available internationally related to guidance and methods of vapour assessment. It is intended to be used with other documentation to inform the variation of the Australian National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (NEPM) currently underway.

In this report:

  • the processes underlying vapour behaviour are described
  • available guidance is reviewed
  • a framework for vapour assessment and screening is suggested
  • design issues for field assessment of vapours are described
  • investigation and sampling techniques are compared, and
  • observations from the work are summarised.

It is found that a well-described conceptual site model (CSM) of vapour risk embodies understanding of site conditions, potential vapour behaviour, and priorities for investigation. It serves as the basis for vapour risk assessment along with data quality objectives (DQOs).

Extensive vapour intrusion and assessment guidance documentation has been developed within the United States of America and by industry, but limited guidance is available for other countries. A staged approach (Tier 1, 2, 3 or 4) for vapour assessment is generally adopted across nearly all guidance, however, the breadth of investigation required in each stage is not consistent across the available guidance. The stages of investigation for vapour assessment do not always align with accepted stages of a more general site investigation (Phase I or Phase II Environmental Site Assessments – ESAs, or Preliminary/Detailed Site Investigations ­– PSIs/DSIs).

There is substantial information that would support an exclusion distance approach applicable at a Tier 1 screening level, whereby if a property or building is beyond a set distance to the edge of a vapour source, then it could be excluded from further investigation. Consideration of the use of soil gas vapour concentrations (representative of the direct pathway of exposure), rather than soil concentrations alone, for comparison to health-based investigation level (HIL) screening values seems warranted. In Australia, this may require the development of soil gas HILs for volatile compounds. Where soil vapour assessment techniques are not used at Tier 1, then soil and/or groundwater investigations will be required to assist in the definition of the exclusion distance or to provide data for comparison to HIL screening values.

A variety of vapour assessment techniques are available. Advantages and disadvantages of many are tabulated. Choices of vapour investigation approaches should target improvement and modification of the CSM. Guidance documents recommend a number of approaches. Common elements are, where required and practical, (a) subsurface soil gas samples should be taken no shallower than 1 m, unless adequately justified, (b) to determine maximum vapour concentrations in the subsurface, samples should be recovered as close as possible to the source (it is acknowledged that this may be particularly difficult for groundwater sources and may not be warranted for very deep sources), and (c) depth profiles can be useful.  Seasonal and short term atmospheric changes (barometric, etc.) can influence vapour concentrations but this effect decreases rapidly with depth depending on the period of the transient disturbance and the re-equilibration time of the vapour concentrations through the soil profile. Vapour behaviour may need to be assessed over time where shallow sampling is undertaken and where transient behaviour might be expected to occur.

Most experience and investigations have been carried out for petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvent vapours. Whilst the techniques and approaches may be valid for use for other volatile compounds, for some compounds (e.g. mercury, butadiene) there is limited experience, and hence careful adoption of field approaches would be required.

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$35.00

 

CRC CARE Technical Report 34 – hard copy

This report is intended as a practical guide to LNAPL remediation in Australia and to accompany CRC CARE Technical Report no. 18, Selecting and assessing strategies for remediating LNAPL in soils and aquifers.

This guide draws on the wealth of literature on LNAPL remediation globally, and on the documented experience of remediation practitioners in Australia, Europe and North America, where many of the approaches, terms and technologies discussed in this document have been developed.

It is aimed at industry project managers, environmental consultants, remediation practitioners, owners and operators of contaminated sites, and state and territory regulators in Australia – that is, those with an interest in the effective, efficient and sustainable remediation of LNAPL contaminated sites. The guide provides a practical step-by-step approach to site characterisation, remedial decision making, technology selection and implementation of remediation in an Australian context.

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$35.00

 

Engaging the community: a handbook for professionals managing contaminated land (hard copy)

‘Engaging the community: a handbook for professionals managing contaminated land’ presents a framework for community consultation in the context of contaminated site projects, and describes the communication principles that can be used in community consultation.

Addressing issues of public confidence during contaminated site assessment and remediation is a necessary step requiring community consultation and participatory decision making. This is now widely recognised among the contaminated land practitioner community.

Engaging the community: a handbook for professionals managing contaminated landpresents a framework for community consultation in the context of contaminated site projects, and describes the communication principles that can be used in community consultation.

How does this work?

 The handbook is broken up into five parts, providing readers with the principles of community engagement, national and international perspectives on best practice in risk communication, Australasian case studies, and a structural framework for involving the public in environmental decision making.

Who will benefit from this?

This book is designed with the following groups in mind:

  • state and local authority officers, site planners and environment agencies
  • land owners, environmental consultants, contractors, and others involved in the management of contaminated sites.

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    $35.00

     

    Engaging the community: a handbook for professionals managing contaminated land (PDF)

    ‘Engaging the community: a handbook for professionals managing contaminated land’ presents a framework for community consultation in the context of contaminated site projects, and describes the communication principles that can be used in community consultation. Please contact adam.barclay@crccare.com to purchase a copy.

    Addressing issues of public confidence during contaminated site assessment and remediation is a necessary step requiring community consultation and participatory decision making. This is now widely recognised among the contaminated land practitioner community.

    Engaging the community: a handbook for professionals managing contaminated landpresents a framework for community consultation in the context of contaminated site projects, and describes the communication principles that can be used in community consultation.

    How does this work?

     The handbook is broken up into five parts, providing readers with the principles of community engagement, national and international perspectives on best practice in risk communication, Australasian case studies, and a structural framework for involving the public in environmental decision making.

    Who will benefit from this?

    This book is designed with the following groups in mind:

    • state and local authority officers, site planners and environment agencies
    • land owners, environmental consultants, contractors, and others involved in the management of contaminated sites.

    Purchase a PDF

    Please contact adam.barclay@crccare.com to purchase a copy.

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    Videos for purchase

    A technical guide for demonstrating monitored natural attenuation of petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater seminar – video

    CRC CARE seminar, held on 18 June 2014, is now available to watch online.

    CRC CARE seminar, held on 18 June 2014, is now available to watch online.

    For more information, visit the seminar events page.

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    $55.00

     

    A unified approach for the analysis, management and remediation of LNAPL in Australia

    CRC CARE seminar, held on 20 August 2014, is now available to watch online.

    For more information, visit the seminar events page.

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    $75.00

     

    Acid sulfate soil: the world’s nastiest soil

    CRC CARE seminar, held on 15 October 2014, is now available to watch online.

    For more information, visit the seminar events page.

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    $50.00

     

    Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM Workshop DVD

    CRC CARE, in partnership with participating jurisdictions, coordinated a national workshop series in May 2013 to provide regulators, site assessors, consultants, environmental auditors, landowners, developers and industry practitioners with an opportunity to come together and gain an understanding of the changes, new elements, and implementation of the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM amendment.

    CRC CARE, in partnership with participating jurisdictions, coordinated a national workshop series in May 2013 to provide regulators, site assessors, consultants, environmental auditors, landowners, developers and industry practitioners with an opportunity to come together and gain an understanding of the changes, new elements, and implementation of the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM amendment.

    Members of the NEPM Variation team, along with technical experts involved in developing guidance for inclusion in the amended NEPM Schedules, presented the changes and identified new aspects in comparison with the 1999 NEPM. 

    In response to feedback from industry and regulators, which included requests to access the workshop materials and information following the conclusion of the workshop series, CRC CARE has made the workshop and presentation materials available on DVD. The set of DVDs – containing the recorded presentations and audio from a live workshop – will be of relevance to all regulators and practitioners dealing with the assessment of contaminated sites.

     

    For further information:

    • The amended ASC NEPM and schedules are available for use via the Standing Council on Environment and Water website: www.scew.gov.au/nepms
    • The Toolbox, referred to in the presentations, contains additional information including calculators, spread sheets and other supporting documents to assist with application of the ASC NEPM: www.scew.gov.au/node/941

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    $500.00

     

    Best practice approaches for ensuring successful bioremediation outcomes

    CRC CARE seminar, held on 18 September 2014, is now available to watch online.

    For more information, visit the seminar events page.

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    $75.00

     

    Contaminants of emerging concern seminar – video

    CRC CARE seminar, held on 22 May 2014, is now available to watch online.

    CRC CARE seminar, held on 22 May 2014, is now available to watch online.

    For more information, visit the seminar events page.

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    $30.00

     

    Eric Friebel – Assessment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons HSLs, ESLs, Management Limits

    The presentation focuses on the Assessment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and the HSLs. It provides an overview how the NEPM has incorporated the HSLs and how they link together with the NEPM schedules. The conceptual site models used to define the screening criteria are presented along with a discussion on petroleum composition, carbon fraction ranges, soil descriptions and biodegradation. The presentation goes on to focus on the application of HSLs, and will step the viewer through the checklist outlined in the CRC CARE Technical Report 10: Applications Document, and provides advice on how to apply the screening levels, and different considerations you may need to make, when assessing a site. An overview of the ESLs and Management limits that have been included in the amended NEPM is also provided.

    The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), in partnership with participating jurisdictions, coordinated a national workshop series in May 2013 to provide regulators, site assessors, consultants, environmental auditors, landowners, developers and industry practitioners with an opportunity to come together and gain an understanding of the changes, new elements, and implementation of the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM amendment.

    Members of the NEPM Variation team, along with technical experts involved in developing guidance for inclusion in the amended NEPM Schedules, presented the changes and identified new aspects in comparison with the 1999 NEPM.

    In response to feedback from industry and regulators, which included requests to access the workshop materials and information following the conclusion of the workshop series, CRC CARE has made the workshop and presentation materials available on DVD. The enclosed set of DVDs – containing the recorded presentations and audio from a live workshop – will be of relevance to all regulators and practitioners dealing with the assessment of contaminated sites.

    For further information:

    • The amended ASC NEPM and schedules are available for use via the Standing Council on Environment and Water website: www.scew.gov.au/nepms

    The Toolbox, referred to in the presentations, contains additional information including calculators, spread sheets and other supporting documents to assist with application of the ASC NEPM: www.scew.gov.au/nepms/asc-nepm-toolbox

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      $100.00

       

      Health screening levels – DVD training materials

      Presented by Eric Friebel, Senior Engineer – Environmental Risk Assessment at GHD, these workshops were prompted following the development by CRC CARE of HSLs for petroleum hydrocarbons. The HSLs were created to address an identified need for consistent human health risk assessment of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in Australian conditions.

      The series of health-based screening levels (HSLs) workshops held in Australia throughout November 2011 can now be utilised as further training materials for industry via DVD.

      Presented by Eric Friebel, Senior Engineer – Environmental Risk Assessment at GHD, these workshops were prompted following the development by CRC CARE of HSLs for petroleum hydrocarbons. The HSLs were created to address an identified need for consistent human health risk assessment of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in Australian conditions. The HSLs represent the best collective view of the available science and application of Australian approaches on selection of health criteria and exposure parameters.

      In Australia, the normal approach for triggering further investigation during contaminated land investigations is to determine whether the concentration of contaminants of concern in soil and/or groundwater exceed published health investigation levels (HILs) or ecological investigation levels (EILs). These levels may also form the basis for clean-up criteria. In the case of petroleum hydrocarbons, a number of HILs exist; however, these are limited and do not extend to a variety of soil types and aquifer situations, or to the assessment of volatile hydrocarbons.

      The development of the HSLs was conducted through detailed consultation with the Australian health and environmental regulators, laboratories, research groups, oil industry and environmental consultants. The HSLs and the underlying methodology may now be used for health risk assessment purposes in the context of the wider site assessment framework for petroleum hydrocarbon contamination provided in the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM as varied.

      To support the uptake and appropriate application of the HSLs, this full-day workshop provided instructions and case study examples on how the HSLs should be applied in practice and details on the key limitations of their use. The workshop also guided attendees through the development of the HSLs and guidance documents, to provide a better understanding of their basis and insight into the decisions made during the consultation process.

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      $495.00

       

      Jackie Wright – Human Health Risk Assessment Framework and HILs

      The presentation focuses on the Human health risk assessment framework. The presentation provides an outline of the risk assessment framework described in schedule B4, including an overview of what has changed and what has remained the same. An overview of the tiered approach to health risk assessment is also provided prior to outlining the underlying approach for derivation of the HILs as described in schedule B7, and some of the specific considerations that should be undertaken in applying the HILs.

      The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), in partnership with participating jurisdictions, coordinated a national workshop series in May 2013 to provide regulators, site assessors, consultants, environmental auditors, landowners, developers and industry practitioners with an opportunity to come together and gain an understanding of the changes, new elements, and implementation of the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM amendment.

      Members of the NEPM Variation team, along with technical experts involved in developing guidance for inclusion in the amended NEPM Schedules, presented the changes and identified new aspects in comparison with the 1999 NEPM.

      In response to feedback from industry and regulators, which included requests to access the workshop materials and information following the conclusion of the workshop series, CRC CARE has made the workshop and presentation materials available on DVD. The enclosed set of DVDs – containing the recorded presentations and audio from a live workshop – will be of relevance to all regulators and practitioners dealing with the assessment of contaminated sites.

       For further information:

      • The amended ASC NEPM and schedules are available for use via the Standing Council on Environment and Water website: www.scew.gov.au/nepms
      • The Toolbox, referred to in the presentations, contains additional information including calculators, spread sheets and other supporting documents to assist with application of the ASC NEPM: www.scew.gov.au/nepms/asc-nepm-toolbox.

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      $100.00

       

      Jackie Wright – Vapour Risk Assessment

      This presentation covers the new inclusion of Vapour risk assessment, including how to assess vapours and what are the major aspects should be considered when assessing vapour.

      The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), in partnership with participating jurisdictions, coordinated a national workshop series in May 2013 to provide regulators, site assessors, consultants, environmental auditors, landowners, developers and industry practitioners with an opportunity to come together and gain an understanding of the changes, new elements, and implementation of the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM amendment.

      Members of the NEPM Variation team, along with technical experts involved in developing guidance for inclusion in the amended NEPM Schedules, presented the changes and identified new aspects in comparison with the 1999 NEPM.

      In response to feedback from industry and regulators, which included requests to access the workshop materials and information following the conclusion of the workshop series, CRC CARE has made the workshop and presentation materials available on DVD. The enclosed set of DVDs – containing the recorded presentations and audio from a live workshop – will be of relevance to all regulators and practitioners dealing with the assessment of contaminated sites.

       For further information:

      • The amended ASC NEPM and schedules are available for use via the Standing Council on Environment and Water website: www.scew.gov.au/nepms
      • The Toolbox, referred to in the presentations, contains additional information including calculators, spread sheets and other supporting documents to assist with application of the ASC NEPM: www.scew.gov.au/nepms/asc-nepm-toolbox

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      $100.00

       

      John Howell – Asbestos Assessment Framework and Application

      The presentation provides guidance on the Asbestos assessment framework, management principles and application process. The presentation covers asbestos related elements of schedule B1 on investigation levels and guidance provided in schedule B2 focusing on the asbestos site characterisation process. A comparison of NEPM asbestos guidance against the Western Australian asbestos guidance is also provided.

      The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), in partnership with participating jurisdictions, coordinated a national workshop series in May 2013 to provide regulators, site assessors, consultants, environmental auditors, landowners, developers and industry practitioners with an opportunity to come together and gain an understanding of the changes, new elements, and implementation of the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM amendment.

      Members of the NEPM Variation team, along with technical experts involved in developing guidance for inclusion in the amended NEPM Schedules, presented the changes and identified new aspects in comparison with the 1999 NEPM.

      In response to feedback from industry and regulators, which included requests to access the workshop materials and information following the conclusion of the workshop series, CRC CARE has made the workshop and presentation materials available on DVD. The enclosed set of DVDs – containing the recorded presentations and audio from a live workshop – will be of relevance to all regulators and practitioners dealing with the assessment of contaminated sites.

      For further information:

      • The amended ASC NEPM and schedules are available for use via the Standing Council on Environment and Water website: www.scew.gov.au/nepms

      • The Toolbox, referred to in the presentations, contains additional information including calculators, spread sheets and other supporting documents to assist with application of the ASC NEPM: www.scew.gov.au/nepms/asc-nepm-toolbox

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      $100.00

       

      Luke Clements – Site Characterisation

      This video focusses on the Site characterisation process. The presentation provides further detail on schedule B2 including the stages of investigation, conceptual site models and systematic planning – inclusive of data quality objectives and sampling and analytical quality plan. The presentation also touches on investigation techniques for soil and groundwater, data analysis, statistics and data quality assessment.

      The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), in partnership with participating jurisdictions, coordinated a national workshop series in May 2013 to provide regulators, site assessors, consultants, environmental auditors, landowners, developers and industry practitioners with an opportunity to come together and gain an understanding of the changes, new elements, and implementation of the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM amendment.

      Members of the NEPM Variation team, along with technical experts involved in developing guidance for inclusion in the amended NEPM Schedules, presented the changes and identified new aspects in comparison with the 1999 NEPM.

      In response to feedback from industry and regulators, which included requests to access the workshop materials and information following the conclusion of the workshop series, CRC CARE has made the workshop and presentation materials available on DVD. The enclosed set of DVDs – containing the recorded presentations and audio from a live workshop – will be of relevance to all regulators and practitioners dealing with the assessment of contaminated sites.

      For further information:

      • The amended ASC NEPM and schedules are available for use via the Standing Council on Environment and Water website: www.scew.gov.au/nepms
      • The Toolbox, referred to in the presentations, contains additional information including calculators, spread sheets and other supporting documents to assist with application of the ASC NEPM: www.scew.gov.au/nepms/asc-nepm-toolbox

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      $100.00

       

      Michael Warne – Ecological Risk Assessment Framework and EILs

      This video presents an overview of the Ecological risk assessment framework and new EILs. The presentation provides definitions of the EILs and ESLs, information on how they were derived and how they are to be applied. The presentation also steps the viewer through the process of how to calculate a site specific EIL, and presents other relevant guidelines including the revision of the National Water Quality Management Strategy.

      The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), in partnership with participating jurisdictions, coordinated a national workshop series in May 2013 to provide regulators, site assessors, consultants, environmental auditors, landowners, developers and industry practitioners with an opportunity to come together and gain an understanding of the changes, new elements, and implementation of the Assessment of Site Contamination NEPM amendment.

      Members of the NEPM Variation team, along with technical experts involved in developing guidance for inclusion in the amended NEPM Schedules, presented the changes and identified new aspects in comparison with the 1999 NEPM.

      In response to feedback from industry and regulators, which included requests to access the workshop materials and information following the conclusion of the workshop series, CRC CARE has made the workshop and presentation materials available on DVD. The enclosed set of DVDs – containing the recorded presentations and audio from a live workshop – will be of relevance to all regulators and practitioners dealing with the assessment of contaminated sites.

      For further information:

      • The amended ASC NEPM and schedules are available for use via the Standing Council on Environment and Water website: www.scew.gov.au/nepms
      • The Toolbox, referred to in the presentations, contains additional information including calculators, spread sheets and other supporting documents to assist with application of the ASC NEPM: www.scew.gov.au/nepms/asc-nepm-toolbox

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      $100.00

       

      Recent advances in risk assessment for mixed contaminants

      CRC CARE seminar, held on 1 April 2015, is now available to watch online.

      For more information, visit the seminar events page.

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      $50.00

       

      Who do people trust? A residents’ perception of risk communication on industrial contamination

      CRC CARE seminar, held on 18 May 2015, is now available to watch online.

      For more information, visit the seminar events page.

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      $50.00