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Next Professional Development Meeting:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
“Use of the Ecological Assessment Toolbox to Assess GSI Compliance:
Toxicity Testing, Alternate Monitoring Points and Gleas P51 Macroinvertebrate and Habitat Assessment”





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Next MAEP PDM

Next MAEP PDM: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - “Use of the Ecological Assessment Toolbox to Assess GSI Compliance: Toxicity Testing, Alternate Monitoring Points and Gleas P51 Macroinvertebrate and Habitat Assessment”

Download the Registration Form here.


MAEP Upcoming Events & Information
 
3/1/15 - New Position Posted

Check out the new job posting on our Jobs webpage.


 
2/25/15 - 2015 Environmental Education Grants Application Available

The application form for the 2015 Environmental Education Grants is now available for download on the Grants webpage.


 
2/18/15 - Next PDM Will Be Held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

“Use of the Ecological Assessment Toolbox to Assess GSI Compliance: Toxicity Testing, Alternate Monitoring Points and Gleas P51 Macroinvertebrate and Habitat Assessment”


Sponsor: Natural Resource Technology

Speaker: John Barkach, CPG, CHMM, Senior Program Manager

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Cleary University, Johnson Center, 3725 Cleary Drive, Howell. Click here for directions.

On June 17, 2014, the MDEQ released a resource document titled Groundwater/Surface Water Interface Pathway Compliance Options that provides clarification of the ten compliance options available for the GSI pathway. This presentation provides an overview of the tools that are available to assess one of the MDEQ GSI compliance options - ecological assessment.

Ecological assessment tools are available to assess the GSI using the multiple lines of evidence approach including surface water and groundwater chemistry, toxicity, and biological assessment of the receiving water. This PDM will focus on these three tools with respect to:
  • surface water and sediment toxicity testing options, commonly used in Michigan, including their sampling considerations and costs;
  • alternate monitoring points;
  • biological assessment with respect to the MDEQ's Great Lakes and Environmental Assessment Section (GLEAS) Procedure 51 for macroinvertebrate and fish population, habitat assessment and scoring metrics, in conjunction with two case studies; and
  • USEPA's (2008) ECO Update/Ground Water Forum Issue Paper titled "Evaluating Ground-Water/Surface Water Transition Zones in Ecological Risk Assessments” in conjunction with the use of ecological assessment to assess GSI compliance in Michigan.Directions to Cleary University, Livingston Campus, Johnson Center

    Cost:
    $55.00 – MAEP Members Early Registration (if received by Wednesday, February 25, 2015)
    $65.00 – MAEP Members & SMPS Members (if received after Wednesday, February 25, 2015)
    $80.00 – Non-MAEP Members (Join MAEP and apply $25 toward membership dues.)
    $40.00 – MAEP Student Members

    Schedule of Events:
    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Registration and Cocktail Reception
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner
    7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Presentation Followed by Questions

    Deadline for registration/cancellation is Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Download the Registration Form here.

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    12/22/14 - Multiple Job Openings Posted

    Check out the new job postings on our Jobs webpage.


     
    12/22/14 - 2014 MAEP awarded 9 Environmental Grants at the Annual Meeting

    To see the 9 Grant award recipients, head over to our Grants webpage.


     
    11/11/14 - Incremental Sampling Case Studies and Presentation

    Below are the case studies and presentation files for the recent PDM on incremental sampling.

    IS_TAPS_2014_MAEP_Presentation.pdf
    IS_TAPS_2014_MAEP_Presentation.pptx
    Ford_Wixom_Case_Study_FINAL.pdf
    Ash_Field_OLF_Case_Study_FINAL.pdf
    Mueller_Case_Study_FINAL.pdf
    Orchardview_Case_Study_FINAL.pdf


     
    5/9/14 - VEC versus VI PDM PowerPoint Presentation Available

    The PowerPoint presentation from the May 7, 2014 PDM - Vapor Encroachment Screening (VES) and Vapor Intrusion (VI) Assessment -What is the difference, and why should lawyers, bankers, regulators and the regulated community care? - is now available for download here.


     
    3/21/14 - 2014 MAEP PDM Hexavalent Chroium Presentation

    The PowerPoint presentation from the recent MAEP PDM on nano-scale iron sulfide (FeS) in situ remediation of hexavalent chromium can be downloaded here and a related article can be downloaded here.


     
    2/9/14 - PowerPoint Presentations from ASTM 1527-13 Phase I ESA PDM

    The PowerPoint presentations from the recent PDM on ASTM-1527-13 can be downloaded from the following links:

    Westra Presentation - white

    Westra Presentation - color

    Denton Presentation


     
    10/30/13 - Conceptual Site Model (CSM) Presentation

    The PowerPoint presentation from the Conceptual Site Model (CSM) PDM presented by Joseph DeGrazia, CPG, Senior Geologist, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Remediation and Redevelopment Division Southeast Michigan District Office can be downloaded here.


     
    Incremental Sampling Presentation

    The PowerPoint presentation for the recently held PDM on Incremental Sampling, has been uploaded to the MAEP website and is available for download here.


     
    Part 213 Amendments PDM PowerPoint Presentation

    The PowerPoint presentation for the recently held PDM, Implementation of the 2012 Amendments to Part 213, has been uploaded to the MAEP website and is available for download here.


     

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