Defense Environmental Restoration Program

2023 DERP Forum

2023 Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) Forum

DERP 2023 Save the Date Poster

Tuesday, November 14

Munitions Response 101/201 Training
Overview for States and other interested parties about munitions response (MR) during the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act process. The training will provide foundational knowledge that will prepare personnel who may not be as familiar with MR to participate in MR track sessions on Thursday, November 16.

Time: Three hours (Tuesday afternoon, November 14)

DERP 101 Training
The DERP 101 training explores the basics of DoD’s DERP and implementing it at specific cleanup sites. The training includes state case studies highlighting examples of cleanup under the DERP and provides useful information for regulators and interested stakeholders, especially new personnel who may not be as familiar with DoD’s cleanup program.

Time: Three hours (Tuesday afternoon, November 14)

Wednesday, November 15

Plenary Session: DASD(E&ER) and Key Federal and State Leaders
Hear from the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy Resilience, leaders from the state of Missouri, EPA Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) as they welcome participants to the 2023 DERP Forum.

Plenary Session: DERP Policy and Program Management Updates Questions and Discussion
Discussion with representatives from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW) about updates to DERP policies. Question and answer session to follow.

Full Group Session: Cleanup Program Best Practices (IRP examples)
Highlighting best practices across the IRP. Presenters will discuss cleanup strategies, tools, and technologies; how data supports remedies; and improving protectiveness, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.

Full Group Session: MMRP Update
Learn about the latest MMRP efforts, and how various tools support the use of technology, data quality, and decision making.

Full Group Session: PFAS Update
Learn about new PFAS treatment technologies, DoD, EPA FFRRO, and state PFAS policies, and perspectives on PFAS clean up.

Thursday, November 16

DERP Forum IRP Track Sessions

PFAS Website Demonstration
DoD, EPA FFRRO, and the states are increasingly using electronic tools to facilitate information sharing and communication with the public. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to walk through and discuss PFAS specific websites from DoD, EPA FFRRO, and state website(s).

PFAS Treatment Technology
Learn about the technologies used to treat PFAS through case studies. Presenters will discuss how DoD applied the technologies, lessons learned, and tips for future application.

PFAS Policy
DoD, EPA FFRRO, and states will discuss how their PFAS policies and initiatives support human health and the environment.

Enhancing Community Outreach
This session will include an overview on outreach and communication initiatives within the cleanup community. Initiatives include DoD’s multi-faceted Environmental Cleanup Communication and Outreach Initiative to enhance communication with community members and other stakeholders, as well as ITRC’s and EPA FFRRO’s risk communication efforts.

IRP Topic(s) of Interest
This session offers participants the opportunity to discuss various IRP topics. Learn more about best management practices and issues that are important to your cleanup program.

DERP Forum MMRP Track Sessions

Technology Update
Understand the need for technology to facilitate/manage Munitions Response Site cleanup and hear updates on ongoing technological research.

Data Quality Considerations
Discussion of data quality objectives and usability, as well as the Systemic Planning Process (SPP) at munitions response sites.

Risk Management Methodology (RMM)
Project teams are using the RMM at sites across the country. Discuss the status of the RMM, as well as states’ and DoD’s perspective on the application of RMM to date.

Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) Land Use Controls (LUCs)
Learn about lifecycle impacts associated with implementation of LUCs. The session will include a case study presentation and discussion on covenants and notice of environmental use restrictions and data standards.

Best Management Practices/Success Stories
Hear success stories and best practices from DoD, States, and other stakeholders within the munitions response process. Learn how project teams are successfully involving stakeholders, using lines of evidence, and determining viable remedial alternatives.

Friday, November 17

Risk Management Methodology (RMM) Training
This training will present the RMM, which is a qualitative risk evaluation tool that provides project teams with a framework to facilitate discussion about cleanup and build consensus for risk management decisions at munitions response sites. The training will include discussions on RMM data needs and the steps to apply the RMM, as well as case study exercises to demonstrate how project teams would apply the RMM at example munitions response sites.

Time: Four Hours (Friday morning, November 17)

Trainers: Brian Jordan (ODASD(E&ER)) & James Salisbury (USACE)

ITRC Framework for Identifying Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)
This training will present the ITRC framework for identifying contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), which consists of a white paper and four associated fact sheets. The framework is meant to help environmental regulatory agencies by providing examples of CEC monitoring programs and guiding the user through the process of identifying CEC key characteristics, how to communicate real and perceived risk from CEC to the public, and how laboratory analytical methods can be used in the identification process.

Time: Four Hours (Friday morning, November 17)

Trainers: Paula Panzino (Arizona DEQ) & Vivek Mathrani (California DTSC)